Press Review

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A home for the future - climate-friendly building and living
Prof. Dirk Hebel talks about biological building materials.
SWR 1, Wonder globe - the climate podcast - 29.10.2021 - 27 min.

Bauwerk Black Forest takes stock
Tiny Houses Durlach are presented., 03.08.2021

New ideas for old kiosk
After cooperation of the Bühler Department of Urban Development with the KIT Department of Architecture, students develop ideas for an aged sales kiosk in a competition.
Badische Neueste Nachrichten, 27.07.2021

First Tiny House at the Camping Site in Karlsruhe-Durlach.
SWR, 27 May 2021

Living in the smallest space:
Holidays in the Tiny House at the campsite in Karlsruhe-Durlach

Badische Neueste Nachrichten, 27 May 2021

Conservation, construction and deconstruction
Among others, students of the Department of Architecture of KIT Karlsruhe participate in the 17th Architecture Biennale in Venice., 25.05.2021

Cosy light in the old slaughterhouse
The Badische Neueste Nachrichten report about the master thesis of graduate Laura Berndt,
BNN, 25 May 2021

Weeds - new insulation materials
Contribution in the BR-Mediathek with Prof. Dirk E. Hebel. (4 min.), 10.05.2021

Courage for a new design
Prof. Christian Inderbitzin calls for courage and social mixing in Esslingen's city quarter.
Esslingen Newspaper, 08.05.2021

Houses made of mushrooms
This is the fascinating building material of the future according to Prof. Dirk E. Hebel., 28.04.2021

Simply radical thinking
Students of the KIT Landscape Architecture professorship have dealt with sustainable mobility and other promising topics. Presentation of the students Nils Striby/ Hannah Sartorius., 27.04.2021

Award and appreciation
Holger Jacob-Friesen receives the honorary professorship for art history and is honored for his research.
The Badische Woche, 24.04.2021

For customers the kiosk is also a piece of home
In the debate about the Karlsruhe sales pavilions, Prof. Markus Neppl (Chair of Urban Neighborhood Planning) contributes his opinion.
BNN, 22.04.2021

Sketchbook Methodology
BauNetz informs about the lecture series of the Skizzenwerk in summer 2021., 21.04.2021

Innovative ideas on timber construction and architecture
Invitation to lecture in the online seminar "Circular wood building design and architecture" of the Hochschule für Architektur Saar (HTW Saar) was received by Prof. Dirk E. Hebel, among others.
Holz Zentralblatt, 20.04.2021

Utopias that need courage
Susanne Gerstberger reports in an interview on how master's students are making Herzogenaurach car-free., 19.04.2021

Kramer's mill
Prof. Renzo Vallebuona wins the competition to redesign the popular mill in St. Leon-Rot by respecting its historic charm., 17.04.2021

A question of persuasion?
Learning about architecture and communication is elementary in the study of architecture, explains Prof. Riklef Rambow in conversation.
DBZ, 13.04.2021

Katta enclosure at Karlsruhe Zoo
Students of the student council win student competition for the new enclosure for calico monkeys at Karlsruhe Zoo. Prof. Dirk E. Hebel supervised from the KIT side., 06.04.2021

A fresh look at Rastatt village life
Within the seminar "Village Scan" led by Prof. Markus Neppl (Stadtquartiersplanung) and Jeff Mirkes, students of the department examined the urban structures of the villages of Rastatt more closely under self-imposed optical focal points.
Badisches Tagblatt, 31.03.2021

More than a place of learning
Following a modular system, an interdisciplinary research project at the Institute of Design and Building Technology is developing a holistic concept for Karlsruhe schools.
Pforzheimer Kurier, 02.03.2021

Building materials of the future
Prof. Dirk Hebel presents his research on fungi as a building material in the Arte program Xenius. (From 1:20 min.), 02.03.2021

Camping in Karlsruhe
"Tiny Houses Stegreif" by Prof. Wappner goes into realization.
BNN, 07.02.2021

