Space in the city is becoming scarce. Will there soon be something like a sleeping bag to live in? Everything will soon be even more cramped – but on closer inspection we discover gaps everywhere where we could nestle. Artistic, sheltering, cuddly.
In our institute for spontaneous nest building, we make sure that small and large palaces grow out of nowhere. Nature provides exciting impulses in the planning phase. In the coming months we will therefore undertake some expeditions into the green unknown, drive out to Brandenburg, wander through the fields and forests.
Who knew: Japanese jungle crows steal metal clothes hangers to make their nests even more resistant. As young architects, we take the birds as an example. We will be inventive with local features and conditions and build with wood, clay, wool and recycled materials, which we will examine for their traces.
We want to try out and experience which atmospheres and emotions are associated with the various building materials and design ideas – what is good for you? Where do you feel comfortable? What should our new locations look like and what can they convey?
We will set up the quickly constructed test rooms on our Urban Praxis campus location (Stadtwerk mrzn) as well as at the S27 – Art and Education.
Welcome to our nest building sites!
In many projects of S27 – Art and Education, the focus is on constructing. In the center of Walter Gropius’ circular “Schema for the Structure of Teaching at the Bauhaus,” it is no coincidence that the word “Bau” is written. Here, people, techniques and materials come together in a variety of ways. Building something is often the means of choice and the culmination of our actions.
First photo: Nils Koenning. Further photos: S27 – Art and Education and Stadtwerk mrzn.
June 2022: Summer School at “ZEBRA” Kagel. Where the birds are happily chirping we have built a nest. With the artist Cyrill Lachauer we constructed an arch that describes a circle and opens towards the center: Place of power, sensory path, observatory! A circular building, the joint construction of which bonded our group together. In line with this, we celebrated the summer solstice there.
Studio Karfi was also part of the party, along with its stylish pajamas. Observatory and pajamas came together for a fashion shooting with Marc Waldow, photographer and social worker to be – great fun. Photos: Marc Waldow
November 2021: Excursion to „ZEBRA“ in Kagel. A short hour from Berlin and not far from the new Tesla factory, we want to realize a nest building when it gets warmer again. A walk-through gets the creativity going – we have a lot of ideas. Let’s see which one will see the light of day next year. We’ve already met a totem animal, too. Photos: Jessy Medernach & Nicolas Weiner.
Project photo on homepage: Barbara Meyer
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