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  • Springchallenge 2012

    Springchallenge 2012
    vienna AUSTRIA

    Project Organizers/Instructors: andrei GHEORGHE (IoA) & bence PAP (IoA – Studio Lynn).
    Guest Instructors: Irina Bogdan, Trevor Patt, Clemens Preisinger (Bollinger+Grohmann), & Moritz Heimrath (Bollinger+Grohmann).

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Springchallenge 2012: IOA SPRING CHALLENGE is an international design workshop intended for architecture students interested in exploring digital design techniques/fabrication within the teaching environment of the Institute of Architecture at the University.The installation is the result of a one week workshop with international students, hosted by the University of Applied Arts in Vienna under the guidance of Andrei Gheorghe and Bence Pap.

    The work is fully parametrically designed via Grasshopper and the structural plugin Karamba, developed at the Universities Institute and Bollinger+Grohmann engineers. The cellular structure of the installation varies its cell-properties in shape and density, responding to the structural forces of the suspended structure. The minimal surface spanning about 6 m is triangular in shape, funneling to in inverse oculus at its lower part and is suspended in one of the Universities galleries.

    sP: What or who influenced this project?
    Springchallenge 2012: The desire to build.

    sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
    Springchallenge 2012: As it was an international collaboration, and so a lot of tastes and styles accumulated into different musical endeavors keeping us awake the nights, I can clearly remember the usual “architect’s drive” of Aphex Twin, but also good mixes by John Talabot, Moved D . . . and, yes, Soul Clap, of course!

    sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
    Springchallenge 2012: projects like Zaha’s Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku that contribute stunning and mesmerizing results to the field.

    Additional credits and links:

    Yes we would like to thank to all the people who participated, helped us build this project and to the IOA for supporting the project. See you next year!

    Shota Tsikoliya (Academy of Arts Architecture and Design in Prague), Bianca Böckle (University of Liechtenstein), Tamara Sumi (Univesity of Ljubljana), Lenka Januskova (University of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague), Clemens Conditt (TU Wien), Tuğgen Kukul (ITU Istanbul), Maria Smigielska (Poznan University of Technology,Poland), Ceren Yönetim (TU Wien), Maciej Chmara (TU Wien), Oana Bogatan (TU of Cluj Napoca), Djordje Stanojevic (IUAV , course Sciece of Architecture, Venice, Italy), Rene Meszarits (TU Wien), Andreas Quast (TU Wien), Marco Pizzichemi (IUAV University of Venice), Zhenyu Yan ( U.f. Angewandte Kunst), Jiří Vítek (Faculty of Architecture Brno), Johanna Jõekalda (Estonian Academy of Arts), Raouf M. Abdelnabi (UAE), Özlem Altun (Yildiz Technical University), Tadeas Klaban (Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design Prague), Abraham Fung (Carleton University, School of Architecture and Urbanism), Artur Staškevitš (Estonian Academy of Arts), Benjamin Ennenmoser (TU Innsbruck), Roberto Naboni (Milano University)

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