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22Sep/17

UCT 07 stairway outta/ova hell

a little canyon on chapman’s nek was to be crossed, some level difference made a stair necessary…

a one day exercise with first year students of architecture at the school of architecture, planning and geomatics at kwiYunivesithi yaseKapa / university of cape town

 

09Aug/17

138 flüchtlingsunterkunft @ architekturmuseum

does permanence matter? fragt das architekturmuseum der technischen universität münchen und findet u.a. in der flüchtlingsunterkunft in der max-pröbstl-straße einen beleg für die sinnfälligkeit von endlich gedachten architektonischen konzepten.

wie dauerhaft muss stadtplanung angelegt sein? vom oktoberfest in münchen über das weltweit grösste pilgerfest kumbh mela in indien und das burning man-festival in nevada bis hin zu vielen anderen großereignissen zeigt sich, dass flexible bauliche strukturen weltweit eingesetzt werden, um zum teil sehr große menschenmengen kurz- oder auch mittelfristig zu versorgen. [quelle: architekturmuseum]

die ausstellung ephemeral urbanism geht vom 14. september 2017 – 18. märz 2018, was dann schon einem satten viertel der standzeit der leichtbauhallen in der max-pröbstl-straße entspricht und deren ende noch überdauern wird.
does it matter?
and i think of times we were together as time went on it seemed forever [here today, gone tomorrow; the ramones; 1977]

how long-term should urban planning be? munich’s oktoberfest, the festival of kumbh mela in india (the largest pilgrimage in the world), the burning man festival in nevada, and scores of other major events demonstrate that flexible architectural structures are perennially deployed around the globe to provide temporary or medium-term shelter and amenities, often to enormous crowds. such temporary structures fulfil a range of functional tasks and are used in religious and cultural festivals or can take the shape of military camps, refugee camps, or even temporary mining towns. the exhibition has been conceived based on a long-term study by rahul mehrotra at harvard university’s graduate school of design and felipe vera of the centro de ecologia paisaje y urbanismo in santiago. the show traces a global phenomenon that has become increasingly topical given today’s current climate of mass migration streams. [quelle: architekturmuseum]

28Jul/17

UCT 06 carte blanche

experimental  six-week studio project with 85 first semester students of architecture inspired by cedric prize’s task force strategy [diploma school aa, 1982] to follow-up on some of the lekgotla‘s [uct, 2016] demands.

after a more prescriptive very 1st quarter of studio design the second quarter was about un-choreographed/-directed concept development in full supportive integration with the technology course

week -05
participants to publicly state their intrests on a unitag to be posted on the universe

week -04
participants to start creating teams based on pinboard-position

week -01
contracts are signed from both sides

week 00
off we go…

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the brief

01 carteblanche
permission to do something in any* way you choose to do it. *ok, almost any.
02 carteblanche
we‘re on the road to nowhere/come on inside
[road to nowhere, talking heads/david byrne]
03 carteblanche
so burn all your bridges/leave your whole life behind
you can do what you want to do/‘cause your strong in your mind
[home is where you’re happy, charles manson]
04 carteblanche
freedom of choice/is what you got
freedom from choice/is what you want
[freedom of choice, devo/mark mothersbaugh, david casale]
05 carteblanche
integrated studio & tech q2 project with contracted selfdefined and -developed subjects and outcomes.
06 intent
to decolonise what we are taught and the way we are taught. (…) [lekgotla]
07 intent
allow for a broad diversity of personal spatial projects and inputs to provoke involvement, request questions and exchange and discuss diverse social/cultural/technical knowledge.
08 content
bold and radical social, ecological non-anthropocentric spatial utopian concepts are as strongly encouraged as perverted dystopiae. all their brave construction attempts & sexy but risky material inventions are warmly welcomed to fail with grace.
09 method
the spoon stays in the canteen, that vampiristic straw becomes tool of the quarter: staff is available at all designated studio & tech timeslots to provide feeds requested by you.
10 teams
teams of two, three or four students.

