This Masters’ design studio focused on a unique Viennese phenomenon: the Café House. Far from being merely a place for the consumption of coffee, the Café is a social-spatial phenomenon that serves as an extended living room, where games are played, domestic activities take place, and prolonged stay is encouraged. Over the semester, we studied the architecture, typology, history, and performance of these cafés as interior urbanism, and the social, economic, and political conditions of Vienna which enabled (and encouraged) their urban resilience.
Join us at the Raumgestaltung und Entwerfen gallery space for an exhibition of the students’ work from the studio VIENNESE CAFÉS: PUBLIC INTERIOR, URBAN SALON.
The exhibition will include drawings, videos, models and photographs produced by the students in the summer semester with Gili Merin and Lisi Zeininger.