• BAN Kino "PUSH - Für das Grundrecht auf wohnen"

    Zeiss Major Planetarium

    Dear BAN Members, for the kick off of our brand new BAN Kino series, we're going to watch a film about one of the greatest challenges of our time. Here's the synopsis: "Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. PUSH sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unliveable cities and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all. This is not gentrification, it’s a different kind of monster. The film follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she’s travelling the globe, trying to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why." “I believe there’s a huge difference between housing as a commodity and gold as a commodity. Gold is not a human right, housing is,” – Leilani Farha. Come along if you want to get a better understanding and insight about this crisis affecting our cities world wide. We'll watch the film together and start a small discussion afterwards. Looking forward!

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  • BAN Trips #1 - Bauhaus 100

    S-Bahn Kundenzentrum Alexanderplatz

    Dear BAN People, We are doing our first BAN Trip to Dessau. This old, quaint little town in Saxony-Anhalt was home to one of the biggest movements in the 20th Century: the Bauhaus. Under the direction of Water Gropius, followed by Hannes Meyer and Mies van der Rohe, it revolutionized not only architecture but also arts, design, literature, and many other fields. It brought modernism to the foreground and transformed design education throughout the world. This year, Bauhaus is commemorating its centenary. For that, buildings were renovated and exhibitions were set up, which makes it a perfect opportunity for a trip to Dessau to check it all out. This is the proposed transportation schedule: 9:07 (arrival 10:53) Alexanderplatz to Dessau Hbf 17:05 (arrival 18:54) Dessau Hbf to Alexanderplatz Depending on the number of attendees, we can buy Brandenburger Tickets; it costs 29EUR, but allows for up to five people to travel both ways. For that, we should meet about half an hour before the scheduled time. At the Bauhaus, we can either get tickets and tours individually or organize ourselves in groups. However, keep in mind that Sunday tours are only in German! Some days before the event, after we have an idea of how many people are interested, we will contact you again for further organization. Hope you can come!

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  • BAN Talks

    WeWork

    Dear BAN Members, do you have a project, a blog or even a life experience about architecture that you would like to share? Along our path as architects, we create visions, change landscapes, mirror the spirit of times... One could say that behind every building or the smallest detail there’s a story to tell. Perhaps you’ve been abroad, want to write a book or talk about your latest Revit script? On our second Meetup of the series „BAN Talks“ the time has come to stand up and share your own story! Whether if you‘re a good listener or a charismatic storyteller, you‘re all invited to come. Let us show the world that architecture is not dead. On the contrary, it’s well alive and ready to speak out! ;-) If you feel like giving a talk, let us know in the comments below which topic you'd like to present, so that we can get organized. Looking forward!

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  • BAN Networking

    Café Dix

    Dear BAN-Members, are you looking for a new job? or aiming to expand your network by meeting other architects? Our upcoming Meetup it's going to be all about socializing and getting to know each other. If you're looking forward to meet members from different offices, explore what they’re doing at the moment and exchange ideas, this is the chance! Come along and take this opportunity to enjoy yourself while expanding your architectural network.

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  • BAN Networking Session

    Café Dix

    Dear BAN-Members, are you looking for a new job? or aiming to expand your network by meeting other architects? Our upcoming Meetup it's going to be all about socializing and getting to know each other. If you're looking forward to meet members from different offices, explore what they’re doing at the moment and exchange ideas, this is the chance! Come along and take this opportunity to enjoy yourself while expanding your architectural network.

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  • BAN Walks

    Bellevue

    In our first ever BAN Walks event, we'll go to Hansaviertel. It is a social housing experiment from the 60s located in on the edge of Tiergarten in former West Berlin. Our improvised guide Daniel will guide us among buildings from Alvar Aalto, Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, and many other master architects. And bring your cameras! This will also be a Photo Walk, and any photo sent to us will be published on the group page. It's time to get your Bresson out to explore great modernist architecture!

