Today, when one intervenes in an existing situation, it is necessary to reorganize, to expand from the inside, to create density without sacrificing any of the city’s potentials like voids, nature, forests, built surfaces, life. A contemporary approach to the city has to be derived from working on the inside, on the ground, and deal with the existing. That is to say: to look at things from the inside out.
FG Vassal - Master, Modul 01 Entwurf / Modul 05 Vertiefungsprojekt - We consider the question of „inhabiting“ starting from an in-depth observation and critical analysis of remarkable housing typologies in Berlin and worldwide, their context, their relation to the rest of the city and their relation to climate, views, sky and nature. The objective is to develop a dictionary of housing qualities and a dictionary of urban mechanisms using plans and sections, images and photos.
The city is a matter of relations, of proximities, of pleasures, of multiplying opportunities. Spaces overlap, interweave, accumulate, and adjoin with great precision. The contemporary city is made of these assembled fragments.
During a 5-day workshop in November 2017 with the engineer, architect and artist Hans- Walter Müller, a group of students at the UdK Berlin built an inflatable plastic structure shaped by air pressure (a „Gonflable“).
The bachelor thesis by Tobias List & Philipp Preiss wins "Nachwuchspreis" Heinze Architekten Award 2019 & 3rd Price Plattform Nachwuchsarchitekten "Stadt im Wandel - Stadt der Ideen". Congratulations!