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Field of Study

We believe that architecture is an intellectual construction of ideas tied to its socio-economic and political context. Architectural production needs to be alert and inquisitive, while at the same time innovative, inventive, and critical. Consequently, we educate and encourage our students to experiment with ideas through research, testing their projects’ credibility and viability through implementation in practice. If you are interested in architecture as a domain in which you exercise your intellectual capacity and tirelessly pursue arguments for a better world, where you insist on making a difference in how we inhabit the environment and are interested in dialogue and debate, the IKA at the Academy is the right choice. We are looking for the best students who are interested in investing in the future of architecture.

Upcoming Events

  • Ernst A. Plischke (1903–1992): A Modernist Architect between Two Worlds

    Lecture by Professor Dr.-Ing. Christoph Schnoor of the Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand


    Room 211a
    Schillerplatz 3
    1010 Vienna

    Art and Architecture

  • Exhibition: Die Menge der Dinge einer bestimmten Art

    As part of a course in the scenography studio at IKA, teachers and students of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna jointly developed a methodology for taking inventory of their own wardrobes.

    Open call to all staff and students

    Exhibit Eschenbachgasse

    Art and Architecture

  • Die Kunst der Folgenlosigkeit - Film presentation and panel discussion

    Film presentation and panel discussion in cooperation with the Institute for Art and Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Class for Stage and Film Design, University of Applied Arts Vienna

    Filmscreening and panel discussion

    Breitenseer Lichtspiele
    Breitenseer Straße 21
    1140 Vienna

    Art and Architecture

  • Ruptured Landscapes

    Lecture Series curated by Aristide Antonas, Geography Landscapes Cities, winter term 22/23

    Installation and Lectures

    Art and Architecture

Institute for Art and Architecture



Univ.Prof. Mag. MA Wolfgang Tschapeller
Mag. Lisa Schmidt-Colinet (Deputy)
Mag. a Christina Condak (Deputy)

Office Architecture

Schillerplatz 3, 2. floor, 213
1010 Vienna

Ulrike Auer
P +43 (1) 588 16-5101

Gabriele Mayer
P +43 (1) 588 16-5102

Office hours
Mon, Tue, Thu 13–15 h
Wed 9–12 h and 13–16 h
Fri 9–12 h
Mon–Fri 9–12 h