Movie by Spirit of Space: South Pond by Studio Gang

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

Architectural filmmakers Spirit of Space have sent us this video of a pavilion situated in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, designed by US architects Studio Gang.

Click on the symbol in the bottom right of the video player above to view the movie in full-screen HD.
Can’t see the movie? Click here.

The movie shows the construction of the bent-wood lattice structure, the installation of fibreglass shells to the top of the pavilion providing shelter and its various uses throughout day and night.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

Studio Gang Architects also designed the boardwalk surrounding the 19th century pond, improving the water quality and habitat for the local wildlife and creating an educational nature trail.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

The new pavilion is used as an outdoor classroom, for yoga sessions and other activities.

South Pond pavilion by Studio Gang

Here a little more from Studio Gang:


South Pond
Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago, USA

The project transforms a picturesque urban pond from the 19th century into an ecological habitat buzzing with life.

South Pond pavilion by Studio Gang

With the design’s improvements to water quality, hydrology, landscape, accessibility, and shelter, the site is able to function as an outdoor classroom in which the co-existence of natural and urban surroundings is demonstrated.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

A new boardwalk circumscribing the pond passes through various educational zones that explicate the different animals, plants, and habitat found in each.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

A pavilion integrated into the boardwalk sequence provides shelter for open-air classrooms on the site.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

Inspired by the tortoise shell, its laminated structure consists of prefabricated, bent-wood members and a series of interconnected fiberglass pods that give global curvature to the surface.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

Architect: Studio Gang Architects
Owner: Lincoln Park Zoo
Status: Completed 2010


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.

Wood pavilion by Wing Yi
Hui and Lap Ming Wong
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stories
Watch all our
movies

Movie by Spirit of Space: South Pond by Studio Gang

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

Architectural filmmakers Spirit of Space have sent us this video of a pavilion situated in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, designed by US architects Studio Gang.

Click on the symbol in the bottom right of the video player above to view the movie in full-screen HD.
Can’t see the movie? Click here.

The movie shows the construction of the bent-wood lattice structure, the installation of fibreglass shells to the top of the pavilion providing shelter and its various uses throughout day and night.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

Studio Gang Architects also designed the boardwalk surrounding the 19th century pond, improving the water quality and habitat for the local wildlife and creating an educational nature trail.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

The new pavilion is used as an outdoor classroom, for yoga sessions and other activities.

South Pond pavilion by Studio Gang

Here a little more from Studio Gang:


South Pond
Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago, USA

The project transforms a picturesque urban pond from the 19th century into an ecological habitat buzzing with life.

South Pond pavilion by Studio Gang

With the design’s improvements to water quality, hydrology, landscape, accessibility, and shelter, the site is able to function as an outdoor classroom in which the co-existence of natural and urban surroundings is demonstrated.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

A new boardwalk circumscribing the pond passes through various educational zones that explicate the different animals, plants, and habitat found in each.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

A pavilion integrated into the boardwalk sequence provides shelter for open-air classrooms on the site.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

Inspired by the tortoise shell, its laminated structure consists of prefabricated, bent-wood members and a series of interconnected fiberglass pods that give global curvature to the surface.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

Architect: Studio Gang Architects
Owner: Lincoln Park Zoo
Status: Completed 2010


See also:

.

Wood pavilion by Wing Yi
Hui and Lap Ming Wong
See all our pavilion
stories
Watch all our
movies

Movie by Spirit of Space: South Pond by Studio Gang

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

Architectural filmmakers Spirit of Space have sent us this video of a pavilion situated in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, designed by US architects Studio Gang.

Click on the symbol in the bottom right of the video player above to view the movie in full-screen HD.
Can’t see the movie? Click here.

The movie shows the construction of the bent-wood lattice structure, the installation of fibreglass shells to the top of the pavilion providing shelter and its various uses throughout day and night.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

Studio Gang Architects also designed the boardwalk surrounding the 19th century pond, improving the water quality and habitat for the local wildlife and creating an educational nature trail.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

The new pavilion is used as an outdoor classroom, for yoga sessions and other activities.

South Pond pavilion by Studio Gang

Here a little more from Studio Gang:


South Pond
Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago, USA

The project transforms a picturesque urban pond from the 19th century into an ecological habitat buzzing with life.

