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Based on cooperative work and shared knowledge, Architecture Studio Calas aims to favour dialogue and debate, to transform collective knowledge into increased creative potential.

EFA LOGGIA ::: #efaloggia

Installation – European Forum Alpbach, 2018/AUT

 

The EFA LOGGIA was designed by Studio Calas and constructed by the apprentices of the Tyrolean Vocational School of Wood Technology to present Les Thermes, a pit pool concept of the French-Belgian artist group France Distraction, during the European Forum Alpbach 2018.

HOSTING THE DOLOMITES ::: APPROPRIATION OF SPACE 7/7

Curatorial work – Bensoussan Han, Thessaloniki, 2018/GRC

 

After appearing in Moscow’s State Architectural Museum, the Italian Embassy in Vienna and the Oris House of Architecture in Zagreb, the „Hosting the Dolomites“ group exhibition was displayed at the marvellous Bensousan Han in Thessaloniki (Greece) – a former stop-over for merchants, nowadays used for cultural events and alternative theatre.

In cooperation with the SKB (Südtiroler Künstlerbund), co-curation Lisa Trockner

SUPERSCAPE 2018 ::: COMPETITION

Urban renewal – how to deal with urban substance

 

How to reactivate the lost urban resource – the fire wall. A case study for the Helblinggasse in Vienna, proposing an urban shelf for a vivid street life.

EXPO2020_AUSTRIAN PAVILION ::: COMPETITION

Competition for the architecture and curatorial program of the EXPO 2020

 

Design proposal for the EXPO 2020 – Connecting Minds Creating the Future. The pavilion connects entrepreneurship with tradition by experiencing the particularities of Austria through a digital reality.

LFS TAMSWEG ::: COMPETITION

Competition for a professional school in Tamsweg, Salzburg

 

According to the call, a functional concept with short connections was framed by a wooden system of halls. Shaping a familiar courtyard with an intimate entrance to the building. The implementation in the surrounding terrain offers a dialogue between landscape and architecture.

Small but brave ::: Backstage ::: booklet out now

Small but brave – “Backstage”  booklet out now

Backstage – Schauplätze der Architektur, 2018 Vienna/AUT

 

Do you feel inspired by architecture and try to find the right words? Take a glimpse in our “Backstage” booklet. Stories, insights and personal thoughts shaped the inspirational texts. Order a free copy by sending us a mail!

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Reading „Backstage – Schauplätze der Architktur in Südtirol“ at Loos Bar

American Bar, 2018 Vienna/AUT

 

We were invited from Marianne Kohn, the so-called “Patin”, to give a reading at her well renowned Loos Bar. The soon crowded 30 m² Bar, with its iconic and inspiring aura, framed a memorable night among the audience.

BUS:HALT COMPETITION ::: HONORABLE MENTION

Design for the regional bus stops of Carinthia, 2018/AUT

 

A design proposal as a reflection of landscape, built environment and society. The modular bus stop offers a place for information, interaction and general supply. Important elements, which shape and form our architectural aim.

HOSTING THE DOLOMITES ::: APPROPRIATION OF SPACE 7/7

Exhibition – ORIS House of Architecture, Zagreb, 2017/CRO

 

After appearing in Moscow’s State Architectural Museum and at the Italian Embassy in Vienna, the „Hosting the Dolomites“ group exhibition was displayed at the House of Architecture of Zagreb (Croatia) – a place regarded as a reference point for architecture and art in Central Eastern / Southeastern Europe.

EGON SCHIELE SQUARE

Proposal – Refurbishment of the Egon Schiele Square in Tulln, 2017/AUT

 

Concept for a public square in front of the Egon Schiele Museum in Tulln / Austria. The new square offers additional to a barrier free access and niches for the visitors, a strong identity. The identity is expressed on behalf of a catchy attraction point and strong communication through colour and material.

FF LAJEN COMPETITION

Shell for fire fighters – Invited competition for a Fire Fighters house in Lajen, 2017/ITA

 

The architecture accentuates the hill and offers beside the facilities an “Arena” for the village and a playground on top. Simple, efficient and straight to the point of usage.

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BRICKerl

Pavilion and student work for the Museumsquartier / Architekturzentrum Wien, 2017/AUT

 

BRICKerl is a TU Wien student project in collaboration with Architekturzentrum Wien and an outcome of the studio led by the visiting lecturers Assemble together with David Calas. It is a public summer pavilion and a ceramics workshop.

