After years of working together we break new ground ...
Matthäa, like many practicing architects, turned back to theory, because she wanted to better understand methods in architecture. Since 2015, she is a Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin at TU Berlin, where she is teaching and researching architecture. At Technische Universität Matthäa also holds the position as the women's representative of the college VI (Planen | Bauen | Umwelt).
Taking a step back from exercising architecture, she is putting things in action: Living a feminist live. Through her work, she depicts how this life works potentially. Today, she considers drawing images with words as her way of creative expression. As a teacher she follows a simplified dualistic approach, which is broken up with the students as a second step. She is researching (de)constructed antagonisms as a method for examination: tradition & innovation, nature & technology, inside & outside, object & subject, homogeneous & heterogeneous, fiction & reality. These are also her current topics in research: nature, technology and the Anthropocene. Matthäa lives in Berlin and most importantly she shares her love and life with her man, Dominik.
Häfele Nuler Architektinnen
Theresa Häfele and Julia Nuler are joining forces with the new architectural practice Häfele Nuler Architektinnen. For them it is a return to the roots since their cooperation started already during their years of study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and winning the Roland Rainer Award with their first competition entry.
They see their work not only as designing construction projects but also as a contribution in the current architectural discussion. Not reproducing predominant patterns but following sociopolitical value concepts based on social equity and gender is main focus in their work. Inspired by role models such as Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Jane Jacobs, Denise Scott Brown or Lina Bo Bardi, they look to other areas of contemporary culture for inspiration.