The documentary "Dreaming of a Treehouse" addresses the Ökohaus, an experimental collective housing project in Berlin, conceived by the famous German architect/engineer Frei Otto for the International Building Exhibition (IBA) of 1984-1987 held in Berlin. Through a series of interviews with the key players involved in the design and realization process, it looks back on the implemented innovative ecological and adaptable design strategies, as well as on the participatory co-design process behind this remarkable building. It is one of Frei Otto's least known projects, yet a masterpiece and radical consequence of his groundbreaking thinking on adaptability. Interviews with Frei Otto, Christine Kanstinger-Otto, Hermann Kendel, co-architects, planners as well as inhabitants and participatory builders. Commentary by architects Yona Friedman, Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal.
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|