Michael Hafner, Julian Brües, Philipp Sternath, Alexander Lehnerer, Leonhard Panzenböck, Ellena Ehrl, Tibor Bielicky, Gosia Olchowska, Jasmin Monschein, Marry-Ann Lackner, Vlad Ionescu, Katarina Hollan

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"Models" is intended as a call to slow down design process of architecture. Contemporary architecture relies less on model making and more on rendering with computer programs. Does this circumstance lead to architecture loosing its sensitivity and sensuality? The architects creative process should be to design with the help of their own hands, rather than with a controller. Otherwise, a certain creative design process, wich involves the use of craftsmanship techniques and the physical examination of materials, will vanish. A detachment from error-free 3D renderings should be regarded as an opportunity to expand one's own imagination, wich in tun can open up space for new ideas. In this sense, physical modeling offers advantages that may not be immediately apparent, but subsequently make it indispensable for a sustainable architectural practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModels
EditorsMichael Hafner, Katharina Hohenwarter, Julian Brües, Philipp Sternath
Place of PublicationGraz
ISBN (Print)978-3-200-08550-3
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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