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  • Silver linings: Innovation, kits, tech animate a hybrid semester

    The Cornell Chronicle reports on teaching innovation at the Cornell Department of Architecture, using the First Year BArch Design Studio by Felix Heisel and Sasa Zivkovic as an example. Titled Rising together as a community, the article focuses on newly developed teaching methodologies and pedagogic goals for hybrid design studios, addressing in-person, remote and online students simultaneously.

  • From shed to spatial object

    The student exercise ‘Vom Gartenhaus zum Räumling’ aims to validate the potential of the urban mine. Using a garden shed near Karlsruhe as material depot, we carefully deconstructed the house and diligently documented each element. As a group, the students then designed a spatial installation utilizing only the harvested elements and no glue or permanent fixtures. After all, also this installation had to be designed for disassembly, providing building materials for yet another structure.

  • Jan Matthies and Andrea Santos Rodriguez win Urban Mining Student Award

    This year the planning task of the German-wide, open student competition was to plan a travelling school project for Cologne in order to cope with the immense investment backlog regarding reorganization measures in German schools. The design of students Jan Matthies and Andrea Santos Rodríguez convinced the jury mostly by their consequent use of existing building elements coming from the urban mine and their ability to create unique and high quality spatial arrangements adequate for young children.

  • Madaster Education Platform at Cornell AAP

    MoU signed with Madaster Education Platform

    Select design studio courses in the Department of Architecture and the lab’s research will assess and evaluate the Madaster Educational Platform based on their effect on teaching circular design and construction.