What Matters is both the question and statement of this year’s work presentation by the JUNGE AKADEMIE, the international artist-in-residence programme of the Akademie der Künste.
In Bottrop, a single-family house has to be demolished to make room for two apartment buildings.
Nils Martens and Philipp Valente found Less Plus PartGmbB and, together with the Less Plus team, lay the foundation for a future-oriented architecture studio.
Together with the VIR.works office, Iris Dukat and Philipp Valente won the competition to build two new residential buildings with an underground car park in Bochum.
Less Plus is currently building its new office in Bottrop.
Philipp Valente was representing the studio in Dortmund on the day of the opened memorial.
The topic of the panel discussion was “appearance and reality”- in historie, architecture and preservations of monuments.
As part of the Akadmie der Künste, Philipp Valente and Architekturfotografin Erieta Attali contributed to the publication “Who were we, you and I?” contributed.
With the young architect Jonathan Schmalöer, Philipp Valente led the seminar on streets in the Ruhr area, from large-scale industry to the metropolis. The workshop is aimed at people who recognize future problems as potential.
In a talk about self-employment, the young architect Philipp Valente reveals his path from employee to founder. Possible questions such as how to get your first orders, what to look out for when starting your own business and how to position yourself as a young office were discussed.
The architect Philipp Valente representative for Less Plus dealt with the industrial landscapes of the Ruhr area and the structural change that occurs with it. He was invited to make his contribution to the series “Project Stories” and to give a short text on the working methods and philosophy of the office in which he addresses this topic.