Exhibition / Unfinished Metropolis / Berlin

The vision for an ecological and social future of the metropolitan city-region Berlin-Brandenburg formulated by SMAQ in collaboration with Kopperroth, Alex Wall, Office MMK and Stefan Tischer Landschaftsarchitektur awarded in the framework of the international urban idea competition “Berlin-Brandenburg 2070“ is on show in the framework of the exhibition „Unifinished Metropolis“ at Kronprinzenpalais in Berlin. [more]


Exhibition / urbainable – stadthaltig / Berlin

SMAQ’s projects for the Überseeinsel in Bremen are presented in the group exhibition “urbainable – stadthaltig. Positions on the European City for the 21st Century“ at the Academy of Arts (Akademie der Künste) in Berlin.   The exhibition “urbainable – stadthaltig” examines the role of the European city in the age of global warming, digitisation, [more]


Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 / Enough: The Architecture of Degrowth

We are delighted that our book project “Charter of Dubai” is part of the exhibition “The Library” in the framework of Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019: “Enough: The Architecture of Degrowth“ at Oslo’s National Museum. Our “Charter of Dubai” will be exhibited there under theme “Commoning on the Obsolete“.


Bauwelt 17.2017

10 Years Charter of Leipzig


Co-Designing the City: Architecture + Informal Intelligence

Finding the Edge, Dome Fountain, Safeguarding (all Mexico City)


Advanced Architecture 5

Berliner Platz, Ernst-Reuter-Platz, Riebeckplatz


Advanced Architecture 4

Hellwinkel, White City


Giraffes, Telegraphs, and Hero of Alexandria – Urban Design by Narration

In this book, stories portray the production of our built environment, guided by three characters: Giraffes, Telegraphs, and Hero of Alexandria. Having developed its long neck to reach the leaves of high trees, the giraffe represents the vernacular approach to architecture, in which construction follows forces of nature. The telegraph, in contrast, embodies the modernist [more]


Cloud-Cuckoo-Land 35 / Mixings in Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Quednau, Andreas (2016). “Designing, Building, and Inhabiting the City as Shaping the Ecosystem”


der architekt 5/16 – typus und topos

Sabine Müller and Andreas Quednau. Lust am Klima, Lust am Wandel


wettbewerbe aktuell 10/2016

“Becoming Good Neighbours – Living and Working Between the Canals” in Hamburg, Germany


Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary

Cumulus, Oslo


Arch+ 222

Charter of Dubai


Hellwinkel Design Guidelines 1-3

City Quarter Hellwinkel, Wolfsburg (available as download) Publisher: City of Wolfsburg German 210 x 297 mm Design Guidelines 1: Overall concept and atmosphers Oktober 2015 85 pages Design Guidelines 2: Building blocks and typologies Oktober 2015 290 pages Design Guidelines 3: Public and private open spaces March 2016 170 pages Downloads: Design Guidelines 1: Overall [more]


Architecture after Speculation – Bauhaus paperback No. 12

Spain’s speculative landscapes may be perceived as a test zone for a model of global urbanization that was introduced with neo-liberalization in the 1990s. The huge vacancy rate and the consumption of the landscape in the absence of users and low levels of demand testify to the dubiousness of a form of architectural production that [more]


Garten + Landschaft

Markanter Stadteingang für Osnabrück – Neuorganisation Berliner Platz


Exhibition / Can design change society? / Berlin

In the framework of “projekt bauhaus” and alongside the international symposium ‘Can design change society?’ (September 18–19, 2015), a pop-up exhibition at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin will showcase SMAQ’s “Charter of Dubai” together with 24 other project prototypes centred on the theme. Classical modernism – the Bauhaus in particular – stands [more]


Niche Tactics: Generative Relationships Between Architecture and Site

BAD, Stuttgart, Germany in: Niche Tactics: Generative Relationships Between Architecture and Site Chapter 4: An Ecological Approach to the Picturesque Caroline O’Donnell 2015 Routledge, New York, pp. 82-84     Project: Bath – Stuttgart, Germany


Hellwinkel Urban Masterplan

City Quarter Hellwinkel, Wolfsburg (available as download) Publisher: City of Wolfsburg – Baudezernat September 2014 130 pages Project: Hellwinkel City Quarter, Wolfsburg, Germany


Exhibition / International Architecture Biennale IABR-2014 / Rotterdam

The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam IABR-2014, curated by Dirk Sijmons, presents under the theme “Urban by Nature” in the section “Urban Metabolism” SMAQ´s project “Rainmaker – A City Generating Rain” which was conceived for the metropolitain region of Casablanca, Morocco.


