Yesterday's Future: Visionary Designs by Future Systems and Archigram

07:00 - 29 April, 2016
Yesterday's Future: Visionary Designs by Future Systems and Archigram , Archigram, Walking City (Project 064), 1964 . Image © Deutsches Architekturmuseum
Archigram, Walking City (Project 064), 1964 . Image © Deutsches Architekturmuseum

The exhibition “Yesterday's Future” juxtaposes utopias by Future Systems and Archigram. It presents extraordinary utopias created by the teams of architects at Future Systems and Archigram. It focuses on detailed technical drawings, brightly coloured collages and filigree original models.

The works by Czech architect and founder of Future Systems Jan Kaplický, who emigrated to London in 1968, date from the 1980s and 1990s and are juxtaposed to designs created 20 years earlier by the Archigram architectural group, which was made up of Peter Cook, Ron Herron, and Dennis Crompton. Whereas Archigram conceived organic architecture that ensured survival in inhospitable environments, the technoid designs by Future Systems were located in friendlier places such as deserted natural surroundings or extremely built-up cities.

Gottfried Böhm: the Son, Grandson, Husband and Father of Architects

04:00 - 28 April, 2016

Concrete Love is a film about the Böhm family. Shot at their residence in Cologne, Germany, and on location at their projects—both completed and under construction—around the world, the film's Swiss director, Maurizius Staerkle-Drux, spent two years in close quarters recording scenes and conversations that offer a profound insight into the world of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Gottfried Böhm, the late Elisabeth Böhm, and their three sons.

Read on to be in with a chance of winning a copy of the film.

Neviges Church (exterior). Image © Lichtblickfilm Köln / 2:1 Film Zürich Bensberg Childs Village. Image © Lichtblickfilm Köln / 2:1 Film Zürich Köln Melaten. Image © Lichtblickfilm Köln / 2:1 Film Zürich Köln Mosque (Paul Böhm). Image © Lichtblickfilm Köln / 2:1 Film Zürich +22

Zaha Hadid Architects Begins Construction on NürnbergMesse Hall 3C

06:00 - 25 April, 2016
 Zaha Hadid Architects Begins Construction on NürnbergMesse Hall 3C, NürnbergMesse Hall 3A. Image © Heiko Stahl
NürnbergMesse Hall 3A. Image © Heiko Stahl

Zaha Hadid Architects has begun construction on the NürnbergMesse Hall 3C for international exhibition and congress company NürnbergMesse, in Nuremberg, Germany. The design for Hall 3C is a continuation of the design principles from Hall 3A, which was built by Zaha Hadid Architects in 2014.  

As a part of the NürnbergMesse exhibition company, Hall 3A connects existing hexagonal grid halls from the 1970s to the rectangular halls at Grosse Strasse. Hall 3C will be modeled in a similar fashion, featuring a trapezoid-shaped and spaning 10,000 square meters.

NürnbergMesse Hall 3A. Image © Heiko Stahl NürnbergMesse Hall 3A. Image © Heiko Stahl NürnbergMesse Hall 3A. Image © Heiko Stahl NürnbergMesse Hall 3A. Image © Heiko Stahl +6

Penthouse Apartment in Bielefeld / Architekten Wannenmacher + Möller

05:00 - 21 April, 2016
Penthouse Apartment in Bielefeld  / Architekten Wannenmacher  + Möller , © Csaba Mester
© Csaba Mester

© Csaba Mester © Csaba Mester © Csaba Mester © Csaba Mester +16

AD Classics: Vitra Fire Station / Zaha Hadid

04:00 - 21 April, 2016
AD Classics: Vitra Fire Station / Zaha Hadid, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

Although Zaha Hadid began her remarkable architectural career in the late 1970s, it would not be until the 1990s that her work would lift out her drawings and paintings  to be realized in physical form. The Vitra Fire Station, designed for the factory complex of the same name in Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, was the among the first of Hadid’s design projects to be built. The building’s obliquely intersecting concrete planes, which serve to shape and define the street running through the complex, represent the earliest attempt to translate Hadid’s fantastical, powerful conceptual drawings into a functional architectural space.

© Helene Binet © Helene Binet © Helene Binet © Helene Binet +24

House 36 / Matthias Bauer Associates

02:00 - 19 April, 2016
House 36  / Matthias Bauer Associates, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +19

Townhouse / Studio Bernd Vordermeier

02:00 - 18 April, 2016
Townhouse  / Studio Bernd Vordermeier, © Bernd Vordermeier
© Bernd Vordermeier

© Bernd Vordermeier © Bernd Vordermeier © Bernd Vordermeier © Bernd Vordermeier +9

Oeconomicum / Ingenhoven Architects

20:00 - 14 April, 2016
Oeconomicum / Ingenhoven Architects , © H.G.Esch
© H.G.Esch

© H.G.Esch © H.G.Esch © Holger Knauf © H.G.Esch +11

Spotlight: Peter Behrens

11:35 - 14 April, 2016
Spotlight: Peter Behrens, The AEG Turbine Factory. Image © Flickr user josepha licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
The AEG Turbine Factory. Image © Flickr user josepha licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

If asked to name buildings by German architect and designer Peter Behrens (14 April 1868 - 27 February 1940), few people would be able to answer with anything other than his AEG Turbine Factory in Berlin. His style was not one that lends itself easily to canonization; indeed, even the Turbine Factory itself is difficult to appreciate without an understanding of its historical context. Despite this, Behrens' achievements are not to be underestimated, and his importance to the development of architecture might best be understood by looking at three young architects who worked in his studio around 1910: Le CorbusierMies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius.

