Urban Living. Strategies for the Future.
Book Publication. 2015.
Offsea's architectural and urban project ‘Conglomerate as Urban Tactic’ developed for the international Urban Living Think Tank, 2014-2015, features in the book Urban Living: Strategies for the Future. edited by Kristien Ring Kristien in cooperation with the Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment, Berlin. From the Editorial:
"Cities such as Berlin are faced with new architectural and urban planning challenges, not only on account of their constant growth, but also because of changing ways of life. Urban Living seeks to discuss future forms of urban living and to consider their design and social influences. How can residential building strengthen urban structures and provide new opportunities through densification? How can monostructures be broken up and open spaces be upgraded? And how can architecture meet the requirements of new forms of cohabitation, either owing to a broader social mix or to the combination of living and working? This book presents convincing concepts which show that affordable residential space can also have a high structural quality. Exemplary designs and solutions from the international Urban-Living-Workshop, which more than thirty international architecture offices took part in, provide excellent examples of the potential qualities of future residential construction."
Benze, Andrea and Anuschka Kutz. 2015. ‘Conglomerate as Urban Tactic’. In Urban Living: Strategies for the Future, edited by Kristien Ring. 2015. Jovis Verlag: Berlin. ISBN-10:3868593314.