13 Nov 2019

COMPETITION: CO-WORKING KAISERSTRASSE, 1st PRIZE

Happy to announce that the concept for the conversion of a vacant store together with Lukas Bessai and Marcel Schaaf is being awarded the 1st prize in the open call "Hier arbeiten wir! Junge Architektur aus und um Karlsruhe" initiated by Architekturschaufenster together with K³ Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaftsbüro Karlsruhe, Architektenkammer Baden-Württemberg and Karlsruher Fächer GmbH.

„Besonders überzeugt hat die Jury an der Arbeit von Bengert, Bessai und Schaaf, dass die Arbeit den diversen und manchmal widersprüchlichen Anforderungen an einen temporären Co-Working-Space durch einen einzigen architektonischen Eingriff zu lösen versteht. Der Raum wird auf den Ursprungszustand zurückgeführt, um dann durch ein langes, raumbildendes Möbel gegliedert zu werden. Dadurch entstehen gut geschnittene und flexibel zu nutzende Räume. Mehr als diese minimalistische Lösung braucht es nicht!“

Exhibition at Architekturschaufenster, Karlsruhe, 12 – 30 Nov 2019. For further information please click here.




12 Jul 2019

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!

„Architekturmaschine Smartphone. Ein neuer Muster-Atlas für die Architektur“, in: Reality-Check – Jahrbuch der KIT-Fakultät für Architektur, Karlsruhe 2019, pp. 78 – 87, ISBN: 978-3-9816504-4-0. For further information please click here. Image © KIT-Fakultät für Architektur




12 Jun 2019

INTERVIEW: NA TOLL, UND JETZT? BNGRT.

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.

Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ, Berlin, 12 Jun – 7 Jul 2019. For further information please click here. Image © Leon Lenk