May 29, 2014
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Kyoto Workshop has been a sucessful cooperation between Kyoto Seika University and Hochschule Anhalt - DIA -Masters Program. Living @ School asked students and teachers to envisage these future spaces of intercultural communication: What do you learn from where you live and how do you live by what you learn? Stay tuned for a wide range of amazing results on www.sustainable-design-methods.net.

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Kyoto Workshop has been a sucessful cooperation between Kyoto Seika University and Hochschule Anhalt - DIA -Masters Program. Living @ School asked students and teachers to envisage these future spaces of intercultural communication: What do you learn from where you live and how do you live by what you learn? Stay tuned for a wide range of amazing results on www.sustainable-design-methods.net.

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May 13, 2014
Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Elective Peter Ruge - Sustainable Design Methods 4 - 2014
Good Vibrations 2 Workshop Series
Congratulations to the Dessau Institute of Architecture Sustainable Design Methods students who participated in Workshop 1, (What Comes After) Metamodernism?, held last weekend in cooperation with ESMOD Berlin University of Arts for Fashion Masters Programme – Sustainability in Fashion.  After an intensive panel discussion, four groups were formed between ESMOD Berlin, IFM - Institute de la Mode Francais and DIA Dessau to discuss and explore the topics: Open Spaces - Entertainment - Publishing and Behavior.  Thank you to all the participating students for their commitment and enthusiasm throughout this inter-disclipinary collaboration. The post-presentation energy seen here by the Symys-Term Behavior Group was shown by all. 
Photo: Symys-Term Behavior Group with DIA students Neeta Paul, Mina Meskarani and Tijana Savic. Photo thanks to and Copyright of Tijana Savic.

Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Elective Peter Ruge - Sustainable Design Methods 4 - 2014

Good Vibrations 2 Workshop Series

Congratulations to the Dessau Institute of Architecture Sustainable Design Methods students who participated in Workshop 1, (What Comes After) Metamodernism?, held last weekend in cooperation with ESMOD Berlin University of Arts for Fashion Masters Programme – Sustainability in Fashion.  After an intensive panel discussion, four groups were formed between ESMOD Berlin, IFM - Institute de la Mode Francais and DIA Dessau to discuss and explore the topics: Open Spaces - Entertainment - Publishing and Behavior.  Thank you to all the participating students for their commitment and enthusiasm throughout this inter-disclipinary collaboration. The post-presentation energy seen here by the Symys-Term Behavior Group was shown by all. 

Photo: Symys-Term Behavior Group with DIA students Neeta Paul, Mina Meskarani and Tijana Savic. Photo thanks to and Copyright of Tijana Savic.

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May 13, 2014
Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters ProgrammeMasters Thesis Studio Peter Ruge - ‘Learning Health’
Wang Yan Wei - Saftey and Health of Chinese Food(Work In Progress)
'In recent years,more and more Chinese people are becoming concerned about the issue of food safety. The government has received increasing local and international pressure from the public to solve this ongoing problem. 
Despite enhanced awareness, evidence of many scandals are still being reported on the internet and in other media where children are being harmed.
So how do we inform the public, and their children about ‘learning health’? My project concept is ‘Edutainment’, a combination of education and entertainment, that focuses on children and the prevention of illness.’

Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Masters Thesis Studio Peter Ruge - ‘Learning Health’

Wang Yan Wei - Saftey and Health of Chinese Food
(Work In Progress)

'In recent years,more and more Chinese people are becoming concerned about the issue of food safety. The government has received increasing local and international pressure from the public to solve this ongoing problem.

Despite enhanced awareness, evidence of many scandals are still being reported on the internet and in other media where children are being harmed.

So how do we inform the public, and their children about ‘learning health’? My project concept is ‘Edutainment’, a combination of education and entertainment, that focuses on children and the prevention of illness.’

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May 9, 2014
'Good Vibrations - Beyond Bauhaus'Sustainable Design Methods – Studio Peter RugeDessau Institute of Architecture
Workshop in cooperation with Prof. Tsutomu Hayama, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, JapanEVOLUTION Tea HouseBy Haruna Shimizu, Karin Miyaji, Yulia Markelova, Sokol Yonov, Oreoluwa Opeoluwa Martin, Jianglong Li and MingQiang Hu.
'As the Bauhaus is always open for new ideas, we wanted to think of this project as a more conceptual, philosophical idea.  The concept is based on the Oriental Japanese Philosophy that includes 3 aspects:
人     (Hitobito)           Spirit, Human
地          (Ji)                Earth, Ground
天         (Ten)              Heaven, SkyThe idea was to create 3 tea houses near the Bauhaus, each of them representing one of these aspects.The first tea-house represents ‘Human Level‘ – a special sphere shape will create a particular feeling to help a person go deep inside ones feelings, understand him/herself, meditate.The second tea-house represents ‘Ground Level’ – a more traditional tea-house made of bamboo, open to a horizontal view, so that the people inside can observe the surroundings, understand the real world, communicate with people.The third tea-house represents ‘Sky Level’ – a particular shape open to the sky but closed from the ground, so that one can look only up and imagine, create their own  new and better world, dream.Each of the tea-houses would have different tea ceremonys to create special moods.These 3 tea-houses are located in 3 different places, but connected with one main idea of EVOLUTION. Each of the tea-houses is a STEP that a person has to take to get to another level of self-evolution.  It can be 1-2-3 steps, but depending on a person it can be 2-3-1, 3-1-2 etc.In the end – it’s all about the experience, not about the result. That’s how we grow as human-beings.’

