“I would like to convey a basic understanding of space” – Julia Heinemann
I was born in Erfurt in 1980 , and work as an architect, artist and educator.
I have been part of the team at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Studies at Bauhaus University Weimar since 2017, where I teach and research as a research assistant in the chairs of Building Form Theory and Representation Methodology.
In addition to my design work, my main focus is on conveying a fundamental understanding of architecture and space, which enables both the designer and the user to form their own opinion on the surrounding and built space, as well as to influence the built environment in a meaningful way. Both architects and non-architects are dependent on a basic understanding of their counterparts.
As an architect, artist and educator, it is important to me not to ignore the imagination of the user in the design, but to stimulate it. It is also important to offer a basic understanding of space, which enables both the designer and the user to relate their position to the surrounding and the built space, as well as to influence the built environment in a meaningful way. After all, both designers and users depend on a basic understanding of each other.
I was inspired to Plattenbau by the search for the lowest common denominator of sawdust, as well as the continuing thought to represent ideas spatially. In other words, to transfer cognitive processes into a spatial situation and to make them vivid and “comprehensible” for all those involved (in a particular train of thought).
My vision is that PLATTENBAU is used as a teaching tool in schools and educational institutions to convey abstract thinking in a “graspable” and understandable way.
Nominated for the German Design Award and Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany and awarded the RedDot Design Award.