• Open Architecture 2017

    30.06.2017

     

    30.06.2017

     

    Faculty of  Architecture is celebrating a very successful Semester. Come and enjoy the exhibition representing all the hard work students have put into their projects, and of course the music, food and drinks.  See you there!

     

    Poster

    Impressions

  • Final review! Masterstudio SS 2017

    28.06.2017

     

    Final Review for the LV 159.701 Integral design studio

     

    28nd of June :: AT02056

     

    With: Prof. Brian Cody, Aleksandar Tepavcevic, Renate Teppner, Sebastian Sautter

     

    And Guest Critics:

    Univ.Prof.Mag.arch.ELSA PROCHAZKA

    Univ.Ass.Dipl.Ing.BERNHARD SOMMER

     

    Poster

    Impressions

     

  • Energy Design :: Final Presentation

     

    24.05.2017

     

    On Wednesday the students presented their projects, in which they found new and interesting ways to revitalize the Terrassenhaussiedlung in Graz.

     

    Links:

    Impressionen

  • CROSSFERTILISATION SS2017

     18.05.2017 :: HS1 :: Alte Technik Cross Fertilisation creates an opportunity for dialogue and exchange of ideas between students involved in all the courses at the institute that deal with the annual topic.Through short presentations and discussions, the students of the Bachelor and Master studies as well as students of the University of Applied Arts Vienna are able to learn from each other, to sharpen their thoughts and concepts and to expand their knowledge. Links:PlakatFacebook eventImpressionen 

     

  • Lecture  'Form follows Energy' Prof. Brian Cody in Politecnico di Milano

    04.05.2017

     04.05.2017 As part of the collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano, Prof. Brian Cody held a Lecture on 'Form follows Energy' for the students  of  Politecnico di Milano as well as our students, which, together with Aleksandar Tepavcevic accompanied him in this trip.  Links:Foto

     

  • Workshop Graz:: Vienna :: Milan

     15.03.2017 - 17.03.2017 During the Workshop days, a dialog between the Students of Politecnico di Milano, University of Applied arts in Vienna and our own students was developed. The students, working together with our guest Professor Cino Zucchi, Brian Cody, Aleksandar Tepavcevic, Alexander Eberl and Bernhard Sommer,  were able to exchange ideas in dealing with the annual topic Inhabitable Skin, as well as visit some reference projects in Vienna and Graz. Links:Impressionen

     

  • Lecture "A city is not a tree" by Prof. Cino Zucchi

    15.03.2017

     15.03.2017 :: 19:00 :: HSI Born in Milano in 1955, Cino Zucchi graduated at M.I.T. and at the Politecnico di Milano, where he presently teaches. Author of several articles and books on architectural theory and history, he has been the curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture. Together with his studio CZA he has designed and realized several buildings, public spaces and master plans which deserved prizes and mentions. Links:Poster [Link: Plakat]Cino Zucchi Architetti   

     

  • Masterstudio :: Summer Semester 2017

     In the focus of the Integral Master Studio, in the Summer semester of 2017 at the Institute for Buildings and Energy, will be the “Inhabitable Skin” concept  developed by a group of architects together with Prof. Brian Cody and supported by the Austrian Real Estate Agency. Students will explore the application of the concept on the housing typology and create design solutions for the “buffer zone” which replaces the role of the conventional layered wall. The goal is to improve the total energy performance of the building, especially in the summer and winter period, while on a functional level the “buffer zone” should introduce new spatial qualities for the apartments and allow a bigger flexibility. The same topic will be investigated within our partner institutions, Politecnico di Milano and Die Angewandte in Vienna, led by Professor Cino Zucchi and Bernhard Sommer. What is your vision for the “INHABITABLE SKIN”? A dynamic semester consisting of numerous external activities, including workshops and trips to Vienna and Milano, the Mid-Review and the Cross-Fertilization events with our guest critics Prof. Elsa Prochazka and Prof. Zucchi , lectures and a good working atmosphere with our dedicated teaching staff is waiting for you! If you are a hardworking, talented and strongly motivated student and competitor, don’t miss your chance to be one of the potential student prize winners! We are waiting for you! Links:Poster [Link: Plakat]    

     

