Andreas Quednau

Field of Practice:

Architecture

City, Country:

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Year:

2003, 2004, 2005

Website(s):

www.smaq.net

Born 1967 in Berlin.

Graduated in Architecture at the technical university of Berlin, Master in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University, NY. He taught at various schools and universities, e.g.: University of California, Pratt Institute in New York, technical university of Darmstadt and the Academy of Design in Karlsruhe.

Since 1998 he works together with Sabine Müller. They founded the Studio for Architecture and Urbanism”, SMAQ. SMAQ designs environments which become positioned within the establishing urban-landscape continuum. Independent projects, research and exhibitions are based on the understanding of the urban field as a dynamic product of social developments. They examine the way in which social-urban processes are inscribing themselves into the physical realm, and in turn could be inscribed in a transformative manner.

Publications in different magazines, e.g.: Arquitectura Viva, arquitectos (Spain), de Architect (Netherlands), Hochparterre (Switzerland), Wettbewerbe aktuell (Germany).

Selected exhibitions: IX Biennial of the Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean (Rome, Sarajevo, 1999), Gropsportretten 2000, (Heerlen and Hengelo, Netherlands, 2000), “The Controlled Space” (Arts Academy of Latvia, Riga, 2001), International Architecture Biennial, Rotterdam, 2003.

DAAD scholarship (Columbia University, 1997), Werkbeurs Grant from the Netherlands Foundation of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture (2002). Honored Award for Excellence in Design (Columbia University, 1997), Hans Schaefers Award for Young Architects awarded by the BDA – Federation of German Architects (1998 and 2001), LEG Award and the Egon Eiermann Award (2000).