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Kathrin Aste


Lecture | Monday 20.04.2015 | 19:00h | R211a 


Lecture Series: Into the City, into the Territory

GEOGRAPHY, LANDSCAPE AND CITIES
an architectural approach

The lecture will describe a position on the subject of landscape, architecture and cities- [laac], which was developed by Kathrin Aste together with LAAC and at various universities within the last fourteen years. This position will be mainly illustrated by realized projects. The lecture will highlight influences and parameters, which are essential to formulate a relevant architectural approach that applies to both teaching and research. The architecture is understood here as an operational tool to design landscape as a built reality. The landscape is understood not as a purely scientific, but also as a philosophical-cultural-scientific phenomenon. The landscape is according to their definition of terms, seen as a physical-material unit, as a tangible reality with a spatial extent and as a social construct, a mental unit or as an idea that will only exist within human perception. Consequently, the lecture tries to give an answer to why the concept of landscape is often referred to as "Compositional".

(Lecture will be in German)
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Kathrin Aste


Lecture | Monday 20.04.2015 | 19:00h | R211a 


Lecture Series: Into the City, into the Territory

Kathrin Aste founded the company LAAC together with her partner Frank Ludin. LAAC tries to be an interface for implementation, teaching and research besides doing projects of architectural practice. The goal is to do research in architecture on the basis of appropriate projects. Based on key issues, they develop concepts for similar programs. The ideological goal of LAAC is to overcome the growing gap between architectural practice, research and theory. 
One of their research projects deals with a sustainable design for alpine power plants.
The aim of this applied research is to develop suitable forms of energy, conceive utilization concepts specially designed for the Alpine area and implement a reference plant. Recent projects include the realization of “Landhausplatz Innsbruck”, Austria (with Hannes Stiefel), “Top of Tyrol”, “P2 Tower” or “Nature on Stage - Nature Park Oetztal”. Recently, Kathrin Aste was appointed guest professor at the University of Liechtenstein where, together with students she has made a deep spatial cut through a bank.