For years, the real estate market has served the ideal of a happy life on one’s own property. The dream of a garden with sunset is the reason for filling large areas with the typology of a detached house. The studio looks for ideas for urban settlement patterns in rural areas.
This course is intended for bachelor students and introduces a cross-section of urban design. More than ever, architects and planners need to comprehend complex interdependencies in a continuously changing world. The two-semester module not only aims at basic concepts, but also systematic and empiric methods as part of the architect’s suitcase of analytical and design instruments.
The German law offers the new urban category of “Urban Areas” (in German: Urbane Gebiete, BauNVO 2016). It is enabling a stronger programmatic mix and higher building density. This studio investigates the potentials of this legal framework and asks for the development of prototypical hybrid buildings.
Ruhrmoderne describes post-war architecture and urban settings from 1954-1973 of the Ruhr area. The studio re-activates forgotten monuments and urban concepts in and around the city of Marl. In cooperation with the initiative Ruhrmoderne, Theo Deutinger and other universities.