Our society is increasingly built on the consumption and commodification of resources, goods and knowledge to the detriment of our planet and wellbeing. This semester in our search for a “post-fossil” architecture, we will be reflecting on how we built and survived in simpler times…
© Natural Building Lab
In the 60s archaeological excavations uncovered the remains of a middle age settlement, on the site of what is now the Museumsdorf Düppel in Zehlendorf. Since then the open-air museum has allowed visitors to experience a way of life based on handcraft and an existence in harmony with nature. Today Düppeln is looking to position itself as a place of education and participation. With the help of a new building constructed in a performative participatory process, the museum will aim to convey visitors with an understanding for ecological natural building materials, crafts and techniques – especially using the materials earth and timber.
The Studio will be run in collaboration with the Fördererkreis des Museumsdorfes Düppel e.V. with a PIV offered by FG DE/CO & Konstruktive Vertiefung by TEK.