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Solo Exhibition at MAK Vienna
2014-02-06


soma is currently preparing an installation for the MAK Vienna. The solo show is part of an exhibition series organised by the museum and the University of Applied Arts.

Applied Arts. Now.
soma Architecture
13.05.2014 - 14.09.2014
MAK-Gallery
Curator Marlies Wirth

For further information click here.

MAK





Lecture Hongik University Seoul
2013-11-13


On invitation by Seoul Hongik University Kristina Schinegger and Stefan Rutzinger will give a lecture about recent work.

15 November 2013, 17.00
Hongik University Campus Seoul, Lecture Hall 201, K-Building

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Archithese presents soma projects
2013-11-13


The mobile Art Pavilion and the extension of the Building Academy Salzburg are presented as examples of important Austrian buildings from 1960 - 2013 in the current issue of the Swiss magazine Archithese

archithese


Naturalizing Architecture
2013-10-30



The theme pavillon is featured in the catalogue to the Archilab exhibition at FRAC Center Orleans which has been published recently.

Frederic Migayrou, Marie-Ange Brayer: Archilab 2013 - Naturalizing Architecture

archilab





soma builds TECE Head Office Austria
2013-10-13


soma has won the invited competition for the design of the new Austrian head office of TECE and has entered planning phase.

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Resisting Expression at the Steinhaus
2013-10-12


Kristina Schinegger and Stefan Rutzinger will do a lecture and seminar at the symposium Resisting Expression at Günther Domenig's Steinhaus, organized by Mark Mack, UCLA. Other speakers are Peter Noever, Kivi Sotamaa, Peter Ebner, Magda Saura and Heimo Schimek.

17-20 October, 2013
Steinhaus, Steindorf am Ossiachersee, Carinthia

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Mobile Pavilion in Oberndorf
2013-09-07



After appearing in Kosice, Maribor and Krakautal the mobile Art Pavilion has now returned to Salzburg, Oberndorf. In the next 6 weeks more than 60 cultural events will take place inside and around the pavilion. To follow the pavilion on his future journeys go to www.whitenoise.at

7.September - 20.Oktober 2013
Oberndorf, Salzburg

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ArchiLab 2013 Symposium
2013-07-16



soma has been invited to give a keynote lecture at the ArchiLab 2013 Symposium Architecture and science: A new naturalness

24th October 2013, Scène nationale, Orléans

Keynote speakers: Alisa Andrasek (Biothing), Marcos Cruz et Marjan Colletti (marcosandmarjan), Marc Fornes (MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™), Michael Hansmeyer, Anouk Legendre (X_TU Architects), Achim Menges, Philippe Morel (EZCT Architecture & Design Research), Claudia Pasquero et Marco Poletto (ecoLogicStudio), Kristina Schinegger (soma), Theo Spyropoulos (Minimaforms)

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Competition Austrian Embassy Bangkok
2013-07-01


soma's proposal for the new Austrian Embassy in Bangkok has been awarded with an honorable mention in the 2-staged international competition. For more information and further results go to competitiononline.

bangkok


Lecture in Prague
2013-06-26



On invitation by Kruh Kristina Schinegger will give a lecture about recent projects in Prague.

location: Kino Ponrepo, Bartolomeska 11, Praha 1
for directions and further info: www.kruh.info


prague soma


Lecture for Vitra Köln
2013-06-11


 
On invitation by VitraBad and Haus der Architektur Köln Martin Oberascher will present the extension of the Building Academy as a showcase for experimental construction strategies.

Lecture and discussion: Frischer Wind. Architekt - ein Beruf im Wandel.
12.06.2013, 19.00, Vitra Showroom Rheinauhafen

vitra


Concrete Ideas at IKA
2013-05-11



On invitation by Michelle Howards Stefan Rutzinger will take part in a series of discussions under the title Concrete Ideas at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Concrete Ideas 4 / 13 May, 19.00
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Room 209

IKA





New Media Facades Book
2013-05-01



soma's kinetic facade is featured in the book New Media Facade authored by Hank Häusler, Martin Tomitsch and Gernot Tscherteu. The global survey looks at 35 contemporary examples and asks how media can be integrated into today's often “curvaceous” architecture and urban landscape.

Media Facades


Book Creative Diagram
2013-05-01



soma's design for the Taiwan Tower has been published in the new book Creative Diagrams in Architecture by Ifengspace publishers China.

ifeng


Taiwan Tower in Domus Israel
2013-05-01


soma's design for the Taiwan Tower has been published in the current edition of Domus Israel.

domus


ArchiLab 2013
2013-04-30



soma has been invited to be shown at this year's ArchiLab exhibition, curated by Marie-Ange Brayer and Frédéric Migayrou. ArchiLab 2013 will be launched on the 14th of September in the new FRAC Center in Orléans.


