Bogenarchitektur in Innsbruck / Alexander and Stephanie Topf

In the current issue of aut info (1/22), Rainer Köberl writes in the small is beautiful category about the bar that was created in the vacated Vidauktbogen 69 and provides insights into the architecture designed by Alexander and Stephanie Topf.

Exhibition Radical Austria / Bart Lootsma

Bart Lootsma, Alexa Baumgartner and Maya Christodoulaki curated the exhibition Radical Austria, on the Austrian avantgarde of the nineteen sixties and early seventies in the Design Museum in Den Bosch. The exhibition, subtitled Everything is Architecture, for the first time features art, clothing, design and architecture in one show, which is one of the first […]

Mountain Hotels 1890-1930 by Bettina Schlorhaufer / Bart Lootsma’s comment on facebook

„The great new standard work on Mountain Hotels in North and South Tyrol and Trentino by Bettina Schlorhaufer from Years of research in previously inaccessible archives. Architectural history, economic history and history of innovation and technology. It’s really difficult to point out in short why these books are so important. History of tourism and […]

E te, beltade ignota – A short play on Fiction and Realism / Giacomo Pala

This text looks at the connections between Victorien Sardou’s/Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” and Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s “Campo Marzio dell’Antica Roma”. Apparently opposites – the former is “realist”, the latter is “surreal” – they are used to discuss how what we define as the real is deeply entangled with fiction and the unreal.

Installation Common Ground: Potenziale3- How does the city move you?

For the exhibition Potenziale3 in aut_architektur und Tirol, Eleni Boutsika Palles teamed up with Xotil Natke, Verena Rauch and Walter Prenner to create the installation Common Ground, where their individual research topics come together in a full-scale experiment as contra-position to the idea of linear urban processes.

Radical Austria: The Movies. Introduction.

Parallel to the exhibition Radical Austria, Everything is Architecture in the Design Museum Den Bosch, on the Austrian avant-garde in art, fashion, design and architecture in the nineteen sixties and seventies, presents a selection of films on and by the protagonists of the exhibition, originally made for and broadcasted by the ORF.

Sound Microbes / Cornelia Toifl

How electronics changed music and the perception of space With the help of actor network theory (ANT) as defined by Bruno Latour and Michelle Callon in the 1980s, this scientific work establishes the connection between the development of electronic music and the perception of space. “Poème électronique”, a composition by Edgard Varèse, was a decisive […]

Complexity as a Narrative / Giacomo Pala

The paper studies how the notion of “complexity” and “chaos” have been used in architecture. A number of scientific, theoretical and architectural projects are discussed. Complexity is first discussed as a design method allowing the embodiment of scientific concepts in architecture. Still, it is noted that these architectures are not scientific objects, but are more […]

Exhibition Radical Austria: Catalog / Bart Lootsma

Catalogue Exhibition Radical Austria: Everything in Architecture curated by Bart Lootsma, Alexa Baumgartner, and Maya Christodoulaki. Design by Dutch office DeVrijerVanDongen and still on display in the Design Museum Den Bosch until October 3, 2021. In English.

Mountain Hotels 1890-1930: South Tyrol, North Tyrol, Trentino / Bettina Schlorhaufer

In its series of publications, The Touriseum – South Tyrol Museum of Tourism, introduces a new book on the long-gone hotel building tradition in the mountain regions of South Tyrol, North Tyrol and Trentino. The publication presents newfound and previously unreleased images and illustrations of museum quality to the public.

Architecture and the Dialectic of Sex / Bettina Siegele

Architecture and the Dialectic of Sex deals with the overall question if a feminist architecture does, or respectively, even can exist. Can there be such a thing, or would it remain a mere pipe dream? Within her research, Bettina Siegele connects various concepts and thoughts from the discourse of feminism with architecture, starting with the […]

Postmodern Post-Mortem / Giacomo Pala

This text, originally published on Archdaily, discusses the renewed interest in postmodernism, and why – while being an important thing to do – we shouldn’t use this word anymore. “By refusing the dogma of the “Zeitgeist” (architecture as the expression of the age of something), the postmodern looks for a complexity of thought where multiple […]