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  • Dissertation Tobias Weiß

    03.12.2019

    Last Monday our Institute witnessed a successful  PhD Thesis defence presented by our dear friend and doctoral candidate Tobias Weiss and supervised by Prof. Cody. We wish him all the best in his future career.

  • Bundesschule Aspern wins State Prize for Architecture and Sustainability 2019

    07.11.2019

    Bundesschule Aspern by fasch & fuchs.architekten was awarded the State Prize for Architecture and Sustainability 2019. Our colleague Bernhard Sommer with his office EXIKON arc & dev was responsible for the energy concept and building physics of the building. Congratulations!

     

    Links:

    Bundesschule Aspern

    fasch&fuchs.architekten

    EXIKON arc&dev

  • External Event: 3. Doktorand_innen Symposium der Architektur

    15.10.2019

    October 17 and 18, 2019

    University of Art and Design Linz

    Repräsentationsraum West (5. OG), Hauptplatz 6, 4020 Linz

     

    The public symposium brings together doctoral students from the six cooperating universities with the aim of discussing current perspectives on architectural research.

     

    Our university assistants Alexander Eberl and Aleksandar Tepavcevic will present their dissertation topics as part of the "Panel II: Design / Media / Technology" and put them up for discussion. Participation is free for all interested!

     

     

    More info here

     

     

     

     

  • Annual brochure 2019/20

  • SE Workshop 3: “Cell Hotel”

    27.09.2019

    WS 2018/19 | 159.515 | 2SH | 2ECTS | Bachelor

     

    In this year's workshop 3, we turn the classic design process around: instead of going from big scale to small scale, we go from small to big. Following the ideas of the Japanese architectural movement of “Metabolism”, we understand the building as a versatile organism composed of individual cells. The hotel is an ideal building typology to apply this approach: The hotel room is the basic "cell" that determines both the architecture and the energy balance of the entire building...

     

    Link: Homepage

    Link: Poster

     

     

  • SE Energy Design

    27.09.2019

    WS 2018/19 | 159.801 | 4SH | 6ECTS | Master

     

    In this course we will investigate new approaches to the typology of hotel buildings in different climate zones with the aim of contributing fresh, innovative and possibly radical new ideas to the topic. Working directly in close collaboration with Prof. Brian Cody you will be part of a team investigating how natural forces offered up by the local external environment can be used to maximize building energy performance, working with the parameters of building form, building skin, climate control and energy systems.

     

    Link: Homepage

    Link: Poster

     

     

  • PE Integral Design Studio: “Learning from Hotels”

    27.07.2018

    WS 2018/19 | 159.777 | 7SH | 10ECTS | Master

     

    „Learning from Hotels“ is the topic of this winter semester. In particular, the design task includes a city hotel with a few special features such as conference rooms, restaurant and bar, fitness and wellness area and a laundry service. The typology will be a tower/high rise building, which will be the basis to develop an overall energy concept. The exact energy demand will be calculated in the elective course Advanced Building Systems, where one hotel room will be modeled and simulated. Both additional courses, Advanced Building Systems and Advanced Façade Technology shall help the students to continuously optimize their hotel design throughout the semester, such as the facade parameters including facade materials but also to optimize the air conditioning of the hotel room. The assignment will include different sites in four different climate conditions: London, Toronto, Dubai and Rio de Janeiro.

     

     

    Link: Homepage

    Link: Poster

     

     

  • Annual topic 2019/20: “Learning from Hotels”

    27.09.2019

    In this academic year, we will take new didactic paths. The typology of the hotel serves us as a didactic tool to understand the interrelations between indoor climate, outdoor climate, user behaviour, facade, building technology and energy requirements.

    The focus of our design courses will not be on the final product, but on the design process. The façade, as an interface between indoor and outdoor climate, occupies a special position in this process and will be intensively worked on accordingly.

     

    The following courses will work on the annual topic in this academic year:

     

    winter semester 2019/20:

    159.777 Integral Design Studio

    +electives:

    159.805 Advanced facade technologies

    159.806 Advanced building systems

    159.801 Energy Design

    159.560 Building Engineering

    159.515 Workshop 3

     

    summer semester 2020:

    159.801 Energy Design

    159.508 Design of specialised topics

    159.561 Architecture and energy

     

     

    For more information see our annual brochure:

    LINK: Brochure

     

  • Review on last year’s student competition "nearly zero"

    24.09.2019

    We compiled a review of last year's student competition in a booklet. There you will find an overview of the tasks, highlights and winning projects!

