The Office for Housing and Urban Studies is a studio based in Vienna, Austria. OFHAUS was founded by Isabel Glogar, as a collaborative research and project platform. The aim is to realize projects and research studies related to housing and urban space. The office focuses on architecture, urban design and urban studies and uses methods linked to cultural, urban and social studies.

According to the specific project aim, OFHAUS collaborates with practitioners and researchers coming from different fields and disciplines.

Isabel Glogar directs OFHAUS. She is an architect, urban designer and urban researcher. Since 2019 she is a Postdoc Research and Teaching Associate at the Professorship of Urban Design at the Technical University of Munich. From 2012 until 2019 she was a lecturer at the Department of Urban Design at the Vienna University of Technology.  From 2016 until 2018 she was teaching Urban Design at the University of Applied Sciences FH Campus Vienna. She has taken part in several international conferences and workshops and, in 2014, she was a Visiting Teacher at the AA School of Architecture in London. She holds a PhD (2016) from the University of Art and Design in Linz and graduated from the ETH Zürich as Master of Advanced Studies (2011), Specialization in Housing, after completing her MA (2008) studies in architecture at the TU Vienna.

Main research interests are: housing, urban developments, urban studies, urbanism, urban planning,  suburbanisation, peripheries, urban transformations, everyday life, use of urban spaces, appropriation, participation, inhabitants, building life cycles, adaptation and appreciation of urban developments.


Office for Housing and Urban Studies



Isabel Glogar

Dr. Dipl.-Ing, MAS ETH/housing