Sen. Art. Mag. Arch.

Lukas Allner is an architect and researcher. Since 2020, together with Prof. Karin Raith, he works on implementing Circular Strategies as a field in teaching and research at the IoA, addressing the viable use of resources in architecture.

As part of the research project Conceptual Joining, funded by the PEEK program of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, he has been working on experimental approaches to wood construction.

In professional practice, research, and teaching he is interested in given conditions as a basis and inspiration for architecture. Existing buildings, material constraints, and the ambivalent state of design studies are understood as incentives for a design method working with interpretation and translation. Directed towards forming open structures, designed for change, this process can lead to a circular model.

 

He studied Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart and at the Angewandte, graduating from Studio Prix in 2010 with distinction.

He received the MAK-Schindler scholarship and the TISCHE grant.

In addition to working with international practices in Shanghai and Vienna, he was teaching at different Universities, among others, at the Welsh School of Architecture and at the University of Innsbruck.

Research Projects


Inventorics

Lukas Allner (Researcher)

Conceptual Joining

Karin Raith (mentor), Anja Jonkhans (mentor), Lukas Allner (researcher)

Publications


Conceptual Joining - Wood Structures from Detail to Utopia / Holzstrukturen im Experiment
Karin Raith (Essay), Anja Jonkhans (Essay), Lukas Allner (Co-editor, co-author)
Lukas Allner, Christoph Kaltenbrunner, Daniela Kröhnert, Philipp Reinsberg (Eds.) Institute of Architecture, and Institute of Art Sciences and Art Education at the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Edition Angewandte, BIRKHÄUSER Verlag, 2022, ISBN 978-3-0356-2435-9

"Branch Formations"
Lukas Allner
Daniela Kröhnert

in: Indrė Umbrasaitė, Maja Ozvaldic, Bence Pap (Eds.), Positions: Unfolding Architectural Endeavors, Edition Angewandte, BIRKHÄUSER,  2020, ISBN 978-3-0356-2006-1

"Mediating Irregularity"
Lukas Allner
Daniela Kröhnert, Andrea Rossi

in: Christoph Gengnagel, Olivier Baverel, Jane Burry, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Stefan Weinzierl (Eds.), Impact: Design With All Senses, Proceedings of the Design Modeling Symposium, Berlin 2019, Springer, 2020, DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-29829-6_34

"Natural Form(s)"
Lukas Allner
Daniela Kröhnert, Andrea Rossi, Matthew Tam

in: Carlos Lázaro, Kai-Uwe Bletzinger and Eugenio Oñate (Eds.), Form and Force, Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2019, International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, 2019, ISBN 978-84-121101-0-4

"Interlocking Spaces"
Lukas Allner
Jean Philipp Reinsberg, Jun Sato

in: Carlos Lázaro, Kai-Uwe Bletzinger and Eugenio Oñate (Eds.), Form and Force, Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2019, International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, 2019, ISBN 978-84-121101-0-4

"Natural Complexity. An Introduction to Structural Design with Tree Forks"
Lukas Allner
Daniela Kröhnert, Andrea Rossi

in: Fabio Bianconi, Marco Filippucci (Eds.), Digital Wood Design, Springer, 2019, ISBN 978-3-030-03676-8