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I walk inside and I feel light, so light that my feet barely touch the ground almost floating. Everything is structured as if with regular metal cold plates that have the softness of the bleached black leather. I touch the wall on my right side and it stretches a bit, everything is moving but not chaotically, as if it has its own rhythm as if it’s breathing, but still rigid in a way. Feels like metal but it isn’t. I continue to walk down but suddenly some strange force catches me and I am slowly floating vertically into another space.


Get some foam, glue it together. 
Find some tape, plastic or leather. 
Put it all in a frame.
 Add some lights, give it a name. 
Wait wait wait, check the clearance. 
Looks good, lets call it Constructive Interference

Enter where it glows and its tall...

eat a mushroom, shrink real small.

The lights go out as you climb down...

SHHHHH! can you hear that sound??

Is there something burred in the wall?

oh, pretty; a floating ball


 Inspired from a text by Andrej Striezenec, "An Invisible Building"

"It's surface is again smooth, cold, seamless... we encounter an oddly decorated foyer... milky glass panels... constructing a strange labarinth. The light from my flashlight refracts and reflect from the glass, leaving me a bit confused"

As my vision ran along it, the ripples crested and curled, folded and furled.
It was no Specter and yet its appearance was that of an object from another world.

We are happy to announce that this summer semester 2017 the IoA again offers the CROSS OVER STUDIO, directed by Andrea Börner and Bernhard Sommer. The Studio gathers students from the three master-classes to a joint venture in research and design on a special topic.

Topic: Urban Ecologies 4.0 Speculating on Future Public Spaces 

Technological changes brought about by the information revolution are already causing a shift in the understanding and use of the public/common spaces in its current function as a meeting place and space for cultural exchange. The studio develops architectural interventions in order to advance with spatial manifestations into the vacuum that this collapsing public leaves behind. 

Conducted by faculty from within the institute (Urban Strategies & Energy Design), the program foresees intense workshops with invited guests, lectures and reviews in a well balanced mix of integrating international and local knowledge to contribute to the studio in teaching, feed-back and dialogue. 

The cross over studio is designed for 9-12 participants from our three Design Studios, and counts as regular studio/ entwurfs-semester in regard to the curriculum and gained ETCS.
Application: Students are selected according to motivation and work samples. Please send brief material and motivation to: until February 25 2017.