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Tim Altenhof *1980, Singen


Tim is an architect and a university assistant in architec­tural theory at the University of Innsbruck. He holds a PhD from Yale University, where his dissertation was awarded the Theron Rock­well Field Prize in 2018. An excerpt of this work, which was published in English and Italian under the title "The House-as-Chimney: Erich Mendelsohn's Breathing Space at Luckenwalde," won the Bruno Zevi Prize 2018. His publications include, among others, "The Aesthetics of Blurred Boundaries," published in 21:Inquiries, "The Journal as Community or School," which appeared in Engramma, as well as a critique of the Humboldt Forum Berlin published in Log 55. A longer article on the Queen Alexandra Sanatorium and its relationship with the atmosphere has been published with JSAH. Tim was an Interna­tional Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) Essen. His current book project explores the ways in which different conceptions of the atmosphere and a heightened awareness for breathing affected modern architecture in the early twentieth century. Tim studied architecture at the Bauhaus University Weimar, in Greg Lynn's master class at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, as well as at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where he received a Master of Architecture in 2009. Amongst others, he worked for Cloud9 (Barcelona), KMT/n-o-m-a-d (Vienna), and Zaha Hadid Architects (Hamburg).