Utilizing emergent technologies in parametric design,

computer-aided fabrication and contemporary methods of

rapid prototyping, the seminar explores the potential (and

limitations) of the digital design process in the architectural

realm. Addressing issues of performance, materiality and

assembly constraints, as well as complexities in tectonics

and connectivity, students utilize the extensive opportunity

of digital iterations for greater resolution in design. Besides a solid technical foundation in various digital design techniques, the course also engages conceptually in the reciprocal effect of emergent technologies on the design process and the novel aesthetics that become apparent in their physical application.

The seminar was taught by Markus Bonauer in his position as a lecturer at the TU Berlin / FG Prof. Leibinger during the winter semester 2011/2012.

Link: http://www.fgl.tu-berlin.de

© Student Work: Ole Klingemann & Max Dzembritzki

2D+ was commissioned by Kathrin Bade / Etage Vier for the interior remodeling and product design of furniture and lighting.

Deutsch is the first of a series of restaurants at the Frankfurt airport featuring true german food. The architecture follows the food concept and supports the overall corporate identity (Büro Sven Hoffmann) with distinct architectural features, custom furniture and lighting design. The architectural design incorporates traditional materiality such as travertine, leather, porcelain and oak and applies them to contemporary architectural shape, lighting and furniture to create a unique style for the new restaurant brand. Geometric form and materiality are kept in strong atmospheric contrast. The result is a contemporary fresh feeling in combination with a traditional atmosphere of true «German Gemütlichkeit».

The restaurant will be operated by Kuffler & Bucher and is planned to open in Terminal A-Plus in mid 2012.

Link: www.kuffler.de | www.etage-vier.de



© Rendering by 2D+



The Berlin Studio was found and directed by Markus Bonauer and Tiffany Taraska in collaboration with Virginia Tech University as an alternative to the traditional design studio in that it integrates academic education, professional practice and cultural exchange for upper level architecture students. As a one-semester study abroad program in Berlin with several travel components in

Europe and integrated classes in Building Analysis and Building Construction, the Berlin Program promotes a collaborative design process which incorporates multiple points of view from a variety of academic discourses. The direct integration of foreign practices in the studio, and its studio setting in a co-working space for start-up companies exposes the students to new modes of operation, contemporary building methods and the opportunity to build professional and social networks while abroad.

Over the course of the semester, we conducted weekly site visits to several cities within Germany and Europe including Basel, Cottbus, Dresden, Hamburg, Leipzig, Dessau, Munich and Stuttgart. We visited more than 100 architectural sites, buildings, infrastructure projects and exhibitions and used multiple modes of transportations including trains, bikes, cars, airplanes, ferries, boats and even canoes. We had the pleasure to enjoy various regional architecture and food specialties, to visited local professional architecture offices, artist studios, manufacturers and high-tech factory plants. We met faculty,

students and alumni from Dessau, Cottbus, Munich and Berlin and joined their reviews, lectures and visited their design studios.

We traveled more than 3000 miles not including personal spring break excursions, survived temperatures ranging from -10° to +30° Celsius and collected countless amounts of sketches, photographs and, of course - unforgettable memories and lasting friendships.

Link: www.berlinstudio.org



Final Reviews & Exhibition at Betahaus Berlin 05/2011

2D + was commisioned with the reconstruction and interior design of a 148sqm apartment in Berlin Pankow.

Working within a modest budget, our design concept focused on a greater openness, improved functionality and the use of eco-friendly materials. In order to bring natural light to the complex existing layout of the 4 room apartment we have demolished walls and designed an open kitchen that serves as a central space connecting all rooms. Customized Ikea modules were designed to grant sufficient storage for cooking, eating and the functions of daily life. The scope of our services also included the careful restoration of walls, ceilings and floors, the installation of a new full bathroom, powder room, storage chamber and the renewal of all electrical and plumbing installations.

Construction Time: 4 months



2D + and CBK architects were commissioned for the renovation and interior design of the children's department at the University Hospital in Münster.