  • Energy Design :: Summer Semester 2017

     LV 159.801 Energy DesignMaster programme, elective course, 6ECTSTutors:  Prof. Brian Cody, DI Alexander Eberl Topic:  Terrassenhaussiedlung 2.0 – Re(dis)covering Utopia In the summer semester 2017, the course will take place in context of the interdisciplinary research project “SONTE“, which focuses on the holistic renovation of the modernist housing estate “Terrassenhaussiedlung” in Graz. Within the framework of the course, a field trip to the housing estate, as well as several guest lectures and guest reviews will take place. This semester, the course will be held in German. Links:Werkgruppe Graztug online   

     

  • Urban Design and Energy :: Summer  Semester 2017

     This seminar consists in an experimental design approach focussing on spatial potentials of Inhabitalbe Skins within skyscrapers in Manhattan. A sustainable housing neighborhood will be developed on the chosen site. The space to design considers programmes such as extension of the private apartments and spaces for food production. Potential circulation areas in the third dimension have to be considered to connect the buildings. Additional spaces for social gatherings and gastronomy are desired. The focus is on the design tasks, defined in the annual topic and their potential influence on of energy performance, spatial quality, micro climate and quality of life of the urban quartier.  A sustainable energy concept is an integral part of each design project.  Link Poster 

     

  • FINAL REVIEW! Masterstudio WS 2016/17

     Final Review for the LV 159.777 Integral design studio 2nd of February :: AT02056 With: Prof. Brian Cody, Aleksandar Tepavcevic And Guest Critics:Prof. Cino Zucchi. Politecnico di MilanoUniv.Prof.Mag.arch.ELSA PROCHAZKAUniv.Ass.Dipl.Ing.BERNHARD SOMMER  Link Poster 

     

  • MIDTERM REVIEW! Masterstudio WS 2016/17

    MIDTERM Review for the LV 159.777 Integral design studio Monday ::  7th of November :: AT02056 With: Prof. Brian Cody, Aleksandar Tepavcevic And Guest Critics:Univ.Prof.Mag.arch.ELSA PROCHAZKAUniv.Ass.Dipl.Ing.BERNHARD SOMMERDipl.Ing.TOBIAS WEISS  Link Poster 

     

  • Masterstudio WS2016/17

    LV 159.777 Integral design studio

    Master

     

    Inhabitable Skin

    A multi-storey building structure is designed and developed on the terms defined in the annual topic. The ratio of the required technological and energetic effort and the expected energy performance of the building over its entire life cycle is taken into account and optimized.

     

    With: Prof. Brian Cody, Aleksandar Tepavcevic

     

    Elective courses:

    LV 159.805 Advanced Facade Technologies with Renate Teppner

    LV 159.806 Advanced Building Systems with Sebastian Sautter

     

     

    Link Poster

     

  • Energy Design WS 2016/17

    LV 159.801 Energy Design

    Elective course 6ECTS

     

    Architectural, conceptual and technical analysis of energy-efficient buildings and their energy assessment.

     

    In this course, the students should develop the ability to take a holistic approach on building design. Critical and analytical thinking will be encouraged through written and graphical analysis and discussion of ongoing results. Academic writing and presentation skills will be refined through the preparation of written and illustrated book chapters. Energy-conscious design is explored through design tasks and its assessment with simulation software. This year’s tasks are in context of the annual theme Inhabitable Skin.

     

     

     

    With:  Prof. Brian Cody, Alexander Eberl

     

    Link Plakat

  • Annual Topic 2016/17

    Inhabitable Skin

    Responsive interfaces in contemporary housing design

     

    This year we will deal with a new typology in housing. The "inhabitable Skin" a lightweight, flexible, thermal buffer zone, similar to a winter garden, will replace the usual massive, highly insulated walls, common in multi-storey residential construction. More space, more light, less hazardous waste paired with low energy demand and comfortable indoor climate can be achieved by this strategy. The lightweight construction allows a high degree of prefabrication, thus saving time and costs on site. This energy concept has been designed by Energy Design Cody  in a collaboration with the Austrian Real Estate GmbH, Elsa Prochazka and Cino Zucchi Architetti. The task of the students will be to integrate this energy concept into their designs and explore its architectural potential. The teaching is carried out in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano  and the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Guest lectures, joint events and a student competition are planned. More information will follow shortly!

