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Mag. arch. Dr. techn. M.Sc. Barbara IMHOF Leiterin, PEEK Projekt - Programm zur Entwicklung und Erschließung der Künste, FWF - Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien


 Barbara Imhof is currently the project manager of the arts-based research project "Biornametics" - Architecture Defined By Natural Patterns  and is collaborating with the University of Applied Arts, the Centre for Biomimetics, Reading, UK, the Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics (IMEN), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM, National University of Malaysia) and the University of Technology in Vienna.
  With her team of experts at LIQUIFER Systems Group she has won and worked on several design research projects for the Austrian Space Agency, the European Space Agency, Thales Alenia Space, Departure Creative Industries, Vienna and other organisations and industrial companies.
  She has a more than a ten-year-track of teaching at renowned Universities such as Chalmers University Gothenburg, Sweden, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, University of Applied Arts, Vienna and eight years with Helmut Richter at the University of Technology Vienna.
  Barbara Imhof was educated in Vienna (studio Professor Wolf D. Prix), Bartlett School, London, SCI-ARC, Los Angeles and obtained her Master Degree in Space Studies from the International Space University. She also holds a PhD in architecture from the University of Technology Vienna.
 Her projects and designs are concerned with themes based on space flight parameters, such as living with limited resources, minimal and transformable spaces, life support systems as well as the implication of behavioral and psychological factors.


Member of the IG-Architektur, Austrian Architecture platform, since 2005
Member of the Dutch architect's chamber, reg.no. 1.990701.021, since 1998
Membership of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), www.spacearchitect.org, since 2003


"TRANSCRIPTS OF AN ARCHITECTURAL JOURNEY - Musings about a new genre in [space] architecture", book, Barbara Imhof, Susmita Mohanty, 2004
"Spaceflight as a Social Phenomen" including an interview with astronaut Claudie Haigneré, The Mix, Issue No. 15, May 2008, (pages 4, 54-57), 2008
"Der Gründerinnen Boom" (The boom of female entrepeneurship), Veronika Dolna, News, 2010 , p. 54ff
"Ideen für die Unendlichkeit"(ideas for eternity), Norbert Philipp, Die Presse am Sonntag, 21. March, 2010, interview with Brent Sherwood and Barbara Imhof


"Deployable Getaway", deployable space for the open plan office, selected project proposal by Departure (Creative Industries Vienna), 2008
"Deployable Getaway for the International Space Station", concept design of a deployable crew cabin for an astronaut, selected project proposal in the frame of the ASAP Programme (Austrian National Space Programme), 2008
Biornametics, selected research proposal in the frame of the arts-based research programme PEEK/FWF, 2009
Invited to the Architecture Biennale, Venice - Austrian Pavilion: "Austria under Construction", 2010