Associate Professor Sandra Loschke

Associate Professor

G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney

Biographical details

Sandra Karina Löschke is an Associate Professor and Director of Architecture Design and Technology at the University of Sydney. Her research investigates links between aesthetics, design and technology in museum and exhibition architecture from the 1920s to the present, and focuses on how these linkages played a significant role in progressing new disciplinary paradigms, which expanded the culture of architectural knowledge at its interfaces with art and science. Her work includes case studies, design projects, prototyping and exhibitions and endeavours to engage theoretical and historical frame works with the reality of contemporary architectural design practice.

As an architect, her projects include award-winning cultural buildings such as the Pinkothek der Moderne (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Munich for Stephan Braunfels and the British Film Institute at Waterloo/London for Avery Associates. Her work for Foster and Partners in London specialized in the research & development of innovative glass facades in close collaboration with industry, including extensive 1:1 prototyping in engagement with façade manufacturers (Gartner GmbH/Permasteelisa); and with glass artist James Carpenter. Her own work has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale and subsequent exhibitions in Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney amongst others. She studied architecture at the Bartlett/UCL, the Architectural Association London and UNSW. Sandra has convened international symposia and edited journals and books on the topic of material aesthetics and technology, bringing together her research interests in architectural design & practice, and the history & theory of art and architecture.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Large Scale Additive Manufacturing using Recycled Materials Jordan GIRDIS
Investigation into the use of Australian Hardwoods in 3D printed Wood-Polymer Composites Yerong HUANG

Conferences Convention

Löschke, Sandra Karina and Sophia Psarra (Convenors) Production Sites: Resituating the Culture of Architectural Knowledge. International Symposium, London: The Bartlett, University College London, 29-30 July 2015.(double peer reviewed)

Löschke, Sandra Karina and Sophia Psarra (Convenors) Production Sites: Resituating the Culture of Architectural Knowledge. International Symposium Sydney: University of Sydney, 29-30 October 2015.(double-blind peer reviewed)

Löschke, Sandra Karina and Matthias Ludwig (Convenors). Transmaterial Aesthetics: Experiments with Timber in Architecture and Technology, International Symposium, Aedes/ANCB, Berlin: 1-2 October 2013.(double-blind peer reviewed)

Löschke, Sandra Karina (Convenor). Immaterial Materialities: Materiality and Interactivity in Art and Architecture: 2012 Interstices Under Construction Symposium, Interstices Journal for Architecture and Related Arts, Sydney: 28-30 November 2012. (double-blind peer reviewed)

Selected grants

2017

  • Cooperative Research Centre for Innovation in Advanced Multi-Story Housing Manufacture; Aitchison M, Patterson D, Gurran N, de Dear R, Loschke S, Muslimin R; Office for Science and Research (NSW)/Research Attraction and Acceleration Program (RAAP).

2016

  • Innovation in Advanced Multi-Story Housing Manufacture; Aitchison M, Muslimin R, Gurran N, de Dear R, Loschke S; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science/Cooperative Research Centre Project.

2015

  • Microtimber - Development of a 3D printed, gradient timber panel composed of forestry waste and by-products; Loschke S, Dong A, Ranzi G, Proust G; Forest and Wood Products Australia Ltd/Research and Development Scheme.

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Loschke, S. (2016). Materiality and Architecture. Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]

Book Chapters

  • Loschke, S., Easthope, H. (2017). Postproduced: How adaptive redesign and participatory approaches can transform ageing housing. In Graham Cairns, Georgios Artopoulos, Kirsten Day (Eds.), From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing: Interaction of Communities, Residents and Activists, (pp. 71-86). London: UCL Press.
  • Loschke, S. (2016). "Materials in Fact": Material Aesthetics and Ethics in Lacaton & Vassal's Palais de Tokyo. In Sandra Karina Loschke (Eds.), Materiality and Architecture, (pp. 27-46). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Loschke, S. (2016). Materiality and Architecture: Introductory remarks. In Sandra Karina Loschke (Eds.), Materiality and Architecture, (pp. 1-9). Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Loschke, S. (2016). Participatory Aesthetics: Alexander Dorner's Re-organisation of the Provinzialmuseum Hannover (1923-1926). In Martino Stierli, Mechtild Widrich (Eds.), Participation in Art and Architecture: Spaces of Interaction and Occupation, (pp. 227-259). London: I.B. Tauris.
  • Loschke, S. (2015). Communication Material: Experiments with German Culture in the 1930 Werkbund Exhibition. In Matthew Mindrup (Eds.), The Material Imagination: Reveries on Architecture and Matter, (pp. 215-235). Farnham: Ashgate. [More Information]

