Architecture, Materiality and Society: Connecting Sociology by Anna-Lisa Müller, W. Reichmann

By Anna-Lisa Müller, W. Reichmann

This ebook examines the level to which the insights of STS can be utilized to examine the position of structure in and for social lifestyles. The contributions learn the query of even if structure and therefore materiality as an entire has organization. The booklet additionally proposes a theoretical and methodological process on easy methods to learn architecture's supplier.

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Below we provide a discussion of the significance that this constitutive entanglement of the material (the reception counter) and the social (user participation) might have, not only for the staff’s perception of their work and organization but also for the architectural designers, and the way this type of interplay may affect the position that has historically constituted the designers’ professional practice. We have structured our discussion in two sub-sections: the first regarding the issue of organizational design and the second regarding that of architectural design.

Reflecting on the spaces and the materiality of the old and new BND architectures also makes clear that we need more detailed empirical work. For example, the spaces we are interested in are constructed by individuals embedded in a given social context. These spatial constructions can hardly be analysed in mere theoretical terms. The analysis also needs better access to the materiality of the BND than can be provided by photos. Empirical research could thus be conducted with contemporary witnesses and those with experience of the post-war period.

2014b. “Verschlussache, belichtet. ” Pp. 19–30 in Nachts schlafen die Spione. Letzte Ansichten des BND in Pullach, edited by M. Schlüter. München: Sieveking Verlag. Magdanz, Andreas. 2006. BND - Standort Pullach. Köln: DuMont. Marres, Noortje. 2012. Material Participation: Technology, the Environment and Everyday Publics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Meinl, Susanne and Bodo Hechelhammer. 2014. Geheimobjekt Pullach – Von der NS-Mustersiedlung zur Zentrale des BND. Berlin: Ch. Links Verlag. OED Online.

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