The Permanently Temporary | Viktória Sándor
Emerging issues due to population growth in urban environments and changing patterns of social behaviour require the investigation of novel strategies for architecture and urban design. The increasing contrast - between the rigidity of the physical environment and the rising value of the notions of temporality and flexibility in everyday life - generates tension in the operation of global cities. One way - of facilitating to release this tension – is to increase the level of adaptation and responsiveness of the physical space. Hypothesis: If architecture could be ephemeral and adaptive, the existing city volume could be programmed more efficiently by the activation of its time dependent snoozed-zones. The resulting shift in the urban pattern would support the intensification of the city and the establishment of a new social contract.
The project investigates the future of urban environments using Vienna as case study. It proposes a new ephemeral infrastructure which while provides climatically controlled temporary spaces, becomes integrated with the existing urban-fabric to increase the city’s dynamism, adaptivity and by that also its capacity.
I was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1990. I commenced my studies in 2010 at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in Studio Wolf Prix and earned my Magister degree in 2017 in the Studio of Hani Rashid. During my studies I was investigating prospective architectural problems appearing in the near and far future, where I used problem solving tools mostly based on intuitive applications of different parametric systems. In 2006 I got engaged with the topic ’climate and densification in urban environment’ which still has the main influence on my current work and projects