space ship - Buchheim Museum
29.07.2018 until 15.10.2018 - Bernried, Germany, Lake Starnberg - As its second station, the object installation space ship will anchor in front of the Buchheim Museum. The 7 meter long and 5,6 meter high art object takes up current architectural themes for low-cost building and floating houses for flood areas. As part of a performance, it will be inhabited by Markus Heinsdorff during some days in August - for dates see flyer and Buchheim Museum - and can be visited by those interested with a boat transfer. In 2016, the space ship was on display in front of the Pinakothek der Moderne for six weeks in cooperation with the Architekturmuseum of the Technical University of Munich.
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Shelter and Vernacular - Bayerische Architektenkammer BYAK Nuremberg
12.09.2018 - 24.10.2018 - after the exhibition during July/August at the Collection of Building Materials of the Chair of Building Construction and Material Sciences, Faculty of Architecture, Technical University Munich, the project is now shown in extended form at the Bayerische Architektenkammer BYAK in Nuremberg - Markus Heinsdorff and the architect and publicist Christian Schittich have been dealing with both themes - shelter and vernacular - on their journeys to the most diverse cultures with the help of photography for decades. By means of various categories, mainly structured in relation to the building materials used, they shed light on the theme of "simple building" from two different perspectives. Photographs by Markus Heinsdorff and Christian Schittich.
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German-Chinese House - reconstruction [to the project]
2018, Hangzhou, China, new museum quarter - After seven years, the German-Chinese House, which was the second German pavilion at the Expo Shanghai in 2010, was reconstructed true to the original in the new museum quarter of the city of Hangzhou and thus, as exhibition space, became part of the museum complex. Hangzhou is famous for its West Lake, which has already been described by Marco Polo, and its bamboo forests. At the same time, the majority of the bamboo laminates used for facades and floors originally came from production companies in the region. 

 

tensegrity sphere [to the project]
2018, Wiesloch, Germany - Spherical shaped construction with 4,6 m diameter, consisting of 30 rods and 30 ropes where no rod touches another. The 2,8 m long rods are held in their position only by 10 mm thick and 3 m long steel ropes. The extraordinary thing about this principle is the separation or connection of solid and flexible materials such as rods and robes and thus the creation of a completely new construction technique. Financed and initiated by "Bürgerstiftung Kunst für Wiesloch e.V." The technical principle of bar-rope construction called "Tensegrity" originates from the American designer, visionary and philosopher Buckminster Fuller (1895 -1983), who is still considered one of the most important developers of geodesic domes.
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