South Pond pavilion by Studio Gang

With the design’s improvements to water quality, hydrology, landscape, accessibility, and shelter, the site is able to function as an outdoor classroom in which the co-existence of natural and urban surroundings is demonstrated.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

A new boardwalk circumscribing the pond passes through various educational zones that explicate the different animals, plants, and habitat found in each.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

A pavilion integrated into the boardwalk sequence provides shelter for open-air classrooms on the site.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

Inspired by the tortoise shell, its laminated structure consists of prefabricated, bent-wood members and a series of interconnected fiberglass pods that give global curvature to the surface.

South Pond Pavilion by Studio Gang

Architect: Studio Gang Architects
Owner: Lincoln Park Zoo
Status: Completed 2010


See also:

.

Wood pavilion by Wing Yi
Hui and Lap Ming Wong
See all our pavilion
stories
Watch all our
movies

An Atmosphere Excavated by John Becker

An Atmosphere Excavated

Architecture graduate John Becker’s final project involved creating the future headquarters of a fictional company that sells bottled water harvested from dew.

An Atmosphere Excavated

The Columbia University School of Architecture graduate also constructed an invented history of the brand, but based the story on the real-life practice of collecting water in “dew ponds” and set the story in a real location in southern England.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Images from top: interior, exterior and section of Reserve House, constructed 2071 of amalgamated chalk to store vintage bottles of water.

Entitled An Atmosphere Excavated, the story starts in 1786 and continues to 2074, when the “dew pond” system has been commercialised by the Ethereal water brand.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: vintage  water harvested from dew and marked with the date it was bottled.

“The site itself is fictional, but intended to pass as real in order to build the story on a foundation that is easily accepted,” says Becker. “Eventually the timescale passes present day, extending into the future and exposing the story for a piece of fiction.”

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: 18th Century engraving depicting dew ponds on the site

Becker completed the project while studying at a studio named Glacier, Island, Storm taught by Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: 18th Century engraving showing location of dew ponds on the site

Here’s the story written by Becker:


An Atmosphere Excavated

A fictional narrative exploring the potential of the dew collection though the past, present, and future.

Dating back to the 18th century the Harnham Estate, located a short distance outside Salisbury England has documented regional techniques for harvesting water providing a rich history of the practice and the subsequent effects. The methods applied through the centuries reflect regional limitations, a shift in intention and attempts to amplify efficiencies. Although many of these techniques are specific to the region and time period, they are not necessarily unique to the site; it is the extent of the documentation of these exercises and the entrepreneurial achievements intent on monetary gain that make the subsequent story so fascinating.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: 19th Century map detail showing cistern

After acquiring the Estate in 1786 following the death of his Father, Sir Edward Harnham commissioned a series of engraved maps to be produced of the Estate. Cataloguing the boundaries of the Estate, as well as all landmarks within the terrain in a series of 4 maps and 2 scenic prints one depicting the manor, and the other the view of the Salisbury Cathedral from the manor. The 2 remaining images both display the dew ponds contained on the site. The large number and proximity of these dew ponds is rare, and is considered to be the largest concentration of dew ponds known in the South Downs.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: 19th Century map detail showing cistern and dew ponds

Located on large deposits of chalk the South Downs is essentially a large aquifer making the retention of water a difficult task. For hundreds of years residents of the South Downs have used a technique known as puddling to construct dew ponds which allow water to be drawn from the atmosphere and retained on the surface for long periods to provide drinking water for cattle. In the Early 20th century a catastrophic failure exposed a previously forgotten cistern located beneath the dew ponds. A local architecture firm was hired to survey the cistern and assess its potential threat to the existing manor. The conclusions presented stated that once the water had evacuated the cistern it was no longer a structural threat to the residence.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: photograph showing fault in chalk landscape following early 20th century failure

No one was injured in the failure, however a large number of livestock were lost. The rupture left a large chalk scar on the landscape which could be seen kilometres away. Inspired by the still visible scar James Harnham and a business partner John Linski founded Ethereal 1.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: photograph showing cistern revealed in early 20th century

Providing premium bottled water harvested from the now locally known Harnham dew ponds, Ethereal 1 entered the market June 11th, 1991 at £14 a litre. After a slow start Ethereal 1 finally met with success in 1995 as the market for bottled water grew exponentially. In order to meet growing demands, a series of dew collecting nets were pioneered by a London based architecture firm MJB Architects which allowed for a 25 fold increase in production. Due to peak production vs. bottling time, storage bladders were constructed on the hillside to provide short term storage for water during the process. The Bladders were placed under the surface of the earth to provide protection from the sun, and to retain the water’s desired temperature.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: dew-collecting nets

