Context Architecture Fundamental Concepts Between Art, Science, and Technology

Research project - Prof. Dr. Georg Vrachliotis

Digitalization has altered the architectural discourse. Today, discussions in architectural theory and design are shaped by many new ideas, including some that previously had no meaning or a very different meaning in that context. Increasingly, the conceptualizations and strategies of architectural discourse are molded by influences emerging along the interface joining scientific and cultural images of modern information technology. Against this background the question arises regarding which practical and, in particular, which theoretical concepts can architecture use as a basis to address these new technologies, while, at the same time, entering a productive and critical dialog with them? Context Architecture presents a selection of such ideas, all of which are central to current discourses.

Context Architecture is a collaboration of the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and the Chair of Architecture Theory, KIT.