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Living in the Wall

Together with TU Wien, the 21er Haus is realizing an experimental housing installation, which will be located in the lower-level courtyard of the museum during the summer months.

How can we ensure the optimum use of living spaces? Which spatial requirements are essential in order to live cheaply and comfortably today? In times of crisis, what influence do people’s new basic needs have on the architecture of temporary housing, such as emergency shelters, on social housing or on the renovation of old urban buildings? Do we need a paradigm shift in our approach to housing?

All of these questions will be addressed by this year’s pavilion project Living in the Wall. The wall as a constructive and functional element will be innovatively reinterpreted by the final design.

The project will be realized by students of architecture from TU Wien under the direction of Prof. Christine Hohenbüchler (Head of the Institute of Art and Design, Drawing and Visual Languages) and architect David Calas (Lecturer at the Department for Housing and Design). Furthermore, the 1:1 model will also be used by the students as an active site for debate during the summer months. Living in the Wall, a meeting place.

The 21er PAVILION series is curated by Harald Krejci.

21.06.2016 at 6 pm
21er Haus – Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst
Quartier Belvedere, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna

Pictures: © 21erHaus / Hannes Stoll