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  high water © John Frederick M O'Halloran

Water as a guest - resting on the Ahr/M1

Since the flash flood in July 2021, work has been underway in the Ahr Valley to rebuild. Many areas along the river have been newly designated as flood zones and may no longer be built over. With an increasing likelihood of natural disasters, the question is whether architecture itself should not be able to respond resiliently to extreme weather events. At the interface between the river, regional road, and bike path, a new guest and rest infrastructure is to be planned along the Ahr River. 

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  3D-Print ceramic mass © Simon Jochade

Digital Clay - Non-Horizontal Layering/FF

The research field introduces the digital fabrication process of 'Liquid Deposition Modeling' (LDM) and investigates the technical (play) possibilities of extruded, plastic clay for architectural applications.In LDM, 'non-horizontally layered' structures can be developed that incorporate the special properties of the material. Therefore, in teams, ceramic (building) structures will be designed using algorithmic path definitions, which would not be producible with conventional ‘slicing tools’.

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  living colors © Tansel Isikli

Copy of Living Colour/FF

This module is about developing a comprehensive understanding of color that includes ecological, social and eco-nomic dimensions. Especially under conditions of climate change, color can be understood as an indicator that signals changes in our environment through chemical transformations.
Drawing on methods of traditional dyeing, the design potential of microalgal and cyanobacterial dyes serves as a starting point to re-flect on new sources of material production and their implications. Since all materials used are active, the question of their durability remains. 

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  Work table © Raumlabor Berlin

Visual note taking TUHambach/impromptu design

Visual note taking / Graphical recording / sketch notes. The craft of graphic notation is not new, but has been relegated to the background in our academic, text-oriented world. The graphical recording of a dialog offers the possibility of a quick information reproduction of complex contexts. At the same time, it can be further interpreted and edited immediately.

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  artificial photography © Astrid Piethan

Nesting - artificial photography/WF

Paper surrounds us as an everyday material, but it also offers special possibilities for creating shapes. Its special qualities make it interesting for two-dimensional, but also for three-dimensional applications. Because as soon as a sheet of paper is folded, a three-dimensional structure is created. Folds can not only structure the originally flat surface, but also stabilize it, stabilize it and make it moveable in defined directions. This is because folds are always also joints at which paper is moved.

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  Etching © Studies work


The resistance of metallic etching plates has always challenged the creativity of artists who have tried their hand at them. Legions of tools for manual scratching, scribing, punching, scraping, drilling were developed, along with sophisticated chemical methods for injuring the surface with acids. Metal plates are not only hard, but also patient. The more or less visible traces of processing can be interpreted and thematized as a visual memory of the process. Image ideas and underlying, content-related concepts develop in stages, even multiple times, and each step leaves traces. We want to explore this together.

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  metal Sculpture © K:G

Biomorphic abstraction - metal casting/WF

Biomorphic abstraction - colloquially also called 'organic shaping', was originally developed by sculptors and painters. Artists like Hans Arp or Joan Miró were fascinated by the formal language of nature at the beginning of modernism and tried to apply this expressive power of growing and becoming, of pulsating and expanding living volumes in their works ... For metal casting, the traditional sand casting process is used...

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