Das gesamte Detmolder Team. Von Links: Emil Hickert, Sascha Hickert, Max Ernst, Carina Kisker, Bernd Benkel, Ulrich Knaack, Alamir Mohsen, Rebecca Bach, Katharina Portmann, Linda Hildebrand, Hanna Berlemann. Bernadette Heiermann, Matthias Michel (nicht Anwesend)
our colleagues in Detmold started a new blob about concrete and their innovative experiments, while written in german its still worth having a look !
To cool down our offices, we use air conditioning, ask yourself is it worth creating places like these to be comfortable in the office ? Try to solve the problem with better architectural solutions and create spaces out there that are worth spending time out. We assume these round benches are not used that often …
We are following Kevin Kelly for quite a while, of course when you like tools, you also like his cool tools newsletter. Now the crazy guy made a book, a book then no other book before we belive…have a look and see how Kevin came up with the idea of this book of opportunities. And no question, we preordered our copy already …
we are often involved in architectural competitions, supporting the architects within the design team and other consultants. Normally we always publish when we win, but sometimes we also loose and dont talk about it… In this case we would like to show the design. HaasCookZemmrich based in Stuttgart contributed for the competition of the extension of the Experiementa Building in Heilbronn, a science center to allow the visitors to interact with experiments and the exhibition.
The design contains a huge 3D dome, a biosphare on the roof and cells that house smaller experiments. The whole building is closed with a wooden facade that is in some parts semi open to allow natural ventilations and create a mid temeprature climate to allow sun gains in the winter and a good ventilation in the summer to prevent overheating. Its the spacial quality and the appropriate choice of materials that made us hope to be able to realize this great design. But thats life.
We had fun doing it with the whole team and we will do it again, for better buildings, for a better climate and our small contribution for a better architecture in the future.
Today we had the first Bouwmaterialien en Innovatie symposium in Delft. Initiated from Prof. Wim Poelman in cooperation with the TU Delft, Wim was able to set up a big list of speakers which was run in 3 parallel sessions, hosted from himself as also from Tillmann Klein and Marcel Bilow.
After an inspiring keynote lecture from Andy van der Dobbelsteen and Jan Wurm from Arup the session was divided in different sections and topics.
The organisation from OGZ went smooth like a train and even with such a large number of lectures the guests were able to change lecture rooms to see their preferred topics.
This event is for sure a recommendation for the next year.
while beeing busy to make pictures, we also thrown our imagine books on the table, and to be honest its quite a row of books within these series of inspiring books. For those of you waiting for No 8 …be patience we will not stop ….
Twice a year the facade research group is meeting somewhere to discuss the current status of its phd’s and current research in general. This time we meet our friends from the AIT the Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna. It was a very interesting set of presentions and beeing able to have a look into the testing lab and facilities from the AIT was amazing too.
Thanks to Susanne Gosztonyi from the AIT for arranging the session and the great hospitality.
a short look into the office of Wagner Biro under the guidance of Thomas Hendriksen closed the session.
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If you are a long time follower of our blog you may have recognized that we have posted a lot of content from the bucky lab the TU Delft prototyping master class. We have now started a new blog dedicated to the bucky lab, so if you are interested have a look and follow us also there: