Phillip Lühl

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Staff Details

Office Location: 
Architecture Building, Floor 1, Room 051

Phillip holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Westminster, UK and a Master’s of Science in Architecture with distinction from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He joined the Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning in 2011 as a lecturer. Since 2020 he heads the Department.

PhD (Westminster); M.Sc. Arch (TU Delft), B.Sc. Arch (TU Delft)

Professional Affiliation
MNCAQS (No 579), MNIA (No 358)



  • Architectural Design, History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism, Housing and Everyday Life, Construction Materials and Technology


  • African Urbanization in Global Perspective, Honours Design Project 1, Master Design Thesis, Critical Urban Theory

Community Development Activities



Book Chapters

  • Lühl, P., Delgado, G. (2016). A critical analysis of the Mass Housing Programme. In Bankie, B. F., Jauch, H. (Ed.) The Urban Housing Crisis in Namibia: A Youth Perspective (pp. 208-220). Windhoek: National Youth Council of Namibia
  • MSc Graduation design project published in: Kaminer, T., Robles-Duran, M., Sohn, H., & Boyer, M. C. (2010). Urban asymmetries: studies and projects on neoliberal urbanization. Rotterdam, 010 Publishers.

PhD Thesis

Lühl, P. (2020). Decolonising the Informal: Discourse, Everyday Life, and the Politics of Urbanisation in Windhoek, Namibia. London, University of Westminster.

Peer-reviewed articles

Non peer-reviewed articles

  • Lühl, P., van Greunen, S., Botha, J. (2017). Windhoek Retro-fit: Re-connecting the Fragmented City. Digest of Namibia Architecture 2017, 92-95
  • Lühl, P. (2017). Re-thinking Housing and Urbanization: Namibia’s Urban Forum 2017. Digest of Namibia Architecture 2017, 29-31
  • Lühl, P. (2014). Die Stadt hält uns gefangen. Über die Notwendigkeit einer Urbanen Revolution. Perspektiven 2014, 105-110
  • Lühl, P. (2013). The Production of Inequality: From Colonial Planning to Neoliberal Urbanization in Windhoek. Digest of Namibia Architecture 2012, 10, 26-30
  • Lühl, P., Delgado, G. (2013). Mass Housing in Namibia - A Chance to transcend the socio-spatial geography of Apartheid. Digest of Namibia Architecture 2013, 11, 16-19

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