     

    This year, we will be breaking new ground in both thematic and didactic ways. We would like to thank BIG and ARE, as well as the jurors and all participants of the competition for the constructive and fruitful cooperation!

     

    LINK: Brochure

     

     

  • Farewell to Vesa und Grese

    24.09.2019

    We would like to thank our student assistants Vesa Bunjaku and Grese Ramadani for the good job they done in previous few semesters on our Institute, and wish them good luck for the upcoming challenges in their careers. Alles gute Mädels! ;) ;-)

     

    Your ige Team

     

     

  • Competition: 1st Prize for Science & Technology Museum in Xingtai, China

    05.08.2018

    COOP HIMMELB(L)AU - Wolf D. Prix wins in coorperation with Energy Design Cody Consulting GmbH

     

    Link

     

     

  • „The city and its places for the science of tomorrow: dialogue with experts“,  University Heidelberg

    04.07.2019

    Professor Andreas Knie of the Berlin Science Center (WZB) and the Technical University (TU) Berlin, which is committed to a comprehensive traffic and energy transition, and Professor Regine Gerike, specialist for integrated transport planning at the TU Dresden, are in dialogue with the citizens , Other participants include Professor Gerd-Axel Ahrens from TU Dresden, Professor Brian Cody from Graz University of Technology, Professor Rudolf Scheuvens from TU Vienna and Professor Hartmut Topp from TU Kaiserslautern. Among other things, the experts will deal with future aspects of diversity of use, teaching and research, energy, open space, urban climate, mobility and sustainable development.

     

    Link

     

     

  • “3. Österreichische Doktorand_innen Symposion der Architektur“, Linz

    17.10.2019

    Our University Assistants Alexander Eberl and Aleksandar Tepavcevic were chosen to present their PhD-topics on the “3. Österreichische Doktorand_innen Symposion der Architektur“ at the University of Art and Design Linz, SPLACE am Hauptplatz, on October 17 and 18 2019.

     

    Congratulations!

     

     

  • SPACE AND EXPERIENCE :: Vienna Biennale for Change 2019

    Exhibition opening: 29.05.2019

    Architecture for Better Living

     

    WED, 29.05.2019–SUN, 06.10.2019

     

    An exhibition of the MAK in cooperation with Wienerberger

     

    Architects and Designers: Civic Architects, ecoLogicStudio, Energy Design Cody, Liquifer Systems Group, mostlikely, MVRDV, Realarchitektur, Space Popular, SPAN (del Campo Manninger), Tzou Lubroth Architekten

     

    International team of experts: Brian Cody, Gert Kwekkeboom, Mark Neuner, Claudia Pasquero, and Petra Petersson

     

    Link

  • We have new team members!

    Lilli Kroher and Filip Luka Pejic are joining us from the start of the semester as student assistants.

    Welcome to the IGE team!:)

     

    We also want to say good bye to Christoph Schickermüller. We wish you a pleasurable ERASMUS experience in Spain!

     

     

  • Excursion to the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt

    12.3.2019 - 13-03.2019

    Place: Sonnemannstraße 22, 60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Date: TUE, 12.3.2019, 14:30

    Link

     

    This March you will have the unique opportunity to get a guided tour to the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, which is usually strictly closed to public. In this tour you will get to know this iconic building from the perspective of the architectural design team, the energy design team and the users. On the following day we will round up the excursion with guided tours to recent office developments in Frankfurt.

     

    This excursion is part of the Integral Design Studio with the topic “Nearly Zero: Office Buildings” at the Institute of Buildings and Energy. This semester’s Integral Design Studio will once again be part of the “Nearly Zero” student competition, sponsored by the ARE Austrian Real Estate with total prizes of 10 000 EUR.

     

    Registration

    For this excursions we require your pre-registration until Thursday, February 28, 12:00 noon. See the description of the Integral Design Studio for further details. You can register online by sending this registration form to ige@tugraz.at

     

    Poster

    Registration form

     

     

  • Symposium "Space and Experience: Architecture for Better Living" in Vienna

    21.03.2019

    Place: MAK Lecture Hall, Entrance: Weiskirchnerstr. 3, 1010 Vienna

    Date: THU, 21.03.2019, 10.00 – 18:00

    Link

     

    The symposium will discuss the added value architecture can already create for better living today. At the same time, it dares to look ahead in order to formulate hypotheses on possible scenarios and design tasks to shape the future.