it goes without saying, that mirrored team-ups are approvable as well. fullboardteams on special request.
11 contract
produce a contract of the proposed subject, its scale of operation, expected outcomes, motivation and intention as well as its teammembers and presentation format. discuss draft(s) of contract with selected staff. submit signed contract before deadline.
12 outcomes
all subject to discussion except for a non-negotiable documentation of not less than 2 (two) doublepages. layout according to .indd template.
13 assessment
based on the contracted proposed targets in the disciplines studio and technology.
14 forward, forward!
instantaneous response to a particular problem is too slow. architecture must concern itself continually with the socially beneficial distortion of the environment.
like medicine it must move from the curative to the preventive. architecture should have little to do with problem solving – rather it should create desirable conditions and opportunities hitherto thought impossible.
[cedric price, the square book, academy press 2003]

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stay tuned for the superamazing results… coming soon

28Jun/17

UCT 05 pinboards

the second of uwe kiessler’s seven-points-talk titled integrated building and held at the intelligent building symposium at tu karlsruhe back in 1991 was
die wand wird dynamisch [the wall gets dynamic]: Sein Äußeres verändert der Mensch ständig, je nach Tätigkeit, Mode oder besonderen Anlässen. …

i made one&ahalf walls at our uct’s 1st year studio become dynamic, made the wall inviting to do something with it, an analogue snitchbook or facechat, where you post your stuff and see how others are doing.

16 softwoodfibreboards 841x2100mm to be randomly shared by six students,

a raffle giving you a coordinate, giving you neighbours, giving you a position, a team, a place to start from.

don’t be shy!

04Nov/16

pojangmacha @ ambika P3

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pojangmacha is highly delighted to see its first screeng in the united kingdom take place in a »design overview around the world« short-film-program curated by mdff to be held in a seemingly superinteresting space: ambika P3, university of westminster on fri 09. december 2016 @ 06:30 hrs p.m.

the entrance is free but you might want to register here
35 marylebone road, london, nw1 5ls, uk

05Sep/16

UCT 04 communal cuboid concept clips

the communal cuboids were to be kicked off by means of a li’l movie explaining the concept of things to come.
here are four of them:

bleu ciel
[stephanie kirsten, leah michaels, cornelus van der nest, sisonke mgwebi, alexandra le sueur]brun rouge
[mpho sephelane, rutendo chemere, tarryn allies, mbali cobotwana, jessica huang]terre d‘ombre naturelle foncée
[tuwilika shaimemanya, lilianne kiame,patricia bandora,lerato honde, leni li]brique clair
[raadiyah jacobs, michael liebrich, luba nkiwane, treasa mcmillan, freda esterhuyse]

15Aug/16

UCT 04 communal cuboid

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1
when i am by myself it’s the best way to be [circle, edie brickell; cover by j mascis]

our house it has a crowd / there’s always something happening / and it’s usually quite loud [our house, madness]
together and/or alone?

2
our current economic model makes mass ownership impossible in the long run – sharing can be a luxury, not a compromise – when we combine our resources, the result is more than the sum of the parts. (…) functionalist space is designed around ergonomically optimised actions that determine precise social relations. when cultural norms change, these spaces can quickly become impractical or redundant. [excerpts from: HOME ECONOMICS, british pavillon, venice architecture biennale, curated by shumi bose, jack self, finn williams, 2016]

3
a cuboid, of 27.60 meters width, 5 meters depth, that rises 21.50 meters above, and 5 meters into the ground a shared home to 15 (m)i-spaces

4
from this block of black solid-coloured insulative reinforced concrete you substracted/excavated six elegantly allocated, orientated, arranged and connected (primary) volumes, [in] [up] [eat] [wet] [heat] [move], allowing them to live up to their individual characters whilst even more having their com-position on their passage between public and private in mind.

