The exhibition falkeis2architects: active energy building details the extensive research by the Austrian architects Anton Falkeis & Cornelia Falkeis-Senn and the many advances in
materials, building, and network design that led to a truly “active building”. Their project demonstrates that innovation
will be the best strategy for tackling major societal challenges, such as climate change and energy and resource scarcity.
It showcases technological innovation as the carrier of societal innovation and the improvement of the quality of life as
the result of an architectural endeavor. The active energy building is a prototype of a new urban and decentralized energy production system which provides a more democratic model of energy
production as well as energy distribution.
Project coordination: Janina Falkner, New Concepts for Learning, MAK
Lecture and talk
with Anton Falkeis & Cornelia Falkeis-Senn and Wojciech Czaja, Architectural Journalist Tue, 5 Jun 2018, 6 p.m. MAK Columned Main Hall
The MAK FUTURE LAB is a creative laboratory founded by the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art. Through workshops, lectures,
panel discussions, and other formats the MAK FUTURE LAB generates interdisciplinary contributions to a humane shaping and
utilization of Digital Modernity. It positions design, architecture, and fine art as driving forces of socially, ecologically,
culturally, and economically sustainable market economy models. Through diverse cooperations, it networks these creative sectors
with the fields of science, research, business, and politics. The MAK FUTURE LAB aspires to develop both holistic orientation
models and strategies for the commons inspired by such models, as well as concrete, innovative business ideas for the future.