A Tale of Two Cities: Tower Buildings
In a dialogue between the two studios (FAKT / Gustav Düsing), two fundamentally different building types (Tower-Building / Mat-Building) are conceived in a common, autonomous urban design.
MSA, Münster School of Architecture, Design Studio, WS 22/23

Conditions for (unknown) futures
FAKT has been invited to hold a lecture series at this year’s winter semester at the Fachgebiet DE/CO of Prof. Jan Kampshoff, TU Berlin.
Within the lecture series, four basic categories are distinguished within the framework of a dialectical and project-related mediation. In each category, two opposing types are compared and contrasted with each other and explained by means of exemplary architectural reference projects.
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FAKT is invited as guest lecturer for the forthcoming semester at FH Erfurt.
The design studio will research future possibilities of a new “Raumbild” for the artificial lakes north of Erfurt.
Published in Arch+ 242

The BERLIN PRAXIS issue of ARCH+ 242  contains three articles on different aspects of our work. The academic work with students at DIA Dessau is presented in the article URBAN ARCADIA – WERKZEUGE FÜR DIE PERIPHERIE Our practical work is explained by the example of the project #054 HAUS FÜR 1–4 PARTEIEN as well as excerpts from the book BERLIN MAPS  are published, alongside with a text on relevant questions on a possible future of Berlin developping into a green metropolis of the 21st century.

Published in PLAN LIBRE #171
find the article about two current projects in the periphery of Berlin and its own pitfalls in PLAN LIBRE #171.
download the article here

Design-studio WS 2018 at DIA Dessau
Reverse Fordism
Design-studio SS 2018, DIA Dessau

contribution to the exhibition “Artefakte des Entwerfens” at TU Berlin

No Image workshop
An investigation of the para-urban landscapes of Berlin, each student identified his or her individual field of interest of typological objects on a small scale, objects such as hedges, signage etc., and investigated to what extent these constitute a certain kind of city.

Installation Tempio di Minerva, Exhibition at MAXXI Rome, 2017

“Microtopia” – the third studio FAKT semester in Dessau was an in-depth research of ten individual and very diverse plots on the edge of Berlin to explore their economical, legislative and atmospheric limitations and potentials

“Small houses of Berlin” redrawn – in the elective of the summer semester 2017 students were redrawing relevant houses of Berlin’s young history by testing and employing different technical representations

“Law of the jungle”
ten projects from the winter semester 2016

The second studio FAKT semester at DIA Dessau “Law of the jungle” examined ten cases of homogenous yet specific single-family neighborhoods around Berlin and the potential to transform them by inventing or transforming one rule of the Berlin / Brandenburg building code.

Final presentation studio FAKT, “law of the jungle” / student work for the second semester at DIA Dessau

Elective of 2nd semester at DIA Dessau – students analyzed and transferred rules taken from their national background to drawings of new possible rules for a speculative new kind of suburbia

Student work from the first semester of studio FAKT at DIA Dessau. “Urban Arcadia” looked at twelve places of extraordinary landscape around Berlin and developed settlement strategies of density and diversity in coexistence with the existing natural conditions

Elective of 1st semester at DIA Dessau – various settlements of the early 20th century were researched in their current state and redrawn concerning the interaction of built environment and vegetation

Published in Arch+
Find the article in the magazine of ARCH+ 225, released at the Venice Biennale. “Redensifying Berlin’s Backyards” on pages 158 to 163 covers text and graphics on the legal potentials of the inner block structure of Berlin, written and developed together with Prof. Georg Augustin for the chair “Architektonisches Entwerfen” at Uni Kassel

Guest review at TU Graz with Prof. Hans Gangoly.
FAKT regularly gets invited as guest critic. Visiting reviews so far include RWTH Aachen, ETH Zürich, TU Graz, Uni Kassel, DIA Dessau, Aedes Berlin, Beuth Hochschule Berlin and others.