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The chair for architectural theory is operated within the framework of the architectural faculty of the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck and employs an excellent programme for advanced studies and research ranging from substantial cultural theories to essential scientific, curative and media skills in the realm of architecture, city and landscape. On that scope, prospective architects gain professional expertise in the conceptual and communicative aspects of architecture whereas complementary education programmes are offered to support future careers that reflect in particular the cultural challenges of architecture: to be found in the field of architectural theory, architectural history and architectural journalism. As a consequence, the chair employs an academic programme based on specific projects which aim to engage with books, exhibitions, websites etc. while enhancing to carry forward individual theoretical substance in the phase of realisation.
The programmatic conception of the course is of central importance, bringing architecture into an operative relationship with urbanity and landscape. Through a wide range of lectures, seminars and projects, the course provides the close examination of essential theoretical treatises and debates in architecture. It recognises first and foremost differentiated modes of how theoreticians have perceived the complex interrelation of architecture, urbanity and landscape, thus drawing on the unique reflections of social, philosophical and cultural concepts in architecture.

Studio Bangkok / Bart Lootsma & Kanokwan Trakulyingcharoen

The future of architecture is in Asia, not in Europe. Asian cities are growing at a speed unknown to Europe. Because of this, new urban planning methods, or the lack of them, develop. The growth gives opportunity to innovative architects to manifest themselves. Over the last five years, young Asian architects are among the winners […]

Do You Avant-Garde? / Alexa Baumgartner & Davide Tommaso Ferrando

For the summer semester, the Master’s Studio at Architectural Theory will investigate the phenomenon of architectural avant-garde(s). Coming from the military field, in the 1820s the word “avant-garde” was applied for the first time to fine arts by Henri de Saint-Simon, who believed that artists had the responsibility (and the privilege) of introducing new ideas […]

M2 MIDTERM 2016: Other media, other architecture / Bettina Schlorhaufer & Davide Tommaso Ferrando

Program 07.12.2016 with a lecture by Giacomo Pala. 10:00 midterm presentations 14:00 lecture on “Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The rule of imagination” given by Giacomo Pala. Architekturtheorie, HSB 11 Architekturgebäude EG Technikerstrasse 21c 6020 IBK This semester, Architecturaltheory’s Master Studio will investigate the way in which social media are changing the production, interpretation and transmission of architecture. According […]

M2 Other media, other architecture / Bettina Schlorhaufer & Davide Tommaso Ferrando

This semester, Architecturaltheory’s Master Studio will investigate the way in which social media are changing the production, interpretation and transmission of architecture. According to the “Digital in 2016 report” there are 2.31 billion users of social media around the world, spending an average of two hours per day on their accounts. Accessing social media from […]

Do You Avant-Garde? / Alexa Baumgartner & Davide Tommaso Ferrando

For the summer semester, the Master’s Studio at Architectural Theory will investigate the phenomenon of architectural avant-garde(s). Coming from the military field, in the 1820s the word “avant-garde” was applied for the first time to fine arts by Henri de Saint-Simon, who believed that artists had the responsibility (and the privilege) of introducing new ideas […]

Architectural Theory M / Bart Lootsma

Over the last twenty years new technologies have changed our lives. Also the urban landscape changed immensely. New media and a drastically increased individual mobility have altered the way we perceive, use and inhabit it. This has begun to change its structure from within. Digital technologies revolutionize architecture as a profession. They change the design […]

E4 Studio Bangkok / Bart Lootsma & Kanokwan Trakulyingcharoen

The future of architecture is in Asia, not in Europe. Asian cities are growing at a speed unknown to Europe. Because of this, new urban planning methods, or the lack of them, develop. The growth gives opportunity to innovative architects to manifest themselves. Over the last five years, young Asian architects are among the winners […]

Existenzoptimum / Exhibition / Fokus Grupa (Iva Kovač & Elvis Krstulović )

The project Existenzoptimum is the outcome of the Fokus Grupa research into architecture and design practices, informed by socialist and materialist-feminist critique, realized with the support of the Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen fellowship and as a seminar organized at the Architecture Theory department for the students of the Innsbruck Faculty of Architecture. The project developed into a […]

Studio Bangkok / Bart Lootsma & Kanokwan Trakulyingcharoen

The future of architecture is in Asia, not in Europe. Asian cities are growing at a speed unknown to Europe. Because of this, new urban planning methods, or the lack of them, develop. The growth gives opportunity to innovative architects to manifest themselves. Over the last five years, young Asian architects are among the winners […]

E4 MIDTERM 2016: Studio Bangkok

Programm 13.12.2016 Bart Lootsma, Kanokwan Trakulyingcharoen and Alexander Gogl 10:00 – 14:00   midterm Presentation Architekturtheorie, HSB 11 Architekturgebäude EG Technikerstrasse 21c 6020 IBK   The future of architecture is in Asia, not in Europe. Asian cities are growing at a speed unknown to Europe. Because of this, new urban planning methods, or the lack […]

EX Excursion Bangkok / Bart Lootsma & Kanokwan Trakulyingcharoen

Date: February 2017 (to be confirmed). 1st meeting: October 25th, 3:00 pm, Architectural Theory – Studio 2nd meeting: November 8th, 3:00 pm, Architectural Theory – Studio

SE The Architectural Discourse: Methods and Processes (EN) / Kanokwan Trakulyingcharoen

[The course will be taught in English.] We are negotiating with the penetration of technology in every single moment of each day through “interface”, in this case interface as means of communication. The common ground of investigation and discussion during this seminar will focus on online media for architecture in order to trace and analyze […]