5
you used less than 99 concrete mixer trucks (@ 7 m3)

[in]

[up]
stairway to heaven (led zeppelin, 1971)
metropolis (fritz lang, 1927)
vertigo (alfred hitchcock, 1958)
psycho (alfred hitchcock, 1960

[eat]
the cook, the thief, his wife and her lover (peter greenaway, 1989)
cannibal holocaust (ruggero deodato, 1980)
american diner (barry levinson, 1982)
themroc (claude faraldo, 1973)
kitchen (andy warhol, 1965)

wet
eaux d’artifice (kenneth anger, 1953)
zero patience (john greyson, 1993)
26 bathrooms (peter greenaway, 1985)
waterworld (kevin costner, 1995)
chinatown (roman polanski, 1974)

[heat]
in the first bar/folks were drinking sips/but in this bar/they could shake their hips
»i was dancing in a lesbian bar«, jonathan richman, 1992
heat (paul morrissey, 1972)
barton fink (joel & ethan coen, 1991)

[move]
crash (david cronenberg, 1996)
girl on a motorcycle (jack cardiff, 1968)
mad max (george miller, 1979, 1981, 1985, 2015)
two lane blacktop (monte hellman, 1971)
scorpio rising (kenneth anger, 1964)

download the brochure [8mb] here:

08Aug/16

UCT 03 constructing (m)i-space

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an integrated design studio&technology project for 1st year students:
the (m)i-spaces, 5 x 5 x 5m measuring cubes purposed for individual living [a project by alta steenkamp] are supported with a set of courseworks from the tech side:
_the deck
_the stair
_the façade
and in support of the consecutive follow-up communal cuboid also finding out strategies how to suspend/support/glue/attach them (m)i-spaces from their motherships, the communal cuboids:
_outrigger:

[thanks for the incomensurable engineering contribution of kenny mudenda]

and from there into the (not alone) structural beauty of non-flat-soffits
_monocoque

stay tuned

14Jun/16

UCT 01 fold

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with first year students of architecture at the school of architecture, planning and geomatics at university of cape town, we aplied william mcdonough’s »how do we love all children of all species for all time?« to squirrels:
develop a ramp/chute to allow our befriended species to transfer macademias across our staircases with a 90–100% hit rate whilst also giving the nut airtime to allow the catcher to show off.

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not being distracted with an overwhelming amount of published precedents in this field, we were able to unprejudicetly develop and transfer construction principles that fulfilled the requested material efficiency, recylability and flexibility as well as the desired effect of the macademia’s airtime. the constructive task was, in teams of 3-4 students, trifoldedly approached:
_lightweight material,
_lightweight structures and
_lightweight systems

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feel free to enjoy the superfantastic outcomes of this project compiled in a lil [6.4mb] brochure here:

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this project wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of

Mpact smarter, sustainable solutions

abaninzi, sibulelwe ezininzi!

11Mar/16

138 flüchtlingsunterkunft @ biennale venezia

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it is with very the very greatest pleasure that i can announce my flüchtlingsunterkunft to be exhibited at this years
15th mostra internazionale di architettura
in the german pavillon
as part of MAKING HEIMAT. GERMANY, ARRIVAL COUNTRY

scroll down for info @ makingheimat.de/#fluechtlingsunterkuenfte to learn more about the project

stay tuned for more information…

 

17Oct/15

pojangmacha @ MDFF 2015

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it is with greatest pleasure, that we can announce, our korean typologies production of a teilzeitraum film:  포장마차 / pojangmacha to be screened as italian premiere at the milano design film festival! the screening is about to take place sunday 18. october 2015 @ 17:30 at anteo spazio cinema, via milazzo, 9, milan/Italia

10Jul/15

139 포장마차 :: pojangmacha

포장마차 pojangmacha
a korean typologies production
a teilzeitraum film
jan schabert, 2015

setting the standard when it comes to a superefficient use of urban space:
the double life of an »empty« lot in downtown daegu’s 53-1 bukseong-ro



is coming soon… stay tuned!

11May/15

i-wish selected for Az W’s ARCHITEKTUR.FILM.SOMMER

it is with great pleasure that we have been informed i-wish to be shortlisted selected by Architekturzentrum Wien for the first international edition of ARCHITEKTUR.FILM.SOMMER!

