publicaties 2012

Baukultur ist... nachhaltig


Hans Drexler

datum uitgave: Dec 03 2012

editor: Bundesstiftung Baukultur Postfach 60 03 11 D-14403 Potsdam

tekst door DGJ

german, 3 pagina's

In the current debate on architecture and building culture of sustainability are compared as irreconcilable opposites. Discussed the contrast is a limited understanding of the underlying concepts that are not yet the built environment as sustainable construction requirements.


Graue Eminenz der Vorstadt

"Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung FAZ"

Birgit Ochs

datum uitgave: Dec 02 2012

editor: Werner D'Inka, Berthold Kohler, Günther Nonnenmacher, Frank Schirrmacher, Holger Steltzner

uitgever: F.A.Z.-Verlag - FAZ.NET

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project: dgj155 Refurbishment Bonn

german, 1 pagina

Shored completely - that was yesterday. After the renovation, the house of Sibylle Feucht and Jürgen Starosta in Bonn shows itself from a new perspective.


Building the future

"fhocus - Das Magazin der Fachhochschule Münster"

datum uitgave: 12/2012

editor: Prof.Dr.Ute von Lojewski (Präsidentin FH Münster)

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german, 4 pagina's

He lives and works in a mini house. And he has also designed it.
Hans Drexler is a substitute professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Applied Sciences Munster, the muenster school of architecture. His focus: sustainable building and inclusive design. He has implemented the mini house in Frankfurt - a house that also there has still comfortable living space, other concepts capitulate of space limitations. Drexler wants his students perform the relationships and dependencies of sustainable design in mind - in teaching, in symposia and in a lecture.


Gestaltungspreis der Wüstenrot Stiftung - Anerkennung Wohnhaus dgj155 Bonn

"Zukunft der Vergangenheit - Die Erneuerung von Gebäuden der Baujahre 1945 bis 1979"

datum uitgave: 10/2012

editor: Wüstenrot Stiftung

uitgever: Karl Krämer Verlag

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project: dgj155 Refurbishment Bonn

german, 5 pagina's

The apartment building in Bonn was remodeled consistently in energetic, functional and design points of view. Knowingly worth protecting parts of the construction were integrated into the design like keeping the old wooden staircase. The project scope included renovation and expansion of the main house, the redesign of the yard and the outdoor installation and the conversion of existing garage into an artist's studio.


Building the Future: Maßstäbe des nachhaltigen Bauens [Taschenbuch]

datum uitgave: Sep 17 2012

editor: Hans Drexler, Adeline Seidel

uitgever: Jovis, Berlin

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Sustainable Construction has become one of the central issues in architecture. Climate change, resource scarcity and economic crises increasingly forcing architects and planners to question traditional methods and solutions critical. Already in recent years research institutions and universities, but also architecture- and engineeringoffices started to search for new approaches to the implementation of sustainable architecture and urban development. In summer 2011 the Münster School of Architecture hosted several symposia to work with international experts to discuss on these controversial topics. The publication "Building the Future" summarizes the different levels and positions of current concepts: the aim is to represent relationships and attitudes sustainable building in a holistic manner. This well-known authors with their contributions represent the current state of research on this subject and present innovative approaches and solutions to the architecture of the future.

Minimum-impact house, Frankfurt winner in the category: Residential Building

"Architectural Award Winners: Green Building Frankfurt Rhein Main"

Stadt Frankfurt am Main Energiereferat

datum uitgave: Sep 12 2012

editor: Stadt Frankfurt am Main Energiereferat

uitgever: Eigenverlag Stadt Frankfurt am Main

tekst door DGJ

project: dgj071 Minihouse I - Minimum Impact House

german, 2 pagina's

With the Minimum Impact House (MIH) new strategies for the development of urban residual areas were developed. The choice of locations Has a positive effect on the environmental performance of the building. In terms of sustainability offers a densification within the city territory require a lot of advantages: The urban sprawl is prevented. This creates congestion and strengthens the social fabric in the cities. Moreover, the reduction of land consumption is an active contribution to the protection of resources.

In modern residential consumption is minimized during operation largely. Therefore, with a lifetime of 50 years, the construction of the building for a large proportion of C02 emissions. MIH when the design was the use of renewable raw materials - optimized - especially wood. By a supporting structure made of timber panel construction and a fire protection system, the MIH was one of the first modern five-storey wooden building erected werden.Um to reduce energy consumption during use, the building was built as a passive house. As an important part of a ventilation system was installed as a compact unit (heat pump) with a degree of recovery heat recovery of 85%. The balance of energy is needed by a solar thermal system and a heat pump covered with 100% certified green.