This new system now mirrored the previous system of harvesting, storing, and distorting the landscape, except on an exaggerated time scale. The success of Ethereal 1 is largely credited to the history of water collection from the Estate. Inversely this success in turn encouraged the use of these techniques in the region to meet growing demands for water during periods of drought. Once these techniques were spread over a larger region their success caused the near collapse of the water table in the territory north of the South Downs. In 2026 a bill failed to pass that would have banned all acts of poaching the aerial aquifers within Southern England. By 2035 desalination became the leading source of water for England followed closely by atmospheric stripping techniques such as dew harvesting. At present 3000 cubic miles of water exist in the atmosphere at any given time. 98 percent of this resource is replenished every 2 days, and most importantly only 2 percent of this moisture exist in clouds, the vast majority is found in ambient air. Since 2028 atmospheric aquifers have been tracked and traded as an asset in the global stock exchange.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: bladders for storage just under the earth’s surface

As water’s value increases many countries inflate their economies based on water futures. Recognized as one of the most prestigious water companies in the world, Ethereal 1 began to capitalize on their long standing history of water collection. In 2001 the company began selling vintage bottles of water, allowing customers to hand pick select days in which their water was collected.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: drawings for Reserve House added in 2071

In 2071 an addition to the manor is constructed to house Ethereal 1s reserve bottle collection. The building is constructed out of an amalgamated chalk solution that itself becomes a source of water collection and storage.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: drawings for Reserve House added in 2071

Three years following the construction of the Reserve House a vintage bottle of Ethereal 1 dated prior to the millennium fetches over £40,000 at auction.


See also:

.

Cognitive Dwelling
by Paul Maich
More from this year’s
graduates
Dezeen’s top ten:
student projects

An Atmosphere Excavated by John Becker

An Atmosphere Excavated

Architecture graduate John Becker’s final project involved creating the future headquarters of a fictional company that sells bottled water harvested from dew.

An Atmosphere Excavated

The Columbia University School of Architecture graduate also constructed an invented history of the brand, but based the story on the real-life practice of collecting water in “dew ponds” and set the story in a real location in southern England.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Images from top: interior, exterior and section of Reserve House, constructed 2071 of amalgamated chalk to store vintage bottles of water.

Entitled An Atmosphere Excavated, the story starts in 1786 and continues to 2074, when the “dew pond” system has been commercialised by the Ethereal water brand.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: vintage  water harvested from dew and marked with the date it was bottled.

“The site itself is fictional, but intended to pass as real in order to build the story on a foundation that is easily accepted,” says Becker. “Eventually the timescale passes present day, extending into the future and exposing the story for a piece of fiction.”

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: 18th Century engraving depicting dew ponds on the site

Becker completed the project while studying at a studio named Glacier, Island, Storm taught by Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: 18th Century engraving showing location of dew ponds on the site

Here’s the story written by Becker:


An Atmosphere Excavated

A fictional narrative exploring the potential of the dew collection though the past, present, and future.

Dating back to the 18th century the Harnham Estate, located a short distance outside Salisbury England has documented regional techniques for harvesting water providing a rich history of the practice and the subsequent effects. The methods applied through the centuries reflect regional limitations, a shift in intention and attempts to amplify efficiencies. Although many of these techniques are specific to the region and time period, they are not necessarily unique to the site; it is the extent of the documentation of these exercises and the entrepreneurial achievements intent on monetary gain that make the subsequent story so fascinating.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: 19th Century map detail showing cistern

After acquiring the Estate in 1786 following the death of his Father, Sir Edward Harnham commissioned a series of engraved maps to be produced of the Estate. Cataloguing the boundaries of the Estate, as well as all landmarks within the terrain in a series of 4 maps and 2 scenic prints one depicting the manor, and the other the view of the Salisbury Cathedral from the manor. The 2 remaining images both display the dew ponds contained on the site. The large number and proximity of these dew ponds is rare, and is considered to be the largest concentration of dew ponds known in the South Downs.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: 19th Century map detail showing cistern and dew ponds

Located on large deposits of chalk the South Downs is essentially a large aquifer making the retention of water a difficult task. For hundreds of years residents of the South Downs have used a technique known as puddling to construct dew ponds which allow water to be drawn from the atmosphere and retained on the surface for long periods to provide drinking water for cattle. In the Early 20th century a catastrophic failure exposed a previously forgotten cistern located beneath the dew ponds. A local architecture firm was hired to survey the cistern and assess its potential threat to the existing manor. The conclusions presented stated that once the water had evacuated the cistern it was no longer a structural threat to the residence.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: photograph showing fault in chalk landscape following early 20th century failure

