form follows you lays the focus on the people co-creating our built environment. Every valuable opinion deserves to be listened to. Against this background we, Martin Dennemark, Max Rudolph and Benedikt Wannemacher founded our office in 2016. We are specialised on design strategies and communication methods to ease negotiation between different stakeholders. Following the motto, planning with less effort for more effective negotiation, we develop user-friendly design tools.
Every project is being individually developed in an iterative process of analysis, negotiation and planning. In contact with involved stakeholders, we collect and analyse context- and project specific data and gain an overview on the relevant topics to discuss. According to these demands, we develop communication tools that facilitate simple and convenient negotiation of the topics. Visualisation and interaction with various design scenarios enables informed assessment of each planning step. With a flexible and adaptive framework in the background of the negotiation process, planning can happen next to it.
Our custom-made communication tools allow us to utilise data efficiently in all negotiation- and planning steps. By enriching the design options with information of different professions and making them intuitively accessible, we build bridges between experts and non-experts. One conceivable solution would be a user-friendly architecture-software that playfully visualises complex spatial relations on a smartphone or VR-headset. Rule-sets ensure the feasibility of necessary planning steps through Building Information Modelling. Our workflows enable a seamless communication of decision- and planning processes. By utilising the digital and analogue, game and planning, we connect the seemingly opposite, so that form follows you.
(born in 1990) is co-founder and partner of form follows you. Since December 2016 he is part of the interdisciplinary research project Integrated Infrastructure at the Bauhaus University Weimar (BUW) and the EiABC. The project focuses on digital planning strategies for emerging cities in Ethiopia. Martin holds a bachelor degree in architecture at the msa | münster school of architecture and a master degree in urbanism at TU Delft. Besides this he is collaborating on architecture vlogs with #donotsettle, an online video project.
(born in 1990) is co-founder and partner of form follows you, established in September 2016. Since October 2017, he is investigating the topic of urban resilience and digitalization as a research assistant at the Einstein Center Digital Future Berlin. Max studied architecture in Münster at the msa | münster school of architecture and the TU Berlin. During his studies in Berlin, he worked for the IBA Heidelberg (International Building Exhibition) and the renowned architecture office Sauerbruch Hutton.
(born in 1986) is co-founder and partner of form follows you, established in September 2016. Since December 2017 he is a research assistant at the department for Digital and Experimental Design and Construction at the faculty of architecture at the university of Kassel. Benedikt studied architecture at the msa | münster school of architecture and at the ITECH Master Programm at the University of Stuttgart. After his Bachelor degree he worked for the renowned architecture office Gerkan Marg & Partner (gmp) in Berlin.