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 engineer 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 the greenhouse methane, breeding grounds for insects and animals.My thesis is studying the largest landfilling site in Africa which is the Olososun landfill site located in Lagos Nigeria. The Olososun Landfilling site receives about 6,600 tons 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 takes 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 engineer 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 the greenhouse methane, breeding grounds for insects and animals.

My thesis is studying the largest landfilling site in Africa which is the Olososun landfill site located in Lagos Nigeria. The Olososun Landfilling site receives about 6,600 tons 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 takes into consideration a developing and transiting economy.’

April 14, 2014

'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


INFINITEA HOUSE

By Yananan Thongbai, Fransesca Sciambarruto, Tijana Savic,  Chenge Li, Dahcia Hong, Wong Shing Chung and Xochitl Meléndez.

'Prior to examining the qualities of the traditional teahouse and comparing them to the qualities of the Bauhaus, at the end of our brainstorming exercise we decided to focus on some select keywords for further development. They included: iconic, flexibility, connection with the surroundings, transformability, and mobility. Moreover, the primary users would be students and teachers looking to catch their breath away from the school environment, and general visitors to the Bauhaus. It could also be a type of ‘tea pavilion’ for hosting patrons during special Bauhaus events.

The final concept makes use of sliding and static layered walls with varying materials based on the level of their transparency to allow the users to adapt the internal space. This feature also allows the users to change their perception of the surrounding outside, mainly their view of the Bauhaus. In regards to mobility, the structure is made from a kit-of-parts that can be assembled, disassembled and moved to a new location on the site creating new vantage points of the Bauhaus and vice versa - Bauhaus changes teahouse, teahouse changes Bauhaus.’

April 11, 2014
Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Masters Thesis Studio Peter Ruge - ‘Learning Health’
Zhu Weiqian - Experience Building(Work In Progress)

'My intervention is 'Sub-Health'. In recent years, 'Sub-Health' has become a hot topic in China. 
According to research, 70% of the population are said to be in a state of 'Sub-Health'. As a result, the government must pay more attention to this.
‘Life lies in the movement’, my concept is Yoga, I want to find some motions or elements from Yoga and connect them with architecture. That means, when you are working or walking in the building, you do exercise, like stretching exercises. For architectural design, I find some key words of Yoga (such as Motion, Stretch, Distort, Slow and Mellow) and have based my design on these words. I would like to use a soft line as a ramp (main circulation) and curve as a roof (like those key words).
The function is ‘Experience Building’. The reason is ‘First there is an experience building, then people have experience here and they will know more about exercise and health.’ This is the first important thing if we want a healthy city,.
‘Experience Building’ will build with special technique and show how it can connect between exercise and the building.
My project is ‘Experience Building’, that is the first step. Once people realize how important health is, they will improve their lifestyle, and governments will take measures at the same time, to create a healthy city.’

Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme

Masters Thesis Studio Peter Ruge - ‘Learning Health’

Zhu Weiqian - Experience Building
(Work In Progress)

'My intervention is 'Sub-Health'. In recent years, 'Sub-Health' has become a hot topic in China.

According to research, 70% of the population are said to be in a state of 'Sub-Health'. As a result, the government must pay more attention to this.

‘Life lies in the movement’, my concept is Yoga, I want to find some motions or elements from Yoga and connect them with architecture. That means, when you are working or walking in the building, you do exercise, like stretching exercises. For architectural design, I find some key words of Yoga (such as Motion, Stretch, Distort, Slow and Mellow) and have based my design on these words. I would like to use a soft line as a ramp (main circulation) and curve as a roof (like those key words).

The function is ‘Experience Building’. The reason is ‘First there is an experience building, then people have experience here and they will know more about exercise and health.’ This is the first important thing if we want a healthy city,.

‘Experience Building’ will build with special technique and show how it can connect between exercise and the building.

My project is ‘Experience Building’, that is the first step. Once people realize how important health is, they will improve their lifestyle, and governments will take measures at the same time, to create a healthy city.’