No one was injured in the failure, however a large number of livestock were lost. The rupture left a large chalk scar on the landscape which could be seen kilometres away. Inspired by the still visible scar James Harnham and a business partner John Linski founded Ethereal 1.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: photograph showing cistern revealed in early 20th century

Providing premium bottled water harvested from the now locally known Harnham dew ponds, Ethereal 1 entered the market June 11th, 1991 at £14 a litre. After a slow start Ethereal 1 finally met with success in 1995 as the market for bottled water grew exponentially. In order to meet growing demands, a series of dew collecting nets were pioneered by a London based architecture firm MJB Architects which allowed for a 25 fold increase in production. Due to peak production vs. bottling time, storage bladders were constructed on the hillside to provide short term storage for water during the process. The Bladders were placed under the surface of the earth to provide protection from the sun, and to retain the water’s desired temperature.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: dew-collecting nets

This new system now mirrored the previous system of harvesting, storing, and distorting the landscape, except on an exaggerated time scale. The success of Ethereal 1 is largely credited to the history of water collection from the Estate. Inversely this success in turn encouraged the use of these techniques in the region to meet growing demands for water during periods of drought. Once these techniques were spread over a larger region their success caused the near collapse of the water table in the territory north of the South Downs. In 2026 a bill failed to pass that would have banned all acts of poaching the aerial aquifers within Southern England. By 2035 desalination became the leading source of water for England followed closely by atmospheric stripping techniques such as dew harvesting. At present 3000 cubic miles of water exist in the atmosphere at any given time. 98 percent of this resource is replenished every 2 days, and most importantly only 2 percent of this moisture exist in clouds, the vast majority is found in ambient air. Since 2028 atmospheric aquifers have been tracked and traded as an asset in the global stock exchange.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: bladders for storage just under the earth’s surface

As water’s value increases many countries inflate their economies based on water futures. Recognized as one of the most prestigious water companies in the world, Ethereal 1 began to capitalize on their long standing history of water collection. In 2001 the company began selling vintage bottles of water, allowing customers to hand pick select days in which their water was collected.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: drawings for Reserve House added in 2071

In 2071 an addition to the manor is constructed to house Ethereal 1s reserve bottle collection. The building is constructed out of an amalgamated chalk solution that itself becomes a source of water collection and storage.

An Atmosphere Excavated

Above: drawings for Reserve House added in 2071

Three years following the construction of the Reserve House a vintage bottle of Ethereal 1 dated prior to the millennium fetches over £40,000 at auction.


See also:

.

Cognitive Dwelling
by Paul Maich
More from this year’s
graduates
Dezeen’s top ten:
student projects

UdK Berlin Bookshop 2010

© Reiner Hausleitner

Each year UdK Berlin organizes a small competition among the students for the concept of a Bookshop inside the School. This year’s winning proposal for the shop was designed by Dalia Butvidaite, Leonard Steidle, Johannes Drechsler and the all participating students then helped manufacturing the structure.

Cardboard as the main material was chosen because of its flexibility in shape, stability, cheapness, temporary feeling, lightness, mobility and last but not least its recyclability.

© Johannes Drechsler

Six hundred 2,60 per 1,30 meter cardboard sheets where cut, carved, folded and glued to form a massive block that was afterwards stretched and curved into its final shape, adaptable to any given space. That also means the shelve’s structure can be easily transported by simply compressing it to it’s massive form.

Cardboard sheets are very stable and the lowest shelf can be a long sitting bank for events, a display for magazines and assesoires, or just for putting your bag while choosing a book.

floor plan

The structure completely transformes the original rectangular room into a neutral but complex and unique spatial pattern as a background for the books.

In the back of the shelves remains a sufficiant storage space for the books.

© Reiner Hausleitner

The UdK Buchshop project startet in 2009 with the attempt to gather all publications of all university members, teachers as well as students, and to offer them for sale in a temporary bookshop that opens only for 3 days during the time of the annual open doors event. Because of this short duration of being put to use, a type of structure was required that could be easily sold for to other institutions. This way, the financing of the next year’s project was ensured.

The bookshop also serves as a site for puplic discussions, such as this years discussion with Olafur Elliasson and Gregor Schneider, both teaching at the university since 2009.

