Welcome to the website of architect and theoretician Andreas Rumpfhuber. Expanded Design programmatically stands for an architectural practice that is not content with the design of beautiful places. Expanded Design is a research-led practice of architecture that aims to develop spaces for coexistence. The focus lies on the preoccupation with spaces for work and spaces for living.



Architecture

Architecture

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During the design process we draw on theoretical and historical knowledge, reveal the knowledge both explicit and implicit in organisations, and develop artistically researched solutions that can withstand the challenges that work and living pose to contemporary architecture.

During the design process we draw on theoretical and historical knowledge, reveal the knowledge both explicit and implicit in organisations, and develop artistically researched solutions that can withstand the challenges that work and living pose to contemporary architecture.


Research

Research

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We explore, analyse and experiment; we visualize the latent questions of a project; we challenge established ideas and generate new ones in the process. Andreas Rumpfhuber was and is involved in a series of international research projects, both initiating and leading them. They are the scientific basis for the architectural projects of Expanded Design.

We explore, analyse and experiment; we visualize the latent questions of a project; we challenge established ideas and generate new ones in the process. Andreas Rumpfhuber was and is involved in a series of international research projects, both initiating and leading them. They are the scientific basis for the architectural projects of Expanded Design.


Initiatives

Initiatives

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Architecture is a part of the social discourse. It mirrors the discourse and affirms it. In the best case, architecture is not just representation: it is also intervention, and thereby it changes our reality. The initiatives of Expanded Design raise questions, and intervene.

Architecture is a part of the social discourse. It mirrors the discourse and affirms it. In the best case, architecture is not just representation: it is also intervention, and thereby it changes our reality. The initiatives of Expanded Design raise questions, and intervene.


Writings

Writings

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The texts, books and lectures of Andreas Rumpfhuber are critical and theoretical reflections upon the focal themes of work and living. This literature is part of a specific practice that intervenes in the social discourse, communicating and imparting knowledge at the same time. [...]

The texts, books and lectures of Andreas Rumpfhuber are critical and theoretical reflections upon the focal themes of work and living. This literature is part of a specific practice that intervenes in the social discourse, communicating and imparting knowledge at the same time. [...]