Workshop

Form, technology and construction

Box, blob or inclined tower?

Group of school students at a workshop in the “a_schau”

Workshop in the permanent exhibition “a_schau”
© Architekturzentrum Wien

Using selected examples from the a_show different forms of construction are looked at, along with their impact on the appearance of buildings. The Loos Haus on Michaelerplatz compared to the Haas Haus, the Karl-Marx-Hof as progenitor of Alt Erlaa, the cheeky Sixties as inspiration for a new contemporary formal idiom. The pros and cons of extreme buildings are discussed, floor plans are examined and new forms discovered. In the practical part that then follows we experiment with different kinds of constructions at the scale of a model.

Four school students at a workshop in the “a_schau”

Workshop in the permanent exhibition “a_schau”
© Architekturzentrum Wien

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