Wormser Dom's sanctuary interiors

The team Heringer&Rauch follow the big footsteps of famous baroque architect Balthasar Neumann, to design the new interiors for the sanctuary of the St. Peter cathedral in Worms. Here's the new Altar!

Talking about the last week workshop:
- Wormser Zeitung
- Domradio

Teaching appointment at GSD/ Harvard University

Anna Heringer has been appointed Aga Khan Design Critic in Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The topic of her design studio "architecture as a tool to improve lives" will be about the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh. 


I'm proud to be the Honorable President of the FIBRA Award. So: hand in your projects
made of bamboo, straw, cane.... I'm looking forward to see them! For more information: www.fibra-award.org


More than 20% of the total goal already pledged - 45 days to go. Get your Didi Textiles now! www.diditextiles.com

New building for our favorite village Rudrapur in Bangladesh!

Next to the METI School and DESI building there will be soon a new building: A center for people with disabilities including a workshop for tailoring training and fair textile production. The building will be celebrating being special as a sign of embracing human diversity. We want our building to radiate beauty and through this raise awareness, that everyone is different and precious. Not at all forming a box, the mud walls will be dancing like a butterfly.
More info...

The first draft of the project is available here in form of an interactive 3D.

In the Picture: Studio Anna Heringer meets the community and the sponsors, Rudrapur 02/03/2018 - credits: Benjamin Stahli

Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

Studio Anna Heringer will take part again at the main exhibition of the Biennale in Venice curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara and titled FREESPACE.

Both our teams in Laufen (Germany) and Rudrapur (Bangladesh) are working hard to bring this wonderful project to life.

From Saturday May 26th to Sunday November 25th 2018 you will find us at the most beautiful spot of the venue (according to the curators): the Artigliere.

We are looking forward to meet you there!

Happy women`s day all around the world!

To me this day is always an important one. I haven't been a feminist until I became an architect. Not when I was working in Bangladesh I felt treated different or unfair. No, the feeling of inequality started when I got involved in the international architecture scene. There is still a lot to be changed.

It is not just about being more female architects in higher positions. It is also about more female qualities in architecture. More intuition. More empathy and more humanity. More sharing.

It starts with education. All the focus is on analysing, arguing, structuring, grids... but as much as one can train the left side of the brain, also the right, the more intuitive and freely creative hemisphere can be trained. And more emotional communication instead of only fact based arguing. We need to be good in both parts in order to create holistic qualities of architecture and spaces.

Often what matters most in architecture is the outcome. The nice pictures on glossy paper in the magazine. But the process needs same care. How goals are achieved and not just how many. The quality of the process is just as important as the final building or the number of buildings realized.

And yes, I think we need more women in higher positions, if necessary with a quota until it becomes normal. Inequality needs to be realized before thinking patters can change. Whenever I have the opportunity to work together with a female decision maker I realize how easy it feels, when all this gender battles and games are unnecessary. What a waste of energy. What a difference when you don`t have to proof that you are equally qualified.

Why are there so many talented female architects that don't dare to stand on their own feet? I think one of the main reason is because of the fear of balancing family and work life. I can tell by my own experience it is not easy. But possible.

So go straight ahead dear fellow women in architecture, have courage and trust and make the world more beautiful and humane!

'Bengal Stream: The Vibrant Architecture Scene of Bangladesh'

From the 2nd of December 2017 to the 6th of May 2018, the Swiss Architecture Museum S AM is presenting the exhibition 'Bengal Stream: The Vibrant Architecture Scene of Bangladesh', curated by Niklaus Graber, Andreas Ruby and Viviane Ehrensberger.
Produced in cooperation with the Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements, Dhaka

Opening: 01/12/2017, 7 PM

Exhibition Frau Architect and Symposium

Exhibition Frau Architect and Symposium Jeanne d'ARCH im DAM (German Architecture Museum)
Link exhibition...
Link symposium...