MVRDV Partners with Traumhaus to Reinvent Affordable Living in the Suburbs

09:00 - 14 April, 2016
MVRDV Partners with Traumhaus to Reinvent Affordable Living in the Suburbs, Courtesy of MVRDV
Courtesy of MVRDV

MVRDV and Traumhaus, a producer of low-cost, high-quality homes based on standardized elements, have teamed up to develop a 27,000 square meter project redeveloping former US Army barracks in Mannheim, Germany.

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AD Classics: Neuschwanstein Castle / Eduard Riedel

04:00 - 7 April, 2016
AD Classics: Neuschwanstein Castle / Eduard Riedel, Courtesy of Shutterstock user Naumenko Aleksandr
Courtesy of Shutterstock user Naumenko Aleksandr

Looming over the small Bavarian town of Hohenschwangau are the turrets and towers of one of the world’s most famous “fairytale” castles. Schloß Neuschwanstein, or “New Swan Stone Castle,” was the fantastical creation of King Ludwig II – a monarch who dreamed of creating for himself an ideal medieval palace, nestled in the Alps. Though designed to represent a 13th-century Romanesque castle[1], Neuschwanstein was a thoroughly 19th-century project, constructed using industrial methods and filled with modern comforts and conveniences; indeed, without the technological advancements of the time, Ludwig could never have escaped into his medieval fantasy.[2]

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Behind the Scenes: The Simplicity & Complexity of Architecture

19:30 - 1 April, 2016
Behind the Scenes: The Simplicity & Complexity of Architecture

3XN Architects announces an exhibition that goes 'behind the scenes' of architecture, exploring some of the little-known stories, processes and people that lay behind the static, glossy photos often used to depict buildings.

Behind the Scenes: The Simplicity & Complexity of Architecture also marks 3XN’s 30th anniversary, which the firm is celebrating throughout 2016.

Centre For Contemporary Drawing / Nord Architecture And Exhibition

02:00 - 31 March, 2016
Centre For Contemporary Drawing  / Nord Architecture And Exhibition, © Christoph Rokitta
© Christoph Rokitta

© Christoph Rokitta © Christoph Rokitta © Christoph Rokitta © Christoph Rokitta +20

UNStudio Chosen to Transform Former Deutsche Bank Site in Frankfurt

14:00 - 28 March, 2016
UNStudio Chosen to Transform Former Deutsche Bank Site in Frankfurt, © UNStudio
© UNStudio

UNStudio has won a competition to transform the former Deutsche Bank site in Frankfurt's financial district into a lively mixed-use site comprised of offices, apartments, hotels, retail, gastro and open public spaces. With four high-rise towers reaching up to 228-meters-tall, the proposal plans to feature the city's highest residential and office buildings. 

“Bringing a mixed-use project into this financial district will not only enliven the area during daytime, but it will also introduce evening programs and create an essential form of social sustainability to this part of the city," says Ben van Berkel of UNStudio. "The introduction of the residential and the leisure components are key to this strategy. This sculptural family of towers will also create the suggestion of a cohesive neighborhood within the skyline and emphasize the importance of this part of the city within the whole."

Hörmann Forum / Wannenmacher + Möller GmbH

02:00 - 25 March, 2016
Hörmann Forum  / Wannenmacher + Möller GmbH, © Philipp Oesterle
© Philipp Oesterle

© Csaba Mester © Philipp Oesterle © Csaba Mester © Csaba Mester +23

Swimming-Hall in Gotha / Veauthier Meyer Architekten

11:00 - 23 March, 2016
Swimming-Hall in Gotha / Veauthier Meyer Architekten, © Klemens Ortmeyer
© Klemens Ortmeyer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gotha, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Veauthier Meyer Architekten
  • Design Team

    Andreas Veauthier, Nils Meyer, Andreas Schön, Jojo Grieger, Tobias Reckert, Judith Knocke, Juliane Körner
  • Area

    4400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Klemens Ortmeyer © Klemens Ortmeyer © Klemens Ortmeyer © Klemens Ortmeyer +25

Exhibition: Architectural Master Drawings from the Albertina Collection

08:30 - 13 March, 2016
Exhibition: Architectural Master Drawings from the Albertina Collection, Otto Wagner (1841 – 1918) Project of the Cathedral in Berlin Façade elevation, 1891. Image © ALBERTINA, Wien
Otto Wagner (1841 – 1918) Project of the Cathedral in Berlin Façade elevation, 1891. Image © ALBERTINA, Wien

The Albertina is one of the most prominent collections in the world with over one million works covering six centuries of art history, from the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the present day. Its world famous Graphic Collection, rich in tradition, is by far the largest and most important department. The Architecture Collection of the Albertina is by no means less significant. It too spans across many periods, encompassing works by well-known architects. The exhibition in the Berlin Museum for Architectural Drawing allows a glimpse into this fantastic collection, showing hand drawn architecture across a wide spectrum with sketches, studies, vedute and project presentations by exceptional artists and architects such as Antonio Pisanello (1395–1455), Francesco Borromini (1599–1667), Hubert Robert (1733–1808), Egon Schiele (1890–1918), Hans Hollein (1934–2014) and Zaha Hadid (born 1950).

Center of Brain, Behavior and Metabolism / Hammeskrause Architekten

03:00 - 10 March, 2016
Center of Brain, Behavior and Metabolism / Hammeskrause Architekten, © Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher +17