Category Archives: lehre / teaching


HoRo please gimme your hand, we goin‘ to fly!

ein paar jahre nach unserem umbau der baywa halle haben wir uns mit einem freihandmedien-kurs innenarchitekturstudierende der hochschule rosenheim unter IFR-ähnlichen [instrument flight rules] bedingungen, also nur mit grundriss und schnitt plus flightpath und FL‘s ausgerüstet noch mal nach niederarnbach aufgemacht, aufgemacht zu einem post-digital age staffelflug durch ateliers und wohnräume: please gimme your hand, we goin‘ to fly!…

[zeichnung & animation: miriam lohr]

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HoRo carte blanche

das modul «experimentelles arbeiten« ist dann natürlich angenehme steilvorlage für ein lehrangebot welches cedric prize unbedingt das wort reden würde:

carte blanche [well: almost blanche]

liebe studierende
sie werden in naher zukunft innenarchitekt*innen
createurs d’espace
zweidimensional finden sie nicht soo dolle
neinneinnein: sie sind an räumen interessiert
an räumen
was die so mit dir machen
wie die sich so anfühlen
und warum die das machen
mit welchen mitteln und zu welchem zweck
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HoRo unbunt


es geht darum, von einem film über dessen farben zu einem raum zu gelangen.
gemeinsames semesterprojekt »experimentelles arbeiten« mit prof. karin paula sander.

die filme:

vertigo (1958, alfred hitchcock)
house of usher (1960, roger corman)
秋⽇日和 [akibiyori] (1960, yasujiro ozu)
kustomkarkommando (1965, kenneth anger)
made in u.s.a (1966, jean-luc godard)
playtime (1967, jacques tati)
soylent green (1973, richard fleischer)
suspiria (1977, dario argento)
one from the heart (1981, francis coppola)
blue velvet (1986, david lynch)
blue (1993, derek jarman)
lisbon story (1994, wim wenders)
in the mood for love (2000, wong kar-wai)
hable con ella (2002, pedro almodovar)
a single man (2009, tom ford)
the grand budapest hotel (2014 wes anderson)
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UCT 06 carte blanche :: some outcomes

this carte blanche project in the second semesters architectural design studio of 2017 at soapg/uct did not only produce highly amazing & jawdroppifying submissions but even went beyond that:
two teams submitted their work as abstracts at the 10th International interdisciplinary research conference on architecture/built environments at the university of moratuwa in colombo/sri lanka headlined: design that cares – inter disciplinary approach to making built environments efficient and meaningful – both got accepted.
nicky duncan, teegan isola, julia masureik and naa-ilah brown, sharon ho, humairaa wahid then translated their work into full research papers – only to get both accepted.

is the sky the limit? we were asking us, could we somewaysomehow get our superheroines to sri lanka? – and we managed to get funding for both teams to go to present their work at this conference. and off they went

[model of »bringing water to new heights« by: nicky duncan, teegan isola, julia masureik; photo: js]

absolutely magic moments
the world wide open, all ours, the sky reaching out and the sun smiling back at us

part of that happyness just was covered by the
university of cape town news to be checked-out here


UCT 08 overloo k

overloo k

[design/drawing: mxolisi sibusiso moyo]

constructing space
largely neglected, maudit, home of acquired disgust, stigmatized olfactoric rollercoaster, bluebottles, dim, agony, accoustic embarassements, filth, slippery at times. let’s go for that: let’s unbigottedly construct overloo ks, spaces to let some three of our musculii sphincterii dignifiedly relax in an environment of splendid constructive detail and elaborate requirement-profileresponsive materiality. Continue reading


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


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.

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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. …

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HoRo stille örtchen

Das ehemalige Brausebad, vom Architekten und Stadtbaumeister Dr.-Ing. E.h. Hans Grässel im Jahre 1894 geplant, war nach Kriegsbeschädigungen seit den 1950er Jahren zu öffentlicher Bedürfnisanstalt und Dienstraum für die Verkehrsbetriebe umgebaut ein vielgenutzer öffentlicher Ort. Continue reading


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
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UCT 04 communal cuboid


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]

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UCT 03 constructing (m)i-space


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
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UCT 01 fold


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. Continue reading


HoRo atelier trouve

atelier trouvé

Raum und Kunst – inspirational modular spaces
Was war die Factory für Andy Warhol? Produktionsort für Kunst, Ausstellungsraum und vieles mehr. Wie wirken Räume auf unsere Kreativität zurück? Welche Räume brauchen die kreativen Menschen in Bayern?
Ein Atelierhaus im Glockenbachviertel wird mobil. Da es in München oft schwierig ist Räume für kreatives Schaffen zu finden, wollen die 35 Kunstschaffenden aus dem Münchner Atelierhaus Klenzestraße/Baumstraße ab 2016 in mobilen Modulen arbeiten, die, wie das Oktoberfest, temporär auf und abgebaut werden und an neue Orte wandern können. Continue reading


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


daegu han-ok: a last [picture] show

a downtown daegu han-ok bound for demolition within a fortnight from now has its last moments of fame as location for an intimate exhibition of plans & models of –still-alive– neighbouring conspecifics: 5 urban han-oks drawn and built to scale by 20 students in the module architectural design basics at the department of architectural engineering of keimyung university, initiated and organized by martina günther.

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the 2012 subject of EAROPH [Eastern Regional Organization for Planning and Human Settlements world congress] being »Green City for Human Betterment«, a handful of interdiciplinary [landscape architecture and interior/environmental design] student-teams from keimyung university supervised by prof. martina günther were participating at EAROPH’s youth leaders‘ forum.

2 of her teams were successful in the poster prize (research/project) looking for »Strategies for Carving Out Green City«:

Sunday Morning Island
Kwon Kyung-Hwa [dola 2nd yr] Park Su-Bin [dola 2nd yr] Park Hye-Jin [dola 2nd yr] Shin Hye-Jin [dola 2nd yr] Koo Tae-Hoon [ied 2md yr]

Central Park
Kang Ji-hye [dola 2nd yr] Kwon Da-jeong [dola 2nd yr] Kim Jeong-eun
 [dola 2nd yr] Jung Myeong-Ji [dola 2nd yr] Yoon, Jung-eun [dola 4th yr]

Department of Landscape Architecture [dola] Department of Interior and Environmental Design [ied]



talk: 대구건축문화비엔날레

martina günther gave the keynote talk, titled
»aus alt mach neu / turn old into new / 낡은 것에서 만들어낸 새로운 것«
at the international korea-germany architectural exchange exhibition within
architectural culture biennale daegu / 대구건축문화비엔날레 2012.


계대 05 Camp Walker @ Design Daegu

the results of the integrated architectural design studio, redeveloping a in daegu/korea, focussing on housing and on the boundaries to a locked-away part of urban tissue is presented at design daegu, attracting daegu’s vice mayors intrest.
integrated studio with prof. lim wei siang freddie [landscape] prof. dr. raffaele pernice [urbanism] prof. steve skorski [interior].


계대 03 children architecture school

an »imaginary hideout« was constructed in an one-day-project at daegu biennale.
we attempted to create an cantenary arch based on tent construction…

keimyung university, daegu, korea. 2010 [10 to 12 year old kids, 03’32’’, camera 진우전/Jin-woo Jeon]



계대 02 educatorii

content & context
2 different institutions of education [elementary school & residential arts centre] are situated on 2 oppositional sites [realistic urban & romantic riverside] – a research into the influence of a combination of generating forces towards architectural form.

3rd year undergraduate architecture design studio
»school« being the scheduled subject for this single-semester architecture design studio (from september until december 2010), explored a range of institutions of learning:

  • art gallery: a short (but real) project, a two-week design workshop for the alteration and extension of seoul boaninn art-gallery
  • an elementary school
  • a residential arts centre

two contrasting sites were chosen for the two institutes of education,

  • the tight urban plot (occupied by a secondary school to shut down in 2013), and the
  • vast riverside (both banks incl. the river.)

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계대 01 boan inn gallery

2-weeks student project from 3rd year architecture students at keimyung university: extension & renovation of an art-gallery in central seoul.

the boan-inn gallery, a gallery of modern art, is situated in the west of  gyengbokgung-palace, seoul. its site includes gallery building, a hotel for former writers & artists. operated from 1932 until 2004, an administration building
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