LECTURE: Von der Schonheit der Nachhaltigkeit

Am Freitag, 17. November 2017 fand die jahrliche Vollversammlung der Ziviltechnikerkammer fur Oberosterreich und Salzburg in der Wirtschaftskammer Salzburg (WIFI) statt. Neben den Abschlussen und Voranschlagen sowie Berichten uber das Kammergeschehen stand das aktuell in der Politik und den Medien diskutierte Thema Pflichtmitgliedschaft im Fokus der Gesprache. Hohepunkt des offentlichen Teils der diesjahrigen Vollversammlung war das inspirierende Impulsreferat der Architektin Anna Heringer "Von der Schonheit der Nachhaltigkeit". Fur die feierliche Umrahmung des Festaktes sorgte das Ensemble Trio Negro mit beschwingten Klangen.

LECTURE: Architecture as a Catalyst for Development

Anna Heringer appointed Aga Khan Lecturer at the Graduate School of Design.

Online now: Anna`s TED talk

"Anna Heringer's sustainable designs lend breathtaking forms to easily-available local materials while developing the skills and consciousness of their builders. [...] resulting in acclaimed projects like woven bamboo hostels in China and the METI Handmade School in Rudrapur, where, along with local workers and schoolchildren, she created a building that drew on locally abundant materials and fostered modern, sustainable building skills in local craftsmen."

here the full talk

Ways of Life - Experimenta Urbana in Kassel

Die Ausstellung eroffnet am Mittwoch, 5. Juli um 19 Uhr im KulturBahnhof. Bis zum 30. Juli wird sie dort zu sehen sein. Anschliessend - vom 1. August bis zum 17. September - wird sie im Foyer des ASL Gebaudes der Universitat Kassel am Universitatsplatz 9 gezeigt.<p/>

Eroffnung: Mittwoch, 5. Juli, 19:00 Uhr
Ort: Sudflugel KulturBahnhof (Hauptbahnhof), Rainer-Dierichs-Platz 1, 34117 Kassel

Mehr Infos...
Unser Projekt...

The Plan Award - Omicron Living Spaces and Bamboo Hostels

The Omicron Living Spaces (project realized in collaboration with Martin Rauch-Lehm Ton Erde) is one of the winning projects of The Plan Awad 2017. While the Bamboo Hostels has received a honorable mention.

"Die Zukunft ist besser als ihr Ruf" - ab 12. May im Kino

Anna is one of the 6 protagonists in the Austrian documentary movie: "Die Zukunft ist besser als ihr Ruf"

You can meet us at the followings Premiere:

  • So 7.5. 13:30 Uhr - Wien - Filmcasino
  • Do 11.5. 20:00 Uhr - Salzburg - Das Kino
  • Mi 17.5. 20:00 Uhr - Bregenz - Filmforum Bregenz im Metrokino

For more first public presentations check here.


Preliminary design for LD Arena

Studio Anna Heringer together with Martin Rauch (Lehm Ton Erde) is currently designing a new horse stable and an arena for La Donaria (Ronda, Spain) and making use of the beautiful dark red soil of the site.
more info...


Nomination for the ZEIT Wissen Preis: Mut zur Nachhaltigkeit

Anna Heringer ist in der Kategorie HANDELN nominiert.

Redesigning St. Peter's liturgical spaces (Worms) - competition

Studio Anna Heringer together with Martin Rauch (Lehm Ton Erde) attended the competition for redesigning St. Peter in Worms' liturgical spaces. Our proposal and the one from Prof. Thomas Schmitz - visual artist, Aachen - has currently passed the second phase. The run-off between the two projects will be held in the followings weeks.

"Renchant The World" exhibition tour - next: Ile de la Reunion

The Renchant The World exhibition - showing our three bamboo hostels - will soon travel from it's current position in Caen (France), to the next destination in Ile de la Reunion (indian Ocean). Here it will be presented for the 3rd time - Morrocco will probably follows afterward (at the beginning of 2017).

