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David Bauer

Zietenstraße , Berlin, Germany
David Bauer is an architect in Berlin. He studied architecture at the Bauhaus-University and Waseda University and is co-founder of the Journal „Horizonte - Zeitschrift für Architekturdiskurs“. David cherishes connections and exchange with colleges on a multinational basis and has been participating in different projects, competitions and academies such as San Rocco SS, Still City Tokyo and the Housing Systems Academy at HKW Berlin. He is collaborating with Niklas Fanelsa as „Atelier Faba“.

Speaking of…


the invisible, the hidden and the slumbering

Speaking of…


the invisible, the hidden and the slumbering
The 100.000 years from now architecture will be the key mediator of the radioactive.

…but what is the current language, what are signs and codes architecture uses today, in order to express the in imperceivable, the hidden, the slumbering? After a short period of overexcitement about the peaceful use of „clean“ nuclear energy that went along an expressive visualization of its invisible powers (peaking in the Atomium in Brussels), just 50 years thereafter the complete opposite forces are at work, trying to disguise and hide the trace of nuclear activity. Bridging the gap between an unbearable anxiety and blunt ignorance - in order to find rich and exuberant language to discuss this problem consciously - will be an important mission for hundreds of future generations. Since the messages have to span over a mythical length of time, they can only be kept intact by an continuous repetition of negotiating of what is known to us now. In this matter the future is only an extension of today. Hence: what is current architecture as reference system able to say? And what not?

Speaking of…


the invisible, the hidden and the slumbering

Speaking of…


the invisible, the hidden and the slumbering
The 100.000 years from now architecture will be the key mediator of the radioactive.

…but what is the current language, what are signs and codes architecture uses today, in order to express the in imperceivable, the hidden, the slumbering? After a short period of overexcitement about the peaceful use of „clean“ nuclear energy that went along an expressive visualization of its invisible powers (peaking in the Atomium in Brussels), just 50 years thereafter the complete opposite forces are at work, trying to disguise and hide the trace of nuclear activity. Bridging the gap between an unbearable anxiety and blunt ignorance - in order to find rich and exuberant language to discuss this problem consciously - will be an important mission for hundreds of future generations. Since the messages have to span over a mythical length of time, they can only be kept intact by an continuous repetition of negotiating of what is known to us now. In this matter the future is only an extension of today. Hence: what is current architecture as reference system able to say? And what not?


Idea by

David Bauer
Zietenstraße
Berlin
Germany
David Bauer is an architect in Berlin. He studied architecture at the Bauhaus-University and Waseda University and is co-founder of the Journal „Horizonte - Zeitschrift für Architekturdiskurs“. David cherishes connections and exchange with colleges on a multinational basis and has been participating in different projects, competitions and academies such as San Rocco SS, Still City Tokyo and the Housing Systems Academy at HKW Berlin. He is collaborating with Niklas Fanelsa as „Atelier Faba“.