© Courtesy of the Students

Prof. Florian Riegler
Bookshop Organization: Florian Hennig, Eric Zapel
Assistants: Dipl.Ing. Jeanne-Françoise Fischer; AA Dipl. Karoline Markus
Project design ( concept ): Dalia Butvidaite, Leonard Steidle, Johannes Drechsler
Project realization: 4 Semester ( Faculty of Architecture at the Berlin University of Arts)

Manufacturing: Fabian Wolf, Tobias Benjamin Bosse, Dalia Butvidaite, Eva Susanne Roll, Doerte Boeschemeyer, Johannes Arolt, Marie Poth, Leonard Steidle, Lisa Josephine Goethling, Johannes Drechsler, Karl Naraghi, Anja Schumacher, Paulo Felipe Bellani Mendes, Anne Bruschke, Irina Hoppe, Daniel Ripplinger, Anna Derriks, Georg Hana, Lena Wimmer, Paul Greschik, Johannes van Suntum, Dulcinea Gomes, Eric Goesswald, Anastasia Becker, Edem Akuete, Jacob Anthony Fisher, Katharina Wolf, Reto Assisi, Elena Eist, Hana Dudkiewicz, Denny Krienke, Hila Yitzhak, Dulcinea Gomes, Pola Buske, Simon Lindenberg, Alexej Tretyakov,Jenna Klupsch, Michal Sadowski

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UdK Berlin Bookshop 2010

© Reiner Hausleitner

Each year UdK Berlin organizes a small competition among the students for the concept of a Bookshop inside the School. This year’s winning proposal for the shop was designed by Dalia Butvidaite, Leonard Steidle, Johannes Drechsler and the all participating students then helped manufacturing the structure.

Cardboard as the main material was chosen because of its flexibility in shape, stability, cheapness, temporary feeling, lightness, mobility and last but not least its recyclability.

© Johannes Drechsler

Six hundred 2,60 per 1,30 meter cardboard sheets where cut, carved, folded and glued to form a massive block that was afterwards stretched and curved into its final shape, adaptable to any given space. That also means the shelve’s structure can be easily transported by simply compressing it to it’s massive form.

Cardboard sheets are very stable and the lowest shelf can be a long sitting bank for events, a display for magazines and assesoires, or just for putting your bag while choosing a book.

floor plan

The structure completely transformes the original rectangular room into a neutral but complex and unique spatial pattern as a background for the books.

In the back of the shelves remains a sufficiant storage space for the books.

© Reiner Hausleitner

The UdK Buchshop project startet in 2009 with the attempt to gather all publications of all university members, teachers as well as students, and to offer them for sale in a temporary bookshop that opens only for 3 days during the time of the annual open doors event. Because of this short duration of being put to use, a type of structure was required that could be easily sold for to other institutions. This way, the financing of the next year’s project was ensured.

The bookshop also serves as a site for puplic discussions, such as this years discussion with Olafur Elliasson and Gregor Schneider, both teaching at the university since 2009.

© Courtesy of the Students

Prof. Florian Riegler
Bookshop Organization: Florian Hennig, Eric Zapel
Assistants: Dipl.Ing. Jeanne-Françoise Fischer; AA Dipl. Karoline Markus
Project design ( concept ): Dalia Butvidaite, Leonard Steidle, Johannes Drechsler
Project realization: 4 Semester ( Faculty of Architecture at the Berlin University of Arts)

Manufacturing: Fabian Wolf, Tobias Benjamin Bosse, Dalia Butvidaite, Eva Susanne Roll, Doerte Boeschemeyer, Johannes Arolt, Marie Poth, Leonard Steidle, Lisa Josephine Goethling, Johannes Drechsler, Karl Naraghi, Anja Schumacher, Paulo Felipe Bellani Mendes, Anne Bruschke, Irina Hoppe, Daniel Ripplinger, Anna Derriks, Georg Hana, Lena Wimmer, Paul Greschik, Johannes van Suntum, Dulcinea Gomes, Eric Goesswald, Anastasia Becker, Edem Akuete, Jacob Anthony Fisher, Katharina Wolf, Reto Assisi, Elena Eist, Hana Dudkiewicz, Denny Krienke, Hila Yitzhak, Dulcinea Gomes, Pola Buske, Simon Lindenberg, Alexej Tretyakov,Jenna Klupsch, Michal Sadowski

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UdK Berlin Bookshop 2010

© Reiner Hausleitner

Each year UdK Berlin organizes a small competition among the students for the concept of a Bookshop inside the School. This year’s winning proposal for the shop was designed by Dalia Butvidaite, Leonard Steidle, Johannes Drechsler and the all participating students then helped manufacturing the structure.