Exhibition: 23 November 2016 - 17 January 2017
Location: TEAT Champ Fleuri, Ile de la Reunion.

Or work shown at the TV program "Capriccio"

On the 27th October 2016 at 22:00 pm, a short documentary about our work was Broadcasted on BR Fernsehen during the TV program Capriccio Here the full video

Autor: Elena Alvarez Lutz
More info about Capriccio
Homepage: www.br.de/capriccio 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/br.capriccio 
Twitter: twitter.com/BR_Capriccio

Austrian State Award for Architecture 2016 - Nomination

Photo: Stefano Mori

The project Omicron Campus, where Studio Anna Heringer and Martin Rauch/Lehm Ton Erde designed a "Hot Spot Area" as well as several other relaxing spaces for the employees within the building of Dietrich Untertrifaller received one of three nominations of the category "industrial building"(04/10/2016).

International Bamboo Architecture Biennale - Opening

Photo: Julien Lanoo

On September 28th-29th 2016 the International Bamboo Architecture Biennale in Baoxi (Longquan, China) has Opened. Shortly before, our three bamboo hostels were finally completed. Here a stunning drone footage showing the whole Biennale site.

We are very grateful to everybody involved in the project: The commune of Baoxi, Mr. Ge, George Kunihiro, Jenny Ji, Mr. Yan - and all the fantastic craftsmen!

Beside the 3 bamboo hostels from Studio Anna Heringer, in the video are also shown projects from other international architecture offices: George Kunihiro (America), Li Xiaodong (China), Yang Xu (China), Simon Velez (Colombia), Mauricio Cardenas Laverde (Italy), Kengo Kuma (Japan), Keisuke Maeda (Japan), Sook hee Chun (Korea), Madhura Prematilleke (Sri Lanka), V O Trong Nghia (Vietnam).

A talk on SCARCITY (Venice Architecture Biennale 2016)

The Meetings on Architecture consist of a thought-provoking programme of events happening throughout the whole period of Biennale Architettura 2016, involving the architects and participants in REPORTING FROM THE FRONT as discussants of the themes and case studies presented at the Exhibition.  Here the full video

Speakers: Pippo Ciorra, Afshin Farzin - Arash Aliabadi (VAVstudio) Anna Heringer / Kunle' Adeyemi (NLE') / Joshua Bolchover (Rural Urban Framework) Teatro alle Tese, Venice, 24 Sept. 2016

TERRA Award ceremony and press conference for the finalists

Studio Anna Heringer invited at TERRA Award ceremony (Centre de congres - Hall d'accueil Terreaux, 50 Quai Charles de Gaulle, 69 006 Lyon). From 2 to 6 pm, lectures will be hold by the finalist: the German architect Anna Heringer, the Austrian contractor Martin Rauch, the Chinese architect Mu Jun, the Sri Lankan architect Milinda Pathiraja...

Meetings on Architecture at the Biennale Architettura 2016

September 24th | SCARCITY
VAVStudio, Anna Heringer, Francis Kere',
Adeyemi Kunle', Rural Urban Framework

Teatro alle Tese, Venice, 3pm

Mud WORKS! 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice

Photo: Stefano Mori

"3 Billion people on this planet live in buildings made of mud. For good reason!" Studio Anna Heringer together with Martin Rauch (Lehm Ton Erde) and Andres Lepik is invited to the Architecture Biennale 2016 "Reporting from the Front"

BauNetz architektur-clip


Exibition Re-enchanting the world

Our work in Baoxi (China) exhibited again at the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, France, from June 4 to November 4, 2016.
more info...