    The following speakers are confirmed: Brian Cody (Energy Design Cody, Graz), Gert Kwekkeboom (Civic Architects, Amsterdam), Mark Neuner (mostlikely, Vienna), Claudia Pasquero (ecoLogicStudio, London), Petra Petersson (Realarchitektur, Berlin), Chieh-Shu Tzou & Gregorio Lubroth (Tzou Lubroth Architekten, Vienna)

     

    This event is already fully booked, but we still offer places for all participants of the Integral Design Studio.  First come, first serve!

     

    The trip to Vienna will be followed by a kickoff presentation by ARE  Austrian Real Estate, who is the sponsor and the client of the student competition Nearly Zero, a visit of the project site and a guided tour to the recent mixed-use development Viertel Zwei in Vienna.

     

     

  • Student Competition “Nearly Zero”

    The student competition “Nearly Zero” enters the next round! In the winter semester, we dealt with the topic of multi-storey residential buildings, in the summer semester, we will shift towards the topic of office and administration buildings. We will explore the measures that we can use to meet the legal requirements and the consequences that can be expected for the built and non-built environment. In addition, we will have a critical look on the legal requirements and develop an own attitude to the topic.

     

    The “Nearly Zero” student competition is organized by the Institute of Buildings and Energy in collaboration and with the financial support of ARE Austria Real Estate with a total prize money of 10 000 EUR. The goal is a mutually beneficial cross fertilization between teaching, research and practice.

     

    The following courses will take part in the competition:

     

    Bachelor Courses

    159.561 Architecture and energy

    159.508 Design of Specialised Topics

     

    Master Courses

    159.777 Integral Design Studio

    159.801 Energy Design

     

    Nearly Zero: Terms and Conditions

    Poster

     

  • Lecture Brian Cody: Form follows Energy, Munich

    15.01.2019

     

    Lecture from Prof.Brian Cody: Form follows Energy on the 15th of January

    BAU 2019: World's leading Trade Fair for Architecture , Materials and Systems

    Munich, Germany

     

    More Info: Link

  • Key note Brian Cody: Form follows Energy, Lake Como

    08.11.2018

     

    Key note from Prof.Brian Cody: Form follows Energy on the 8th of November

    Active house symposiium, The Lecco Campus, Lake Como.

     

    More Info: Link

  • Lecture Brian Cody: Form follows Energy. Bejing

    01.11.2018

     

    Lecture from Prof.Brian Cody: Form follows Energy on the 1st of November Bejing

     

    More Info: Link

  • Lecture Brian Cody: Energy Design, Cologne

    23.10.2018

     

    Lecture from Prof.Brian Cody: Energy Design on the 23rd October 2018 in Cologne.

     

    More Info: Link

  • Lecture Brian Cody: Form follows Energy, Attendorn

    13.09.2018

     

    Lecture from Prof.Brian Cody: Form follows Energy: Maximizing building energy performance using natural forces on the 13th of September in Attendorn(D).

     

    More Info: Link

  • Annual Brochure 2018/19

    27.09.2018

     

    Brochure on the Annual Topic 2018/19 :: nearly Zero Energy Buildings

     

    PDF

  • Student Competition "Nearly Zero"

    27.09.2018

     

    Following on from the success of the “University 2065” and the “Inhabitable Skins” student competitions, and in collaboration with ARE (Austrian Real Estate) and BIG (Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft), this academic year we are holding the student competition “Nearly Zero”which is again generously supported with prize monies by ARE and BIG. The goal is a mutually beneficial cross fertilization between teaching, research and practice.

     

    The following courses will be involved:

     

    Architecture and Energy (Bachelor)

    Workshop (Bachelor)

    Design of specialized topics (Bachelor)

    Studio (Master)

    Energy Design (Master)

    and

    Energy Design (Master) at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

     

    We are looking for innovative, even radical, solutions to the topic described above. Students are called upon to develop a personal stance with regard to the topic of nearly Zero Energy Buildings, including their own personal definition and a clear architectural proposal for how to achieve this for the given design task.

     

    On one hand, we are looking for answers to the questions facing a real estate company such as BIG or ARE; what does this mean for the future of building design? And how will it affect architecture and urban design?

