Shelter and Vernacular - low cost lab TUM, Collection of Building Materials
21.06. - 31.07.2018 Munich - the artist Markus Heinsdorff and the architect and publicist Christian Schittich have been dealing with both themes - shelter and vernacular - on their journeys to the most diverse cultures with the help of photography for decades. Their common interest - from quite different perspectives - now brings them together for the exhibition by the same name. By means of various categories, mainly structured in relation to the building materials used, they shed light on the theme of "simple building" from two different, complementary perspectives, that of the artist and that of the architect.
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space ship - Buchheim Museum, Bernried, Lake Starnberg [to the project]
As its second station, the object installation space ship will anchor in front of the Buchheim Museum. The seven-meter-long and six-meter-high art object takes up current architectural themes for low-cost building and floating houses for flood areas. It can be viewed on the lake for several months and can be visited by those interested with a rowing boat transfer. As part of a performance, it will be inhabited by Markus Heinsdorff for ten days. In 2016, the space ship was on display in front of the Pinakothek der Moderne in cooperation with the Architekturmuseum of the TU Munich
German-Chinese House - reconstruction
2018, Hangzhou, new museum quarter - After seven years, the German-Chinese House, which was the second German pavilion at the Expo Shanghai in 2010, was reconstructed true to the original in the new museum quarter of the city of Hangzhou (East China) and thus, as exhibition space, became part of the museum complex. Hangzhou is famous for its West Lake, which has already been described by Marco Polo, and its bamboo forests. At the same time, the majority of the bamboo laminates used for facades and floors originally came from production companies in the region.
Spherical shaped construction with 4,6 m diameter, consisting of 30 rods and 30 ropes where no rod touches another. The 2,8 m long rods are held in their position only by 10 mm thick and 3 m long steel ropes. Each rod is fitted with specially developed, rotatable cable fastenings and an welded fasteners for the steel ropes. The ropes are mechanically pre-stretched to their final length but can also be further adjusted. The extraordinary thing about this principle is the separation or connection of solid and flexible materials such as rods and robes and thus the creation of a completely new construction technique. Financed and initiated by "Bürgerstiftung Kunst für Wiesloch e.V."
wertstoff II – mobile portraits and exhibition [to the project]
2017 Twelve portraits of garbage collectors from different nations and their stories - displayed citywide on garbage trucks of AWM from 02. February - 15. April and additionally as exhibition at the entrance hall of Abfallwirtschaftsbetrieb München (AWM) until 30. April. Continuance of the project wertstoff from 2015. A project in collaboration with AWM. Patron: Mayor Dieter Reiter
2017 Technical University Munich, EBB; series of lectures: Neue Werkstoffe - zum Thema Kunst und Recycling, Faculty of Architecture, Chair for Building Construction and Material Science
2017 Technical University Munich, Workshop: Neue Werkstoffe - Thema Additive Manufacturing - Sekundärnutzung und Recycling, Fakultät für Architektur, Chair for Building Construction and Material Science and low cost lab with Prof. Florian Musso, Sophie Reiner and Tobias Kogelnig
2017 Technical University Munich, Auditorium Maximum; series of lectures "Introduction into Business Ethics", Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics and Global Governance; Contribution: Installations and Buildings
2017 Technical University Munich, Vorhölzer Forum; series of lectures – new materials : low cost building, Faculty of Architecture, Chair of Building Construction and Material Science; Contribution: Experimental Art – Low Cost Architecture
2017 Handbuch und Planungshilfe Flüchtlingsbauten – Architektur der Zuflucht: Von der Notunterkunft zum kostengünstigen Wohnungsbau; contrubution: Bauen mit Müll; 2017 I 312 pages ISBN 978-3-86922-532-6; editors: Lore Mühlbauer und Yasser Shretah, publisher: DOM
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2016 Wohnraum für Alle; contribution: Bauen mit Müll 2016 I 116 pages; editor/publisher: Deutscher Werkbund Bayern e.V.
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Rotor [to the project]
2017/16 Development as open source project and test run prototype IV at the Eisbach, Munich; A water wheel (Darrieus Rotor) with a vertical axis and 3 fixed blades in a mobile, small hydropower plant is rotating through the flow of a river like a turbine and generates electricity. Flowing water can therefore be used to temporarily or permanently generate electricity.