Interview with Anna Heringer in The Guardian

Sustainable Classrooms: Mud Walls, Rainwater and Visits From Lizards

ETH Earthen Summer School 2015

During the Earthen Summer School 2015 two homes for orphans in Mdabulo, Tanzania have successfully been built. A community hall is currently under construction. The buildings were designed during the semester program oft he Studio Heringer Rauch at the ETH. The project is a cooperation of the UNESCO Chair for Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development Heringer Rauch, BLOCK Research Group and the Chair of Integrated Building Systems MSc. 40 students were building together with craftsmen from the community Mdabulo under the site supervision of Karolina and Wayne Switzer. Thanks to everyone who helped making this wonderful project happen!

Think Global, Build Social! - Architecture Engages in Social Change

With Andres Lepik (Museum of Architecture TU Munich), Anna Heringer (Studio Anna Heringer), Adel Fahmy (Modern Sciences and Arts University Cairo)
Moderation: Omar Nagati (CLUSTER)
Monday, 7 September, 19:00
Goethe-Institut, 5 El-Bustan St., Downtown, Cairo

Participants : Reed Kroloff, Alejandro Aravena, Xuemei Bai, Philippe Block, Michael Braungart, John Fernandez, Maarten Gielen, Harry Gugger, Guillaume Habert, Dirk Hebel, Anna Heringer, Mark Jarzombek, Vivian Loftness, Susan Parnell, Shrashtant Patara, Mark Swilling
June 2015
Einsiedeln, Switzerland

Constructions in clay: earth architecture
Mario Botta, Thomas Granier, Anna Heringer, Thierry Joffroy
Saturday, 23.05.2015 9 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

video of the talk

Arch. Anna Heringer, Hon. Prof. UNESCO
Friday, 15.05.2015 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Ballhaus (Stucksaal) Rosenheim / Oberbayern

Urban mutations on the edge, research seminar / Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich

Anna Heringer
04.05.2015 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.ETH Zurich

Ordre des architectes, promotion Anna heringer, Paris

-99 new members took the oath - 27.01.2015
-105 new members took the oath - 02.10.2014
-81 new members took the oath - 21.10.2014
-82 new members took the oath - 13.05.2014

My wishes on World Women's Day

- Please trust us and stop doubting in our capacity. We are just as capable and talented to build a humane habitat as men.

- Please realize and respect that an intuitive and emotional approach is just as needed as a fact based one for a beautiful and humane habitat.

With love and respect to all the great female architect friends around the world

Exhibition at MUDE Museum, Lisbon

Curators:Ayako Kamozawa, Mathias Schwartz-Clauss, Stephen Szczepanek.

Ways to Modernism, MAK, Vienna

Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and their Impact
Wed, 17.12.2014 - Sun, 19.04.2015 MAK Exhibition Hall, Vienna

With Participation of Hans Hollain, Hermann Czech, Lacaton & Vassal, Werner Neuwirt and Anna Heringer.

ARCH Lecture Series at Berkeley

Anna Heringer


Anna Heringer und Martin Rauch appointed to teach a studio for the next 2 years at Zurich, ETH

UNESCO Chair for Earthen Architecture,
Building Cultures and Sustainable Development.

In focus at first Holcim Roundtable.

Launch of the UN Habitat lecture series at the World Urban Forum in Medellin

April 8
UNI Booth at the Exhibition
Formal Launch and presentation of the Global Urban Lecture Series Medellin

Nomination of the Schelling Architecture Awards

Nomination for Schelling Architecture Awards:

The Schelling Architecture Theory Prize will go to Juhani Pallasmaa.

archVision Women in Architecture Award 2014


Workshop in Madrid

read more

BASEhabitat Summerschool

For everyone interested in earthen architecture and bamboo strctures: www.basehabitat.org/workshops


Laufen Manifesto for a Humane Design Culture

With all our expertise, creativity and power, we need to contribute more dynamically and consequentially to the global quest for equality.
We need your support!
Like us on Facebook With special thanks to Stefano and Timur for the great help during the intense work for the manifesto.


