ALEXANDERGRASSER



Alexander Grasser is a young austrian architect, designer and researcher with focus on computational design strategies, collaborative objects, sustainability and elastic architecture.

Currently Alexander is Assistant Professor teaching and researching at the Institute of Architecture and Media, Graz. During his academic architectural education at the TU Vienna, and the University of Innsbruck, Dipl.Ing, he developed skills in computational architecture, robotic fabrication and contemporary theory. Besides deep academic research, Alexander had the chance to share his knowledge teaching computational software courses as well as assisting design studio courses in Innsbruck and Vienna.

Furthermore Alexander gained professional experience at the architectural offices Graft(Berlin), Span(Shanghai) and CoopHimmelb(l)au(Vienna), as well as ongoing collaborations with Heron-Mazy and Bart//Bratke. 

The works of Alexander Grasser were widely published and received recognitions in open architectural competitions. Additionally some projects have been exhibited in Munich, Berlin, Washington DC, Frankfurt, Madrid, London, Innsbruck, Graz and Vienna.


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Awards & Exhibitions & Lectures


2019
DIGITAL PRACTICE
Lecture
title ‘VoxelCO - Playing with Collaborative Objects’
project presentation by Alexander Grasser
at ‘DIGITAL PRACTICE  - emerging possibilities in a shifting architectural profession’, 5th ARENA Annual Conference - DR_SoM Session 7,  2019 Graz, AT
2019
LISBON ARCHITECTURE TRIENNALE
Exhibition title ‘VoxelCO - Playing with Collaborative Objects’
project presentation by Alexander Grasser
at ‘ARTIFICIAL REALITIES: VIRTUAL AS AN AESTHETIC MEDIUM IN ARCHITECTURAL IDEATION’ at Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2019 Lisbon, PO
2019
ECAADE SIGRADI 2019
Lecture
title ‘Towards an Architecture of Collaborative Objects’
full paper presentation by Alexander Grasser
at ECAADE SIGRADI 2019 Conference Porto, PO

2019
Mananaland
Exhibition
project The Whale in collaboration with Heron-Mazy, quirkd33, Ryan Vincent Manning
at Fort Worth Community Art Center, 2019 Fort Worth, US 
2019
FIFTEEN SECONDS FESTIVAL
Exhibition
project VOXELSTAGE Stage Design in collaboration with Institute of Architecture and Media, Fifteen Seconds, NanaDesign
at Fifteen Seconds Festival 2019 Graz, AT 
2018
DATATOPIA, Project Bauhaus
Lecture
title ‘Collaborative Objects’
at Datatopia, Project Bauhaus Werkstatt, Floating University, Berlin, GE  

2018
KATERVA Awards
Nomination
project Fuzzy Cloud
International Open Sustainable Design Competition
2018
Young Epcon Awards
Honorable Mention
project Fuzzy Cloud
Energy Design Competition
2017
LAKA Architecture that Reacts
Honorable Mention
project Fuzzy Cloud
International Open Architcture Competition
www.lakareacts.com/competition-2017

2017
CAMBOO Bamboo Landmark Competition
Honorable Mention
project Bendboo
International Open Architcture Competition

2017
Spektrum Gallery
Exhibition
project Polyvalent Embodiment
at Spektrum Gallery Berlin, Dark Bodies Exhibition, Germany, in collaboration with Bart//Bratke

2017
MOCO17
Exhibition
project Syntax Error
at MOCO Conference London, UK, in collaboration with Bart//Bratke

2016
‘a call for objects’
Finalist
project OOO
"a call for object"-secretlife competition, in collaboration with Heron-Mazy, J. Maruszczak, R.Connah, R.V.Manning, F.Partoll, T.Uitz, D.Stieler, L.Baumgartner, B.Dellemann, A.Grasser www.secretlifecompetition.com/call-for-objects

2016
Hybrid Realities
Exhibition
project Syntax Error
at Hybrid Realities Exhibition, Washington DC, US, in collaboration with Bart//Bratke

2015
Helmut Richter Award
Award
project Fuzzy Cloud
at Helmut Richter Awards Price for young, innovative Architecture, Vienna, AUT

2015
Push Conference
Exhibition
project Syntax Error
at Push Conference 2015 Munich, GE, in collaboration with Bart//Bratke

2013
Motion Bank
Exhibition
project Syntax Error
at Motion Bank, Cohreographic Coding Lab, Frankfurt, GE, in collaboration with Bart//Bratke


Publications


2019
VoxelCO
Project in Book
project VoxelCO
by Alexander Grasser
in ‘Digital Practice: emerging possibilities in a shifting architectural profession’ - 5th ARENA Annual Conference - TU Graz, 2019 
2019
Towards an Architecture of Collaborative Objects
Academic Paper
title ‘Towards an Architecture of Collaborative Objects’
full paper by Alexander Grasser
at ECAADE SIGRADI 2019 Conference Porto, PO
2019
PANDA HUT
Project in Book
project PANDA HUT
in collaboration with Ryan Vincent Manning, Fabian Partoll, Alexander Grasser
in ‘Reappraising the Digital in Architecture’ - AD Architectural Design (89), Wiley 2019 edited by Gilles Retsin
2019
OOO
Project in Book 
project OOO 
"a call for object"-secretlife competition, in collaboration with Heron-Mazy, J. Maruszczak, R.Connah, R.V.Manning, F.Partoll, T.Uitz, D.Stieler, L.Baumgartner, B.Dellemann, A.Grasser
in book ‘The Compendium’- Heron Mazy, 2019

2017
‘Syntax Error - Choreograohic Coding’
Academic Paper
project Syntax Error
Paul Clemens Bart, Marvin Bratke, Alexander Grasser
at MOCO17 Conference London, UK


2016
‘Wooden membrane with integrated flexible photovoltaic foil’
Academic Paper
project Sow Cloud
Walter Klasz, Alexander Grasser, Michael Flach, Pavel Sevela
at 11th Conference on Advanced Building Skins, Bern, CH





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