STUDIO ANDREAS LECHNER

Bernhard H. Ogrisek
Das Infra-Gewöhnliche – Alltagsfragmente des Grazer Umlands

Graz-Umgebung 2022








The infra-ordinary. Fragments of the everyday life in the outskirts of Graz



The suburban territory is continuously growing. On the edge of the multilayered but clearly defined and comprehensible urban space, the sprawl thrives and proliferates in a complex confusion that is almost impossible to disentangle. Apparently, this space has no identity, no expression, no relevance worthy of exploration. The everyday life resembles a matter of self-evidence, manifested in the midst of anonymous functional buildings, infrastructures, industrial sites, commercial rows and housing estates. Can quality and identity-forming architecture exist within this aesthetically deficient, featureless, ordinary space? How can such areas be conceived in the future?

The emphasis of this thesis is the formulation of a philosophy of everyday observation as well as the concentrated perception of an architectural reality in all its detailed depth. The spatial monotony of the suburban landscape of the Rein- and Gratwein-Gratkorn Basin is investigated by means of observation walks. The perception is followed by an awareness and recognition of the endotic, infra-ordinary, which eludes any attention, on the basis of its complete self-evidence, within the ordinary, everyday, known, domestic space. Infrastructures as endotic memory fragments form the substructure, the site-immanent supporting skeleton of the spatial agglomeration. The unnoticed, overlooked structural forms are analyzed and questioned through the abstract artistic-scientific gaze of the drawing. The questioning seeks an origin, a present, a future and transformation of this fragments and the situated structural reality.

Observation; Perception; Phenomenology; Everyday; Ordinary; Self-evident; Banal; Endotic; Infra-ordinary; Monotony; Walking science; Promenadology; Everyday landscape; Periphery; Agglomeration; Sprawl; Intermediate existence; Territory; northern Graz outskirts; Gratwein; Gratkorn; Rein; Landscape; Industry; Infrastructure; Architecture; Collage; Palimpsest; Atlas; Memory; Primary memory; Recollection; Mnemonics; ars memorativa; Collective memory carrier; Collective memory; Decontextualized; Fragment; Monument; Artifact; Modernity; Topography; Typology; Function; Drawing; List; Non-place; Order; Archive; Operating table; Body; Bus stop; Springhouse; Radio transmitter mast; Trafik; Hunting lodge; Chapel; Shop; Pharmacy; Municipal office; Confectionery; Railway station; Bank; Hall; Water canal; Sluice; Elementary school; Gas station; Barracks; Lung sanatorium; Power station; Adit; Flood retention basin; Weir; Dam; Monastery; Rein monastery; Inlet canal; North portal; Plabutsch tunnel; Valley crossing; Paper factory; etc. ; Deconstruction; Individual parts; Panel; Grid; Angélil; Freud; Husserl; Rossi; Corboz; Smithson; Foster; Foucault; Lynch; Marot; Perec; Shelley; Sieverts; Tschumi; de Geyter; Yates


ARCHITEKT ANDREAS LECHNER

Attemsgasse 11
A-8010 Graz
Austria

︎ ︎

E      office@andreaslechner.at

W     www.andreaslechner.at
M     +43 664 1303255
UID   ATU 75588801


staatlich befugter und beeideter Ziviltechniker


© Studio Andreas Lechner. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise stated, all materials on this website and the ideas incorporated herein, as an instrument of professional service, are protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights belonging to Andreas Lechner, its affiliates or its licensors and all such rights are hereby asserted and reserved. No part of this website may be copied, reproduced, republished, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way for commercial purposes. Any modification or use of the information contained on this website for any purpose not explicitly permitted without prior written consent is a violation of the author’s intellectual property rights and is strictly prohibited.