tactile architecture – office für systemarchitektur

understanding architecture, urban design and material as system…

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Tactile Architecture is a research and design firm. The work draws from engages with changing typologies and design strategies for architecture and urban design in an age of human-machine-collaboration, the digital, the analog and material. We engage with small projects as well as joining the global conversation on how to build and design in an increasingly complex world. We are working towards a high standard in sustainability, design principles, innovation, material choice and fabrication. Special interest lies in convergence of architecture, technology, biology and cybernetic principles. The office was founded by Liss C. Werner in 2010. .

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The office is located in a refurbished factory building south of the river Spree.

Tactile Architecture
Adalberstraße 9
3. Hinterhof
10999 Berlin
Fon +49 30 55570633
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projects, collaborations & lectures
PR, publications & workshops

partners and affiliations

Animalesque AA visiting School London, Berlin

ANCB Aedes Network Campus Berlin

ASC American Society of Cybernertics

BCSSS Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Sciences, Vienna

CHORA TU Berlin, Institue for Architecture, Chair for Sustainable Urban Design

ConHouse Next Generation Architecture

DIA Dessau International Architecture Graduate School

eCAADe Education and research in Computer Aided Architecture Design in Europe

FabLab Berlin

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau

Studio Baft Berlin

Conscious City Lab TU Berlin Berlin



2017 Digital Science Match Award for Young Digital Changer, Berlin

2017 Tactile Architecture wins German Enterprise Award for Best for Modern Urban Architecture & Design, Worldwide Business Review

2017 ERASMUS+ grant for guest lectureship, TU Graz

2016 ERASMUS+ grant for guest lectureship, TU Delft

2014 ERASMUS+ grant for guest lectureship, Nottingham Trent University

2013 Frank-Ratchye Grant for Arts at the Frontier, Frank-Ratchy Fund for Art @ the Frontier

2012 George N. Pauly Jr. Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University

team – present and past

pr + marketing:
Tess Marja Werner

architectural projects:
Laurant Dubuis
Lidija Grozdanic
Kim Annaluz Gundlach
Ezgi Nalci
Djamila Pietzner
Pedro Soares
Anna E. Thomas

Pawel Unger

Eliot Marin Cudraz

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For internships please send us your CV – max 10MB.

Liss C. Werner

Architektin AK Berlin ⁄ RIBA I/II
MaArch [UCL] | DipArch [UCL] | Bahons [UOW]

Liss C. Werner is a registered architect in Berlin, researcher and Assistant Professor in the field of computational architecture and sustainable urban design at TU Berlin, Institute of Architecture. Here she is leading the CyPhyLab, cyber-physical systems for architecture and urban design. 2010-2016 Werner ran her Master of Architecture design studio Codes in the Clouds at DIA – Dessau International Architecture Graduate School, Anhalt University. Studio work was exhibited at Tongji University Shanghai and the Venice Biennale 2012. Werner practiced in the UK, Russia, Germany. She chaired conferences on cybernetics, computation, architecture, ecology and transformation design. She is the editor of Cybernetics: state of the art, [En]Coding Architecture and Architectural Ecologies, co-editor of Understanding Complex Urban Systems, Springer and author and peer-reviewer of several papers. Werner lectured internationally at Cooper Union, MIT, CalArts, Texas Tech University, TU Berlin, University Kassel, Syracuse University, Nottingham Trent, Linz, TU Graz, Bauhaus University Weimar and ESARQ Barcelona. She served on juries at e.g., TU Delft, ETH Zurich, USC, The Bartlett. Werner was awarded a 1st class Bachelor of Arts from University of Westminster, a Diploma and Master of Architecture – with commendation – from the Bartlett, UCL. Further she was educated at RMIT and Humboldt University Berlin. Liss C. Werner acted as Adj. Assoc. Professor at Taylor’s University 2014-2016 and visiting Professor, George N. Pauly Fellow, 2012/13 at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.