     

    And on the other hand, we are looking for answers to the following question: is the approach, which is being followed by the EU and the national implementation in the member states, a sensible one or are there more effective approaches, which could be employed to achieve the overarching goals of energy performance and sustainability in this context, and if so, how would these present themselves in architectural terms?

     

    Poster

  • Integral Design Studio :: Winter Term 2018/19

    27.09.2018

    Integral Design Studio

    PE 159.777 | 7SH | 10ECTS | Master

     

    Background

    This academic year, the Integral Design Studio will focus on the Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the energy performance of buildings  and its implementation in Austria.  This directive stipulates that public buildings should reach a “nearly-zero energy” standard by the end of 2018. From the end of 2020, this standard will also apply to private buildings.

     

    Task

    We will approach the topic of “nearly Zero Energy Buildings” (nZEB) with two typical, urban building types: In the winter semester, we will deal with the topic of multi-storey residential buildings, in the summer semester with office and administration buildings. In both semesters, we will explore the measures that we can use to meet the legal requirements and the consequences that can be expected for the built and non-built environment. In addition, we will have a critical look on the legal requirements and develop an own attitude to the topic. The main objective of the course is to prepare students for energetic questions and problems that will affect every practicing architect and planner in the immediate future.

     

    Procedure

    At the beginning of the semester, there will be an excursion to built examples of innovative and sustainable residential and office buildings in Austria. This is followed by a research and analysis phase that culminates in urban, architectural and energetic concepts and goal definitions. In the accompanying elective subjects Advanced Building Systems  and Advanced Facade Technologies  we will become familiar with strategies to reduce energy demand and to make use of natural resources, as well as tools for estimating and optimizing energy demand and production. The acquired skills are applied in the design process, results are reviewed, questioned, and progressively developed into a final design. Throughout the semester we will receive feedback from colleagues, as well as external experts, through numerous events such as Cross Fertilization, the Midterm Review and Guest Reviews.

     

    Student competition "Nearly Zero"

    The Integral Design Studio is one of the participating courses in the Nearly Zero  student competition organized by the Institute of Buildings and Energy in collaboration and with the financial support of ARE (Austrian Real Estate)  and BIG (Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft)  with a total prize money of € 10 000.

     

    In the course you will learn to work with climate, energy and natural forces in new ways. In a special integrated module in collaboration with Alexandru Dan (Ingenhoven Architects), you will also learn how to communicate your concepts effectively.

     

    This seminar is one of the participating courses in the student competition “Nearly Zero” organized by the Institute of Buildings and Energy, ARE (Austrian Real Estate) and BIG (Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft) with a total prize money of € 10 000. In this seminar, we will be taking a more research-driven, experimental approach to the topic than that being followed in the other courses.

     

    Poster

  • Energy Design :: Winter Term 2018/19

    27.09.2018

    SE Energy design

    WS/SS 159.801 | 4SWS | 6ECTS | Master

     

    Working directly in close collaboration with Prof. Brian Cody you will be part of a team investigating new approaches to Zero Energy Buildings with the aim of contributing fresh, innovative and possibly radical new ideas to the topic. Using the natural forces offered up by the local external environment we will investigate how building energy performance can be maximized using building form, skin, climate control and energy systems.

     

    In the course you will learn to work with climate, energy and natural forces in new ways. In a special integrated module in collaboration with Alexandru Dan (Ingenhoven Architects), you will also learn how to communicate your concepts effectively.

     

    This seminar is one of the participating courses in the student competition “Nearly Zero” organized by the Institute of Buildings and Energy, ARE (Austrian Real Estate) and BIG (Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft) with a total prize money of € 10 000. In this seminar, we will be taking a more research-driven, experimental approach to the topic than that being followed in the other courses.

     

    Poster

  • Workshop 3 :: Winter Term 2018/19

    27.09.2018

    SE Workshop 3

    WS 159.515 | 2SH | 2ECTS | Bachelor

     

    VITALITY

    Design Rules for Building Integrated Photovoltaics in the Early Planning Stage

     

    As part oft he annual topic „Nearly Zero“, we will deal with the integration of photovoltaics in the building envelope. We will examine gaps between buildings in Graz on their potential for solar energy production and propose geometrically optimized infills. For this purpose, we will experiment with a new, Rhino / Grasshopper-based tool developed at the Institute of Buildings and Energy within the framework of the international research project "VITALITY".