Launching the UN-Habitat Hub on Informal Urbanism
Symposium 2013, November 20-23
Location: Sophiensaal, Sophienstr. 6, Munich
Curator: Christian Werthmann

Talk at Vitra Design Museum

Thursday, 19.09.2013 at 6pm, Vitra Design Museum, "Handmade Architecture"


Ethics and Aesthetics - Anna Heringer writes the guest commentary in the German DOMUS 03, September - October issue.

Exhibition "Learning from Vernacular"

10.08.2013 - 29.09.2013 at Vitra Design Museum
Curator: Pierre Frey

Workshop in Domaine de Boisbuchet, France

For everyone who want`s to have a creative holiday in a beautiful place at France:
Join the sommerworkshops in Domaine de Boisbuchet with Centre Pompidou and Vitra (cultural partners).
Anna Heringer: EcoTopia the potential of local materials

Workshop with Aga Khan Planning and Building Service in Mumbai

The Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, India organizes a workshop and a symposium in Mumbai on December 1st and 2nd 2012. Themes of the Workshop will be:
- "Sustainable Development" led by Prof. Jame Wescoat at MIT with planner Ms. Anita Miya from AKPBS,I
- The "Social-Economic-Cultural Influences in Habitat Development", led by Anna Heringer and architect Nuru Karim, the Chairman of AKPBS,I,
- The "Policy and Governance in Habitat Development" led by Aseem Inam with Architect Ms. Surekha Ghogale from AKPBS,I

For more information and application please contact the organizers

Sustaining Identity Symposium III

Thursday 29 November, 10.00 - 17.30 at the V&A in London.


Werkbericht Anna Heringer l Salzburg,
Donnerstag, 22.11.2012 | 20.00 Uhr, Architekturforum Freiburg

Clay and Architecture

Anna Heringer gives a talk at Stuttgart Messe, November 8th, 4:40 pm.

MudWorks is featured in the Financial Times

"Mud World" by Avantika Chilkoti

Lecture in Delft, Symposium Herman Hertzberger 80 years

The future of Architecture: How does the world change, and the meaning of architecture with it? What are the opportunities and challenges for the future? At the request of Herman Hertzberger, architects from home and abroad will give their vision on the future of architecture on 11th October. 

6th International Conference on Building with Earth


Details - Building Simply Two

Authors: Anna Heringer, Christiane Sauer, Christian Schittich, Fabian Scheurer, Ansgar & Benedikt Schulz, Andrea Georgi-Tomas, Martin Zeumer
Christian Schittich (Ed.), June 2012
pdf download

"Machen!" exhibition and lecture at Aedes, Berlin

Exhibition from July 13th - 30th 2012, 
Lecture: Friday, August 3rd, 6 pm at Aedes
Video of Anna Heringer and Martin Rauch`s presentation of the Teaching an Training Center in Marokko (starts in the middle of the video, at 14:30 minutes)
Video of the discussion

`The Common` - conference in Pamplona, Spain

The Conference on YouTube

Mud Hall at Gund Hall, Harvard/GSD

Photo: Iwan Baan
Just in case someone wonders if I managed my year as Loeb Fellow at Harvard without getting my hands dirty: NO.
And Harvard never saw so much dirt before... 50 tons, 150 participants and 10 days.
Watch the project on YouTube, Video by Maggie Janik
Read Inga Saffron`s Blog on the project
Like us on Facebook

Banff Session 2012

Cultural Context, April 27 + 28, 2012


In the Terrain of Water, UPenn

TERRAIN 2 - Symposium at PENNDESIGN: April 9, 2012

Lecture at Harvard`s Graduate School of Design

A Talk with Austrian Artist Martin Rauch and Anna Heringer, Loeb Fellow, moderated by Andres Lepik
Thursday, March 22, Piper Auditorium, 6:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public 

MudWorks at Harvard - A Different Shade of Green

MudWorks, a demonstration project to highlight the environmental benefits of  earth buildings, will begin construction March 17 on the most prominent corner of Harvard`s Graduate school of Design.
MudWorks is organized by the 2012 Loeb Fellows with design support from GSD students. The installation will be supervised by Anna Heringer and Martin Rauch.
Like us on facebook www.facebook.com/MudWorksGSD
more informations on the Blog...

