May 1, 2018

Hochschule Luzern: On Bechers

Bernd Schmutz has been invited to join Atelier Ekinci at Hochschule Luzern/Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts  as a guest critic for reviews of the studio’s work on steel structures over the course of this semester. Inspired by the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher the students are researching the formal, tectonic and typological potential of nearby haulage structures in Horw and translate them into proposals for large-scale industrial buildings which reflect both pragmatic beauty and careful proportions with characterful structures in an industrial landscape at the transition  between city and nature.

April 20, 2018

West Hill construction works started

Construction works for the project ‘West Hill’ in Putney/London have started with demolition of the existing buildings to prepare the ground for the following phases. The new building will comprise 8 flats of varying sizes stretching around a central courtyard between the two streets.

January 30, 2018

Guest critic and lecture TU München

Bernd Schmutz has been invited as a guest critic for the final reviews at the chair of Prof. Dietrich Fink at the Technical University in Munich on the topic of “Wohnhochhaus Leipzig”. He will also give a lecture titled “Neoliberty” to show a selection of the practice’s projects in the context of the research and publication carried out on Turin.

December 21, 2017

An Atlas of Commoning

In collaboration with Frank Joachim Wössner, Eva-Maria Stadelmann and Heimann + Schwantes for the graphic design we have won the invited competition launched and curated by ifa- Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen and Arch+ to design the exhibition design for “An Atlas of Commoning”, a display touring worldwide over 10 years to show projects and art as an archive reflecting new relationships between individuals, collective and communities. The first display will open 22nd June 2018 in Berlin.

October 20, 2017

Architekturführer Deutschland 2018

As the only building in Schleswig-Holstein and north of Hamburg the storage in Marxdorf has been published in this year’s guide book for architecture in Germany, ‘Architekturführer Deutschland 2018’ by Yorck Förster, Christina Gräwe and Peter Cachola Schmal at DOM publishers. The countryside garage sits within a richly varied series of large and small, urban and rural buildings, a.o. Bremer Landesbank by Caruso St John Architects.