SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

Martin Despang

Professor
Diplom Ingenieur Architekt, Technische Universität Hannover

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Office Room Number
ARCH 301-G

Email Address
Despang@hawaii.edu

Phone Number
Office: 808-956-7778

Website
http://www.despangarchitekten.com/

"Practicator Martin practices what he teaches / teaches what he practices with his glocal family firm Despang Architekten searching global challenges seeking local solutions : diversity of human activity informing exemplary building type case studies generating a system of human proletarian wellbeing through people and planet friendly prototyping."

Chris van Uffelen

Research and Creative Work

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moving (photo by Olaf Baumann)
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single dwellingreduxing (photo by Olaf Baumann)
multidwelling (photo by Klemens Ortmeyer)
multidwelling (photo by Klemens Ortmeyer)
playing (photo by Olaf Baumann)
playing (photo by Olaf Baumann)
learning (photo by Olaf Baumann)
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nurturing (photo by Olaf Baumann)
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socializing (photo by Olaf Baumann)
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Profile

  • Areas of Interest

    Tactics and Techniques of Typology, Tectonics, Technology

  • Professional Experience

    1994 – 2000 practicing and teaching for various architects and at a variety of universities.

    Since 2000 founding principal Despang Architekten Dresden, Munich, Hannover Germany

    2005 – 2010 University of Nebraska, 2010-2012 University of Arizona, 2012- present University of Hawaii

  • License(s)

    Lower Saxony, Germany since 1996, Reg. Nr. 13595

  • Selected Publications

    Prototypical Building Type Case Studies published in Books:

    Monograph :

    “Inklusive Architektur” peer review invited prototype for monograph series, ffpublishers, Germany, 2014.

     

    Encyclopedia:

    “Destination Architecture”,Phaidon Publishers UK 2017

    Birkhäuser's Building Types Online Database, Birkhäuser, Switzerland 2017

    “Top 10 Amazing Kindergartens where your Children would love to go”, “design rulz” Spain 2016

    “Atlas of World Architecture”, Braun Publishing, Switzerland, 2013.

    “1000 x European Architecture”, Braun Publishing, Switzerland, 2012.

    “Ingenuity Magazine”, 7788 Culture Publishers, China, 2011.

    “1000 Tips by 100 Architects”, Rockport Publishers, USA, 2010.

    “a-z architecture zone” RIHAN, Shanghai, 2010.

    “Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture”, Phaidon Publishers, UK, 2008.

    “The Sourcebook of Contemporary Architecture”, Collins Design, USA, 2007.

     

    Typology:

    “Building Schools”, Birkhäuser, Switzerland, 2015.

    “Building for Children”, Kohlhammer, Germany, 2002.

    "Chalets", Braun Publishing, Switzerland, 2013.

    “Renovated Spaces – New Life for Old Homes”, Loft Publications, Spain, 2010.

    “Office Design III”, Artpower, China, 2012.

    “Collection Offices”, Braun Publishing, Switzerland, 2010.

    "Malls and Department Stores II", Braun Publishing, Switzerland, 2013.

    “Malls and Department Stores I ”,V erlagshaus Braun, Germany, 2008.

    “New Supermarket Design”, Collins Design, USA, 2007.

    "Star Commercial Spaces" Harper Design, USA, 2012.

    “Commercial Space” Rihan, China, 2009.

    "Restaurant and Bar Design II" Artpower, China, 2012.

    “Best of Coffee Shop Design”, Verlagshaus Braun, Germany, 2010.

    “Cybercafes”, Pageone, Singapore, 2007.

    “Street Furniture” Braun Publishing , Switzerland, 2010.

    “Landscape Design/Urban Furniture”, Pageone, Singapore, 2007.

    “Factory Design” Verlagshaus Braun, Germany, 2008.

    “XS Big Ideas Small Buildings”,Thames & Hudson, UK, 2001.

     

    Technology:

    “New Prefab”, LOFT publications, Spain, 2009.

    “1000 Details in Architecture”, LOFT Publications, Barcelona, 2009.

