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Stuttgart-based haascookzemmrich STUDIO2050 (Martin Haas, David Cook, Stephan Zemmrich) was commissioned to design this center for the preparation of Rapunzel Naturkost's organic food products, in the Bavarian municipality of Legau. The fairy tale pu
This bilingual (German-Russian) school was built over twenty years ago in a residential area of Karlshorst, surrounded by small-scale buildings. The enlargement planned by the Berlin firm AFF architekten connects old and new, giving continuity to the
A pitched timber roof lies on a play of volumes that rest strategically on the sloping terrain. The apparent abstraction that organizes the floor plan maintains a visual connection between the space indoors and the idyllic environment. The living are
Though each volume has its own character, the ensemble keeps a marked sense of unity thanks to the similarity of colors, details, and materials. The open ground levels, designed to offer a range of public services, connect the four buildings...
The museum is located on the dock facing Warnow River as it flows through the old city. The port square itself invites passers-by to go inside and visit the cafeteria and archaeological garden on the rooftop, which offers broad views of Rostock...
The German firm von Gerkan, Marg und Partners (gmp) has placed first in the competition to renovate the workshop which is the oldest among the institutions falling under the Berlin State Museums: the Gipsformerei, where for over 200 years now, replic
The Heinrich Böll Foundation is closely linked to the political party Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and is committed to promoting democratic decision-making, socio-political engagement, and international understanding around the globe. The Foundation headqua
Since its construction in 1732, the Blockhaus, situated on the banks of the Elbe River as it flows through Dresden, is one of the key historical buildings in the city. In the competition decided in 2018, the project designed by Fuensanta Nieto and En
The connection between the two buildings is assured by new stairs that lead to basement exhibition spaces in the new building. This solution respects the integrity of the existing design while ensuring a cohesive spatial experience for the visitors.
Semi-circular piers of red brick rhythmically order the facade in bays of various width that function as mediating elements between two urban realities: the traditional row of buildings and the modern, large-scale developments...
Located on Germany’s largest river island, between arms of the Elbe River, is the Wilhelmburg quarter of Hamburg. This neighborhood is the scene of an initiative to carry out more affordable quality construction. In pursuance of principles of the kin
Located amid gently rolling hills in western Germany, this is a small museum for exhibiting the work of sculptor Wolfgang Kubach and his wife Anna Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, world-famous for their stone sculptures. A gabled-roof barn, built in the 18th ce
On an island of a pond outside Düsseldorf, the German art collector Karl-Heinrich Müller founded a museum called Insel Hombroich: a large sculpture park of twenty hectares dotted with several exhibition pavilions designed by sculptor Erwin Heerich. Y
On the outskirts of Hamburg, in the Altona borough, this exhibition building dedicated to the art of writing offers a voyage through the history of pens manufatured by the firm Montblanc, founded in 1906. The outcome of a competition held in 2016, th
At the center of the observance of the 500th anniversary of the Fuggerei social housing complex in Augsburg rises this pavilion built with cross-laminated timber (CLT), a work of MVRDV. It harbors the exhibition ‘Fuggerei of the Future,’ which propos
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
In the absence of a clearly defined typological tradition in relation to synagogues, the project connects with Jewish hermeneutics to exalt the written word as an ornamental element.
