Sarah Rivière , Keynote speaker, DAM Frankfurt, 2018

Sarah Rivière

Sarah Rivière is a German / British architect and architectural researcher based in Berlin. Her office works closely with clients, consultants, local authorities, and construction firms to create individual buildings specifically designed for the needs and wishes of local people, the wider environment, and for flexible long-term future use. This approach aims to combine socially responsible architecture with ecological generosity.

Following a first degree in Physics, Sarah studied architecture at the University of Westminster and at the Bartlett in London. She has worked in a number of internationally respected architectural firms in Germany, England and the USA, and has taught at both the Technical University and the Free University in Berlin. Her office recently completed a six storey residential building with a vertical garden in the form of a green “living wall” in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Sarah Riviere’s theoretical research on stasis as a potentially generative state of confrontation between kindred elements links to current international discourse in both architecture and architectural theory. She was recently invited to contribute an article on her work on stasis to TU Delft’s Footprint Journal special issue on “Spaces of Conflict” edited by Marc Schoonderbeek and Malkit Shoshan. 

Publications, Lectures
 

2003

Lecture: “Film as a Design Tool,” Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Stadt- und Regionalplanung, Professor Luise King

2004

Publication: “Urbs Medusa: Perseus in the Contemporary City,” in The Matrix - An Urban Design Project, TU Berlin, Institut für Stadt- und Regionalplanung (Eds: Sarah Rivière und Robert Slinger)

2005

Article: “Some Certain Distances,” in [Shift] CITY, TU Berlin, Institut für Stadt- und Regionalplanung

2012

Lecture: “Stasis: A Brief Halt in the Endless March of Humanity,” Professor Susanne Hauser’s colloquium, Universität der Künste, Berlin 

2013

Lecture: “Sedition, Stance and Structures of Rhetoric: Stasis is Not Static,” 10th Annual AHRA Research Symposium: Facts and Fictions, Professor Lars-Henrik Ståhl, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Lund University, Sweden 

2015

Lecture: “Stasis: Dynamic Locus,” Professor Susanne Hauser’s colloquium, Universität der Künste, Berlin

2017

Lecture: "Designing stasis: the generative space of confrontation between kindred elements," Bartlett School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University College London, England

2017

Article: "Stasis, Charging the Space of Change" in Shoshan, M.; Schoonderbeek, Mark. (Eds): Footprint #19: Spaces of Conflict, Jap Sam Books, Delft

2017

Lecture: “Dämmung ≠ Dämmung [durch Living-Wall Technologie]” at ELEMENTE materialForum, Am Tempelhofer Berg 6, Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany

2018

Project article: “Wohnhaus mit Gartenfassade in Berlin-Kreuzberg” in “Architektur Berlin,” by the Berlin Chamber of Architects

Exhibitions, Awards, Artworks in Collections
 

1997 - 1998 Architecture stipend, RIBA, London, England
2001

Award, Künstlerförderung der Investitions Bank Berlin, commission for two photographic works for the  IBB collection Berlin

2003

Award, Künstlerförderung der Investitions Bank Berlin, commission for a further photographic work for the IBB collection Berlin

2001

Commission (photographic) for Family Rabenstein, Berlin, Germany

2002

Commission (photographic) for the pianist Cordula Heiland, Berlin, Germany

2003

Group exhibition: ArtCubicle, Galerie Mathias Kampl, Auguststraße 35, 10119 Berlin: Artfrankfurt & ART FORUM Berlin (photography)

2003

Group exhibition: “Zeitgenössisch! Kunst in Berlin,” KPM Gelände, Wegelystraße 1, ART FORUM Berlin (photography)

2017

Group exhibition: Artefact “Stasis Animated” in the exhibition Skizzieren, Zeichnen, Skripten, Modellieren, Artefakte des Entwerfens und ihre Wissenspraktiken, TU Berlin, Germany by the Netzwerk Architekturwissenschaft e.V. in cooperation with the Architecture Museum of the TU Berlin and the University Archive of the UdK Berlin

2017

Solo Exhibition: “Stasis im Fraenkelgarten,” Landhausgarten Dr. Max Fraenkel, Berlin Kladow

2018

Group Exhibition: “Wohnhaus mit Gartenfassade in Berlin-Kreuzberg” in the exhibition da! Architecture in und aus Berlin, by the Architektenkammer Berlin. March  – April 2018 in stilwerk Berlin