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SCHAUPLÄTZE DER ARCHITEKTUR IN SÜDTIROL

Book publication, 2017/ITA/AUT

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„A font decides about the lifetime of a book“ ::: Coming up soon- fall 2017 – our first book on ‚Experiencing architecture in Southtyrol from a different book…or angle‘ Sven Wuttej, Clemens Horvath,  Valentina Rosa,  Folio Verlag/Editore

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HOSTING THE DOLOMITES ::: Appropriation of Space 7/7

Exhibition – Italian Embassy in Vienna, 2017/AUT

 

The landscape, culture, and creative language shape the space we act and live in in the Dolomites. The surroundings are a form of inspiration, which becomes reality through a creative output. The exhibited works operate at the blurry boundaries of architecture and art, showing their dynamic spirit in a unique exhibition hosted by the Dolomites.

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ENLIGHT

Welcome to Enlight – Pavilion for the Klimahouse Fair 2017/ITA

ENLIGHT wants to arouse your curiosity and offer a glimpse of tomorrow’s living. We invite you to look behind the scenes. How do you express comfort? How can technology create comfort? How much know-how can there be in a house?

ENLIGHT is an invitation to build the future with your ideas and your imagination. We create memories of the future and try to share our dreams and plans for the sustainable and creative buildings of tomorrow.

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THE 21er PAVILION

Living in the Wall – 21er Haus, 2016/AUT

Together with the Vienna University of Technology, the 21er Haus realized an experimental housing installation, which was located in the public accessible lower-level courtyard of the museum during the summer months of 2016.
How can we ensure the optimum use of living spaces? Which spatial requirements are essential in order to live cheaply and comfortably today? 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?

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HOSTING THE DOLOMITES ::: Appropriation of Space 7/7

Exhibition – Susev Museum of Architecture Moscow, 2016/RUS

The appropriation of space is an expression of wishful thinking that affects our private, semi-public, and public space. It is an imagined idea followed by action that becomes a dialogue in space. The focus of the interaction relates to multidisciplinary design practices and reflects the appropriation of space as a dynamic process.

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Sta|d|ttwohnen* meets #EFA16

Installation and Performance during the European Forum Alpbach 2016/AUT

 

It was an unusual surprise for the 33 participating students when we first introduced our design studio Sta(d)ttwohnen in March 2016. A design studio con­sisting of an excursion to Alpbach, an individually determined design approach, a communication com­ponent and finally the opening of the EFA16 Built Environment Symposium.

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Frederik Kiesler | ENDLESS STYLERZ HOUSE

MAK Vienna Exhibition contribution – Adressing the Endless House at a school for hairdressers, 2016/AUT

 

The Endless Stylers take Frederick Kiesler’s Endless House literally: An endless residential
structure, it lies in the endless expanse of a quiet sea: the Endless Stylers House. It’s not only possible to live in isolation, but also to party and to live well. Because this necessitates the requisite small change, the house is shaped like a dollar sign. It appears to be an absolute must for cool people to enliven the structure and celebrate their openness. There are only few options for retreat, because teens require only little rest. Light around the clock is provided by the “bling-bling” at the rager, an endless party that turns night into day.

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LISI – The House

TEAM AUSTRIA – 1st place at the Solar Decathlon 2013/USA

 

LISI – “Living Inspired by Sustainable Innovation” – is Austria’s contribution to the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition and a house for the future. LISI is not only firmly rooted in Austrian traditions and values, this 2-person home also
conceptually draws on key elements of Alpine culture, in particular, the meaning of trees in this country.

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MEET THE TEAM

Studio Calas involves creative minds with different skills,

in order to question urban planning and architecture.

DAVID CALAS

Director

As founder of STUDIO CALAS and lecturer at the technical university Vienna, David operates between the blurring boundaries of urban planning, architecture, art and politics. Involved in different projects concering the urban co-creation and digitalisation process of cities.

CLEMENS HORVATH

Project admin

At STUDIO CALAS, he gets the chance to reimagine the all-embracing profession as an architect. Beside architecture he works in the fields of graphic design, algorithmic workflows and filming to find new ways of expression.

Sven Wuttej

Artdirector

Strong focus on combining architecture, design and photography. Sven understands architecture not as a matter of style but as a related essence. Spotlight of his work is the enhancement of social, cultural and local context towards it’s users.

VALENTINA MARTINO

Architect

Joining  STUDIO CALAS after prior experiences in Italy and Spain, Valentina developed a particular interest for social and sustainable architecture.
She envisions design as a process sensitive to people and their cultures, which goes beyond the limits of architecture.

OUR AIM

The principle of Studio Calas is the cooperative conception. From the very beginning, the practice has believed in the virtues of exchange, crossing ideas, common effort, shared knowledge and enthusiasm.

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Time gives us inspiration and ideas. Actually we are craving for them!
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We shape lectures and the lecture shapes us.

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