Sep '05 - Feb '06
after realizing that the time of my studies would soon be over i took a look at some german offices that a friend of mine was friendly enough to recommend to me and i got profoundly sick. when hearing that we germans were known for owning the latest design knick knacks including the latest and fastest design car, only to park it in the newly built 50s-afterwar-style-shoebox-garage i laughed politely, only to realize now how painfully true that sentiment was. i have no idea when it all went wrong - why is everybody building cool avant - garde stuff only we germans stick to brutally stupid utilitarian cubic architecture? its not even modern style anymore, more like pure banalism in steel and glass, throw in a bit of unfinished concrete. what is wrong with the taste in building of the people who were once known as the thinkers and poets? what is wrong with our profession, to offer such banal and highly uninventive designs? who in the world still uses nemetschek for doing renderings? the time has moved on, except in good old germany, where drawing with an inkpen still seems pretty smart to most of the teaching profession. even the websites look as though they were designed by first grade architecture students during a lecture break. no wonder the funky buildings are commissioned out to foreign architects - i wouldn't like to build with people whose idea of design is to cut as windows two different sized squares next to each other in a big square of wall.
honestly - i feel sick - ich habe fertig.