WRITING: ARCHITECTURE MACHINE SMARTPHONE. A NEW PATTERN LANGUAGE FOR ARCHITECTURE
The discourse theme of this year's Yearbook of the KIT Faculty of Architecture is "Heavy Rotation - The Recurring in Architecture". Among others, Prof. Meinrad Morger reports on formative events that have influenced his path to architecture, Bernita Le Gerrette asks whether architecture still has a future, Prof. Oliver Jehle relates Hermann Sörgel's Atlantropa project to a picture by Max Ernst, Anna Krüger presents the architect Myra Warhaftig and I was allowed to discuss my research on the architecture machine Smartphone. Thank you very much for this great opportunity!
Super happy to see this interview now online on Baumeister. Big thanks for this great opportunity to share some thoughts! Enjoy reading!
Isa Fahrenholz: "Na toll, und jetzt? BNGRT.", in: Baumeister, 17 Jun 2019. Read the whole interview here.
12 Jun 2019
EXHIBITION: HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM
Following the open call "Houston, we have a problem" my master thesis can be seen until June 7th at the Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ in Berlin. It is one of over 100 visions and ideas that will be shown within the framework of the exhibition for climate-friendly and sustainable planning and building. In order to make this diversity visible, all submitted works will be exhibited in form of an archive table. The archive table will be available for inspection at the DAZ for the coming months and will be the starting point for a discussion programme in which it will be shown and discussed how designers and architects can act responsibly and sustainably in order to make future coexistence possible.
TEACHING: THE CITY AS FOUND OBJECT – THE OBJECT AS FOUND CITY
Since this semester I have a teaching assignment for "Design and Representation" in the master program at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at HfT Stuttgart. The aim of my seminar THE CITY AS FOUND OBJECT – THE OBJECT AS FOUND CITY is to question contemporary production models of architecture and the city, to rediscover them and to stimulate experimentation and speculation. Therefore, the students should initially be inspired by the traces of the existing, everyday and ordinary - "as found" - and thus come to new insights. Following the example of City Metaphors (1982) by O. M. Ungers, the personal examination of everyday objects forms the basis of the further process of design and presentation. By filtering out the respective essence of the object, the subsequent research of analogies and metaphors as well as the formation of chains of association and narrative threads, a design attitude to the object-reference-combination is to be developed.
Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (HfT), Faculty of Architecture and Design, Master's Program in Urban Planning, summer 2019. Image: Collection of the examined objects