New Dimensions of Order

In times of change, the question arises how positive transformation can be supported and shaped. The forces influencing transformation are not concepts or specific projects and ambitions, but changing values, a changed attitude that we take towards the world and ourselves. They form the basis of our motivations and actions and can thus bring about transformation – a fundamental change brought about from within.

TRAITS Conference

Organised by the research group PDNB. Funded by the FWF-PEEK (Austrian Science Fund, Programme for Arts-based Research), led by Prof. Marjan Colletti at the Department for Experimental Architecture, Universität Innsbruck, Austria.

‘Face it – the Digital Revolution is over.‘

 (Nicholas Negroponte, Beyond Digital, 1998)

In his 1992 book Neo-baroque: A Sign of the Times Italian semiologist Omar Calabrese suggested that the post-modern 1980s were infused with a pervasive neo-baroque … more

Vortrag: Architektur für ein besseres Leben im Slum

Die Transferstelle Wissenschaft – Wirtschaft – Gesellschaft und das Institut für Experimentelle Architektur.Hochbau laden Sie herzlich zum Start Me Up event am kommenden Mittwoch, 16.11.2022 um 18 Uhr im Foyer (UG) der Fakultät für Architektur, Technikerstr. 21 ein.

Oliver van Malm, ein ehemaliger Absolvent der Fakultät für Architektur wird über Start Somewhere, sein erfolgreiches Startup zur Verbesserung der Lebensbedingungen von Menschen in Slums durch neuartige Beton-Hohlblocksteine und die damit verbundene spannende Reise einer gewagten Hypothese in die Realität berichten.

Mit … more


‘What is your -duction reasoning and research method?’

The main task of this seminar is to identify, define, describe, and apply one (or
a mix of) the following reasoning modes. Inductive and deductive reasoning are
the two most common investigative and argumentative strategies for doctoral
theses. However, design-research in the 21st century may challenge the
established and perhaps obsolete – or simply clichéd and/or utterly boring –
status quo of what academic rigour means. How do you plan to capture … more

Stefan Holst (Transsolar): High Comfort – Low Impact

Ganzheitliche Klima- und Energiekonzepte für nachhaltige Gebäude

Ein Vortrag des aut in Kooperation mit dem Institut für experimentelle Architektur-Hochbau  und der Kammer der ZiviltechnikerInnen für Tirol und Vorarlberg, Sektion ArchitektInnen.

KlimaEngineering für Gebäude hat zum Ziel, den höchsten Komfort für die Nutzer*innen mit dem geringstmöglichen Energieaufwand zu erreichen. Das 1992 in Stuttgart gegründete und inzwischen weltweit agierende Energietechnikunternehmen Transsolar strebt dies durch die Entwicklung und Validierung von innovativen Klima- und Energiekonzepten an.

In enger Zusammenarbeit mit Kund*innen, Architekt*innen, Haustechniker*innen … more

Postdigital Natures of Planet B

Postdigital Natures of Planet B is a large-scale, robotically 3D-printed 1:1 installation made of recycled plastic and other bespoke biodegradable materials. It proposes artificial-natural, physical-virtual, technological-botanical hybridity as metaphor for a future vision of a more intricate rapport between architecture and nature I the Anthropocene. It does this by exploring ambiguous overlaps and interfaces between the natural, the virtual, and the built environments. The installation was developed for and exhibited at the ARS Electronica Festival 2022 by the PDNB research … more

Additive Thrones

REX|LAB 2022

“The aim of this seminar was to design and fabricate an intricate and highly ornamental 3d printable throne prototype which is not just pure decor, but also a usable object. The project aligns itself in an ongoing research of robotic 3d printing using thermoplastics as a material system. “


Teaching: Pavlos Fereos, Eftihis Efthimiou

Fabrication: Kilian Bauer, Julian Edelmann

Design: Julian Edelmann, Charlotte Thorn, Lara Penz

Robotic Lab: Phygital Space • Seamless Digital Materiality

Beitrag zur Ausstellung “Potenziale 3”

REX|LAB, 2021

This group is concerned both with the integration of robotics and augmented reality software into design and fabrication processes as with the cultural relevance of these very technologies. Two works will be exhibited: “Phygital Space”, an interactive installation by Alexandra Moisi and Nicolas Stephan, and “Seamless Digital Materiality”, an on-site 3D-printed installation by Georg Grasser in collaboration with PDNB – the FWF-PEEK funded project “Postdigital Neobaroque”- and REX|Lab. 

phygital space. an interface