Cardboard as the main material was chosen because of its flexibility in shape, stability, cheapness, temporary feeling, lightness, mobility and last but not least its recyclability.

© Johannes Drechsler

Six hundred 2,60 per 1,30 meter cardboard sheets where cut, carved, folded and glued to form a massive block that was afterwards stretched and curved into its final shape, adaptable to any given space. That also means the shelve’s structure can be easily transported by simply compressing it to it’s massive form.

Cardboard sheets are very stable and the lowest shelf can be a long sitting bank for events, a display for magazines and assesoires, or just for putting your bag while choosing a book.

floor plan

The structure completely transformes the original rectangular room into a neutral but complex and unique spatial pattern as a background for the books.

In the back of the shelves remains a sufficiant storage space for the books.

© Reiner Hausleitner

The UdK Buchshop project startet in 2009 with the attempt to gather all publications of all university members, teachers as well as students, and to offer them for sale in a temporary bookshop that opens only for 3 days during the time of the annual open doors event. Because of this short duration of being put to use, a type of structure was required that could be easily sold for to other institutions. This way, the financing of the next year’s project was ensured.

The bookshop also serves as a site for puplic discussions, such as this years discussion with Olafur Elliasson and Gregor Schneider, both teaching at the university since 2009.

© Courtesy of the Students

Prof. Florian Riegler
Bookshop Organization: Florian Hennig, Eric Zapel
Assistants: Dipl.Ing. Jeanne-Françoise Fischer; AA Dipl. Karoline Markus
Project design ( concept ): Dalia Butvidaite, Leonard Steidle, Johannes Drechsler
Project realization: 4 Semester ( Faculty of Architecture at the Berlin University of Arts)

Manufacturing: Fabian Wolf, Tobias Benjamin Bosse, Dalia Butvidaite, Eva Susanne Roll, Doerte Boeschemeyer, Johannes Arolt, Marie Poth, Leonard Steidle, Lisa Josephine Goethling, Johannes Drechsler, Karl Naraghi, Anja Schumacher, Paulo Felipe Bellani Mendes, Anne Bruschke, Irina Hoppe, Daniel Ripplinger, Anna Derriks, Georg Hana, Lena Wimmer, Paul Greschik, Johannes van Suntum, Dulcinea Gomes, Eric Goesswald, Anastasia Becker, Edem Akuete, Jacob Anthony Fisher, Katharina Wolf, Reto Assisi, Elena Eist, Hana Dudkiewicz, Denny Krienke, Hila Yitzhak, Dulcinea Gomes, Pola Buske, Simon Lindenberg, Alexej Tretyakov,Jenna Klupsch, Michal Sadowski

UdK Berlin Bookshop 2010 © Reiner Hausleitner UdK Berlin Bookshop 2010 © Reiner Hausleitner UdK Berlin Bookshop 2010 © Reiner Hausleitner UdK Berlin Bookshop 2010 © Reiner Hausleitner UdK Berlin Bookshop 2010 © Reiner Hausleitner UdK Berlin Bookshop 2010 © Courtesy of the Students UdK Berlin Bookshop 2010 © Courtesy of the Students UdK Berlin Bookshop 2010 © Johannes Drechsler UdK Berlin Bookshop 2010 © Johannes Drechsler UdK Berlin Bookshop 2010 © Johannes Drechsler UdK Berlin Bookshop 2010 © Johannes Drechsler UdK Berlin Bookshop 2010 © Lisa Josephine Göthling UdK Berlin Bookshop 2010 © Lisa Josephine Göthling UdK Berlin Bookshop 2010 © Lisa Josephine Göthling elevation elevation floor plan floor plan section section


Observation Tower on the River Mur by terrain:loenhart&mayr

This observation tower by Munich office terrain:loenhart&mayr rises over the river Mur at the Austrian border with Slovenia. The aluminium-clad structure staircase curls back on itself at the top, forming a double spiral so that visitors on the way up pass those on the way down. Here’s some more information, written by Lilli Hollein: Up There All Treetops [...]

Observation Tower on the River Mur by terrain:loenhart&mayr

This observation tower by Munich office terrain:loenhart&mayr rises over the river Mur at the Austrian border with Slovenia. The aluminium-clad structure staircase curls back on itself at the top, forming a double spiral so that visitors on the way up pass those on the way down. Here’s some more information, written by Lilli Hollein: Up There All Treetops [...]