Archilab





Austrian Magazine Wettbewerbe
2013-04-30


soma's proposal for the entrance building to the UniCredit Bank Austria Campus (second prize winner) has been published in the Austrian magazine Wettbewerbe.

WB


Lecture at the Bartlett
2013-03-19


Kristina Schinegger and Stefan Rutzinger have been invited to present recent projects by soma at the Bartlett International Lecture Series.

20.03.2013, 18:30 -20:00
Christopher Ingold Auditorium, UCL Chemistry Building, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

Bartlett 


Lecture Turn On 2013
2013-03-01



Kristina Schinegger will give a lecture at this year's Turn On Architecture Festival. The two-day lecture event is organized by Margit Ulama (Büro für Architektur_Theorie_Organisation) and the Austrian Architectural Foundation.

Im Dialog: soma und Böhme Systems - Ästhetik und Ökologie im Einklang
08.03.2013, 12.00, RadioKulturhaus Vienna


TurnOn2013


Mercedes-Benz Magazine
2013-02-28



Mercedes-Benz Magazine discusses the Theme Pavilion's kinetic facade as a showcase for biomimetic applications in architecture.

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Lecture Prototyping Conference
2013-02-21


Kristina Schinegger will lecture about the kinetic facade of the Theme Pavilion at the Prototyping Conference in London. To read the paper by soma and Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering click here.

Thursday 21 February, 16:20 at the Building Centre, London
 

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Workshop Building Academy
2013-02-20


 
Martin Oberascher will give insights into the process of implementation of the complex roof geometry for the Building Academy at a workshop organized by Initiative Architektur Salzburg. For further information on the event click here.

Workshop at the Building Academy Salzburg, 21 February 2013, 13:00 - 17:00

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Building Academy in H.O.M.E.
2013-01-31


The extension of the Building Academy is discussed by Isabella Marboe as a showcase for experimental applications of concrete technologies in the current edition of HOME.

home


Prototyping Architecture Exhibition London
2013-01-09


The Theme Pavilion and its kinetic facade are currently shown at the Prototyping Architecture Exhibition curated by Michael Stacey (Univ.of Nottingham) in conjunction with the Building Center London.

11 January to 20 March 2013
Building Center London

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Lecture TU Vienna
2012-12-09


 
Kristina Schinegger will talk about recent projects at the Department of Architecture Theory (Prof.Kari Jormakka) at the University of Technology Vienna.

Monday, 10.12.2012 / 11.00 am
Kuppelsaal, TU Vienna

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Theme Pavilion nominated for Katerva Award 2012
2012-12-04


soma's Theme Pavilion has been nominated for the Katerva Award for Sustainability and Innovation in the category Urban Design. 
From the nomination panel's statement: "Unlike many recent World Exhibition monuments, the Theme Pavilion reverts back to the scientific creativity of its early predecessors. (...) Layout and spatial form reflect the purpose of both environmental and architectural sustainability. Its creators have found a way to use architecture to spread the idea of sustainability to architects and tourists alike."

katerva 


Nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award 2013
2012-11-14


soma's mobile Art Pavilion has been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2013. The Award draws attention to the major contribution by European professionals to the development of new ideas and technologies.
For further information on the award click here.

mies van der Rohe Award 2012


One Ocean in House Trends
2012-11-13



The theme pavilion for Expo 2012 is published in the current issue of House Trends.

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Lecture at DAPE University of Nottingham
2012-11-12


On invitation by Michael Stacey Kristina Schinegger will talk about Vague Formations at this year's Architecture Matters lecture series at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment in Nottingham.

22.11.2012, 18.00
SRB Lecture Theatre
University Park Campus
Nottingham, UK

DABE


Lecture Series studio 3 University Innsbruck
2012-11-10


On invitation by Volker Giencke Martin Oberascher and Kristina Schinegger will talk about recent projects at the studio3 lecture series.

28.11.2012, 19.00
./studio3 - Institut für Experimentelle Architektur, Universität Innsbruck

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Structures for Pleasure in Detail
2012-11-05


The mobile Art Pavilion White Noise and the Theme Pavilion for Expo Yeosu are discussed in the german and english edition of DETAIL Load Bearing Structures Vol 6.

detail


Advances in Architectural Geometries 2012
2012-11-01


soma and Bollinger Grohmann Schneider Engineers published a paper on the generative design process of the Taiwan Tower in the proceedings of the conference Advances in Architectural Geometry 2012.

AAG2012





soma nominated for Media Architecture Biennale Award
2012-10-18


The kinetic facade for the Theme Pavilion is among the 25 best projects nominated for the Media Architecture Biennale Awards 2012. The Biennale consists of an exhibtion and a conference and is organized by Aarhus University and the Media Architecture Institute.
November 15-17, 2012 in Aarhus, Denmark

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Architecture Award for Building Academy
2012-09-22


Viscous Adaption - soma's design for the extension of the Building Academy was awarded the biannual Architecture Recognition Award by the Country Salzburg. The jury highly commended the state of the art design and construction methods.

