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Georg Vrachliotis

Georg Vrachliotis is professor of architecture theory and director of the architecture collection (saai | Südwestdeutsches Archiv für Architektur und Ingenieurbau) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He was appointed chairman (Dekan) of the KIT Faculty of Architecture in 2016. Georg Vrachliotis previously taught and conducted research at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) at the ETH Zürich. He studied architecture at the Berlin University of the Arts and did his PhD at the ETH Zürich in 2009. He was a visiting researcher at the Center for Cognitive Science of the University Freiburg, at the Spatial Cognition Center of the University Bremen, and at the UC Berkeley Department of Architecture in California. From 2006 to 2010 he was a guest lecturer on architecture theory at the TU Wien in Vienna. Georg Vrachliotis is member of the advisory board of the magazine ARCH+.

He is co-editor/co-author of the books Complexity. Design Strategy and World View (with A. Gleiniger, 2008), Simulation. Presentation Technique and Cognitive Method (with A. Gleiniger, 2009), Code: Between Operation and Narration (with A. Gleiniger, 2011), Geregelte Verhältnisse. Architektur und technisches Denken in der Epoche der Kybernetik/Architecture and Technical Thinking in the Age of Cybernetics (2009), Structuralism Reloaded. Rule-Based Design in Architecture and Urbanism (with T. Valena and T. Avermaete 2011), Fritz Haller. Architect and Researcher (with Laurent Stalder, 2014), Frei Otto. Thinking by Modeling (with Joachim Kleinhans  Martin Kurt und Philip Kurz, 2017) and Frei Otto/Carlfried Mutschler. Multihalle (2017).

He curated the exhibition Fritz Haller. Architect and Researcher at the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum in 2014 in collaboration with the Institute for History and Theory (gta) at ETH Zurich (catalogue published by gta Publisher in 2014, with Laurent Stalder), the exhibition  Frei Otto. Thinking by Modeling shown at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (2016/17) in collaboration with the Wüstenrot Foundation (catalogue published by Spector Books in 2017) and co-curated (with Sally Below) the exhibition  Sleeping Beauty. Reinventing Frei Ottos Multihalle (catalogue published by Spector Books in 2018) on the occasion of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale in 2018.

Email: georg.vrachliotis@kit.edu


 
 
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Fakultät für Architektur
Institut Entwerfen, Kunst und Theorie

Fachgebiet Architekturtheorie
Englerstr. 7, Raum 254
D-76131 Karlsruhe
 
Leitung: Prof. Dr. Georg Vrachliotis
 
Sekretariat: Claudia Iordache
Tel.: +49 721 60845052
architekturtheorie@ekut.kit.edu
 
Öffnungszeiten: Mo-Mi 9:00-12:00
 
 
 
Recent Publications:  
 

    Frei Otto, Carlfried Mutschler, Multihalle

    May 18, 2018

    Georg Vrachliotis: Frei Otto, Carlfried Mutschler, Multihalle, Spector Books, Leipzig, 2017.

     
     

    Frei Otto. Thinking by Modeling

    May 18, 2018

    Georg Vrachliotis and Joachim Kleinmanns, Martin Kunz, Philip Kurz (ed.), Frei Otto. Thinking by Modeling, Spector Books, Leipzig, 2017.

     
     

    Fritz Haller: Architekt und Forscher

    May 18, 2018

    Laurent Stalder und Georg Vrachliotis (Hg.): Fritz Haller: Architekt und Forscher (Dokumente zur modernen Schweizer Architektur), gta Verlag, ETH Zürich, 2016.

     
     

    Geregelte Verhältnisse: Architektur und technisches Denken in der Epoche der Kybernetik

    May 18, 2018

    Vrachliotis, Georg (2012): Geregelte Verhältnisse: Architektur und technisches Denken in der Epoche der Kybernetik. Springer-Verlag Wien

     
     

    Structuralism Reloaded. Rule-Based Design in Architecture and Urbanism

    May 18, 2018

    Valena, Tomáš; Avermaete Tom; Vrachliotis, Georg (Hg.)(2011): Structuralism Reloaded. Rule-Based Design in Architecture and Urbanism. Edition Axel Menges, Stuttgart/London

     
     

    Code: Zwischen Operation und Narration

    May 18, 2018

    Gleiniger, Andrea; Vrachliotis, Georg (Hg.)(2010): 



 Code: Zwischen Operation und Narration. Reihe Kontext Architektur, Birkhäuser, Basel Ÿ Boston Ÿ Berlin

     
     

    Muster: Ornament, Struktur und Verhalten

    May 18, 2018

    Gleiniger, Andrea; Vrachliotis, Georg (Hg.)(2009): 



 Muster: Ornament, Struktur und Verhalten. Reihe Kontext Architektur, Birkhäuser, Basel Ÿ Boston Ÿ Berlin

     
     

    Komplexität: Entwurfsstrategie und Weltbild

    May 18, 2018

    Gleiniger, Andrea; Vrachliotis, Georg (Hg.)(2008): 



 Komplexität: Entwurfsstrategie und Weltbild. Reihe Kontext Architektur, Birkhäuser, Basel Ÿ Boston Ÿ Berlin

     
     

    Simulation: Präsentationstechnik und Erkenntnisinstrument

    March 12, 2018

    Gleiniger, Andrea; Vrachliotis, Georg (Hg.)(2008): 



 Simulation: Präsentationstechnik und Erkenntnisinstrument. Reihe Kontext Architektur, Birkhäuser, Basel Ÿ Boston Ÿ Berlin