30 Aug 2018

EVENT: PROJEKT BAUHAUS WERKSTATT / DATATOPIA SUMMER SCHOOL

Projekt Bauhaus Werkstatt by ARCH+  / Datatopia Summer School of the KIT Chair for Architekturtheorie Karlsruhe will occupy the spaces of the Floating University from Aug 30 – Sep 2.

After the preliminary course “From Bauhaus to Silicon Valley” last year, this summer projekt bauhaus revives the Bauhaus’s workshop structure in order to explore the emancipatory potential of technology, to question the idea of progress, and to formulate a critique of the present through design.

Projekt Bauhaus Werkstatt/Datatopia will be hosting lectures, workshops, installations, and performances by Morehshin Allahyari, Alliance of Southern Triangle, Armen Avanessian, Nicolay Boyadjiev, Benjamin Bratton, Beatriz Colomina, Brave New Alps, Keller Easterling, Shirin Fahimi, Victoria Ivanova, Armin Linke, Olaf Nicolai, Öffentliche Gestaltungsberatung, T'ai Smith, Ida Soulard, Georg Vrachliotis, Eyal Weizman, Ines Weizman, Mark Wigley, students and scholars from Columbia University, Princeton University, HFBK Hamburg, and participants of the Datatopia Summer School of the Chair for Architekturtheorie Karlsruhe.

Floating University, Berlin-Kreuzberg, 30 Aug – 2 Sep 2018. The program is held in English. Public Program from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. For further information on the program and the participants, please visit projekt bauhaus or click here. Image © projekt bauhaus / Meiré & Meiré




22 Jun 2018

PUBLICATION: BAUAKADEMIE BERLIN

The results of the Berlin Bauakademie competition are published and my latest project as freelancer at FAR frohn&rojas adorns the newspaper article of BZ.

Find out more about the competition and our proposal here on BauNetz or read the article in the Berliner Zeitung (number 143), p. 20. Image © FAR frohn&rojas.




19 Jun 2018

COMPETITION: BAUNETZ CAMPUS MASTERS, ARCHITEKTENPREIS

Happy to announce that my master project at the KIT Chair for Space and Design (Prof. Marc Frohn) is being awarded the Architektenpreis in BauNetz Campus Masters competition:

Der Architektenpreis – vergeben durch Barbara Holzer vom Büro Holzer Kobler Architekturen (Zürich / Berlin) – ging an die Arbeit Tales from Trash to Treasure von Florian Bengert, eine Masterarbeit, die am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie entstand. In der Begründung der Architektin heißt es: „Die Arbeit überzeugt durch ihre inhaltliche und theoretische Auseinandersetzung mit dem Thema Architektur im digitalen Zeitalter. Das Smartphone als digitaler Speicher und mediale Verknüpfung mit der Welt zeichnet die Spuren jedes einzelnen Menschen, der ein solches Gerät besitzt, minutiös nach.“ Bengert übersetzt seine Überlegungen zur „Architekturmaschine Smartphone“ in eine Recyclingarchitektur, einer Art „Mühle des 21. Jahrhunderts“. Diese Idee eines „kommunalen Orts der Entsorgung und gleichzeitigen Neubeschaffung eines Smartphones ist faszinierend und irritierend zugleich“, so Holzer weiter. „Die Verknüpfung von historischen Zitaten mit Zukunftsbildern prägt den experimentellen Charakter des Projektes. In einer Zeit der politischen und sozialen Umbrüche müssen ArchitektInnen wieder eine relevante und verantwortungsvolle Postion in der Gesellschaft einnehmen.“

Find out more about the competition and my project here on BauNetz.




7 May 2018

COMPETITION: BAUAKADEMIE BERLIN, HONORABLE MENTION

Happy to announce that my latest project as freelancer at FAR frohn&rojas is being awarded honorable mention in Berlin Bauakademie competition.

While Schinkel's facade already suggested the radical and groundbreaking structure of a skeleton construction in the context of that time, it was not really realized at the original Bauakademie due to structural and regulatory conditions. Therefore, we counter the reconstruction of the facade with the realization of the Bauakademie as a three-dimensional skeleton that creates a wide variety of spaces for flexible use. It is based on Schinkel's original grid. The components gradually become filigree from the outside to the inside. The duality of facade and inner world disappears.
Thus, the design unites the two buildings that have stood or stand on the spot: Schinkel’s Bauakademie, which is based on the 5.5x5.5 m grid, and today's trompe l'oeil, which is held by scaffolding stepped towards the center.

Find out more about the competition and our proposal here on BauNetz.