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Theme Pavilion in Area Magazines
2012-09-20


The Theme Pavilion One Ocean is showcased in the current edition of Italian Area Magazine New Geometries.

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Book One Ocean
2012-09-17



soma's book One Ocean. Theme Pavilion Expo 2012 has been published by ResidenzVerlag. It gives insights into the design and implementation process and discusses potentials of biomimetic approaches for applications in architecture. The book is written in English and contains essays by Kari Jormakka, Marjan Colletti, Georg Vrachliotis and Jan Knippers.

layout and typesetting: Christina Simmel / informatur
coordination and coaching: DOE & JOE Communication
lithography: Pixelstorm

To order the book via amazon go to: http://www.amazon.de/One-Ocean-Themenpavillon-EXPO-Yesou/dp/3701732930
or contact press@soma-architecture.com

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Music Pavilion assembled in Maribor
2012-09-14


soma's mobile pavilion which was originally designed for the Salzburg Biennale has been assembled in Maribor, Slovenia as the Austrian contribution to the European Capital of Culture 2012. It will house the exhibition Surprisingly Ingenious, which shows selected examples of Austrian design as well as a presentation by the literary newspaper Lichtungen of works by Slovenian and Austrian authors.

maribor soma


Viscous Adaption in Details
2012-09-14



Korean magazine Details presents Viscous Adaption, Extension of the Building Academy in their issue 30.

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Professorship Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
2012-09-13


Stefan Rutzinger holds a professorship for architectural design at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in the current winter term.

akademie wien


Bartlett Unit 15
2012-09-12



Kristina Schinegger, Stefan Rutzinger and Stefan Ritter run the MArch Unit 15 at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

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soma wins Urban Housing Competition
2012-09-11


soma wins an invited competition for an urban housing district in Salzburg ex equo with PLOV. The proposal containing 150 housing units will be finished in 2013. The jury awarded soma's design because of its unique character and intimate scale of its public spaces.

soma in Chinese Magazine Detail 13
2012-09-08


soma's recent projects including the Theme Pavilion, the extension for the Building Academy and the mobile music pavilion are presented in the special issue detail '13 of the chinese IW MAgazine.

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Theme Pavilion in Detail China
2012-09-05


Chinese Architecture and Detail showcases the theme pavilion in their new issue Concept Gastronomy.

detail china


Kinetic Facade in DBZ
2012-09-05



German architecture magazine Deutsche Bauzeitung extensively discusses soma's design for the Theme Pavilion and the kinetic facade, that was developed together with Knippers Helbig Engineering in an article by Isabella Marboe.

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Urbanism and Architecture China
2012-09-02


soma's theme pavilion is presented in the new issue Cultural Architecture of the Chinese magazine Urbanism and Architecture.

urbanism and architecture


Vague Formation in Me'mar
2012-08-31



The mobile Art Pavilion is discussed in the article "Nature, Culture, High-Technology" by Matthias Boeckl in the current issue of Iranian magazine MeMar.

Memar


Viscous Adaption in Architekton15
2012-08-18


Belgrade based architecture magazine Architekton presents the extension for the Building Academy, Viscous Adaption in their latest issue.

architekton


Theme Pavilion in Evolo Magazine
2012-07-10


The Theme Pavilion is presented in the new issue of eVolo Magazine Re-imagining the Contemporary Museum, Exhibition & Performance Space The publication studies the most innovative examples of performance and exhibition architecture: "These are projects that revolutionize architecture on many levels, including sustainability, aesthetics, technology, and urban design." (eVolo)

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Theme Pavilion in Space Magazine
2012-06-15


The Theme Pavilion for Expo 2012 Yeosu is extensively discussed in the June issue of the renowned Korean Architecture Magazine Space.

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Temporary Art Pavilion at the Regionale
2012-06-15


soma's mobile Art Pavilion will be assembled in the rural area Krakautal. From June 22 - July 22 it will house an information center and the exhibition "Kühllabor" by the Austrian artist Klaus Schafler.

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Theme Pavilion in Korean Archiworld Magazine
2012-06-15


The Theme Pavilion is dicussed in the latest special issue by the Korean Architecture magazine Archiworld.

archiworld


Opening of Building Academy
2012-06-14



The new foyer and extension of the Building Academy Salzburg will be opened for the public on June 14th. The entrance space and the adapted concert hall will serve as a cultural venue integrated into the school for construction technologies.

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Theme Pavilion in Konstruktiv
2012-06-14



The new Austrian Architecture Chamber magazine Konstruktiv showcases One Ocean in their first issue.

