Our tour started in Munich’s city centre, interviewing Axel Meise on how he went about shaping “a new culture of light”. Heading west of the city to Neuhausen, Professor Markus Allmann spoke to Oliver Herwig about the quality of a dialectical approach. Up near the River Rhine, Frank Wagner talked to Dr Marc Brunner and Steffen Kehrle about the nate collection. Sigurd Larsen and Georg von Hausen outlined their inspiring philosophy of sustainable products, as designers of the first piece of furniture that comes to mind when talking about living spaces: sofas. Sophie Dries delves into the challenges of designing those private spaces.
Former startup founder Frederik Fischer aims to reinterpret rural living with a new community mindset and has developed the KoDorf (co-village) concept. With Markus Bader, architect, professor at Berlin University of the Arts and co-founder of raumlabor in Berlin, and read about his excitement of the unexpected – be it in the form of people, events or experiences. From Berlin to the Italian Alps, we met up with Tobias Luthe at MonViso Institute – a real-world lab for trialling sustainable living spaces.
The changes wrought in our living environment by the advance of digital technologies are a long-standing preoccupation of London-based architect and UX designer Keiichi Matsuda, who examines what they means for our daily routines and how fiction can enhance our understanding of our possible futures. Karianne Fogelberg held a transatlantic Zoom interview with Rania Ghosn and El Hadi, and Kimberly Bradley portrayed Lisbon-dwelling curator and architect Mariana Pestana.