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Super Constellation: The propeller as the wheel of modernity

The discovery of aeronautics and space travel with its experiences, is considered one of the most influential phenomena, when it comes to the conception of space in our epoch. The paradigms of their technological progress and their interactions are a catalyst for new concepts in modern art and architecture.
As one of the most far-reaching developments, their invention reshaped the mechanical worldview of a machine age in the 20th century, that has had a profound effect on our conception of modern civilisation, where it continues to this day. (more on the subject – launching the moon rocket in the right corner)

 

On Einsteins general theory of relativity: A possibility for space-time architecture

Einstein claimed that gravity is not a force, but is nothing more than the curvature of space-time caused by the mass of a body itself. Heavy mass is equivalent to inertial mass, or in other words, free fall and weightlessness are the same thing. Not only moving clocks do run slower, but clocks also run slower under the effect of gravity!
If you watch at the diagram with the automobile, then in both cases, the driver is pressed into the seat. In the left-hand example by the acceleration and on the right-hand side by the influence of gravity, or the curvature of space-time caused by the mass of the body. So according to Einstein’s relativity, time passes more slowly for both drivers? 
Well however, the celestial bodies is a design research of FETTES BROT and it is about to translate Einsteinian relativity into an architectural language for building design by using space, time and architecture.

We are bringing the presence into the future: Our Ideas of today are shaping the future of tomorrow

The design research of celestial bodies revolves around the special approach to an urban culture of densification and works with the interdisciplinary examination of technical requirements, economic and ecological criteria, as well as artistic and cultural aspects, focussing on the result of spatial architecture, its formal languages, as well as its building constructions and engineering arts.
It deals in particular with younger technologies or newer materials and addresses natural and existential influences on structural engineering and its constructions, such as the acting gravitation, the necessary equilibrium, or the existing dimension of space and time, for developing a new design repertoire in the way of a future-proof architecture. (see more of our work – download the cloud in the right corner)

Expert lecture series: A trilogy of architecture in a stunning time

The study of architecture is interdisciplinary and therefore requires input from a lot of disciplines. It needs feedback from many directions and the work of students must be critically questioned. In order to contribute to this development process for the next generation of young architects, we are involved with our key references in form of expert lectures at various universities.

 

Popup architecture: Running ideas for moving environments

FETTES BROT is an accelerator and develops design ideas for innovative concepts of urban interventions and built environments, with interaktive and communicative spaces, out of sustainable and environmentally conscious structures, in dynamic and contemporary forms.

 

Interdisciplinary spectrum: architecture between art and science

The field of architecture is interdisciplinary and our built environment offers a broad spectrum of demands, that are placed on it from the outside. In order to be able to better fulfill all these spectrum of criteria, a radical rapid design strategy through cross-media, is required in the handling of architecture between art and science.

 

Team

Benjamin Rieß, Principal Architect
Co-Founder and Managing Director

Benjamin Rieß was born in 1981 and grew up in Bayreuth (Southern Germany). 2000-2005 State certified in graphic and design, as well as the Abitur at the Wilhelm-Ostwald-School Berlin. 2005-2013 Studied architecture and urbanism at the Academy of fine arts Vienna, as well as at the University of applied arts Vienna.
2013-2019 Collaboration in various office studios (Coop Himmelblau Vienna, GRAFT Berlin, LAVA Berlin) and since 2018 member of the Berlin Chamber of architects. 2020 he founded the office for architecture FETTES BROT. Since then he has been living and working as a freelance architect in Berlin.

 

Jobs

If you are interested in working for FETTES BROT, please send a CV of you and a portfolio of your previous work experience, all together not larger than 10 MB`s to the following email address: INOF@FETTESBROT.COM

 

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