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Concept Magazine
2012-06-06



Korean Concept Magazine presents soma's completed Theme Pavilion in their special issue about the EXPO Yeosu.

concept


3 in Beyond Magazine
2012-05-30



Chinese Beyond Magazine presents the temporary Music Pavilion, the Taiwan Tower and the Thematic Pavilion in their current issue!

beyond


Opening of Thematic Pavilion for Yeosu Expo 2012
2012-05-11


We proudly announce the opening of the Thematic Pavilion for the EXPO 2012 in Yeosu, South-Korea. The building will be presented to the public on May 12th. For more images click here.

EXY







Thematic Pavilion in B1 Magazine
2012-05-10


soma's design for the Thematic Pavilion is extensively presented in the current edition of B1 Magazine in Thailand. For more information on the article and the interview go to b1mag.com

B1


Green Buildings Russia
2012-05-10



The Russian sustainability magazine Green Buildings publishes an extensive recension on the Theme Pavilion in its current issue.

green building


Lecture AT Center Seoul
2012-05-07



On invitation by AIP and Yeaa Stefan Rutzinger will present the completed Thematic Pavilion for EXPO 2012 Yeosu and other recent projects at the Low Carbon Green Construction Technology Forum in Seoul, South-Korea.

10.05.2012, 17.00
AT Center, Seoul

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Lecture at Platoon Seoul
2012-05-05



On invitation by the Austrian Embassy Economic Section Stefan Rutzinger will present the recently completed Thematic Pavilion for the EXPO 2012 at Platoon Kunsthalle, Seoul.

09.May 2012, 19.00
Platoon Kunsthalle
Gangnam-gu
Nonhyeon-dong 97-22, Seoul

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Lecture at Changwon University
2012-05-04


On invitation by AIP and Yeaa Günther Weber will present the completed Thematic Pavilion for EXPO 2012 Yeosu at Changwon University, South-Korea.

08.05.2012, 15.00
Changwon University, South-Korea

changwon


Interview Competition Online Magazine
2012-05-01


In the first issue of the new magazine by Competition Online soma, Bollinger Grohmann Schneider Engineers and Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering give insights into their interdisciplinary working process using the example of the award winning proposal for the Taiwan Tower.

competition


Kinetic Facade in Mark Magazine
2012-04-30


The kinetic facade of the Thematic Pavilion that was developed together with Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering is presented in the new issue of MARK Magazine.

MARK


Open Atelier Architekturtage 12
2012-04-26


In course of the Architekturtage 12, a 2 days event organized by the Austrian Chamber of Architects and the Austrian Architectural Foundation, soma opens its atelier in Salzburg to interested visitors. Under the title Unreal 4.0 we will discuss new strategies for urban living.

Friday, 01.June 2012
soma, Moosstraße 72b, 5020 Salzburg

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Professorship Academy Munich
2012-04-21


Stefan Rutzinger assumes an interim professorship for Spatial Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.

academy munich


soma in Alps Magazine
2012-04-19



soma's work is presented in the Portfolio section of the current issue of ALPS Magazine.

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Lecture Concrete Day
2012-04-18



Stefan Rutzinger will present the Thematic Pavilion together with Christoph Brandstätter (structural engineer of TP) at the concrete day, a congress organized by the Austrian Society for Concrete and Construction Technology.

20.April 2012, Austria Center Vienna

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Mobile Art Pavilion in Detail Atlas
2012-04-12


The mobile Art Pavilion is showcased as an example for contemporary generative design in the new edition of the Construction Atlas by DETAIL.

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Thematic Pavilion in l'Arca
2012-04-06



The current edition of l'Arca water showcases the Thematic Pavilion for the EXPO 2012 as an example of contemporary marine Architecture.

l'arca



Taiwan Tower in ASK Magazine
2012-04-04


soma's award winning proposal for the Taiwan Tower and the Thematic Pavilion for EXPO 2012 are presented in the Egyptian design magazine ASK.

ASK


Material World Exhibition
2012-03-20



The Thematic Pavilion and its kinetic facade will be exhibited in the Material World Exhibition at the Danish Architecture Center. The exhibition shows how advanced material research contributes to new approaches and expressions in Architecture.

Exhibition opening: 29 March
Danish Architecture Center
Strandgade 27B, 1401 Copenhagen

material world



Turn On Festival
2012-02-26



soma presents the Thematic Pavilion for the Yeosu Expo at this year's Turn On Architecture Festival in Vienna. The two-day lecture event is organized by Margit Ulama (Büro für Architektur_Theorie_Organisation) and the Austrian Architectural Foundation. Among the invited speakers are Dominique Perrault, AllesWirdGut, Caramel, Hermann Czech and Halle 1.