Arab Contemporary – Architecture & Identity

Ex-Palm, Charter of Dubai, United Arab Emirates


wettbewerbe aktuell 2/2014

North Side “Neuer Markt” (New Market) in Rostock


Exhibition / Arab Contemporary / Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

ARAB CONTEMPORARY is the second chapter in the series “Architecture, Culture and Identity” at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark. The exhibition takes the visitor to old Yemenite civilizations and new cities like Dubai and new architectural projects that relate to the desert as place. It shows SMAQ’s proposal Ex-Palm for the transformation of Palm [more]


Bauwelt 4.14

Auf klein gemacht – Der Neue Markt von Rostock, Ulrich Brinkmann


paisea 027 – Representation 2

Schemes  Diagrams


Designing Cities

Cumulus, L.A.R.S. Bergen, Xeritown


architekturjournal wettbewerbe 03/2013

Residential Development “White City” Oranienburg, Germany



Etwas mehr Stadt, Benedikt Crone  


BAUWELT 17-18.13

“How do we further develop Wolfsburg into a large city?”


Creative Diagram in Landscape & Planning

BAD (bath), Bayrischer Bahnhof Leipzig, Dots&Loops, Inner City QuarterRegensburg, Campus Berlin-Buch, Cumulus, L.A.R.R. Bergen, Mixed Grains Krückau-Vormstegen, Magdeburg Science Harbour, Überhafen Hamburg, Xeritown, New City West Esslingen


Baumeister B1 2013

Sabine Müller. Wo sitzt die Mitbegründerin von SMAQ?


Charter of Dubai – A Manifesto of Critical Urban Transformation

Authors and editors: Sabine Müller / Andreas Quednau / SMAQ


wettbewerbe aktuell 11/2012

Depots und Werkstätten für das Landesamt für Kultur und Denkmalpflege und das Staatliche Museum Schwerin


Architectural Diagrams: Construction and Design Manual



Ideas Changing – Europan Implementations 2008-2012

Cumulus, Oslo in: Ideas Changing – Europan Implementations 2008-2012. editor: Didier Rebois, 2012, Europan Europe, Paris, pp. 34-35   Project: Cumulus, Grorud Senter, Oslo


Le Journal Spéciale Z no.03

Save the Palm, Sabine Müller, Andreas Quednau


Program Diagrams



Infrastructural Urbanism – addressing the In-between

Highway..ing, DotsAndLoops


Exhibition / Post-Oil City / Tokyo

Today more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. Facing climate change and finite supplies of fossil fuels, therefore, also means facing urban challenges. The exhibition “Post-Oil City: The History of the City’s Future” presents a host of innovative city planning projects in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The exhibition has been produced [more]


Exhibition / Post-Oil City / Zurich

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Exhibition / Concrete Geometrie / AA London

The exhibition “Concrete Geometries” at Architectural Association (AA) in London presents among others SMAQs Charter of Dubai. The twenty projects in the exhibition investigating how geometric aspects of space such as size, shape or relative position of figures are perceived and influence behavior, not in an abstract but very real sense.


Urban Agriculture Casablanca

Rain Makers – Towards a Water-based Urbanity


Superlative Emirates

SMAQ – Xeritown, Dubai


Post-Oil City: The History of the City’s Future

Xeritown – Vernacular Principles


Architects’ Sketchbooks

SMAQ –  BAD (bath), L.A. in Terms of Water


Cornell Journal of Architecture


Exhibition / Matrix City / Utrecht, Netherlands

By bringing together artworks and practices that point to overlapping trajectories within the contemporary urban landscape, this year Matrix City exhibition ‘Opportunities of Entanglement’ speaks about ambivalences between entanglement (or even enslavement) and the next playful ‘liberation of mankind’. The exhibition touches upon the shelf life or expiration date of contemporary concepts of the city; [more]


Baumeister B3

Endlich ohne Öl – Konzepte für die “Post Oil City”, Ursula Baus


Internationale Bauausstellung Stadtumbau Sachsen-Anhalt 2010

Science Quarter Magdeburg


Exhibition / Post-Oil City / Stuttgart


‘Scape No.92

Save the Palm, Sabine Müller & Andreas Quednau


Exhibition / Urban Miracles / Bludenz, Austria

Remise Bludenz, 2010.   All utopias are depressing, because they leave no room for chance, for difference, for the “miscellaneous”. Everything has been set in order and order reigns. Behind every utopia there is always some great taxonomic design: a place for each thing and each thing in its place. (Georges Perec, Species of Spaces [more]


Topos 70

Xeritown – Dubai, Sabine Müller & Andreas Quednau


Conditions No.4

The Charter of Dubai – A Manifesto of Urban Readjustment, Sabine Müller & Andreas Quednau

Baumeister B1

Sandkasino, Peter Neitzke

Arch+ 196/197

Xeritown – Vernakuläre Prinzipien

International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam presents SMAQ

The fourth edition of the International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam (IABR) with the theme “Open City – Designing Coexistence”, curated by Kees Christiaanse, presents SMAQ´s manifesto “The Charta of Dubai” and its application: “X-Palm” as part of the exhibition REFUGE, sub-curated by Philipp Misselwitz and Can Altay, at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).


