LNCL is a collaborative practice for architecture and urbanism founded by Leonhard Clemens. Working from within the traditional boundaries of its discipline, LNCL includes various sorts of research methods and media such as photography, writing or editing in its design process to expand its views and interest beyond the limits of conventional architectural thinking and across various scales. In this, architecture offers just one of many potential answers – a possible translation of contemporary questions on social relations, politics, economics and ecologies into material and spatial properties. Underlying the work of LNCL is the desire to combine, juxtapose and reinvent those relations through the conceptual and structural framework of architecture and design, promoting new forms of living, alternative models of ownership and new ways to inhabit this world.
Leonhard Clemens is a registered architect based in Berlin. He holds a Diploma in Architecture and Design from the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart (AdBK) and an M.Phil. (with distinction) in Architecture and Urban Design from the Architectural Association (AA) in London. He was an assistant professor at the chair of Architecture and Urbanism at Leibniz Universität Hannover (2016–2019), a visiting lecturer at the RCA London (2016) and the TU Berlin (2018). He was involved in the Mesarch programme at the University of Cyprus (2020) as a special scientist expanding his interest and knowledge in research on hotels and their role in today's political, social and environmental conflicts. He is a frequent guest critic at various schools around Europe and currently running a Master Studio at DIA Dessau.
Knippers Helbig Ingenieure, Mesh Landschaftsarchitekten, Ina-Marie Kapitola, Jonas Trittmann, Lennart Beckebanze, Gustav Düsing, Max Hacke, IAC, NVBL, Anastasiou Misseri, Cyens Centre of Excellence