Super SlimTarraced House in BerlinMoabit

In 2017 we won the auction of the lot in Berlin Moabit with our concept as BAUGRUPPE WUNDERWAND .
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concept 2015-2017, start of construction 2019

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FEINDE: gestaltungslose Discounterkisten

Ob Surbia oder Innenstadt, ob Bochholt, Buxtehude oder Berlin: Discounter stehen überall rum. Sie sind uns so vertraut wie verhasst zugleich. Es bedarf normalerweise keiner Architektin oder keines Architekten, um zu realisieren, dass all die auf ihren Parkplätzen penibel und nett organisierten Discounter, liederliche Zumutungen für unsere Städte sind. Und - spätestens beim Betreten - sehnen wir uns dann in unsere kleinen europäischen Nachbarländer zurück, wo uns in den Niederlanden, Österreich oder Dänemark immer wieder vor Augen geführt wird, dass auch das Alltägliche einfach mal gut gestaltet sein kann. Aber Halt: wäre nicht ein bisschen mehr Gelassenheit gegenüber diesen demontablen Barracken angebracht? Man sollte meinen, dass unsere Städte so ein paar Discounter schon aushalten. Irgendwann werden Sie schon schon wieder verschwinden, und einer sinnvolleren Nutzung unseres städtischen Grund und Bodens Platz machen? Leider nicht ganz: Die großen Einzelhandelsgruppen haben längst die Immobilienverwertung als ergänzendes Betätigungsfeld ausgemacht: Ist der Discounter-Drops erst ausgelutscht und die Immobilie im Wert gestiegen, folgen auf den Discounter gleichermaßen eigenschaftslose wie risikofreie Projektentwicklungen.

FREUNDE: ehemalige Einheits-Serienkaufhallen

Auch die Kaufhallen des 5. Fünfjahresplanes der DDR wurden ohne spezifische Bezüge zum städtischen Kontext gesetzt. Die sozialistische Bauproduktion schöpfte hierfür aus einem begrenzten Repertoire verfügbarer Typen von Einheitsserienkaufhallen. So entstanden sehr eigenständige Leer- und Fehl-Stellen im Stadtraum. Ein Glücksfall für Berlin! Denn es sind genau diese Lücken und Brüche, welche immer noch die Durchdringungen, Gleichzeitigkeiten und Verwerfungen verschiedenster Stadtideen in Berlin erfahrbar machen und zugleich eine einzigartige Weiträumigkeit generieren. Diese Brüche zerschneiden hierarchische Blockränder, evozieren selbstermächtigte Fenster in Brandwänden, eröffnen Räume zur Aneignung und Erprobung von gemeinschaftlichen Lebensformen einer zukünftigen Stadt. Rufen wir also unseren Freunden, den ehemaligen Einheitsserienkaufhallen, zu: Haltet noch ein bisschen durch! Freunde, eure Leerräume sollen keiner starren, einfallslosen Stadtreparatur zum Opfer fallen, sondern vielmehr Teil einer offeneren, durchlässigeren und zugleich hochverdichteten Stadt werden. Wenn Karl Scheffler klagt, Berlin müsse immerfort werden, darf niemals sein, sagen wir: Berlin soll niemals sein müssen, lieber immer werden dürfen! Denn der Leere liegt zugleich ein Paradoxon zugrunde: Leere ist nicht nur leer, sie kann vielmehr das unvorhersehbare Neue generieren, denn wo nichts ist, ist alles möglich!

Contribution to Domus 029, January - February 2018, german edition

House C &F: refurbishment and addition

the initial structure of this single family house consists of an old farm building that was re-modeled in the 1980-ies in such a way, that today it takes radical approaches in order to turn it into 2 unit s that comply with contemporary requirements.
The former stable at the Southern side will be replaced by a light wood construction with large glazings , blending the living area with the surrounding landscape. The gabled roof of the remaining part of the building as well as some parts of the facade of its addition will be cladded in currogated fibre cement , referring to the standard material of the neighborring farm buildings after typicical post-war modernization.

308 m² usable area / Wohnfläche
2016- 2018 / under construction

Magnolia / House J & A

total refurbishment of a small villa in Berlin Karlshorst.

160m² usable area / Wohnfläche
work: 2017-19
start of construction: summer 2018

temporary Info Point for BStU

During the next years the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records wants to transform the former headquarter of the GDR State Security in Berlin Lichtenberg into an international Campus for Democracy. A Campus for political and historical education and exchange. This process will be launched by turning Haus 22, the former Officers Canteen temporarely into a flexible cultural space. Within the next two years our Central Stasi-Shelf-Structure will serve to host a variety of conferences, lectures, film- screenings, exhibitions and dance performances .

concept: 2017
temporary installation: 2018-21
link BStU

S2: the Green Shelf community Lofthouse / Baugruppe Grüne Wand

the footprint of community house Grüne Wand was directly informed by the requiremnts of urban planning. A slim and open, seemingly unfinnished structural system for individual appropriation of each unit, that in addition is freestanding in three directions. Since each unit provides open orientation to three sides, the Southern side is organized as a Wintergarden: a climatic powerhouse!
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ca. 750 m² gross floor area,
2015-17/ not realized
the group could not succeed in acquiring the lot

Barbara Ludescher awarded with MARGARETE SCHÜTTE-LIHOTZKY PROJEKTSTIPENDIUM 2010

''Lufträume: wo nichst ist, ist alles möglich"
prefabricated Supermarket-Structures (so called ‘Einheitsserien-Kaufhallen’, EKS) were placed during the late 1970ies in East Berlin within the remnants of 19th century urban fabric. These left-overs and voids still produce the perception of openess, that is so typicall to Berlin. With our study we follow the speculative guideline ' where there is nothing, everything is possible!*'

MARGARETE SCHÜTTE-LIHOTZKY PROJEKTSTIPENDIUM 2010 for Barbara Ludescher
granted in 2010 by the Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria

*' : Rem Koolhaas in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2007

the planned publication, Verlag der UdK Berlin, ISBN 978-3-89462-226-8 has to be revised,
since 7 out of 15 lots that were analyzed , have been undergone massiv construction meanwhile.

we propose an Open Field in the shape of a star for further developement of the Campus Fachhochschule Vienna.
The star allows protection from traffic noise while defining a center with a very distinct character. From the central Open Field all other areas of the campus can be viewed.

115.000 m² GFA
open urban design competition, 4.Price
2017

Common Room – Architecture, Democracy and Emotions in Berlin

panel discussion on the significance of emotions and feelings towards our built environment and public spaces in post-war democracies:

Hans Panhoff
Baustadtrat, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Robert Burghardt
Stadt von Unten

Philipp Nielsen
Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung

Oliver von Spreckelsen
Ludescher von Spreckelsen Architekturbüro

the panel will be hosted by Julia von Mende for Max-Planck-Instituts für Bildungsforschung

New-York Berlin Summerschool 2017

FUTURE MAKER/s - FUTURE MARKET/s , Incubating the hidden Talents of Newcomers in Berlin- Lichtenberg

During this 10-day Summerschool participants will work in Berlin-Lichtenberg on the premises of the former headquarters complex of the Ministry of State Security (Stasi), now home to about 1,600 newcomers among other uses. The entire district is home to 6.000 newcomers, yet, its urban fabric of predominantly prefabricated modernist high-rises (Plattenbau), does not appear open to small-scale businesses or social encounter.
Exploring Lichtenbergs potential for urban spaces of interaction, the Summer-school aims to provoke thought around evolving pluralist neighbourhoods.
In a first phase, participants will engage with inhabitants of the emergency shelter, in international teams to visualize talents of “Future Maker/s.” During the second week, participants will develop prototypes and interventions to test “Future Market/s”. These can be inside shelter itself, the larger Stasi complex, or in the surrounding neighbourhood and might include a mobile barber- shop, a textile workshop, a graphic design office, a cell phone repair shop, or a tea lounge among other ideas. To incorporate intangible talents, we will also explore the opportunity to connect to existing local time-banks. Here, time for tasks, errands or lessons is used as currency and as such, no work permit is required.

This summerschool is a collaboration of Kaja Kühl / Columbia University GSAPP , Oliver von Spreckelsen / UdK Berlin, Katharina Rohde / KU Leuven and Lama Sulaiman.

Supported by Sto Summerschool Award 2017, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz, the Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the former GDR/ BStU, the Robert Havemann Society and Volkssolidarität

links:
domus
sto-Stiftung

the GREEN MACHINE
case study on an solar thermal PowerHaus

The solar thermal PowerHaus does not meet the standards of the german Energy Conservation Regulation (ENEV) - nevertheless it is far better!