Architectural Award Winners: Green Building Frankfurt Rhein Main

Successful ensemble for living, working and exhibiting

"KFW Award 2012 Modernize with vision and energy efficient generation needs to rebuild"

Dr. Mussler, Mussler Communication GmbH,

datum uitgave: Sep 02 2012

editor: KfW Bankengruppe Palmengartenstraße 5-9 60325 Frankfurt

uitgever: KfW Bankengruppe

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project: dgj155 Refurbishment Bonn

german, 2 pagina's

Built in 1910 in Bonn, it was purchased in 2010 by Mr. and Mrs. Sibylle Feucht and Jürgen Starosta and reconstructed from scratch. Their goal was to create an environment for their own ideas, which combines in a suitable manner with residential and work here also integrates an exhibition space. At the same time it was necessary to equip the city with regard to house the most modern energy standards.

Particular emphasis was placed on the design of the façade and the integration into the surrounding public space. To the side of the road (north side) was designed for energy reasons, but also for privacy less generous and the south side (facing towards Venusberg), however, large-scale implementation.

Another focus of the renovation was to provide modern energy requirements sustainably justice to. For this, a number of measures were implemented, the overall lead to excellent energy values​​. These range from the use of geothermal energy in conjunction with a heat pump, a controlled ventilation system, the installation of a wall heater and installing triple glazed wooden windows through to the insulation of all exterior walls to passive house standard. A rainwater cistern provides a resource-saving toilet flushing, garden watering and washing machine use.


Holistic Housing

"Concepts, Design Strategies and Processes"

Hans Drexler, Sebastian el Khouli

datum uitgave: 07/2012

editor: Hans Drexler, Sebastian el Khouli

uitgever: Edition Detail

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german, english, 288 pagina's

Comprehensive overview of sustainability in the residential architecture.
To integrate sustainability in all its variety in the design and planning processes is the most important issue in the current architectural debate.
The book presents the various aspects and sustainability objectives and the internationally accepted standardization and evaluation parameters of the structured form, it works out for practice-relevant relationships and processes. In the example of 20 outstanding international residential buildings of all sizes and types of use are presented and evaluated in their performance. In these case studies will demonstrate how criteria can be implemented in the design of sustainable building and how they experienced with the qualities of the building.
Sustainability of this panorama gives architects and engineers, inspiration and guidance for the implementation of sustainability goals into their daily work, but just as interesting for Bauherrenund investors who are involved as decision makers and operators in construction processes.

Design Methods for Young Sustainable Architecture Practice (en)

"SASBE 2012 4th CIB Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environments"

Daniel Jauslin, Federico Curiel, Hans Drexler

datum uitgave: Jun 29 2012

editor: Vanessa Gomes, Maristela G. Da Silva

uitgever: UNICAMP - Funcamp

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project: dgj164 Urban House Types Jenfelder Au

7 pagina's

(Alleen Engels:) This paper introduces landscape aesthetics as an innovative design method for sustainable architecture. It is based on the framework of a recent paper where the young and unfamous authors criticized three of the most prominent architects today in regard to sustainable architecture and its aesthetics. Leading architects expressed their skepticism as to whether there is such a thing as aesthetics in sustainable architecture, or for that matter, if architecture can indeed be sustainable at all. Against such a setting, DGJ will illustrate what we believe to be the landscape perspective's inherent relationship to the natural environment, the principles behind it as well as the potentia Is that these landscape perspective holds for sustainable design. After first discussing the kind of professional and political impetuses that have made sustainability one of the most compelling changes to face the profession of architecture, we argue that the mandate for a sustainable environment did not come about by choice of the architects and planners, but rather, that sustainability is imposed on the profession by the necessary, external forces that influence it. To bridge the existing gaps between current practice and sustainability, we will trace some thoughts and principles of landscapes and territories. Our approach views the landscape as a human interface with nature, as a basis for the design of sustainable architecture and a new context for sustainable aesthetics. It will be illustrated with practical work samples from a small but globally operating practice DGJ Architects & Landscapes. They will demonstrate how sustainable design happens in practice, throughout its evolutionary process, with some of our recent projects


Re-Generation Delta

"Delta Alliance Young Professional Award"

datum uitgave: 06/2012

editor: Ina Krueger, Laura Miguel Ayala, Wim van Driel

uitgever: Delta Alliance International

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202 pagina's

What is Delta Alliance?

Delta Alliance is an international knowledge-driven network organization with the mission of improving the resilience of the world’s deltas. With increasing pressure from population growth, industrialization and a changing climate, it is more important than ever that these valuable and vulnerable locations increase their resilience to changing conditions. Delta Alliance brings people together who live and work in deltas. They can benefit from each other’s experience and expertise and as such contribute to an increased resilience of their delta region.

Delta Alliance Young Professionals Award

In scope of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012, Delta Alliance organized a Young Professionals Award, inviting young delta professionals around the world to present their solutions to the challenges which river deltas are facing.
The Dutch ministry of Infrastructure and Environment hosted and supported this award, which was coordinated by Delta Alliance in cooperation with Both Ends, Alterra, University of Twente, Grontmij, Arcadis, Deltares and WWF.
An impressive number of 53 teams of young professionals from 29 countries answered the call and handed in their propositions of how to solve acute delta challenges such as land subsidence, saltwater intrusion or coastal erosion, and many more.
On the 21st of June 2012, the winners of the Delta Alliance Young Professionals Award were presented at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. The award-winning proposals were:


Delta Alliance Young Professionals Award Booklet with the ten best contributions, including those of the three winning teams (pdf, 22Mb).

