DESIGN LAB

is an interdisciplinary platform where architects, urbanists, landscape architects, designers and artists collaborate with soft- and hardware engineers in the development of projects for combined physical and digital, urban, architectural, design, and media spaces.

PROJECTS

Smart & the City

From Smart City to Smart Citizen: mapping the Smart City, empowering the Smart Citizen.

Poly Garden City

Poly Garden City is a participative climate adaptation project for the city of Athens – and a strategy for participative climate adaptation for cities in semi-arid climates.

INbetweenSTITUTE

INbetweenSTITUTE is a strategy for strengthening the Beijing art district 798 as a resilient creative cluster and as China’s Creative Lab.

Humboldt Volcano

A vertical jungle in a greenhouse pavilion clings to the Berlin Humboldt Forum. A trail leads from the underground to the roof of the Humboldt Forum, opening up stacked gardens and pop-up restaurants dedicated respectively to world flora and world cuisines.

Deep Space

How to transform and re-signify Valle de los Caídos (“Valley of the Fallen”), the Francoist monument in the Sierra de Guadarrama close to Madrid?
Valle de los Caídos with its 152-meter-tall cross visible from more than 30 kilometers away and its “basilica”, a 263-meter long crypt with a 52-meter high vault cut out of the granite mountain rock, is one of the world’s most controversial monuments. “Deep Space: Re-signifying Valle de los Caídos” was initiated and conceptualized in February 2018 by Hybrid Space Lab as an element of the long-term “Deep Space” exploration and intervention program.

DMZpace

Negative Space The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the North and the Republic of Korea (ROK) in the South is a 250 km long, 4 km wide military demarcation stretching from the Sea of Japan to the Yellow Sea. After the Korean War (1950-1953) was suspended with an [...]

BioBubble

BioBibble is a sustainable urbanism project for the city of Beijing.

Fabric

The documentary Fabric presents the history of the building complex that houses today the Athens School of Fine Arts, one the main venues of documenta 14 in Athens. It also narrates a family history that spans more than over 100 years and starting in Cappadocia in Central Anatolia, continues via Beirut and Istanbul (Constantinople) arriving in Athens in the 1920ies.

Fabric is realized on occasion of documenta 14 in Athens in dialogue with the documenta 14 curator Monika Szewczyk.

GRÜNMANIA

GRÜNMANIA decorates the front of the pavilion, transcoding and transcoding the GERMANIA characters. The small “shifts” bring about a transformation of meaning and open up a wide range of ideas: the pavilion is no longer just Germany’s shop window, but a container in which the joint global challenges can be tackled together.

 

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