anOtherArchitect [aA] was founded in 2007 by Daniel Dendra. The studio, based in Berlin, is a multidisciplinary platform for digital design with a focus on sustainable strategies, connections between virtual networks and urban design processes.
The digital platforms that anOtherArchitect has established serve as an online cooperative space for architects, artists, fashion designers, landscape architects, environmental specialists and structural engineers.
The studio utilises technology in the everyday running of the office, operating as an essentially 'paperless' office. Dendra and his 'digital nomads' take advantage of cloud networks and mobile devices to ensure the studio and its work runs smoothly.
Before founding aA, Dendra worked at various design offices in London, Moscow, Dusseldorf and Rotterdam including AMO, the research arm of Rem Koolhaas' Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and Zaha Hadid Architects.
In 2008 Daniel was nominated for the International Chernikhov Prize. His work was widely exhibited at locations such as the Royal Academy Summer Show 2008 (London), the International Model Festival in Budapest in 2008, Milan Furniture Fair 2009, Furnex Cairo 2009, Parametric Prototypes (Xian - China) 2009, +20 Cairo 2010 and the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010.
After leading a studio together with Dr. Jenny Lowe at Brighton University (UK) Daniel Dendra was appointed visiting professor at DIA (Dessau Institute of Architecture | Bauhaus Dessau) in 2007. Since 2010 Daniel has become a studio master of GREENlab together with Thomas Auer (Transsolar) at the Ecole Speciale d ́Architecture in Paris (ESA Paris). Another successful digital platform that Dendra was a founding partner of is the OpenSourceDesign Network: OpenSimSim (OpenJapan), ftr.ct.lb*. Which was selected by Kezuyo Sejima (SANAA) as part of the XII Venice architecture Biennale.