Berliner Architektursalon

Visual identity, co-curation, coding

A series of monthly events for a new quality of togetherness and future perspectives about the sustainable transformation of our cities.

It has been known for a long time that architecture, the building industry and urban planning have a considerable share in our current climate misery. Yet those responsible have often declared themselves not responsible and shifted the demands for less energy consumption and emissions or more greening and climate-friendly building materials back and forth: sometimes it was not financially feasible, sometimes it was not practically feasible, sometimes it was simply not desired. In this way, we have all lost valuable time, so that not only the impatience of the urban society has increased, but also the factual urgency. Because yes, we must finally act and correct course. We need a sustainable transformation of our built environment. Together with experts from design, the real estate industry, urban development politics and everyone interested in an ecological transformation of our built environment, we want to discuss how a real building turnaround can succeed.

At the launch event on 18 April 2023, our guests were New European Bauhaus and the Bauhaus of the Earth. What are their goals for a sustainable building sector and how do they want to achieve them?

Turnaround is conceived and initiated by the Architektursalon Berlin: Sebastian Bissinger & Laure Boer (BANK™), Jason Danziger (thinkbuild), Erhard An-He Kinzelbach (KNOW­SPACE), Sven Sappelt (CLB Berlin), Martin Schmitt (Martin Schmitt Architektur).

Photos by Wolfgang Bellwinkel

ETH Zurich

Visual identity, coding, poster series

Our long time client Céline Baumann got a guest professorship at ETH Zurich, the Architecture Department, D-Arch. In fall 2023 her seminar, at ETH Zurich called studio, was about how rhizomatic structures may allow us to act upon broad territories in order to shape ecological and climatic corridors for humans and non-humans alike. Apart from developing the visual profile we coded a little program, which creates the imagery for the poster series: a rhizhome as an ever growing structure. The topic for the spring semester 2024 is Concrete Garden. The students will investigate the qualities and potential of this spontaneous urban nature, a topic that has seen renewed interest in recent years.

Bochum University of Applied Science

Visual identity

Architecture Talks present internationally renowned architects’ insights into their practice and research activities. The series focus each year on a specific theme, e.g. ‘Real vs. Digital’ or ‘Think Rural.’ Internationally renowned guests were i.a.: Brandlhuber+ (Berlin), HHF (Basel), Sauerbruch Hutton (Berlin), Sir Thomas Cook / CRAB (London), Herzog & de Meuron (Basel), OMA/AMO (Rotterdam), E2A Zurich, Studio Muoto (Paris).

Bochum University of Applied Science

Book design with website twin

For the relaunch of the annual book we came up with a concept which differs from the university’s publications of the last 10 years. Content replaces marketing. Professors were interviewed by students on specific topics, in two long image passages we show first campus life and second students’ projects. All descriptive text about courses, seminars and modules is reduced to a minimum and grouped together on four pages. Making space for the students’ perspective and output as well as giving a real insight into campus life was our main priority. The table of content doesn’t list chapters as usual, but instead features intriguing and curious terms that we’ve picked out of the interviews. Same for the website. The English translation at the end of the book is printed on blue paper. The cover features all the degree students’ names from 2019, 2020 and 2021.

DAM Architectural Book Award 2022 – Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Shortlist
Die Schönsten Deutschen Bücher 2022 – Longlist