The new interior design responds to specific deficits of the current premises and transforms the waiting areas into a welcoming place with a (child) friendly atmosphere and distinctive materiality. The spatial layout is based on the idea of a traditional town square integrating the programmatic requirements of waiting, playing and discovery within mini-architecture.  Build-Ins in the form of abstracted Münster gabled houses frame the open spaces to both sides. They form an open central area with communal furniture and display vitrines which activate the idea of a marketplace, that invites visitors and patients to play, communicate and relax. The children find themselves in a new world with plenty of opportunities to explore and play, and an atmosphere that makes the waiting time an enjoyable experience.

© Rendering by 2D+



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2D+ won 3.Prize in the competition for the extension of the Federal Ministry for Labor and Social Affairs in Berlin.

The exhibition will be held at the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR) starting

May 21st 2013, 5 pm

Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung
Straße des 17. Juni 112
10623 Berlin

Website: Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung

© Rendering by 2D+



2D + was commissioned with the design and construction of a residence in Wandlitz, a small town located just a few miles north of Berlin that is famous for its crystal clear swimming lakes and natural landscape. The idea of a summer residence to escape the noisy city life has a long tradition in Berlin. Nestled away in a former garden house community the small bungalow incorporates the ideas of “luxury of small spaces” and “green living”.

Large covered porches extend the small footprint of the house’s volume and connect all residential functions with dedicated outdoor spaces like an herb garden, a Zen garden and the large-south-facing lawn. The house is integrating all conveniences of a modern home including a luxurious wellness bathroom with sauna, a professional full-size kitchen and a spacious living loft space with a rotating fireplace - in only 78m2.

By integrating the disciplines of architecture, and interior design we we able to push the boundaries of space-saving construction to a maximum without compromising the atmosphere and materiality of a living home. The result is an intelligent design - half house, half furniture - providing a new form of luxury living for the budget conscious and quality oriented client.

Construction Time: 08/2013 – 05/2014

Total Construction Costs: 2180€/m2 (incl. 19% VAT)



© Photos by Michael Bölling 2D+



Interview with Markus Bonauer

by Hannah Bauhoff

Published in the Journal of Architecture and Planning

German Edition, October 2014

"Markus Bonauer, born in 1975, exemplifies with his biography a generation of architects under 40: educated as a carpenter, studying architecture in Germany, scholarship for the Master of Architecture in the United States, then employee in renowned architecture offices such as Jürgen Mayer H., Barkow Leibinger, Fievre Jones, and most recently at the largest architecture firm in the world - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in New York. Together with his wife Tiffany Taraska and his former colleague Michael Bölling he founded "2D + Architects"in Berlin and changed his life from a large office with international projects to local and small-scale construction projects. The interview is about his career change and its impact on planning activities and what role his Vespa

plays... "

Online PDF >>> Link <<<

PDF Download >>> eJournal_123_Oktober_4_2014.pdf<<<




Article by Ruth Bloomfield about our renovation and conversion project: the Fürstenhaupt Apartment in Berlin-Pankow.

The Article was published on  November 7th 2014

in the Property Section of the Wall Street Journal

(Editions: USA / Europe / Asia)

“When two young doctors bought their first home, they took on a critical case: a 100-year-old fixer-upper in Berlin. With one young child and another on the way, they needed to resuscitate their newly purchased apartment quickly, even though they had a limited budget and no renovation experience whatsoever.

Clara and Robert Fürstenhaupt, both 37, didn’t deliberately set out to revamp their first home. But, like so many other urban professionals, after a year of fruitless house-hunting they realized that they were priced out of the kind of comfortable starter home they aspired to. Their best option was the spacious yet ramshackle apartment in the neighborhood of Pankow, about 3 miles north of the city center. In the former East Berlin, the area is known for its excellent schools and acres of parkland.... “

Read more online at >>> http://online.wsj.com/articles/a-ramshackle-apartment-gets-doctored-up-1415287220





