raising questions

It's fair to say that we live in interesting times. While until recently the built environment was assumed to exist beyond the nitty-gritty of the everyday, the future of architecture should assume its capacity to mediate among the various forces that shape the here and now. This self-image requires the practitioners to remain susceptible to the socio-economic, political and cultural changes around them. As the production of space is predicated on the lived experience of its users, quick solutions most often fail to raise critical questions or to seek the valuable input of other experts and affected citizens.

This magazine is about raising questions and the architecture thus defined. DMAA is trying to reflect the seismic shifts in architecture and the built environment together with partners, friends, likeminded colleagues, thinkers, artists and cultural producers through their genuine contributions to this forum. Every issue is based on a main subject, which is indicative of the latest discourse at the office and its wider social, political and cultural implications.

The editorial team is responsible for the conceptual framework, special edits and additional features of the magazine and is open to any comment, suggestion or proposal from the community. Their excitement is palpable, let's get on with it!


Contact, Team, Contributors

Questions and Architecture
is hosted by DMAA

Delugan Meissl
Associated Architects
Mittersteig 13/4
1040 Vienna, Austria
and@dmaa.at

Magazine Concept
Szenario Design

Editor-in-Chief
Wolfgang Fiel

Editors
Erich Bendl
Matthias K. Heschl

Translation
Rupert Hebblethwaite

Design
Erich Bendl

Contributors
Thomas Auer
Konrad Paul Liessmann
Ines Lechleitner
Lukas Schaller
Theresa Wey

Typefaces
DTL Documenta
EF Compacta