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  • Fast Architecture

    The Castle Berlin Mitte

    Dear BAN-Members, Have you ever asked yourself: Why do architects work so many extra hours? One could say that with the introduction of internet, communication has never been so fast and easy. In today’s society, where growth and profit are above quality the ultimative goal, the schedule planning of projects has been according to this evolution drastically reduced. Fast food, fast fashion, fast architecture? Is it possible for us to adapt to the speed of our society without compromising the quality of your projects? It is a fact, that as architects we have to deal on daily basis with the pressure of fast driven architecture. The question is... how should we deal with it? 1. Should we continue to make extra hours in order to compensate the lack of time? How many nights have you spent at the office because of a project deadline? 2. Should we start a “slow architecture” movement - pay more for better planned architecture? Are clients willing to pay more for better architectural design? Why is it worth it? 3. Should we rethink the business models of architecture offices in order to be faster? Is there anything in our working routines, that in your opinion, could be improved? Does the introduction of BIM really make us work more efficiently? Or is it the way we communicate with each other, working methods and design processes that should be rethought in order to keep up with the world’s new pace? Join us on our next Meetup to share your own experience or ideas about this exciting and often overlooked subject! :-) Looking forward! Maria BAN - Organization Team

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  • Architectural Vision Board

    The Castle Berlin Mitte

    Dear BAN-Members, On our next Meetup Session, you’re all invited to build an architectural vision board. Vision boards are tools that allow people to visualize their dreams and set their goals for the future. What do we, as architects, want to achieve in the next 100 years? In order to formulate an idealised vision of the architectural future, we first need to identify our wishes and desires. On our vision board, these will be arranged according to the following 5 sectors: Construction, Technology, Marketing, Workplace and Design. 1. Construction How do we want buildings be built in the future? 3D Printing, new Materials, Construction Site Live Scanning 2. Technology Can we use technology to our profit? BIM, Programming, Generative Design 3. Marketing How should architecture be merchandised and presented? As Art, as a Brand? AR VR Playrooms 4. Workplace What should be the ideal office strategy? Business models, mobile workplace, fair salaries 5. Design How will buildings aesthetically look like in 100 years? responsive components, algorithmic architecture The next step will consist of collecting visualisation mediums such as photographs, sentences, quotes or drawings that mirror our architectural ambitions. The sources are up to us, it could be Pinterest, Websites, Magazines, Books, Music, Objects... You can participate by uploading your visualisation medium - named after “sector_name.jpg” - directly to our meetup web page under photo album "Vision Board". Short before the meetup date, we’ll put all the images together according to each sector and post a preview of the board. An architectural vision board acts as powerful motivator to enact on achieving our goals and to be more conscious about the direction that we want to pursue as architects on a long term future. This will be the starting point of our architectural debate. Join us on upcoming Meetup Session to share your own experience or ideas about the future of the architecture world! :-) Looking forward! Maria BAN - Organization Team

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  • #archislavery

    The Castle Berlin Mitte

    We all know that our profession can be quite hard sometimes. From grueling all-nighter at school, through cancelled weekends during our unpaid internships, to postpone vacations in our 60-hour senior level position; it is hard to find an architect who was never a victim of “archislavery”. The term came, is currently in the spotlight, recently in the architecture media, with some architects claiming it “a good tradition”, while others were asking for a ban of the practice. What about you? Have you ever worked for free? Did you ever feel victim of archislavery? But, most important, was it worth it? Do you think it is a justified practice? Let’s meet up and talk about it in our next BAN Meeting! Daniel BAN - Organization Team

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  • BAN Talks

    WeWork Atrium Tower

    Dear BAN Members, do you have a project, a blog or even a life experience about architecture that you would like to share? Along our path as architects, we create visions, change landscapes, mirror the spirit of times... One could say that behind every building or the smallest detail there’s a story to tell. Perhaps you’ve been abroad, want to write a book or talk about your latest revit script? On our upcoming Meetup series „BAN Talks“ the time has come to stand up and share your own story! Let us show the world that architecture is not dead. On the contrary, it’s well alive and ready to speak out! ;-) In order to have an overview of the content of our next Meetup session, i ask those who feel compelled, to post a comment with the theme of their stories. Weather if you‘re a good listener or a charismatic storyteller, you‘re all invited to come! Looking forward!

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