The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

MArch Studio: Ecology Sustainability Conservation

Peter Leeb

Relational Modes of Reassessing Large Buildings

The four selected case studies, Vienna’s WU (School of Economics), AKH (General Hospital), ORF-headquarters and Alt-Erlaa, are large building complexes of post-war modernity, a period that occupies a specific place regarding its socio-political as well as its cultural aspirations. What is left behind physically, what are the remains in terms of history of ideas, what are the constituents that shaped that time, and what is worth conserving in our time?
The term “ecology” refers to a wide range of relational problems (environmental, economical, social, psychological). The notion of “sustainability” is defined by more cyclical if not linear features (the element of recurrence). The studio shall systemically research ecologies that lead on to a set of criteria defining sustainable qualities of a given object in a given context. The focus depth will touch on diverse characteristics such as extended localities, material tuning, cycles of use, potentials of adaptivity, capacities of (re-) programming, etc.

 

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

MArch Studio: Ecology Sustainability Conservation

Peter Leeb

In this studio representation is going to be of key importance: the investigative approach and the successive expositions shall render the complex findings precise, drastic and in utmost clarity. Relational thinking shall result in relational drawings, renderings, animations, collages, calculations, statistics, reports, etc. Both ecological conditions and sustainable opportunities shall inform the answer to questions concerning conservation and release this topic from its history-driven grasp.

Students: Amann Laura, Brandmaier Matthias, Gattringer Christian, Guichard Juliette, Leonard Jasmin, Pfeifer Sarah, Schwenk Frank, Soepharno Philipp, Werner Marc, Wonisch Michaela