     

    This seminar is one of the participating courses in the student competition “Nearly Zero” organized by the Institute of Buildings and Energy, ARE (Austrian Real Estate) and BIG (Bundesimmobiliengesellshaft) with a total prize money of € 10 000.

     

    Poster

  • Student competition "University 2068" Brochure

    07.07.2018

    This brochure is a revisit to the semester with it's highlights, as well as a more thorough description of the winning projects. It also includes statements from the Jury.

     

    Brochure

  • We are hiring! - Application Deadline EXTENDED until August 10

    27.07.2018

    We are looking for new study assistants!

    Extended application deadline: 10th of August 2018.

     

    More info

  • Award ceremony of the Student Competition "University 2068"

    28.06.2018

    On the 28th of June, the Institute will host the ´award ceremony for the student competition "University 2068". Part of the programme is also a Workshop, which is thought to create a dialog between the students and the experts from the Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft.

     

    The winners of the competition will be chosen by our respected jury, consisting of  Elsa Prochazka (Prochazka),  Wolfgang Köck (Pentaplan) and Erich Rannegger (Thomas Pucher Atelier).

     

    More info

  • "Form Follows Energy" by Prof. Brian Cody

    BOOK RELEASE, October 2017!

    01.10.2017

    Architecture is energy. Architectural designs have a mayor impact on the use of material  and on energy consumption, an impact that often lasts for several decades ans sometimes even centuries.

    Form Follows Energy analyses the relationship between energy flows and the form of our built environment. It investigates how energy consumption can be optimized in architecture and urban design, and proposes new approaches. The complex relationship between architecture and energy is illustrated by case studies. Hand-drawn diagrams show how energy planning strategies can be used ti achieve maximum energy efficiency.

    The author draws 30 years of practical experience, teaching, and research, and presents this complex subject to architects and structural engineers in a lucid and clear manner.

     

    More info

  • BIGGEXCHANGE 2018 - For building owners, architects, designers/engineers, entrepreneurs and distributors.

    11.-13. September 2018

     

    International symposium and networking event  for leaders

    in the construction and HVAC industries

     

    11.-13. September 2018 :: Attendorn, Germany

     

    Digitization, climate change, sustainability, demographic change, urbanization, and updating aging infrastructure are all mega trends that will profoundly change our world.

    The BIGGEXCHANGE brings key players in the construction and HVAC industries together to discuss this question and to delve into trend-setting developments, as well as practical and relevant solutions.

     

    It provides a platform for interactive dialog, roundtable discussions and offers numerous networking opportunities.

     

     

    More info

  • Research project Sonte :: Presentation

    05.04.2018t

     

    Smart Modernization Terrassenhaussiedlung

     

    06. April 2018, 18:00 :: Peter Hauptstraße, 8042 Graz

     

    Project Sonte ended with April 2018 and the results will be presented and discussed this Friday.  The modernization guide to the settlement has been developed by the project team, the apartment owners and the residents of "Terrassenhaussiedlung".

    Come and join the discussion!

     

    More info:

    Sonte Projektinformationen

    Research project Sonte

    Smart Cities

    HDA

    Facebook

     

  • Student Competition :: University 2068 :: Summer Semester 2018

    03.02.2018

     

    Take part  in our Student Competition "University 2068"

    in Summer Semester 2018 !

     

    Following on from the success of the “Inhabitable Skins” collaboration with ARE (Austrian Real Estate) in the academic year 2016/17, this semester we will collaborate with BIG (Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft) and focus on future-orientated solutions for university buildings. The following question will be addressed; given the ongoing and expected demographic, technological and social changes in society, how should we build university buildings today, so that they will able to cope with the challenges of the future 50 years from now. The collaboration will again take the form of a Student Competition, which is generously supported with prize monies by BIG. The goal is a mutually beneficial cross fertilization between teaching, research and practice.

     

    You can find more info in our  brochure: University 2068, Student  Competition

    Poster

  • Masterstudio :: Summer Semester  2018

    03.02.2018

     

    In the Master Studio the semester topic will be handled on a conceptual level. The important part of the semester work is the definition of the research question and the preparation of the design task.  These will be developed by the students in form of an essay, a so called “Manifesto”. The outcome of these Manifestos should end with various projects that involve different university typologies on numerous locations in Austria. The tasks and the projects are generally fictive, but could also be based on real conditions and scenarios.

     

    We are waiting for you!