Construction projects from Bensheim to Abu Dhabi
Professor Matthias Pfeifer has realized numerous well-known building projects with his engineering office for structural design.
Mannheimer Morgen, 17.12.2020

Golden Gate" becomes "Am Entenfang
Prof. Markus Neppl is designing the area in the west of Karlsruhe with his Cologne architectural office.
Badische Neueste Nachrichten, 26.11.2020

New edition of thoughts about the future
Professor Georg Vrachliotis comments in review on the subject of cybernetics., 28.11.2020

Of argument culture in digital space and intelligent design
A contribution by Professor Dirk Hebel of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT (Department of Design and Sustainable Construction) has been dealing with the relevant topic of urban mining and recycling for many years.
Baumeister, 23.11.2020

Everything but concrete
Prof. Dirk Hebel shows a possible way of dealing with future building materials.
Welt am Sonntag, 22.11.2020

Pressure on the housing market remains high
The districts of Karlsruhe and Rastatt recently experienced a slight increase in population. Prof. Markus Neppl comments.
Badische Neueste Nachrichten, 12.11.2020

Architecture Prize
In the Urban Mining competition, some students of the Department of Architecture under the design direction of Prof. Dirk Hebel won (first) prizes and recognitions.
Wuppertaler Rundschau, 10.11.2020

Future utopias at Raumwelten
Prof. Dirk Hebel (Chair of Design and Sustainable Building) talks about the importance of urban mining and recycling in an urban context.
Baumeister, 09.11.2020

The Karlsruhe Architecture Lectures
The architecture lectures of the Department of Architecture at KIT are fittingly online at these times. They are sponsored by the Wüstenrot Foundation and Sto Foundation.
Architekturblatt, 02.11.2020

A Tiny House for the Durlach campsite
As part of the "Tiny Timber Tourism" competition, KIT students from the Department of Architecture are planning small wooden houses. The winning design is promising.
Badische Neueste Nachrichten Karlsruhe, 30.10.2020

The problem with the single-family house
Prof. Markus Neppl (Chair of Urban Neighborhood Planning) comments.
newsonline, 21.10.2020

Large new building area picks up speed
In Neuenburg a.R., KIT architecture students took on the task of developing ideas for the new "Mittlere Rieße" construction area as part of a seminar project between April and July 2020.
Badische Zeitung Markgräflerland, 07.10.2020

Recycling of a concrete block
In his master thesis, former KIT architecture student Wenzel Meyer deals with a paradigm shift in existing buildings.
Darmstädter Echo, 01.10.2020

Discussion about Digitalization
Georg Vrachliotis comments in a dialogue., 23.09.2020

Building with Rubble
In an upcycling project, KIT students of the Department of Architecture recycle old pipes into steel girders in a pavilion at the BUGA Heilbronn 2019.
3sat Online, 15.09.2020

How empty churches reinvent themselves
A former church in Göttingen is being transformed into a cinema while preserving its original character, according to urban planner and architect Kerstin Gothe.
epd Landesdienste, 02.09.2020

Open, Delicate, Simple
The high-rise buildings for the Bundesbank campus are to be built according to a design by Morger Partner.
Bauwelt, 27.08.2020

Material of the city, der architekt 04/2020

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The current issue of the magazine "der Architekt", published by the Association of German Architects, explores the question of what it means to re-use and re-purpose materials from buildings for new architecture. In addition to the material dimension of recycling and upcycling, the issue examines the symbolic character inherent in every material and building element.

Two professors of the department have also contributed:

Prof. Dirk E. Hebel (Chair of Sustainable Building) explains in his article "Ungeheure Möglichkeiten - Die Stadt als Rohstofflager" (Tremendous possibilities - the city as a raw material store) the enormous potential of reusing building materials, using the example of the Mehrwert.Pavillons at the Federal Horticultural Show Heilbronn.

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In his contribution to the discussion "New Routine, New Aesthetics",Prof. Dr. Riklef Rambow (Chair of Architectural Communication) predicts that the rethinking of existing buildings can only succeed by turning away from traditional approaches.

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