Interviewers Ask: ‘What Is Architecture?’

What is Architecture? (WIA), a small collection of with influential architects from around Europe, seeks to “provide clear and concise information about architecture”, thereby “forming a panoramic view of today’s architectural thinking.” Set up by three of architecture residing in Innsbruck, the WIA team have interviewed the likes of Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects), Sir Peter Cook (CRAB Studio), Jacob and Nathalie van Rijs (MVRDV), and Ben van Berkel (UNStudio). Their collection, though small, is continually expanding.

See a selection of WIA’s interviews after the break (or see the entire collection here).

Atrium Amras / Zechner & Zechner

© Thilo Härdtlein

Architects: Zechner & Zechner
Location: ,
Client: Atrium amras GmbH / Bodner Bau GmbH
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thilo Härdtlein

Basis Terminal Galzigbahn / Driendl Galzigbahn

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Architects: Driendl Galzigbahn
Location: Innsbruck,
Photographs: Courtesy of Driendl Galzigbahn

Asfinag Office Building / Peter Lorenz Ateliers

© Günther Wett

Architects: Peter Lorenz Ateliers
Location: , Austria
Area: 2,300 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Günther Wett

BTV branch in Innsbruck / Rainer Köberl

© Lukas Schaller

Architects: Rainer Köberl
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Rainer Köberl
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Lukas Schaller

LaN-Flight 2011 EUROPE

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This en-route experience, a three city touring seminar on digital fabrication, draws a diverse group of design participants from afar for a full schedule of exchanges with leading practitioners, practices, fabrication labs… all while exposed to European transit infrastructure: trains planes & even a few mountain roads.

LaN Flight EUROPE marks LaN’s fifth initiative on-the-fly and their first in EUROPE. LaN is looking to attract a geographically diverse group of students & professionals with various design backgrounds. LaN FLIGHT 2011 EU is co-piloted by LaN Monika Wittig & Co-de-iT Andrea Graziano. The cities on the tour include Innsbruck, Stuttgart and . For more details on the event, visit their website here.

New Design for Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz Public Square / LAAC Architekten + Stiefel Kramer Architecture

© Günter Richard Wett (11)
© Günter Richard Wett

Architects: LAAC Architekten + Stiefel Kramer Architecture
Location: Innsbruck, Austria
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 9000 sqm
Photographs: Günter Richard Wett

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