Dominic Schwab | Architecture & Visual Culture

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Simulating Territory. 
Constructing Reality. 
Speculating Future&History.








The distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.’

Albert Einstein


What we consider to be our fundamental ideas concerning the world are often indications of the immaturity of our minds. Sometimes we stand in wonder before a chosen object; we build up hypotheses and reveries; in this way we form convictions which have all the appearance of true knowledge. But the initial course is impure: the first impression is not a fundamental truth.






DOMINIC SCHWAB IS A SPECULATIVE ARCHITECT BASED IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA. HE IS WORKING, TEACHING AND RESEARCHING IN THE DYNAMIC FIELD OF ARCHITECTURE, VISUAL CULTURE AND IMMERSIVE MEDIA, ADRESSING TECHNO-PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTIONS OF OUR FUTURE WORLDS. DRIVEN BY A STRONG DESIRE FOR SONIC & SCIENCE-FICTION HE BEGAN HIS STUDIES AT THE VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, WHERE HE EARNED A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURE AND CONCLUDED THEM GRADUATING AT THE ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS VIENNA WITH A MASTER’S DEGREE IN ARTS & ARCHITECTURE.

ON A PROFESSIONAL LEVEL HE FURTHER DEVELOPED CONCRETE POSITIONS ON ARCHITECTURE AND SPACE IN ENGAGEMENTS WITH VARIOUS RENOWNED ARCHITECTURAL OFFICES, SUCH AS ATELIER HANS HOLLEIN AND WOLFGANG TSCHAPELLER ZT-GMBH.  HIS WORK HAS BEEN SCREENED, EXHIBITED AND AWARDED AT GROUP SHOWS & FILM FESTIVALS ACROSS EUROPE (LONDON, MUNICH, VIENNA). FOR HIS THESIS FILM ‘THE SHAPE OF TIME - TOWARDS A CRYPTO-ARCHITECTURE‘ HE RECEIVED THE PFANN OHMANN AWARD 2018 FOR EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION IN ARCHITECTURE.

CURRENTLY HE IS TEACHING AND RESEARCHING AS UNIVERSITY ASSISTANT AND PHD CANDIDATE AT THE INSTITUTE FOR EXPERIMENTAL ARCHITECTURE ./STUDIO3 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK.

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Mark

MINECRAFT ... and other (more witchy) crafts
INVITED GUEST CRITIC - FINAL STUDIO REVIEWS JANUARY 28th 2021
IAM INSTITUTE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND MEDIA - TU GRAZ 







Ongoing Research 

on computational processing of 3D-Scan Data


POINTCLOUD ENVIRONMENTS


UAV & Terrestrial Laserscanning

















A selection of  stills, showing the various range, scale and detail of the 3D-Scanning output.



SPECTRAL TENDENCIES IN ARCHITECTURE.
AMONGST HAUNTOLOGY, VIRTUALITY & IMMATERIAL WORLDS



PhD Research Project

SPECTRAL TENDENCIES IN ARCHITECTURE:
AMONGST HAUNTOLOGY, VIRTUALITY & IMMATERIAL WORLDS


A PhD Research Project by Dominic Schwab



ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION  | 2020

WOLFGANG TSCHAPELLER ZT-GmbH



TEGETTHOFFBRÜCKE GRAZ


3D scanning of waterfront and implementing new bridge 

Competition Entry  
































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