Turn On Architecture Festival, RadioKulturhaus Vienna
Fri 09.03., 10am - 7pm and Sat 10.03., 13pm - 10pm
lecture soma: Sat. 8pm

Turn On





Fibrous Tower in Concept Magazine
2012-01-30


Korean Concept Magazine presents soma's proposal for the International Taiwan Tower Competition / Taichung in their latest issue.

concept


second prize in international Taiwan Tower competition
2012-01-15


soma won the second prize in the international open competition for the Taiwan Tower in Taichung City. The 300 meter high tower will become the new landmark for Central Taiwan. For more information on the competition and the projects of the 5 finalists of the second phase click here.

Taiwan Tower


Berufsfeld Architektur Panel Discussion
2011-12-12


Stefan Rutzinger will take part in a panel discussion at the IG Architektur in the course of the presentation of the new video podcast "Berufsfeld Architektur 2.0". The research project by Oliver Schürer at the theory department, TU Vienna focusses on the live and working situations of young creative architects.

12.12.2011, 7pm
IG Architektur, Gumpendorferstr. 63B, 1060 Vienna

Berufsfeld


Interview in Alpha Magazine
2011-12-11



The first issue of the Austrian Business Magazin Alpha features an interview with Stefan Rutzinger on the founding of soma and the implementation of the theme building for the EXPO 2012 in South-Korea.

Alpha





Lecture at University of Applied Sciences Mainz
2011-12-08


On invitation by Klaus Teltenkoetter, professor for digital media and design at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz/Germany Kristina Schinegger will lecture about recent projects.

Lecture Vague Formations: 20.December, 8pm
FH Mainz, Aula, Holzstrasse 36

lecture mainz




Lecture OHM University Nürnberg
2011-12-07


On invitation by Niels Jonkhans, Professor at the faculty of Architecture at the OHM University in Nürnberg Stefan Rutzinger will lecture about soma's recent projects.

07.December 2011, 7pm
OHM, Main Building, lecture hall A002

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Lecture Academy Munich
2011-11-23



On invitation by Peter Sapp and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich Stefan Rutzinger will give a lecture about the Theme Building for the EXPO 2012. Other invited speakers are pool, Delugan Meissl, marte.marte and next enterprise.

Academy of Fine Arts Munich, 25.November 2011, 16.00 - 19.30

lecture munich


World Architecture Festival Barcelona
2011-10-29


On invitation by the Austria Advantage Lounge soma will exhibit the theme building for the EXPO 2012, Yeosu at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona. Günther Weber will give a lecture and discuss with Michael Braungart (EPEA), Stef Kranendijk (CEO) and Dieter Spath (Arquitectos) how new approaches to materials will influence future Architecture: 02.11.2011, 12.30 WAF seminars and talks
Günther will also lecture at the conference New Frontiers in Austrian Architecture: 03.11.2011, 19.30, Arquinfad, Plaza dels Angeles 5-6, Barcelona

World Architecture Festival





Design Modeling Symposium Berlin
2011-10-20


Kristina Schinegger and Martin Oberascher presented two recent projects, the Music Pavilion for the Salzburg Biennale and the new foyer for the Building Academy at the Design Modeling Symposium Berlin. The conference constitutes a platform for dialogue on experimental practice and research within the field of computationally informed architectural design. Both papers are published in Computational Design Modelling: Proceedings of the Design Modeling Symposium Berlin 2011

dmsb


Finalist in Taiwan Tower Competition
2011-09-06


soma has been selected as one of five finalists entering the second phase of the international Taiwan Tower Competition. The observation tower will be over 300 meter high and become the new landmark for Central Taiwan. An international jury has chosen soma's proposal out of 100 entries.

taiwan tower competition


soma receives Promotion Award
2011-08-31


soma was awarded the Promotion Award by the City of Vienna for "exceptional overall contributions" in the field of Architecture. The city of Vienna annually awards prizes in the categories music, literature, science, national education, visual arts and architecture.


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architecture today
2011-07-01



The temporary music pavilion for the Salzburg Biennale and its design and construction process is elaborately discussed in a recension by Prof. Michael Stacey (University of Nottingham) in the June edition of Architecture Today.

arch today





Korean Space Magazine presents Music Pavilion
2011-06-24


Space Magazine presents soma's music pavilion for the Salzburg Biennale in their June edition. Click here to view the digital version of the article (page 12)

space


Music Pavilion showcased in Bauwelt
2011-06-23


The german architecture magazine Bauwelt presents the music pavilion for the Salzburg Biennale in their issue Digital Design. The article describes the digital planning and automated construction process of the complex and innovative structure. Click here to read the article (page 22-25)

bauwelt


Exhibition Future Building Solutions
2011-06-15


On invitation by Architektur in progress soma presents the Thematic Pavilion for the Expo 2012 in the travelling exhibition "Future Building Solutions from Austria" in South-Korea.

soma will lecture on the permanent pavilion that is already under construction in the following cities:
Gwangju, 20.06.2011  7pm
Yeosu, 22.06.2011  7pm

"Future Building Solutions from Austria",  06.-29.06.2011
Seoul - Cheonan - Ansan - Gwangju - Yeosu

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second prize in invited competition
2011-06-06


soma wins in collaboration with dmp the second prize in the invited competition for the Hyundai Business Pavilion for the Expo 2012 Yeosu, South Korea. To see the proposal click here.

