sightseeing and other adventures in running shoes


Research and others

Visualisation Class (1st year)

Our curriculum at BTU includes several visualisation classes. We have startet to draw by hand, yet we got around very fast and ended up drawing digitally. However, I still enjoy sketching especially when getting started on project.

The task of this particular class was to build 3D model with Rhinoceros of an imaginary roman house in Pompeji –  the only rule was, it should look plausible. Then, render one perfect shot. It took us some time, especially when we were trying to fire up the rendering back then. It took us forever and cost us great amount of patience. Anyway, we were working in a team of three and had plenty of fun as well. Thank you Sophie and Mathaeus!


Spring School Siwa 2013


theoretical and practical design of an art studio


Siwa oasis, Egypt


studies of vernacular architecture and traditional building techniques

students of TU Stuttagt, Ain-Shams-University Cairo, ENAU Tunis

Analyse the unique construction methods in Siwa and problems of building with karsheef (raw blocks of crystalysed salty mud). To prevent the decay of structures caused by capilar water rising up, propose to build a ventilated layer over foundations to let the water evaporate before it reaches the walls. Finally, present different roof constructions to reach longer spans using palmtree wood.

Design a studio based on contrast of shapes – an optimised outer shell in cubic form compared to soft, organic curves inside, which represent the artist´s free spirit.


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