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United

United represents the concept of architecture as a space for social interaction. It underlines the unifying meaning of architecture as a significant cultural intermediary of life today and is about the awareness of differences and diversity as a positive experience. To say it in the words of Louis Kahn: Every building must serve an institution of man.

Architektur

The work of United Architektur is based upon a solid foundation of design excellence, the achievement of value and best architectural quality. Working with teams, Jens Brinkmann is actively involved in the design and supervision of each project from the concept stage, through planning, budget control, project management and construction.

Jens Brinkmann

Jens Brinkmann is a board member of the regional Association of German Architects (BDA) in Berlin. He worked as an architect in Germany, Brazil, the USA, Chile and France. Brinkmann has lectured as a guest at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, the Universidade de São Paulo, the ENS d’Architecture de Paris La Villette and ESAP in Porto

Berlin. São Paulo

Brinkmann worked in the office of Paulo Mendes da Rocha / MMBB Arquitetos and for Andrade Morettin Arquitetos in São Paulo. His articles about architecture, urbanism and metropolitan culture in Brazil have been published in renowned journals such as ARCH+ and BAUWELT/STADTBAUWELT. 

 

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Projects

Haus des Kindes

Haus des Kindes



Nursery school, Golßen, Germany, 2008
Haus des Kindes

Haus des Kindes



Nursery school, Golßen, Germany, 2008
Haus des Kindes

Haus des Kindes



Nursery school, Golßen, Germany, 2008
Haus des Kindes

Haus des Kindes



Nursery school, Golßen, Germany, 2008
Haus des Kindes

Haus des Kindes



Nursery school, Golßen, Germany, 2008
Haus des Kindes

Haus des Kindes



Nursery school, Golßen, Germany, 2008
Case Study House I

Case Study House I



Marienthal, Germany, 2019
Case Study House I

Case Study House I



Marienthal, Germany, 2019
Case Study House I

Case Study House I



Marienthal, Germany, 2019
Derneburg Castle

Derneburg Castle



Expert Architectural Report, Germany, 2005/06
Derneburg Castle

Derneburg Castle



Expert Architectural Report, Germany, 2005/06
Derneburg Castle

Derneburg Castle



Expert Architectural Report, Germany, 2005/06
River pop-up restaurant

River pop-up restaurant



RAW:almond, Winnipeg, Canada, 2014, 2nd Prize
Akademie für Malerei

Akademie für Malerei



Art school, Berlin, Germany, 2005
Seasonal Living Paúba

Seasonal Living Paúba



São Sebastião, Brazil, 2010
House  B

House B



Hannover, Germany, 2005
House  B

House B



Hannover, Germany, 2005
House B

House B



Hannover, Germany, 2005
Museum of the 20th Century

Museum of the 20th Century



Extention of Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2016
Museum of the 20th Century

Museum of the 20th Century



Extention of Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2016
This is not Manhattan

This is not Manhattan



New York City, USA, 1998, Finalist
Palmela Archeological Site Museum

Palmela Archeological Site Museum



Europan 8 Competition, Portugal, 2005
Art Installation with Bernd Trasberger

Art Installation with Bernd Trasberger



Humboldt Forum Berlin, 2018
Art Installation with Bernd Trasberger

Art Installation with Bernd Trasberger



Humboldt Forum Berlin, 2018
Hanse Trading

Hanse Trading



Warehouse, Fürstenwalde/Spree 2012-14
Hanse Trading

Hanse Trading



Warehouse, Fürstenwalde/Spree 2012-14
Gera01

Gera01



Transformation of an former embassy, Berlin, Germany, 2004/05
Meyer-Köring Meeting Room

Meyer-Köring Meeting Room



Law Firm, Berlin, Germany, 2008/2012
Meyer-Köring Office Library

Meyer-Köring Office Library



Law Firm, Berlin, Germany, 2008/2012
Meyer-Köring Office Library

Meyer-Köring Office Library



Law Firm, Berlin, Germany, 2008/2012
Meyer-Köring Office Furniture

Meyer-Köring Office Furniture



Law Firm, Berlin, Germany, 2016
Meyer-Köring Office Furniture

Meyer-Köring Office Furniture



Law Firm, Berlin, Germany, 2016
CH56

CH56



Photography Studio, Berlin, Germany, 2006
Dogs For Architecture!

