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Florian Bengert (Ludwigshafen am Rhein, 1989) studied architecture at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and graduated with distinction in 2017. Over the period of his studies he supported the chair of Architekturkommunikation (Prof. Dr. Riklef Rambow) from 2012 – 2017 as a research assistant as well as Raum + Entwerfen (Prof. Marc Frohn) from 2014 – 2018. Beside some guest studies at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) he gained working experience in several offices including Buchner Bründler Architekten in Basel.

He is currently a PhD candidate at the KIT Chair for Theory of Architecture (Prof. Dr. Georg Vrachliotis) where his research is dealing with the machine metaphors between architecture, media and politics. In addition, his interest is focused on the cultural logic of the digital era and the resulting role of the architect.

Funded by the scholarship program of the Sto-Foundation and the ARCH+ Förderverein, he was part of the Berlin based ARCH+ editorial team in 2016/2017, where he contributed to several issues, ARCH+ features and symposia. Further grants include the five-time awarding with the Deutschlandstipendium, the DAAD Erasmus+ Program and a guest residency at the German Academy Rome Villa Massimo in July 2017.

He gained honorable mentions for two of his projects at the KIT–ARCH Faculty Award in 2012, his bachelor thesis was awarded the 2nd prize at the BauNetz Campus Masters in 2014 and his master thesis, which examines the smartphone as the New Architecture Machine of the 21st century, was awarded the Friedrich-Weinbrenner-Prize 2017 for outstanding theses.

In the summer of 2016 he co-organized the lecture series „LIVE LOVE ARCH – Towards a Methodic Optimism“ at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), in which he discussed positions, potentials and strategies for the current production of architecture with Dogma, BeL and Fala Atelier among others. In the summer of 2018 he was project assistant for the projekt bauhaus Werkstatt / Datatopia Summer School.

His speculative and playful projects have been shown at various international venues such as the 13th Architecture Biennale (Venice 2012), the Future Architecture Platform (Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana 2017), the Haus der Architektur (Graz 2017), MAXXI – the National Museum of XXI Century Arts (Rome 2017) and the Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (Seoul 2017).



AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

BauNetz Campus Masters, May/Jun Architect’s Choice, 2018
Friedrich-Weinbrenner-Prize, 2017
Förderpreis of the Rossmannstiftung, nomination, 2017
German Academy Rome Villa Massimo, guest stay, 2017
Sto Foundation and ARCH+ Förderverein, 2016-2017

Deutschlandstipendium, 2011, 2013-2016
German Design Award, nominated with the visual identity of the lecture series LIVE LOVE ARCH, 2016
Heinze Architekten Award, shortlist, 2014
DAAD Erasmus+ Program, 2014
BauNetz Campus Masters, Jan/Feb 2nd Prize, 2014
KIT–ARCH Faculty Award, honorable mention, 2012


WRITINGS

„Kontextuelle Narrative – Thomas Kröger im Gespräch mit Anh-Linh Ngo, Florian Bengert, Max Kaldenhoff“, in: ARCH+ 228: „Stadtland. Der neue Rurbanismus“, 26 Apr 2017, pp. 28-55
„Rural Urban Framework: Mulan School and Educational Landscape“, in: ARCH+ 228:Stadtland. Der neue Rurbanismus, 26 Apr 2017, pp. 72-75

„Rural Urban Framework: A House For All Seasons in Shijia“, in: ARCH+ 228: Stadtland. Der neue Rurbanismus, 26 Apr 2017, pp. 76-77

„ZAO/standardarchitecture: Village Mountains“, in: ARCH+ 228: Stadtland. Der neue Rurbanismus, 26 Apr 2017, pp. 78-79

„Issei Suma: Koya“, in: ARCH+ 228: Stadtland. Der neue Rurbanismus, 26 Apr 2017, pp. 118-121

„Learning from Frei Otto“, in: Architectuul, 04 May 2017

„1+1>2: Jungle Flower“, in: ARCH+ 226: „Vietnam – Die stille Avantgarde“, 15 Nov 2016, pp. 46-51

„Entdeckungsreise durch Monument Valley“, in: Baumeister, 17 Nov 2015


PUBLICATIONS & PRESS

Sophie Lovell, Fiona Shipwright (Ed.): Archifutures. Volume 4: Thresholds. A field guide to navigating the future of architecture, Barcelona 2017, pp. 178 – 181

„Ausstellung: Der Architekt als Krisenmanager“, in: Der Standard, 1 Jul 2017

„Drawing as a Response to Everything and Everyone“, in: KooZA/arch, 16 Apr 2017

„Space in Time”, in: Future Architecture Platform, Jan 2017

„Space in Time“, in: afasia I archzine, 14 Dez 2016

„Curiosity“, in: The Architectural Review Folio, 6 Aug 2016

„Was treibt Architekten an?“, in: BauNetz, 26 Apr 2016

„Immer wieder Eiermann“, in: Baumeister 01/2016, p. 46

„Stipendiaten im Porträt“, in: Sto-Stiftung, 08 Dez 2016

„Visualisierung. Planung sichtbar machen“, in: PlanerIn 01/2013, p. 7


EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

„Projekt Bauhaus Werkstatt / Datatopia Summer School“, Berlin, DE, 30 Aug – 2 Sep 2018 (project assistant)

„Toofprints“, Port of Spain, TT, 18 Apr – 26 Apr 2018

„Imminent Commons: Cities Exhibition”, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Seoul, KR, 2 Sep – 14 Nov 2017

„The Theaters of Culture: Ephemeral Projects for the Eternal City”, MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome, IT, 14 Jul – 30 Jul 2017

„Architecture After the Future”, Haus der Architektur, Graz, AT, 23 Jun – 30 Jul 2017

„Oripeau“, Nantes, FR, 27 Feb – 6 Mar 2017

„Future Architecture Platform”, Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana, SI, 16 Feb – 18 Feb 2017

„LIVE LOVE ARCH – Towards a Methodic Optimism”, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), DE, 27 Apr – 6 Jul 2017

„StadtGestalten Symposium + Live-Ausstellung”, die Anstoß, Karlsruhe, DE, 29 Apr 2017

„Pop-Up-Office. Ideal:Stadt”, Architekturschaufenster, Karlsruhe, DE, 26 Nov 2015 (in collaboration with Lukas Bessai and Jan Liesegang / raumlaborberlin)

„IBA Basel 2020 Project Group Transformationsgebiete”, Basel, CH (graphic recording in collaboration with Nicolas Wolf and Dr. Martina Baum / Studio.Urbane Strategien)

„Heimatabende”, Architekturschaufenster Karlsruhe, DE, 6 Nov – 28 Nov 2012 (graphic recording in collaboration with Nicolas Wolf)

„40.000 hours”, 13th International Architecture Exhibition: Common Ground, Venice, IT, 29 Aug – 25 Nov 2012 (together with Thomas Schmitz)