Specialism and Services

Expertise

Form Follows You is an office for architecture and urban planning with a focus on the application and conception of digital tools and strategies. As an interdisciplinary working and thinking team, we offer our clients integral planning processes and consulting services. The spectrum ranges from digitally supported participatory processes, through individual planning of buildings to the holistic view of urban living spaces. We would be pleased to advise you on the digitization of your planning and participation processes for building projects. Using state-of-the-art technological tools in planning and communication, we are able to negotiate complex issues expediently, in an inclusive and efficient manner with our customers and process participants.

Strategies and Tools

Methods

Through rule-based design and computer-aided spatial analysis, we accelerate the planning and negotiation process in architecture and urban planning. The field of application spans from the portfolio analysis, via the determination of the potentials, the negotiation of variants in planning processes up to the individual, digitally-supported planning of buildings.

Contextual Data
View Analysis
Street Analysis
Illumination Analysis

Contextual Analysis

The analysis of urban datasets with the help of our digital tools allows us to make a qualitative statement about spatial potentials in the city for different use cases (residential, commercial, social infrastructures etc.):

  • Contextual Data
  • View- and Illumination Qualities
  • Pathways & Connections
  • Noise Imissions

Scenario Negotiation

Through rule-based design, we can present different planning scenarios in real time and evaluate them with their key figures and dependencies in context:

  • Accessible Visualisations
  • Interactive Tools
  • Comparison of Variants
  • Realtime Scenario-Generation
Interaction
Generation
Variants
Planning
Negotiation
Manufacturing

Digital Planning

The digital 3D building model provides precise geometries to think through all details in the design and to exclude sources of error at an early stage.

  • Digital Process Chain
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Informed Production Methods
  • Modular Building Data

Explore our Perspectives

Philosophy

The 21st century, known as the Information Age, is overcoming social and physical boundaries that we are familiar with. Digital networking opens up new opportunities for participation and shaping an open society. This is accompanied by increasing complexity. Inadequate communication leads to reduction and the emergence of new local and global borders. It is up to us to respond to this development with good digital participation strategies. Therefore, Form Follows You takes on the task of making the design of the digital and physical world accessible and inclusive.

Our modern society is based on trust in experts who take decisions for others. However, this ratio is often questioned today. Many people do not feel involved in decision-making processes. We believe that this difference can be overcome through appropriate communication methods. Therefore, we provide spatial and digital strategies to make expert knowledge accessible, to enrich competencies, and to enable eye-level decision-making.

Posts and Applications

Projects

In our work we move between architecture, urban planning, computer science and communication design. We design tailor-made processes and algorithms to make the physical design of our environment more accessible and understandable. This work needs care and attention. Therefore the discourse is just as important to us as the testing. In this way, we can not only improve design and planning processes, but also support decision-making.

Creative minds & Strategists

Our Team

Martin Dennemark

Co-Founder & Partner

In addition to Form Follows You, Martin has been part of the Integrated Infrastructure research project at Bauhaus University Weimar and EiABC since the end of 2016. The project focuses on digital planning strategies for growing cities in Ethiopia. He also collaborates with #donotsettle, an architecture vlogging project.

Max Rudolph

Co-Founder & Partner

In addition to Form Follows You, Max has been researching and teaching since October 2017 as a research assistant at the Einstein Center Digital Future Berlin on urban resilience and digitalization. Previously, he gained experience in the well known architecture office Sauerbruch Hutton and participated in the IBA Heidelberg (International Building Exhibition).

Benedikt Wannemacher

Co-Founder & Partner

Besides Form Follows You Benedikt is working since 2017 as a Research Associate at the chair for Digital and Experimental Design and Construction at University of Kassel. Before he was studying at the ITECH Master Programm and working for the renown architecture office German Marg & Partner (gmp) in Berlin.

Co-Operation Partner

Our Clients