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April 9, 2014
Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’ Collage by Bilyana Asenova, Denise Rosenblatt, Valerio Napoli, Victoria Bado and Andrea Nóblega.
Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Elective Peter Ruge - Sustainable Design Methods 3 – 2013/2014
Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’

Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’ Collage by Bilyana Asenova, Denise Rosenblatt, Valerio Napoli, Victoria Bado and Andrea Nóblega.

Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Elective Peter Ruge - Sustainable Design Methods 3 – 2013/2014

Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’

April 8, 2014
Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’ Collage by Oreoluwa Martins, Yulia Markelova, Saidazim Sharipov and Odunlami Ojuolape.
Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Elective Peter Ruge - Sustainable Design Methods 3 – 2013/2014
Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’

Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’ Collage by Oreoluwa Martins, Yulia Markelova, Saidazim Sharipov and Odunlami Ojuolape.

Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Elective Peter Ruge - Sustainable Design Methods 3 – 2013/2014

Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’

April 7, 2014
Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’ Collage by Zhu Weiqian, Sun Yidan, Wang Yangwei, Zhang Xinyao and Hu Jianmin.

Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Elective Peter Ruge - Sustainable Design Methods 3 – 2013/2014
Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’

Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’ Collage by Zhu Weiqian, Sun Yidan, Wang Yangwei, Zhang Xinyao and Hu Jianmin.

Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Elective Peter Ruge - Sustainable Design Methods 3 – 2013/2014

Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’

April 4, 2014
Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters ProgrammeMasters Thesis Studio Peter Ruge - ‘Learning Health’
Fazil Ahamed - Urban Woods(Work In Progress)
'Global deaths caused due to lifestyle diseases has been increasing significantly. The affected majority of these diseases exist in developing countries due to an increase in rapid urbanization. These changes in people’s lifestyle have altered food culture and seen a lack of awareness toward health. My design challenge focuses on changing the lifestyle of the working age group from sedentary to healthy lifestyle through design. The program includes a public space closer to the corporate field which could be easily accessible to them and introducing architectural elements of interest which increase physical activities naturally. ‘Urban Woods’ aims to create a new culture of spaces where people can share knowledge, and place infrastructure as a landmark for the city to promote an energy efficient and healthy condition for living.’

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

Fazil Ahamed - Urban Woods
(Work In Progress)

'Global deaths caused due to lifestyle diseases has been increasing significantly. The affected majority of these diseases exist in developing countries due to an increase in rapid urbanization. These changes in people’s lifestyle have altered food culture and seen a lack of awareness toward health. My design challenge focuses on changing the lifestyle of the working age group from sedentary to healthy lifestyle through design. The program includes a public space closer to the corporate field which could be easily accessible to them and introducing architectural elements of interest which increase physical activities naturally. ‘Urban Woods’ aims to create a new culture of spaces where people can share knowledge, and place infrastructure as a landmark for the city to promote an energy efficient and healthy condition for living.’

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April 2, 2014
Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’ Collage by Lei Xia, Lu Yu, Fengjiao Guo and Qingbo Liu.
Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Elective Peter Ruge - Sustainable Design Methods 3 – 2013/2014
Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’

Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’ Collage by Lei Xia, Lu Yu, Fengjiao Guo and Qingbo Liu.

Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Elective Peter Ruge - Sustainable Design Methods 3 – 2013/2014

Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’

April 1, 2014
Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’ Collage by Anton Zasypkin, Chinmay Kumar Mohanta, Dahcia Hong and Xochitl Meléndez.
Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Elective Peter Ruge - Sustainable Design Methods 3 – 2013/2014
Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’

Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’ Collage by Anton Zasypkin, Chinmay Kumar Mohanta, Dahcia Hong and Xochitl Meléndez.

Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Elective Peter Ruge - Sustainable Design Methods 3 – 2013/2014

Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’

March 31, 2014
Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’ Collage by Chenge Li, Mirko Ranieri, Xiaoqiang Li and Lu Xiao.
Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Elective Peter Ruge - Sustainable Design Methods 3 – 2013/2014
Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’

Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’ Collage by Chenge Li, Mirko Ranieri, Xiaoqiang Li and Lu Xiao.

Dessau Institute of Architecture Masters Programme
Elective Peter Ruge - Sustainable Design Methods 3 – 2013/2014

Good Vibrations - ‘Dessau Sheng Chi’