2014 // ADIP magazine #4:


Projects for the Giardini in Venice

In spring 2013 ADIP, Bostjan Vuga and Birgit Klauck of the Technische Universität Berlin initiated and conducted an EU-sponsored “Intensive Programme” in cooperation with the Università IUAV di Venezia, Italy; Univerza v Ljubljani, Slovenia and Technische Universität Graz, Austria.

FUTURE CITIES: PLACETAKER Projects for the Giardini in Venice presents the outcome of the first Working Weeks event. FUTURE CITIES is an architectural design research project that responds to the needs of cities in crisis and cities suffering from stagnation or decline. In 2013 the Biennale in Venice, its organization as well as its spatial representation, was chosen for further speculations on the future of Venice. Volume 4 of the ADIP Magazine documents architectural and urban interventions that modify the character of the Biennale to transform its relationship to Venice.

Editors of this edition: Boštjan Vuga, Birgit Klauck, Monika Berstis, Uta Gelbke, Jan Grüneberg, Jasper Ugrinsky.

Contributors include Prof Enrico Anguillari, Uta Gelbke, Prof Tadej Glažar, Birgit Klauck, Ana Krec, Prof Roger Riewe, Prof Jurij Sadar, Prof Luka Skansi, and Prof Boštjan Vuga.

ADIP Magazine Volume N° 4 is part of the AADR Art Architecture Design Research program.

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ADIP Magazine Future Cities: Placetaker – Projects for the Giardini of Venice

Eds.: Boštjan Vuga, Birgit Klauck, et al 
ISBN 978-3-88778-409-6
120 pages, 21 x 28 cm,
English language

2013 // ADIP magazine #3.3: PLACEMAKER

PLACEMAKER is the third in a series of four PLACE studios conducted at ADIP the Architecture Design Innovation Program at the TU Berlin. PLACEMAKER investigats non-places – places of transience that do not hold enough significance to be regarded as places. An architectural object that is placed into a non-place environment must have the ability to create a field of transition and subsequently become an actual destination. Its architectural design and its hybrid-public as well as internal program must become an attraction in
order for the original non-place to become a new place. The non-place environment of investigation for this studio was Berlin’s intercity highway – the A100 Stadtautobahn. Four sites were selected based on the diversity of their context and the evident discontinuation of the city fabric inflicted by the highway.

Contributors include Andreas Ruby, Jörg Leeser and Prof Boštjan Vuga.



PLACEMAKER – Autobahn Inhabited Bridges
on the Berlin Stadtring A100

(Ed.: Boštjan Vuga)

ISBN 978-3-7983-2646-0
82 pages
English language

2012 // ADIP magazine #3.1: PLACEHOLDERS

ADIP, the chair for Architecture Design and Innovation, is a laboratory for new ideas and changing input, run by guest professors at the Institute for Architecture at the Technische Universität Berlin. In 2011, ADIP welcomed Bostjan Vuga, founding partner of the architectural office SADAR+VUGA in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

PLACEHOLDERS are forecasters of the future object at the select location. They are areas for socializing, games, new experiences and showrooms for main public activities in the future object. Placeholders encourage cooperation and interaction between their visitors and users. 13 future construction sites are chosen, 13 urban spots in Berlin where a new construction is not only planned, but already defined with an architectural project. It is shown how a design of 13 pavilions influences the way we see ourselves and how we interact with others today.

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PLACEHOLDERS – 13 pavilions on 13 future construction sites in Berlin
(Ed.: Boštjan Vuga)

ISBN 978-3-7983-2442-8
56 pages
English language

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2010 // Urbanity: Twenty Years Later, Projects for Central European Capitals

In the first publication of the URBANITY project readers can see thoughts of upcoming architects about the city and it’s potential. Urbanity Twenty Years Later is a long term regional research projct which is rediscovering Central European urban values and aiming to find answers for the future of our cities as such.

In the book, readers will find out why guest critic Elia Zenghelis pointed out that “Urbanity Twenty Years Later is going beyond official education where political awareness is treated like a hot potato”.
Research partners were Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Berlin Institute of Tehnology, Czech Technical University in Prague, Technical University of Budapest, University of Ljubljana and Warsaw University of Technology.

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Urbanity: Twenty Years Later, Projects for Central European Capitals
Published by: Centre for Central European Architecture, Prague, 2010
ISBN 978-80-254-8170-7
233 pages

English language

With articles by Thomas Arnold and Birgit Klauck, an interview with TU professor Johannes Cramer and the works of the ADIP students.

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2010 // ADIP magazine #1: Rethinking Berlin

ADIP, the chair for Architecture Design and Innovation, is a laboratory for new ideas and changing input, run by guest professors at the Institute for Architecture at the Technische Universität Berlin. In 2007, ADIP welcomed Jean-Philippe Vassal, founding partner of the architectural office Lacaton & Vassal in Paris, France.
RETHINKING BERLIN is the first issue of the ADIP MAGAZINE series and a retrospective of Jean-Phlippe Vassal‘s two years‘ guest professorship. Under his guidance ADIP dedicated itself to research and design topics in Berlin, to the understanding and description of varying facets of life in the city, and to the exploration of potential future urban and architectural developments. RETHINKING BERLIN presents a relevant selection of the ideas, investigations, and conclusions of the entire staff, external practitioners, theorists, and critics, as well as selected works by students who have begun their personal investigations and developed various future scenarios for Berlin.

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Volume N° 1
Rethinking Berlin (Eds.: Jean-Philippe Vassal, Daniela Konrad)
ISBN 978-3-7983-2214-11
28 pages
English language

Available for purchase at:
Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin
Fasanenstr. 88 (im VOLKSWAGEN-Haus)
D-10623 Berlin



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2008 // Interrogating POP in Architecture

Though always rare and exciting, the occasional iridescently vibrant proposal is well established as a component of today’s architectural and building practice. More recently, however, the frequency of this phenomenon has grown exponentially, and today, we increasingly note the construction of ever more radical architectural icons, changing both our physical and cultural landscapes. Furthermore, these icons have themselves directly become denizens of the media and attractions to the wider public. As a result, more and more architects are aspiring to and even becoming admired as POP stars in their own right.
INTERROGATING POP IN ARCHITECTURE explores the cultural phenomenon of POP with an eye towards understanding its relevance in the world of contemporary architecture. It is an open inquiry which seeks to frame the term “POP architecture,” through concretely exploring the possibilities and risks of POP phenomena as they are translated into architecture. It traces the contributions and discussions of a hybrid group of students, teachers, and invited guests from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and psychology, all of whom worked together at the TU Berlin, commonly engaged in a journey to decipher the relationship between POP and architecture.

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Preview: The Garden of Earthly Delights (PDF) 

Interrogating POP in Architecture (Ed.: Daniela Konrad)
ISBN 978 3 8030 0694 3
170 pages
English language