Hyndai Business Pavilion





Start of Construction
2011-05-07



The construction of the roof structure for the Building Academy Salzburg has started. The new foyer and the redesigned performance hall will be opened in November 2011.

buildingacademy


Lecture at UCLA
2011-04-20



On invitation by Mark Mack Kristina Schinegger will present soma's recently finished music pavilion for the Salzburg Biennale and other projects under construction at UCLA.

Young Austrians, Contemporary Architecture in Austria
Dörte Kuhlmann / soma / Schimek Architecture

April 25, 2011 / 5:30 pm
1243 Perloff Hall
UCLA Department of Architecture and Design, Los Angeles

ucla


YAPI Architecture Magazine
2011-04-19



Turkish Architecture Magazine yapi
reviewed soma's Thematic Pavilion for Yeosu Expo 2012 in their latest issue.

yapi


Lecture University Innsbruck
2011-04-18



On invitation by koge institute Stefan Rutzinger will talk about soma's recent projects at the University of Technology Innsbruck.

May 9, 2011 / 7 pm
University of Technology Innsbruck
Faculty of Architecture, koge institute for structure and design








Lecture in Art Pavilion
2011-04-09



Stefan Rutzinger will talk about the design and production process of the Art Pavilion and other projects under construction in the recently opened pavilion at the Mozartplatz, Salzburg.

Lecture: Monday, 11.04.2011, 6pm

Kultur Salzburg


Lecture Academy Bratislava
2011-04-08



Kristina Schinegger will present soma's recent work at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava.

Lecture: "How does it make you feel?"
Thursday 14.04.2011, 7pm


Academy Bratislava


2nd Prize WIFI Competition
2011-04-03



soma won the second prize in the competition for the re-design of the main facade and foyer extension of the WIFI Salzburg, a training institute of the Federal Economic Chamber. The jury appreciated the urban concept and the dynamic interrelation of facade, plaza and interior.

soma WIFI


Opening of Music Pavilion
2011-03-23



soma's Music Pavilion for the Salzburg Biennale will be opened on March 26th in the City Center of Salzburg. During the next 3 months events like concerts, exhibition and artist's talks will take place in the pavilion. For more images go to Vague Formation.

SalzburgPavilion





E-Motion in Architecture Symposium
2011-03-22


Martin Oberascher and Kristina Schinegger will speak about recent projects of soma at the symposium E-Motion in Architecture - materialising digital Design in Salzburg.



time: Monday, 04.04.2011
location: Künstlerhaus / Großer Saal
Hellbrunner Straße 3, Salzburg

initiative Salzburg


Thematic Pavilion under Construction
2011-03-11


The construction of the Thematic Pavilion, one of the main and permanent buildings for the EXPO Yeosu 2012 is progressing rapidly towards the opening in May 2012.



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Adaptive Architecture
2011-02-05



soma is invited to present the kinetic facade of the Thematic Pavilion Expo 2012 and the temporary Music Pavilion for the Salzburg Biennale at the international Adaptive Architecture Conference in London, 3-5 march 2011.
The sessions will include discussions about inventive models of dynamic facades, transformable structures and bio-inspired materials. Speakers include Peter Cook, Mark Goulthorpe, Ulrich Knaack, Bob Sheil, Chuck Hoberman, Simon Schleicher (ITKE), Alex Haw and many more.

adaptive architecture


Start of Construction
2010-12-22



The construction of the pavilion for the Salzburg Biennale has started. The temporary pavilion will be erected in march 2011 and will be used by the City of Salzburg during the next ten years to house various art events.

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honorable mention in international competition
2010-12-18


soma was awarded an honorable mention in the open "international competition for the Center for the Promotion of Sciences Belgrade". The proposal was commended by the jury as "an excellent urban and architectural solution, with exceptional and innovative approach". 232 proposals from 47 countries were submitted.

soma Science Center


soma in MARK Magazine
2010-12-08



MARK Another Architecture Magazine published soma's Thematic Pavilion for Expo Yeosu 2012 in the current issue / notice board.


Mark another architecture


soma wins Art Pavilion Competition
2010-11-10


soma's design for a temporary Music Pavilion was selected as the first prize winner in an open two-stage competition.
The pavilion will be presented to the public during the Salzburg Biennale a new festival for contemporary music that will be held for the second time in march 2011. The pavilion will house various events and performances.


art pavilion


Architektur aktuell
2010-11-09



The current issue of Architektur aktuell discusses the state of architectural practice in Austria and presents soma as one of several outstanding offices.

architektur aktuell





soma in Architektur und Bauforum
2010-11-08


soma was one of the Austrian offices that were invited for the lecture series "Junge Architektur" by architecture in progress in 2010. The lectures of 2010 are featured in the current issue of Architektur und Bauforum.



