HP Designjet & Dessau Institute of Architecture: Design for Venice Biennale Part II

Uploaded by HPGraphicArts on 11.07.2012

The Maribor projects in our studio deals with future concepts of urban design within the realm of Maribor.
The students are basically thinking about an urban situation and urban possibilities
We’re looking at the city of Maribor and how it’s going to look in 100 years
Who knows how we’re going to live in 100 years, no one knows,
and we are just trying to make a fantasy out of it... what can it be?
We wanted to apply more ideas from nature and biology, looking for emerging behaviours,
looking for textures, looking for tissues, and finding methods and ideas of how they can be applied in urban design.
From our studio we are contributing with three projects for the Venice Biennale this August 2012
The Venice Biennale is one of the greatest exhibitions for architecture that we have in Europe.
It’s an amazing opportunity where you can display what you stand for,
what your project is about and what architecture will become.
For this project we used a lot of digital technologies.
My interest in teaching architecture has always been very technology heavy,
I like to play with technology and I like to share that with the students,
and provide them with opportunities to enhance their abilities with technology.
We are trying to design a living city that is expanding and growing constantly,
without technologies we wouldn’t be able to do it.
Every day we communicate with our professors. Now, we are here in Germany,
our professors are in China, we send information to them, they comment and give us feedback.
It’s like all the people are sitting round one table in one room discussing a project
even though they are all over the planet.
It’s compulsory for us to print once a week when our professors are here, they sketch on it,
they scan it and share it with the group,
so all of us can have a copy of what professor Manninger has sketched for us.
To have an HP printer in the studio is very important;
it helps them to understand where they are with their project and where they should go.
With our stuff it’s all about imagery, it’s less about plans.
To be able to do a test print by walking across the room if using the usb or using e print and share,
to be able to see if its ok or too dark you can change it
so you don’t end up with your final printout that you’re being marked on is to dark and you’re losing grades for your project.
The breaking down of barriers is what creates innovation and innovation is triggered by the technology.
We started this project a month later than the other people that are doing the Maribor project
and if we didn’t have this technology we couldn’t have gained what we gained in this short amount of time.
I think the Venice Biennale is the most important architecture event every two years.
You cannot have any more impact when you are a student it’s a very great opportunity to exhibit there.
It’s a great opportunity to show my project in front of the whole World.
I’m looking forward to going to Venice very much and with the help of Professor Manninger and Professor del Campo,
I think I am ready for Venice.