space ship - Buchheim Museum
29.07.2018 until 06.10.2018 - Bernried, Germany, Lake Starnberg - As its second station, the object installation space ship will anchor in front of the Buchheim Museum. The 7 meter long and 5,6 meter high art object takes up current architectural themes for low-cost building and floating houses for flood areas. As part of a performance, it will be inhabited by Markus Heinsdorff during some days in August - for dates see flyer and Buchheim Museum - and can be visited by those interested with a boat transfer. In 2016, the space ship was on display in front of the Pinakothek der Moderne for six weeks in cooperation with the Architekturmuseum of the Technical University of Munich.
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Shelter and Vernacular - Technical University of Munich
extended until 31.08.2018, Munich, Germany - 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. Photographs by Markus Heinsdorff and Christian Schittich - Chair of Building Construction and Material Sciences, Faculty of Architecture, low cost lab TUM, Baustoffsammlung.
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German-Chinese House - reconstruction [to the project]
2018, Hangzhou, China, 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 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.
tensegrity sphere [to the project]
2018, Wiesloch, Germany - 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. 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." The technical principle of bar-rope construction called "Tensegrity" originates from the American designer, visionary and philosopher Buckminster Fuller (1895 -1983), who is still considered one of the most important developers of geodesic domes.
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wertstoff II – mobile portraits and exhibition [to the project]
2017, Munich - 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 Publishers
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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]
Continuous development of four prototypes since 2011, launch as open source project, test run of prototype IV at the Eisbach, Munich 2016/17; 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.