Article about Haus Wandlitz in the Wall Street Journal

  1. 10.December 2014

Text: Ruth Bloomfield

“Before Anja and Falko Drews could move full time to the German countryside, they had to deal with a Communist-era wood-and-cement bungalow there that measured a miserly 366 square feet. The project to replace the bungalow with a 21st-century home began two years ago when the couple—Falko is now 43 and Anja is 40—were

urban professionals living in a penthouse apartment in a cool Berlin neighborhood and working in the fashion industry. On summer weekends, the couple stayed at the bungalow, which Mr.Drews inherited from his family. In the era when Germany was split between East and West, it was popular for better-off families living behind the Iron Curtain to own summer houses in

Wandlitz, a semi-rural area about 12 miles north of the center of Berlin. Early in 2012, Mr. Drews sold his

stake in the modeling agency he had helped found and began to consider investing some of the money on upgrading the bungalow so it could be used year round. Initially, they didn’t intend to live full time in Wandlitz....  “

Read more online at >>> http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-communist-era-home-is-overthrown-1418229684



Haus Wandlitz is featured in Baunetz - Germany’s largest Architectural Online-Magazine. The article received almost 250.000 page views in one day and entered the eternal list of most viewed articles.

Publishing Date: 05. Januar 2015

Text: Stephan Becker

Link>>> http://www.baunetz.de/meldungen/Meldungen-Wohnhaus_in_Wandlitz_bei_Berlin_4170079.html




Construction for the remodeling of an attic in Berlin Neukoelln has begun. The demolition of the century old atic  began as scheduled. Completion of the project is planned for December 2015.



DA! 2015


2D+ was selected to participate in this year's exhibition “Da! - The Latest Architecture in and out of the Capital”

Da! is the 16.th Annual Exhibition curated by the Chamber of Architects Berlin. The exhibition presents a selection of 65 projects from the past year in Berlin as well as works outside Berlin by Berlin based architects in the following categories:

Architecture, Interiors, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.

The selection was curated by:

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Heiko Lukas, Architect, Saarbrücken,

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Ulrike Lauber, Architect, Munich,

Ing. Ir. Pim Köther, Architect, Amsterdam,

Dipl.-Ing. Johann Haidn, Interior Architect Munich,

Dipl.-Ing. Heiner Luz, Landscape Architect, Munich,

Dipl.-Ing. Juliane Schonauer, Urban Planner, Hannover,

Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Bachmann, Journalist, Baumeister, Munich.

Opening: 20.03.2014

Exhibition: 20. März bis 18. April 2015

Stilwerk Berlin, Kantstraße 17, 10623 Berlin

Mehr Information unter http://www.ak-berlin.de/publicity/ak/internet.nsf/tindex/de_da_2015.htm



Construction for 2D+ project “Haus Potsdam” has begun. The demolition and earthwork began as scheduled. Completion of the project is planned for December 2015.




2D+ was selected among the top 20 finalists in the urban idea comeptition “Wohnen an der Michelangelostrasse”.

The projects are exhibited at Greifswalderstrasse 87-88 in 10409 Berlin from 27.02.2015 to 13.03.2015.

The Berlin Senat Administration is planning to present and discuss the contributions in a public panel discussion on April 9th 2015.

More information at >>>





Haus Wandlitz is featured in the book


“Berlin’s architecture is one of the most exciting aspects of its cultural heritage. Many of its buildings are internationally renowned, and year after year local architects design countless new projects in the capital and throughout Germany.

BUILDING BERLIN Vol. 4 presents the most exciting of these: sensitive restorations of listed treasures like the Haus des Rundfunks, awardwinning new builds such as :envihab in Cologne, intelligently designed exhibitions, and open space developments like the IBA Spreehafen project in Hamburg. The book also features essays on current trends and issues in Berlin architecture. It explores the parks and green spaces that have grown up along the site of the Berlin Wall in the twenty-fi ve years since it came down, serving both as places of recreation and memorials to an unhappy past. It shows how the idea of sustainable building has developed an aesthetic all of its own, and how a legendary piece of Germany’s cultural heritage is getting the recognition it deserves as the Bauhaus approaches its centenary in 2019.” (braun-publishing.ch)

The publication will be available March 30, 2015

More information at >>>





2D+ was featured in the New York Times Style Magazine.

The article is written by Ana Finel Honigman describes the changing cultural scene in the suburbs of Berlin.

