MONTAGSREIHE is a lecture series at the Department of Architecture at TU München. The series contributes to a public discussion about architecture between professionals, students and friends of architecture. (more)
Due to the pandemic, the lecture cycle Montagsreihe will move from the halls of the TU Munich into digital space.
This also changes the format of the series. On several Monday evenings, starting on November 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm a digital event will take place, thus creating a digital place for international and national discourse, with which the Faculty of Architecture of the TUM will present itself to the "outside world".
You can find the individual link for each Zoom event down below. A registration at Zoom is required. Stay tuned - more events will follow during the semester.
PHILIP CHRISTOU, CANADA
19. JULI 2021 - 19:30 Uhr
Hosts: Jana Wunderlich & Victoria Schweyer, TUM
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Philip Christou is an architect, artist and architectural educator, born in Alberta, Western Canada. He was educated at McGill University, Montreal, before studying Fine Art at the University of Lethbridge and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. Philip then moved to London where he studied at the Architectural Association.
For a number of years, Philip worked alongside Florian Beigel in the Architecture Research Unit (ARU), London Metropolitan University. Since its inception in 1974, the ARU acted as a design laboratory for design-based research, conducting building studies across a variety of scales, and mediums. This practice was seen as a methodology for producing innovative responses to architecture, interiors and urban design. Conceived as a single function, thinking and doing were amalgamated through a synthesis of drawing, making and building. As the ARU, Florian and Philip designed several buildings.
MESA ATELIER, PORTUGAL
28. JUNI 2021 - 19:30 Uhr
Founded in 2018 by Ana Isabel Santos, João Tavares, João Varela and Paulo Dias, Mesa Atelier is the result of intensive research and experiments. It began in academia and developed into several projects that were presented in a wide variety of national and international architecture competitions.
The approach to each project is expressed in the recognition of the territory, its values and the elements that characterize it. This methodology makes it possible to assign unique characteristics of valorization and understanding of the constructed and biophysical elements to each intervention.
Every project is unique. The use of local raw materials, the study of folk architecture building techniques, the conservation of resources and the values present in any building or surrounding landscape are the guide for most of their approaches and interventions.
THE LANDSCAPE STUDIO, KENYA
07. JUNI 2021 - 19:30 Uhr
The Landscape Studio is a small award winning Landscape architecture and design firm based between East Africa and Spain, founded and run by Chloe and Michael Humphreys.
The studio has already created solutions for a diverse portfolio of projects around East Africa and Europe with a focus on being gentle and sensitive within the landscape.
The aim is to achieve a restored balance with design solutions where the spaces in which we interact with our natural environment are mutually beneficial for the ecosystem and the people that inhabit it, and to explore the creation of new paradigms for these spaces, where urban, rural and natural can co-exist in a healthy balance.
Key to achieving these goals are their focus to improve biodiversity and the ecology on their sites and to investigate sustainable and locally sourced hardscape and planting solutions. They both love to explore the use of materials within their projects always fully researching local and culturally significant solutions. As a result, observation of the existing conditions and understanding the context are fundamental to their approach.
Their practice comes with an acute sense of responsibility. They aim to produce fair and sustainable solutions that can stand the intensity of change in our times, whilst providing liveable spaces that can age with beauty and dignity.
BY JUNG, SWITZERLAND
10. MAI 2021 - 19:30 Uhr
by JUNG is an architecture practice led by Jonas Ulmer and Nathan Ghiringhelli, based in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. Since 2016, the studio works on a wide range of projects – from large developments to small houses and renovations. by JUNG proposes an architecture that is both imaginative and functional, conceptual and intuitive. Their focus lies on the design of unique and beautiful spaces. In parallel to their practice, by JUNG taught architecture at the ETH Zürich, the HSLU University in Lucerne and currently at the Accademia d’Architettura in Mendrisio.
TONI GIRONÈS, SPAIN
19. APRIL 2021 - 19:30 Uhr
Toni Gironès Saderra graduated from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Vallès School of Architecture in 1992 and finished his PhD in Architecture in 2016.
Established as an independent professional since 1993, his work has been recognized with important awards, publications and exhibitions internationally.
He has been a lecturer at different professional schools as well as an invited professor at national and international universities. He worked as a design teacher at ETSA Vallès, Head of Architecture Studies at the Reus School of Architecture, professor/coordinator of several design subjects at the Barcelona Institute of Architecture and a visiting professor at the Navarra School of Architecture.