Urban Futures 2030

Master Planning of Xeritown, Dubai


XS Extreme: Big Ideas, Small Buildings

Hot Tub – Bad (Bath) Stuttgart, Germany


Architecture of Change 2



MirmarlikLARin Pazaryeri

Moleküler Kentlesme, Kent Öbekleri


Second Holcim Award – Sustainable Construction 2008/2009

Xeritown Responsive Urban Planning Strategy


CIP – Covjek i proctor (Man and Space) No. 3-4


Future Arquitecturas No. 15

SMAQ arch. urbanism research


Architectural Review

Weird Science, Rob Gregory


Bauwelt 44.08

Environments – Umwelten, Sebastian Spix


SMAQ Exhibition / German Center for Architecture DAZ / Berlin

GLASHAUS_10, a series by the German Center for Architecture DAZ in Berlin, is presenting SMAQ and their work in a solo exhibition with the title Environment – Umwelten.


Post-It City – Occasional Urbanities

BRAKIN – Mobile Phone


Venice Architecture Biennale presents SMAQ

Two of SMAQ’s projects are featured at the Venice Biennale, 11th International Architecture Exhibition Out There – Architecture Beyond Building curated by Aaron Betsky. The Cosy Chair designed for Droog Desing is on show in the S1NGLETOWN Exhibition curated by Droog and KesselsKramer from September 14th to November 23rd 2008. The project Cumulus for Oslo, [more]

C3 288



Frame 63

Cosy Chair


Salone del Mobile in Milan presents Cosy Chair

During the Salone del Mobile 2008 in Milan SMAQ’s Cosy Chair designed for Droog Design is on display at the Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta. A touch of Green In the footsteps of scientific researchers and opinion leaders, designers and manufacturers are also claiming sustainability. Droog has always focused on the mental or human side of product [more]


Arkitektur N



Exhibition / Post-it City. Occasional Urbanities / Barcelona

In the framework of the exhibition “Post-it City. Occasional Urbanities” the CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona presents  SMAQ’s project “Call me now!” that explores alternatives uses of the mobile phone and its consequences in the capitals Brazzaville and Kinshasa in the Republic and the D.R. Congo. Post-it City looks at different overlapping [more]


Exhibition / Ah CA va bien / MAK Los Angeles

The Los Angeles branche of the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna MAK Center for Art Architecture presents SMAQ’s project LA Water in the exhibtion Ah CA va bien. For their project, SMAQ investigated a Los Angeles dichotomy: How so dry a place has come to be known for a wet lifestyle of green lawns [more]

Updating Germany



Environmental Tectonics

Bad (Bath)


C3 290

Cumulus, Oslo


Europan Norway 9


Baumeister B7

Nachaltiges Bauen – in der Wüste von Dubailand Masterplan von SMAQ Architekten

Exhibition / Shrinking Cities / German Architecture Museum DAM / Frankfurt

The DAM (Deutsches Architekturmuseum) in Frankfurt is presenting the exhibition Shrinking Cities: Nine Urban Ideas. Besides more than 20 other projects by contemporay architects it feature SMAQ’s project Schkreutz. City Map. 1st Edition. Shrinking Cities: Nine Urban Ideas In the 1990s, more than a quarter of the world’s big cities shrank, and their number continues [more]


AD Architectural Design

Forming Climatic Change, Steve Hardy & Werner Gaiser


Transporti & Cultura

Strategie di bordo, Sabine Müller & Andreas Quednau


Volume No.12 – Al Manakh

Project with the Secret Name


Neutra Revista No.15

BAD (Bano). Equipamiento infrastructural de ocio


FollyDOCK EXPO / Rotterdam

SMAQ’s folly BAD(bath) – water folly on the dock was selected from an international competition with some other twenty designs for building in Heijplaat, Rotterdam. During the FollyDOCK Expo it is open for public viewing. FollyDOCK Expo is part of Rotterdam 2007 City of Architecture. FollyDOCK is an international competition for artists, designers and architects. [more]


FollyDOCK EXPO 2007

Bath: Water Folly on the Dock / SMAQ Architecture



BATH – infrastructural leisure equipment


FollyDOCK: 45 ontwerpem voor Heijplaat / Rotterdam

Bath: Water Folly on the Dock / SMAQ Architecture


Exhibition / Searching for an Ideal Urbanity / Stuttgart

Among others the exhibition Searching for an Ideal Urbanity at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart is presenting the project Call me now! by SMAQ supported by From/To Europe that is based on the research of moblie phones in Brazzaville and Kinshasa. When the French philosopher Henri Lefebvre criticized urbanism as an authoritarian and immediately-antiquated controlling [more]

