Rainer Pirker is an Austrian based but internationally focused successful architect; from his very first projects (apartment building Ulus,Istanbul) to the very last (specially HEAVEN'S SEAL CULTURE CLUB in China) his architecture has got a very futuristic taste and an independent identity and it is easy to recognize a fascinating way of delivering a top-quality design trend to the architectural creation precedure.
It was a great interview; I did'nt give up trying to understand the way and the structure of his architecture and architectural creation.
"...paradigmas are changing with time and its philosophy of thinking.
while a linear thinking process was dominant in scientific research in the western hemisphere for many centuries, a shift to a relativly new approach to the research of complex systems is been recognized. since it has become clear, that the whole is more than the sum of its elements, the networking of single parameters became highly important. this encourages our ideas for the architectural design. it is the idea of the spirit of a softbag: the network of contents, made up from visions of space and its sequences, light, atmosphere, context, circulation, material qualities, structure, etc. determines the form...".
born in Graz, Austria
study of architecture, technical university, Innsbruck
1984-1989 working with architect Hans Hollein, Vienna
since 1988 registered austrian architect
1989-1991 own architectural practice in Istanbul, Turkey together with Semra Öndes
1992 founding metroproject together with Alexander Klose in Vienna
1997 founding rainer pirker architexture team
since 2002 rainer pirker architexture
several prizes in architectural competitions
1998 awarded for Experimental Architecture by the cultural ministry of Austria
2001 and 2004 awarded for urban design (Otto Wagner award)