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DESIGN- BUILD

Workshops at Vienna University of Technology

 

Since the year 2000, various projects have been implemented by students on a 1:1 scale as part of the design classes under the direction of Peter Fattinger at the Department of Housing and Design at the Vienna University of Technology: mobile kiosks, temporary accomodation for asylum seekers , accessible and usable installations in public urban space, community buildings in south african townships as well as rebuilding projects on the indonesian island Nias.

From the initial design sketch to the development of models and detailed drawings, and all the way to hands-on involvement in the entire construction process, teams of students work through all the stages of a realistic construction project themselves, with all the related responsibilities and consequences.

 

learning by doing

On the strength of such collective action, projects can be implemented in a very short period of intense work. Responsible and results-oriented work on an actual project, which fosters learning in a very immediate way, is a personal experience that will leave a lasting impression on the students involved.

The practical, applied use of the most diverse construction materials, their specific application and handling as well as the experience of the relevant production processes also play a key role in these projects.

 

following books about our work are available in selected book-stores or by direct order:

Orange Farm Township Project 2006

kindergarten emmanuel day care

 

Published as project documentation and catalogue for the ‘Orange Farm Township Project 2006’, part of the exhibition ‘Bottom up’ in the Architekturzentrum Wien.

 

English/German release, 108 pages, 120 colored illustrations

ISBN 3-902422-15-7

ISBN 978-3-902422-15-6

Publisher: Institut für Architektur + Entwerfen, Abteilung Wohnbau + Entwerfen, Peter Fattinger

 

available for 8 € + shippingcosts

at the Department of Housing and Design

order by e-mail to: office@wohnbau.tuwien.ac.at

 

 

 

Orange Farm Township Project

 

Published as project documentation and catalogue for the ‘Orange Farm Township Project’, part of the exhibition ‘Jo´burg now! Baustelle Südafrika’ in the Architekturzentrum Wien.

 

English/German release, 96 pages, 120 colored illustrations

ISBN 3-902422-08-4

Publisher: Institut für Architektur + Entwerfen, Abteilung Wohnbau + Entwerfen, Peter Fattinger, Franziska Orso

 

available for 8 € + shippingcosts

at the Department of Housing and Design

order by e-mail to: office@wohnbau.tuwien.ac.at