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MAEID [Büro für Architektur und transmediale Kunst] is an interdisciplinary practice questioning the relationship between the human, space and performativity. The work needs to be understood as a seamless interaction between computation, the material and the virtual, living systems & machines.

MAEID is led by Daniela Mitterberger and Tiziano Derme.

Within the team are operating collaborating continously different professionals and artists.

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Vienna, Zurich, Innsbruck
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Terrestrial Reef

 An installation within the GARDENING WILL SAVE THE WORLD - IKEA & TOM DIXON pavilion for the 2019 RHS Royal Chelsea Flower Show.

‘Terrestrial Reef‘ is a 21st century techno-organic garden of natural and synthetic elements, i.e. soil, fungi and robots. The project, a 3d printed hybrid-garden, has multiple interests, in one side reflects on the often troubled, incompatible, even oppressive binary relationship of the built environment with the natural environment as defined by western modernity; in the other propose an alternative to the current cultural associations to nature as “green”. What at are the implications and opportunities in decision making when landscapes and gardens are shaped by Ai strategies and machines? What aesthetic paradigms would it develop for a hybrid ecosystem of natural and artificial symbionts?.

Precedents “ The Pahoehoe beauty”:

Terrestrial Reef comes from the conceptual framework developed for the “Pahohoe Beauty” , immersive installation presented in 2018 for the Ars Electronica festival in Linz. (more info about the project here: , Project where the fusion of technology and landscape allows the audience to grasp the deeper spatial experience of hybrid artifacts and the vision of conceiving architecture as a cultural catalyst.


Design: MAEID with Prof. Dr. Marjan Colletti (UCL, UIBK) Collaborators: Moritz Riedl (UIBK), Lukas Vorreiter (UIBK) Cooperation partners: Daniela Mitterberger -MAEID ( Pahoehoe Beauty/ Soil printing research); Tyroler Glückspilze GmbH (Fungii-research); BMade at The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL (UR-robotic arm); REX|LAB at Innsbruck University ( Robotic Lab facilities) Supported by: The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL; Innsbruck University; Tom Dixon Design Research Studio Special thanks to: Josephine de Guzman and Toni Pavic at Tom Dixon Design Research Studio, Fiona Silk, Rossana …, Mark Stuettler, Manuel Stuettler and Michael Schneider at Tyroler Glueckspilze, Marielena Papendriou, Niamh Grace and Peter Scully at BMade, The Bartlett School of Architecture UCLGabriela Seifert and Ernest Hager at Innsbruck University. MAEID ( Photography: Paul Smoothy

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