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.

Conference format:
The conference will be held in person, pending further sanitary measures. It is planned to visit the faculty of architecture and allow much time for discussions. More information concerning the venue can be found here:


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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.

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Climate Change, Flooding and Infrastructure Resilience

Online Conference

Date: 12 Dec 2022
Time: 9:00am to 11:00am Vienna, Austria Time
Entry: Open and free to all.


The effect of climate change on cities is multitudinous and critical; one of them is flooding. The aim and objective of this talk is to address flooding of cities due to climate change, ways to empower people and suggestive actions to combat crisis due to flooding in cities

This Talk involves experts and students from various disciplines from Austria and … 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

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



REX|LAB 2021

UIBK SPRING 2021 Robotic Fabrication Workshop. The workshop focused in computationally designing and digitally fabricating a large-scale prototype structure utilizing robotic 3D printing at REX-LAB facility at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. The participants had the opportunity to engage with robotic fabrication and experiment with computational techniques to produce complex and elaborated results.


ceramic 3D-printing in architecture – WS 2021

Students learn the theory and practice of additive processes in architecture. In small projects we develop the software skills to design for 3D printing as well as to generate the print files. In the next step, individual projects of the students are worked out and their own designs are printed in model scale. Here we focus on the material ceramic. Ceramics, i.e. fired clay, is already the most widely used building material on … more