Michael Grugl is an Austrian innovator and architect. After receiving his first innovation award at age 16, he studied at the Technical University Vienna, from which he holds a MArch (Diplomingenieur für Architektur). He is a former member of Architekturwerkstatt Freistadt, a group focused on the adaptive reuse of historical buildings. Between 2004 and 2012 he was a partner at Any:time Architects in Linz, Austria and Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2007 he co-created the Pixel Hotel, a built and operational urban intervention for Linz09 in Europe. The project was featured in the inaugural issue of the Interior Architecture department's Int/AR journal and won several international awards. In 2012 Grugl co-developed the Monolith, a solar-powered thermodynamic system for domestic heating and hot water provision. He currently heads Sixtus Partners, an architecture firm in Linz, Austria.
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