The international architecture film festival is taking on its third year. As in recent years, we’re engaging the audience with films on architecture, the city and built environment. What makes the festival so special among other architecture film festivals is the fact that our screenings take place in public space, generating a mix of audiences, from film buffs to architects to passers-by and neighbours, creating lively discussions between filmmakers, experts and a broader public

ARCHITEKTUR.FILM.SOMMER
movies in wonderland and the Az W in cooperation with frame[o]ut digital summer screenings and the MuseumsQuartier Wien

12.08. – 22.08.2015
Architektur.Film.Sommer
Obdach, Wohnen und die Entstehung von Stadt
Architekturfilmfestival im Hof des Az W (bei Schlechtwetter im Podium)
Eine Kooperation des Az W mit wonderland – platform for european architecture, frame[o]ut
und MuseumsQuartier Wien

Die diesjährige Ausgabe des Festivals präsentiert unter dem Thema „Obdach, Wohnen und die Entstehung
von Stadt“ aus annähernd 100 internationalen Einreichungen ein hochkarätiges Programm an Kurz-,
Essay- und Dokumentarfilmen. Unter freiem Himmel werden BesucherInnen und PassantInnen eingeladen,
zu verweilen, zu beobachten und mit den anwesenden FilmemacherInnen deren Werke zu diskutieren. Der
Bogen spannt sich von der Stadt aus der Retorte über die Bedeutung bestehender Communities und
deren Beeinflussung durch große Planungsobjekte bis hin zur Aneignung von Lebensraum und den Spuren
der Zeit, die sich in unsere Wohnräume einschreiben. Was bedeutet es, zu wohnen, Urbanität gemeinsam
zu gestalten und sich den Herausforderungen zu stellen, welche die Top-Down Planung für die
BewohnerInnen einer Stadt bereithält?

i-wish will be screened wed. 19.08.2015 @ 20:00 hrs
in a program called: die ware »wohnen«
together with geron wetzels »casa para todos«,
nina gschlößls  and laura engelhardts »home on display« and
gusztáv hámos and katja pratschkes »verborgene städte«.

mehr hier.

01May/15

rural germany @ kirua symposium in daejon

promot

we are invited to give a talk on promotional strategies for rented housing/flats in rural germany [독일 농촌 임대주택사업의 추진과 전략] @ 춘계학술발표대회 및 국제심포지엄, a international spring conference and symposium in daejon, republic of korea, initiated by the korean institute of rural architecture (KIRUA)

[photos: martina günther]

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15Mar/15

006 wochenendhaus isn’t here to stay

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we built this little weekend cottage almost on the day 20 years ago. it was used intensively, 20 summers and 20 winters.
it saw a wood-burning stove been built into itself, it saw heavy hail, it saw warm evenings and nikolaus celebrations.
and now, after these two wonderful decades, it’s owners decided to spend the weekends elsewhere, and returned the leased piece of land.
our little heroe here, the cottage, was dismatled this saturday by three guys in under three hours, and should find itself now on its way to its second life. they say its heading east-south-east, to be re-erected on some meadow on some mound with some view.
this might be, what Werner Sobek’s is talking about: Architecture Isn’t Here to Stay – Toward a Reversibility of Construction.
we sure waved it goodbye on the way to its next life.

20Jan/15

134 loroba

something in the 1st floor bathroom of a 1860s chapelfieldian terrace seems to have had some leak – one day it all went down to ground floor. the collapsed extension was replaced by a single-storey annex, kitchen & bathroom, in the early 1980s.

134_loroba_sw
the situation as seen from the garden (photo: alexandra ribeiro)

with the task to
_add a new 1st floor bathroom
_expand the kitchen in ground floor
_create a roof-top-terrace on 2nd floor
we devellopped three alternatives for this wonderful, largely unspoiled example of a coventrian dwelling, part of the watchmakers quarter:

top-up

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kitchen window replaced by double-door; solar-deck on 2nd floor (model from laser-cut finish wood pulp board)

keeps the existing but cleared-out and cleaned-up ground-floor structure as plynth for the 1st floor bathroom in a rather pragmatic, build-on approach.

