Theresa Uitz

Theatrical Effects. From Pictorial Space to Spatial Images

Or from Painterly Illusionism to Augmented Reality?

Theresa Uitz

PhD thesis: 2019- ongoing

Today, the Italian painter-architect Andrea Pozzo features in any overview of Baroque architecture. The reason for this lies not in his virtuosity as a painter, but rather in the explicit architectural character of his art. It is architectural because he intervenes in and alters the existing fabric of the building, but above all because his ceiling paintings, which are accurate in perspective when viewed from one angle, … more

On the Constitution of Ornament in Architecture

Historiography, Present and Morphology

Dr. Peter Massin

PhD thesis

DOI: http://10.25651/5.2022.0001

Rigorosum 01.07.2021.
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This dissertation investigates the object-like ornament in architecture and examines its historiographic and contemporary constitution in design practice. The work is therefore both theoretical and applied. The topic of the dissertation, the ornament, is positioned at the heart of architecture and thus also amidst a cultural and technological debate, the social significance of which has become increasingly noticeable in recent years. The field … more

Augmenting Dynamic Environments

Environment-Responsive Materials as Dynamic Markers for Architectural Augmented Reality Applications

Research project led by Theresa Uitz and Andreas Körner (2021-2022)

With the awareness of our environmental responsibilities growing, architects must engage with alternative design strategies and techniques to express thermal comfort characteristics that are unseen with the naked eye and their inherent spatial features.

Augmented Reality (AR) is a digital technology that allows real events to be virtually augmented by overlaying real data with digital data. As an emergent technology, … more


PhD Research exhibited at Potenziale 3 I aut. architektur und tirol (october 2021 – february 2022)

Theresa Uitz

Wall and ceiling paintings have frequently been used to expand the built architectural volume into fictive picture spaces. They became relevant as part of an overall architectural spatial strategy during the Renaissance but especially during 17th and 18th-century Baroque. These baroque paintings, exuberant worlds of colours, were very architectural and excel in their expansion of the built volume into … more

Postdigital Instabilities: Spatial Monsters

An eccentric teratology on architectural fragments

Team: Marjan Colletti, Peter Massin, Andreas Körner, Theresa Uitz

Students: Daniela Albrecht, Kilian Bauer, Alexandra Fröwis, Oliver Hamedinger, Luis Navarro Preuß, Hannah Pinggera, Altagracia Spannring, Fabian Teufel, Charlotte Thorn, Catalina Tripolt

Increasing digitalisation has influenced and formed contemporary society in a way that our daily lives, as well as our cultural environment, have changed and adjusted. Digital technologies appear as self‐evident, neither being explicitly noticed as such nor critically questioned. This influences not only … more

Baroque Fragments

Marjan Colletti & PDNB in conversation with Markus Neuwirth (Institut für Kunstgeschichte, LFUI)

Tutor: Theresa Uitz

Students: Albrecht Daniela, Baltaci Fatma, Altagracia Spannring, Bauer Kilian, Bichler Leo, Birkendahl Linus, Fröwis Alexandra, Hamedinger Oliver, Navarro Preuß Luis, Kang Sheen, Koc Beritan, Pepin Thibault, Hannah Pinggera, Taylor Helme Gabriella Lucy, Teufel Fabian, Tonitz Raphael, Tripolt Catalina Julia, Pleifer Manuel

In the Baroque, extravagance, virtuosity, and exuberance manifested themselves through a particularly excessive variety of built forms. Rich and spatially highly complex figurations … more


Post-Digital Grammer and the Neo-Baroque

EX Excursion – winter semester 2019/2020

Rome, Napels, Turin– 01.-09.02.2020

Team: Marjan Colletti, Tiziano Derme

Familiarization with a new Post digital design grammar in architectural design and its cultural reference to the Baroque architecture. Neobaroque postdigital possibilities are plentiful: foremost such paradigm shifts in architecture are not only reactive to changes in society but are proactive towards the production of cultural transformations such as the way we design, produce and place buildings into the … more