undjurekbrüggen is an architectural practice that considers architecture as an immanent part of a common Earth shared with all people, animals, plants and things. Instead of placing individual, human objects in a natural world in crisis, undjurekbrüggen intends to connect the world you live in and the world you live from in one space.

With the aim of not only protecting the Earth, but also caring for it and actively shaping it in a positive way, undjurekbrüggen initiates ecological projects in cooperation with other actors.

These projects can have different formats (building, furniture, text, film, campaign, neighbourhood or landscape), but always deal with the existing in terms of building, ecology, economy, politics, climate and comfort.  

_undjurekbrüggen is co-founding member of the architecture collective OFEA Office for Ecological Architecture



Gotzkowskystraße 33
10555 Berlin

future office
Kirchplatz 6
39615 Werben (Elbe)

+49 157 50971179

OFEA Office for Ecological Architecture
ammi, Aimée Michelfelder
David Gössler Architektur 
OFED Office for Ecological Development
Johaniterkomturei Werben e.V. 
Sebastian Sailer, Kosa Architekten
StadtMitGestalter e.V.  
Marco Bruggmann
Nenad Marinovic 
Leo Herrmann
Karla Philipp
Victor Nagel

Christian Cotting
Patrick Holzer
Luisa Klocke
Caterina Ricci
Emily Schlatter
Hannah Titz
Jakob Wolters 
Jurek Brüggen

Erich Mendelsohn Preis 2023 
Newcomer Award, Winner Gold

Bauwelt-Preis 2023 

KFW Award Bauen 2020 

DAM Preis 2020
Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Nominierung

Best Architects 20 Award 
Gold Winner

Häuser des Jahres 2019, Callwey Verlag

_selected publications (books)
Kleine Häuser, 2023
ISBN 978-3-7667-2668-1

Jahrbuch der Architektur, 2020
ISBN 978-3-946154-51-8

best architects 20,
ISBN 978-3-946021-04-9

Architekturführer Deutschland 2020,
ISBN 978-3-86922-749-8

Urlaubsarchitektur Selection 2019, cover project,
ISBN 978-3-9817367-5-5

Häuser des Jahres 2019,
ISBN 978-3-7667-2425-0

100 Traumhäuser, 2021 
ISBN 978-3-7667-2494-6

Kleine Häuser, 2020
ISBN 978-3-7913-8623-2

gues critic, TU Berlin, Studio Prof. Jacob van Rijs, 07.2024

guest critic, HCU Hamburg, Studio Prof. Henrik Becker und Maike Basista, 12.2023

guest critic, Umgebaut, TU Berlin, Studio Prof. Jacob van Rijs, 07.2023

guest critic, Kollektiv Werben, TU Darmstadt, ENB Fachgebiet Entwerfen und Nachhaltiges Bauen, Studio Prof Christoph Kuhn, 07.2023

guest critic, Haus und Hof & Co, Synergien auf dem Land, TU Darmstadt, ENB Fachgebiet Entwerfen und Nachhaltiges Bauen, Studio Prof Christoph Kuhn, 02.2023


Eine Stehlampe exhibited at Lux Feininger und seine Bauhaus Familie, Meisterhäuser, Haus Feiniger, Dessau, 2024 

Eine Stehlampe exhibited at London Design Festival, Vitra Showroom, 2023

Eine Stehlampe exhibited at Vitra House, Weil am Rhein, 2022

Eine Stehlampe exhibited at 3daysofdesign Copenhagen, Vitra Showroom, 2022

_selected clients
uferwerk eG
Wohnungsbau-Genossenschaft “Almark” eG 
Gemeinde Uzwil
Johanniterkomturei Werben e.V.
OFED GmbH  Office for Ecological Developments 


If you have a general request, are interested to collaborate on a project with us or just wanna reach out, please send your inquiry to team@undjb.eu

If you are interested in featuring our work, you can find all relevant information and necessary material on this website / the individual project pages. For requests on interviews and publications, workshops and lectures, or other public formats, please send your inquiry to press@undjb.eu

If you are interested in our practice and would like to join us, we are looking forward to your application. Please send a specific motivation letter and portfolio by mail to job@undjb.eu, or as hard-copy via post. We will contact you, when we have open positions.

Furniture designs by undjurekbrüggen are available at einsundviele.de

Caroline Axelsen, Rebecca Buus, Noah Curinga, Joanna von Essen, Anh Hoffmann, Diana Fügener, Nina Lehrum, Lena Feit, Annemarie Niehaus, Yola Fahdt, Marcus Friede

undjurekbrüggen baugewerbliche Architektengesellschaft mbH, Register court: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg
HRB 220318 B, Architektenkammer Berlin, AL Nr. KG474

© 2020-2024 undjurekbrüggen



002 Jahreszeitenhaus

Werder (Havel)
Sebastian Sailer und Jurek Brüggen

The Jahreszeitenhaus lies on a slope in between four houses of very different styles. Nestled between these houses, it tells the story of a stone found in situ, as it has always been, which has been converted into house. The stone is a hollowed-out concrete body into which openings have been cut. In contrast to the solid concrete block, the rest of the structures are made of wood. Free-standing partition walls subdivide the interior. A wooden pavilion has been placed on the roof.

A wooden staircase, which also serves as a bookshelf, connects both floors. The large sliding doors provide access to the stone outdoor pool and the garden which slopes down to the river.

The Jahreszeitenhaus is a design for another way of sustainable living. The living space adapts to the seasons. In winter, the residents retire to the garden floor. In summer, the living space doubles. The mobile kitchen moves with the residents. Folding doors open the pavilion in the warmer months and close it during the colder seasons. A horizontal sliding window separates the pavilion from the garden level in winter. Condensing the living space in winter saves resources and costs.

The insulation is reduced to the garden level. The northern, eastern and western sides are buried in the slope. The earth layer provides the house with additional insulation. The waste heat from below makes it possible to use the pavilion as a conservatory for plants in the colder seasons. The closed, unheated room then serves as an extra layer of insulation for the garden floor.

The seasonal living concept brings a millennia-old cultural technique into the present day. In contrast to conventional energy-saving houses, which isolate themselves from their surroundings, this project encourages ecological living in connection with the environment.

in collaboration with Sebastian Sailer, Kosa Architekten

_undjurekbrüggen Architekt:innen, team@undjb.eu, +49 157 50971179‬  Gotzkowskystraße 33, D-10555 Berlin und Kirchplatz 6, D-39615 Werben (Elbe), @undjurekbrüggen

undjb Architekt:innen  
+49 157 50971179‬ 
Gotzkowskystraße 33, D-10555 Berlin
Kirchplatz 6, D-39615 Werben (Elbe) @undjb