Exhibition / Génération Europan / Paris

Génération Europan recalls 20 years of Europan competitions, which since its creation made emerge on the European scene young talents in the fields of architecture and the urban design. In the course of the eight sessions, 430 sites were proposed with the reflexion of approximately 40.000 young designers gathered in 15.000 teams. The juries of [more]

Europan Generation. The reinterpreted city

Ronda Sur


Distinguishing Digital Architecture

Highway…ing – Infrastructural Stranding

C3 274

Urban Hospitality – BAD bath, YuMi Hyun


Bauwelt 01-02.07

BAD, Park Schloss Solitude


Techniques & architecture, No. 488

Phénomène matriciel, Emmanuel Vicarini

Domus 896

Call me, now, Wim Cuyvers


Concept No. 91

Bergen – Norway


Exhibition / From/To Europe #3 / Shedhalle Zurich

The Shedhalle in Zurich is presenting SMAQ’s research Mobile Kinshasa as part of the exhibtion From/To Europe #3 Roaming Around – Digital Devide, Regional Codes, Copy/South & the Question of Access.


Europan No 8 Norway

L.A.R.S., Bergen


World Architecture No.196


Frame 52

BATH Hot Water, Billy Nolan


Garten + Landschaft

Badewanne aus Holz und Gartenschläuchen


Exhibition / FollyDOCK / NAi Rotterdam

In an international competition with 398 entries SMAQ’s project “Water Folly on the Dock” was selected as one of the eleven best entries. The exhibition FollyDOCK in the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) in Rotterdam presents SMAQ’s project with 44 other selected entries.   Exhibition: June 24 – September 24, 2006 Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays [more]


BRAKIN, Brazzaville – Kinshasa, Visualizing the Visible

Brakin, Brazzaville – Kinshasa


EUROPAN 8: European Results

L.A.R.S. Bergen


Bauwelt 15-16.06

SMAQ – Dots&Loops


Exhibition / Shrinking Cities – Interventions / Leipzig

The second Shrinking Cities exhibition “Shrinking Cities – Intervention” in the Gallery for Contemporary Art in Leipzig, Germany and the related book “Shrinking Cities, Volume 2: Interventions” both feature SMAQ’s project “Schkreutz. City Map. 1st Edition” commissioned by the Bauhaus Dessau.


Concept No. 76

SMAQ – Suburban Living Room


exhibition / Creative immigration in NL / Amsterdam

The ABC Architectuurcentrum in Haarlem, Netherlands is presenting the exhibition “Creative immigration in NL – Typical NL architecture by NO NL architects”. The exhibition includes, amongst others, four of SMAQ’s projects and related products. The exposition shows a selection of design professionals in Holland: architects and graphic designers. None of them has from origin a [more]


SMAQ Exhibition / Suburban Living Room / Stuttgart

The installation “Suburban Living Room” thematizes, in the context of the Weissenhof housing development (Mies van der Rohe) inStuttgart, the change of living towards an intersection of infrastructure and the leisure landscape. Whereas modernity was striving for the opening of the interior to the exterior, the ideal of suburban living today, in an age that [more]

SMAQ Exhibition / Hamburg, Germany

The Salon Blauraum in Hamburg, Germany is presenting SMAQ’s exhibition “Architectures for the Infrastructural Leisure Landscape”. The three projects presented are architectural maneuvers that develop strategies of embracement, negotiation and adaptation to activate, take advantage and authenticate the contemporary landscape. The exhibition is supported by the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. What [more]


AREA No.79: Infrascape



Shrinking Cities, Volume 2: Interventions

Schkreutz. City Map. 1st Edition


Informal City – Caracas Case

Urban Practices – Tactical Spatializations


Arquitectura e Vida No. 50

Novas expressões SMAQ, Carlos Sant’ana


Bauwelt 15-16.04

miscZ, Simone Niedernolte


Implementations – Europan 1 to 6 Negotiated Projects

DotsAndLoops, C. Adriani


Dérive No.14

City Boids – Molekularer Urbanismus


Woonfuncties als sprawlpleister

Concept 04.2008

SCOOP – Arctic Culture Center


Concept No.60

Parameter SMAQ; Jo, Hyeon-jin

Pasajes de arquitectura y critica No.50



Fast Forward, A Driving Perception

Driving Perception…



Gefragmenteerte regio’s vragen om nieuwe verbanden, H.Tilman


Arquitectura Viva No.81

Paisaje residenciales


Europan 6 – España

Ronda Sur


Sarajevo Concert Hall – International Design Competition

Light Resonance 02