The Ornaments of Post-Anthropocene at the Ars Electronica Festival
Created: 15. 8. 2019 from Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze

The Ornaments of Post-Anthropocene


September 5th – 9th, 2019


ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL, Ars Electronica Str. 1, Linz, Austria
Opening hours: Thur – Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Computer-aided architecture, the latest building technologies using 3D printing and robotic arms, such projects will be presented by UMPRUM at this year's ARS Electronica in Austria. The Studio of Architecture III will present its latest works here.

 After last year's success of the Studio of Fashion Design with smart clothes, we decided to present the projects of the Studio of Architecture III, which by its approach, technologies and philosophy outperform the practices of contemporary architecture. It follows trends and at the same time uses the latest technologies for both design and implementation”, Jindřich Vybíral the Rector of UMPRUM explains why at first glance the project may seem like an unrelated field to the electronic festival. The selection also inspired the theme of the festival, celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus.

 The Ornaments of Post-Anthropocene exhibition will present the latest projects of the Studio of Architecture III. In them, students dealt with the new needs of society, new aesthetics, ways of life and the emergence of spaces that are fully robotized and automated, such as data centers, warehouses, logistic nodes and more. In their projects, they address quality of life, environmental aspects, context of buildings, accessibility and efficient use of the site.

 In addition to scaled architectural models, visitors will have the opportunity to see the creation of this type of architecture in practice. Postgraduate student David Kovařík and students Adam Varga, Petra Garajová and Marketa Osifová are working with the creation of new structures. Digitally designed forms produced with a robotic arm will be assembled directly at the fair, and building materials such as carbon fiber and PUR foam will be used. Petra Sochůrková and Daniel Sviták will create new structures and test concrete manufacturing technologies on site. Using 3D printing, they build a special type of formwork for concrete, which then becomes part of the structure.

 “With this approach, new aesthetics, structures, constructions, and components emerge. Our students' goal is not only to come up with the ideas but also to test and implement them ”, Say the leaders of the Studio Architecture III and curators of the exhibition prof. Imrich Vaško and Shota Tsikoliya. Evidence that their vision is being translated into reality is, for example, the implementation of the roof pavilion in the Čerešně residential complex in Bratislava or the upcoming construction of the public transportation stop.

The exhibition The Ornaments of Post-Anthropocene at Ars Electronica will in detail introduce viewers to the architecture of computational design and its possibilities. Detailed information will also be available in the catalog, which will present in detail individual projects and their possible applications.


The Ars Electronica festival will run from September 5th to the 9th, 2019.



Exhibitors: Studio Architecture III - David Kovařík, Adam Angelov, Frida Block, Petra Garajová , Malin Hilding, Ivan Olontsev, Markéta Osifová, Shervin Peyghambari, Tomáš Růžička, Tamara Salajová, Petra Sochůrková, Daniel Sviták, Záviš Unzeitig, Adam Varga
Curators: Imrich Vaško and Shota Tsikoliya
Architectural design of the exhibition: Imrich Vaško, Shota Tsikoliya
Graphic Design: Tereza Saitzová, and Karolína Matušková
Production: Michaela Kaplánková