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Moll Budig architecture, Innsbruck, Austria

Tuesday 13 Mar 2012

Immersion into unique atmospheres

Martina Moll, Michael Budig 
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Moll Budig architecture establishes a missing link between digital realms and the haptic environments 

Moll Budig architecture is a young architectural practice that operates as an applied design research practice. Projects range from small-scale objects to medium-scale industrial projects and large-scale urban masterplans.

An intense experimentation with digital design and fabrication methodologies allows the practice to continuously question their formal repertoire and develop unique architectural typologies. Each project aims for an internal differentiation to suit a range of functional demands, and for an external adaptation to achieve smooth transitions to their contexts. Additionally the practice identifies material and constructive applications as potentials for further refinement.

These topics helps to accomplish an approach that is economically viable and conscious about the applied resources. They also allow the achivement of intense haptic and atmospheric qualities for socially sustained surroundings. The assessments of non-quantifiable parameters allow the users to completely immerse into the created environment.

A Metal Recycling Facility in Innsbruck (Austria, completed 2011) demonstrates the transformation from a mere 'garbage business' into a high value company, which deals with the collection of non-ferrous metals. Thus it actively provides an alternative solution for increasing shortages of resources. A sophisticated spatial arrangement resembles elegance and establishes a logistical system that meets the complex demands of physical and monetary capital flow. At the same time the construction process involved the findings of material applications that withstand the heavy-duty industrial environment.

A Handcraft and Manufacturing Centre in the mountains of Tirol (Austria, completion 2014) gives an outlook into further developments of industrial typologies.

Urban Carpet Shanghai shows a proposal for an ensemble of mixed-use residential towers that are embedded in a landscape with a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Chinese garden, Shanghai (China).

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