The goal of the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and of its Dean Klaus Bollinger is to teach architecture as an all-inclusive thought process that puts the future architect in the position to define architecture as a three-dimensional expression of culture. To achieve this, the three design studios of Zaha Hadid, Greg Lynn and Hani Rashid closely work together with specialists in the departments of technology, theory and editing within our institute, as well as with specialists from reputable external organizations.
This potential for interaction is realized in closely networked teams that are kept comparatively small to facilitate the transfer of knowledge. In computerlabs and state-of-the-art model shops, the latest technologies are tested in theory and practice. The continuous necessity of re-defining architecture both in theoretical and practical terms should be the main focus of teaching.
New Entry Modus:
The admission consists of 3 parts
1. submission of the admission form
2. submission of a portfolio (can be sent digitally, max. 20MB)
3. interview (which can be done via Skype)
The admission has been passed if all parts have been tested positive by the entry jury. The portfolio should present a CV, a letter of intent, a selection of own work in any media including architectural design, graphic design, photography, industrial design, printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, etc. (from 10 up to a maximum of 30 works)
Studio Zaha Hadid
The agenda is to critically reflect the discipline of architecture as it is condensed in its most fundamental concepts, its most pervasive forms and habitual design media. The aim is to expand and proliferate the repertoire of the discipline, gearing up to cope with a new level of complexity and dynamism.
Studio Greg Lynn
The studio focuses on compositions of intricately connected, subtly varied, continuously differentiated elements in non-modular dimensional series. Our student’s sensibilities are attuned to the rhythmic patterns and undulations of calculus as they apply to architecture. We critically and creatively embrace the digital tools that have recently burst into architecture and effloresced in a myriad of forms and shapes.
Studio Hani Rashid
The studio of Hani Rashid will place emphasis on students working to develop conceptual, practical and critical skills and means for the making of new, compelling and forward thinking architecture.
The studio focus will move between architecture as object to environment and phenomena. Operative terms in this studio include architecture as atmospheric experience, as fetishized artifacts, architecture and new forms of dwelling and being, and as an aesthetic, philosophical and metaphysical experience.
Since the Winter term 2011/12 the architectural study at the IoA is only offered as a Master program. The study will take 6 semester and finishes with MArch.
No Study Fees for EU-members: no study fees
Non EU-members: € 380,-/semester
For exact fees, please go to: http://www.dieangewandte.at/jart/prj3/angewandte/main.jart?rel=en&content-id=1322053763345&reserve-mode=active
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