Special Topics in Architecture

Anton Falkeis
Architecture, Special Topics in Architecture
2019S, Seminar (SE), 2.0 semester hours, course number S01889



Discussing Multiple Urban Futures

Special Topics in Architecture focuses on the theoretical and practical implementation of interdisciplinary research strategies in the design process – in the spirit of research by design.

The issues addressed range from theoretical proposals such as the Floating City to strategies of materiality and material speculation. From the Aspects of Space program – developing tools shaping and transforming the idea of space – to the Notation Projects, which explore the representation of the city’s physical body through its construed perception.

The aim of this experimental studio is to develop tools and strategies for the realization of one’s own architectural demands. Formulating these demands offers students the chance to understand architecture as a means to take a [spatial] position.

This term we focus on urban change and the role of architecture within this process of transformation. Since Cities in general are condensed descriptions of urban life – consequently they are focal points of global challenges too. They are complex systems that can no longer be understood as spatial entities. They behave more like living organisms. Like amoebas, today´s cities grow and shrink under the conditions of continuous change, where the rigidity of form and program has been replaced by an open system in which growth provokes conflict and disorder – and ultimately change

Discussing multiple urban futures, we will speculate about the Next City. We will examine how invention and innovation has an impact on urban development, like the progression of industrialization fueled the rapid urbanization, changing the concept of urban environment completely.



Wednesday March 13


Seminarraum 9

Course Enrolment

From 04 March 2019, 00:00 to 19 March 2019, 00:00
via email: anton.falkeis@uin-ak.ac.at

Architecture (Master): Experimental Strategies: Special Topics (4.0 ECTS)

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible