Our Mission.


ORTLOS Space Engineering is a transdisciplinary design studio, which is developing innovative environments as a new channel for engaging with communities, reaching end-users, and build spatial experiences. Our main design competence is translating 21 century technologies into spatial systems and strategies – packing the ideas and visions into architecture.

Our Approach.


We use a holistic approach to create architecture of interconnected spatial settings.

Our services.


INNOVATIVE ARCHITECTURE
INTERFACE DESIGN & USER EXPERIENCE
STRATEGIC PLANNING & INNOVATION
VISUALIZATION

ORTLOS must be a kind of matrix, an infinite, constantly changeable field of the creative entries of those who shape it. From a certain size on, the constructs show the first signs of self-organization. And so it has been with ORTLOS right from the beginning. It is a kind of virus that is spreading, and although in the background, it makes one gradually sink into a world whose laws correspond to a different logic.

We believe in a creative trans-disciplinary networked collaboration. We are less interested in what things mean per se, but more in how things relate to each other. It is less the question how things function or how they look like, but more what they perform. We need to understand what our doing does. This can be described as performative design, where design doesn’t follow form or function, but rather follows the feedback.

ORTLOS is an instrument for the nomadic working methods. Ideal for ORTLOS projects would be to spread everything out onto a single page, on one and the same surface: real events, the historical conditions, the outlines of Ideas, individuals, social groups and constellations. A re-emergence, with no interest in categorization of typologies, but in intersections and relationships.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION


Industrie 4.0
Internet of Things
Smart Factory

VIRTUAL PROTOTYPE


BIM - Building Information Modeling
Parametric cyber-physical Design
Sustainable Green Design

VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE


Trans-disciplinary Collaboration
KM & Open Innovation
Big Data Visualization - Infograph

VIRTUAL ENVIROMENT


Multi-modal Interfaces & AR
Connectivity & Communication
Smart Lighting & Acustics

OFFICE SPACE

Working

MEETING SPACE

Collaborating

SOCIAL SPACE

Interacting

CREATIVITY SPACE

Playing & Creating

Meet the Team


Ivan Redi is principal and design director of ORTLOS Space Engineering based in Graz and London, founded in 2000 as a network of interdisciplinary partners. ORTLOS Branch in London is managed by Xinyu Xie, who also leads ORTLOS China.
With their strong commitment to working online, ORTLOS has focused on expanding classical architectural tasks by simulating virtual environments to be applied to future realities and by using cutting-edge computer technologies. Their work has been published and exhibited worldwide, including at the Venice Biennale in 2000. They have been teaching at Graz University of Technology, Bartlett University College London, and lecturing around the world.
In collaboration with graphic design legend David Carson, ORTLOS has published book “ORTLOS :: Architecture of the NetWORKS”.
Ivan is Civil Engineer and member of Chamber of Architects and Chartered Engineering Consultants in Austria. Xinyu is a member of RIBA and ARB. They are full members of Creative Industries Styria.