BOOK LAUNCH, Re: Futures, June 27, 2017 - 5pm @ AIL

Studio Hani Rashid, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Edited by Hani Rashid and Sophie Luger

This book is published as part of the University’s book series "Edition Angewandte“ at Birkhäuser Basel.

Welcoming remarks: Gerald Bast, Rector University of Applied Arts Vienna
Laudatio: Hani Rashid, Head Studio Hani Rashid and Dean of Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Sophie Luger, University Assistant at Studio Hani Rashid, Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Re: Futures: a compilation of five years of research conducted at Studio Hani Rashid, Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Under the direction of architect and teacher Hani Rashid, the selected projects in this book address many of the significant and critical challenges that architects face and are set to confront with greater urgency as we head into the near and deep future.
The works range from highly innovative architectural experimentation to large-scale sustainable urban interventions that focus on the possibilities and provocations of integrating new technological phenomena and capabilities into the design process.
Through a collection of texts, digital and physical models, computer visualizations and drawings as well as large-scale installations and exhibitions, this research positions architecture as a discipline of increasing relevance in the decades to come.

With contributions by: Gerald Bast, David Benjamin, Barbara Imhof, Edward Jung, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Hani Rashid, Matthew Ritchie

Graphic design by Bleed.

Afterwards we would like to invite you to a small reception!
Books are available on site.


ISBN 978-3-0356-1468-8

HANI RASHID is a practicing architect and partner at New York based Asymptote Architecture. With award-winning buildings and master plans, Asymptote has gained an international reputation for design excellence. Hani Rashid also has a distinguished academic career that includes visiting professorships at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in Copenhagen, SCI-Arc in Los Angeles and the ETH in Zurich and Princeton university. Hani has held the Kenzo Tange Chair for Architecture at Harvard’s GSD and was a visiting professor for over 15 years at Columbia’s GSAPP where he co-developed the school’s Advanced Digital Design program. Hani rashid is currently the international dean at the institute of architecture at the the university of Applied Arts in Vienna and since 2013 he has been president and CEO of the Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation.

SOPHIE LUGER is a licensed architect (Austrian Federal Chamber of Architects), currently working and teaching in Vienna. She studied at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture London and the University of Applied Arts Vienna, where she received her master’s degree (Mag. arch) in architecture (Studio Zaha Hadid and Wolf D. Prix) in 2006. She obtained a grant from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture and worked as a design architect at Asymptote Architecture New York, Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH and CAP Vienna, among others. Her work ranges from large-scale interventions to exhibition design and projects with a special focus on material performance. She has been a member of the architecture department at the University of Applied Arts, Studio Hani Rashid since fall 2011.
Universität für angewandte Kunst WienInstitute of Architecture