25 Jun

Tolou collective housing project in Nanhai, China ©Jade Hochschule Oldenburg

Urban Commons | Urban Open Source | Urban Living & Working

“Different living”

Symposium by AIT


Czech Centre Wilhelmstraße 44 / Entrance Mohrenstraße 10117 Berlin

AIT Architektursalon



Residential architecture is often just a spacial expression of our basic needs. It should be both durable and affordable, at the same time fulfil the requirements of various generations. It is supposed to satisfy the investors, comply with norms and standards, save energy, respect monument protection and make the inhabitants happy. Architects, trying to deal with all such tasks simultaneously, don’t always manage to realise their designs and concepts due to the compromises that need to be taken along the way. At the end, it is quite often the soulless consensus architecture that gets built, which is at the same time harmless and disappointing. It could be different, if architecture stopped just fulfilling the norms it is supposed to, but expand, change and reform them. “Different living” compares six positions on contemporary architecture.

With lectures by: Carsten Venus/blauraum Architekten Hamburg; Sonja Nagel/Amunt, Stuttgart; Hans Drexler/Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten, Frankfurt; Nanni Grau und Frank Schönert/Hütten und Paläste, Berlin; Alexander Hagner/gaupenraub, Wien; Herwig Spiegl/AllesWirdGut, Wien.

Moderation: Ilka Ruby


15.00 Entry
15.30 Opening word by Kristina Bacht (AIT) introducing our partners Gira und Villeroy & Boch
15.50 Lecture 1: Herwig Spiegl | AllesWirdGut, Vienna
16.30 Lecture 2: Alexander Hagner | gaupenraub +/-, Vienna
17.00 Lecture 3: Nanni Grau & Frank Schönert | Hütten und Paläste, Berlin
17.35 Break
18.20 Lecture 4: Hans Drexler | Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten, Frankfurt
19.00 Lecture 5: Sonja Nagel | Amunt, Wien
19.30 Lecture 6: Carsten Venus | blauraum Architekten, Hamburg
20.00 Farewell

In cooperation with AIT and with the friently assistance of Villeroy & Boch and Gira.

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