Workshop at Yale University

This two-day course will provide architecture and other design professionals in public interest design with in-depth study on methods of how design can address the critical issues faced by communities.

Lecture with Andres Lepik and Rahul Mehrotra, Mumbai

Small Scale, Big Change - New Architecture Of Social Engagement
When: Thur, 16th Feb 2012, 6:45pm
Where: First Floor, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai, Kalaghoda
"Research Initiatives in Architecture and Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai present this exclusive conversation between Anna Heringer and Andres Lepik, moderated by Rahul Mehrotra."

International Fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects

Anna Heringer has been awarded with the 2012 RIBA International Fellowship together with Atelier Bow-Wow, Carlos Ferrater, Sou Fujimoto, Christian Kerez and Francisco Mangado

Loeb Fellowship, Harvard University

Anna Heringer is selected as Loeb Fellow at Harvard University together with Christopher Calott, Jean Lauer, Andres Lepik, Ian Lockwood, Anne‐Marie Lubenau, Aaron Naparstek, Peter Park, Inga Saffron.

Regional Holcim Awards 2011 Africa Middle East

The Teaching and Training Center for Sustainable Construction from the team Anna Heringer, Martin Rauch, Naegele Waibel Architecs and Salima Naji for the Fondation Alliences has been awarded with the Bronce Award for the region Africa Middle East.

Vortrag und Workshop an der TU Wien

Departement for Spatial and Sustainable Design

Museu de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo

19 Apil - 26 Juni 2011.

Building differently - Exhibition in Brussels

"Anna Heringer - building differently" Architecture Museum La Loge


Lecture, Zentralvereinigung der Architekten, Vienna

"Anna Heringer. Werkvortrag"
26.05.2011 | 19:00
at Bene, Neutorgasse 4-8, Wien

UNESCO/ LOCUS Symposium, Paris

Lecture - "Architecture is a tool to improve lives", Bregenz

Architecture in Progress, Thursday 14. 04.2011, 19.00h


Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2011

Anna Heringer wins the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture.


Lecture at the conference Earth Architecture/ Mud, Stone & Shale

Say`un, Wadi Hadramut/ Republic of Yemen, 
February 28th - March 4th 2011

Bartlett School of Architecture International Lecture Series

6.30pm Wednesday 12th January 2011Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1

Lecture at Harvard University, GSD

Anna Heringer: "On Sustaining Beauty - Local Solutions for Global Challenges"

Website GSD

Lecture at Goethe Institute NY - What is green architecture?

Earth Works - A Global Strategy for Sustainable Architecture
November 11, 2010
Website Goethe-Institut

RIBA - Talk

Tuesday 19th October 2010 Jarvis Hall
Speakers: Nabeel Hamdi Anshu Sharma Anna Heringer
Chair: Angela Brady, RIBA President-Elect

Small Scale - Big Change, MoMA New York

First Prize - UIA competition

Training Centre for Sustainable Development in Marrakech

The jury unanimously recognised the architectural quality of this project, as well as its modernity. Integrated into the local context, it proposes an interpretation of the archetypes of the rural ksars and the urban medersas. The jury was seduced by this humanist project that combines technology, culture and the socio-economic reality of the region. This architectural sculpture plays skillfully, both externally and internally, with the overlapping of volumes and light and shade."
UIA website

Earth Works!

