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Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist in allen zugeordneten Curricula Teil der STEOP.
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2018W, UE, 8.0h, 10.0EC


  • Semesterwochenstunden: 8.0
  • ECTS: 10.0
  • Typ: UE Übung

Ziele der Lehrveranstaltung

What is architecture’s relationship to ground? Architecture has a history of exploration, redefinition, and invention of ground, from the systematic approach of the Japanese Metabolists and the futuristic experiments of Archigram, to the concreteness of built projects of OMA, Dominique Perrault and others. Today, architects are faced with an increasing amount of information on the ground and a growing responsibility to account for it. It is not only a question of the very soil or rock beneath our feet, but also the plethora of data accessible online, from social media to georeferenced urban data. In this studio, we will learn to work with this data as we redesign ‘grounds’ around the city of Vienna. We will look at exemplary projects: What kind of ‘ground’ do they establish, and how? Working in teams and with section perspectives and schematic plans, students will explore, rearticulate and propose alternative designs for particular public places around Vienna. In our studio sessions we will conduct exercises that help us learn to explore ‘grounds’ as connecting and disconnecting, as characters and as stages for characters, as compositions (of planes, transitions, soils and subsoils), as narrating and as constituted by narratives. Although we will touch on technical aspects, our interest is more on the application of rigorous forms of abstract thinking than on proficiency in technical problem-solving.

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung

Architecture not only engages with ground in order to make it habitable, but also makes ground in order to invent new forms of habitability. It contributes to the extension or birth of a milieu, an in-between place. To claim that there is only one ground upon which to build and upon which to live is to settle for a ‘common ground’: the street, the soil, elevated pedestrian paths, the highway, the garden, the plinth, the slab.  When such grounds are taken as given, we tend to accept them as necessary and known, as already settled. We forget that there is always a ground that is perpendicular to these, which evolves with our collection of data. We will refer to this as a data ground, which includes everything from traditional georeferenced data to the ‘big data’ constituted by photos, tweets or digitized collections of literature. As the data ground grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to know what to do with the information one can glean from it. The most popular strategy would propose to collapse the data ground to a ‘physical’ or ‘social’ common ground, thereby deciding which information matters for one ground in particular.

In this studio, we will challenge this approach by refusing to settle for one common ground. We believe a data ground, in its perpendicularity to the ground our feet rest upon, can help us discover something unexpected in our ‘common’ grounds while inventing new ones. Advancements in engineering have inspired, since the early XX century, alternative ways of engaging with the subsurface and with infrastructure. Earth and sky are not true ‘limits’ anymore, but a further space in which new ground can be settled and found.


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The course will be taught in English.



LVA Termine

Do.09:30 - 18:3018.10.2018 Projektraum 2 GBLStudio Session
Do.09:30 - 18:3025.10.2018 Zeichensaal 2 (3. OG, Stg. 3, Raum-Nr. AC0324)Studio Session
Mi.09:30 - 13:0031.10.2018 ATTP Library (Wiedner Hauptstr. 7, Stiege 2, Stock 2)Optional feedback session
Do.09:30 - 18:3008.11.2018 SR Lehar 01; Getreidemarkt 9Studio Session
Do.09:30 - 18:3029.11.2018 Projektraum 8 (Karlsplatz 13; Stiege 4; 3.Stock)Studio Session
Do.09:30 - 18:3006.12.2018 Projektraum 8 (Karlsplatz 13; Stiege 4; 3.Stock)Studio Session
Do.09:30 - 13:0013.12.2018 Zeichensaal 2 (3. OG, Stg. 3, Raum-Nr. AC0324)Studio Session
Do.09:30 - 18:3020.12.2018 Seminarraum (Wiednerhaupstraße 7, Stiege 2, 1.OG)Studio Session
Do.09:30 - 18:3010.01.2019 Projektraum 8 (Karlsplatz 13; Stiege 4; 3.Stock)Studio Session
Do.09:30 - 18:3017.01.2019 Projektraum Panigl KG (Karlsplatz 13)Studio Session
Do.09:30 - 18:3024.01.2019 Zeichensaal 2 (3. OG, Stg. 3, Raum-Nr. AC0324)Studio Session
Do.09:30 - 18:3007.02.2019 Seminar room ATTPFinal Critique


Master Entwerfen WS1810.09.2018 09:0001.10.2018 23:59


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