Is a Viennese architect and writer. He studied architecture at the Technical University and the Academy of Fine Arts (under Ernst Plischke), both in Vienna. From 1974 to 1980, he was an assistant to Hans Hollein and Johannes Spalt at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. Hermann Czech was a visiting professor there as well: and at Harvard University, ETH Zürich and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He has published numerous texts on architecture, especially on the work of Josef Frank and Adolf Loos. His architectural work has been awarded several national and international awards.
does the author’s ‘owning’ of a project mean? And does this sense of
ownership still prevail in contemporary architecture culture? Other more
open forms of cooperation and co-creation are emerging alongside the
concept of individual singular authorship.
series of concrete projects, the contributions in this issue explore the
field of tension between architectural aesthetics and issues of energy,
technology and materiality. Ecological practices in architecture must
not only be effective in providing solutions, but inevitably raise
questions of beauty, affection and perception as well.
Call for Abstracts OASE #115 about “Interferences: Migrating Practices in Europe”, written by Justin Agyin, Kornelia Dimitrova,
Christoph Grafe and Bernard Colenbrander. Deadline is June 19, 2022. Read the full text of the OASE #115 Call for Abstracts in the PDF.
Museums stage public encounters between visitors, objects and
stories. This is not limited to a tour through the exhibition spaces, it
starts already with monumental or ‘tresholdless’ entrances.
This issue of OASE makes a critical analysis of how soil connects to
urban planning and urban design, and how it can adjust those practices
in exploring new agendas.