Verena von Beckerath and Tim Heide: The Private, The Collective, and The City
Department of Architecture Spring 2014 Lecture Series
Heide & von Beckerath is based in Berlin. Tim Heide and Verena von Beckerath are concerned with space as a challenge for projects in different fields and scales. The design process leads to an ongoing research involving architecture and society, sustainability, and technology. Applying both conceptual and rational thinking, projects are informed by structural and formal clarity. Their work covers urban design, architectural projects, interior design, and conceptual studies. In treating every project in its formal, cultural, and intellectual dimensions as a whole, the studio collaborates with other architects and specialists where appropriate. Their work is widely and internationally exhibited and published and has received prestigious awards.
Heide, born in Hamburg and currently living in Berlin, studied industrial design and architecture at Universität der Künste Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin, where he graduated in 1988. He has lectured at Berlin University of Applied Sciences as well as Potsdam School of Architecture and has been a visiting professor at Technische Universität Berlin in the field of design and construction for many years. Studio work, writings, lectures, workshops and visiting critics.
Von Beckerath, born in Hamburg and currently living in Berlin, studied cultural studies at Université de Paris Sorbonne and Universität Hamburg and architecture at Technische Universität Berlin, where she graduated in 1990. She has held teaching positions at Technische Universität Berlin, Universität der Künste Berlin, Hochschule Anhalt Dessau, and has been a visiting professor at Technische Universität Braunschweig. In 2013 she held a fellowship at Villa Massimo, Rome.
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