Architektur und Bauforum



Thematic Pavilion in Wettbewerbe
2010-11-06


The exhibition "Young Viennese Architects 3" that presented 12 offices is presented in the current issue of the magazine Wettbewerbe.

soma Wettbewerbe



Lecture in progress
2010-10-18



On invitation by Architektur in progress soma will speak about recent projects.

Oct. 09, 7pm
Wiesner Hager
1010 Wien, Gonzagagasse 15

in progress


Mediaarchitecture Biennale
2010-10-01



soma will present the novel bionic kinetic facade for the Thematic Pavilion Expo Yesou 2012 together with Jan Knippers from KnippersHelbig Engineers at the
Mediaarchitecture Conference and Exhibition,
Oct 7-9 Künstlerhaus Vienna. Speakers include Kas Oosterhuis, Astrid Piber (UN Studio), Claudia Pasquero, Ludger Hovestadt, Kari Jormakka and many more.


Exhibition opening: Oct 7, 18.30
Session
with soma and khing:
Oct 9, 16:30

mediaarchitecture







Pecha Kucha Vienna Design Weeks
2010-09-30


soma will take part in the Pecha Kucha Night at the Künstlerhaus Vienna, Oct 9 20.20

location: k/hauskino

pecha kucha


Mock-up for Bauakademie
2010-08-31



The mock-up for the roof structure of the Bauakademie Salburg has been assembled and is now ready for pouring concrete!

The mock-up is realized with the following partners:
VÖZ Forschung
Deisl Beton GesmbH
Ernst Himmelreicher Armierungen, Eisenbiegereien
Ziegler Stahlbau
Moldtech Modell&Formenbau
Bauakademie Lehrbauhof Salzburg

For more images on the project go to Viscous Adaption

soma BAS


Exhibition Initiative Architektur Salzburg
2010-08-30


soma was invited by the Initiative Architektur Salzburg to present recent projects in a solo exhibition.
The exhibtion will be shown from 13.10.2010 until 19.11.2010 in the
"Raum für Architektur" at the Künstlerhaus, Hellbrunner Straße 3, 5020 Salzburg

initiative salzburg


Thematic Pavilion on Austrian Television
2010-08-30


During the Venice Architecture Biennale soma was interviewed by the Austrian Television. soma's design for the Thematic Pavilion Expo 2012 Yeosu had been selected by Eric Owen Moss to be displayed in the exhibition "Austria under Construction". The report about the Austrian Pavilion will be braodcasted today, at 23.05 and on 1. September at 01.40 in the program "Kulturmontag" on ORF2


soma ORF





lecture series 100 Minuten Architektur
2010-08-20


soma will hold a lecture at the Yo.V.A.3 lecture series "100 Minuten Architektur".  Other lecturers are SPAN StudioGruber and Gabu Heindl. KUNSTHALLE Wien, project space Karlsplatz on Tue, September 7, 2010, 7:00pm

Yova


panel discussion City Lab Salzburg
2010-06-08


soma was invited by the City Lab to present the planning of the Thematic Pavilion for the EXPO Yeosu and discuss its design intentions afterwards with Kari Jormakka, Michael Shamiyeh and Wojciech Czaya.

city lab



soma at Venice Biennale 2010
2010-05-26


soma was selected by Eric Owen Moss to take part in the exhibition "Austria under Construction" at the Austrian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale. The pavilion will present the lively architectural discourse happening inside and beyond Austria's boundaries by displaying diverse international and Austrian positions.

biennale


Vienna Architecture Conference
2010-05-25


Kristina Schinegger and Stefan Rutzinger were invited by the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the MAK to join the panel discussion "(Un)Built-Architecture Live 7" at the Vienna Architecture Conference in honor of Raimund Abraham. The keynote lecture will be hold by Thom Mayne.
Vienna Architecture Conference, Sunday, June 13th:
(Un)Built-Architecture Live 7,  Univ. of Applied Arts, 13.00 - 15.30
The Presence of Absence, MAK, 16.00 - 19.30
(with Kenneth Frampton, Vito Acconci, Peter Eisenman, Peter Kubelka, Eric Owen Moss, Peter Noever, Wolf D. Prix, Lebbeus Woods)

vienna architecture conference





Specifier Magazine
2010-05-10



soma's winning design for the Thematic Pavilion has been reviewed extensively in the Australian Architecture Magazine Specifier. Click here for the online article by Olivia McDowell.

specifier soma


Young Viennese Architects Exhibition
2010-04-15


soma is one of 12 offices selected to take part in YO.V.A 3
The travelling exhibition is organized by the city of Vienna and will be firstly shown in the project space of the Kunsthalle Vienna, Karlsplatz in september 2010. Among the invited offices are SPAN, Sputnic and Martin Flatz.