     

     

     

    Annual topic PDF

  • New in our team!

    New in our team:

    Renate Teppner, Saša Sever und Vesa Bunjaku

     

    Welcome!

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  • 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 have done in the previous semesters at our Institute, and wish them good luck for 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, who is committed to a comprehensive traffic and energy transition, and Professor Regine Gerike, specialist for integrated traffic planning at the TU Dresden, are in dialogue with the citizens of Heidelberg, 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. The experts will discuss future aspects of diverse use, teaching and research, energy, open space, urban climate, mobility and sustainable development, among other things.

     

    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 17th and 18th, 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 pleasant  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 it's 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 here

  • 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 here

  • 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

  • TEAM

    Head of Institute

    Consultation hour acc. to agreement

    Universitätsassistent

    Sprechstunden n. V.

    markus.bartaky@tugraz.at

    Assistant

    Consultation hour: Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:00

    christiane.wermke@tugraz.at

    Lecturer

    Consultation hour acc. to agreement

    minoru.suzuki@tugraz.at

    Lecturer

    b.sommer@exikon.at

    Student project assistent

    muharem.alesevic@tugraz.at

    Office

    Office hours:

    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 12:00

    doris.damm@tugraz.at

    Assistant

    Consultation hour acc. to agreement

    anyla.berisha@tugraz.at

    Project Assistant/Lecturer

    sautter@tugraz.at

    Assistant

    Consultation hour acc. to agreement

    t.weiss@aee.at

    Project assistant

    alexander.eberl@tugraz.at

    Assistant

    Consultation hour: Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:00

    lea.weiss@tugraz.at

    Lecturer

    Consultation hour acc. to agreement

    hc@energydesign-cody.com

    Lecturer

    martin.schneebacher@tugraz.at

    Assistant

    martin.kaftan@tugraz.at

    Student assistant

    amina.huskic@tugraz.at

    Student assistant

    pejic@tugraz.at

    Student assistant

    predrag.jovanovic@tugraz.at

  • ABOUT

    Against the predominant background of global warming, rapidly diminishing energy resources, exponential population growth, increasing geopolitical instabilities resulting from the uncertainty of the future energy supply situation together with the fact that buildings are responsible for at least 40% of the world's energy consumption, good architecture is not possible without a good energy concept. Buildings represent a large part of what is probably one of the biggest problems of our society - namely the fair distribution of the resources available to us. Architecture can therefore be a major part of the solution. Never before has this discipline been offered a comparable opportunity to play such a central role in the history of mankind. Good architecture is always a concrete expression of the cultural values, priorities and hopes of a society. But now it can also provide the physical answer to this existential challenge. By definition, sustainable development cannot be accompanied by a simultaneous loss of architectural quality in our built environment. A building with little architectural quality and a good energy concept therefore makes no real contribution to a sustainable future. Research and teaching at the IGE focuses on maximizing the energy performance of buildings and cities and developing architectural and urban design projects that are inherently highly energy efficient by optimizing their shape and structure. 

  • ABOUT

    Architecture is not only responsible for a large proportion of the world's energy consumption - architecture is energy. A line on paper that represents an architectural intention often implies decades or centuries of associated energy and material flows. At the Institute for Buildings and Energy (IGE),  energy-efficient architecture is understood as a triad of minimized energy consumption, optimal indoor climate and excellent spatial qualities - both at the urban and individual building level.

     

    The experience and the accumulated know-how from the practice of the consulting firm Energy Design Cody through collaborations with architectural offices such as Coop Himmelb(l)au, OMA, Miralles Tagliabue, Delugan Meissl, MVRDV, to name but a few, flow back into basic research but also into the teaching activities at the institute via lectures and impulse lectures, so that students benefit directly from this experience and knowledge.

     

    Since 2010, the concept has been to prepare a special topic of focus for the coming academic year with the aim of focussing attention in teaching and research on a specific topic for a limited period of time and to exploit synergies between the various activities. At the end of the year, the results of the teaching and research activities are summarized in a brochure and presented to all members of the faculty together with the chosen topic for the coming academic year.

     

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