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left: ground floor with kitchen & wc; right: bathcube with sun-deck

deep space thirty

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prefabricated wooden frame-construction; proportions to recall workshop windows

really enjoys the long-and-narrow typology of the terraced house by further slimming down the width of the new-built add-on it furthermore adapts the organisation of the house, the narrow serving space slice aligned to the served space.

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left: ground floor with kitchen & wc; right: bathroom with sun-deck

the plug

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left: ground floor with kitchen & storage; right: bathroom with sun-deck

as antipode to the conventional approach represented by deep space thirty, the plug comes in full-width, cutting-off a li‘l yard of the garden, allows for bi-directional natural light and three-dimensional floor. Continue reading

11Sep/14

i-wish @ milano design film festival

 

 

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it is with supergreat pleasure, that we can report
i-wish
to have been selected for the second edition of
MILANO DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL

10. oct @ 18:30 hrs in sala 400
12. oct @ 15:45 hrs in sala 50

09. – 12. october 2014
Anteo spazioCinema
via Milazzo 9
20121 Milan
Italy

> iwish @ mdff

A big department store selling building-shaped wishes.
Here the perfect house is real, visible, tangible, accessible, simple to be imagined, and available for purchase. We are in Daegu Gwangyeoksi, the fourth largest town in South Korea with 2.5 million citizens. A smiling and polite hostess shows a scale miniature of the building and explains that it offers three different apartment types (70, 79, 96 square meters) and it can host 839 families. Moreover, when you enter the different rooms you can daydream so that you won’t have any doubt about the future architectural structure. Mainly visited by women, I-Wish is a place beyond reality where, however, you wear slippers as if you were already at your own home.
Un grande magazzino che vende desideri a forma di edificio.
La casa perfetta qui è a portata di mano, visibile, tangibile, accessibile, facile da immaginare, acquistabile. Ci troviamo a Daegu Gwangyeoksi, per estensione, la quarta città del Sud Corea con una popolazione di oltre due milioni e mezzo di persone. Una hostess sorridente e compita mostra una maquette in scala e spiega che in quel grande complesso possono vivere 839 famiglie in appartamenti acquistabili in tre tipologie: 70, 79, 96 mq. È inoltre possibile sognare a occhi aperti entrando all’interno dei diversi spazi in modo da non avere alcun dubbio circa la loro futura composizione architettonica. Principalmente frequentato da donne, I wish è un luogo che va oltre la realtà, all’interno del quale però si calzano ciabatte, proprio come si fosse già a casa propria.
[text: http://www.milanodesignfilmfestival.com/i-wish/]

02Sep/14

i-wish @ istanbul archfilmfest

we are more than happy to be able to announce that i-wish [arzu ederim] was selected to be shown at the 8th edition of İstanbul Uluslararası Mimarlık ve Kent Filmleri Festivali / istanbul international architecture and urban films festival!

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archfilmfest.org takes place in several locations in istanbul/tr from the 13th til the 18th of october 2014:

13th oct @ 14:00 hrs [Mimarlar Odası Orhan Şahinler 1] (together with the fantastic DLRG movie)
14th oct @ 16:00 hrs [Galata Derneği]
15th oct @ 14:00 hrs [Galata Derneği] (also with DLRG)
15th oct @ 18:00 hrs [Avusturya Hastanesi]
16th oct @ 16:00 hrs [Nazım Hikmet Kültür Merkezi 2]
17th oct @ 16:00 hrs [Mimarlar Odası Orhan Şahinler 1]

for more informations please go the webpage of the festival.

13Aug/14

daeguhanok wins AAFF

we feel highly honored that our little documentary daeguhanok was selected »best film« at
AAFF 2014 [architect africa film festival] in collaboration with
DIFF [durban international film festival] at
UIA2014 durban [XXV international union of architects world congress]

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AAFF is organised by the architects collective of south africa
the7th edition subject was
»voices |in|visible : revealing temporal interactions with place«

watch daeguhanok here