    “Transport, Engineering and Architecture”, Laurence King Publishing, UK, 2003.

    “Prefab”, LOFT Publications, Spain, 2002.

    http://www.workcg.com/portfolio-item/571/

    https://www.wellsconcrete.com/blog-slug/world-of-precast/

     

    Materiality:

    “Solid Wood”, Routledge, UK, 2015.

    “Wood Houses”, Skyhorse Publishing, USA, 2014.

    "Materials for Design II", Princeton Architectural Press, USA, 2013.

    “Fine Fabrics” Verlagshaus Braun, Germany, 2009.

    “Clear Glass”, Verlagshaus Braun, Germany, 2008.

    “Set in Stone”, Verlagshaus Braun, Germany, 2008.

    “Concrete Design”, Daab Publishers, USA, 2008.

    “Touch Wood”, Verlagshaus Braun, Germany, 2008.

    “Pure Plastic”, Verlagshaus Braun, Germany, 2008.

    “Stone Design”, Daab Publishers, USA, 2007.

    “Materiality for Design”, Princeton Architectural Press, USA, 2006.

    “Timber Construction Manual”, Birkhäuser Publishers, Switzerland, 2003.

     

    Ecology:

    "Eco Living" Braun Publishing, Switzerland, 2013.

    “World Classic Ecological Architecture”, Phoenix Publishing and Media Group, China, 2012.

    “1000 Tips by 100 Eco Architects”, PageOne, Singapore, 2012.

    “Architecture of Low Energy Consumption” International New Architecture, IFENGspace Media Co, China, 2011.

    “Atlas of Ecological Architecture”, LOFT Publications, Spain, 2011.

    “150 Best Eco House Ideas“, Harper Collins, USA, 2011.

    “Ecological Architecture”, Verlagshaus Braun, Berlin, 2009.

    “Ice Architecture”, Verlagshaus Braun, Berlin, 2008.

     

    Theory:

    Weekly on air internet live streamed and YouTubed broadcastings:

    Urban Transcendence (2014):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geDM8haODHg&list=PLQpkwcNJny6kxpQQqRuxhg85D11scJepy

    Human(e)Architecture (2016 – ongoing)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTs15zmHuF4&list=PLQpkwcNJny6kDcGh5KYsLd28-x3DBXGjI

  • Courses

    Arch 321 „Into to Environmental Systems B“, fall 2015, fall 2016

    Arch 742 "Design Studio III“, fall 2016 [proletarian tropical II ]

    Arch 342 “Intermediate Arch Studio B”, spring 2017 [Proletarian Paradise Dawntown HNL]

    Arch 742 "Design Studio III“, fall 2016 [proletarian tropical I ]

    Arch 342 “Intermediate Arch Studio B”, spring 2016 [UpdownTowning HNL]

    Arch 742 "Design Studio III“, fall 2015 [study house/house study]

    Arch 342 “Intermediate Design Studio B”, spring 2015 [rethinking paradise Waikiki]

    Arch 692 “Treeitecture” ,spring 2017 [Proletarian People Power Tower II ], spring 2016 [Proletarian People Power Tower I], spring 2015 [Container Freedom / Freedom Container Dwelling] ,spring 2014: [CTAHR Learning Exchange Headquarters ], spring 2013 [HHome ] co-taught with Jason Selley

    Arch 542 "Design Studio II“, fall 2014 [Vertical Ahuapua´a],

    Arch 342 “Intermediate Arch Studio B”, spring 2014 [Waikikism],

    Arch 523 "Architecture Systems III: qualitative structural and bioclimatic building performance", fall 2013, fall 2014

    Arch 542 "Design Studio III“, spring 2013 [per-form]

    Arch 544 "Arch studio 5: Comprehensive”, fall 2012 [HHome], fall 2013 [ CTAHR Waimenalo]

    Arch 525 " Architecture Systems IV: Sustainability", spring 2013

    Arch 526 " Architecture Systems V: Integration, fall 2012

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