Head: o.Univ.-Prof. Mag.arch. Greg Lynn
Our mission is to engage transformations in contemporary culture and technology
with architectural innovation in order to create new spatial experiences and building types. Our vision is to educate
designers as thought leaders representing civic society and a quality sustainable built environment.
Our teaching is located at the spatial and
material intersection of the digital and the physical. We combine technical expertise with cultural awareness to secure
the relevance of our students in the field of architecture for decades to come. From a position of rigorous dialogue
with historic architectural precedents we are in exchange with parallel disciplines of “the applied arts” as are uniquely
present at the Angewandte Wien.
the last decade, the studio has taught a variety of skills to our students including: building -scale robots such as
moving rooms and transforming envelopes; augmented reality integrated with architectural spaces, models, and methods
of construction; vertical transportation and the integration of micro-mobility devices into and around buildings; machine
vision applied to autonomous movement of furniture and fixtures in buildings; machine learning by training design software
on images of architectural plans and elevations; and pedestrian, vehicular, and air circulation simulation and as well
as game software as a design medium.
of these technological methods are accompanied by critical responses to changes in the way that people: occupy buildings
such as communal complexes and office sharing; move with transportation such as ride hailing and vehicle sharing; shop
for goods and groceries such as online purchasing fulfilled with both in-store pick-up, curbside pick-up or delivery; and
use living, dining and office spaces that demand facilitate social distancing and outdoor air circulation.