SELFMADE CITY Project

SELF MADE CITY is about alternative mechanisms of urban development. The success of our cities in the future will hinge upon how we utilize further development to improve urbanity—with an adequate amount of suitable, affordable housing and planning that meets our growing ecological challenges. The housing markets of our major cities are determined today however, mainly by profit-driven developments. New alternatives offer the increase of choice and reduction of costs at the same time—projects that help to foster neighborhoods and to enable affordable, adaptable, customized living solutions. Collective projects in the form of co-housing, associations or other alternative development models, help to meet this challenge and have produced an architectural quality and urban diversity in recent years that is exemplary. The projects here are built, best-practice examples, published in “SELF MADE CITY, Self-initiated Urban Living and Architectural Interventions“ by Kristien Ring (ed.), Jovis 2013, and part of the Urban Living Project.

SELF MADE CITY is about alternative mechanisms of urban development. The success of our cities in the future will hinge upon how we utilize further development to improve urbanity—with an adequate amount of suitable, affordable housing and planning that meets our growing ecological challenges. The housing markets of our major cities are determined today however, mainly by profit-driven developments. New alternatives offer the increase of choice and reduction of costs at the same time—projects that help to foster neighborhoods and to enable affordable, adaptable, customized living solutions. Collective projects in the form of co-housing, associations or other alternative development models, help to meet this challenge and have produced an architectural quality and urban diversity in recent years that is exemplary. The projects here are built, best-practice examples, published in “SELF MADE CITY, Self-initiated Urban Living and Architectural Interventions“ by Kristien Ring (ed.), Jovis 2013, and part of the Urban Living Project.

Self Made City Project // Spreefeld / Die Zusammenarbeiter + carpaneto + fatkoehl + BAR architekten

Gemeinschaftsorientierte, experimentelle und gemischte Nachbarschaft bewahrt den öffentlichen Zugang zur Spree / Community-focused, Experimental and Mixed-use Neighborhood Opens up the Spree to the Public

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Self Made City Berlin, Ritterstrasse 50, ifau und Jesko Fezer I HEIDE & VON BECKERATH

Self Made City Project // Ritterstrasse 50 / ifau und Jesko Fezer I HEIDE & VON BECKERATH

Partizipativer Entwurfsprozess ermöglichte adaptierbare Privat- und Gemeinschaftsräume /
Participatory design process enabled adaptable private and shared spaces

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SELF MADE CITY: Mechanisms of Alternative Urban Development, MakeCity Festival, Berlin

Event // Self Made City – Mechanisms of Alternative Development

An international look at the synergies between self-initiated development and urban planning policy.

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Urban Living Berlin, BARArchitekten, Oderberger Strasse

Self Made City Project // Oderberger Strasse 56 / BARarchitekten

Hybride flexible Architektur unterstützt eine grundlegende Mischung und aktiviert so die Urbanität /
Hybrid, flexible architecture supports a vital mix, activating the urban environment

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Self Made City Project Berlin / Flussbad / realitiesunited / Perspective

Self Made City Project // Flussbad / realities:united + Flussbad Berlin e.V.

Nachdem die Idee eines selbstinitiierten Projekts international und national an Aufmerksamkeit gewonnen hat, wächst die Wahrscheinlichkeit der Umsetzung („crowd“ vorangetrieben)/
A self-initiated project that after winning international and national recognition is now gaining probability—crowd propelled transformation

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Big Yard Zanderroth Architekten, Urban Living Berlin, Verdichtung / Density

Self Made City Project // Big Yard / Zanderroth Architekten

Neue Typologien für urbanes Wohnen mit Gemeinschafts-Hofgarten /
Alternative urban housing typology with shared courtyard garden

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