DELUGAN MEISSL

Associated Architects | Wien | Since 1993 | Employees 19

Delugan-Meissl ZT GmbH
Associated Architects
Mittersteig 13/4, 1040 Wien, Austria
Phone +43 1 5853690
Fax +43 1 585369011

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Architects
DELUGAN MEISSL
Elke Delugan-Meissl, Dipl.Ing.

born in Linz, Austria
Studied at the University of Technology in Innsbruck and graduated under Professor O. Barth
Cooperation with several studios in Innsbruck and Vienna, Prof. Wilhelm Holzbauer
1993-2004 foundation of Delugan_Meissl ZT GmbH with Roman Delugan in Vienna, Austria - realisation of several housing projects with main focus on social housing
2004 expansion to Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
since 2003 Member of the Land Advisory Board of Vienna
2006 guest professorship University Stuttgart
since 2006 Chairwoman of the Building and Urban Design Assessment Committee, Salzburg
since 2007 Member of the BIG Architecture Advisory Board Vienna

Roman Delugan, Mag. Arch.

born in Merano, Italy
Studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and graduated from the master class of Professor Wilhelm Holzbauer
1984 to 1985 research collaboration on the project 'Architecture of the 20th century in Austria' directed by Prof. Friedrich Achleitner
1993 foundation of Delugan_Meissl ZT GmbH with Elke Delugan-Meissl in Vienna, Austria - realisation of several housing projects with main focus on social housing
2004 expansion to Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
1996 to 1997 assistant Professor at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna
2004 to 2005 guest professorship at the Berner Fachhochschule, Bern, Switzerland

Philosophy

The architecture of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects is much like language, in which meaning is constituted by the relationships among individual words. In contrast to other architectural philosophies, DMAA do not reduce this principle of hermetic language to a game in and of itself, but rather, they root it in their work with as many multivalent relationships between architecture and its contextual environment as possible, premiating the context of the building and the physical presence of its users.

Directed and rigorous processes of design are guided from spatial perception to future users. Their architectural concepts and connections to the existing fabric are reminiscent of organisms entering into dialogue with the environment, as integral parts of an overall system. Inside and out, their concepts break down the order of conventional rooms into flowing, functionally defined spatial sequences. Volumes directly engage the body of the observer through their scale, the way they interact with gravity, geometry, and the way they “hint at the inexpressible”. Independent of size or function, the work of Delugan Meissl Associates Architects is consistently determined by these design concepts and theoretical principles.

In this regard, Delugan Meissl Associate Architects are committed to developing the principle of intensification, along with ways to spatialize it and make it physiologically tangible. As opposed to a type of “representational form” of contemporary architecture that is geared primarily to the visual and to interpretive meaning, 'actual form' is generated, which, in its physiological effects on the senses and the body, follows the dictum:

"Aesthetics is nothing more than the art of applied psychology."
Friedrich Nietzsche

Publications

DMAA – INTENSE REPOSE
EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

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ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS

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CONCEPTS, PROJECTS, BUILDINGS

Awards

REDDOT DESIGN AWARD 2008
WALLPAPER* AWARD 2008
ARCHIP 2007
INTERNATIONAL HIGH-RISE AWARD 2006
PREIS DER STADT WIEN FÜR ARCHITEKTUR 2006
CONTRACTWORLD AWARD 2004
POLYDECOR-CORIAN DESIGN AWARD 2004
DEUTSCHER UMBAUPREIS 2004
BUILDING CONTRACTOR AWARD 2002

Exhibitions

2007
Delugan Meissl Associated Architects inTENSE repose, [touring exhibition]
Wien/Vienna / Zürich/Zurich / New York / Lemgo / Köln/Cologne‚
Toll free: European Architects in Transit‘, Museu Serralves / Allgarve, Portugal

2006
Delugan Meissl Associated Architects inTENSE repose, [touring exhibition]; Lichtforum Dornbirn, 17.3.-28.4.06 / Lighthouse
Glasgow, 15.5.-23.5.06 / Candid Arts, London, 8.6.-18.6.06 / Cube, Manchester, 6.7.-16.7.06 / ICP Institute for Cultural
Policy, Hamburg, 27.7.-23.8.06 / Filmmuseum Amsterdam, 31.8.-27.9.06 / Aedes Berlin, 6.10.-9.11.06
Sculptural Architecture in Austria – China 2006, National Art Museum of China, Beijing 7. - 22.8.06 / Guangdong Museum
of Art, Guangzhou 15.10. – 16.11.06

2005
The 2nd International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, The WaterCity, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Rock over Barock, Aedes Berlin, Germany

2004
Ungewohnt Gewohnt, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany
Rock over Barock, Kunsthaus Muerz, Austria
1st International Architectural Biennial Beijing, Apartment Unit 8-II ‚Deep Surface‘, Beijing, China
Picturing the Modern World: The Photography of Dwell, James Nicholson
Gallery, San Francisco, House Ray1 by Hertha Hurnaus

2003
Contemporary Austrian Architecture, Prague, Czech Republic
InAusNach Salzburg, Klagenfurt, Austria
Expo Making Waves, Shanghai, China
Housing in Vienna, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, USA
Urban Life, Architectural League of New York, USA
Beyond Media 03, Florence, Italy
Stand der Dinge; Living in Bern, Bern, Switzerland

2002
Delugan_Meissl STATE OF FLUX, Kunsthaus Meran / meran/o arte, Italy
Next, Biennale Venedig, 8th International Architecture Exhibition / Venice Biennale, Italy
best of wohnbau, Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna, Austria
InAusNach Salzburg, Ringturm Wien, Vienna, Austria

2001
Contemporary Austrian Architecture, Bratislava, Slovakia
Austrian Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Contemporary Austrian Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Beyond Media, Florence, Italy

2000
Wien Städtebau – Der Stand der Dinge, Planungswerkstatt, Vienna, Austria
Panoramas Européens, Pavillon de L’Arsenal, Paris, France
Varius-Multiplex-Multiforms, Young European Architects, Venice Biennale, Italy
Don Gil, Institut Français de Vienne, Vienna, Austria

1999
Varius-Multiplex-Multiforms, Young european architects, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires
Zeichenbau, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Frauen in der Technik von 1900 bis 2000, Planungswerkstatt, Vienna, Austria