David Chipperfield Architects Berlin has in collaboration with Atelier Loidl Landschaftsarchitekten won the competition to carry out a development on Schützenstrasse, in the heart of Munich, having submitted a scheme characterized by functional diver
This is the third building that the Basel practice of Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein raises on the Roche Pharma campus in Grenzah-Wyhlen, a German municipality near the Swiss border. Standing 23 meters and making a 50x30-meter footprint, the
The bioinspired pavilion shows how processes that account for geometrical, productional, structural, environmental, and aesthetic requirements, along with robotic fabrication techniques applied to natural materials, generate works that are both ecolo
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
Located in the heart of Düsseldorf, this mixed-use development commissioned to the firm Snøhetta presents two towers containing offices, apartments, and a hotel, and includes a new opera house for the city. Named Duett Düsseldorf, the new cultural sp
The rough landscape of Schedlberg, east of Bavaria and close to the municipality of Arnbruck has historically been the home of houses for thinkers: traditional country houses of which barely a few examples are preserved today, most of them abandoned
1934-2021 If we had to choose one word to sum up the work of the German architect Jörg Schlaich, who died on 4 September at 86, that would be ‘lightness.’ Lightness as the result of optimizing resources and structural design; and lightness as an aest
1920-2021 Pritzker laureate and one of the most unique architects of the 20th century, Gottfried Böhm passed away at the patriarchal age of 101 years in Cologne, where he developed most of his career. Following in the steps of his father Dominikus –
¿What will our lives, homes and jobs be like in the future? This is the question that will be addressed by the International Building Exhibition 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart (IBA’27), that aims to provide examples to make a journey into the future visi
Lightness characterizes the work of the German engineer Jörg Schlaich, who passed away on Saturday, 4 September, at 86 years of age. Aiming for weightlessness makes it possible to reduce materials and dimensions, but it also to make the most of resou
The London firm Carmody Groarke has created a single-story 1,700-seat temporary theater and ticket office close to the Großmarkthalle, a landmark concrete construction of the German architect Bernhard Hermkes which is now an event and hospitality spa
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
Hamburg is harbor and city. A harbor 130 kilometers from the sea along the Elbe, which through a network of canals reaches all of inland Europe, linking it to overseas trade. And a city Free and Hanseatic, as its official name states, asserting the t
Unlike so many architects preoccupied with dissolving the boundary between interior and exterior, the architectural trio formed by Arno Lederer, Jórunn Ragnarsdóttir, and Marc Oei turns back to the tradition of solid walls and clearly marked enclosur
Monuments molt: they change skin, change image, and change meaning. As living heritage, they renew their renders and their walls, transform their outer appearance, and modify their symbolic content; and as vulnerable heritage, they experience decaden
A barn in the German municipality of Kressbronn, near Lake Constance, has been turned by Thomas and Christine Steimle into a library and community center. In deference to the building’s history, the project balances past and present. The renovation i
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
Berlin-Based since 1989, Sauerbruch Hutton is an architectural practice run by its founders, Matthias Sauerbruch and Louisa Hutton, with Juan Lucas Young, a partner since 1999. Their work combines a chromatic and material sensuality with an interest
In observance of Gottfried Böhm’s centenary, much is made of his being a grandson, son, husband, and father of architects, with the possible implication that his choice of profession, and practice thereof, was a consequence of the generic dictates of
The series ‘Superlative-Made in Germany’ gives a photographic and artistic perspective of the country’s economic and social situation through the images of Christoph Morlinghaus. The photographer has already captured, since starting on the project in
Almost thirty years ago MVRDV leaped to fame thanks, among other things, to its uninhibited way of crystallizing the diagrams of uses in constructions of a public nature. After all this time it seems that the formula still works, as we can see in the
Shortly after being hired by the Art Institute of Chicago to enlarge its campus and give it a major makeover, the Barcelona-based firm Barozzi Veiga has won the competition to build the mountain sports brand Dynafit’s new managerial and administravi
The history of the Bauhaus has partly been that of a misunderstanding, at least for the general public, which perhaps owing to bestsellers like Tom Wolfe’s From Bauhaus to Our House, has tended to see the school that opened its doors in Weimar a cent
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
As regards Spanish architects succeeding internationally, the firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano boasts an already long list of projects located in Germany, Austria, and Estonia (see Arquitectura Viva 209), the most recent addition to which
The combination of biomimetics, computer design, and robotic construction continues to bear fruit, waiting for the moment that it becomes a more or less feasible model to apply in everyday architecture. This is demonstrated by the two pavilions that
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