International Summerschool on modern earthen structures and sustainable architecture
BASEhabitat/ Martin Rauch, Anna Heringer

Gmuden, September 1st - 18th
BASEhabitat website

Biennale 2010, Venice

Participation at the Austrian Pavillon "Austria Under Construction"
Participation at the German Pavillon "Sehnsucht"

1:1 - Architects Build Small Spaces Exhibition, V&A Museum, London

An Infinite Vision of Summer
"This project evokes the sights, smells and textures of summer. At the heart of the structure is a meditation chamber. Visitors would enter it barefoot, so feeling the sea of barley grain that floods the room. They might then lie down in the bathtubs and enjoy a view of the suspended upside-down barley fields, swaying gently in an artificial breeze." (15 June - 30 August 2010, V&A Museum London)
V&A website

Exhibition in Villa Noailles, France

Construire ailleurs - Building elswhere
(photo credits Pasi Aalto)
TYIN + Anna Heringer

28 Sept. 2009
Anna Heringer + Martin Rauch (Autriche)

11th International Alvar Aalto Symposium

Edge - Paracentric Architecture


13 May 2009 - 01 Nov. 2009

Quelles architectures pour une ville durable ?

Exhibition - Green Architecture for the Future

29 May -4 October 2009
Lousiana Museum of Modern Art

Lecture at MIT, Boston

History and Practice - Exploring the role of history in contemporary architectural practice
Saturday April 25th, 2009
The intent of this workshop is to bring together scholars and practitioners of architecture to discuss critical approaches to the role of history within contemporary practice. The situation, we suspect, demands a re-assessment of the theoretical relationship between architect and historian and we suggest that a renewed responsibility toward the discipline and society at large is needed. How can we conceptualize this critical practice?

Archiprix International in Montevideo

Group 1 - No Limits! is directed by Anna Heringer.

Lecture at RIBA, London

10th February 2009 More...

Winner of the Emerging Architecture Awards 2008!

The DESI project and HOMEmade family houses in Rudrapur are amongst the three winners of this year's AR Emerging Architecture Awards. 
"Out of the ordinary!" (Paul Finch)

The Emerging Architecture Exhibition is at the Royal Institute of British Architects until Feb 28

DESI inauguration

"Another clay-, straw- and bamboo-made two-storey eye-catching school building was inaugurated
at Rudrapur in Dinajpur yesterday near the similar old building which won the 2007 triennial Aga Khan Award for Best Architecture. (...)" The Daily Star on 18/10/2008. Read more...

World Architecture Community Award

Good news - the concept of the HOMEmade project (family houses) in Rudrapur is spreading and just got rewarded with the Architecture Community Awards 1st Circle!
Congratulation and thanks to all who helped to turn this vision into reality - first of all the client families for their trust in us, the students of BRAC University (Bangladesh) and the students of the Linz University of Art/ project-studio BASEhabitat (Austria) for all passion and efforts they have invested in these projects and of course our partners Dipshikha and Shanti for their great support. 
More: www.worldarchitecture.org

The Darkside Club - Biennale 2008 in Venice

"The Darkside Club, acts as a satellite event to the Biennale, providing a platform to showcase the best of current thinking within a forum of critical debate.

The curators for 2008 3x3x3 are three leading experimental practitioners and master teachers Greg Lynn (USA / UAA Vienna), Patrik Schumacher (UK / AA London) and Gregor Eichinger (Vienna / ETH Zurich). The curators will explore issues aligned to how space and architecture perform in an increasingly sophisticated century, which continues to question the physical limitation of the built environment. 

It is hoped that The Darkside Club will continue to create an international dialogue on emerging experimental practice. Through presentation and visuals presented by young practitioners from around the world the curators will offer their themes for debate, to be moderated by some of the leading critics and debated with a panel of leading architects and journalists and the salon as a whole."

The Darkside Club, Saturday 13th September

Moderator: Paul Finch
Theme: Basic Instincts
Anna Heringer
Lehm Ton Erde - Martin Rauch
Baubotanik - Hannes Schwertfeger, Ferdinand Ludwig, Oliver Storz
More: www.darksideclub.org