This case study is an inhabitable powerhouse, developed for a typical suburban household of 4 persons, its energy surplus caters 2 mid-size E-cars and an additional E-scooter. The building combines two typologies –a green house situated in front of a terraced detached house in accordance with the principle of a conventional heat trap with storage mass behind. Thus, the building follows a contrary approach to the conventional low-energy building. It refuses the logic of mummifying buildings envelopes with ordinary, composite systems of toxic, monolithic thermal insulation as promoted by the construction building industry. Instead it exposes and opens up itself towards the environmental conditions of its location. Interaction with nature is achieved by a carefully balanced stratification of differentiated inside climates by the specific layering of the building structure and envelope.
The Greenhouse is not only a superb extension of living area but also a true little Kraftwerk!

a cooperation of Ludescher von Spreckelsen Architekturbüro with Dr. Ing Martin Buchholz / watergy GmbH, Prof. Claus Steffan / Chair of Building Technology and Architectural Design at TU Berlin, Prof. Felix Ziegler /Institute of Energy Engineering at TU Berlin, the Chair of Architectural Design and Construction at UdK Berlin and Ziegert Seiler Ingenieure for DGNB Auditing / LEED AP.
also published in 'Bauen mit Klimahüllen', Steffan, Karasu, Buchholz 2016
client: the Federal Ministry for Traffic, Construction and Urban Development, German Federal Agency for Construction and Regional Planning and the Federal Research Program ZUKUNFT BAU

GFA / BGF: 207 m², footprint : 130 m², GV/GFA : 1,73
materials of outer shell: polycarbonate boards, laminated safety glass, PV modules
Inner shell: cross laminated wood panels with laminated safety glass

Lecture : ESK
Busting Blocks with Rationalism

presentation of our research on centrally planned Kaufhallen- ESK 400-1200- during the GDR-regime at the ‘Utopias and Realities: Socialist Modernism’ conference and forum, organized by the Transmodern collective and Collegium Hungaricum Berlin

April 29th, 5pm at Collegium Hungaricum, 10117 Berlin

K11 community Lofthouse / Baugruppe

the idea is to offer an open, seemingly unfinnished structural system for individual appropriation of each unit. The units are characterized by a 45cm step in each level, deviding the floors in a side towards the street and a side towards the courtyard on slightly different levels. These floors are stacked in such a way on top of each other, that closed facades (indiividual rooms) and open loggias (common areas) are alternating.

ca. 910 m² gross floor area,
2014/ not realized
the group could not succeed in acquiring the lot

Fade to Grey II, attic renovation in Berlin Prenzlauerberg

Grey.
It makes no statement whatever, it evokes neither feelings nor associations: it is really neither visible nor invisible. Its inconspicuousness gives it the capacity to mediate, to make visible, in a positively illusionistic way, like a photograph. It has the capacity that no other colour has, to make 'nothing' visible.

Gerhard Richter interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist, 1996

Grey.
As backdrop for the extensive collection of art and artifacts by a business women based in both, Beijing and Berlin

120 m² GFA / BGF, 90.000 Euro

Renovation of Faculty of Architecture at the University of Arts Berlin / UdK Berlin

FADE TO GREY (I):
All architectural elements - from the newly installed surface to all existing walls and ceilings - are unified in RAL 7035, Light grey.distinct elements, such as signage, the seating and view protection screen on the full height glazing between the café and kitchen are colored in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. The proportionally calibrated composition of (CMYK ) colored dots on the screen and the seats are another playfull variation of that same grey.

Grey.
It makes no statement whatever, it evokes neither feelings nor associations: it is really neither visible nor invisible. Its inconspicuousness gives it the capacity to mediate, to make visible, in a positively illusionistic way, like a photograph. It has the capacity that no other colour has, to make 'nothing' visible.

Gerhard Richter interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist, 1996

Grey.
As backdrop for the ever changing appropriation of space- by students, teachers and researchers at the faculty .

planning: 2007-09, built in two stages 2009-2010
usable area: 450 m², 425.000 Euro

MAKE-CITY: UTOPIEN IN ZEITEN DES WOHNUNGSMANGELS / Utopias in Times of Housing Shortages

The former Stalin-Allee and its Cold War rival Hansaviertel find themselves on their way to becoming world heritage sites. In light of their success -and the current shortage of housing in Berlin- the panel will consider the question: what residential utopias exist today?
Dr Ursula Kleefisch-Jobst, Prof.Dr Tobias Just, Dr. R. Hillmann and Oliver von Spreckelsen

June 18, 2015
link: Make City

New-York Berlin Summerschool 2016

IMMEDIATE SHELTER & SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOODS

Students in mixed teams from Columbia University New York, KU Leuven and UdK Berlin are to develop, together with refugees convincing concepts for housing on a given site in Berlin Lichtenberg, by Berlin public housing agency Howoge. Housing schemes, that can be built fast, and become an integral part of the neighborhood in the long run. Sustainability and the development of new typologies are as important as the ability to incorporate off-site construction methods, do-it-yourself construction and flexibility over time.

