Autor: ifau und Jesko Fezer and HEIDE & VON BECKERATH
ifau und Jesko Fezer and HEIDE & VON BECKERATHBECKERATH have formed a collaboration for R50 -cohousing, architecture studios:
HEIDE & VON BECKERATH is based in Berlin. Tim Heide and Verena von Beckerath are concerned with space as a challenge for projects in different fields and scales. The design process leads to an ongoing research involving architecture and society, sustainability and technology. Applying both conceptual and rational thinking, the projects are informed by structural and formal clarity. Their work covers urban design, architectural projects, interior design and conceptual studies. In treating every project in its formal, cultural and intellectual dimensions as a whole, the studio collaborates with other architects and specialists where appropriate. Their work is widely and internationally exhibited and published and has received prestigious awards.
Tim Heide is a co-founder of the Berlin-based firm HEIDE & VON BECKERATH. Tim Heide studied Architecture and Industrial Design at the Technische Universität and Universität der Künste Berlin. He has held teaching positions at Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Potsdam School of Architecture and has lectured intensively throughout Germany and abroad. Tim Heide was Visiting Critic at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Verena von Beckerath is a co-founder of the Berlin-based firm HEIDE & VON BECKERATH. Verena von Beckerath pursued studies in Sociology, Art Theory and Psychology at the Université de Paris Sorbonne and the Universität Hamburg and studied Architecture at the Technische Universität Berlin. She has held teaching positions at Universität der Künste Berlin and Technische Universität Braunschweig. Verena von Beckerath held a fellowship at Villa Massimo in Rome and was Visiting Critic at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
ifau und Jesko Fezer is a Berlin-based working group of architects with a focus on interrelated, interdisciplinary projects in the field of architecture and urban design. Their flexible methodology extends from research projects to installations in the urban realm. All of their work aims to involve contextual processes, difference and diversity to create architecture as a resilient space open for negotiation and appropriation. They are particularly interested in process-oriented strategies and participative design methods.
Together they have realised several projects for arts institutions and are intensely engaged in developing new housing prototypes. ifau und Jesko Fezer participates internationally in competitions, projects and exhibitions. Their works and texts have been published in numerous books and architectural magazines. References include Palais Thinnfeld in Graz, Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory in Utrecht, The Showroom in London, Artists Space and Goethe Institute – Wyoming Building in New York, R50-cohousing.
Christoph Heinemann is a founding member of ifau (institute for applied urbanism, 1998). He studied architecture at RWTH Aachen University of Technology and École d’Architecture de Paris la Villette and worked as a freelance architect in Berlin. He has been teaching urban design as assistant professor at Brandenburg University of Technology, where he conducted design projects, workshops and seminars focussing on process-oriented design strategies and cooperative housing projects.
Susanne Heiß is a founding member of ifau (institute for applied urbanism, 1998) involved in all research and design projects. She studied architecture at RWTH Aachen University of Technology and worked as a freelance architect in Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin. She designed several conversions and projects for schools and preschools in Berlin and has been teaching at Technische Universität Berlin and various other institutions.
Christoph Schmidt is a founding member of ifau (institute for applied urbanism, 1998). He studied architecture at RWTH Aachen University of Technology and the University College of Portsmouth and worked as a freelance architect in Cologne and Berlin. He has taught as assistant professor at Technische Universität Berlin where his research and courses focused on structural design, process-oriented strategies, innovative design methods and participation in architecture.
Jesko Fezer is an architect, designer and author who studied architecture at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern and Universität der Künste Berlin. Besides his work as a co-owner of the thematic bookshop Pro qm, he is also the editor of numerous publications on architecture and design and a cofounder of the research and exhibition design studio Kooperative für Darstellungspolitik. Jesko Fezer is professor for experimental design at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg.