What if …
… apocalypse?

End of the world. The „Haus der Statistik“ is the last remnant of land. The last opportunity to live. Transformed into a residential house, a machine, a complex for production, for surviving. The question about possibilities for every single person to prepare itself. What kind of resources has the Haus der Statistik to offer a self-sufficient way of life and in wich role are its inhabitants?


There is the situation of an apocalypse. A ficction. And a concept:

the „Haus der Statistik“ is an isolated island, surrounded by water. Using existing knowledge people are able to prepare themselves. Food and water is the most important part of surviving. To enable a varied production of different nourishments there is the need for space as well as the right knowledge of climate and air conditions. But it is not only food, but also social interaction, which is as important as sustenance. Living together in a limited space means that everyone has to know how to act in a collective.

To enable an essential food supply there is the need of high-tech equipments. Using the full depth of the building and to guarantee growth troughout the year there are special lights mounted to the ceiling. Special mirrors which are orientated in a specific order can help not to waste too much energy and to collect the light. As an example, the facade can be used to grow vine. To provide a wider range of supply the farm sector also offers space for livestock, like cows, pigs or chickens. Their excretion can be used as fertilizer for the plants.

Premise and base for the whole production is a large amount of energy, gained mainly by water, wind and sun. The interaction of windmills, solar panels and special indoor bikes provide electricity for the community. A large water pool on the rooftop collects all the rainwater. With a special filltration plant the water can be processed into drinking water and stored in large water tanks inside the building.


Sophia Branz / Julius Führer / Itirit Hatairatana / Patrick Hemmerden / Nina Vollbracht

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