'Good Vibrations - Beyond Bauhaus'
Sustainable Design Methods – Studio Peter Ruge
Dessau Institute of Architecture

Workshop in cooperation with Prof. Tsutomu Hayama, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan


EVOLUTION Tea House

By Haruna Shimizu, Karin Miyaji, Yulia Markelova, Sokol Yonov, Oreoluwa Opeoluwa Martin, Jianglong Li and MingQiang Hu.

'As the Bauhaus is always open for new ideas, we wanted to think of this project as a more conceptual, philosophical idea.  

The concept is based on the Oriental Japanese Philosophy that includes 3 aspects:

人     (Hitobito)           Spirit, Human

地          (Ji)                Earth, Ground

天         (Ten)              Heaven, Sky

The idea was to create 3 tea houses near the Bauhaus, each of them representing one of these aspects.


The first tea-house represents ‘Human Level‘ – a special sphere shape will create a particular feeling to help a person go deep inside ones feelings, understand him/herself, meditate.

The second tea-house represents ‘Ground Level’ – a more traditional tea-house made of bamboo, open to a horizontal view, so that the people inside can observe the surroundings, understand the real world, communicate with people.

The third tea-house represents ‘Sky Level’ – a particular shape open to the sky but closed from the ground, so that one can look only up and imagine, create their own  new and better world, dream.

Each of the tea-houses would have different tea ceremonys to create special moods.

These 3 tea-houses are located in 3 different places, but connected with one main idea of EVOLUTION. Each of the tea-houses is a STEP that a person has to take to get to another level of self-evolution.  It can be 1-2-3 steps, but depending on a person it can be 2-3-1, 3-1-2 etc.

In the end – it’s all about the experience, not about the result. That’s how we grow as human-beings.’

May 6, 2014
1st Annual Panel at ESMOD Berlin | M.A.'GAZINE

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Preparations are under way for Sustainable Design Methods Workshop in cooperation with ESMOD Berlin University of Arts for Fashion Masters Programme – Sustainability in Fashion. The annual panel discussion and workshop will bring together guest speakers and students from various backgrounds and specialisations. Borrowing from a range of disciplines, the three day symposium will investigate the emerging polarity between ideas of digital/ global, and manual/local in sustainable design practice.

We are looking forward to DIA’s Master of Architectural students joining the panel and the workshop on friday.

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May 6, 2014
Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften: Universitätbibliothek

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Meet us … Green Health City … 6 Minuten und 40 Sekunden … Pecha Kucha … Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften … Institut für Philosophie, Literatur-, Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte und weitere spannende insights aus dem Land der Mitte

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May 6, 2014
Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters ProgrammeMasters Thesis Studio Peter Ruge - ‘Learning Health’
Youzhui Wang - Health City(Work In Progress)'As we all know,Beijing is a wonderful and critical city in the world today. On the one hand, Beijng is developing rapidly. On the other hand, there are many problems like traffic, high density, fog and so on. Even though the living standard and conditions are not ideal for human beings, there are more and more young people moving together to Beijing. That makes the situation in Beijing worse and worse. From 1200 to 1800, between the Song Dynasty and Qing Dynasty, Beijing was the biggest city in the world. Now Beijing is a Mega-city, and still attracts the tourists from all over the world.Based in Beijing - Tianjin Express, combines the two stations, Yizhuang and Yongle with the health of the city. Resembling two dragons playing with two pearls, or two green floating ribbons on the Beijing - Tianjin Express. There will be two centers in this area, one centre for Chinese traditional medicine, and the other for Western modern medicine.Tianjin Express will link Beijing and Tianjin, two big cities in China. The design aims at servicing aged people and associated diseases. Environments that promote health include a combination of facilities that treat illness and promote health through a process that involves diagnosis, cure, rehabilitation, rejuvenation, and prevention. Check-up programs that focus on geriatric care management and faculty’s specific to stem cell research form a central hub of the development complex.’

Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Masters Thesis Studio Peter Ruge - ‘Learning Health’

Youzhui Wang - Health City
(Work In Progress)

'As we all know,Beijing is a wonderful and critical city in the world today. On the one hand, Beijng is developing rapidly. On the other hand, there are many problems like traffic, high density, fog and so on. Even though the living standard and conditions are not ideal for human beings, there are more and more young people moving together to Beijing. That makes the situation in Beijing worse and worse. From 1200 to 1800, between the Song Dynasty and Qing Dynasty, Beijing was the biggest city in the world. Now Beijing is a Mega-city, and still attracts the tourists from all over the world.

Based in Beijing - Tianjin Express, combines the two stations, Yizhuang and Yongle with the health of the city. Resembling two dragons playing with two pearls, or two green floating ribbons on the Beijing - Tianjin Express. There will be two centers in this area, one centre for Chinese traditional medicine, and the other for Western modern medicine.

Tianjin Express will link Beijing and Tianjin, two big cities in China. The design aims at servicing aged people and associated diseases. Environments that promote health include a combination of facilities that treat illness and promote health through a process that involves diagnosis, cure, rehabilitation, rejuvenation, and prevention. Check-up programs that focus on geriatric care management and faculty’s specific to stem cell research form a central hub of the development complex.’

May 2, 2014
'Good Vibrations - Beyond Bauhaus'Sustainable Design Methods – Studio Peter RugeDessau Institute of Architecture
Workshop in cooperation with Prof. Tsutomu Hayama, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, JapanCORNER Tea HouseBy Ai Kato, Haruka Ueeda, Steve Kuo, Ojo Oluwaseun, Qingbo Liu and Kar Yee Lui.
'Japanese Tea House or Chashitsu is referred to as a social, cultural, and ceremonial space where people gather to enjoy tea and communicate. Bauhaus on the other hand, in a way is the start of modernism, and the spirit of Bauhaus is all about pushing forward and creating new ideas. In this workshop, we try to figure out what kind of tea house is suitable for Bauhaus, why do we need such a space, and how does the tradition of Japanese tea house communicate with the spirit of Bauhaus. 

Because of the site Bauhaus is located and the way it is built, we couldn’t stop to look for the missing “corner” of Bauhaus. Same as in modernism architecture, there is always an emphasis in “corner” detailing. Just like Mies’ detail, the corner does not exist but you can still see it there. So from here we see the potential to fill in the “corner” at the Bauhaus. The missing “corner” gives us imagination in architecture, and by building a tea house at the “corner”, we hope to look back and appreciate architecture more.’

'Good Vibrations - Beyond Bauhaus'
Sustainable Design Methods – Studio Peter Ruge
Dessau Institute of Architecture

Workshop in cooperation with Prof. Tsutomu Hayama, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan


CORNER Tea House

By Ai Kato, Haruka Ueeda, Steve Kuo, Ojo Oluwaseun, Qingbo Liu and Kar Yee Lui.

'Japanese Tea House or Chashitsu is referred to as a social, cultural, and ceremonial space where people gather to enjoy tea and communicate. Bauhaus on the other hand, in a way is the start of modernism, and the spirit of Bauhaus is all about pushing forward and creating new ideas. In this workshop, we try to figure out what kind of tea house is suitable for Bauhaus, why do we need such a space, and how does the tradition of Japanese tea house communicate with the spirit of Bauhaus.

Because of the site Bauhaus is located and the way it is built, we couldn’t stop to look for the missing “corner” of Bauhaus. Same as in modernism architecture, there is always an emphasis in “corner” detailing. Just like Mies’ detail, the corner does not exist but you can still see it there. So from here we see the potential to fill in the “corner” at the Bauhaus. The missing “corner” gives us imagination in architecture, and by building a tea house at the “corner”, we hope to look back and appreciate architecture more.’

April 29, 2014
Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters ProgrammeMasters Thesis Studio Peter Ruge - ‘Learning Health’
Sokol Yonov - Healing & Health Promotion Center Development For Obesity & Preventable Lifestyle Diseases(Work In Progress)

"Taking into consideration the current situation public health it can be easily seen that obesity one of the most serious problems of the 21st century. Obesity is recognized as a global epidemic, felt most dramatically in urban settings, crippling the health care service and stigmatizing social life. It is the most significant cause of poor health and the leading preventable cause of death worldwide. Furthermore cocking skills are less and less passed down to generations and people turn to convenient unhealthy foods. Many people do not know the basics of nutrition, including doctors. There is little to no health education so far or if there is - it’s very little and fragmented. My goal is the development of a "Healing & Health Promotion Center" as a healing agent, with few cores aiming to deliver as many as possible elements that contribute to health and healthy living. In it people will be helped on different levels of health - everybody according to the needs and desires. The challenge so far is to designing the place holder for all these activities in a welcoming, friendly and fun way with a great focus on sustainability.
The “Healing & Health Promotion Center” is aiming at:  disease prevention, early-promoting health behaviours, inspiring well being; raising awareness of the masses about health - an environment than can quickly & easily educate about health in the most reachable and affordable way; to show examples of good health and bad health; to expose the treachery of the food industry (a monument to the global obesity phenomenon);  inspiring people to strive for healthier condition by getting them involved and inspired by the surrounding; a place that is trying to bring closer the connection between human and nature;  a place where holistic doctors, nutritionist, psychiatric and fitness coaches can work together to heal unhealthy conditions with all natural methods without pills and drugs;  to show healthier choices and alternatives in the widest variety possible; to show that there is a another pleasant, fun, fast and delicious way to healthy food. “

Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Masters Thesis Studio Peter Ruge - ‘Learning Health’

Sokol Yonov - Healing & Health Promotion Center Development For Obesity & Preventable Lifestyle Diseases
(Work In Progress)

"Taking into consideration the current situation public health it can be easily seen that obesity one of the most serious problems of the 21st century. Obesity is recognized as a global epidemic, felt most dramatically in urban settings, crippling the health care service and stigmatizing social life. It is the most significant cause of poor health and the leading preventable cause of death worldwide. Furthermore cocking skills are less and less passed down to generations and people turn to convenient unhealthy foods. Many people do not know the basics of nutrition, including doctors. There is little to no health education so far or if there is - it’s very little and fragmented. My goal is the development of a "Healing & Health Promotion Center" as a healing agent, with few cores aiming to deliver as many as possible elements that contribute to health and healthy living. In it people will be helped on different levels of health - everybody according to the needs and desires. The challenge so far is to designing the place holder for all these activities in a welcoming, friendly and fun way with a great focus on sustainability.

The “Healing & Health Promotion Center” is aiming at:  disease prevention, early-promoting health behaviours, inspiring well being; raising awareness of the masses about health - an environment than can quickly & easily educate about health in the most reachable and affordable way; to show examples of good health and bad health; to expose the treachery of the food industry (a monument to the global obesity phenomenon);  inspiring people to strive for healthier condition by getting them involved and inspired by the surrounding; a place that is trying to bring closer the connection between human and nature;  a place where holistic doctors, nutritionist, psychiatric and fitness coaches can work together to heal unhealthy conditions with all natural methods without pills and drugs;  to show healthier choices and alternatives in the widest variety possible; to show that there is a another pleasant, fun, fast and delicious way to healthy food. “

April 17, 2014
Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters ProgrammeMasters Thesis Studio Peter Ruge - ‘Learning Health’
Ojo Oluwaseun - Waste HUB(Work In Progress)
'Managing solid waste is a big challenge in urban areas of developing countries. In many developing countries the waste management is highly dependent on landfilling(both engineered and non- engineered) and diverging, but generally low levels of recycling and composting, as well as a general absence of waste incineration and waste-to-energy’ schemes and plants. There are various health problems associated with landfill practices such as poisonous leachate leak from the landfill contaminating nearby soil and groundwater, emission of greenhouse methane, breeding grounds for insects and animals.
My thesis is an attempt to study the largest landfill site in Africa which is the Olososun landfill site located in Lagos Nigeria. The Olososun Landfill site receives about 6,600 tons (55% of the city’s waste) of waste daily and is home to thousands of people who are involved in informal separation and recycling of waste.
I am currently seeking an architectural intervention on Olososun landfill site which would consider the informal and formal sector involved in waste management in the city. Waste to energy plants are currently being adopted by developed countries to reduce landfill practice. I am proposing a waste to energy facility which would take into consideration a developing and transiting economy.’

Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Masters Thesis Studio Peter Ruge - ‘Learning Health’

Ojo Oluwaseun - Waste HUB
(Work In Progress)

'Managing solid waste is a big challenge in urban areas of developing countries. In many developing countries the waste management is highly dependent on landfilling(both engineered and non- engineered) and diverging, but generally low levels of recycling and composting, as well as a general absence of waste incineration and waste-to-energy’ schemes and plants. There are various health problems associated with landfill practices such as poisonous leachate leak from the landfill contaminating nearby soil and groundwater, emission of greenhouse methane, breeding grounds for insects and animals.

My thesis is an attempt to study the largest landfill site in Africa which is the Olososun landfill site located in Lagos Nigeria. The Olososun Landfill site receives about 6,600 tons (55% of the city’s waste) of waste daily and is home to thousands of people who are involved in informal separation and recycling of waste.

I am currently seeking an architectural intervention on Olososun landfill site which would consider the informal and formal sector involved in waste management in the city. Waste to energy plants are currently being adopted by developed countries to reduce landfill practice. I am proposing a waste to energy facility which would take into consideration a developing and transiting economy.’