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Cadavre Exquis (pre-release 0.02)

"Dutch Architecture with Landscape Methods Vol. 3"

Matthew Skjonsberg, Daniel Jauslin e.a.

eerste publicatie in: 2012

datum uitgave: Apr 20 2012

uitgever: DGJDasGehtJa

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261 pagina's

Contemporary architecture is increasingly influenced by the concept
of landscape, and this is particularly the case in the Netherlands.
Like at many other places, a new mindset is emerging, transforming
the core values of the disciplines of architecture and urbanism with
the notion of the organization of architectural space as a landscape.
Through experiment our lab develops methods to analyze such
phenomena in focused studies of specific cases, understanding
how architects use landscape not only as a metaphor but also as a
method to design buildings.

32 students selected and analyzed outstanding built work of a
wide field of architects from four generations of Dutch practitioners
starting with Huig Maaskant (founder of the RAvB), Wim Quist, OMA,
SANAA, Mecanoo, MVRDV, NOX, De Zwarte Hond, NL-Architects,
Onyx, FACT and MonderschijnMoonen. Students drew and built models
of their analyses, where four layers are detachable as a separate
entity, and then played a game the surrealist called Cadavre Exquis.

The result is a dismantled floating olympic village for Rotterdam,
which is exhibited at it’s site in the historic docklands RDM on the
Heijplaat. This Book is the catalogue to the exhibition.

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Please keep in mind that the suggested donation price is 4 EUR. You can donate at the opening in cash. We will set up donation online after the opening of the exhibition. If you donate for the digital pre-release you will get the digital full-release for free probably this summer.

Landscape Aesthetics for Sustainable Architecture

"Atlantis 22 4"

Daniel Jauslin

datum uitgave: Feb 28 2012

editor: Polis | Platform for Urbanism

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english, 4 pagina's

No, No and No. Three times No is the answer to the question: is there currently such a thing as aesthetics in sustainable architecture? This answer is drawn from the discussions of three architects who are acclaimed practitioners and thinkers in the field. If we assume that aesthetics is something that all architects pursue in one form or another, it would appear that, currently, sustainability is not an integral part of it.

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Hole Lot of Sence: smart uses for perforated facades and partitions


Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten

datum uitgave: Jan 13 2012

editor: Architonic AG, Müllerstrasse 71, CH 8004, Zurich Switzerland

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project: dgj144 Raiffeisen Kreuzplatz

english, 14 pagina's

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Quartiertreff Zollikerberg


Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten

datum uitgave: Jan 11 2012

editor: Architonic AG, Müllerstrasse 71, CH 8004, Zurich Switzerland

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project: dgj080 Library Zollikon

20 pagina's

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Raiffeisen - Open Lounge


Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten

datum uitgave: Jan 11 2012

editor: Architonic AG, Müllerstrasse 71, CH 8004, Zurich Switzerland

tekst door DGJ

project: dgj144 Raiffeisen Kreuzplatz

16 pagina's

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Raiffeisen - Open Lounge by DGJ+NAU (CH)


Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten

datum uitgave: Jan 11 2012

editor: is a project of Architonic, AG Müllerstrasse 71, CH 8004 Zurich

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project: dgj144 Raiffeisen Kreuzplatz

16 pagina's

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How Do You Landscape? Blog TU Delft


Michiel Pouderoijen, Dirk Sijmons, Daniel Jauslin, Steffen Nijhuis, Saskia de Wit, Inge Bobbink, Jan Joris Wiers, Bert van den Heuvel, Denise Piccinini, René van der Velde, Gerdy Verschuure, Eric Luiten

datum uitgave: Jan 01 2012

editor: Michiel Pouderoijen, Dirk Sijmons

uitgever: TU Delft

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Michiel Pouderoijen, Dirk Sijmons, Daniel Jauslin, Steffen Nijhuis, Saskia de Wit, Inge Bobbink, Jan Joris Wiers, Bert van den Heuvel, Denise Piccinini, René van der Velde, Gerdy Verschuure, Eric Luiten

release date: Jan 01 2012
editor: Michiel Pouderoijen, Dirk Sijmons
publisher: TU Delft
text by DGJ
Since 2012 the scientific staff of the section Landscape Architecture at TU Delft is jointly blogging, featuring also DGJ's Daniel Jauslin. They write about special and general, marginal and central, scintific and funny, hirstorc and visionay, small and large themes of Landscape Architecture.

The Architecture of Low Energy Consumption

"Resource Recycling"

datum uitgave: 2012

uitgever: Phoenix

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project: dgj071 Minihouse I - Minimum Impact House

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