JULY 2015

contribution of BFR lab published in Fluid Totality


Fluid Totality presents the avant-garde architectural visions of one of the most

innovative academic institutions of our time—Studio Hadid at the University of Applied

Arts Vienna. The studio founded by Zaha Hadid 15 years ago has meanwhile developed

into a globally renowned think tank.

The book analyzes these developments in the context of a comprehensive process of

digitization and the resulting global changes in our habitats. On the basis of theoretical

and analytical essays by influential contemporary architectural theorists and critics, as

well as numerous articles and statements by renowned architects and others who have

been involved during the history of the studio, this volume presents the result of fifteen

years of pioneering work in an international context; the particular focus being the

projects of the last five years.

Institute of Architecture, Univ. of Appl. Arts Vienna, Austria

Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher, London, UK

Unique monograph on the think tank headed by Zaha Hadid

Essays on digitization by Aaron Betsky, Sanford Kwinter, Theo Spyropoulos, Achim

Menges, Masha Veech-Kosmatschof, and others