Home Edition 2020 – Talk #56


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Home Edition 2020 

Let’s keep the cultural life alive!  As a consequence of Covid-19, our social and cultural life has been reduced to a minimum and we all need to adapt to this unprecedented situation. Since we have a commitment with you, with the architecture scene, we came up with this new idea that is meant to lift your spirits and provide you with some genuine inspiration – at your home. Therefore, from Monday, March 23rd, onwards, each day at 7 p.m. we will be sharing one of the unique talks from the previous 35 events that we have held during the last 5 years.

TALK #56: Carsten Venus

About Carsten Venus

Carsten Venus was born in Stuttgart in 1967. He studied architecture at the University of Washington and received his diploma in architecture at RWTH Aachen in 1996.  After several years of project management with BRT Architekten BDA in Hamburg, he has been founding member and managing director of blauraum Architekten GmbH since 2002.

The concept-oriented studio works on complex projects at various scales throughout Germany. Their diverse portfolio comprises housing, offices, and cultural and educational projects in the public and private sectors – from urban masterplans through to items of furniture. He was awarded lectureships at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen and at the HCU HafenCity University Hamburg.  Since 2012 he has been board member of the Hamburg Chamber of Architects (HAK) and since 2014 chairman of the Working Group Housing of the HAK. www.blauraum.eu

AnA Hamburg 08 – On November 28, 2019, Architects, not Architecture was held in its home town, Hamburg, for the eighth time. As always it was an amazing evening and we were captivated by the inspiring talks of three of our favorite architects. Carsten Venus. Manuelle Gautrand and Martin Murphy. 


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This talk is presented with the support of Bette. 
For Carsten Venus, architecture is life. In his talk, he speaks about how he believes it can affect different people in different ways. With a broad range of colours and dimensions, Bette creates a carefully designed environment which makes it possible for people to experience themselves in entirely new ways.

BoConcept’s Ottawa modular sofa allows for this to happen in any kind of space due to its high level of flexibility letting you play around with the carefully selected number of modules. The designer, Karim Rashid, focuses on functionality and sensual minimalism while bringing people together through his designs. This is perfectly achieved with the Ottawa modular sofa, allowing to create the inspiring environment we as architects need to exchange thoughts and ideas in both a private and professional context. You can BoConcept’s brand book here: Link.

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Dear viewer,
Maybe you have never attended our events, but perhaps know this already. Your effort is required! As the speakers share many of their personal experiences with us, we would like to present them a special gift, now digitally.

Please write into the text box below what you enjoyed most about the talk. Our goal is to present each speaker with personal feedback cards, as we do at our events. At our events, we collect the cards right before we start with the round-table-discussion and hand them over in a box at the end of the event.

Please participate! Our speakers love it and we want to continue with this tradition.

Here, we will collect the messages and forward them via e.mail to our speaker:

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