253.I94 Design Studio EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, UE, 12.0h, 15.0EC
TUWEL

Course evaluation

Properties

  • Semester hours: 12.0
  • Credits: 15.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to work on complex design tasks in an existing context. Their competence ranges from the recognition of fields of action in the urban context and the development of appropriate urban planning solutions to the solution of technical details for new and existing buildings. Students are able to conduct independent research and collect topic-related basic information. They are able to create design concepts and to present them comprehensively in form of draft and detailed plans.

Subject of course


radical:common 

 „We speak a different language. 

They say representation; we say experimentation.

They say identity; we say multitude. 

They say control the poor neighborhoods; we say let’s invent the city of hybrids. 

They say human capital; we say multi-species alliance. 

They say horsemeat on our plates; we say let’s get on horseback to escape the global slaughterhouse together. 

They say power; we say potency. 

They say integration; we say disidentification. 

They say interdisciplinary; we say undisciplined. 

They say man-woman, Black-White, human-animal, homosexual-heterosexual, Israel-Palestine; we say you know very well that your truth-production apparatus has stopped working...“

Paul B. Preciado (An Apartment on Uranus - Chronicles of the crossing, 2019)

 

It is time to think radically differently.

Confronted with changing social realities, the emerging consequences of an advancing climate change, geopolitical shifts, increasing distributional injustices and a commodification of architecture, we as planners are challenged to question our social role and mechanisms in the production of space and city.

In the spirit of the term NORMCORE described in archplus 220, we want to investigate the radicality of the normal. This is about freeing architecture from marketability as an object towards cultural vessels with social programming. Away from the spaces of expectation of current housing production and towards building structures that are resource-efficient, cost-effective and use-open enabling spaces for a diverse urban society.

In this way, how can the ordinary, serial, simple, and affordable also enable the wild, the unconventional, and "the other"? Instead of ensuring a scarce existential minimum, how can we rather strive for the structural framework for a liberated existential maximum?

The ambivalence of the term common as "the ordinary" on the one hand and "the shared" on the other hand will be seen as a potential to infuse all these considerations with a new understanding of community, communality and cooperation, following the ideas of Silvia Federici.

We want to deal with a real urban context. The transforming city of Paris with its high density and cultural/social diversity appears to us as a suitable real laboratory.

At the beginning of the semester we will create a dense environment through lectures, research and discussion in collaboration with other studios. At the end of October we will go on a 5-day field trip to get an idea of the transformation processes and architectural production (Bruther, Lacaton & Vassal, Plan Comùn, LAN, l'AUC,...) in Paris.

Back in Vienna, a design will then be developed in individual work in workshop formats and in weekly laboratory days. The idea is always to pursue the radical other, to create the basis for a common spirit and to transfer this into a building structure.

 

KICK-OFF

Laboratory Thrursday 9.00-18.00

Occasional special sessions for exchange

with other LVAs

 

LECTURERS

Michael Obrist

Max Utech

 

EXPERTS

Peter Bauer / FoB Tragwerksplanung und Ingenieurholzbau, TU Wien

Lowie Vermeersch / Granstudio, Turin

 

WEEKLY MEETINGS

Thursdays all day (Laboratory)

occasional appointments on Tuesday (Exchange with other studios)

 

STUDY TRIP PARIS

ca. 24.10. - 29.10.

 

WORKSHOPDAYS

ca. 29.11. - 02.12. 

 

 APPLICATION

Tiss-pool application with portfolio

 

MODUS

hybrid

 

LANGUAGE

german/english

Teaching methods

The introduction to the design process begins with short tasks, basic analyses and accompanying lectures (group work). An excursion to Paris will enable students to engage with the city's current transformation processes and its architectural productionThe design (individual work) is developed on the basis of plans as well as models in different scales, starting with the urban development scale and ending with the focus scale. 

Mode of examination

Immanent

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu09:00 - 14:0006.10.2022Seminarraum AE U1 - 1 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Thu09:00 - 19:0013.10.2022 - 26.01.2023Projektraum WB - 3/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Fri09:00 - 19:0014.10.2022 - 20.01.2023Projektraum WB - 3/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
08:00 - 22:0028.11.2022 - 08.12.2022TVFA Halle - Achtung! Ausstellungsraum/Werkraum 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Design Studio EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu06.10.202209:00 - 14:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 1 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Thu13.10.202209:00 - 19:00Projektraum WB - 3/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Fri14.10.202209:00 - 19:00Projektraum WB - 3/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Thu20.10.202209:00 - 19:00Projektraum WB - 3/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Fri21.10.202209:00 - 19:00Projektraum WB - 3/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Thu27.10.202209:00 - 19:00Projektraum WB - 3/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Fri28.10.202209:00 - 19:00Projektraum WB - 3/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Thu03.11.202209:00 - 19:00Projektraum WB - 3/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Fri04.11.202209:00 - 19:00Projektraum WB - 3/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Thu10.11.202209:00 - 19:00Projektraum WB - 3/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Fri11.11.202209:00 - 19:00Projektraum WB - 3/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Thu17.11.202209:00 - 19:00Projektraum WB - 3/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Fri18.11.202209:00 - 19:00Projektraum WB - 3/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Thu24.11.202209:00 - 19:00Projektraum WB - 3/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Fri25.11.202209:00 - 19:00Projektraum WB - 3/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Mon28.11.202208:00 - 22:00TVFA Halle - Achtung! Ausstellungsraum/Werkraum 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Tue29.11.202208:00 - 22:00TVFA Halle - Achtung! Ausstellungsraum/Werkraum 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Wed30.11.202208:00 - 22:00TVFA Halle - Achtung! Ausstellungsraum/Werkraum 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Thu01.12.202208:00 - 22:00TVFA Halle - Achtung! Ausstellungsraum/Werkraum 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common
Thu01.12.202209:00 - 19:00Projektraum WB - 3/253 - Achtung! Werkraum, kein Seminarraum! 253.I94: Integratives Entwerfen EXISTENZMAXIMUM radical:common

Examination modalities

Proof of performance is provided by active participation in the analysis phase, the excursion and contributions to discussions in the joint design meetings and the final presentation with (multimedia) project documentation and model.

Application

TitleApplication beginApplication end
Entwerfen Master (10 ECTS / 15 ECTS)12.09.2022 09:0026.09.2022 23:59

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Miscellaneous

Language

if required in English