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Bob Martens (born 1961 in Eindhoven) is an architect and associate professor specialised on simulation and interior design.


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Martens studied architecture and urbanism in Eindhoven and Vienna (graduation 1984; doctoral degree 1987) and has been working at the Institute of Architecture and Design at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) since 1988. A particular achievement was the realisation of the first Austrian “Full-scale Experimentation Lab”. This is a simulation environment for the life-size testing of spatial constructions and designs. In this context Martens has been propagating and developing design exercises for students characterised by a close rapport to future users and the representatives of a broad range of interest. Martens is a keen proponent of an effective dialogue between the analogue and digital spheres. The virtual reconstruction of (Viennese) synagogues represents a research focus in this respect. With the foundation of the Continuing Education Center in 2005, which established an umbrella institution for continuing education at Vienna University of Technology, Martens received an additional working field (deanery of student affairs). He particularly promotes the further development of real-estate related training courses in his capacity of academic course director.

Select list of publications

  • with H. Peter: "BIM and Virtual Reconstruction: A Long-term View of (Re-) Modeling". [Book chapter in: Kensek/Noble (eds.), Building Information Modeling. Wiley, Hoboken (New Jersey) 2014].
  • with H. Peter: The Destroyed Synagogues of Vienna - Virtual city walks. LIT-Verlag, Wien 2011.
  • with L. Chan: Openness in Digital Publishing: Awareness, Discovery and Access. ÖKK-Verlag, Wien 2007.
  • with M. Dobreva: Digital Spectrum: Integrating Technology and Culture. FOI-COMMERCE, Sofia 2006.
  • with H. Peter: ArchiCAD - Best Practice: The Virtual BuildingTM Revealed. Springer Verlag, Wien, New York 2006.
  • with A. Keul: Designing Social Innovation: Planning, Building, Evaluating. Hogrefe Verlag für Psychologie, Göttingen 2005.
  • with A. Brown: Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures 2005. Springer Verlag, Dordrecht 2005.
  • Full-scale Modeling and the Simulation of Light. ÖKK-Verlag, Wien 1999.
  • References

    Bob Martens Wikipedia

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