The second-year studio offers the opportunity to consolidate the knowledge acquired in the first year, gain experience of fundamental issues in architecture and finally enable the student to explore the methods of professional practice. Each studio session will work on a housing project, one of the commonest and most representative topics in professional practice. During the first semester the detached house will provide an opportunity to deal with a personalized program, with the specifics of landscape and topography, as well as the materialization of architecture and the constructional detail. The following semester will be devoted to the study and analysis of the exclusive and specific issues bound up with collective housing.
András Pálffy (* 1954 in Budapest) studied architecture at Vienna University of Technology. From 2001 to 2002, he was a visiting professor at the University of Art and Design Linz. From 2003 to 2020 he was a professor in the Department of Design and Theory of Design at Vienna University of Technology, and from 2012 to 2019 was the department chair. He was President of the Association of Visual Artists Vienna Secession from 2007 to 2013. He and Christian Jabornegg have been running their joint architecture firm since 1988.