Journals

  • Girdis, J., Gaudion, L., Proust, G., Loschke, S., Dong, A. (2017). Rethinking Timber: Investigation into the Use of Waste Macadamia Nut Shells for Additive Manufacturing. JOM, 69(3), 575-579. [More Information]
  • Loschke, S. (2013). Coproductions: Material, Light, Architecture. Interstices: Journal of Architecture & Related Arts, 14(November 2013), 115-123.
  • Loschke, S. (2013). Immaterial Materialities: Aspects of Materiality and Interactivity in Art and Architecture. Interstices: Journal of Architecture & Related Arts, 14(November 2013), 5-11.
  • Loschke, S. (2013). Material aesthetics and agency: Alexander Dorner and the stage-managed museum. Interstices: Journal of Architecture & Related Arts, 14, 25-38.
  • Loschke, S. (2012). Crafting Relations - Aspects of Materiality and Interactivity in Exhibition Environ ments. craft + design enquiry, 4(2012), 89-108.

Edited Journals

  • Loschke, S. (2013). Immaterial Materialities. Interstices: Journal of Architecture & Related Arts, 14(November 2013).

Conferences

  • Huang, Y., Girdis, J., Dong, A., Proust, G., Loschke, S. (2017). Designing Material Performance: Investigating the Use of Australian Hardwoods in 3D Printed Wood-Plastic Composites. The 5th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering, Singapore: Global Science and Technology Forum. [More Information]
  • Mai, J., Girdis, J., Proust, G., Dong, A., Loschke, S. (2017). Shades of Wood: The Effects of Temperature Variation on the Appearance and Physical and Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Wood-Plastic Composites. The 5th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering, Singapore: Global Science and Technology Forum. [More Information]
  • Girdis, J., Proust, G., Loschke, S., Dong, A. (2017). Upcycling Macadamia Nut Shells: Investigating the Effects of Particle Size and Moisture Content on the Properties of Macadamia Nutshell-Polymer Composite Filaments for 3D Printed Elements. The 5th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering, Singapore: Global Science and Technology Forum. [More Information]
  • Loschke, S., Easthope, H. (2016). Rethinking Housing Solutions: Adaptive Redesign Approaches for Ageing Apartment Buildings. AMPS CONFERENCE 7: Future Housing: Global Cities and Regional Problems, Melbourne: AMPS C.I.O.
  • Mai, J., Thistleton, C., Loschke, S., Proust, G., Dong, A. (2016). Towards a New Techno-Aesthetic Paradigm: Experiments with Pattern, Texture and Colour in 3D-Printed Wood-Plastic Composites. The 27th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, Austin: Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication and University of Texas at Austin.
  • Loschke, S., Psarra, S. (2015). Production Sites: Resituating the Culture of Architectural Knowledge. Production Sites: Resituating the Culture of Architectural Knowledge. International Symposium at the Bartlett, London: University College London.
  • Loschke, S. (2012). Gesamtkunstwerk or Multi-medial Distraction: Moholy-Nagy's and Dorner's collaboration on the Room of the Present. Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage, SAHANZ XXIX 2012, 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia & New Zealand, Launceston, Australia: Society Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ).
  • Loschke, S. (2011). Aberrations - Knowledge Beyond Reason. Conference on Constructing Knowledge - Das Wissen der Architektur, Aachen: RWTH Aachen University.
  • Loschke, S. (2011). Participatory Aesthetics – Alexander Dorner’s Re-organisation of the Provinzial museum Hannover. Whose Participation? Spaces of Interaction in Contemporary Art and Architecture, Zurich: ETH Zurich.
  • Loschke, S. (2011). Techniques of Display: On Mediating Cultural and Aesthetic Values in Exhibition Environments. Interstices 13 (Under Construction), Auckland: Interstices.
  • Loschke, S. (2011). Unlimited Potential Meanings: Warburg's Library as Laboratory. 28th International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ 2011), Brisbane: Society Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ).
  • Loschke, S. (2010). Constructing the Immaterial Material: Faktura as a Principle of Production in El Lissitzky’s Abstract Cabinet. Tradition and Transformation: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) Annual Conference, Adelaide, Australia: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ).
  • Loschke, S. (2010). Dizzy Immensities: Multi-dimensionality and Inverted Space in Focillon and El Lissitzky. 2010 Interstices Under Construction Symposium. Unsettled Containers: Aspects of Interiority, Auckland: Interstices.
  • Loschke, S. (2010). Quasi-Scientific Paradigms: Affective and Reflective Space in Aby Warburg’s Library and Mnemosyne Atlas. Tradition and Transformation: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) Annual Conference, Adelaide, Australia: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ).
  • Loschke, S. (2010). Suppressed Memories and Formal Genealogies: Re-Situating Peter Blake’s ‘Ideal Museum’ Project. Tradition and Transformation: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) Annual Conference, Adelaide, Australia: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ).