August 14th- 20th 2016
the workshop is a cooperation of Oliver von Spreckelsen Assistant Professor/ UdK Berlin,
Kaja Kühl /Columbia University-GSAPP and PhD Cand.Katharina Rohde/ KU Leuven

supported by HOWOGE mbH & Kompetenzzentrum Großsiedlungen

Concert Hall for Recklinghausen

A new Venue for Ruhrtriennale in Recklinghausen

open competition 2010, Award

home for the elderly, Nenzing

Juryurteil: ' Der Neubau ist sehr gut positioniert und gliedert das Grundsstück in sinnvoll proportionierte und städtebaulich überzeugende Freiflächen. Das Innere ist äußerst stringent entwickelt und schafft ein Gefüge von radikaler Klarheit'

invited competition, 2.Price
Nenzing AT 2009
with . M.Spiegel & Ilija Bentscheff

Boat Builders youth club for Hamburg Veddel

Die Arbeitsgemeinschaft von raumzeit Architekten und STUDIOBERLIN schlägt einen rauen, robusten Funktionsbau mit Signalwirkung in Hamburg Veddel vor- für Jugendliche die auf dem ersten Arbeitsmarkt keine Beschäftigung gefunden haben und in dieser Bootswerkstatt ausgebildet werden sollen.

competition in two stages for Iba Hamburg 2013 , 2.Price
in cooperation with Jan Läufer / raumzeit

University Campus Kassel

How to further develop the University Campus of Kassel, characterized by postmodern architecture?
Erweiterung des stark vom Zeitgeist der 1980er Jahre geprägten Universitäts-Campus Kassel um ca. 60.000 qm Bruttogeschoss-fläche Neubau, u. Umnutzung.
STUDIOBERLIN & Kilian Enders mit BBZ-Landschaftsarchitekten

invited competition in 2 stages, 6.Price
60.000 m² gross floor area
in cooperation with Kilian Enders mit BBZ-Landschaftsarchitekten

New urban Identy for Industrial Area Knapsacker Hügel in Hürth

urban design competition, 2008 Hürth, 2. Price
in cooperation with bbzl - böhm benfer zahiri landschaften städtebau

House A-man

The building is for two siblings, consisting of two very distinctive floors situated atop of a remaining basement. House A-mann aims to blur the boundaries between man made space and natural elements of suburbia.

140m2 net usable area, 300.00 Euro, LP 1-5, Hohenems in Austria, 2006

Ningbo City Museum, 2nd Price

an open, ephemeric exhibition level is hoovering above three thematically destinct mountain-like exhibtion halls

invited competition, 2nd Price
in collaboration with Crossboundaries,
Ningbo-City, PR China
28.000m² gross floor area, ca. 15 Mio EUR
2005

5 patiohouses, 3 rowhouses and 6 apartments are grouped around an elevated wooden platform - creating a suburban cluster with a minimal footprint.

feasibilty study by the city of Schwerin, 2005

Studioberlin 01

After being bricked for almost 50 years, a former passage to the courtyard of a typical 19th century ‘Mietskaserne’ was opened and transformed into a rough and basic studio for a young Berlin design firm.
In addition, this courtyard is historically charged, since it had been part of former the death strip right behind the Berlin Wall from 1963-1989.

60m2 usable area for less then 10.000 Euro, completed in 2004

urban renewal in Schwerin- Neuzippendorf

Rückbau wird als Chance begriffen Neu Zippendorf seinem vorstädtischen Kontext entsprechend städtebaulich und typologisch umzuformen. Begleitend zum Abriss ganzer Wohngebäude und dem Heraustrennen von einzelnen Gebäudesegmenten, verhelfen elementierte Eingriffe den Plattenbauten zu einer Ausdifferenzierung verschiedener Wohnungstypen. Darüberhinaus positionieren sich Wohncluster am Waldrand zwischen dem typologischen Wunschbild des Einfamilienhauses und der Plattenbauten.

open competition by Federal Ministries BBR, BVBW and Bundes-Initiative für Architektur und Baukultur, 2003 /2004
35ha