Jan Körbes

Jan Körbes

REFUNC, Architect


Photo Credits Zhenya Aerohockey

Refunc provides a better life for discarded materials, components, objects or spaces

Refunc connects local material and knowledge flows towards a better world

Operating on the boundaries of architecture, art and design we reshape old materials to new products. Design origins are found in the object itself, listening to its own composition, history or local and social context. We can start from a design, but prefer problems to play with, like extreme deadlines and non-existing budgets…
3D troubleshooting and creative improvisation with locally available waste materials lead the way to our often unpredictable results. We can not oversee all potential of the material, although we are getting quite experienced by now…

Wherever you can find garbage, we do research and workshops on creative re-use, as recycling is not the answer to the questions of life, the universe and everything.