bfr lab has been selected to build an installation at the Musée Jurassien des Arts in Moutier
14.09.2013 – 12.01.2014
Pinakothek der Moderne
Architekturmuseum der TU München
Collaboration project of RWTH Aachen, PBSA Duesseldorf and Georgia Institute of Technology for the Guga S’Thebe Theatre will be exhibited at the Theatre Museum in Duesseldorf. September 2013
Competition 1.price 2009, completion 2013
with Fürst Laffranchi Engineers
Collaboration project of RWTH Aachen, PBSA Duesseldorf and Georgia Institute of Technology for the Guga S’Thebe Theatre is on-site. More information under http://designdevelopbuild.com
Think global, build social! is the title of this issue. It’s also the title of an exhibition curated by Andres Lepik for the Deutsche Architekturmuseum and the Architekturzentrum Wien (for which this issue serves as a catalog). But Think global, build social! is something else as well: a program for a new architecture that promotes emerging practical and professional perspectives. Under this banner, the issue and exhibition bring together projects from the world over—projects that call to mind the debates surrounding the Heimatschutzarchitektur of the 1910s (a movement that sought to protect local building traditions on the eve of modernism) or the Critical Regionalism of the 1970s. In contrast to their conservative iterations in the last century, however, concepts like homeland, landscape, and region can no longer be marshaled in the culture wars against the inexorable progress of modernization. The very frontiers of civilization and culture have been redrawn along a new axis—that of the global and the local. With any luck, this realignment will resolve the Western schism between civilization and culture and advance new forms of cultural production as well. …
Completed March 2013
The Sto foundation has awarded a price for academic innovation with focus on sustainability and eco-friendly construction methods to the AIT, PBSA Duesseldorf, RWTH Aachen and Georgia Institute of Technology for the upcoming design build projects for the Guga S’Thebe Theatre in Langa, Capetown, South Africa.
Together with Prof. Volkan Alkanoglu and Sabri Gokmen Prof. Daniel Baerlecken will be participating in a digital design workshop at METU, Middle East Technical University. May 8-16 2013.
Advances in Cement and Concrete Technology in Africa
January 28th – 30th 2013; Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg
Prof. Judith Reitz will be presenting the paper <<Sustainable Building Prototypes>> by J. Reitz, D. Baerlecken, B. Heiermann,and P. Molestina.
RAUMFALTUNGEN + UNSCHARFE OBJEKTE | MATERIAL + EXPERIMENT | … EINFACH MÖBEL
Exhibition PASSAGEN 2013 in Köln
Planning application handed in for the new office building in Inwil (CH) / Project will start on site soon.
Refurbishment from House F started beginning of January 2013
House R has been completed.
bfr lab is first runner-up in the competition for the City Gallery Atlanta