Fragile architecture!

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?

Great inspiration: The YouTube channel „Nomad Architecture“.

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!

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.
Photo selection: 1,2,3: STADTBRETTER (© Studio Es) / 4: Frank+Frei / 5: CUCUwohnen / 6: Clan B/ 7: Teufelsberg Opera

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