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21er Pavilion, in Vienna, is an attempt to understand what is the influence of people’s new basic needs on the architecture of temporary housing.
Together with the Vienna University of Technology, the 21er Haus is realizing an experimental housing installation, which will be located in the lower-level courtyard of the museum during the summer months. After leisure with The Art of ReCreation (2014), this year’s subject will be Living in the future.
In times of crisis, what influence do people’s new basic needs have on the architecture of temporary housing, such as emergency shelters, on social housing or on the renovation of old urban buildings? Do we need a paradigm shift in our approach to housing? All of these questions will be addressed by this year’s pavilion project Living in the Wall. The wall as a constructive and functional element will be innovatively reinterpreted by the final design.
The project has been realized by students of architecture from the Vienna University of Technology under the direction of Christine Hohenbüchler (Head of the Institute of Art and Design, Drawing and Visual Languages) and architect David Calas (Lecturer in the Institute of Housing Construction and Design). The 21er PAVILIONseries is curated by Harald Krejci.