- Müller, Sabine|Quednau, Andreas
Sabine Müller is Professor of Urbanism at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape. She is an architect and partner in the architectural practice SMAQ, based in Berlin. She has taught at Technical University of Delft, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Bauhaus Dessau and Cornell University. Her research focus, based on research by design, lies in the field of transformative urban design and ecological-infrastructural urbanism. She has published “Charter of Dubai – A Manifest of Critical Urban Transformation”, “Brakin – Brazzaville- Kinshasa : Visualizing the Visible” and contributed to many other books and exhibitions mapping the field of contemporary and environmental challenges.
In this book, stories portray the production of our built environment, guided by three characters: Giraffes, Telegraphs, and Hero of Alexandria. Having developed its long neck to reach the leaves of high trees, the giraffe represents the vernacular approach to architecture, in which construction follows forces of nature... Read »