Other

  • Loschke, S. (2016), MVRDV: Pragmatic Takes on Materiality: Sandra Karina L�schke: An interview with Jacob van Rijs of MVRDV and Moritz Mungenast. [More Information]
  • Loschke, S. (2016), Playing with Fragments of Modernity: Materiality, Colour and Light in the Work of Melanie Smith. [More Information]

2017

  • Huang, Y., Girdis, J., Dong, A., Proust, G., Loschke, S. (2017). Designing Material Performance: Investigating the Use of Australian Hardwoods in 3D Printed Wood-Plastic Composites. The 5th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering, Singapore: Global Science and Technology Forum. [More Information]
  • Loschke, S., Easthope, H. (2017). Postproduced: How adaptive redesign and participatory approaches can transform ageing housing. In Graham Cairns, Georgios Artopoulos, Kirsten Day (Eds.), From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing: Interaction of Communities, Residents and Activists, (pp. 71-86). London: UCL Press.
  • Girdis, J., Gaudion, L., Proust, G., Loschke, S., Dong, A. (2017). Rethinking Timber: Investigation into the Use of Waste Macadamia Nut Shells for Additive Manufacturing. JOM, 69(3), 575-579. [More Information]
  • Mai, J., Girdis, J., Proust, G., Dong, A., Loschke, S. (2017). Shades of Wood: The Effects of Temperature Variation on the Appearance and Physical and Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Wood-Plastic Composites. The 5th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering, Singapore: Global Science and Technology Forum. [More Information]
  • Girdis, J., Proust, G., Loschke, S., Dong, A. (2017). Upcycling Macadamia Nut Shells: Investigating the Effects of Particle Size and Moisture Content on the Properties of Macadamia Nutshell-Polymer Composite Filaments for 3D Printed Elements. The 5th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering, Singapore: Global Science and Technology Forum. [More Information]

2016

  • Loschke, S. (2016). "Materials in Fact": Material Aesthetics and Ethics in Lacaton & Vassal's Palais de Tokyo. In Sandra Karina Loschke (Eds.), Materiality and Architecture, (pp. 27-46). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Loschke, S. (2016). Materiality and Architecture. Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Loschke, S. (2016). Materiality and Architecture: Introductory remarks. In Sandra Karina Loschke (Eds.), Materiality and Architecture, (pp. 1-9). Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Loschke, S. (2016), MVRDV: Pragmatic Takes on Materiality: Sandra Karina L�schke: An interview with Jacob van Rijs of MVRDV and Moritz Mungenast. [More Information]
  • Loschke, S. (2016). Participatory Aesthetics: Alexander Dorner's Re-organisation of the Provinzialmuseum Hannover (1923-1926). In Martino Stierli, Mechtild Widrich (Eds.), Participation in Art and Architecture: Spaces of Interaction and Occupation, (pp. 227-259). London: I.B. Tauris.
  • Loschke, S. (2016), Playing with Fragments of Modernity: Materiality, Colour and Light in the Work of Melanie Smith. [More Information]
  • Loschke, S., Easthope, H. (2016). Rethinking Housing Solutions: Adaptive Redesign Approaches for Ageing Apartment Buildings. AMPS CONFERENCE 7: Future Housing: Global Cities and Regional Problems, Melbourne: AMPS C.I.O.
  • Mai, J., Thistleton, C., Loschke, S., Proust, G., Dong, A. (2016). Towards a New Techno-Aesthetic Paradigm: Experiments with Pattern, Texture and Colour in 3D-Printed Wood-Plastic Composites. The 27th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, Austin: Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication and University of Texas at Austin.

