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 out door, 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:
Alveole 14, a harbor-side submarine base converted into a space for contemporary art and music that incorporates a minimalist LIN intervention into a raw cavern, providing a diverse program via wide-open space, passages carved in light, and concentrated areas for experimentation.
Density more or less zero 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 is an urban planning research project that explodes this idea of integrative architecture outside of the building or urban center. two dynamic conditions (dense city/ight city), through their constant interaction, help create new centralities that aim to support ethical and flexible growht.
Giulia Andi and Finn Geipel founded LIN in 2001
LIA - Labor für Integrative Architektur (laboratory for integrative architecture Prof Finn Geipel) was founded at Technische Universität Berlin in 2000 as a chair for integrative research on architectural typologies. Among other fields, LIA concentrates on analysis of types of constructions as a function of adaptability and sustainable development in architecture and urban development.
The BWG - Bild Wissen Gestaltung cluster of excellence is an interdisciplinary research laboratory which brings together researchers in the fields of natural sciences, technical sciences and the humanities, and, for the first time, from fundamental research, and from development-related subjects such as design and architecture, with the goal of studying fundamental processes of design science.