Coop Himmelb(l)au is an international practice with a long history in building construction. With its foundation in 1968, the practice has experienced the shift from the 20th to the 21st century that brought a variety of technological advancements along with new design methods. In this lecture, the design-to-realisation thinking and processes of key projects along that period will be unfolded through an interplay between analog and digital means. Can a pencil sketch be substituted by Artificial Intelligence (AI) design processes? And ultimately; Can architecture with aesthetic values emerge through merely digital workflows?

Karolin Schmidbaur is an Architect and Educator with a wide experience in practice and teaching. In practice internationally with Coop Himmelb(l)au since 1992 she has held key roles in many of their completed projects and became Partner of the firm in 2009. Since 2017 she holds a professorship at the institute of experimental architecture, building design and construction, at the University of Innsbruck.

join us: 19.5.2022 17:00 @exparch.hochbau or on
meeting number: 2733 041 4053