The Austrian experimental scene of the 1960s marked the architecture of its time. It brought together a great generation of avant-garde Austrian architects and artists such as Walter Pichler, Hans Hollein and Raimund Abraham. This prestigious group notably influenced the (often theoretical) production of many international architects of the 60s and 70s. In successive exhibitions, architectural, urban and technological themes were questioned and models such as vertical city were explored.
With the Compact City project, Walter Pichler reinterprets architectural themes that were much discussed in the 1960s. He explored through modeling and drawing an alternative, mixing high-tech architecture and primitive influence.
Walter Pichler was an Austrian artist who produced a large number of drawings and sculptures, with the aim of exploring the relationship between object and space. Very influenced by the archaic civilizations he designed many projects of underground buildings articulated around nucleus, making these constructions real machines.
Benjamin Bardou is a French artist and filmmaker working on visual experiments in urban environments. He has made a series of short films in which different spatial components are displayed. These urban atmospheres are part of the Megalopolis project, an urban area developed in the aftermath of the World Wars
Jean-Paul Ugarte is a French painter born in 1950. Born in Bordeaux, on the French coast, he was inspired at a very young age by the military architecture of the Atlantic Wall. He is a landscape painter, he represents air, nature, water and concrete. Jean-Paul Ugarte paints these metaphysical territories without humans, leaving room for interpretation.
Tigerman’s bathing pavilion presents a separation of functions and uses, each with an altar space. The representation of the project is largely inspired by illustrations of the beginning of the Italian renaissance. It is also a tribute in the form of inspiration from Dante’s Inferno, from the epic poem Divina Commedia.