Frei Otto. Thinking by Modeling

The second video of the current exhibition on Frei Otto at ZKM Karlsruhe gives an insight into the architect’s unique mode of practice.

Frei Otto collected and archived images of natural structures throughout his whole life. The images were source of inspiration and association as well as concrete object of investigation. Frei Otto recognized the model character of nature and tried to utilize it for constructions and architecture.

The exhibition Frei Otto. Thinking by modeling will be shown at ZKM until March 2017.

  • German
  • Christina Zartmann
  • Moritz Büchner, Peter Müller, Martina Rotzal, Christina Zartmann
  • Martina Rotzal
  • Institut für Leichtbau Entwerfen und Konstruieren, Bildarchiv, Universität Stuttgart
  • SAAI
  • Anton Kossjanenko
  • Berth Wesselmann, Florentine Krafft
  • ZKM Karlsruhe