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IMKE WOELK, Dr. Ing. architect

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Flatowallee 16/854, Berlin, Germany
IMKE WOELK worked with Massimiliano Fuksas and Will Alsop after her studies in Braunschweig and Venice. 1997 she founded an office that combines architecture and art, planning practice and research. She taught and researched for institutions in Germany, Denmark, Italy and Korea. In 2003 she held the scholarship at the German Academy Rome, 2010 she received her doctorate at the TU Berlin, and was appointed 2016 to the Berlin Senate’s Advisory Board for Art in architecture and urban planning.

HUMAN HABITAT, Prototype R + K, Amposta, Spain


Formation of an agricultural-urban habitat by reinterpretation of familiar local structures

HUMAN HABITAT, Prototype R + K, Amposta, Spain


Formation of an agricultural-urban habitat by reinterpretation of familiar local structures
Residential area as interposition in existing rice fields, developed as a transitory growth model.
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  • Systemic changes

The historic field pattern becomes the foundation for urban planning. The role of the design is intended to be more a method than a permanent form. The outcome is an economical and extremely flexible structure that is open to future developments. Nature and architecture are given equal weight, are mutually complementary.
The 2 housing prototypes of one or two storeys are simple steel-wood structures which allow prefabrication and reduce construction time. None of the models have predetermined front or rear sides. Within each unit, the living space can be freely assigned due to the utilization of neutral volumes. The idea of the individual building as an object of aestheticized architecture retreats into the background, yielding priority to the concept of the tool.
The diversity of clients, financial arrangements and forms of ownerships prevent the formation of aesthetic and social monostructures, contributing to the long-term sustainability of the new district.


Planning territory, distribution of the housing prototypes and communal facilities

Prototype K: inwardly orientated courtyard house - Prototype R: no determined front or back side, no fixed spatial allocations

Prototype R: the building retains the appearance of the shell construction

Prototype K: distribution of residential functions in separate houses

Prototype K: Integration in the existing landscape

HUMAN HABITAT, Prototype R + K, Amposta, Spain


Formation of an agricultural-urban habitat by reinterpretation of familiar local structures

HUMAN HABITAT, Prototype R + K, Amposta, Spain


Formation of an agricultural-urban habitat by reinterpretation of familiar local structures
Residential area as interposition in existing rice fields, developed as a transitory growth model.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

The historic field pattern becomes the foundation for urban planning. The role of the design is intended to be more a method than a permanent form. The outcome is an economical and extremely flexible structure that is open to future developments. Nature and architecture are given equal weight, are mutually complementary.
The 2 housing prototypes of one or two storeys are simple steel-wood structures which allow prefabrication and reduce construction time. None of the models have predetermined front or rear sides. Within each unit, the living space can be freely assigned due to the utilization of neutral volumes. The idea of the individual building as an object of aestheticized architecture retreats into the background, yielding priority to the concept of the tool.
The diversity of clients, financial arrangements and forms of ownerships prevent the formation of aesthetic and social monostructures, contributing to the long-term sustainability of the new district.


Planning territory, distribution of the housing prototypes and communal facilities

Prototype K: inwardly orientated courtyard house - Prototype R: no determined front or back side, no fixed spatial allocations

Prototype R: the building retains the appearance of the shell construction

Prototype K: distribution of residential functions in separate houses

Prototype K: Integration in the existing landscape


Idea by

IMKE WOELK, Dr. Ing. architect
Flatowallee 16/854
Berlin
Germany
IMKE WOELK worked with Massimiliano Fuksas and Will Alsop after her studies in Braunschweig and Venice. 1997 she founded an office that combines architecture and art, planning practice and research. She taught and researched for institutions in Germany, Denmark, Italy and Korea. In 2003 she held the scholarship at the German Academy Rome, 2010 she received her doctorate at the TU Berlin, and was appointed 2016 to the Berlin Senate’s Advisory Board for Art in architecture and urban planning.