IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna

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The goal of the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and of its Dean Klaus Bollinger is to teach architecture as an all-inclusive thought process that puts the future architect in the position to define architecture as a three-dimensional expression of culture. To achieve this, the three design studios of Kazuyo Sejima, Greg Lynn and Hani Rashid closely work together with specialists in the departments of technology, theory and editing within our institute, as well as with specialists from reputable external organizations.

This potential for interaction is realized in closely networked teams that are kept comparatively small to facilitate the transfer of knowledge. In computerlabs and state-of-the-art model shops, the latest technologies are tested in theory and practice. The continuous necessity of re-defining architecture both in theoretical and practical terms should be the main focus of teaching.  
Teaching Language: English

News

IoA Sliver Lecture Andrés Jaque, May 24, 7pm

IoA Sliver Lecture Andrés Jaque, May 24, 7pm

Andrés Jaque - Trans-Material Revolution
University of Applied Arts, Lichthof B

Andrés Jaque is the founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an international architectural practice, author of awarded projects including ‘Plasencia Clergy House’, ‘House in Never Never Land’, ‘TUPPER HOME’, ‘ESCARAVOX’ or ‘COSMO MoMA PS1’. They have been awarded with the SILVER LION to the Best Research Project at the 14th Venice Biennale, the Dionisio Hernández Gil Award, London Design Museum’s Designs of the Year Selection, Mies van der Rohe Award (finalist) and Architectural Record’s Designers of the Year. Their project ‘IKEA Disobedients’ is the first architectural performance ever included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, and it is part of a series of architectural experiments intended to explore design from the perspective of post-foundational politics: ‘Sweet Urbanism’ –MAK Vienna 2013-, ‘SUPERPOWERS OF TEN’ -JUMEX Museum, Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015 and Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2013-, ‘Different Kinds of Water Pouring into a Swimming Pool’ -RED CAT CalArts Center for Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles 2013-, ‘Hänsel & Gretel’s Arenas’ -La Casa Encendida, Madrid 2012-, ‘PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society’-Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona 2012-, ‘SWEET PARLIAMENT HOME’ - Gwangju Biennale, South Korea 2010-, ‘Skin Gardens’ –BAC Barcelona 2009- or ‘FRAY HOME HOME’ -Biennale di Venezia 2010-

Their publications include PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society, Different Kinds of Water Pouring into a Swimming Pool, Dulces Arenas Cotidianas or Everyday Politics; and their work has being included in the most important media, including A+U, Bauwelt, Domus, El Croquis, The Architectural Review, Volume or The New York Times; and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art MoMA, London Design Museum, MAK in Vienna, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, RED CAT Cal Arts Contemporary Art Center in Los Angeles, Z33 in Hasselt, Schweizerisches Architektur Museum in Basel, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine de Paris, the Hellerau Festspielhaus in Dresden, Princeton University SoA.

Andrés Jaque, Phd Architect (ETSAM) and Alfred Toepfer Stiftung’s Tessenow Stipendiat, is Professor of Advanced Architectural Design at the Columbia University GSAPP and Visiting Professor at Princeton University SoA.

This year’s SLIVER lecture series “Architecture or Revolution” (“It is a question of building which is at the root of the social unrest of today: architecture or revolution”, Le Corbusier) depicts positions to the instantiated power structures inherent to the discipline of architecture and its potentials, or its inability to respond to the ongoing global oppositional ideological developments and resulting humanitarian crisis, shifting frontiers and crisis which expresses itself within our immediate built environments.

Upcoming IoA Sliver Lectures:
June 2: Tatiana Bilbao

20/05/16

IoA Sliver Lecture Reinier de Graaf, May 12, 7pm

IoA Sliver Lecture Reinier de Graaf, May 12, 7pm

Reinier de Graaf
University of Applied Arts, Lichthof B

Reinier de Graaf is a partner at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), where he heads the work of its think tank AMO, leading various projects to demonstrate the wider relevance of architectural thinking beyond building. De Graaf teaches at UPenn and has also been involved in the founding and curriculum development of The Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, where he has led AMO's research on the Megacity. De Graaf frequently publishes on Dezeen and various other news outlets, coining in 2011 the term Megalopoli(tic)s©. De Graaf is currently working on his forthcoming book entitled: ‘The Century that Never Happened’.

This year’s SLIVER lecture series “Architecture or Revolution” (“It is a question of building which is at the root of the social unrest of today: architecture or revolution”, Le Corbusier) depicts positions to the instantiated power structures inherent to the discipline of architecture and its potentials, or its inability to respond to the ongoing global oppositional ideological developments and resulting humanitarian crisis, shifting frontiers and crisis which expresses itself within our immediate built environments.

Upcoming IoA Sliver Lectures:
May 24: Andrés Jaque
June 2: Tatiana Bilbao



10/05/16

IoA Energy Design Lecture, Daniel Podmirseg, April 11, 7pm

IoA Energy Design Lecture, Daniel Podmirseg, April 11, 7pm

Energy Design Lecture:Daniel Podmirseg / Before Sunrise
Monday, April 11th, 7 pm
Seminarraum B

BEFORE SUNRISE frames influencing parameters for the development of a new building typology - the vertical farm - at the edge of physics, plant physiology and architecture. The food sector which supplies citizens with energy stands at the beginning of every discussion on energy efficiencies of urban systems. Energy consumption, land use and waste of resources of this sector must be regarded and taken into account to make cities resilient

08/04/16

Dame Zaha Hadid (1950-2016)

Dame Zaha Hadid (1950-2016)

The world lost a great architect, we have lost a dear friend and our students a visionary and dedicated teacher.
Zaha taught over fifteen years at our Institute of Architecture and always generously supported her students! 
Our thoughts are with her family and colleagues at Zaha Hadid Architects and especially with Patrik Schumacher.

31/03/16

IoA Sliver Lecture Alejandro Zaera-Polo, April 5, 7pm

IoA Sliver Lecture Alejandro Zaera-Polo, April 5, 7pm

Alejandro Zaera-Polo
University of Applied Arts, Lichthof B

Alejandro Zaera-Polo (born Madrid, 1963) is an accomplished contemporary architect. His work has consistently merged the practice of architecture with theoretical practice, deftly integrating architecture, urban design and landscape architecture in his projects. His practice has produced critically acclaimed and award winning projects for the public and private sector on an international scale. 
He trained at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, graduating with Honors, and went on to do a Master in Architecture (MARCH II) at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, USA, where he graduated with Distinction. He worked at OMA in Rotterdam between 1991 and 1993, prior to establishing Foreign Office Architects in 1993, and AZPML in 2011.
Alejandro Zaera-Polo has also had an extensive involvement in education at an international level since 1993. He was the Dean of Princeton SoA 2012-2014 and of the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam from 2000-2005 where he held the Berlage Chair at the Technical University in Delft, the Netherlands. He was the inaugural recipient of the Norman Foster professorship at Yale University School of Architecture between 2010 and 2011, and has been a Visiting Critic at Columbia GSAPP and UCLA School of Architecture. He led a Diploma Unit between 1993 and 1999 years at the Architectural Association in London. He is a tenured professor at Princeton SoA.In addition to his professional and academic roles, Alejandro Zaera-Polo is recognized as an original theorist and thinker of contemporary architecture, with a sharp capacity to identify social and political trends and translate them into the architectural discourse. His texts can be found in many professional publications such as El Croquis, Quaderns, A+U, Arch+, Log, AD and Harvard Design Magazine.

30/03/16

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