gestaltung ciad nadine zinser-junghanns




gestaltung TH Köln

conceptual architecture + design


we focus on innovative design processes for real, virtual, and hybrid spaces, from the initial abstract thought to potential concrete realization. the purpose is to create meaningful atmospheres that provide the spatial framework for the perception and interaction of humans and their environment. we use inspiration and new tech-nologies from other (design-)disciplines, at whose interfaces we look for new real, virtual and hybrid approaches to the design of space and objects.

students develop various strategies and methods for the conceptual derivation of designing real, virtual, and hybrid spaces. considering the advancing intermingling of the analog and digital, they are enabled to explore, understand, and co-create the complex structure between human, space and time. by applying processual, adaptive, interconnected, and participatory approaches, students learn to translate their abstract ideas into concrete applications and activate the space.

methodological knowledge is experimentally conveyed and acquired through both practice-based and theory-based teaching and learning formats - ‚learning by doing‘ and ‚design by research‘. the students are empowered to implement, communicate, and discuss their concepts through analog, digital, and increasingly mixed working methods and tools. we are operating in hybrid spatial research in the attached laboratory ´space+ lab´ with the students.


prof dr. nadine zinser-junghanns


since 2013 professorship I gestaltung I TH Köln I D

2011-12     teaching assistant I institute for emerging technologies I TU Munich I D

2011          foundation of workbench21

2008-11     phd ´architecture + transportation design´ in cooperation with BMW

2006-11     teaching assistant I institute for architecture + product design I TU Munich I D

2003-05     junior architect I alfredo arribas I daniel modol I olga subiros I barcelona I E

2003          diploma architecture I TU Stuttgart I D

2002          internship I mgt architects I sydney I AU

2001          scholarship I academia di architettura I mendrisio I CH

1997-2003 studies in architecture I TU Stuttgart I D



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