IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna


Archive for July 2014


Register for the Second Entry Date!

Registration from now on until September 12th, 2014
Interviews: September 22nd until September 26th, 2014

Admission qualification

Each admission at the University depends on the artistic talent of the candidate as evidenced by the portfolio and a personal interview. The admission is decided by a jury. Requirement for approval is a bachelor (BA) in architecture or from a related field.

Admission 2014/15
The admission consists of 3 parts

1. submission of the admission form
2. submission of a portfolio (can be sent digitally, max. 20MB)
3. interview (which can be done via Skype)

The admission has been passed if all parts have been tested positive by the entry jury. The portfolio should present a CV, a letter of intent, a selection of own work in any media including architectural design, graphic design, photography, industrial design, printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, etc. (from 10 up to a maximum of 30 works)

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IoA Diploma- and Final Reviews, June 20-23

IoA Diploma- and Final Reviews, June 20-23

IoA Diploma- and Final Reviews

June 21, 10am / June 22, 9am
Diploma Reviews
Diploma Jury: Greg Lynn (Head), Klaus Bollinger, Hani Rashid
External Jurors: Tom Wiscombe, Patrik Schumacher
starting 11 am

June 22, 2pm / June 23, 10am
Final Review Studio Zaha Hadid
Guests: Hina Jamelle, Ali Rahim, Peter Trummer

June 20
Final Review Studio Greg Lynn
Guests: Michael Volk, Tom Wiscombe
starting 10 am

June 1o
Final Review Studio Hani Rashid
Guests: Martin Henn, Michael Volk
starting 10am

June 23
Urban Strategies Postgraduate Program / Semester Finals

Excessive / Hernan Alonso Diaz
Urban Technique / Reiner Zettl
Guests: Tom Kovac, David Ruy, Peter Trummer, Tom Wiscombe
starting 12 pm


Talk about Hollein, June 24, 2pm

Talk about Hollein, June 24, 2pm

Discussion, Tuesday, June 24, 2pm

Welcome: Gerald Bast, Rector Angewandte Vienna
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Director MAK Vienna

Francois Burkhardt, Theoretician, Architectural Critic, Berlin
Günther Feuerstein, Architectural Theoretician, Architect, Vienna
Lilli Hollein, Director Vienna Design Week, Vienna
Christoph Monschein, Hans Hollein & Partner, Vienna
Katarina Noever, Design Archive Section N, 1971-87, Vienna
Franziska Ullmann, Architect, Vienna, Professor Stuttagrt

University of Applied Arts, 2nd floor, Aktsaal

In Cooperation with the MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art


The IoA at the Essence 2014

The IoA at the Essence 2014

Opening: June 25, 2014, 7pm
Duration: June 26 - July 13, 2014
Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna

The Composite Fracture is an exhibition designed by Studio Greg Lynn which uses an architectural construct to re-assemble and re-present the work produced in the Institute of Architecture. One quadrant of the space contains a fractured, yet continuous, reflective surface which aims to disrupt the otherwise classically organized procession through the museum and both become a totalizing environment unto itself, but also recompose the showcase of work around it. The project causes a mise en abîme which challenges the relationship between referent and  reference. The instability produced juxtaposes spectator with content, where fragments of drawings, models, and videos remain disjunctive yet unified in the continuous variation of the surface.

The highlight of the academic year at the Angewandte is the annual exhibition The Essence. It showcases the origins and development processes of selected individual and group projects by students and graduates from the preceeding winter and summer semesters. They represent the various art departments as extraordinary idea workshops with their own unique profiles, in exemplary fashion. In collaboration curators organise together with lecturers and students an exhibition of the most intriguing projects from the study programmes Architecture, Industrial Design, Fine Arts, Stage Design, Design, Conservation and Restoration, Media Art, and Language Art, staging them in a prominent museum context in Vienna.

Aftershow Party, starting at 11pm at Künstlerhauskino, Foyer
with RSHMTH, DJs Tingel Tangel, Stefan S, Perrez and Bence


IoA Sliver Lecture Christiano Ceccato, June 12, 7pm

IoA Sliver Lecture Christiano Ceccato, June 12, 7pm

Adaptation in Action, How Systematic Thinking Fuels Digital Practice

Today’s globalised practice is characterised by unprecedented increases in design speed, project complexity and size. Clients demand faster project turnaround, more flamboyant or iconic structures and stringent delivery parameters, each set within a project’s specific socio-economic and technological framework.
This lecture will highlight how practice-wide systemic thinking and applied digital research can govern projects dynamically, proactively yielding solutions of adaptive practice which integrate design research, project management, contractual frameworks and construction workflow to successfully tackle a wide variety of projects world-wide.

Cristiano Ceccato is an Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects. Professional focus includes design and development of building infrastructure and cladding, geometric and computational rationalization and constructability resolution, project governance, cost control and construction supervision. Cristiano previously worked for Frank O. Gehry in Los Angeles and was also a co-founder of Gehry Technologies, where he worked on a wide range of projects and interdisciplinary research with Boeing. Cristiano trained as both an architect and computer scientist, and has practiced and taught architecture in Europe, Asia and the US. He received degrees from the Architectural Association and Imperial College in London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Lichthof 2


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