Univ.-Ass. Mag.arch. Daniela Kröhnert
Head: Univ.-Ass. Arch. Dipl.-Ing.
Where digital techniques are commonly used in the production of design,
they are rarely applied in the production of buildings, making the realisation of advanced design demanding and costly. The
research lab at the Institute of Architecture has been established to support, integrate and explore digital production and
fabrication methods within the design process and beyond. The facility attempts to link and explore digital design conception
with non-standard fabrication as a linear process.
CNC, laser cutting and 3D printing technology are applied to
experimental model building as well as to large-scale project production. Instructors participate in research and development
of new digital fabrication technologies, provide support in fabrication techniques and work closely and collaboratively with
faculty in the architectural studios of Wolf Prix, Greg Lynn and Zaha Hadid, as well as the postgraduate programme.
The staff works conjointly and creatively with project and research groups providing consultative direction in support of
specific course and research needs.