As a joint research team, we investigate European main roads in the context of rapidly changing mobility. The development of a catalogue will deepen the understanding of the important urban element of road space and sharpen the application of suitable analysis techniques.
Think tank and design studio together with Peter Wilson. Korca is a city in transition in the far southeast of Albania. We are looking at the fringes for future developments. (image: detail from Pink Korca, Peter Wilson)
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.
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.
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.