The Institute of Space and Design is comprised of four different departments: Architectur, Industrial Design scionic®, Space&designstrategies and Design and Technology (art and education for prospective teaching staff), each of which has its own, individual genesis. This assembly of manifolded branches of studies and fields of knowledge creates outstanding synergies. They are all committed to the highest quality of teaching and offer a broad range of studies, creating an exceptional characteristic for both the Institute and the whole University. The members of the Institute for Space and Design are networking on an international basis and so they are attractive for a considerable variety of projects in cooperation with institutes belonging to the area of art and culture, politics, industry and economy. Our members are all focusing on international exchange programs and the above mentioned characteristics. Our different offers of studies are attracting students from all over the world.
The architecture programme comprising chairs for architecture and urbanism offers a Bachelor curriculum with basic courses that leads up to a Master curriculum with the possibility of specialising in a variety of fields, above all in wood and timber construction (university diploma course “überholz”), architecture in developing countries (university diploma course “BASEhabitat”) and sustainability.
Industrial Design was relaunched along an extended design concept and now is organised as scionic® to denote the mission of generating inspiration from the model of nature in tandem with scientific research. The theoretical knowledge acquired is in particular applied to concrete co-operation projects with industrial enterprises.
space&designstrategies, a new discipline set up in 2003 and unique in Europe, offers a curriculum at the interface of architecture, art, design and digital media. Phenomena in both real and virtual space are analysed, defined and implemented. A characteristic of this integrated, project-based programme is that practical projects are already implemented during the study course; in-depth research is made possible within the scope of the platform space&designstrategies research established in 2005.
Art Education - Design and Technology can be combined with other subjects to make up a curriculum for teachers-to-be. Here, special attention is paid to the comprehensive acquisition of material-related techniques as well as the communication of technical and formal phenomena relating to technology, space and design.
A common element of the study programmes offered by the Institute of Space and Design is their strong orientation towards physicalmaterial use, supported by fully tutored workshops, the communication of stateof-the-art specialised know-how, the coverage of project-oriented questions and implementation methods and a high interest in interdisciplinary work. Our intensified international orientation is increasingly bearing fruit. This exchange will be additionally promoted, networked and rendered even more attractive on a European level by furthering maximumdie architektur variety and permeability to students with a wide field of backgrounds.
Head of Institute
Mag.art. Robert Hübner
Deputy Head of Institute
Mag.art. Elke Bachlmair
MMag. Karin Schneider
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Institute of Space and Design
4010 Linz | Austria