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Detect, React


The documentation of the seminar 'Scales and Methodology: Verticality' is dealing with the implications of verticality for the conception of hybrid typologies. Beside just the classical skyscraper needle, the seminar was interested in exploring aspects like principles of stacking, the relation of depth in plan and building hight and structural limits and solution. Within this broader scope of q...

Auf Wiedersehen Utopia


Mitten in der „Neuen Stadt Wulfen“ (heute „Barkenberg“), die als exemplarisches und kontrovers diskutiertes Paradebeispiel einer Planstadt aus den 1960er Jahren gilt, bauten Masterstudierende der TU Berlin einen Vermittlungspavillon im Selbstbau.

Disruptive Material Intelligence of Physarum: Liquid Architecture of a Biological Geometry Computer

Werner, Liss C. (2019)


Conscious city laboratory

Köring, Dietmar (2019)

In den letzten Jahren haben sich neuartige Informations- und Kommunikations- Technologien, sowie Mensch-Maschine-Schnittstellen in hohem Maße entwickelt. Technologien wie die künstliche Intelligenz und das Internet of Things werden als räumliche Voraussetzung für wachsende Städte gefördert. Daten, Robotik und digitale Vorfertigung bilden die Konglomerate, die uns zu neuen Möglichkeiten führen, ...

Design Draw


Labyrinthe sind ausgeklügelte Strukturen mit einer verschachtelten Kombination von Wegen oder Gängen, in denen es schwierig ist, seinen Weg zu finden oder den Ausgang zu erreichen. Dieses räumliche Konzept hat zu vielen metaphorischen Interpretationen geführt und dessen Bedeutung hat im Laufe der Geschichte eine spezielle Typologie von Labyrinthen hervorgebracht. Während des dokumentierten Semi...

Fold Refold

Borrego, Ignacio ; García Martínez, Pedro ; Peña Fernández-Serrano, Martino ; Cerezuela Motos, Antonio ; Albrecht, Benjamin (2019)

Deployable structures are mobile constructions with a great variety of spacial peculiarity, extent and layout. The documented workshop “Digital Fabrication & Deployable Structures” investigates in their history and tests how those flexible structures can be digitally fabricated and parametrically designed using lasercutting technology. The resulting prototypes were developed in a collaborative ...

Cities as engines for mobility transitions

Lah, Oliver (2019)

The transformation of cities towards sustainable and inclusive development is a key objective of the New Urban Agenda (United Nations 2017). Transport infrastructure is a critical factor in shaping cities, determining the energy intensity of mobility and providing access to essential social and economic opportunities. The sector also plays an important role in global climate change mitigation s...

Post-rural urbanization in China

Huang, Huang (2019)

Within China, urban areas are seen as the fundamental arena of market and growth while rural areas are considered to be sites of subsidiary resource provision. This viewpoint, and its corresponding neglect of rural development, has widened the gap between urban and rural China. Low-end industrial sprawl, planned demolitions, and the “Socialist New Villages” all increasingly problematized rural ...

CA²RE Berlin Proceedings: Conference for Artistic and Architectural (Doctoral) Research


The fourth CA²RE, the Conference for Artistic and Architectural (Doctoral) Research has been hosted in September 2018 at the Institute for Architecture of the Technische Universität Berlin, in association with the Architectural Research European Network Association (ARENA), the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA). CA²R...

Calculative imaginations

Hasbun Chavarría, Yamil (2019)

This dissertation explores the current process of socio-technical reconstruction, negotiating, ordering and stabilization of ‘nature’ as it is performatively (re)assembled as ‘carbon’ through a series of contingent calculations performed by ‘green technocracies’. Particularly, the research follows how Costa Rica’s community of techno-scientific ‘experts’ enables the simultaneous emergence of ‘c...

Kybernetische[s] Zeich[n]en. Eine vereinheitlichende Sprache von Pasks Kybernetik und der Computerkunst in Deutschland

Werner, Liss C. (2018-12-20)

Der Aufsatz gibt einen Überblick über die Beziehungen von Kybernetik und der in den 1960er Jahren in Deutschland entwickelten Computerkunst. Im Zentrum stehen der britische Kybernetiker Gordon Andrew Speedie Pask sowie Frieder Nake und Georg Nees, Mitbegründer der Computerkunst. Erst in den 1960er und 70er Jahren begannen Wissenschaftler wie Max Bense, Abraham A. Moles, Vera Molnar, Georg Nees ...

