Walter Unterrainer

Walter Unterrainer

Architect, Professor, Aahrus School of Architecture

Architecture Office

Walter Unterrainer, Professor

Aarhus School of Architecture
Nørreport 20
DK-8000 Aarhus C
+45 89 36 01 43

Born 1952 in Innsbruck / Austria

from 1980 – 2012 own architectural office in Feldkirch / Vorarlberg / Austria

Long study trips to Finland, Mexico and many countries in South America, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Australia and New Zealand, Japan.

Ecological aspects in Architecture from town planning scale into detail, avoiding sick building syndromes as well as economic construction methods by self-building or radical prefabrication were key issues of the office since it started. From 1984 specializing in energy efficient architecture and building of ´controlled experimental´ innovative strategies in practice.

The office has finished altogether more than 150 projects in different scales, new buildings as well as renovations, housing projects, farmhouses, school renovations, office- and industrial buildings as well as interior design.

from 1995 workshops at different Universities

1994 – 2004 lecturer for design, building construction and ecological building methods at the University of Liechtenstein

from 2005   lecturer at the Kunstuniversität Linz / Austria (Linz University of Arts) for

the design of wooden buildings and wooden constructions

2006 visiting professor at the school of Architecture in Ljubljana / Slovenia

from 2007 honorary professor at the Aarhus School of Architecture

director of MEGA – joint master for sustainable and energy efficient architecture between Tsinghua University Beijing and Aarhus School of Architecture

From 2009 – 2014 professor at Umea School of Architecture, responsible for the master course LSAP ´laboratory for sustainable architectural production´

From 2013 professor for sustainable architecture at the Aarhus School of Architecture and responsible for sustainable aspects in architecture throughout the school in research and education – coordinator of research Lab ´Emerging Architectures´