Paul Clemens Bart is a German architect and designer. He studied at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, École Spéciale d‘Architecture Paris and received his diploma degree in architecture at Technical University of Munich in 2011. In 2015 he graduated from Architectural Association’s Design Research Lab in London. He collected a wide choice of experience in multifaceted disciplines, working at LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture) Sydney and as a fellow at the German Institute of Science and Technology, Singapore. In 2014 Paul co-founded the research design collaborative BART//BRATKE, following ten years of collaborative work, both with academic and professional background.
Paul has been a research assistant at the chair of Industrial Design & the chair of Mechanical Engineering during his studies at TU Munich, and attended visiting programs at Central Saint Martins London & the Musee des Arts Decoratifs Paris and BMW workshops in Munich. His work is commited to emerging technologies, digital methodologies and their application across scales – from urban visions to ecologocial mobile systems – and has been internationally published and exhibited, e.g. at the 13th Architectural Biennale in Venice and the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. Trained to work interdisciplinary, intermedia and intercultural, he is eager to learn in a comprehensive area of reference to deepen his academic and professional experience.
Marvin Bratke is German architect and designer, currently based in Berlin. He has received his diploma in architecture top of the semester at Technical University of Munich in June 2011. His ongoing research and design ambitions are focused on emergent technologies in architecture and industrial design, the digital methodology relating both professions and their application in performance-orientated, mobile and ecological building systems. Currently Marvin is collaborating as Design Lead with GRAFT architects, an international architectural practice based in Los Angeles, Berlin and Bejing. Following ten years of collaborative experience in academic, research and professional projects he co-founded BART//BRATKE in 2014.
Marvins work focuses on projects of various scales and sectors in Germany, Saudi Arabia, China and the Netherlands focusing on cultural, transportation and office projects as well as advanced facade design, digital fabrication techniques and developing in-house parametric digital tools that assist in generative design . His creations and ideas are greatly influenced by cultural, biological and technological environment with social aspects of 21st century context. His award winning work has been widely published in several journals and exhibited, e.g. at the IAA Frankfurt, at Bauhaus Luftfahrt and Munich Design Week. Previously he has been working as Design Architect at LAVA, Senior Designer at MLAUS (Mediterranean Laboratory for Architecture and Urban Strategies), Urban Researcher/Transportation Designer at GIST (German Institute for Science and Technology) and is doing freelance work for KERE Architecture.