Personal profile

Scientific Career

Prof. Fanelsa (*1985) represents the approach of an extended architectural practice based on the design of systems in the field of built environment. Architecture and design become application-oriented processes for exploring challenges of our contemporary world. Methods are living labs, 1:1 prototypes and workshops, applied in circular building systems, holistic design and collaborative project formats. He is engaged in transdisciplinary structures for the implementation of research projects and start-ups.

Niklas Fanelsa studied architecture at RWTH Aachen University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology. After his studies he worked at De Vylder Vinck Taillieu in Ghent and TBBK Architekten in Berlin. In 2016, he founded the architecture practice Atelier Fanelsa with studios in Berlin and Gerswalde. He was a teaching and research associate at RWTH Aachen University, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg and Bauhaus University Weimar. In 2022 Niklas Fanelsa was appointed as a tenure track professor for the Professorship of Architecture and Design.