• Deep Adaptation in the Spatial Disciplines

    Deep Adaptation in the Spatial Disciplines

    Publication of the SPOOL journal issue on “Deep Adaptation in the Spatial Disciplines” guest-edited by Daniel Zwangsleitner, Elettra Carnelli and Benedikt Boucsein With contributions by Benedikt Boucsein, Elettra Carnelli, Elif-Simge Fettahoglu-Özgen, Mona Mahall, Flavia Alice Mameli, James Miller, Eric Nay, Uroš Pajović, Franziska Polleter, Mathilda Rosengren, Josefine Sarkez-Knudsen, Junichi Satoh, Asli Serbest, Taylor Stahle, Marie…

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  • Emergency Munich I, II, III

    Emergency Munich I, II, III

    «[I] feel it coming, a series of disasters created through our diligent yet unconscious efforts. If they’re big enough to wake up the world, but not enough to smash everything, I ‘d call them learning experiences, the only ones able to overcome our inertia.»(Denis de Rougemont, cited in Partant 1979) Urban Design Research (non-)Studio 2020-with…

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  • Transformative Mobility experiments MCube-TrEx

    Transformative Mobility experiments MCube-TrEx

    The MCube lighthouse project Transformative Mobility Experiments (TrEx) aims to systematically understand experiments for the sustainable transformation of mobility, to develop them further in a participatory way, to test them in an application-oriented way and to strengthen them with new tools and perspectives. TrEx sees experiments and crisis experiences as the key to the mobility…

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  • The quest for better housing

    The quest for better housing

    Individual reconstruction and Situational Analysis of participatory housing in the framework of Modell Steiermark, Austria. This study offers insight into a crucial period of the provision of housing in Austria. Modell Steiermark was a set of public policies that highly valued the importance of architecture and spatial-planning and led to the creation of subsidized housing…

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  • AlpHouse

    AlpHouse

    The Alps are characterized by unique natural and cultural landscapes. These have produced a wide range of characteristic building types, which emerged out of a long-term adaption to climatic and geographic conditions. Today they form an important element of the attractiveness of the Alps as a space for living and recreation. If we want to preserve and…

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  • IREK Integrales Raumentwicklungskonzept

    IREK Integrales Raumentwicklungskonzept

    Creation of scenarios for the future spatial development of the communities of Gossensaß, Mareit, Kematen, Sterzing in the South Tyrolean Wipptal, based on qualitative interviews with the various local stakeholders. The framework for IREK is an interdisciplinary INTERREG project in which the transnational (in this case Austria and Italy) interest of additional alpine land use…

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  • The Lesson of Tyrolean Modernism I, II, III

    The Lesson of Tyrolean Modernism I, II, III

    Series of articles for Archalp on three architects that shaped the entanglement of modernist design principles with vernacular building traditions in the Tyrolean Alps. Lesson I – Siegfried Mazagg and the Berghof in SeefeldAvailable here Lesson II – Franz Baumann and the Landhaus ZachAvailable here Lessin III – Lois WelzenbacherAvailable here

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  • Masterplan Gröden Gherdëina Gardena

    Masterplan Gröden Gherdëina Gardena

    The Val Gardena master plan draws a picture of the future of the valley. It represents a long-term planning tool for the municipalities and defines which goals of spatial development are to be pursued in the coming years and to be achieved together in the next few years. The plan not only shows the status…

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  • Cairo New Towns – From Desert Cities to Deserted Cities

    Cairo New Towns – From Desert Cities to Deserted Cities

    In the 1970s Cairo started expanding into the open desert. Most of these new towns, built to cope with the city’s fast growing population, fell considerably short of expectations. A photo essay explores the desert cities Al-Shuruq and New Cairo. Article for Failed Architecture Cairo, since its foundation more than 1000 years ago, continues to…

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  • Educate

    Educate

    Environmental Design in University Curricula and Architectural Training in Europe The promotion of sustainability in the design of the built environment is a key-factor for addressing the challenges humankind faces in response to climate change, resource availability, environmental degradation and energy consumption. Widespread awareness of the role that buildings play in the current climate crisis,…

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