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Niklas Fanelsa

Berlin, Germany
Niklas Fanelsa is an architect and lives in Berlin. He studied architecture at RWTH Aachen University and Tokyo Institute of Technology. He worked for Atelier Bow-Wow and Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu. Previously he taught at the Chair of Housing at RWTH Aachen and worked for Thomas Baecker Bettina Kraus Architekten. In 2016 he starts his own practice working on architecture projects and urban interventions. Together with David Bauer he is collaborating as Atelier Faba.

Housing Europe


Housing Europe


On housing. On how we live together. An idea of Housing Europe.

A spacious, diverse building,
allowing different forms of inhabitation.
Streetwise a common facade,
the back formed by its residents.

Spaces for common activity, 
or just for fixing your bicycle.
In-between spaces for individual occupancy,
or have a chat–if you like to.

The ground floor has shops and cafes, 
the back is occupied by offices and ateliers. 
The roof terrace has views over the city,
used as a garden, or for bbq and drinks.
Residential space, in various forms and sizes, 
with affordable rents–of course.

The architecture is a combination of pattern, 
made of spatial qualities from Europe.
Featuring the Budapest Pawlatsche, the Istanbul Sofa, 
or the Berlin Room–just to mention a few.

Having distinct spaces the architecture offers a framework 
for the everyday activity of its inhabitants.
Being continuously transformed and negotiated by its users,
the European House is not a private matter–
but rather what dwelling means today.


Housing Europe


Housing Europe


On housing. On how we live together. An idea of Housing Europe.

A spacious, diverse building,
allowing different forms of inhabitation.
Streetwise a common facade,
the back formed by its residents.

Spaces for common activity, 
or just for fixing your bicycle.
In-between spaces for individual occupancy,
or have a chat–if you like to.

The ground floor has shops and cafes, 
the back is occupied by offices and ateliers. 
The roof terrace has views over the city,
used as a garden, or for bbq and drinks.
Residential space, in various forms and sizes, 
with affordable rents–of course.

The architecture is a combination of pattern, 
made of spatial qualities from Europe.
Featuring the Budapest Pawlatsche, the Istanbul Sofa, 
or the Berlin Room–just to mention a few.

Having distinct spaces the architecture offers a framework 
for the everyday activity of its inhabitants.
Being continuously transformed and negotiated by its users,
the European House is not a private matter–
but rather what dwelling means today.



Idea by

Niklas Fanelsa
Berlin
Germany
Niklas Fanelsa is an architect and lives in Berlin. He studied architecture at RWTH Aachen University and Tokyo Institute of Technology. He worked for Atelier Bow-Wow and Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu. Previously he taught at the Chair of Housing at RWTH Aachen and worked for Thomas Baecker Bettina Kraus Architekten. In 2016 he starts his own practice working on architecture projects and urban interventions. Together with David Bauer he is collaborating as Atelier Faba.