Located in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood, this is a mixed-use building, containing offices and apartments. Frizz23 is the fruit of participatory processes aimed at forming a cooperative of 32 small businesses and non-profit organizations which, thr
Berlin’s historic Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) department store has opened phase 1 of its OMA-designed renovation. A concentric void that spans six floors features a battery of wood-clad escalators. At the base, a large retail space also serves as a
The firm of the British architect David Chipperfield has finished refurbishing the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, and it will reopen to the public on 22 August 2021. One of the icons of 20th-century architecture, the museum is the only building buil
In 2005, the Berlin city council called a competition to define the massing and the set the guidelines for a block bordered by Schinkelplatz, Straße an der Kommandantur, Niederlagstraße, and the small square shaped by two Schinkel projects: on one ha
Located in Berlin’s Schöneberg neighborhood, this new construction mends an urban fabric that has needed repairing since the 1990s, rising, as it does, beside a heretofore lone office building – the Platinum, a work of the architect Jürgen Sawade – a
The masterplan for the site transforms the old Bötzow Brewery into a public destination within the city fabric. The existing buildings are refurbished and the four new ones make reference in their placement to the former ensemble. The natural topogra
The German publishing group Axel Springer is currently shifting from print to digital media. To launch this move the company decided to call a competition to extend its Berlin headquarters with a new building that would act both as a symbol and as a
The Madrid firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano has won the competition to enlarge a high-performance ice skating center in the Berlin borough of Lichtenberg. In compliance with functional and technical requirements, the new volume resembles
The British firm headed by David Chipperfield will be tranforming an old industrial zone in the Berlin's Marzahn district into a residential and commercial neighborhood. The place measures 152,000 square meters and will feature 1,400 affordable renta
This building located in Berlin presents a rigorous catalog of pieces of prefabricated concrete which are typically seen in warehouses and industrial sheds. Inside the studios and dwellings that make up the six-floor building, prefabricated finishes
Rising on a site of urban importance, the building through its form and position mediates between the traditional Berlin of city blocks and the modern one of isolated blocks.
The inauguration of the James-Simon-Galerie marks the endpoint of the redevelopment of Museum Island, which began with the Neues Museum renovation project.
The project MUF (Modulare Unterkunft für Flüchtlinge) is an initiative of Berlin’s City Hall that has been implemented by different housing associations, in this case Gesobau AG in collaboration with Baumschlager Eberle Architekten and the constructi
Built in a place that was a junkyard, in the Berlin neighborhood of Wedding, this mixed-use building has large stepped terraces. A work of Brandlhuber + Emde, Burlon, and Muck Petzet, the concrete volume has two external staircases connecting the fiv
The Neue Nationalgalerie, one of the icons of 20th-century architecture, is the only building raised by Mies van der Rohe in Europe after his emigration to the United States. Opened in 1968, it presents the problems and imperfections caused by intens
The new museum interacts with that of Gropius through a geometric discourse: a double gesture of concave subtraction with respect to a virtual prismatic volume characterizes the facade of a new public square and configures an interior garden... [+]
Between Kupfergraben Canal and the west facade of the Neues Museum, on the Museum Island of Berlin, David Chipperfield is building the James Simon Galerie, which will mark the new entrance to the complex. The building, with a strong articulating char
The sober brick facade of the new residential building echoes the image of the traditional industrial site, while in its interior, a non-hierarchical distribution of equivalent rooms in the dwellings allows users to decide how to occupy them... [+]
Located in the center of Berlin, Tempelhof Airport closed its doors to passengers in 2008 during the migratory crisis to offer emergency shelter to the more than 8,000 refugees escaping war in the Middle East and other global conflicts. The construct
The proposal is based on a hybrid structure, a compound of programmatic elements that favor urban complexity. The program is dissolved into several volumes unifying the whole through a square that functions as the city’s social and artistic platform.
The museum, as a new centerpiece, adopts a negotiating position among its iconic neighbors – the Nationalgalerie of Mies and Scharoun´s Philharmonic – with its publicly accessible roof which helps to connect urban spaces that are currently undefined.
