An architectural company based in Berlin and London has designed an all-in-one, live-in office space, the “Verbandkammer.” The company, Nilsson Pflugfelder, was founded by Magnus Nilsson and Ralf Pflugfelder, and describes its practice as “situated on the intersection of critical spatial design, architecture, art and discourse.”
The Verbandkammer is “a unified assembly consisting of disparate elements,” including 11 types of frames, modules, cladding and”programmatic entities.” “Through the compressed adjacencies,” the architects say, “the various parts rub against each other generating a productive friction.”
Inspired by the construction of coal, the architects also describe the project as ” a sedimentation and fossilisation of information.”
“The building of an archive and the formation of coal are deeply intertwined in that they are both bound up with geological processes of sedimentation, layering, compression and fossilisation creating dense stratifications of matter.”
The Verbandkammer incorporates 40 “modules” which can be rearranged to create new living and working spaces. The construction includes desks, shelving, meeting areas and sleeping quarters.