WOHNEN abitare oggi/living today 1/4_ARTEC Bettina Götz, Richard Manahl. Public Lecture

WOHNEN abitare oggi/living today 1/4_ARTEC Bettina Götz, Richard Manahl
WOHNEN abitare oggi/living today 1/4_ARTEC Bettina Götz, Richard Manahl
Tokiostrasse_Bremer Stadtmusikanten_ARTEC Architekten ©Margherita Spiluttini
Tokiostrasse_Bremer Stadtmusikanten_ARTEC Architekten ©Margherita Spiluttini
Maximilianstrasse_SMAQ_ARTEC Architekten ©Lukas Schaller
Maximilianstrasse_SMAQ_ARTEC Architekten ©Lukas Schaller

Academy of Architecture

Date: 14 March 2024 / 18:30 - 21:30

Teatro dell'architettura Mendrisio

Public Lectures 2023/24
WOHNEN abitare oggi/living today


ARTEC Bettina Götz, Richard Manahl
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Thursday, 14 March 2024 18:30
Teatro dell'architettura Mendrisio


ARTEC Architekten, established by Bettina Götz and Richard Manahl in 1985, investigates the relationship between architecture and the development of quality urban environments. Bettina Götz and Richard Manahl have always been engaged in both practice and teaching, with theoretical thinking on typological-structural and social issues, which are translated into solid architectural concepts that allow for a variety of uses. Götz and Manahl have contributed significantly to the discourse on architecture in Austria as well as abroad, particularly with regard to housing, a typology that contributes substantially to the shape of the city


abitare oggi/living today

In years of a necessary overall rethinking of architectural making, can the search for archetypes and common roots offer strategies for new paradigms of living? The changed social and economic, cultural and psychological needs of populations lead to the search for innovative housing typologies and new flexibilities, associated with the experiences of shared and collaborative living, which will increasingly have to be combined with productive-entrepreneurial, commercial, and cultural dissemination activities, in addition to the essential facilities/services open to residential neighbourhoods. This is why, for example, revisiting experimental settlement patterns of the past referring to different cultures and geographical areas may once again become highly relevant. All this necessarily goes through processes that must be able to subvert established prejudices and to dismantle mental superstructures and cultural mechanisms linked to planning-administrative and economic development models that are by now obsolete and no longer pursuable, also in respect for future generations.
The lecture series intends to bring attention back to a key topic in architectural education by bringing to the Academy of Mendrisio a series of European architectural practices that in different ways have successfully addressed the issue of living.

  • 21/03/2024 BOVENBOUW
  • 11/04/2024 MUOTO
  • 18/04/2024 LACOL 

Free entrance subject to availability.
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