COACH - PROFESSORSHIP AT THE ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, VIENNA

GONE WITH THE WIND
BArch 3 Studio: Michelle Howard | Christian Fröhlich, akbild WS 2011/12

This semester we investigated how materials construction and technologies are shaped by the elemental force of the wind, where they resist, where they interact and where they simply "go with the flow".
Observe: In the first two weeks the students looked at a number of art, architecture and engineering works which have been shaped by elemental forces. In the following two weeks they looked very closely at and recorded the actions of the wind, this both in experiments and random incidents they have noticed. Here methods were developed to record that looking.
Make: The students were then asked to design and construct an element whose nature is determined by the interactivity they determined for it. The construction and interactivity chosen for this element should have resulted from their research and observations. It is these constructions which you can observe here with your eyes, your skin, your ears and your body.We have placed 2 large ventilators in the apex of the Prospekthof and the student installations are placed according to their desired wind intensity. Some projects desire very little wind, these will be shown at intervals accompanied by a performance when the ventilators will stop. Please enjoy, let yourself be transported by the wind!
STUDENTS
Bayandin Alice, Binevic Anastasija, Fathulla Avin, Kaya Mario
Malenka Matej, Niens Daniel Andre, Nocker Julian, Oltay Matthias
Pekin Ömer, Petkova Desislava Iroslav, Rach Nikolaus
Rasner David, Schienegger Jasmin Theres, Strunden Paula Maya
Wulz Lukas, Zazworka Richard, Znaor Nikola