Academy of Fine Arts - IKA, Vienna AT Spring 2014 Daniela Herold Antje Lehn
The aim of this studio was the analyzation of the transitory
space, the interface between the dwelling and the public life. We considered
the scenarios, the different sequences defining the transition in between
inside and outside as a process through spatial experiences. This change of the
environment from a living to a public space is the place and the moment where
we try to adapt our behavior and perception to the conditions on the other
side. The starting point was to analyze entrance situations in historic and
contemporary dwellings, in order to understand the threshold of the transition.
Through this analyzation of the different situations, we were asked to
formulate a transit space for a protagonist which supports the outward movement
on a functional as well as a metaphorical level.
The Studio Extension is a transitional space, located in a
studio for architecture students on the second floor at the Academy of Fine
Arts in Vienna. The structure is hanging down from the high sealings to keep
the atelier space as free as possible. In addition it offers a dedicated area
for presentations with direct access from the studio space, and separately
accessible kitchenette and resting areas within the suspended volume.