DESIGN STUDIO, SS 2016
Prof. Dr. Philipp Misselwitz, Florian Köhl, Giulia Domeniconi, Claus Friedrichs
House of Commons
Die Laube im Prinzessinnengarten
Simple rules and a framework of tools allowed the Prinzessinnengarten, an urban community garden in Berlin-Kreuzberg, to permanently change a formally abandoned site at the Moritzplatz. This successful model of urban activation is transferred to a prototypical architecture which serves its purpose without a prescribed programme.
The design and building process is mainly driven by an array of predefined design principles and programmatic rules. This will bring about a "House of Commons", a construct which strives to become a communal instrument of low-threshold education in the city. As a key function, the structure, based in the garden, will house initiatives around the themes of community, architecture and the environment with the ultimate goal to trigger alternative sustainable urban development schemes.
Together with volunteers from the neighbourhood and building apprentices, we will erect the "House of Commons", a green, wooden, ten-metre-high "arbour" (Laube). It will function as an educational hub, extend the existing garden, create new public spaces and provide a fresh sense of community and belonging in a tested environment.
As a participant thestudents will become part of the design research initiative and support the set-up of the structure. The foundations have been laid in October 2015 (Die Laube im Garten).
Between May and June 2016, the students will be involved on site with the buildup of the wooden framework.
Design Studio, 12 ECTS + 3 ECTS (PIV)
MA Arch: EP Städtebau I
Friday, 10 am - 1 pm, A 202
April 22, 2016, 10 am, A 202
Apply by April 15, 2016, 12 am
Aufgabe 0: PDF file with one page A4
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FIND ONE BUILDING THAT IS OFFERING A SIMILAR WAY OF ESTABLISHING A RELATIONSHIP TOWARDS THE CITY
"The building" can also be an unfinished or utopian project. Describe its relation towards the city in any way you find appropriate, drawing, collageing etc. Please do not forget to put your name on the page.
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