     

    Links:

    Poster

  • Energy Design :: Summer Semester 2018

    03.02.2018

     

    Working directly in close collaboration with Prof. Brian Cody you will be part of a team investigating a new typological approach to educational and research buildings, which utilizes atria type spaces to allow the use of symbiotic relationships and synergetic energy effects between the various different program elements of offices, labs and teaching spaces, while at the same time providing space to promote informal communication and social interaction in the form of “interior urbanism”. The focus is on connecting the major design themes of communication and energy.

     

    We are waiting for you!

     

    Links:

    Poster

     

  • Final Presentation Masterstudio Hot&Cold  :: Wintersemester 2017/18

    31.01.2018

     

    Final Review for the LV 159.777 Integral design studio

     

    31st of January :: ATDG114 :: 11AM

     

    With: Prof. Brian Cody, Aleksandar Tepavcevic

     

    And Guest Critics:

    Univ.Prof.Mag.arch.ELSA PROCHAZKA

    Dipl. Ing. ERICH RANEGGER

    Univ.Ass.Dipl.Ing.BERNHARD SOMMER

     

     

    Link Poster

     

  • Debate "Stadt finden" -  How does energy get into urban planning?

    11.12.2017

    Debate "Stadt finden"

     

    Ongoing debate between architects and civil engineers on different aspects about urban planning and urban development. How does energy get into urban planning?

     

     

    More info and the full debate

    PDF

  • Building engineering WS 2017/18 Poster template

    07.12.2017

    Poster template for the Building engineering course WS 2017/18

     

    Link to the .zip file

  • Building engineering WS 2017/18 Model Tutorial

    05.12.2017

    Model tutorial for the final presentation of the Building engineering course

     

    Link to the tutorial

     

  • Discussion: Walls for eternity: How sustainable are universities?

    06.11.2017

    Walls for eternity: How sustainable are universities?

     

    Discussion on 6 November 2017 at 6 pm in Vienna at the Federal Real Estate Company.

     

    More info

  • Annual Brochure 2017/18

    20.10.2017

     

    Annual Brochure PDF

  • Student Competition :: Inhabitable Skin :: Award Winners

    10.10.2017

    The winners of the student competition

    INHABITABLE SKIN :

     

     

     

     

    1. Prize Bachelor Architecture TU Graz

    "Cross Fortification"

    Dokonal Felix, Hermann Klara, Julian Lanca Gil, Pacher-Theinburg Assunta

     

    2. Prize Bachelor Architecture TU Graz

    "MOBO"

    Großmann Charlotte, Jenner Bettina, Lieskonig Stephanie, Petautschnig Hannes

     

    3. Prize Bachelor Architecture TU Graz

    "Suncut"

    Schnablegger Benjamin

     

     

     

     

    1. Prize Master Architecture TU Graz

    "Vertical Village"

    Peers Sarah

     

    2. Prize Master Architecture TU Graz

    "Green Oasis"

    Lienhart Petra

     

    3. Prize Master Architecture TU Graz

    the skin u’r in

    Karajić Elmas

     

     

     

     

    1. Prize and Grand Prix Master Architecture Angewandte Wien

    "Affordable living"

    Wild Martin

     

    2. Prize Master Architecture Angewandte Wien

    "Cross Diffusion"

    Goern Benjamin, Potra Mihai

     

    3. Prize Master Architecture Angewandte Wien

    "Permable clusters"

    Denman Mary, Juul Frost Mathias, Yonchev Angel

     

     

     

     

    Fotos

     

     

  • Student Competition :: Inhabitable Skin :: Award ceremony

    09.10.2017

    The Institute of Buildings and Energy would like to invite you to the

    INHABITABLE SKIN award ceremony.

     

     

    09.10.2017 – 17:00

    AULA – Alte Technik – TU Graz

    Price categories: Bachelor / Master / Master the ANGEWANDTE

     

    PDF

  • Masterstudio :: Winter Semester 2017/18

    25.09.2017

     

    In the academic year 2017/18 at the Institute of Buildings and Energy, in the focus of the Integral Master Studio will be design for extreme climate conditions. As an inevitable part of the global warming phenomena, the climate change is causing more intense polarization of the climate conditions worldwide into two extremes – extreme hot and extreme cold. How does this climate polarization influence the design process of our buildings and cities? Is there an evident spatial difference in urban design concepts for these two climates? What are the differences on a building and facade level? In which of these climates would it be possible to achieve human conditions with less energy effort?

     

    We are waiting for you!

