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In order to complete the architecture program, each student is required to propose and complete an an independent diploma project during the final semester of their studies at the Angewandte. Each diploma student chooses an individual project topic which best represents his or her interests, knowledge and skills. The Diploma projects are to be produced within a single semester and accessed in a public presentation and critique by an invited international jury along with the three studio heads Hani Rashid, Greg Lynn and Kazuyo Sejima.

The Antarctic is a powerful place of remarkable beauty and perfection. With global warming and rising sea levels, this precious place will undoubtedly be impacted. It is human nature to expand our horizons and habitation, and as it becomes increasingly possible to inhabit these pristine landscapes of snow and ice, we must pose the very real and serious question as to how to move forward as architects, technologists, and planners. If and when we build in Antarctica, how will we go about it? The answer lies in discovering how to use the latest developments in planning buildings, incorporating robotic construction techniques, dealing with locally available resources, depleting the earth’s precious resources as little as possible by harnessing wind, solar, and other sustainable, environmentally correct, and intelligent means of producing power and energy. Antarctica is a location where, this time around, we have the opportunity to build intelligently, with an eye on the future of the planet as a whole. The work on exhibit surveys seven scenarios for which architecture is the indelible solution rather than the problem—as it has been in the past to some extent.

Antarctica: Re-Cyclical was shown during the Architecture Biennale in Venice 2016.

Syllabus Spring 16

In order to complete the architecture program, each student is required to propose and complete an an independent diploma project during the final semester of their studies at the Angewandte. Each diploma student chooses an individual project topic which best represents his or her interests, knowledge and skills. The Diploma projects are to be produced within a single semester and accessed in a public presentation and critique by an invited international jury along with the three studio heads Hani Rashid, Greg Lynn and Kazuyo Sejima.

This studio focused on architecture designed for large-scale occupancy situations and mass spectacles. The notion that isolated experiences via social networking and other technology seems to compel us to have increasingly introspective experiences and as a result, there is an endemic reclusiveness being manifested globally. However, this phenomenon, coupled with a rise in the apparent continuing and perhaps increasing need for large gatherings, be they political in nature, entertainment-driven, or even spontaneous events, speak to a future or urbanism in which both of these equal tendencies run in parallel. In other words, the more we seem to be culturally recoiling into what one might call “self-space”, the greater the need for intense human-to-human interaction. This increased need for shared experiences calls for a questioning of the spaces designed for large gatherings, for the experience of “real-time reality”, or some reasonable augmented substitute.

Syllabus Fall 15/16

In order to complete the architecture program, each student is required to propose and complete an an independent diploma project during the final semester of their studies at the Angewandte. Each diploma student chooses an individual project topic which best represents his or her interests, knowledge and skills. The Diploma projects are to be produced within a single semester and accessed in a public presentation and critique by an invited international jury along with the three studio heads Hani Rashid, Zaha Hadid and Greg Lynn.

Already boasting a number of important museums at Museum Embankment in Frankfurt Germany also know as Museum Row, will be redesigned to incorporate theme based museums as opposed to subject based museums, as is the case today. The studio will divide into 12 groups. Each group will focus on an artist and a conceptual theme to inform all aspects of the semesters project. Themes drawn from certain art tendencies or artists’ works along these lines should be used for analysis, inspiration and should inform the spacial and programmatic embodiment of the proposed museum.

Syllabus Spring 15

In order to complete the architecture program, each student is required to propose and complete an an independent diploma project during the final semester of their studies at the Angewandte. Each diploma student chooses an individual project topic which best represents his or her interests, knowledge and skills. The Diploma projects are to be produced within a single semester and accessed in a public presentation and critique by an invited international jury along with the three studio heads Hani Rashid, Zaha Hadid and Greg Lynn.

The fall 14/15 Rashid Studio will focus on the architectural possibilities of a new contemporary urban waterfront by re-imagining the area known as Red Hook, Brooklyn in New York City. The intention of the research and design work of the Studio is to refute the typical trajectory of gentrification, urban renewal and the end game of luxury residential development and instead focus on proposing an alternate urban and architectural future for Red Hook.

Syllabus Fall 14/15

The Corporate Headquarter type is under attack. Today with the ever present rise of startups to companies such as Facebook, Google, Twitter and the like we see companies that at one moment are incubating in a warehouse or garage quickly rise from obscurity to reach the summit of corporate culture, and with that they sustain a radical transformation in their approach to the workplace and more importantly the city. These companies are taking over and incising their way into the public realm (virtual and real) and therefore impacting city space in untold ways.
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Syllabus Spring 2014

In order to complete the architecture program, each student is required to propose and complete an an independent diploma project during the final semester of their studies at the Angewandte. Each diploma student chooses an individual project topic which best represents his or her interests, knowledge and skills. The Diploma projects are to be produced within a single semester and accessed in a public presentation and critique by an invited international jury along with the three studio heads Hani Rashid, Zaha Hadid and Greg Lynn.

