Strategies for space and construction formation
MA: Karolin Schmidbaur, Christoph Opperer, Gonzalo Vaíllo
BA: Karolin Schmidbaur, Markus Malin, Anastasia Zaytseva
MA: Geitner Christoph, Hailer Lennart, Innerhofer Stefan, Kienpointner David, Kurz Bastian, Langers Jamie, Liedtke Elisa Patricia, Muders Lisa Silvia, Pazeller Lukas, Peters Cendrine, Riedl Moritz, Sattler Alexandra, Schiefer Pascal, Vießmann Eva-Maria, Walther Leopold, Wendt Martin
BA: Dilitz Fabian, Dorninger Conrad, Gottschild Lukas, Gruber Manuel, Guggemoos Karolin, Halbhuber Eugen, Kick Linda, Knoblauch Max, Löser Fabian, Moosmann Victor, Neururer Naomi, Reichhardt Thomas, Schönfeld Max
This semester is dedicated to the interstice of complementary, contrasting qualities of architecture and architectural representation, in order to arrive at different perspectives and formulations in studio designs, but also at a more holistic view of the possibilities of architecture that is free of conventions. We use fragmentary representations of realized and projected buildings by well-known architects as inspiration and a basis of investigation for new developments. In the course of the semester, we record these in concrete, architectural space prototypes, taking into account construction and material and a usability invented and created in the design process in connection with the definition of the atmospheric effect of space.
The basis of investigation is on the one hand the architectural ground plan (the determined) as a medium of abstraction of a building, which primarily reveals structural-organizational ordering, but also design and ideological principles. On the other hand, we use fragmentary photographs of built architecture as inspiration for formal/spatial and material/atmospheric qualities of space. We relate both to each other and seek new ways of formulating architectural spatial concepts (the indeterminate).
The title ‘determinate indeterminate’ also refers to qualities in architecture that can be described as ‘determinate’ and ‘indeterminate’, the connection between which we make the subject matter of our investigations. The floor plan and architectural photographs each stand for a representation of these different qualities.
In defining architecture and space, we do not rely exclusively on materialized components that can be grasped as matter – bodies, surfaces, etc. – but also on the non-physical qualities of architecture. – We are equally interested in the non-physical boundaries and qualities of space: spaces that do not exist as limited, enclosed units, but as local, concentrated condensations within spaces articulated as matter and beyond.