BERLIN

How to write a statement about a design office that operates outside the conventional boundaries of architecture and urbanism and yet, focuses on research and design for the city. Traditionally, architecture is concerned with the conception and construction of physical artifacts and urbanism is the study of how people interact with these objects.

But how can we describe architecture, cities and entire landscapes that are conceived and controlled by a crowd of non-human agents? How can we understand urban challenges imposed by emerging technologies such as AI, Machine Learning and Blockchain without actively engaging with these systems? How to communicate the complexity of urban systems to ordinary people and collectively leverage the opportunities of the Post-Anthropocene?

OFFICE MMK explores alternative futures arising through the intersection of emerging technologies and everyday life and applies architectural thinking to domains beyond. Social, economical and ecological change starts by the small actions of ordinary people.

The office was founded by Moritz Maria Karl in London and located to Berlin in 2018.
Moritz is a Research Associate at Technische Universität Berlin and regular guest crit at various universities. His teaching and research explores the relationship between networked technologies and the city. He received an MArch Urban Design (Distinction) from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London and a Dipl. Ing. of Architecture (Distinction) from KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany. Moritz’ work has been exhibited and awarded internationally. Moritz is a regular speaker at international conferences.

Project
Type
Country
Year
Breathe IN / Breathe OUT with Crafting Plastics! Studio
Urban Design, Design Research
Berlin & Bratislava, Slowakia
2019-2020
Temple of Love - Affirmation with Gaëlle Choisne and Thomas Conchou
Architecture, Design Research
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
2019-2020
Deep Learning Architeture Generator
Architecture, Technology
Berlin, Germany
2018-2020
Intellectual Property Innovation and Urban Development
Conference
Shanghai, China
2018
DEposium
Symposium
Bratislava, Slovakia
2018
Europan 14
Architecture, Urban Design
Neu-Ulm, Germany
2017
On the Rise of a New Empire - Technology for a brief moment of subjectivity
Design Research
London, UK
2016
The Case of Newham
Urban Design, Design Research
London, UK
2015-2016
OFFICE MMK
Lichtenrader Str 39
12049 Berlin
Germany

+ 49(0) 176 63137848
office@moritzmariakarl.de
COLLABORATION
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APPLICATIONS
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