With the inevitable surges in population to which cities are being increasingly subjected, one of the most important influences to a city’s growth, longevity and sustainability into the deep future is location, which includes accessibility and efficiency of its urban ports of entry. This HyperPort Studio does focus on the future of city center to city center access and its relationship to transport and mobility where lighter aircraft, cleaner fuel, quieter means of transport, higher measures of safety in materials and computer aided piloting systems exist.
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Syllabus Fall 2013/14

In order to complete the architecture program, each student is required to propose and complete an an independent diploma project during the final semester of their studies at the Angewandte. Each diploma student chooses an individual project topic which best represents his or her interests, knowledge and skills. The Diploma projects are to be produced within a single semester and accessed in a public presentation and critique by an invited international jury along with the three studio heads Hani Rashid, Zaha Hadid and Greg Lynn.

This terms studio project is a continuation of last semester's subject of Expos, Pavilions and World Fairs. Students will investigate the topic in more detail and wil carry on designing structures that evoke fully sustainable and economically viable prototypes for a hypothetical future city: "The Deep Futures Expo City: Prototype 002"
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In order to complete the architecture program, each student is required to propose and complete an an independent diploma project during the final semester of their studies at the Angewandte. Each diploma student chooses an individual project topic which best represents his or her interests, knowledge and skills. The Diploma projects are to be produced within a single semester and accessed in a public presentation and critique by an invited international jury along with the three studio heads Hani Rashid, Zaha Hadid and Greg Lynn.
This year's studio project is focused on the subject of Expos, Pavilions and World Fairs. Students will research and design structures that evoke if not function as new, fully sustainable and economically viable prototypes for a hypothetical future city.  "The Deep Futures Expo City: Prototype 001" will be proposed as an instigator and perhaps even catalyst for such a city's eventual emergence and development.
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In order to complete the architecture program, each student is required to propose and complete an an independent diploma project during the final semester of their studies at the Angewandte. Each diploma student chooses an individual project topic which best represents his or her interests, knowledge and skills. The Diploma projects are to be produced within a single semester and accessed in a public presentation and critique by an invited international jury along with the three studio heads Hani Rashid, Zaha Hadid and Greg Lynn.

The summer semester will focus primarily on building design, where the drivers for the works carried out will be primarily those to do with the way we experience perceive and move through architecture. Key words in the studio will be optics phenomena and atmosphere, terms that speak to the notion that architecture is above all else a way of understanding the world around us and the spatiality we create and inhabit. The design, making and embodying of architecture will be the target of the studio and each student will work on an individual building design located on their master plan from last semester. Aspects of the environmental, phenomenological and pragmatic that were the focus of the previous semester master plans should still be embraced and utilized as a foundation of these projects. Intriguing and unexpected programs and uses for your buildings are encouraged as are the use of materials and technologies drawn from the deep future. As a means of further exploration and to add a new twist to the studio students can select to work off their previous master plan or seek out any other one in the studio produced last semester to locate a site and begin the design process. Remember the idea is to select a provocative place, and begin the design of an equally if not higher provocation on that site.

Semester Brief - PDF download

The semester project started from the axiomatic precision of a set of mathematical models, so called "stereometric exemplars" that was photographed by japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto in 2004. Students were asked to analyze the underlying geometry of the photographed objects, then modulate it and build the modulation as 3d object by hand. What was known by a mathematical function and a photograph only became a novel material reality. These objects were tested in 3 different, controlled environments: put into a lightbox, a mirrorbox, and a fogbox, they revealed unexpected spatial and atmospheric qualities. To capture these, the models traversed different mediums of digital and photographic representation.
Referring to Siegfried Gideon’s "Space, Time and Architecture", a book that demonstrates how an artistic sensibility amalgamated with a revolutionary scientific concept to produce a new urban fabric, the objects and moreover their investigative representations will further be developed as seeds for future cities with yet unknown protocols and behaviours.

Introduction Assignment - PDF download

The studio programs are all  focused on the design of architectural works that are propagated by notions of the future of cities. The winter studio program posited the city of the future as a laboratory for environmental, scientific, phenomenal humanistic and  pragmatic concerns that would inevitably propagate new ideas and radical possibilities for architecture that would celebrate human interaction, technological flux and eco- intelligence. The work of the studio looks to spatial and formal play as well as experimental procedures as a means of performing research into the subject of Deep Futures. The intention, over time, is to individually and collectively form the underpinnings and scenarios for entirely new forms and strategies for city development and growth and therefore new attitudes and forms of architecture that could be imbedded into such cities. The Deep Futures initiative is a project focused on the pathways which cities are evolving along and how such trajectories will affect human inhabitation and understanding of sour inevitable spatiality's.

Syllabus Fall 2011 - PDF download

In order to complete the architecture program, each student is required to propose and complete an an independent diploma project during the final semester of their studies at the Angewandte. Each diploma student chooses an individual project topic which best represents his or her interests, knowledge and skills. The Diploma projects are to be produced within a single semester and accessed in a public presentation and critique by an invited international jury along with the three studio heads Hani Rashid, Zaha Hadid and Greg Lynn.
Universität für angewandte Kunst WienInstitute of Architecture