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Laura Maasry, Architect

http://www.lauramaasry.com

, Germany
Laura Maasry, born 1986 in Washington D.C., is educated in both the Liberal Arts and in Architecture. She received a Bachelor of Arts UU, Netherlands, and a Bachelor and Master’s in Architecture at TU Delft. Since 2014, Laura has worked in architecture practices in Berlin as well as her own projects and furniture label. Currently she is lead architect for interior design and revaluation at the HTW institute Berlin, a historic monument and public interior, at Andreas Gehrke BDA.

Call for ideas 2020

The Ideal 21st Century City


Cultivating an Art of Agro-Urban Life

The Ideal 21st Century City


Cultivating an Art of Agro-Urban Life
Depicting a building culture that cultivates beauty in self-sufficiency
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Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

Sustainable technology made great leaps in the 21st century. At the beginning of the 2020’s, we are at a turning point, where such technologies will become widespread and aesthetically integrated into urban life. Why so? Cities still grow...
Too often laid aside as an ‘alternative’ development: Urban Agriculture. Yet visionary planner or politicians understand that self-sufficiency is necessary for cities to continue to grow without exhausting the world’s resources - fast.
Sustainable food culture is needed to feed growing urban populations, even more so to release pressure on rural land, everywhere on earth. As politics tiptoes, we must be idealists, artists, and visionaries and create a collective vision.

My aim is to depict, in word and imagery, a new Art of agro-Urban Life in the city, with a focus on Berlin-Brandenburg. Later, I hope to initiate international workshops which envision designs for residential areas (new construction or regeneration).

The Ideal 21st Century City


Cultivating an Art of Agro-Urban Life

The Ideal 21st Century City


Cultivating an Art of Agro-Urban Life
Depicting a building culture that cultivates beauty in self-sufficiency
File under
Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

Sustainable technology made great leaps in the 21st century. At the beginning of the 2020’s, we are at a turning point, where such technologies will become widespread and aesthetically integrated into urban life. Why so? Cities still grow...
Too often laid aside as an ‘alternative’ development: Urban Agriculture. Yet visionary planner or politicians understand that self-sufficiency is necessary for cities to continue to grow without exhausting the world’s resources - fast.
Sustainable food culture is needed to feed growing urban populations, even more so to release pressure on rural land, everywhere on earth. As politics tiptoes, we must be idealists, artists, and visionaries and create a collective vision.

My aim is to depict, in word and imagery, a new Art of agro-Urban Life in the city, with a focus on Berlin-Brandenburg. Later, I hope to initiate international workshops which envision designs for residential areas (new construction or regeneration).


Idea by

Laura Maasry, Architect
Germany
Laura Maasry, born 1986 in Washington D.C., is educated in both the Liberal Arts and in Architecture. She received a Bachelor of Arts UU, Netherlands, and a Bachelor and Master’s in Architecture at TU Delft. Since 2014, Laura has worked in architecture practices in Berlin as well as her own projects and furniture label. Currently she is lead architect for interior design and revaluation at the HTW institute Berlin, a historic monument and public interior, at Andreas Gehrke BDA.