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Angewandte Architecture Challenge 2016 - AAC16

Angewandte Architecture Challenge 2016 - AAC16

Integrated Digital Design and Fabrication

The “Angewandte Architecture Challenge” is an architecture summer school program in collaboration with international experts and institutions. It is intended for architecture students interested in exploring integrated digital design and fabrication while simultaneously designing a full-scale built project within the teaching environment of the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

Angewandte Architecture Challenge 2016 - AAC16
Architectural Design at the “Angewandte” is taught as an integrated, multidisciplinary process. Following this tradition, the
design process will be enriched with parametric design strategies combining Grasshopper plugins such as the KARAMBA and
KUKA parametric robotic control (KUKA/prc) platforms. AAC16 is organized in collaboration with TU Wien, Clever Contour
GMBH and Bollinger + Grohmann Engineers. Specialists from the University of Applied Arts and invited guest experts will
co-tutor the workshop. The handling of virtual simulation methods and the engineering of full-scale structures using digital
manufacturing through plastic forming with a KUKA industrial robot will be a primary focus of the workshop. This workshop
will result not only in built structures and environments, but will also inform and prepare interested students for the Master
of Architecture study program at the Institute of Architecture.

The entrance interviews for the MArch program, Studios Greg
Lynn, Kazuyo Sejima and Hani Rashid take place in September at the Angewandte.

Format & Ambitions
The AAC16 Program is organized as a week-long, intense event. Software introduction to Rhino / Grasshopper / Karamba /
KUKA prc will be followed by project design development in groups and daily reviews. Selected projects will be fabricated
using the KUKA industrial robot at the robot laboratory of the Robotic Woodcraft research project, using a newly developed
and innovative plastic forming process entailing a new manufacturing process chain. The workshop will close with a
� nal presentation of the full-scale structure with guests followed by an exhibition. Lectures by international experts will
accompany the workshop. Ideal participants are architecture students with a bias in Digital Design & Fabrication. Materials,
working space and necessary fabrication equipment will be made available. You need to bring your own laptop with Rhino
and Grasshopper installed. Basic use of Rhino and Grasshopper is required, knowledge of Karamba is a plus, but not required.

Time & Location:
5th September–10th September 2016 at University of Applied Arts “Die Angewandte” Vienna
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna

Info & Application:

Link to previous Architecture Challenge events: “Spring Challenge” “Inter Active Sound Scape” “Robotic In� ltrations” - received acclaimed international AZ Award in 2015 “Polymer Folding Scapes”

Material & Use of Equipment Fee:
Students 190 €
Professionals 250 € 
Group discount -10 % (minimum 3 participants paying through one payment)

University of Applied Arts Vienna: Andrei Gheorghe (IoA), Manora Auersperg (Textiles Gestalten), Philipp Hornung
TU Wien, Clever Contour GMBH: Franz Steiner
Bollinger + Grohman Engineers: Robert Vierlinger
KUKA industrial robot at RWC Lab / Angewandte Vienna


IoA Diploma- and Final Reviews Summer 2016

IoA Diploma- and Final Reviews Summer 2016

June 13, 2016, 1 pm
Final Reviews Studio Hani Rashid
Guests: Ben van Berkel, Lise Anne Couture, Benedetta Tagliabue

June 22, 2016, 2 pm
Final Reviews Studio Greg Lynn
Guests: Ulrika Karlsson, Hannes Traupmann

June 23, 2016, 8 am
Diploma Reviews
Guest: Patrik Schumacher

June 30, 2016, 1 pm
Final Reviews Cross Over „Energizing VIenna“
Guests: Claudia Pasquero, Hannes Stiefel, Lina Streeruwitz
Alte Post, Dominikanerbastei 11, 1010 Vienna


IoA Sliver Lecture Tatiana Bilbao, June 2, 7pm

University of Applied Arts, Lichthof B

The work of Tatiana Bilbao tries to understand, through the multicultural and multidisciplinary office she has, the place that surrounds us to translate its rigid codes into architecture trying to regenerates spaces to humanize them as a reaction to global capitalism, opening up niches for cultural and economic development.
Her work includes a Botanical Garden, a master plan and open chapel for a Pilgrimage Route, a Biotechnological Center for a Tech Institution, a house that is built with 8,000 USD, and a Funeral Home.
Tatiana was the recipient of Kunstpreis Berlin in 2012, Global Award for Sustainable Architecture Prize in 2014 and named as Emerging Voice by the Architecture League of NY in 2009. Her work is part of the collection of the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, France, The Heinz Architectural Center Carnegie Museum of Art and visiting professor at Yale School of Architecture, and has been published in A+U, Domus and The New York Times, among others.


ANTARCTICA: RE-CYCLICAL Studio Hani Rashid exhibition in Venice

ANTARCTICA: RE-CYCLICAL Studio Hani Rashid exhibition in Venice

An installation by Hani Rashid and the Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna being presented during the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture, 20161

Exhibition Duration: May 27, 2016 - July 31st, 2016
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12pm - 4pm
Location: Antarctic Pavilion, Fondaco Marcello, San Marco 3415 (Calle dei Garzoni), Venice

Mankind’s continuous and relentless need for space is unavoidable and a key factor in anticipating what the future of the planet holds. In particular, a closer look at the future of Antarctica is now more critical than it has ever been.

The Antarctic is a powerful place of remarkable beauty and perfection. With global warming and rising sea levels, this precious place will undoubtedly be impacted. By many accounts, the earth’s climate will change so dramatically over the next 100 years that the weather systems and temperatures we today consider “normal” in places such as northern Scandinavia could very well be the norm in certain parts of Antarctica, making it inhabitable by large populations possibly by the end of this century. The notion that Antarctica could one day see crop production alone begs the question of how we as architects and planners might consider such a strangely reconfigured global future. As there is increasingly a plausibility to such a future where these extraordinary terrains of snow and ice might be massively overtaken out of necessity, we today need to confront some serious questions as to how we might grapple with such an impending and stark reality. At this year’s Venice Biennale, Hani Rashid with his research assistants and students at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (Die Angewandte), will exhibit a number of visionary architectural proposals focused on the prospect of building new types and formations of communities for the late 21st century and beyond. If and when we build in Antarctica, how will we go about it? Antarctica as a site, is a location where we have the opportunity to build with knowledge, intelligence and with an eye on the future of the planet as a whole. The works on exhibit survey seven scenarios where architecture is put forth as a potential solution, as opposed to contributing to the problem, as it has to some extent in the past. The installations at the Antarctic Pavilion are a showcase of Deep Future initiatives for the continent of Antarctica. The premise of the exhibited work centers on taking control of the future of our planet. The Installation at the Antarctic pavilion will showcase seven holographically presented architectural visions that target key challenges that we as architects must confront and question. The architecture tackles issues and possibilities such as robotic and printed building technologies, bioengineered material technologies, sustainable food supply systems and their infrastructure, sustainable energy harvesting, and a number of other key issues that will impact our work as architects as we traverse the future. The exhibition targets the making of an architecture utilizing new and powerful tectonics where architectural form and space are integral to the solu- tions we need to seek out and manifest throughout this century and into the next.

Hani Rashid is an invited participant at the Antarctic Biennale expedition which will set sail for the continent of Antarctica March 2017.


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