AADRL Work in Progress


AA Gallery 17/11/2018 - 12/1/2019

Monday to Friday 10:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-17:00.

The AADRL is a work in progress. In both method and practice the lab challenges the orthodoxies of convention in how we discuss, design, fabricate and live within architecture and urbanism. Championing an unapologetic belief that design and discourse permeates all aspects of life, architecture here is a framework to explore, invent and respond to the challenges of today. It is a process without end. It is a pursuit for adaptive and evolutionary means to allow our environments to participate and evolve with us. 

Participation is at the heart of this continuous project where architecture is seen as a disruptive technology and within this expanded field is understood as a spatial framework that challenges the norm and the generic tendencies that otherwise limit possibilities. The attempt is to offer more – to treat architecture as a mode of enquiry that extends from material behaviour, artificial intelligence to the challenges of infrastructure and urbanism.

The work featured in this exhibition is from the AADRL studios run by Theodore Spyropoulos, Patrik Schumacher and Shajay Bhooshan, and is our attempt to expand the role that technology plays within the cultural production of space. The work examines the future of work, living and culture and proposes design research that examines the means to enable this through three dimensional printed structures, self- aware and structured robotic agents and multi-authored designed urbanism.

Related Events:
Friday, 7 December
AA Barrel Vault
2pm –6pm
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Vienna University of Applied Arts | Josip Bajcer, Mathias Fuchs – Agent-Based Occupancy Simulation
ZHA Work | Uli Blum, Philipp Siedler | Corporate Space Planning

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