yova


Prototype in Progress
2010-04-15



The development of the prototype for the extension of the Building Academy Foyer in Salzburg has started. The foamwork for the concrete structure has alredy been milled by moldtech.
The next step will be the launch of a research group to investigate the structural behaviour. The beginn of construction is scheduled for next year.

soma at moldtech


Martin Oberascher at Trakl House
2010-04-06


Martin's "textual sculpture" which has been selected as winning entry for the "Landesskulpturen-Preis Salzburg" has been installed a the Trakl House. It will be exhibited for the next three years.
www.moberascher.blogspot.com

mobera

Photo: A. Kaunat





NEW FRONTIERS Exhibition in Bratislava
2010-03-23


soma is one of 26 young Slovak and Austrian architectural offices presented at the designfactory on Bottova, Bratislava. The exhibition runs from March 11 to March 28, 2010. (Curators: Florian Medicus, Jan Bahna, Tomas Amtmann/ Exhibition Design: Explicit Architecture
For more infomation go to: NEW FRONTIERS

new frontiers


Article in South-Korean Magazine Interiors
2010-01-10


soma's winning competition entry for EXPO Yeosu's Thematic Pavilion has been featured in the Korean Magazine Interiors Issue No. 260.

magazine


Thematic Pavilion featured in Space magazine
2010-01-01


soma's winning entry "One Ocean" for the International Competition for the Thematic Pavilion EXPO 2012 Yeosu is featured in the December issue of Space magazine, South Korea.

space magazine


Contract for Thematic Pavilion signed
2009-12-30


As a great start into 2012 the Organizing Comittee of Yeosu EXPO 2012, soma and dmp have signed the contract for the Thematic Pavilion.

contract





soma featured in Concept Magazine
2009-12-23


soma's winning entry for the International Competition for the Thematic Pavilion EXPO 2012 Yeosu is featured in the December issue of the Korean Concept Magazine.


soma cm


soma lecture at TU Vienna
2009-11-10



On invitation by Kari Jormakka, soma will take part in the lecture series "Gegenwartsarchitektur" presented by the Institute for Architectural Theory, University of Technology Vienna. Kristina Schinegger will lecture about the Thematic Pavillon for EXPO 2012 Yeosu and other recent projects.

location: Audimax TU Vienna
time: 02.12.2009, 10.00 am


soma wins competition
2009-10-19


soma wins the international competition for the Thematic Pavilion Expo 2012 Yeosu, South-Korea.The Thematic Pavilion will be one of the major facilities of the Yeosu EXPO held 2012 in South Korea. It’s exhibitions will give the visitors overview and introduction to the Expo’s theme, “The Living Ocean and Coast”. The aim of the design is to create an iconic landmark that is integrated into its urban context and the surrounding nature.

official competition homepage www.yeosuexpo.org/intro.asp


MAK NITE
2009-10-15



Kristina Schinegger and Stefan Rutzinger have been invited by the MAK Vienna to take part in the MAK NITE LOMOGRAPHY. The event is a celebration of the Lomo LC-A Anniversary and will take part on Oct. 20th, 8.00 pm.
For more information on the project go to crispandfuzzy.

MAK nite





Martin Oberascher wins competition in Salzburg
2009-10-13


Martin won the Sculpture Award for the Georg Trakl Gallery in Salzburg. He will install a permanent installation for the entrance passage inside the Trakl house. For a description of the piece click here.

trakl house  


Pecha Kucha Night in Salzburg
2009-06-24


Martin Oberascher takes part in the Pecha Kucha night in Salzburg. He is presenting his work as an artist and recent soma projects.

pecha kucha


Publication in Architektur Aktuell
2009-03-20


soma is featured in the current edition of architektur-aktuell
which presents the winning entries of the EU-wide competition for the Karlsplatz-Passage in Vienna.

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Exhibition at the MAK Center Los Angeles
2009-03-14


Kristina Schinegger and Stefan Rutzinger show their installation "breeze" in the Schnidler House, MAK Center Los Angeles. For more information on the project go to crispandfuzzy.
www.makcenterarchive.org/artist/gallery/id/141

breeze





Award for Experimental Tendencies
2008-12-13


Stefan Rutzinger and soma win the recognition award for experimental tendencies 2008 of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.
www.orte-noe.at/html/foerderpreis-2008/index.html

synaesthetic filter


soma wins second prize in EU-wide competition
2008-11-08


soma won the second prize in the EU-wide competition for the re-design of the Karlsplatz underground station in Vienna. The jury about our entry: „A proposal with an overall very independent approach, which distinguishes itself from the other projects’ clearly in its expressivity (…) Appreciated is especially the expressive light opening to aboveground with the mulitmedia-based cultural programming.”

karlsplatz passage