On behalf of the institute for Architecture Theory at the TU Vienna, Oliver Schürer invited SPAN Matias del Campo and Sandra Manninger to conduct the following studio. The students task was to design a display system for the bi-annual Archdiploma exhibition based on ideas of seamless, continuous bodies and agglomerations of tesselated systems. One of the students projects would actually be produced as part of the exhibition setting which demanded a rigorous design approach including thoughts about manufacturing constraints within the digital design and fabrication chain.
After about two month of intensive working sessions the students of the Surface Grammar Studio presented the final iterations of their projects to a panel of critics consisting of Kari Jormakka (Professor, Architecture Theory, TU Vienna), Oliver Bertram (Different Futures), Dörte Kuhlmann, Sandra Manninger and Matias del Campo. One selected project will be produced to form a part of the Archdiploma exhibition 2009 which will be staged this fall at the project space, Kunsthalle Wien.
Update: The decision was not easy…
… but was finally made. Some impressions from the setting at the Archdiploma 09 at the project space, Kunsthalle Wien.