INTRODUCTION
 

 

Data

Title ‘Building Archetypes’ - strategic consultant study
Time May and July 2008
Agency Roland Berger and BASF
Research Group The chair for Building Construction and Design Prof. Regine Leibinger and LIA Laboratory for Integrative Architecture Prof. Finn Geipel
Team Prof. Regine Leibinger, Prof. Finn Geipel, Dipl.-Ing. Vesta Nele Zareh, Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Ballestrem, John Klepel, Sˆhnke Hartmann, Johannes Bretschneider
Supervisor Vesta Nele Zareh, Matthias Ballestrem

 


Segment Scope of Building Typologies for Europe, NAFTA and Asia

 

Description
The research project „Building Archetypes“ analyses the as-is market situation of building types (1&2 family dwellings, apartment dwellings, office buildings, commercial buildings, industrial buildings), build between 2002 – 2008 for Asia, Europe and NAFTA (USA, Canada, Mexico). The main task was to define the typical ratios of application surfaces in relation to usable floor space for each construction segment and building type per area (Asia, Europe and NAFTA). For the research project Roland Berger commissioned the chair for Building Construction and Design Prof. Regine Leibinger and LIA Laboratory for Integrative Architecture Prof. Finn Geipel, who together formed a reserch team.
The project it is part of a overall research project of BASF, analysing the market of building materials for Asia, Europe and NAFTA for 2025.

Strategy
01. Examples built before 2002, were only used, if their construction is still representative for today.
02. Examples were only chosen if they are representative for the whole region (Asia, Europe, NAFTA)
03. More than one building from one country was chosen as an example, if the construction is representative for the whole region. For example 2 office buildings were chosen from Germany
04. At the present point of our research we have not found evidence that would justify more detailed divisions in sub - archetypes.
Neither a division into north and south regions, nor in different countries promised to produce more exact calculations.