Ludwig Heimbach is an architect based in Cologne and Berlin. He conceives architecture as an ‘instrument for acceleration and deceleration between city and bed’. His studio work is widely published and has been shown in several exhibitions at the Venice Architecture Biennale, DAZ Berlin, HdA Graz and Kyoto Art Centre. In 2016, he was artist in residence of the Goethe-Institut at Villa Kamogawa, Kyoto, where he explored the diversity of collaborative uses in Japanese housing and their potential for future housing models. Ludwig Heimbach is a member of the Deutscher Werkbund, the Association of German Architects (BDA) and the Architecture Design Association of Japan (ADAN). Since 2018, he has been a member of the board of trustees of the BDA Gallery Berlin. In 2020, he curated the exhibition ‘Mäusebunker & Hygieneinstitut: Experimental Setup BERLIN’, which was shown at the BDA Gallery Berlin and the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021. He is a cooperating partner of the ‘Modellverfahren Mäusebunker’, which was initiated by the State Conservator of the City of Berlin and aims at the re-use of this building. A book on the subject by him will be published in the spring of 2023. In addition to his office practice, he teaches at various universities; to date, he has been a deputy professor at MSA I Münster School of Architecture and the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, as well as a lecturer at the PBSA Düsseldorf, UdK Berlin, Kyoto City University of the Arts and ETH Zurich. This winter term he will teach at KU Leuven.