The Living Laboratory is a platform to show student work from Sabine Storp and Patrick Weber’s teaching at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.
Since 2015 our students have been innovating new imaginations of urban life, exploring speculative ideas in the context of widening divides and growing environmental inequalities, inventing new models of living, researched and developed new typologies of inhabitations, questioned policies around housing and worked closely with real communities.
As the urban housing crisis deepens in cities around the world, our students learn from observations of rapid changes, the decline of the provision of social housing and the new challenges of urban life.
Sabine graduated from the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Am Weissenhof, Stuttgart in 1996 after studying Architecture and Design in Venice, Milan and Stuttgart.
She has worked in Tanzania, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Germany before starting her teaching career at London Metropolitan University, teaching degree and first year, Sabine held the position of Deputy Head. Since 2000 Sabine has been teaching at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.
Sabine Is the Director of the Short Courses at the Bartlett.
Patrick studied architecture at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Am Weissenhof, Stuttgart before graduating from the MArch Architectural Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.
He has been teaching at the Bartlett since 1997 teaching in the MArch Architectural Design, Urban Design, the BSc Arhcitecture and has been the Year 1 BSc Co-Director. Patrick taught as well at the University of Greenwich 1997-2001 as Year 1 Coordinator and London Metropolitan University 2006-2007 in Year 1.
Patrick is the Year 1 Director of the new MSci programme at the Bartlett.
In practice, we work with local communities and our work is mainly exploring new models of living facilitating the changing environments.
Since 1999 we have been working on projects in the UK and international commissions across a wide range of scales and sectors., winning several prizes.
Both partners are registered architects in the UK and Germany and continue to integrate research and practice as a close link.