LANDLUMNEZIA

2019 LandLumnezia 1 master-level design studio @ Vienna University of Technology

Teaching Staff: Michael U. Hensel, Defne Sunguro─člu Hensel & Jakub Tyc

Joint studio with EPFL ENAC Media x Design Laboratory led by Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Huang

The embedded architectures approach aims for architecture and environment integration, with the aim to reconnect architecture, landscape architecture and urban design and linking them to correlated aspects of culture, climate and ecology. The site is Val Lumnezia, a Swiss high alpine valley in the canton of Graub├╝nden.

The project focused on overlapping land-use, i.e. construction, agriculture and nature preservation. This entails a multi-scalar and multi-domain design problem. For this reason, the working scales range from the wider landscape systems to the specific layout of the settlement, and eventually to the proposed architecture. The latter is to reflect on local culture and to accommodate hybrid functions that reflect on the proposed overlapping land-use and to support the local community in ways that make it possible to live and work in the valley.

Methodologically the studio focused on computational data-driven design, employing data from cartographic sources and from simulations that is utilized in the design process. For this reason students were asked to consider and build-up the general and computational workflow for the design process.

LandLumnezia 1: Tina Selami & Fabian Pitscheider, 2019-20.
LandLumnezia 1: section through the project site. Tina Selami & Fabian Pitscheider, 2019-20.
LandLumnezia 1: AlpsLab program diagram and correlated building types. Tina Selami & Fabian Pitscheider, 2019-20.
LandLumnezia 1:
selected datasets for the design process.
Tina Selami & Fabian Pitscheider, 2019-20.
LandLumnezia 1: 3 stage computational design process: (1) allocation of program areas, (2) distribution of building types, (3) adjustment of building orientation. Tina Selami & Fabian Pitscheider, 2019-20.
LandLumnezia 1: 3 stage computational design process: (1) allocation of program areas, (2) placement of building types, (3) adjustment of building orientation. Tina Selami & Fabian Pitscheider, 2019-20.
LandLumnezia 1: one example of building placement and orientation resulting from the computational process. Tina Selami & Fabian Pitscheider, 2019-20.
LandLumnezia 1: detailed excerpt of a building placement and orientation resulting from the computational process. Tina Selami & Fabian Pitscheider, 2019-20.
LandLumnezia 1: rendered view showing the architectural and material articulation of the final master plan. Tina Selami & Fabian Pitscheider, 2019-20.