The Media Architecture Institute is a major contributor of books and other publications discussing the intersection of physical and digital space. Since 2009 the Institute has published 7 books and over 15 other articles in peer reviewed conferences and magazines. The publications investigate spatial concepts that are beyond traditional architecture and media art/design as it brings up entirely genuine challenges and opportunities. Since 2012 the Institute is publishing bimonthly in Chinese articles for the PLD magazine China as part of their contribution and commitment in China through their association with the Chinese Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing and AHL LED, Shenzhen.
Media Architecture Compendium – Digital Placemaking (avedition, 2017) Luke Hespanhol, M. Hank Haeusler, Martin Tomitsch, Gernot Tscherteu
New frontiers for media architecture: This compendium explores how digital media is shaping cities today and in the years to come. It illustrates groundbreaking use of light and media in urban environments through 36 winning or shortlisted entries from the Media architecture Biennale awards in 2014 and 2016 in five categories: animated architecture, Money architecture, Participatory architecture & Urban Interaction, Spatial Media art, Future Trends & Prototypes. (more…)
New Media Facades – A Global Survey (avedition, 2012) M. Hank Haeusler, Martin Tomitsch, Gernot Tscherteu
The book showcases 33 new international contemporary media facades featuring projects by Asymptote, BIG, Realities United, UNStudio and many more, categorised by continent. Each example is presented in a series of striking photos and analysed in its cultural setting and technological background. The projects are supplemented by 18 interviews with early protagonists, researchers, designers, product developers and many more. New trends, directions and technologies are discussed and matching products round off this global survey of new media facades. (more…)
Urban Media Culture (avedition, 2012) Gernot Tscherteu with Susa Pop, Ursula Stalder, Mirjam Struppek
The publication “Urban Media Cultures” discusses the risks and potentials of media facades in its spatial and social context. Here international experts in architecture, marketing, technology and culture outline and analyse what impact high-resolution displays, computer-animated light installations or mechanical media screens have on our day to day life and who they change the face of our cities. (more…)
Media Architecture Compendium (2010-2012)
The Media Architecture compendium is a regularly updated digital collection of about 46 unique projects exhibited at the Media Architecture Biennale 2010 in Vienna and the Media Architecture Biennale 2012 in Aarhus. (more…)
Infostructures – A transport research project (Freerange Press, 2010) M. Hank Haeusler, Martin Tomitsch with Nicole Gardner
INFOSTRUCTURE presents the vision of interactive and responsive urban public transport environments where new forms of communication and information access are enabled through an overlay of urban digital media technologies. The book explores the augmentation of existing public transport environments with urban digital media technologies, to set in motion a transformation from infrastructure to ‘infostructure(s).’ (more…)
Media Architecture Biennale 2010 Exhibition Catalogue (Künstlerhaus, 2010)
Gernot Tscherteu, Martin Tomitsch
The Media Architecture Biennale Exhibition 2010 in Vienna is documented in a catalogue with 140 pages. It documents all the exhibited projects by Realities United, UNStudio and others with pictures and a technical appendix. Moreover it contains introductory theoretical texts by the curators that frame the discourse of the 2010 event. (more…)
Chromatophoric Architecture: Designing for 3D media facades (Jovis, 2009) M. Hank Haeusler
Future façades will become three-dimensional displays. New developments in display technology, so called voxels allow revolutionary architectural expressions. Whereas spatial expressions till present were determinated by the physical attributes of the building material, voxel displays will shift these borders. By the example of spectacular contemporary projects, the book presents recent developments of three-dimensional display technology, showing its significance for our understanding of space and architecture. (more…)
Media Facades – History, Technology, Content (avedition, 2009) M. Hank Haeusler
The book introduces a canon of media architectural terminology and traces the history of media facades from early examples of embedding media in architecture. State-of-the-art developments are documented by presenting 36 international projects of contemporary media architecture, classified in seven distinct technical categories. Each example is presented in a series of striking photos together with a brief description of the project and the technology used to realise it. The book is considered as the benchmark for media facades and was sold over 2000 times since its publication. (more…)
Other Publications (Book chapters, Journal articles, Conference papers)
Designing for Collective Participation with Media Installations in Public Spaces (2012) Martin Tomitsch with L. Hespanhol
In: Proceedings of the Media Architecture Biennale conference (MAB’12), ACM Press.
[Architecture = Computer] – from computational to computing environments (2011) M. Hank Haeusler with K. Beilharz
In: Proceedings of the 14th CAAD Futures Conference, CAAD Future, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium.
Last train to trancentral – From infrastructure to ‘info’structure – a case study of embedding digital technology into existing public transport infrastructures (2011) M. Hank Haeusler, Martin Tomitsch with Nicole Gardner
In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA , Newcastle, Australia, pp. 335 – 344.
Elastic experiences: designing adaptive interaction for individuals and crowds in the public space (2011) Martin Tomitsch with L. Hespanhol, M. Sogono, G. Wu, R. Saunders
In: Proceedings of the 23rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI ’11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 148 – 151.
Designing Urban Media Environments as Cultural Spaces (2011) Tscherteu, G., Tomitsch, M.
In: CHI 2011 Workshop on Large Urban Displays in Public Life, May 2011, Vancouver, Canada, 4 pages.
Achieving a designed customer experience across multiple delivery platforms: A Telco Perspective (2010) M. Hank Haeusler with Tom Barker
In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on New Media and Interactivity, Marmara University Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 133 – 140.
Interactive Polymedia Pixel and Protocol for Collaborative creative content generation on urban digital media displays (2010) M. Hank Haeusler with Tom Barker, Kirsty Beilharz
In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on New Media and Interactivity, Marmara University Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 1 – 7.
Urban Digital Media – Redefining the intersection between science and culture in the arena of technology and building (2010) M. Hank Haeusler with Tom Barker
In: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Chinese University Hong Kong Hong Kong, pp. 457 – 466.
Autonomous Pixel (2009) M. Hank Haeusler
In: Scott McQuire, Meredith Martin (eds); Urbanscreens Reader, Fifth INC reader series, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp 83 – 96.
Spatial Dynamic Media System (2009) M. Hank Haeusler
In: Neil Spiller (eds) Digital Architecture Now: A Global Survey of Emerging Talent, Thames & Hudson, London, pp 337 – 339.
Politics and Demographic, Questions of crowd based interface and polling (2009) M. Hank Haeusler with Tom Barker, Jason McDermott, Frank Maguire
In: Proceedings of the 5th OZCHI, held by University Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
Transition in spatial authorship – Towards a pluralistic modulation of space when designing in a voxel matrix (2009) M. Hank Haeusler
In: Proceedings of the 13th SIGraDi Conference, Mackenzie University Sao Paulo, Brazil, pp. 21 – 23.
Media augmented surfaces – Embedding media technology onto architectural surface to allow a constant shift between static architectural surface and dynamic digital display (2009) M. Hank Haeusler
In: Proceedings of the 27th eCAADe Conference, Istanbul Technical University and Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 483 – 489.
Modulations of Voxel Surfaces Through Emotional Expressions to Generate A Feedback Loop Between Private Mood and Public Image (2009) M. Hank Haeusler
In: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan, pp. 173 – 182.
Spatial Dynamic Media Systems (2007) M. Hank Haeusler
In: Proceedings of the 25th eCAADe Conference ‘Predicting the Future’, FH Wiesbaden and FH Frankfurt, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, pp. 69 -75. (…paper)