Alessi Mutants Studio Leaders: Reiner Zettl, Tom Kovac School or Institution: Die Angewandte (Uni. of Applied Arts Vienna) Urban Strategies Country: Austria Website: www. urbanstrategies.at/
Biennale Slovenian Pavilion. In 2012 he is also taking part in Ars Electronica Festival ‘The Big Picture’’ and Protoecologics. Kovac’s work is in the collections of the FRAC Centre Orleans, The American Library of Congress Washington, The Alessi Museum Italy and The Centre Pompidou Paris.
2. School The University of Applied Arts Vienna is home to 1. Studio Leader Biography more than 2,000 students, Reiner Zettl, is a Professor many of whom come from and Art Historian at the other countries, both within Architecture Institute at the Europe and abroad. The University of Applied Arts broad spectrum of artistic Vienna and the Academy of disciplines, complemented by Fine Art Vienna. Zettl is also a large number of scientific Academic Director of the subjects, certainly enriches Urban Strategies Postgraduate the special atmosphere that Program at the University of prevails at the »Angewandte«. Applied Arts Vienna. Zettl The Angewandte sees itself was co-Curator of Design as a place for free artistic and Now: Austria, Curator of academic expression, as a Rock over Barock. 7+2 young forum for open debate, and as and beautiful (Kunsthaus a laboratory for artistic visions, Mürzzuschlag). In 2006 Zettl which unfold their potentials was Curator of Stadt = Form in the society of the future. Raum Netz 10th Venice Our goal to remain one of the Architecture Biennale, Austrian best art schools in the world Pavilion. Recently Zettl also is inextricably linked to the took part at the 12th Venice consistent effort invested into Architecture Biennale ‘Austria continually increasing our Under Construction’ Austrian quality standards, the ongoing Pavilion exhibition. renewal of creative potential, and our uncompromising Tom Kovac, is a Professor of advocacy of artistic and Architecture at RMIT University, academic freedom. Visiting Professor at IoA Die Angewandte, Vienna and Sci Arc, Los Angeles. In 2012 Kovac 3. Studio description is the Director of Architecture, The four-week intensive 2112Ai Maribor 2012 European studio reinvents the future Capital of Culture and Curator relationship between of the 13th Venice Architecture architecture and industrial
object, and explores in emergent digital directions within objects and architectural design. The studio aims at investigating and exploring the systems, processes, technology, digital fabrication techniques in the context of research, culture, practice, and on form itself. The purpose is to develop series of small-scale objects scaleable geometries that will assist in the development of objects of future and architectural forms. Each piece aims at exploring a new environment using a formal language of fluidity that seamlessly transform object and architecture into a comprehensive environment. The pieces aim to provide a basis for research into patterns and forms in ways previously deemed impossible, with the designs demonstrating the potential to transform from single object into a series of interconnected elements and pavilion form, extending Alessi’s 20-year parallel explorations in Tea & Coffee projects into new design and micro architecture. The studio offers architects and designers a place to put forward experimental methods, forms and styles amidst the technological revolution that is reshaping contemporary design and architecture. It is a hybrid, quoting design and architecture as a scale-less field of operation and spatial production. Though some objects are
imbued with functionality and ergonomic considerations, it is about manipulating space and formal integration. The designed environment describes movement in a static material using state-of-theart methods of design and fabrication. The Alessi Mutants project presents a far-reaching opportunity in developing knowledge and the myriad of architectural processes of Alessi project design. Its aim is to transform our vision of the future with new spatial concepts and bold, visionary forms.
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