Design serves to create exemplary solutions aimed at topics of social relevance through building and construction. It also serves to discuss the future development and emergence of new typologies resulting from transformations in urban and rural spaces. The basic approach is to understand what already exists in order to further advance typologies. Principles of spatial production, organization and design can be adopted and applied directly. The design process is based on interdisciplinary cooperation with Faculty members and guests including social scientists, infrastructure planners and political scientists from partner institutions and practice. The task is to create individual architectural proposals within the respective context and to answer “why” questions related to architectural theory. Formats include workshops, analysis, graphic illustration, use of media and, with particular emphasis, model building.