2015

  • Loschke, S. (2015). Communication Material: Experiments with German Culture in the 1930 Werkbund Exhibition. In Matthew Mindrup (Eds.), The Material Imagination: Reveries on Architecture and Matter, (pp. 215-235). Farnham: Ashgate. [More Information]
  • Loschke, S., Psarra, S. (2015). Production Sites: Resituating the Culture of Architectural Knowledge. Production Sites: Resituating the Culture of Architectural Knowledge. International Symposium at the Bartlett, London: University College London.

2013

  • Loschke, S. (2013). Coproductions: Material, Light, Architecture. Interstices: Journal of Architecture & Related Arts, 14(November 2013), 115-123.
  • Loschke, S. (2013). Immaterial Materialities. Interstices: Journal of Architecture & Related Arts, 14(November 2013).
  • Loschke, S. (2013). Immaterial Materialities: Aspects of Materiality and Interactivity in Art and Architecture. Interstices: Journal of Architecture & Related Arts, 14(November 2013), 5-11.
  • Loschke, S. (2013). Material aesthetics and agency: Alexander Dorner and the stage-managed museum. Interstices: Journal of Architecture & Related Arts, 14, 25-38.

2012

  • Loschke, S. (2012). Crafting Relations - Aspects of Materiality and Interactivity in Exhibition Environ ments. craft + design enquiry, 4(2012), 89-108.
  • Loschke, S. (2012). Gesamtkunstwerk or Multi-medial Distraction: Moholy-Nagy's and Dorner's collaboration on the Room of the Present. Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage, SAHANZ XXIX 2012, 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia & New Zealand, Launceston, Australia: Society Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ).

2011

  • Loschke, S. (2011). Aberrations - Knowledge Beyond Reason. Conference on Constructing Knowledge - Das Wissen der Architektur, Aachen: RWTH Aachen University.
  • Loschke, S. (2011). Participatory Aesthetics – Alexander Dorner’s Re-organisation of the Provinzial museum Hannover. Whose Participation? Spaces of Interaction in Contemporary Art and Architecture, Zurich: ETH Zurich.
  • Loschke, S. (2011). Techniques of Display: On Mediating Cultural and Aesthetic Values in Exhibition Environments. Interstices 13 (Under Construction), Auckland: Interstices.
  • Loschke, S. (2011). Unlimited Potential Meanings: Warburg's Library as Laboratory. 28th International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ 2011), Brisbane: Society Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ).

2010

  • Loschke, S. (2010). Constructing the Immaterial Material: Faktura as a Principle of Production in El Lissitzky’s Abstract Cabinet. Tradition and Transformation: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) Annual Conference, Adelaide, Australia: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ).
  • Loschke, S. (2010). Dizzy Immensities: Multi-dimensionality and Inverted Space in Focillon and El Lissitzky. 2010 Interstices Under Construction Symposium. Unsettled Containers: Aspects of Interiority, Auckland: Interstices.
  • Loschke, S. (2010). Quasi-Scientific Paradigms: Affective and Reflective Space in Aby Warburg’s Library and Mnemosyne Atlas. Tradition and Transformation: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) Annual Conference, Adelaide, Australia: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ).
  • Loschke, S. (2010). Suppressed Memories and Formal Genealogies: Re-Situating Peter Blake’s ‘Ideal Museum’ Project. Tradition and Transformation: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) Annual Conference, Adelaide, Australia: Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ).

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