Austrian architect Wolfgang Tschapeller will deliver a lecture on Thursday, 31 of August at 7 pm at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb. The lecture is organized as the closing event of the exhibition Osiris – World 1 that is still on view in Oris House of Architecture until 31 August 2017.
Wolfgang Tschapeller will present both the experimental architectural projects of the Tschapeller Office and his interdisciplinary work at the Institute of Architecture in Vienna. Tschapeller will also underline his personal influences ranging from historical architecture, contemporary architecture, philosophy and art discernible in his deconstructivist approach to architectural praxis and reasoning.
There are no buildings in the Incorporeal City. The Incorporeal City is an agglomeration and conglomeration of sympathies. The Incorporeal City reacts to its visitors. It is formed in accordance with vibes, brainwaves and needs. The Incorporeal City is a visualization of requirements: temporary shelter, horizontality, relaxation, hunger, injury, analysis of the visitor’s zones of weakness, floating, healing, medipacks, memories. The Incorporeal City comes into being at the visitor’s wish. It materializes as a sympathetic zone. It appears before the visitor as the consolidation of a mass of molecules. It takes shape, takes in the visitor, lifts the visitor from the ground, draws the visitor to the safe zone, analyzes brainwaves, reshapes itself, and lifts off the ground.
From the exhibition catalogue
An architect working in Vienna. He was born in Dölsach, East Tyrol, trained as a carpenter, and studied architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He was a visiting professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria, and the State University of New York in Buffalo. In 2004/2005, he was McHale Fellow at the State University of New York in Buffalo. Since 2005, he has been working as a professor of architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and as of 2012, he is the head of the Institute for Art and Architecture. International projects include the Centre for Promotion of Science in Belgrade and design for the construction of a hotel in the Schwarzenberg Palace Garden in Vienna, the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the BVA 1, 2 and 3 series for the Vienna headquarters of the Austrian Insurance Fund for Public Employees and the European Cultural Centre in Aachen, Germany. His projects have been shown in 2012 at the Austrian Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale Venice.