Into the Light: A Daylight Talk by Hemma Fasch
Speaker: Hemma Fasch
Date: 29 April 2021
The Daylight Talk with Hemma Fasch is hosted by TU Graz and dean of the Faculty of Architecture Petra Petersson together with associate professor Armin Stocker.
Hemma Fasch talks about the office's daylight approach and strategies examplified in a row of educational and cultural projects in Austria.
Photography: Schul- und Kulturzentrum Feldkirchen, Hertha Hurnaus
About the studio
Hemma Fasch is founding partner of Fasch & Fuchs Architekten and a visiting professor at TU Vienna.
Fasch & FuchsArchitekten was founded by Hemma Fasch and Jakob Fuchs in 1994 with offices in Vienna and Hausmannstätten. In 2011 theteam was supplemented with Fred Hofbauer. The works of Fasch and Fuchs are characerized by sophisticated constructions and a subtle use of daylight. The office has beene awarded for multiple educational and cultural projects and 2021 they were nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture / the Mies van der Rohe Award for their school campus,Neustift.
About Petra Petersson & Armin Stocker
Since 2013 Petra Petersson is a Professor of Architecture at the Technical University in Graz, Austria, where she is the head of the Institute for Construction and Design Principles. Since October 2018 she is the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture in Graz.
Armin Stocker has been assistant professor and deputy head at the institute since 2018 for the basics of construction and design at TU Graz and is currently working on his habilitation with the title "Constructive Basics of Design".
About Graz University of Technology
Science, passion, technology. For over 200 years, Graz University of Technology has built up an impressive record of achievements in teaching and research. Some 13,500 students and 3,600 staff continue to carry forward its power of innovation and vision into the future. Five Fields of Expertise, internationalisation, and co-operations with science and industry go to form the profile of Graz University of Technology.
The Institute of Construction and Design Principles (KOEN) was established at Graz University of Technology in the winter semester of 2013 and is led by the architect Petra Petersson, head of the Berlin architectural practice Realarchitektur and dean of the architecture faculty. Throughout the first year we introduce the many facets of Architecture through a number of construction oriented as well as design subjects to our students. The integration of the two main courses Construction and Design within one department enables us to emphasize their tight interrelationship. The course focuses on the essentials, with the goal of teaching a basic understanding of architecture, three dimensional space, and the contextual connections in the built environment. We ask the primary questions “Why” and “How”. In addition, the students are given tools with which to further develop and communicate their ideas. These include sketches, technical drawing (by hand and computer), layouts, and model building, as well as verbal and written presentations. Model building in particular is suitable for the understanding of three dimensional space and is therefore an important part of the course. The regular use of working models, as well as presentation models, are an integral part of the design process. Together with the sketching, the model-building reflects one of our main concerns: understanding the making of architecture as a process
The talk took place on 29 April 2021 at 16:00 (CET) and it was transmitted live from Fasch & Fuchs´ studio.
The duration was 45 minutes, followed by an open 30 minutes of Q&A session. Participation at the event was free.