Katharina Hohenwarter, Arqta Dipl.-Ing.
currently holds a position as university assistant at the Institute of Integral Architecture at the Technical University of Graz and a lectureship at the Institute of Gebäudelehre und Entwerfen at the Technical University of Vienna. She is also member of the collective diskursiv

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Michael Hafner, Arqto Dipl.-Ing.
currently holds a position as university assistant and is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Entwerfen im Bestand und Denkmalpflege at the Technical University of Graz and is member of diskursiv

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We are very delighted to announce the release of the publication
Diskursiv No.1 “Models”

“Models” is intended as a call to slow down the 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 architect’s creative process should be to design with the help of their own hands, rather than with a controller. Otherwise, a certain creative design process, which 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, which in turn 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.

Diskursiv No.1, Models
November 2022
12 x 18,5 cm, 240 pp., 112 color and 75 b/w ill.
softcover with flaps
ISBN 978-3-200-08550-3

Edition of 500, Status: available

Order here: info@diskursiv.xyz