Studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). Co-founded the architect and artist group Haus-Rucker-Co in Vienna in 1967. Professor at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz from 1976–87. 1987-2011 Professor of architecture at the Art Academy Düsseldorf. 2020 Laureate of the Grand Austrian State Prize. Member of the Austrian Arts Senate since 2021.
Studied painting and art education at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. From 1971–87 Atelier Haus-Rucker-Co in Düsseldorf with Günter Zamp Kelp and Laurids Ortner. 1994-2012, Professor of Design at the architectural school FH Potsdam. 2020 Laureate of the Grand Austrian State Prize.