Robert Temel is researcher and writer with focus on architecture, urbanism and culture.
Numerous research projects and studies, publications, journalistic work and education projects, design and organisation of numerous architecture- and urbanism-related events like congresses, lecture series, panel discussions. Author for many specialized and general media. Speaker of Plattform Baukultur (Platform building culture) and member of the Advisory Board for Building Culture of the Austrian Federal Chancellery since 2013. Co-founder and member of the board of Initiative für gemeinschaftliches Bauen und Wohnen (initiative for community building and housing) since 2009. Before that, chairman of Österreichische Gesellschaft für Architektur (Austrian Architectural Society) 2003 to 2009, member of the board 1998 to 2010.
Fact-based housing policy: Article in Wiener Zeitung on 1 December 2017 about housing policy.
The article is based on interviews with me among others and deals with political proposals of the “Verband der Institutionellen Immobilieninvestoren” (VII, Organization of institutional real estate investors) and their consequences.
At the annual conference of SRL: Developing the city socially, using land socially (Vereinigung für Stadt-, Regional- und Landesplanung e.V., Berlin; Association of urban, regional and national planning, Berlin) from 19 to 21 October 2017 in Munich, I gave a lecture:
My topic was: Land fund and municipal housing in Vienna. Further information can be found at the SRL website.
The city of Hamburg offered 2017 a prize, the Prize for building cooperatives, for the second time. I was chiarman of the judging panel.
Information on the winning projects can be found here (in German).
As a speaker of Plattform Baukulturpolitik (Platform architectural policy) I was interviewed on the occasion of the resolution of the board of ministers of Baukulturelle Leitlinien des Bundes (guidelines on building culture of the Austrian federal republic):
The radio station Ö1 reported on these guidelines which were decided upon by the government after a long period of work done in the framework of Beirat für Baukultur (advisory board on building culture).
My article “Gestaltung statt Mitbestimmung. Die Wiener Sargfabrik als Musterprojekt urbanen Lebens” (Design instead of Participation. The Vienna Sargfabrik as a Sample Project of Urban Life) in the catalogue of the exhibition Together! The New Architecture of the Collective is published.
The exhibition at Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein from 03.06. to 10.09.2017, curated by Ilka and Andreas Ruby and EM2N, deals with new housing typologies which put collectivity in the focus.
“Mixed use: Is that possible?”: article in Stadtbauwelt 211, 35/2016
about management of ground floor use and about mixed use in general, described with the examples of Seestadt Aspern and Hauptbahnhof in Vienna: online, German, behind a paywall.
Cover page of 71133/13 from January 1997 with an article on the expected staffing of professorships at the University of applied arts Vienna. [more...]