Arno Brandlhuber works as an Architect and Urban Planner.
He studied Architecture and Urbanism at the TU Darmstadt and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence.
From 1992 on he initiated several project and office partnerships. During this period numerous projects and publications were realized, including the projects Neanderthal Museum (Mettmann, 1996), Kölner Brett (Cologne, 2000), and Crystal (Copenhagen, 2006).
In 2006, he founded Brandlhuber+ as an architecture office dedicated to the idea of collaboration with other practices, discplines, and individuals.
Expanding on the idea of collaboration, he started the ongoing practice of Brandlhuber+ Emde, Burlon with built projects such as Brunnenstrasse 9 (Berlin, 2009), the Antivilla (Krampnitz, 2014), and St. Agnes (Berlin, 2015); currently working on LoBe, a mixed use housing project in Berlin, and a private art collection. Furthermore he is collaborating with Muck Petzet, working on the Tacheles project; Christian Kerez & Muck Petzet working on the Spreestudios; Michalski&Wagner on projects in Sicily and Sam Chermayeff on projects in Berlin.
Arno Brandlhuber taught at several universities and colleges.
From 2003 to 2017, he held the chair of architecture and urban research at the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg and directed the a42.org nomadic masters program.
In 2017 Arno Brandlhuber was named Professor of Architecture and design at the ETH Zurich, where he teaches and researches new methods of architectural production and representation in architecture and media, through the tool of TV.
He was a guest professor at several universities including TU Wien, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and others.
Besides his building practice he is researching the transition of spatial organization and production in German history, focusing specifically on the Berlin Republic. As part of this research he put on several exhibitions and publications including „Von der Stadt der Teile zur Stadt der Teilhabe,“ „The Dialogic City: Berlin wird Berlin,“ and others.
In recent years, Arno Brandlhuber’s practice has been dedicated to the idea of legislation in architecture as a main factor for the built environment. This mindset resulted in ongoing investigations, both built and theoretical, such as the ARCH+ issue „Legislating Architecture“ and the 2016 film Legislating Architecture, made in collaboration with director and film maker Christopher Roth.
Together they formulated the second chapter The Property Drama which premiered at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The film provoked a vivid political discussion resulting in tan ARCH+ issue on the topic of property and land tenure, as well as an travelling-exhibition that started at the vai in November 2018.
His work was exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, and 2016.