The choice of the archaic shape of a house, the urban idea of having the building occupy the entire plot of land, and the cross-shaped circulation on the interior of the project for the Museum of the 20th Century – all these decisions are inseparably
Located in the heart of Berlin, the new headquarters of the National Metrology Institute of Germany harbors a very diverse program – including workshops, labs, storage and training rooms –, but on the outside it presents a highly compact and restrain
Berlin’s six-year, £120m fight to fix his dysfunctional, puddle-strewn gallery. The modernist maestro had carte blanche to build a great museum. The result? A breathtaking icon hopeless for displaying art. British architect David Chipperfield relives
After a $165 million renovation, the Neue Nationalgalerie looks like it did when it first opened in 1968. That’s exactly the point. “Carrying out such a task, in a building that leaves no place to hide, is daunting,” said David Chipperfield, the Brit
La exposición que se muestra en el Kronprinzenpalais de la capital alemana incluye las propuestas ganadoras del concurso Berlín-Brandenburgo 2070, entre las que se incluye el proyecto ‘Archipelago Lab’ de Pedro Pitarch.
Contemporary Swedish photography museum Fotografiska announced plans to launch its newest outpost in Berlin...
The dynamism that is associated with the use of horizontal bands in buildings, as well as with skating as a sport, is the gist of the scheme that has made Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano the winners of the competition to enlarge a high-performan
Digitalization takes command of the world, and its thinning effects are increasingly felt in architectural types that once upon a time were solid and stable. A case in point is the library, whose mission of being a container of books is steep in cris
One consequence of German reunification in 1990 was collective acceptance of memories of the 20th century through a symbolic deed: Berlin’s reinstitution as capital of the State, and the subsequent restoration of a good part of its most emblematic bu
James-Simon-Galerie, Chipperfield in Berlin
Buildings need not be isolated, independent, autonomous objects. Nevertheless, we tend to see them as such when they are canonical works, like Greek temples, Gothic cathedrals, or Renaissance palaces, or when we think of the notion of type. Architect
The huge hill made of Berlin debris conceals the remains of what was a Nazi military academy, denying it the grand heroic status of a monumental ruin.
The always restrained and generally judicious British architect David Chipperfield has in Berlin just completed the James Simon Gallery, which serves as a gateway into the German capital’s famous Museum Island. Embedded into one of the walls of the S
With this first comprehensive European exhibition the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin presents the work of Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA from Bangladesh, who received the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2016
This is a story of one day in a miniature Berlin, the creation of humanity. Put your headphones, take a breath and dive into the symphony of the city...
On view through 17 January 2019 at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin is ‘Enchanting Traces: Reflections on b720 Arquitectos,’ a retrospective exhibition on the firm established in 1997 by Fermín Vázquez and Ana Bassat, working from offices in Ba
On view from 7 December to 17 January at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin is ‘Menis Backstage: Nature, Culture and Materiality.’ The exhibition delves into the creative processes of the Canarian practice whose architectural work is grounded upo
Prejudice associates Frank O. Gehry with bulbous shapes and buildings that do not hide their iconic natures, but actually flaunt them. However, it must not be forgotten that Gehry’s career began with a series of Californian collage houses whose pover
2016 has been an annus mirabilis for Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. The completion, in succession, of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Tate Modern extension in London, and phase one of the Feltrinelli Foundation in Milan has been followed by
The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has wrapped the six front columns of the Konzerthaus of Berlin with thousands of orange life vests salvaged from refugees arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos in their massive and often tragic attempts to r
Trained with Norman Foster and Richard Rogers, David Chipperfield soon realized that his language was not that of technological expression, but that of the pure forms of a minimalism which reinterprets the legacy of classicism in a highly personal wa
Fifty years have passed since Hans Scharoun completed his masterwork, the Philharmonic of Berlin, a milestone in the history of auditorium architecture.
Entre la figuración y la abstracción, la polifacética obra de Gerhard Richter, uno de los autores más prolíficos del arte contemporáneo, se recoge en una gran retrospectiva que este año viaja de Londres a París, pasando por Berlín.
El estudio suizo Diener & Diener es el responsable del proyecto de reconstrucción del ala este, recientemente inaugurada, del Museo de Historia Natural de Berlín, uno de los más importantes del mundo por su colección de 25 millones de especímenes zoo
The relationship with the existing and the evolution of the structures on which they intervene play a key role in the oeuvre of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano. Hence, their projects in Halle an der Saale (Moritzburg Museum) and Graz (Joanneum M
Miriam Paeslack Photography and the Metropolis
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