What counts as philosophy’s Being and Becoming or physic’s Movement and Rest, might be compared with architecture’s Mobile and Immobile. They are two of its most inner conceptions forming one of its major devices. They are a pair of opposites, a bi-functional entity producing energy and negotiating between its poles – architectural objects are charged with both of them, each in its very own way.
The ‘Mobile Yet Immobile Series’ was a sequenced research constituting the core of Daedalus Observatory’s activities.
The investigation sought to approach both horizons – to observe and to speculate extensively on a present Mobile and Immobile character, separately yet inevitably entangled.
This is our final Volume. (Vienna, 2020)
“MAYBE LIFE IS JUST ANOTHER GREAT CONCEPT LIKE SPACE AND TIME, RANGED IN THE CATEGORY OF THE POSSIBILITY.” (F. HEBBEL 1759, DIARY-ENTRY) THE DAEDALUS OBSERVATORY IS LOOKING OUT TO SEE THEM, CONTEMPORARILY – NOT JUST TO REGISTER, BUT TO GET IN TOUCH!
THE DAEDALUS OBSERVATORY IS A SPACE FOR ARCHITECTONIC RESEARCH ON THE »MOBILE« AND »IMMOBILE« FOUNDED AT THE DEPARTMENT FOR ARCHITECTURE THEORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNICS AT THE VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY. IT WAS FOUNDED BY GEORG FASSL.
DEPARTMENT FOR ARCHITECTURE THEORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNICS
INSTITUTE FOR ARCHITECTURAL SCIENCES