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b+ is an architecture practice in-the-making. It is a continuation and reorientation of the collaborative practice Brandlhuber+ which is based in Berlin since 2006. The process of reorientation and new formation includes a conceptual as well as economic restructuring reacting to the changing conditions of architectural production.

b+ is, on one hand, looking into new issues and fields of practice trying to understand architecture systemically and beyond the built object. On the other hand, b+ wants to change the conditions of production in which architecture is thought and realized. In concrete terms we are asking: What are the challenges for architecture in a changing society and how can we as architects produce both ecologically and economically sustainable answers to these challenges?

The conceptual and corporate orientation of b+ therefore is our first project. In the course of 2021, we will be conducting discussions and projects in an open process with different parties involved: from theory and practice, with local and global interests. In this way, we aim to create a framework in which we can use various architectural formats—buildings, campaigns, exhibitions, texts and films—to define a common goal and a first path for the coming years and projects.

We start anew as a team of independent architects linking the idea of collaboration that drives the practice ever since its beginnings.

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collaborations since 2006

Brandlhuber+ 2038; 2G, Moisés Puente; a42.org (AdBK Nürnberg); akademie c/o Architektur und Stadtforschung (AdBK Nürnberg), Anna-Catharina Gebbers and Christian Posthofen; ARCH+; architecten de vylder vinck taillieu; Marius Babias; BARarchitekten; Mark Bain; Barbara Van Der Wee Architects; Barkow Leibinger; BAST; Benedikt Gondolf; Bogdan & Van Broeck; Büro für Konstruktivismus, Sandra Bartoli and Silvan Linden; Thomas Burlon; Thomas Demand; Georg Diez; Doorzon Interieurarchitecten; Marta Dyachenko; El Croquis, Fernando Márquez Cecilia and Richard Levene; Markus Emde; ERA; Martín Ferrari; Olaf Grawert; Alexander Görg; Constanze Haas; Florian Hertweck; Angelika Hinterbrandner; HKW; Tobias Hönig; Andrijana Ivanda; Eveline Jürgens; June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff; Roberta Jurčić; Christian Kerez; Walther König; KOW; Niklas Maak; MANIERA; Thomas Mayfried; Isa Melsheimer; Giacomo Messina; Michalski&Wagner; Muck Petzet Architekten; n.b.k. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein; Fritz Neumeyer; Erica Overmeer; Manfred Pernice; Anselm Reyle; Riegler Riewe Architekten; Nikolai von Rosen; Christopher Roth; Sam Chermayeff Office; Peter Schiering; station+ (D-ARCH ETH Zurich); Antonia Steger; unprofessional studio; Caspar Viereckel


selected publications

selected exhibitions

0163 Deutsche Werkbund Ausstellung, Venice, 2014
0157 Utopie beginnt im Kleinen, Fellbach, 2013
0156 Neue Bescheidenheit, Bielefeld, 2013
0138 Expedaction, Berlin, 2011
0130 Concrete Society, Berlin, Miami, 2010
0103 Box 2.0 cph, Copenhagen, 2005
0100 Collecting the future, Antwerp, 2005
0095 10:01, São Paulo, 2004
0064 Archilab 2001, Orléans, 2001
0056 Heilige 3 Könige, Cologne, 2001
0051.1 Die Gründung der Akademie, Sindelfingen, 2000
0050 Offene Räume, Stuttgart, 2000
0047 Diastat, Cologne, 1999
0022 Speculation, Copenhagen, 1998
0008 Das letzte Haus, Graz, 1995
0003.1 Neanderthal Museum, Berlin, 2016

Arno Brandlhuber

is an architect and urban planner. In 2006, he founded the collaborative practice Brandlhuber+ in Berlin. His work includes architectural and research projects, exhibitions, publications, and political interventions. His research about the idea of legislation in architecture and urban design resulted in three movies, 0187.2 Legislating Architecture (2016), 0199 The Property Drama (2017), and 0213 Architecting after Politics (2018), produced with the artist and director Christopher Roth. Brandlhuber has been Associate Professor of Architecture and Design at the ETH Zurich since 2017. Together with Olaf Grawert, Nikolaus Hirsch, and Christopher Roth he is curating the German Pavilion for the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale 2021.