is an international team of architects based in Berlin and Gerswalde. The studio investigates contemporary forms of working, living and commoning in the countryside, the periphery, and the city. We realise private projects, public buildings, exhibitions, and workshops. Within these formats we develop innovative and qualitative answers to questions and conditions of today’s society.
Selected Clients

Amt Biesenthal-Barnim, Amt Barnim-Oderbruch, Grue gGmbH, GSP eG, PFHAU eG, IBA Thüringen, LAG Märkische Seen, Landkreis Oder-Spree, Stadt Zehdenick

Workshops

Places of Rural Practice, Brandenburg, Germany, 2021. With Ludivine Gragy, Julian Schubert, Pepe Dayaw, Franziska Lutze.

Patterns of Rural Commoning, Gerswalde, Germany, Sep. 2020. Canadian Center for Architecture, With Anne Schwalbe, Markus Shimizu, Ronald Klemmer.

Baustoffe Anwenden: Kalk, Gerswalde, Germany, Sep. 2020. In cooperation with Saint-Astier, Baukultur Initiative Brandenburg.

Wiesenhäuser, Zehdenick, Germany, Jul. 2020. In cooperation with Das Blaue Pferd, With Patrick Eicke.

Neue Narrativen – Sommerakademie, Gerswalde, Germany, Aug. 2020. In cooperation with Dorfmitte Productions e.V., With ConstructLab, Modem.studio, löwen.haus.

Baukunst und Gemeinschaffen – Architecture Summer Camp, Oderbruch, Germany, Aug. 2019. In cooperation with Oderbruchmuseum Altranft, With löwen.haus.

Publications

Architecture Reading Aid: Tokyo, (Berlin: Ruby Press, 2021). With Marius Helten, Leonard Wertgen.

Looking for Rural Tendencies in Japan and Germany, (Dahier: Gerswalde, 2019). With Jan Lindenberg.

Architecture Reading Aid: Ahmedabad, (Berlin: Ruby Press, 2015). With Marius Helten, Björn Martenson, Leonard Wertgen

Articles, Interviews

Graue Laus, in Werner Düttmann Berlin.Bau.Werk, ed. Brücke Museum (Berlin, Wasmuth & Zohlen, 2021).

Nischen in der Peripherie, in Arch+ 242 Berlin Praxis, (Berlin: Arch+, 2021). With c/o now, Peter Grundmann. 

Not mere travellers , Patterns of Rural Commoning, Countryside Narrative, essay series, Canadian Center for Architecture, 2019-2020 Emerging Curator Program, Montréal, Canada 2020.

New Narratives for Rural Areas, in Pionira Project, ed. Pionira, Berlin, 2020.

The Rural Bricoleur, in Provence Magazine, SS20: Town&Country, (Zürich: Provence, 2020).

Formerly

Carlos Meyer, Jake Wiseman-Lovett, Maximilian Kessler, Naima Mora, Leonie Steudle, Franziska Heldmann, Maximilian Meier, Nicolas Herre, Boban Živanović, Clara Rimkeit, Maximilian Gallo, Leonie Link, Lena Guillo, João Cunha, Max Maurer, Camille Valette, Signe Dalgaard, Josefine Wigant, Albert Tschechne, Silvia Scandola, Victoria Liotier, Jenny Lund, Guilherme Gaspar, Matilda Rex, Canan Öztekin, Sebastian Labis, Elsa Lherm Delorme, Aloys Mützenberg, Ayaka Ishikawa, Magdalena Cwik, Sophia Trumpp, Eva Eckert, Lucas Bastos Vieira, Simon Pruvost, Lina Aakerøy, Ernst Schubert, Hugo Soucaze, Sai Chawalitanont, Lisa Göthling, Mari Takahashi, José Amado, Elliott Andrew, Dörte Böschemeyer, Ginevra Marsiello, Saori Toyoshima, Carlos Schütz

Editor

Atelier Fanelsa

Videos
Atelier
Erkelenzdamm 59/61 Portal 2A
10999 Berlin
Satellite
Lindenplatz 4
17268 Gerswalde
Team

Niklas Fanelsa, Anna Wulf, Erica Venturini, Felix Arlt, Joaquín Serrano, Tobias List, Thore Terpilowski, Hannah Nowak, Christoph Bartsch, Tine Teiml

Exhibitions

Village Commons, in: Trouble in Paradise, cur. Prolog, The Polish Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2021, Venice, Italy.

Ecotones of Making, in: The Library, Oslo Architecture Triennale, Oslo, Norway, Sep. 2019. With löwen.haus.

Weiterbauen – Orte neuer ländlicher Gemeinschaft, löwen.haus, Gerswalde, Germany, Sep. 2018.

Garden Houses, in: Baugrund, cur. Francisca Zólyom, BAUGRUND: Nutzungskonzepte für den GfZK-Garten, Leipzig, Germany, Jul. 2018.

Ahmedabad, in: Architectural Ethnography: Guidebooks and Projects on Livelihood, cur. Momoyo Kaijima, The Japan Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2018, Venice, Italy. With Marius Helten, Leonard Wertgen, Björn Martenson.

Lectures

New Generations Festival, The Royal Academy of Spain, Rom, Italy, Dec. 2020.

In conversation: Xenia Adjoubei, Andrew Clancy, and Niklas Fanelsa, Architecture at the Edge Festival Galway, Ireland, Dec. 2020.

4 Jahreszeiten, Hochschule München, München, Germany, Dec. 2020.

Relations: Living as practice, Hafen City University, Hamburg, Germany, Nov. 2020.

1. Garten Salon, re:form: Gemeinschaft neu denken, re-eden, Oranienburg, Germany, Aug. 2020.

Fundamentos, Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 2020.

Lecture, TU München, München, Germany, May 2020.

Collaborate

If you are interested in our Atelier and would like to join us, we are looking forward to your application. Please send a specific motivation letter and portfolio by mail to collaborate@atelier-fanelsa.de, or as hard-copy via post. We will contact you, when we have open positions. Please understand, we can not come back to all applications.