Publication Date: 25. Feb 2015

Link >>>


Photos ©Architektenkammer Berlin

Visualization Rendering by 2D+

Visualization Rendering by 2D+



2D+ erhält beim Deutschen Holzbaupreis 2015 eine Anerkennung in der Kategorie Neubau für das Projekt Haus Wandlitz.

Deutscher Holzbaupreis

Der Deutsche Holzbaupreis zeichnet realisierte Gebäude und Gebäudekomponenten aus, die überwiegend aus Holz und Holzwerkstoffen sowie weiteren nachwachsenden Rohstoffen bestehen. Vorrangiges Ziel ist es, die Verwendung und Weiterentwicklung des ressourcenschonenden, umweltfreundlichen und nachhaltigen Baustoffes zu fördern.

Den ersten Holzbaupreis hat der Bund Deutscher Zimmermeister im Jahr 1965 vergeben, damals „Architektenwettbewerb Wohnbauten mit Holz“ genannt. Seit 2003 wird der Preis dank Unterstützung durch die Deutsche Bundestiftung Umwelt alle zwei Jahre regelmäßig verliehen. Er genießt unter Baufachleuten hohes Ansehen und gilt heute als die wichtigste nationale Auszeichnung für Bauwerke aus Holz.

Würdigung der Jury

Der Wunsch nach einem anspruchsvollen Wohngebäude

in einer kleinparzelligen Gartensiedlung verdichtet sich in einem Bungalow von klarer Gestalt. Die enge Verbindung von Architektur und einem bis ins Detail durchgestalteten Innenausbau führt zur optimalen Nutzung des knappen Raums. Der Idee eines Wohnmöbels folgend, verbergen flächenbündig vertäfelte Einbauten aus gekälkter Eiche alle technischen Ablenkungen und bieten genug Stauraum für die Funktionen des täglichen Lebens. Insgesamt werden bei dieser scheinbar kleinen Aufgabe die modernen Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten einer flexiblen Holzbaukonstruktion vorbildlich ausgelotet.

Die Preisverleihung fand am 12. Mai 2015 in Hannover auf der LIGNA – Weltleitmesse für die Forst- und Holzwirtschaft – statt. Mehr Informationen und Katalog unter >>> Link





Markus Bonauer 2D+ ist Teil der Ausstellung DRAWN an der University of California Los Angeles. Die Ausstellung zeigt Architekturzeichnngen von Alumni des Department of Architecture an der UCLA aus den Jahren 1968 bis 2014.

Die Ausstellung läuft vom 20. Aprl - 29. May 2015

Der Eintritt ist frei. Die Arbeiten werden im Anschluss an die Ausstellung versteigert. Der Erlös kommt zukünftigen Studenten aus sozial-schachen Verhältnissen zugute.

Mehr Informationen unter:




Haus Wandlitz was selected to for the annual German Architecture Day. The projects is one of 42 contemporary architecture, interior design and landscape design projects that were finished within the past three years in the state of Brandenburg, Germany.

We offer free guided tours at the house on

Sunday June 28, 2015 at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm.

The tour is free of charge - please RVSP at info@2dplus.com

Please find more information on Haus Wandlitz and the German Architecture Day online at:

Haus Wandlitz

Chamber of Architects Brandenburg

Projects Selection Brandenburg (PDF)

There is also an app available with maps and further information on selected projects in the playstore

(German only)  



Wir laden Sie recht herzlich zur Veranstaltung Make City ein.

Experten erklären warum der Holzweg im Städtebau kein Holzweg ist.

Neben der in den letzten Jahren im Bauwesen intensiv bearbeiteten Frage der Energieeffizienz tritt die ganzheitliche Auseinandersetzung mit dem Verbrauch vor allem fossiler Ressourcen zunehmend in den Vordergrund. Der nachwachsende Rohstoff Holz gewinnt in diesem Zusammenhang immer mehr an Bedeutung. Diffusionsoffene, klimasteuernde und gesunde GebaÅNudehüllen aus Holz ermöglichen bei höchsten energetischen Standards die Reduktion von Gebäudetechnik. Für die vor uns liegenden Aufgaben im Wohnungsbau birgt Holz immense ökologische Potenziale, die genutzt werden sollten. Urban Wood Works ist ein offenes Forum zur Diskussion von Chancen und Hindernissen bei der Umsetzung von Holzbauten im Wohnungsbau.

