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Opposite Office

Opposite Office

https://www.oppositeoffice.com/

Schäftlarnstr. 10, Munich, Germany
Benedikt Hartl studied architecture at the Technical University Munich, at the School of Architecture and Design in Oslo and at Ardhi University in Dar Es Salaam. He is founder of Opposite Office, which is an award-winning studio that works between reality and fiction. Opposite Office is one of the few politically motivated architectural firms. Benedikt Hartl is often referred to as an activist architect. http://www.globaldesignforum.com/profile/benedikt-hartl

Affordable Palace


Affordable Housing as social challenge for our cities

Affordable Palace


Affordable Housing as social challenge for our cities
Affordable Palace is the transformation of Buckingham Palace into Social Housing.
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  • Systemic changes

Affordable Palace is a metaphor for our housing crisis. The problem of capitalism is that it is growth-based. With the current low interest-rate-policy, living space in cities is becoming a speculative object. But housing is not an investment! Housing are basic rights!

The current housing crisis requires a fundamental rethink of planning. Affordable Palace is a proposal for an ARCHITECTURE OF THE FUTURE, in which humans are in the centre of the design and not capital interests!

Affordable Palace is a manifesto for an ARCHITECTURE OF THE FUTURE:
1. It places the human in the centre of design
2. It discusses the question of private property and public welfare
3. It answer to the question „How do we want to live in future?“ with community
4. It is a contribution to the question of circularity and reduction of fossil resources
5. It is a contribution to a political discussion about wealth and poverty
6. It proposes densification instead of land consumption and sealing.


Affordable Palace


Affordable Housing as social challenge for our cities

Affordable Palace


Affordable Housing as social challenge for our cities
Affordable Palace is the transformation of Buckingham Palace into Social Housing.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Affordable Palace is a metaphor for our housing crisis. The problem of capitalism is that it is growth-based. With the current low interest-rate-policy, living space in cities is becoming a speculative object. But housing is not an investment! Housing are basic rights!

The current housing crisis requires a fundamental rethink of planning. Affordable Palace is a proposal for an ARCHITECTURE OF THE FUTURE, in which humans are in the centre of the design and not capital interests!

Affordable Palace is a manifesto for an ARCHITECTURE OF THE FUTURE:
1. It places the human in the centre of design
2. It discusses the question of private property and public welfare
3. It answer to the question „How do we want to live in future?“ with community
4. It is a contribution to the question of circularity and reduction of fossil resources
5. It is a contribution to a political discussion about wealth and poverty
6. It proposes densification instead of land consumption and sealing.



Idea by

Opposite Office
Opposite Office
Schäftlarnstr. 10
Munich
Germany
Benedikt Hartl studied architecture at the Technical University Munich, at the School of Architecture and Design in Oslo and at Ardhi University in Dar Es Salaam. He is founder of Opposite Office, which is an award-winning studio that works between reality and fiction. Opposite Office is one of the few politically motivated architectural firms. Benedikt Hartl is often referred to as an activist architect. http://www.globaldesignforum.com/profile/benedikt-hartl