The return to nature in the Austrian radical thinking: the case of Gunther Domenig

Alessandro Melis, Fabiano Lemes De Oliveira, Jose Antonio Lara-Hernandez, Diego Repetto

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Abstract

This paper discusses the inclusion of nature in the utopian vision of the radical movements of the 60s and 70s. In particular, it presents the Austrian radicals as the first and main supporters towards the aforementioned tendency. The introduction of nature in the built environment is a feature of Austrian radicalism since its first generation which includes authors such as Raimund Abraham, Walter Pichler, Hans Hollein and Gunther Domenig. The latter is taken here presented as the main representative of this current on the architectonic scale. Three of his works are described in the text to represent three different declinations of this trend towards biomimicry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-71
JournalJournal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts
Volume10
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2018
EventSymposium 'Artificial Natures' Venice: Venice Biennale for Architecture, 2018 - Palazzo Rossini, Venice, Italy
Duration: 27 May 201828 May 2018
http://blog.idealspaces.org/symposium-artificial-natures-venice-2018

Keywords

  • radicals
  • architecture
  • Domening

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