The first SammlungsLab pursues the phases of development and significance of the Terrassenhaus from that day to this. The Terrassenhaus promises to fulfil user-demand for a closeness to nature in combination with urban density. It also opens up formal possibilities for architects to reinterpret the closed housing block.
“The Terrassenhaus. A Viennese Fetish?”
October 19, 2017 – January 8, 2018
Museumsplatz 1, Vienna
The exhibition is based on the thesis that the Terrassenhaus is a double-edged affair understood, on the one hand, as a concept, and on the other as a specific type of building. In a dialogue with the stocks of the collection, light is shed on the topic in four chapters based on historical and contemporary examples, and the lively debate between rejection and fetishism. The centrepoint of the exhibition is provided by five Viennese Terrassenhäuser as a large scale assemblage that reinterprets the German Glyptothek of the 19th century and transforms it for today.
Curated and designed by Lorenzo De Chiffre in collaboration with Monika Platzer, Az W. Guided tour by the curators: Thu 26.10., 14:00, for the Open Day.