In our consultancy work, the focus is on creating successful projects through integrating the context of each individual task.
But we are also aware of the impact of a collective context of social and global change, influencing architectural projects in a subtler way.
The ongoing urbanization and population growth, the relevancy of communication technology and the imperative to create a balance between global context and local identity all change the context and framework of architectural practice.
Although these changes would require significant changes in architectural practice, the procedures in planning processes have not been transformed by much throughout the last decades.
To the contrary, architectural planning remains a rather traditional linear process, neither acknowledging the social responsibility of built structures nor the need for a systemic, connected approach towards architectural planning in the urban age.
We passionately believe in the social significance of the built environment for modern societies. Therefore, we want to create awareness for the relevancy architectural spaces as well as for the way it is conceptualized. By this we want to contribute to transform the traditional ways of thinking in architecture.
With CONTEXT. ARCHITECTURE. we have created a knowledge base, aimed at transforming the traditional understanding of Architectural Planning and challenging the Status Quo.
CONTEXT. ARCHITECTURE offers workshops and lectures where pragmatic methods from our wide project expertise as well as our academic research in architectural sociology will be shared. Through joint discussion the current issues of contemporary planning practice can be engaged and new ideas will be explored.
Published in „Raumkonzepte in der Theologie: Interdisziplinäre und interkulturelle Zugänge“ Grünewald Verlag
The book explores the ongoing transformation of modern societies and its impact on the future role and responsibility of architecture.
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