Dogs For Architecture!



Marketing campaign, Berlin, 2019
Apartment House I

Apartment House I



Berlin, Germany, 2016
Tyrol Research Archive

Tyrol Research Archive



Hall in Tyrol, Austria, 2013
Venice Film Festival

Venice Film Festival



New location for the Venice Film Festival, Venice, 2001
Arnsberg Housing

Arnsberg Housing



Arnsberg-Neheim, Germany, 2013
Reinfeld Waterfront Concept Plan

Reinfeld Waterfront Concept Plan



Reinfeld, Germany, 2004
Stand and Service Unit St. Jakob

Stand and Service Unit St. Jakob



Athletic Sports Stadium, Basel, Switzerland, 2012
Bruggerhorn Lakeside Beach Resort

Bruggerhorn Lakeside Beach Resort



Competition, St. Margrethen, Switzerland, 2019
Aulendorf Housing

Aulendorf Housing



Aulendorf, Germany, 2007, 1st prize

Jens Brinkmann

Biography

Jens Brinkmann, the founder and head of this cross-disciplinary studio, worked as a student with Jean Nouvel in Paris and as an architect in the offices of Andrade Morettin Arquitetos, Paulo Mendes da Rocha and MMBB Arquitetos in São Paulo. Brinkmann graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA, as Master of Architecture in 1998 and from the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, as Graduate-Engineer-Architect in 2001. In 1997 he studied in the class for performance, film and painting at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig.

In 2004 he founded his own office, United Architektur in Berlin and with partners in São Paulo. From 2005 to 2012 Brinkmann was an assistant professor at the Brandenburgische Technische Universität (BTU) in Cottbus. Since 2019 he holds a doctorade degree (Dr. phil.) in Cultural Studies from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Brinkmann is a board member of the regional Association of German Architects (BDA) in Berlin.

Team

STAFF SINCE 2004 – PRESENT
Julie Biron,  Peter Breiler,  Simone Buck,  Jörg Burkart,  Lars Debbert,  Cristiane Egger,  Dana Faridani-Rad, Marina Felix,  Jens Gehrcken, Julius Hahmann, Sonja Hehemann,  Elena Herwath von Bittenfeld,  Felix Hildebrand,  Juliane Hummel, Derek Kleynhans, Francesca Klute, Lars Kowalke, Kristina Krings,  Vivien Mackrodt,  Martin Maleschka,  Minh Le, Lorenza Manfredi,  Peter Mehrtens,  Thomas Michal,  Magdalena Nottrott, Anton Orlowski, Taehun Oh, Carolin Paschke,  Thomas Peters, Paula Petrovíc, Noël Picaper,  Anna Ponge, Mona Rahal, Quentin Rihoux,  Enrique Sanchez,  Diana Saric,  Sven Schilling,  Robert Schöps,  Katharina Schüler,  Matthias Weyrauch,  Aya Yamanaka, Gonca Yilmaz,  Juan Carlos Zapata Baldrich, George Zautashvili,  Claire Zuber.

List of projects

CULTURAL / ARTS
2018: Competition
Mocca Eck: An Artifact of East German Modernism for the Humboldt Forum,
Art Installation with Bernd Trasberger, Berlin, Germany
2016: Competition
The Museum of the 20th Century and its urban integration, Berlin, Germany.
(with landscape architect Siegfried Bacher)
2014: Competition, 2nd Prize
RAW:almond River pop-up restaurant, Winnipeg, Canada
2005: Completed
Akademie für Malerei, Berlin-Charlottenburg.
2005: Competition
Bremen Art Gallery Extension, Bremen, Germany.
2004/06: Condition Assessment and Project study.
Derneburg Castle, near Hildesheim, Germany.
2004: Urban Design Idea Competition
Watermark Reinfeld, Waterfront Concept Plan and Housing, Reinfeld, Germany.

SPORTS / LEISURE
2012: Competition
Stand and Service Unit Athletic sports stadium St. Jakob, Basle, Switzerland. (with Bernd Huckriede)
2010-12: Project
Sauna and Spa Waldhotel Eiche, Burg/Spreewald, Germany.
2009: Competition
Senftenberg City Harbour, Senftenberg, Germany.

 

HOUSING
2019: Ongoing Project
Case Study House I, Weekend home, State of Brandenburg, Germany.
2013: Urban Design Competition
Landeswettbewerb 2013: Mixed generational district development in Arnsberg-Neheim »Wohnen und Leben am Müggenberg«. (with reset-studio)
2011: Competition
Europan 11: Würzburg. »Small-scale urbanity«, Concepts for the transformation of the Hubland urban district in Würzburg, Germany.
2008: Project
Paúba Seasonal Living, Beach House, São Paulo State, Brazil.
2007: Competition, 1st Prize
Housing Aulendorf, Germany. (with Alejandro Tomás-Roldán and Dana Matschek)
2005: Completed
House B, Hannover, Germany.
2004-05: Project
Amme Housing Complex and Restaurant, Hannover, Germany.
2004/05: Completed
Gera01, former GDR-Embassy of Nigeria in East-Berlin, Berlin-Pankow,
Germany. (with Dominik Schwarzer)

OFFICE
2016: Completed
Office furniture, Meyer-Köring Law firm, Berlin-Mitte, Germany.
2014: Competition
Town Hall extension with Civic Centre in Hohen Neuendorf, Germany.
(with Christoph Deimel and Iris Oelschläger)
2013: Completed
Conference room and library, Meyer-Köring Law firm, Berlin-Mitte, Germany.
2013: Project
Office for theoxx, São Paulo, Brazil.
2006: Completed
CH56. Remodeling photographer’s Studio, Berlin-Mitte.

EDUCATION / INSTITUTIONAL
2013: Competition
Archive and Research Centre of Tyrol’s National Museums, Austria.
(with Bernd Huckriede)
2008-09: Completed
Haus des Kindes nursery school, Golßen, Germany.
(with Bernd Huckriede, Doreen Ebert, Alejandro Tomás-Roldán)
2006: Competition
Renovation and extension Mercado de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal.
2005: Competition
Europan 9: Palmela. Palmela Archeological site Museum, Aldeia Bacelo, Portugal.
2005: Competition

INDUSTRIAL
2013-15: Project
Hanse Trading Warehouse, Fürstenwalde/Spree, Germany. (with Bernd Huckriede)
(with landscape architect Siegfried Bacher)

Lectures

Architecture as a Social and Cultural Intermediary of Life Today

EUROPE
2019: Opening Lecture for Exhibition THOMAS FLORSCHUETZ – DOPPELTER BODEN, BDA Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
2019: Presentation at Gebäudewirtschaft Cottbus, The Impact of Architecture on New Forms of Work Organization, Cottbus, Germany.
2018: Opening Lecture for Exhibition GROSSRAUM, BDA Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
2016: Interview for TV Cultura São Paulo – Programa Metrópolis, at Uferhallen
Berlin-Wedding, Germany.
2012: 33rd Congress of the International Commitee of the History of Arts,
The Challenge of the Object / Die Herausforderung des Objekts (CIHA 2012),
Nürnberg, Germany.
2011: BMBF-Conference “Metropolis and Landscapes. Luanda“, at Brandenburgische Techische Universität Cottbus, Germany.
2009: Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium.
2007: École Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Strasbourg, France.
2007: École Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette, France.
2006: Escola Superior Artística do Porto (ESAP), Portugal.

USA
2010: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Atlanta, USA.

BRAZIL
2017: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism (FAU), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2014: Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism (FAU), São Paulo, Brazil.
2011: Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie São Paulo, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, São Paulo, Brazil.
2010: Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Doctoral Degree Programs, São Paulo, Brazil.
2009: DAAD-Conference „Architecture and Identity. Berlin in São Paulo / Arquitetura e Identidade. Berlim em São Paulo“, Goethe Institut São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

 

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The Impact of Architecture on New Forms of Work Organization
Gebäudewirtschaft Cottbus GmbH, Germany, 29 January 2019

Jens Brinkmann talks about the future Start-Up Incubator and Co-Working Space RCGC in Cottbus. The new building aims to promote innovation and creativity to generate new forms of work in both the city of Cottbus and surrounding Lausitz region. Located next to the campus of the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), it concentrates tech start-up activities in a single center. The architectural concept proposes a public ground floor that acts as a display to connect with the city. The foyer, workshop room and conference area provide generous spaces for multiples uses. The flexible, open character of the interior start-up and co-working spaces is reflected by the translucent nature of the dynamic textile façade.
[Image: Gebäudewirtschaft Cottbus GmbH]

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Großraum

Opening Lecture and Exhibition, BDA Gallery, Berlin, 7 June 2018

The exhibition, Großraum (Big Space), portrays the multifaceted complexity of architectural space in its cultural and artistic form. It presents two diametrically opposed artistic approaches from artists Sonya Schönberger and Daniel Janik in direct juxtaposition. They question the influence of architecture on social space, countered by the investigation of real space through its densification as well as using the example of the residential high-rise building at Zingster Straße 25 in Berlin Neu-Hohenschönhausen. At the opening of the exhibition, actors Anne Ratte-Polle and Florian Anderer read an excerpt from the book »Zingster Straße 25«, by Sonya Schönberger.
[Photos Sonya Schönberger, Jens Brinkmann]

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Housing typologies for the community
Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Cottbus, Germany, 24 April 2012

Jens Brinkmann speaks about the qualities of communal living. The Seminar »Berlin: Urban Typologies II« explores the clearly noticeable development in Berlin towards new collective urban typologies. Frei Otto’s flexible housing (»Wohnregal«), consisting of stacked single-family homes within a concrete framework which emerged as experimental housing in the International Building Exhibition IBA 1987 in the former diplomatic quarter in Tiergarten, is one of the earliest phenomenal examples thereof.
[Image: Flexible Housing Berlin, Architect Frei Otto, Photo Jens Brinkmann]

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The close-by and the elsewhere: Seasonal Living

Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Cottbus, Germany, 28 April 2008

Seasonal living is an urban phenomenon in the countryside. The city dweller wants to leave the overregulated civilisation from time to time. A yearning for the primal, the simple, lures him into nature. With the periodical adjustment of the centre of life, a form of living has developed here that should be called »seasonal«. Seasonal living puts the period of utilisation and its influence on architecture in the centre of consideration. Dualism, connection to nature, flexibility and reduction are major features of seasonal architecture.
[Image: Casa na Barra do Sahy, Nitsche Arquitetos, Brazil, Photo Nitsche Arquitetos]

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New Housing in Central Berlin
DAAD-Conference „Architecture and Identity. Berlin in São Paulo“, Goethe Institut São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 6 November 2009

Against the background of demographic shifts, such as the aging of society and changes in lifestyles and workstyles as well as through political and city planning efforts, downtown Berlin has become an attractive place for everyday life and residence. In this lecture, Jens Brinkmann talks about the significant history of housing in Central Berlin and presents a series of innovative residential buildings, all of whose construction has been motivated by a wish to combine individualized living spaces with a sense of community and nearness to neighbors.
[Image: Design Concept for an Apartment Building in Berlin, United Architektur]

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Scales of Nature in Architecture
Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Cottbus, Germany, 21 April 2011

Jens Brinkmann speaks about the rich variety of forms, expressiveness and the diverse interaction between nature and contemporary architecture. Scales of nature in architecture such as wilderness, landscapes, garden and plants oppose terms such as »artificial« nature, decontextualisation, intensification, hybridization and redesigning of landscapes. This accompanies ecological considerations, climate-friendly building typologies, passive and active solar output as well as green roofs, geothermal energy and the preparation of rain/gray water.
[Image: Small Garden, Japan, Photo Jens Brinkmann]

 

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Teaching Design Studio
Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Cottbus, Germany, 2005-2012

Jens Brinkmann taught Design studio at the Chair of Housing and Institutional Buildings of Professor Bernd Huckriede at the Brandenburgische Technische Universität in Cottbus. He lectured as a guest at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, the Universidade de São Paulo (FAU-USP), the ENS d’Architecture de Paris La Villette and the Escola Superior das Artes Plasticas de Porto (ESAP). Brinkmann initiated several research programs and conferences with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). [Image: Design Studio at TU Cottbus, Final Project Presentation Martin Maleschka]

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Universität Potsdam, Postdam, Germany, 9 May 2015

The story of architecture is also the story of the threshold between interior and exterior spaces. The presentation draws a line from the Central European door and door symbolism to traditional Japanese spatial concepts as well as examples of modern architecture and presents the unique interaction between entrance, threshold and interspace.
[Image: Sugimoto House, Kyōto, Photo Jens Brinkmann]

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Towards a New Metropolitan Culture
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, FAU, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 August 2017

The story of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany is also a story of Berlin and Brandenburg reuniting. The historic unity between the two was also divided during the division of Germany and Berlin. Since 1989, architects and urban planners have worked on the process of merging Berlin and Brandenburg and have found many solutions to this challenge. While Berlin found its identity as the old and new capital, Brandenburg had to reestablish its own identity. In 2025, the metropolitan area of Berlin-Brandenburg will be one of the two regions with the highest population increase in Germany. This need for action comprises a major social and political potential for the formation of a future metropolitan culture.
[Image: Graphic Jens Brinkmann]

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Hybrid Authenticity: Dresden
Universidade de São Paulo, FAU, São Paulo, Brazil, 18 March 2010

Jens Brinkmann discusses the question of historical authenticity within the old city centre of Dresden and compares it with the identity of Dresden’s present-day centre.  The damage due to the Second World War lead to a near complete destruction of the historic City structure.  Since the division and reunification of Germany, different concepts have emerged with regards to the question of reconstruction and rebuilding. The presentation discusses the approach to urban and historic preservation by the German Democratic Republic and compares it with the reconstruction approach of the Federal Republic of Germany after 1990.
[Image: Dresden Neumarkt, Photo Jens Brinkmann]

 

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São Paulo: Urban Scales
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, 13 October 2010

Jens Brinkmann looks at São Paulo from the perspective of different scales: landscape, cityscape and architecture. The continuing expansion and complexity of the urban space complicates analysis and makes it difficult to articulate a broader picture. The change of scale and shift of urban perception are phenomena which are of particular relevance in São Paulo’s evolution. Brinkmann presents the history, past and present of the successive urban layers and the exemplary architecture that has emerged from each one.
[Image: São Paulo Pacaembu, Photo Theo Siqueira]


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Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Cottbus, Germany, 18 July 2013

The new »Plano Diretor Estratégico 2013« was established by Fernando de Mello Franco ( Councilor for Building and Construction between 2012 and 2016), as an important foundation for the city development of São Paulo. Jens Brinkman reports on the first steps of the implementation and the execution of the urban development competition »Projeto Tiête«, which should restructure metropolitan areas as well as provide new residential areas, public infrastructure and green spaces in São Paulo.
[Image: Competition documents, São Paulo, Jens Brinkmann]

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On Paulo Mendes da Rocha: Architecture, City and Nature
Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Cottbus, Germany, 22 October 2008

Jens Brinkmann worked in the office of Paulo Mendes da Rocha and MMBB Arquitetos in São Paulo. In his lecture, he presents the work of this great Brazilian architect and the impact it has on today’s generation of young architects in Brazil. Mendes da Rocha’s way of working together with several young architectural firms led to a unique interexchange of concepts and ideas among the generations.
[Image: Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Jens Brinkmann, Christopher Burns]

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Architecture as a Space of Social Interaction: The Centro Cultural São Paulo
33rd Congress of the International Commitee of the History of Arts, The Challenge of the Object / Die Herausforderung des Objekts (CIHA 2012), Nürnberg, Germany, 20 July 2012

In spite of the political situation, the Centro Cultural São Paulo was opened in 1982 during the Brazilian military dictatorship, as Brazil’s first cultural centre. From the beginning, the project of the then young architects Eurico Prado Lopes and Luiz Benedito de Castro Telles, was thought of as a multidisciplinary space. A hybrid spatial plan, in the form of an extensive cultural programme and the mixture of basic civic services, has resulted in a highly charged venue.
[Image: Centro Cultural São Paulo, Photo Jens Brinkmann]

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Metropolis and Landscapes. Luanda
Universidade Augostinho Neto, Luanda, Angola, 8. November 2010

Jens Brinkmann talks about the conservation of natural compensation zones in fast growing metropolitan regions as a political instrument for improving regional quality of life, based on the example case of Luanda and Quissama National Park. The research project “Metropolis and Landscape, Luanda” brings into focus the situation in fast growing urban regions, which border on protected natural landscapes. The aim of this project is the strategic planning of information, education and land use concept for the Kwanza River Valley in the Quissama National Park as a model region for sustainable development.
[Image: Luanda Bay, Angola, Photo Jens Brinkmann]

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Towards a New Architecture in Southern Africa
Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Cottbus, Germany, 7 November 2012

The contemporary architecture in Southern Africa (Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa) is informed by the wish to express a new national identity on the one hand and to represent international advancement and cutting edge technology on the other hand. Historical architecture in the cityscape and unique buildings of colonial modernity are threatened in many places or have already vanished. The presentation discusses this difficult development and presents examples of a new and hopeful generation of architects.
[Image: Luanda, Angola, Photo Jens Brinkmann]

Publications

PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS

– Brinkmann, Jens: Thomas Florschuetz: Doppelter Boden, in: der architekt, Bund Deutscher Architekten BDA, Nr. 3, 2019, S.80-81.
– Brinkmann, Jens: Der neue Bürgersinn – Brasiliens Gesellschaft als Modell?, in: STADTBAUWELT 200. Brasilien gehört uns!, Bauverlag, 2013, S.34-39.
– Brinkmann, Jens: Meyer-Köring Law firm Berlin, A+D, Nr. 33, 2009.
– Brinkmann, Jens: São Paulo. Urban scales – Architecture as symbiosis of landscape and cityscape, ARCH+, Nr.190, 2008.

CONFERENCES

– Brinkmann, Jens: A Multidisciplinary Space for the Evolution of Brazilian Culture – The Centro Cultural São Paulo. In: Großmann, Ulrich & Krutisch, Petra: The Challenge of the Object / Die Herausforderung des Objekts, Congress Proceedings, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, 2013.
– Brinkmann, Jens; Ferroni, Eduardo; Huckriede, Bernd: Architecture and Identity. Berlin in São Paulo / Arquitetura e Identidade. Berlim em São Paulo. Goethe Institut São Paulo, German Ecademic Exchange Service, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus, 2009.

BOOKS

– Brinkmann, Jens: The Avenida Paulista As A Place For Culture In The 21st Century. In: Roland Grätz. MINHASP, edition esefeld & traub, 2013, S.17-20.
– Brinkmann, Jens; Huckriede, Bernd: From Arved Jürgensohn to the summerhouse Eckart Muthesius: Seasonal Living. Hiddensee. Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus, 2012.
– Brinkmann, Jens; Huckriede, Bernd; Schwartze, Frank: Metropolis and Landscapes. Luanda. Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus, 2011.
– Brinkmann, Jens; Huckriede, Bernd: São Paulo: urban scales. Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus, 2010.
– Brinkmann, Jens; Huckriede, Bernd: The close-by and the elsewhere: Seasonal Living, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus, 2008.
– Brinkmann, Jens: Urbane Landschaften – Flamengo Park (1962-65), Technische Universität Braunschweig, 2001.

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The new Civic Spirit – Brazilian Society as model?

What do the protests of 2013, families on bicycles in the centre of São Paulo, Indigenous people in the Brazilian Parliament, the São Paulo Architecture Biennale’s motto “City – How to make, how to use“, the billionaire Philip Yang and a new museum in Vitória have in common? What do we know about Brazil – the rising country on the search for identity? How did the positive economic growth in the past years impact Brazil’s society and the global perception of Brazil? The theory of a new public spirit and Brazil’s society as model for other societies strike me as interesting concepts which I will explore.

Brinkmann, Jens: Der neue Bürgersinn – Brasiliens Gesellschaft als Modell? In: Stadtbauwelt 200. Brasilien gehört uns!, Bauverlag, 2013, p. 34-39.

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The Avenida Paulista As A Place For Culture In The 21st Century

This article is about the history of Avenida Paulista, a Brazilian myth, the economic center of South America and a reflection of the complex urbanity of São Paulo. Fifty years after the construction of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), the new building of the Instituto Moreira Salles/SP represents ,in a special way, the transition between public and architectural space. It proves that cultural institutions can initiate processes as a catalyst of social developments that have far-reaching urban and social effects.

Brinkmann, Jens: The Avenida Paulista As A Place For Culture In The 21st Century. In: Roland Grätz. MINHASP, edition esefeld & traub, Stuttgart 2013, p. 17-20.


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From Arved Jürgensohn to the summerhouse Eckart Muthesius: Seasonal Living. Hiddensee

The history of the property at number 3 Kirchweg, Kloster on the island of Hiddensee, is also the story of two personalities, whose life and work is especially connected with the island. In a fascinating manner, the story is a reflection of German history in the twentieth century, from the Weimar Republic to the reunification of a divided Germany. Arved Jürgensohn (1862-1927) and Eckart Muthesius (1904-1989) belonged to the German avantgarde artists, writers, architects and intellectuals, who at the beginning of the twentieth century found naturality, leisure and spiritual inspiration in the unique local landscape.

Brinkmann, Jens. Huckriede, Bernd: From Arved Jürgensohn to the summerhouse Eckart Muthesius: Seasonal Living. Hiddensee. Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus 2012.

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The close-by and the elsewhere: Seasonal Living

Seasonal living is an urban phenomenon in the countryside. The city dweller wants to leave the overregulated civilisation from time to time. A yearning for the primal, the simple, lures him into nature. With the periodical adjustment of the centre of life, a form of living has developed here that should be called >seasonal<. Seasonal living puts the period of utilisation and its influence on architecture in the centre of consideration. Dualism, connection to nature, flexibility and reduction are major features of seasonal architecture.

Brinkmann, Jens. Huckriede, Bernd: The close-by and the elsewhere: Seasonal Living. Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus 2008.

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Urban scales – Architecture as symbiosis of landscape and cityscape

This article is a study on São Paulo, a city that is still in the process of emancipation in terms of its architectural output and cultural self-confidence. São Paulo‘s cityscape represents a unique symbiosis of original geography and urbanized area. The natural topography had and still has an enormous impact on the urban fingerprint and the architecture particular to this new landscape. The objective is to examine this process of successive urban overlays and a series of carefully calibrated architectures it has created.

Brinkmann, Jens: Urban scales – Architecture as symbiosis of landscape and cityscape, ARCH+, Stadtarchitektur São Paulo – Ausblick auf ein soziales Raumkonzept, Nr. 190, 2008, p. 46-49

Consultancy

Services for the Examination and Condition Assessment of
International Properties For Sale

1.  ARCHITECTURAL INSPECTION
Architectural Services Provided will include:
– Critical assessment of the current general condition of the building, of the technical equipment and infrastructure.
– Evaluation of original plans (if existing) in relation to the building as it is today.
– Site visit.

3.  DESIGN STRATEGY
Development of design strategies based on Condition Assessment Report:
– Preparation of complete design proposal.
– Perspective drawing studies of interior and exterior spaces.
– Presentation of estimated costs based on design proposal.

2.  CONDITION ASSESSMENT REPORT
The Condition Assessment Report will include:
– Presentation and elaboration of the assets.
– Professional assessment of the building and site.
– Recommendation.

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#01  Reference
»Derneburg Castle. Expert Architectural Report«, Derneburg, Germany

This project included a condition assessment of Derneburg Castle (former residence of German painter Georg Baselitz) as well as the architecture and landscape Documentation of the adjacent Farm Buildings. In addition, UA was responsible for the coordination of reports detailing the technical and structural condition of the buildings.

Client: Andrew Hall, New York City, USA

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#02 Reference
»Vacation Home For Sale Island of Elba«, Tuscany, Italy

Information on request.

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#03 Reference

»Survey apartment building Falkensteinstraße«, Berlin, Germany
The project included a survey of an apartment building on Falkensteinstraße in Berlin-Kruezberg. UA was responsible for the coordination of a report detailing the technical and structural condition of the building.

Client: Ted George, Atlanta, USA

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#04 Reference
»Survey Hiddensee«, Island of Hiddensee, Baltic Sea, Germany
The project included a survey of a family property on the island of Hiddensee in the Baltic Sea.The objective of the survey was to confirm the ownership and accurate boundaries of the property as well as the possibility of a future use.

Client: Lauren McCroskey, Seattle, USA

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#05 Reference
»Desgin Proposal Vacation Home Paúba Beach«, São Paulo, Brazil

Information on request.

Client: Helio Alves de Sousa, Santos, Brazil

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