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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

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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.

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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

03Jul/14

132 central square plovdiv

The competition site is Central Square – the largest open public space in the city of Plovdiv.
Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria. It is situated 146 km southeast of the capital city of Sofia. It blends the relaxed atmosphere of a provincial town with the busy daily grind of a contemporary major center. Plovdiv is an old city of thousands of years of history. Its significant cultural-historical heritage encompasses the Antiquity, the Ottoman period and the Bulgarian Revival, the after-Liberation period of the Third Bulgarian State, the Socialist period. Ample and valuable material evidence has been preserved from each of these periods. The landmarks however are far from coexisting in an organic body, even more so given the current rhythm of city life.
What Plovdiv needs is a contemporary public space which should neither turn its back on history, nor lose its touch with the present. The international architectural design competition for Central Square in Plovdiv has been announced in an effort to find a solution to the problem in open architectural competition.
AIM
Central Square is a tough place ridden with issues. Most of the historical and architectural layers the city is famous for intersect right here – archaeological excavations, a socialist Party House, a Modernist and later renovated post office, а park from the late 19th century and a number of transport conflicts.
The aim of the competition goes beyond renovation. The challenge is to provide a strategy for harmonizing all these layers into an actively functioning, attractive and distinctly contemporary space.
The international competition for Central Square is also part of the strategy of the Municipality of Plovdiv towards a successful bid for European Capital of Culture in 2019.
[excerpted from the brief]

 

plovdiv’s 4-dimensional urban living-room
the multiple layers of history of this piazza are uncovered and strengthened, connected with the presence and combed with social and functional requirements.
an overlayed brassen floorpattern brings the history to the surface. furthermore it is supporting urban shopping in glavnata and it’s neighbourhood against e-commerce & suburban hypermarkets.

a continuous process
depicting the beauty of aging and the chances of repair, of care. praising the city as a living organism. broken floorelements will be replaced in a ongoing process, missing ones will be filled in. locally sourced basalt on the inside of the forum, artificial elements around it.

the elements

purpose-cast Brass/Tombak floor slabs make the footprint of the Forum become readable

»open lounges« combining robinia pseudoacacia as shade-giving tree on polyfunctional decks of the same wood

parking-pallette; floating asphalt, underlit; mutating into a stage on occasions…

Stripped to their construction and equipped with precise stairs/ramps, the underpasses become quiet background to archaelogy

 

> the competition @ plovdivsquare.com
> our submission @ plovdivsquare.com
> our submission as pdf

in collaboration with Maria Popova, Victoria Georgieva and Georgi Popov

11Jun/14

115 MAGiAZINg @ Architektouren

unser MAGiAZINg ist zu den Architektouren 2014 eingeladen,
einer bayernweiten, baukulturellen leistungsschau, kuratiert und organisert von unser ständevertretung.

das hölzerne zweiflügelige tor wird sich am 29. juni 2014 um 16:00 uhr für geneigte besucher/innen öffnen.
freizeitheim in der perlacher straße 103, obergiesing

our MAGiAZINg is invited to the Architektouren 2014,
a bavaria-wide exhibition of selected contemporary architectural works, curated and organized by our bavarian chamber of architects.

the wooden double-leafed gate will open for the intrested public june 28th @ 4:00 p.m.
youth facility, perlacher straße 103, obergiesing


[mehr über das /more about the MAGiAZINg hier/here…]
08Apr/14

CU 02 REcoventry

der warm-up für einen semesterentwurf an der CSAD welcher sich mit der umnutzung des stattlichen (840 sitze & 70mm projektion) aber arg kurzlebigen (* 24.05.1973, † 21.04.1988) innenstadtkinos »ABC« (associated british cinemas, cannon cinemas) mit erstaunlicher vorgeschichte beschäftigt (das »ABC« ist im ersatzbau für des 1971 geschlossenen und abgetragenen »Empire Theatre« untergebracht; filmprojektionen seit 1901(!))

we will inseminate the heart of coventry’s erstwhile consumer paradise with marks&topshopselfridges…’ worst nightmare: a place to re-enable former consumers to become prosumers, producing and consuming. a place to repair things or have ‘em repaired, re-assembled, re-fitted, re-invented.
[>>mehr dazu auf REcoventry]

es entstand, dieses »reduce, reuse, recycle« noch mal deutlich erweiternd, eine anzahl von stegreif-filmen zum thema repair: recoventry

the warm-up for a design-studio at CSAD dealing with the reuse of the grand (840 seats & 70mm projection) but pretty shortlived (* 24.05.1973, † 21.04.1988) downtown cinema »ABC« (associated british cinemas, cannon cinemas) with stunning history (»ABC« is situated in the replacement building of the »Empire Theatre« being knocked down in 1971 ; movie screenings since 1901(!)):
we will inseminate the heart of coventry’s erstwhile consumer paradise with marks&topshopselfridges…’ worst nightmare: a place to re-enable former consumers to become prosumers, producing and consuming. a place to repair things or have ‘em repaired, re-assembled, re-fitted, re-invented.
[>>more at REcoventry]

extending this »reduce, reuse, recycle« significantly, it emerged a number of impromptu-clips, based on the theme repair: recoventry

15Dec/13

i-wish @ BÉF 2014

i-wish is invited to the the 6th edition of the budapest architecture film days to take place in toldi cinema, budapest, hungary from the 6th until the 9th of march 2014.

the screening will take place on the 9th of March at 19:00 hrs embedded in
Man and his city, a program of selected shorts.