2D+ ist Teil der Ausstellung Urban Wood Works  mit dem Projekt Haus Wandlitz.

Die Veranstaltung findet am 24. Juni 2015, in der Zeit von 17:00 – 21:00 Uhr im Tschechischen Zentrum

Wilhelmstraße 44, 10117 Berlin statt. Der Eintritt ist frei.

Mehr Informationen unter http://makecity.berlin/



We are delighted our work was nominated for the state’s highest honors in architecture - the Brandenburg Building Culture Award 2016

We cordially invite you to join us for the public award ceremonies held on October 7th  2015 7p.m. at the Federal Foundation for Building Culture in Potsdam. The public exhibition with all nominees is on display from 19 to 23 October 2015 at the Permanent Representation of Brandenburg in Berlin.

The Jury Statement about our project:

" The house communicates an excellent collaboration of client, architect and builders. The outstanding functionality of the building, the unique aesthetic concepts and the precise craftsmanship make this building and garden a true work of art "

More information on the award and selected architecture can be found at




2D+ was selected for the BAUNETZ SHORTLIST 2016.

15 architectural newcomers from Berlin, Munich, St. Gallen, Tokyo, Paris, Rotterdam, Moscow and the greek island of Rhodes show current trends of the next generation of upcoming architectural practices.

More about the award and the selected offices at




Our project Haus Wandlitz was nominated with the


featuring Europe’s 20 best single family residences.

We thank all readers for their support!

Read more about the award and get to know the 20 finalists at http://www.schoener-wohnen.de/architektur/haeuser-awards/38556-bstr-haeuser-award-2016-die-20-finalisten#151144-img-haus-wandlitz





2D+ was nominated for the


Our work was shown at the Design Center Slovenia and broadcasted by national television RTL+4

Special thanks to the team of Hise Sveta for the great days in in Ljublijana, Slovenia

Read more about the award and get to know the finalists at




Markus Bonauer 2D+ was participnat of this years’s

MADEby Summit in Bilbao on “Luxury Living”

14 European Architecture Offices were invited to explore the Basque Region of Spain and discuss the future of luxury living.

More information on the event and participants at


>>> PDF DOWNLOAD OFFICE PROFILE 2D+_NEWS_files/%C2%A92DPLUS_Profil_Stand_10-2016.pdf



We are moving!!! After almost five years in Prenzlauer Berg we are moving to the former chocolate factory on Schwedter Strasse 34A in Berlin Mitte. Come and visit us at our new location - we look forward to seeing you soon!

2D+ Architekten

Schwedter Strasse 34 A

104035 Berlin

Tel           +49 30 60 40 28 55

Fax          +49 30 60 40 28 56

>>> Google Maps




21 JAN 2017

Markus Bonauer will be speaker at the BAU 2017 in Munich

the Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems

Saturday January 21st 2017 1p.m. 

Forum Hall C2 / 309

Emerging Stars / Emerging Markets

“Emerging stars in architecture present the future of building and strategies to successfully access emerging markets.”

Program download and further information can be found at







Our design proposal for the new Visitor and Information Center of the German Bundestag was awarded 1st prize.

Special thanks to our fantastic team for this great achievement.

We cordially invite you to join us for the award ceremony and exhibition opening on Tuesday, November 29, 5 pm

Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR)
Straße des 17. Juni 112
10623 Berlin

The exhibition is open to the public without admission through Dec. 14th 2016.

Opening hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 6pm

Team Architecture / Landscape Architecture

Markus Bonauer / Michael Bölling / rw+ GmbH /

capattistaubach Landschaftsarchitekten


Structure: Knippers Helbig GmbH

Energy / Climate: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH |

Cost: SMV Bausteuerung Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH |

Fire Rating: hhpberlin

Link BBR

Link Press Release

Link Invitation Exhibition