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University of Applied Arts Vienna


ED Lecture Christian Friedrich, April 17, 7pm

ED Lecture Christian Friedrich, April 17, 7pm

Christian Friedrich, Architect, Delft
airborne wind energy

Robotic architectures that harvest atmospheric resources of power - hundreds of meters above the tips of conventional wind turbines wind power is most abundant and reliable. Here, only airborne wind energy systems can operate.

The theoretical basis for the efficient systems currently in development was not found until 1980, when the seminal article ‘Crosswind Kite Power’ was published by Miles Loyd. More 40 years later several initiatives have formed that develop working prototypes. Commercial exploitation of the established technology base demands new wing designs, high-tech lightweight and durable materials, highly optimized motor-generator units, and state-of-the-art sensors and flight controls. There are legal challenges as well – these systems are neither aircraft nor building.

Christian Friedrich, architect specialized in robotic architecture, control and design interaction, will present theory and promise of this emerging energy technology, the challenges involved in its development and its implications for the built environment.

University of Applied Arts Vienna, Lichthof 2
5. Juni 2015| HS3| Finals with Prof. Brian Cody


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Second entry date:

Registration from now on until September 12th, 2015
Interviews: September 21st until September 24th, 2015

Admission qualification

Each admission at the University depends on the artistic talent of the candidate as evidenced by the portfolio and a personal interview. Depending on the quality of the material submitted selected applicants will be invited to an interview The admission is decided by a jury. Requirement for approval is a bachelor (BA) in architecture or from a related field.

Admission 2015/16
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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Lecture "Frederick Kiesler's Endless House Revisted"

Lecture "Frederick Kiesler's Endless House Revisted"

Lecture "Frederick Kiesler's Endless House Revisted"
by Florian Medicus

February 17, 2015

On the occasion of the exhibition "Frederick Kiesler: Visions at Work" in collaboration with the Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation in Vienna,

Tensta Konsthall, Spänga Sweden


IoA presents new PhD Program

IoA presents new PhD Program

To find out more, please visit

Please submit applications no later than April 17, 2015 at 12.00 noon.


IoA Diploma- and Final Reviews January 16-22

IoA Diploma- and Final Reviews January 16-22

IoA Diploma- and Final Reviews

January 16
Final Review Studio Hani Rashid
Guests: Marie-Therese Harnoncourt, Tom Kovac, Johannes Mücke
starting 10am

January 19
Final Review Studio Zaha Hadid
Guests: Matias del Campo, Mario Carpo, Barbara Imhof, Peter Trummer
starting 11am

January 20 / January 21
Diploma Reviews
Diploma Jury: Zaha Hadid (Head), Klaus Bollinger, Brian Cody, Sanford Kwinter, Greg Lynn, Hani Rashid,
External Juror: Marcos Cruz
starting: Tuesday 10.30am / Wednesday 10am

January 22
Final Review Studio Greg Lynn
Guests: Ulrika Karlsson, Kivi Sotamaa
starting 10am


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