052-1110-21L  Architectural Design V-IX: Meteora #04 Alienations (L. Hovestadt)

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersL. Hovestadt
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
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Project grading at semester end is based on the list of enrolments on 2nd April 2021, 24:00 h. This is the ultimate deadline to unsubscribe or enroll for the studio!

AbstractThis studio works on the idea that a substantial understanding of
todays technology (internet of things, big data, machine
intelligence...) changes the perspective to architectural theory
and will result in different architectural designs and building
Objective1) Identification and understanding of the challenges of todays technologies;
2) techniques of working within the plenty of the internet;
3) a methodology to design digital architectures;
4) understanding of the shift from hard building construction to soft building applications, and
5) an understanding of the importance of becoming a literate digital
persona in order to be an architect today.

in the time of corona,
sitting at home,
connected with the world.

we feel like laughing.
sitting at the edge of the world.
we start thinking.

an alien building of the last century (ludwig wittgenstein house, vienna, 1928)
an alien figure of today's media (lenny belardo aka jude law by paolo sorrentino, 2016)

you look at me
and I look at you.

I'm the world,
I'm the world,
the world in a box.

METEORA #04 is an architectonic exercise
on our cultural heritage
and its challenges of today.

white noise,
beautiful white noise.

in a room without a roof
i'm staring at the ceiling.

METEORA #04  will use artificial intelligence
        to write a text to explicate a precise position in today's world,
        to create a spectrum of images to reflect this world
        and design an architectural artefact which brings things into adequate proportions

in the plentiful noise of today
lenny will help us to talk about the world today, and
ludwig will help us to make detailed architectonic arguments.
Prerequisites / NoticeIndividual work only.
Mid term crits: Dates will follow.
No extra costs!