The Erich Kästner House of Literature- redesign of the museum rooms

The Erich Kästner Museum is currently receiving a fresh makeover. Our conversion concept for the reorganisation of the museum rooms enlarges the exhibition space and enables the museum to operate better while complying with the hygiene measures required by Corona. At the same time, our new lighting and colour concept gives all the rooms a fresh face. We hope that after completion of the renovation the museum will soon be able to welcome numerous guests again.

Information on the Erich Kästner House of Literature can be found at

The House of the Poet

This semester I worked on a “House for a Poet” with students from the third semester… the project to design a House for a Poet in the City … a challenge … not just to create a special space to live and work in (Architecture!) but also to make the jump from Pencil to CAD in one semester … A great emphasis was made on the advantages of thick walls and the use of materials such as Brick, Stone and Earth … No concrete … Unfortunately the last weeks had to go online so we were not able to do a little exhibition to show the very nice 1:50 models that the students made… So now I have 41 beautiful Poet house Prototypes to hang in the empty halls… May the students return soon it is far too quiet here …

Light Concept „Alte Baumwolle Flöha“

Flöha’s new town centre and market square are currently being built on the site of the former cotton spinning mill. The former industrial site now offers a mix of commerce, housing, culture, services and administration. With a lighting analysis of the existing situation, we have now begun the first phase of our work on the lighting concept for this valuable Saxon industrial monument. We are pleased to be part of this unique urban development process and hope to contribute to a lively and attractive city centre.

The future of architecture

Architecture and engineering brought together in an exciting project by Ruairí O’Brien with students from the German University in Cairo. Using 3D printers, they developed fascinating small objects, with the background of exploring future paths of architecture.

Lighting concept Modern working environments – IT department of a medium-sized industrial company, in Berlin.

In line with our client’s high demands for an attractive working environment for the company’s employees, our lighting concept combines great functionality with attractive design. An individual lighting concept was developed for each area of the open-plan office floor, optimally supporting the individual use of the rooms, from computer workstations to meeting rooms, informal areas and individual offices.

The lighting of the entire company area is controlled depending on the amount of daylight, i.e. the luminous flux of the luminaires is sensorically coupled with the daylight and the colour temperature is also controlled depending on the time of day (Human Centric Lighting).

The visualisation of the design shows a lighting scene in darkness. Light lines indicate the course of the corridor and elegantly “floating” office luminaires mark the individual work groups. With their indirect light and the large-area illumination of the ceiling, the room is visually widened and the biological lighting effect is supported.

Internship at Ruairí O’Brien

At the beginning of the year, we had the pleasure of welcoming Niraj K. Karunanidhi as an intern. In his Summer Diaries, he reports on his semester abroad at Tu Dresden. Part of this semester was the internship in our rooms. It was an exciting experience and a nice exchange.

We wish Niraj all the best for his future.

You can find more information at: Summer Diaries : TU Dresden (

Open Invitation: Interdisciplinary Thinking on Instructional Design for Distance Learning in Interior Design and Architecture Programs.

Due to Corona, the importance of distance learning and online education has increased significantly worldwide. At this international symposium of Gulf University, Bahrain Ruairí O’Brien (Head of Architecture and Visual Design Department, German University in Cairo) will speak about his experiences in online teaching and ways to compensate for the missing personal contact.

Date: December 9, 2020, 9:00 to 16:30 (German Time 7:00 to 14:30)

For further information click here.