SPACE

Christine Schöffler & Peter Blakeney

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POORTGEBOUW FUTURE VISION
Rotterdam NL

Renovation plans for multifunctional cultural center with living group spaces in a national monument. Usage and spatial planning studies, design and consulting in collaboration with Werkgroep Toekomst Poortgebouw and Tussen-Ruimte Architects. EN / NL


 
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INVISIBLE VIENNA
Vienna AT

The adaptation of the Palais Coburg revealed the archaeological secret lying dormant in its cellars: the largest surviving trace of the Renaissance fortifications. This dramaturgical concept interprets the walls' symbolic filtering of the outside reality from the inside illusion and the centuries long physical, socio-cultural, and psychological effect on the "City of Dreams".


 
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WASSERTURM HAINBURG
Hainburg AT

For a planned visitors center about the Donau-Auen National Park a dramaturgical concept was developed to illuminate the hidden machinations and invisible processes of this special wetland biotope. Architecture by Coop Himmelb(l)au.


 
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THE AESTHETIC OF INCOMPLETION
Vienna AT

The Nofrontiere studio. A truly never-ending building site. Over the years, a labyrinthine agglomeration of rooms behind the facade of Zinckgasse 20-22 were randomly integrated to host this multimedia company. The architecture is a temporal succession, a process of juxtaposition, superimposition and contradiction of story. In collaboration with Axel Schmitzberger and Nofrontiere Design.


 
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FREIBESETZT
Vienna AT

The exhibition and event series "freibesetzt" at the Kunsthalle Exnergasse explored diverse concepts and strategies of appropriation of physical spaces (free or occupied?) in the Netherlands and Austria through the stories of their protagonists. The installation "A Paper House" by Dutch artists Jeanne van Heeswijk and Rolf Engelen was extended in the form of a "Viennese corridor".

 

 
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KIANG JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Vienna AT

In a cellar in the 6th district, where the existing space shifted and slid like a cubist sculpture, the local restaurant mogul Kiang desired a plan for a fast-food Wagamama-style Japanese restaurant with a graphic concept that plays off the interior. In collaboration with Nofrontiere Design.


 
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EUROPRIX MEDIATECTURE
Vienna AT

The temporary installation in the Vienna Technical Museum created a hyper-interior enveloping the visitors in a single, seamless multimedia environment: the 'digital marketplace'. The project was an experiment in curating and mediating the potential of multiple disciplines and resources. Concept, tensile architectural design, and on-site construction of multimedia installation in collaboration with Axel Schmitzberger and Nofrontiere Design.


 
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MOZART 2006
Salzburg AT

Mozart hated Salzburg. The departure point of this concept was to consider the actual urban feeling in Salzburg, during the Mozart 2006 festival and Mozart's life. Compression. Isolation. Density. Now, then, and in the future. Walls. The periphery offers space for reflection, meditation, and contemplation.


 
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MANIFESTE DES WOHNENS
Vienna AT

Product design for the exhibition "The Foot in the Door – Manifests of Living" at the Künstlerhaus Vienna, commissioned by D+ Büro für Design. In collaboration with Ernst Herold.