The 17th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society GeoMultimedia, hosted by CORP is part of their annual events which has been taking place since 1996 and are Europe’s major congresses on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. The events are extraordinarily interdisciplinary, whereby usually a lot of new ideas and projects are generated.
Taking place May 12-14 at Multiversum Schwechat, Austria, about 400 experts from around the world from the fields of urban planning, transportation planning, information and communication technologies, architecture, ecology, real estate, GIS and surveying, multimedia technologies and more meet to discuss current tasks and topics on urban planning, regional development and information society in an international and interdisciplinary conference. Speakers and participants represent private companies as well as research institutions and public administrations. The program. includes expert lectures, round tables and workshops, business presentations and exhibitions as well as extensive social events. For more information, please visit here.
The townhouse prototype design by AllesWirdGut Architektur demonstrates how the new office and shopping building fits in with the typology of detached townhouses in the neighborhood. Slight twists of the basic volume actively impact the surrounding urban fabric such as a bend in the longitudinal facade and the staggering of floors. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The headquarters of the Verbund AG is a block perimeter development built around a central courtyard in Vienna’s first district. It was erected between 1952 and 1954 to designs by Carl Appel and is bordered on three sides by public streets or squares. The street facade extends from the square known as Am Hof along Heidenschuss towards Freyung and into Tiefer Graben. The block perimeter development is made up of two volumes, one facing onto Am Hof and the other towards Freyung. In formal terms the building refers back to the architecture of the interwar period. On the other hand the economical use of design and decorative elements, for example the window reveals of real stone, is characteristic of the post-war era. As this facade design had reached the end of its useful life, an invited competition was set up for the redesign of these areas. This competition was won by SOLID Architecture. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architect: MACK Architect(s)
Location: Fuschl, Austria
Project Team: Mark Mack, Matt Bean
Associate Architect: Christian Panek, Panek Architekten, Salzburg
Builder: Christian Unterberger, Bsu Bauservice Unterberger
Client: Zooom Productions
Project Area: 520 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of MACK Architect(s)
“I can hear with my knee better than with my calves.” This statement made by Bernhard Leitner, which initially seems absurd, can be explained in light of an interest that he still pursues today with unbroken passion and meticulousness: the study of the relationship between sound, space, and body. Since the late 1960s, Bernhard Leitner has been working in the realm between architecture, sculpture, and music, conceiving of sounds as constructive material, as architectural elements that allow a space to emerge. Sounds move with various speeds through a space, they rise and fall, resonate back and forth, and bridge dynamic, constantly changing spatial bodies within the static limits of the architectural framework. Idiosyncratic spaces emerge that cannot be fixed visually and are impossible to survey from the outside, audible spaces that can be felt with the entire body. Leitner speaks of “corporeal” hearing, whereby acoustic perception not only takes place by way of the ears, but through the entire body, and each part of the body can hear differently.
- George Kargl, Fine Arts Vienna
Architect: Archinauten Dworschak + Mühlbachler ZT Gmbh
Location: Weliosplatz 1, 4600 Wels, Austria
Client: OÖ Science-Center Wels Errichtungs-GmbH.
Operating Company: OÖ Science-Center Wels Betreibs-GmbH. „Welios“®
Project Management: Archinauten Dworschak + Mühlbachler ZT Gmbh
Photographs: Dietmar Tolerian
The Vienna Design Week 2011, now in its fifth year, is Austria’s most important international design festival. From September 30 — October 9th, 2011, it will bring some of the best designers of our time to the Austrian capital while simultaneously fostering the talents of tomorrow. The festival is diversified in content — comprising positions of product design, industrial design, and furniture design. For more information, please click here.