Cybernetic Drawing. A Unifying Language of Pask’s Cybernetics and Computer Art in Germany

Werner, Liss C. (2018-12-20)

The essay provides an overview of relationships between the cybernetics with a special emphasis on the British cybernetician Gordon Andrew Speedie Pask and the computer art developed in Germany in the 1960s-70s with an introduction to the artists Frieder Nake and Georg Nees. In the 1960s, early computer artists, such as the Max Bense, Vera Molnar, Georg Nees, Frieder Nake and others, began to e...

[Book Review:] The Down-Deep Delight of Democracy

Oguz, Melis (2014)

In his book entitled "The Down-Deep Delight of Democracy", Purcell is first looking at the discourses of pioneer thinkers, Aristotle, Plato, Hobbes, Lefebvre, Deleuze and Guattari, Ranciere, Laclau and Mouffe. While at the very beginning, as a reader, you might come up with the question, ‘why do I need such a summary and what will this study be actually be about’, Purcell answers soon enough in...

The Janus face of urban governance: State, informality and ambiguity in Berlin

Haid, Christian G. (2016)

Informality is both produced by and an inherent characteristic of state practices. It thus requires close scrutiny of the structures, nature and uneven distribution of power between state and society. Using a focus on three different parks in Berlin, this article demonstrates how informality is appropriated and institutionalized in the planning regimes of pioneer urbanism at Tempelhofer Freihei...

Planning the Ideal Refugee Camp? A Critical Interrogation of Recent Planning Innovations in Jordan and Germany

Dalal, Ayham ; Darweesh, Amer ; Misselwitz, Philipp ; Steigemann, Anna (2018)

With the increase of refugee movements since 2014 in Europe and the Near East, the debate of how to plan appropriate shelters and emergency accommodation has gained a new momentum. Established techno-managerial approaches have been criticised as inappropriate and the professional community of planners and architects was increasingly drawn into debates for alternative solutions. This article tra...

VR-visualization of High-dimensional Urban Data

Al Bondakji, Louna ; Chatzi, Anna-Maria ; Heidari Tabar, Minoo ; Wesseler, Lisa-Marie ; Werner, Liss C. (2018)

The project aims to investigate the possibility of VR in a combination of visualizing high-dimensional urban data. Our study proposes a data-based tool for urban planners, architects, and researchers to 3D visualize and experience an urban quarter. Users have a possibility to choose a specific part of a city according to urban data input like "buildings, streets, and landscapes". This data-base...

Multi-Dimensional Interface Based Spatial Adaption

Lohse, Theresa ; Fujii, Ryuta ; Werner, Liss C. (2018)

Patten and Ishii (2000) discovered that people are employing more versatile strategies for spatial distribution when using a tangible user interface (TUI) as opposed to a graphics user interface (GUI) (Patten & Ishii, 2000). Besides, the generated information outputs of conventional two-dimensional interacting screens are currently almost entirely addressing the visual and acoustic senses but l...

Data Flow – a GIS based interactive planning tool for educational facilities

Schulz, Daniel ; Reiter, Felix ; Metche, Alexander ; Werner, Liss C. (2018)

This paper describes the development of a Grasshopper-based planning support tool for urban planning. The tool aims at the analysis of demand in educational facilities and the optimization of their location and capacities. It was developed for the use case of Berlin using only publicly available resources and data sets. Through preprocessed GIS- and statistical data plus an easy-access interfac...

Biological Computation of Physarum

Werner, Liss C. (2018)

Physarum polycephalum, also called slime mold or myxamoeba, has started attracting the attention of those architects, urban designers, and scholars, who work in experimental trans- and flexi-disciplines between architecture, computer sciences, biology, art, cognitive sciences or soft matter; disciplines that build on cybernetic principles. Slime mold is regarded as a bio-computer with intellige...

Entwicklung eines Bewertungssystems für strukturelle und räumliche Planungen von Interdisziplinären Notaufnahmen in Krankenhäusern

Kurth, Philip (2018)

The aim of the dissertation is to prepare a method for developing a planning aid and assessment system for architects and design planners. As an example, the process shall be carried out for the structural and spatial planning of central interdisciplinary emergency units in hospitals, since the influence on all processes and structures of the hospitals is greatest at the interface between the u...