     

    Links:

    Poster

     

  • Energy Design :: Winter Semester 2017/18

    25.09.2017

     

     

    Working in directly in close collaboration with Prof. Brian Cody you will be part of a team which will design two vertical campus projects, one in the hot and humid climate of Mumbai, one in the cold climate of Anchorage, Alaska.

     

    A vertical campus is a new typological approach to educational and research buildings, in which the program is stacked vertically and the important spaces to promote informal communication and social interaction are developed in vertically continuous volumes which connect the program of offices, labs and teaching spaces together.

     

    We are waiting for you!

     

    Links:

    Poster

     

  • Workshop 3 :: Winter Semester 2017/18

    25.09.2017

     

     

    As part of this year's theme “Hot and Cold”, we will put ourselves into border country of the Andean states of Peru and Bolivia. There, we find highly contrasting climatic conditions, due to the enormous differences in altitude: permanently cool areas in the highlands of the Andes, and permanently warm regions in the subtropical lowlands.

     

    These contrasting environments provide perfect conditions to study the influence of the outside temperature on the climatic design of buildings: Let away the outside temperature, the climatic conditions are comparable - the sun path is almost the same, rainfall, seasonal and daily temperature fluctuations are similar.

     

     

    Links:

    Poster

     

  • Junge Architekturfroschung Graz

    05.07.2017

     

    05.07.2017 :: 17:00 until 20:00

    HDA House of Architecture

     

    The Doctoral School of the Faculty of Architecture at TUGraz and the House of Architecture present Junior Researchers and their Mentors  from the field of Architecture.

     

    Program

    Poster

  • Start-up Special: Breaking News - Wir starten

    07.07.2017

     

    07.07.2017 :: 19:00

    HDA House of Architecture

     

    The HDA in cooperation with the Chamber of Civil Engineers of Styria and Carinthia will organize a  talk with a lineup consisting of young architects and technicians who are in the process of starting their own businesses.

     

    Participants:

      -Studio Magic Graz: Patricia Wess, Thomas Kalcher, Davide Barbieri, Stefania Monici, Peter Kanzler, Vanessa Hanni, Maria Barbi, Thomas Kain, Judith Urschler, Max Kieninger

      -ARS ATELIE Prishtina: Gresa Kastrati, Flakë Zeneli, Krenare Juniku und Donika Luzhnica

      -Häfele Nuler Architektur Wien: Theresa Häfele, Julia Nuler

     

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  • ABOUT

    Based on global warming, decline of existing energy resources, exponential population growth, increasing geopolitical instabilities which are the result of uncertainty of the future energy supply, together with the fact that buildings represent about 40% of total energy consumption worldwide leads to a conclusion that a good architecture is not possible without a good energy concept.

     

    The buildings represent the bigger part of one of the biggest problem of our society - fair distribution of available resources. Therefore architecture can be a big part of the solution. Never before in the history of our civilization architecture had such a chance to gain one of the central roles in the society. Good architecture is always representing the expression of the cultural values, priorities and hopes of a society. Now it can produce a physical response for the existential challenges.

     

    A sustainable development by definition cannot get along with the decay in architectural quality of our built environment. A building with low architectural quality and good energy concept is not an actual benefit for a sustainable future. The objective of research and teaching at the Institute is the maximization of energy performance of buildings and cities, and the development of architectural and urban projects through form and structure optimization toward energy efficiency.

  • TEAM

    Head of the Institute

    Brian Cody

    consultation-hour

    Assistant

    consultation-hour - wednesday 11:00 - 12:00

    alexander.eberl@tugraz.at

    Project Assistant/Lector

    Sebastian Sautter

    sautter@tugraz.at

    Lector

    Martin Schneebacher

    martin.schneebacher@tugraz.at

    Student assistant

    lilli.kroher@student.tugraz.at

    Office hours

    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 12:00

    doris.damm@tugraz.at

    Assistant

    Aleksandar Tepavcevic

    consultation-hour - friday 11:00 - 12:00

    aleksandar.tepavcevic@tugraz.at

    Lector

    Alexandru Dan

    dan@tugraz.at

    Student assistant

    filip.l.pejic@student.tugraz.at

    Assistant

    Christiane Wermke

    christiane.wermke@tugraz.at

    Lector

    Minoru Suzkuki

    minoru.suzuki@tugraz.at

    Student assistant

    predrag.jovanovic@student.tugraz.at

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