viki SANDOR                                            


I hold a Magister degree (Mag. arch) in architecture which I earned at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, in January 2017. Since then I have been working as an architect and researcher in academic as well as professional environments (see in CV attached). 


During my studies at the studio of Hani Rashid, I developed a strong interest in the investigation of new trends in technology and their potential applications in architecture and urban design. At that time, my projects were operating rather on an abstract and speculative level - focusing on future cities and societies while trying to emphasize the importance of the 4-dimensional behavior of architecture (integration of time and space), not only within the design process but also in the envisioned physical outcome of the concepts. 


Since 2016 I have been engaged with the topic ‘Responsive Spatial Systems’ which also defined the key focus of my thesis project and ongoing research ‘The Permanently Temporary: in the Age of Gravity-Independent Architecture’. The project is speculating on the evolution of aerial robots and their integration into urban environments  - providing an ephemeral spatial infrastructure  - in order to densify (intensify) the usable volume of future cities.

This project provided me with the opportunity to work on the EVA (Evaluation of Visionary Architectural concepts) research project, together with the Energy Design Department of the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, and at the same time to start my own research on temporary spaces and UAVs in urban environments with the support of the COLLMOT (complex structure and dynamics of collective motion) team. In the year 2018, ‘The Permanently Temporary’ vision was one of the 28 shortlisted projects of the Young Talent Architecture Award and also was the winning project of the Superscape18 Innovation Prize. 

There must be alternatives to what we have learned to think of as knowing. (Andrea Börner)

My primary goal now is to investigate further the potential role of responsive systems and tools in spatial design. My motivation is to improve the adaptivity and responsiveness of physical space by bridging digital performance to the limits of realization. 

by Viki Sandor