LIN is a laboratory for architecture, urbanism and design based in Berlin and Paris. LIN sees architecture not as an explicitly formal activity, but as a system of complex interactions between forces and bodies. With projects spanning from singular buildings to urban and regional plans, LIN moves from macro to micro, from in- to outdoor, from private to public, articulating the thresholds in between.
Our philosophy of integrative architecture guides us to create flexible and highly adaptable solutions that enable a rich and open program. Our team of consultants from multiple fields works together to realize economically and ecologically efficient structures that continue to intelligently and sensitively respond to the specific needs of their use and environments over time.
Some key projects:
Alvéole 14, a harbor site submarine base that was converted into a space for contemporary art and music, incorporating a minimalist intervention into a raw cavern, providing a diverse program via wide-open space, passages carved in light, and concentrated areas for experimentation.
Density ±O guides visitors through a temporary exhibition concerning legacies of minimalism and conceptual art via a series of suspended membranes that complement the works while actively engaging the senses of the viewer.
A further advanced skin of movable, modulated panels surrounds the main building of the Cité du Design, where they set a standard in climatically responsible design. LIN´s completed building and planning project provides a new central open space that "irrigates" the surrounding complex while creating a unity within the rich historical environment and opening up onto the city.
Grand Paris Métropole Douce is an urban planning research project that explodes this idea of integrative architecture outside the building or urban center. Two dynamic conditions (dense city | light city), through their constant interaction, help create new centralities that aim to support ethical and flexible growth.