[photo: filmnapok]

 

filmnapok on facebook
i-wish in imdb

27Oct/13

071 ±brick @ smartcityexpo

The world’s population is growing and concentrating in cities. This is a process that started with the industrial revolution two hundred years ago and is still on-going in an intense way. A 2011 UN report on human settlements estimates that 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050. In this context, cities need to develop an economic and environmentally sustainable growth in order to improve the quality of life for all. Cities will have a major role dealing with the fundamental challenges of the 21st century: climate change and other environmental threats; high consumption of non-renewable resources; economic development; growing populations; and ageing infrastructures.
In this context, the Smart City Expo World Congress is the meeting point for companies, public administration, entrepreneurs and research centres to show, learn, share, network and gather inspiration to support today’s development of future cities.
Energy
Cities are a major contributor to CO2 emissions in Europe and America. Forthcoming challenges include improving efficiencies in energy consumption and transport, increasing production from distributed and renewable sources, developing a new ways of grids energy management, boosting energy production on an urban scale, or reducing the energy needs and its environmental impact.
[from the call for papers, smart city world expo congress 2013]

we are happy to anounce that we are invited to present and discuss the ±brick on this occasion,
at the smart city expo world congress 2013 in barcelona.

19.–21. november 2013 @ fira barcelona

here’s the 6 minute talk:

[excerpted from smart city world expo youtube-channel]
06Sep/13

@ arquiteturas

»From September 26th to 29th, Cinema City Alvalade, receives the first edition of
Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisbon,
an event that celebrates the encounter between cinema and architecture.«

we are more than happy that two of our recent archtiectural movies,
sewoonsanga – utopia of a monster
[d: jan schabert, seong-hoon heo, jae-young kim, sang-ryeol kim, hyeong-gyu seong, wenwen tao, 2011]

as well as
i-wish
[d: jan schabert; 2013]

will be shown on this festival.

>> program [download]


photo: Do You Mean Architecture

… our first edition went really well, we had 1150 people watching films … [Sofia Mourato]

08Jul/13

123 3×1750 mm @ room 2207

of course, this »learning« is not only happening from this person whom you might want to call teacher or professor: you learn from everyone, from everything.
of course, learning about space is predominantly happening by absorbing, feeling, analysing spaces; plus perhaps a little introduction hereunto. should you agree so far, then it sure will be self-evident, that a space-teaching purposed space could by no means be undermined with that polygreyish softcornered corporate office outfit visual pollution.

room 2207 was transformed from this corporate office into a flexible multipurpose space:
three elements, conjointly sharing 1750 mm as their length to keep things simple.

flat bars
steel bars as habitat for neodym-magnets, are adopting the level of the door-sill; carnauba-waxed surface.

sideboards
low mdf-sideboards are hosting documents, stationery, printer, fon, …
the back is half-open to allow them to distribute data & voltage from the matched wall-sockets.

tables
ultra-thin (8mm) & sharply cut trespa boards on a custom-welded base. rubber-caps provide a smooth gravity-only connection to desktop and terrazzo floor.

tables & sideboards have left the academic environment in july 2013 and were more than happy to have found a new home in  seok, kang-hee’s office of ATF architects in jung-gu, downtown daegu.

23May/13

talk: pecha kucha @ daegu

martina günther is invited to present at pecha kucha night™ daegu

where she will talk with lim, young-hee about korean typologies.
2013/06/21 @ 19:00 hrs [1050 jisan-dong, suseong-gu, daegu, republic of korea]

[photo: lim, young-hee]

[photo: lee, do-hyun]

25Mar/13

071 ±brick @ sb13 munich

 

It is a pleasure for us to announce that our paper on our ±brick »SOLAR ENERGY-COLLECTING MASONRY-MODULES AS INTEGRATED LOW-TECH HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM« has been accepted at the Sustainable Building Conference sb13 munich.

26Feb/13

122 winterglashaus

similar to cloud 8b we wanted to minsulate our [single-glazed] office, for working purposes on this occasion, and again: who wants to destroy/replace them beauties of windows, who wants to insulate the entire envelope of a building?

like many of our relatives in the mammal-division, shriveling-up in the cold season is the strategy we used here too: an off-the-rack flat-pack greenhouse becomes abused as a warming cell.
by letting it swallow the seriously dimensioned radiator you can easily achieve a 10 to 24°C in under 100 seconds!

09Feb/13

120 elisabAth

universal design [here: bathroom/tub] for elisabeth: does it have to be one of them ridiculously over-prized systems, whose prizes refer exclusively to the max the health insurances are willing to pay when it comes to de-barrierifying sanitary units?
positively not!
we developed an a) easy fittable/customizable, b) low impact, c) low cost strategy, lending the easy-to-shape eps/xps topped with fiber-re-inforced resin strategy from the surfboard-industry, its surface analoguely waxed for perfect grip.
we added a spray-protecting translucent sheet of plastic held by a bend stainless tube that additionaly serves for holding-on purposes without looking too much like we are in serious geriatry here. it can hold towels too.
the, now exposed, lower part of the wall formerly covered by the bathtub is waterprotected with the means of flat-roof-construction: roofing membrane pressed to the prefabricated shower-unit and just pressed to the wall when on site.
job done in a day.

[not build due to non-approval by the landlord]

or we try the simple, but smart version: