Living Systems is an interdisciplinary research and design practice, examining the intersection of architecture, urban design, real estate and technology.
Finding and establishing an equilibrium in our often disrupted living systems requires attentiveness and care, as well as thorough research with actionable results. How can we help the planet, our home, maintain homeostasis? What does balance look like, how dynamic is it, and how do we, as individuals and diverse communities, relate with it?
We approach these questions by investigating living systems of various sizes — cities, neighbourhoods, houses – as they can function as blueprints to interact and operate at scale. Coming from the fields of architecture, urban design, technology and finance, we analyse urban and non-urban living environments, and identify their potentials.
Collaboratively, we develop proposals for equitable, resilient living. Rooted in research and integrative systems innovation, we design and implement new, scalable ways of participation, co-ownership and sustainable building.
Our purpose is to develop models for human habitation that respect the planet's boundaries, serve the common good, sustain life at scale, and nourish the future.
Living Systems offers consultancy services and engages in project development (incubation). Both streams are interlinked; we believe in long-term collaboration and encourage our clients to become partners in order to create holistic, seminal projects (ventures).
Open House is a social and sustainable modular housing system for the urban scale.
Complex (Institute) is set to promote open, ethical and inclusive data use in the urban context.
Bauhütte 4.0 is a giga-factory like production unit, R&D center and open city lab for urban scale timber construction on the grounds of former Tegel Airport in Berlin.