UT Vienna/Faculty for Architecture Theory

Crit: Christoph Müller, Michael Hansmeyer

Secession_Adpt is a hommage to the artists and poetists who went trough the Vienna Secession since its first exhibition 1898. Now a scientific age has become real; there is no more need of a static behavior of art/a building/ something – we are evolving in a fast way and art does so. So Secession_Adpt is the adaptation of the Secession to our nowadays appreciation of interdisciplinarily art.

It is fast – disposable – computer generated and seems to be overwhelming. The topping of the Secession is generated in an ongoing process of production – substitution and disposal. The end product of every cycle is a lightweight, easy to handle, synthetic piece of art which adorns the Secession for a determined time.

Even the disposal process is able to show our possibilities of a closed material circuit. All disposed toppings will be fragmented, hackled and rehashed at the back of the Secession and serve anew as feed for the robotic arms.

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UT Vienna/Studio Manfred Berthold

Project Fassadendurst [facadethirst]

The proposal main idea was to think about urban and industrial parasites and the transmission into architecture. The construction is able to move on the facade – trying to find the best spot to stay – always ready to move on. The main structure is provided by steel beams, which carry the large hydraulic system and are needed to connect the parasite among the existing building.

A parasite is located in all devisable areas, so the main structure and the hydraulic system are able to absorb seismic impacts to provide stability on different sites. The machinery houses a type of biomechanical heart, able to inject a chemical substance to rebuild the supporting structure of a existing building. Once the parasite places itself on a industrial or urban wreckage, it constantly tries to repair its host and keep the condition of it.