Jan Zimmermann

Jan Zimmermann

Editor of mapolis architecture magazine

Jan Zimmermann grew up in rural Upper Hesse where, surrounded by romantic forests and meadows, he made his first literary attempts. Driven by a passion for curiosities threatened with extinction, he was drawn to the urban “Wild East” of Leipzig to study the virtually unknown subjects of Indology and Ethnology. After many years including an extended stay in India, he turned his back on the anthropological business of being a foreigner among foreigners and headed back to the writing desk to work as journalist and translator. His activities include being editor of the architecture magazine mapolis. Still an ethnologist at heart, human beings remain the main focus for him, in architecture as well as the interplay between them and their creations. Fun Fact: When he is not wading through a tangle of words, he transforms into a musical “Cosmonaut” in the otherworldly spheres of “Sexy Surf” and “Trucker Punk”.

Artikel von Jan Zimmermann

Temporary homes: At home in transit
12. April 2017
Temporary homes fill the gap between permanent fixed accommodation and a short hotel stay.
Modular homes: A quick solution for more housing
14. March 2017
Modular housing as a possible solution for a greater demand for affordable housing.
The Changing World of Work: Activity Based Working
23. November 2016
"Activity based working" is a trend that is transforming our working environments and creating a new set of challenges to be overcome by building planners.
Vienna Tiltshift
The direction in which cities are developing – Smart Cities: Vienna and Stockholm
28. September 2015
Two European cities were represented at EXPO REAL 2015 that have committed themselves to the idea of a holistic “Smart City”. Vienna and Stockholm.
Die Eroberung des Himmels
Reaching for the sky to claim green space
29. January 2015
Population growth is increasingly repressing green areas in cities. Learn more about new and innovative trends in building and facade greening.