New Ice Skating Hall / Herrmann + Bosch Architekten

05:00 - 6 February, 2016
© Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg
© Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg

© Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg © Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg © Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg © Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg +13

Achim Menges to Create Robotic Pavilion for V&A

14:00 - 3 February, 2016
Elytra Filament Pavilion, render, V&A John Madejski Garden 2016. Image © ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart
Elytra Filament Pavilion, render, V&A John Madejski Garden 2016. Image © ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart

Stuttgart experimental architect Achim Menges has been commissioned to kickstart the V&A's first ever Engineering Season with a site specific, nature-inspired installation fabricated by robots. Complemented by Ove Arup's first major retrospective, Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design, the Elytra Filament Pavilion will be Menges' first public commission in the UK. He will work with Moritz Dörstelmann, structural engineer Jan Knippers and climate engineer Thomas Auer to complete the project. 

"Elytra Filament Pavilion will explore the impact of emerging robotic technologies on architectural design, engineering and making," says the V&A. "Inspired by a lightweight construction principle found in nature, the fibrous structures of the forewing shells of flying beetles known as elytra, the Pavilion will be an undulating canopy of tightly-woven carbon fibre cells created using a novel robotic production process."

Video: Berlin Block Tetris

16:00 - 2 February, 2016

Art director and motion designer Sergej Hein has created an animated parody on the monotony of Soviet high-rise housing in Berlin.

Children and Family Center in Ludwigsburg / VON M

05:00 - 31 January, 2016
© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© kifam © kifaz © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +44

Sol House / Alexander Brenner Architekten

02:00 - 29 January, 2016

District School in Bergedorf / blauraum Architekten

02:00 - 25 January, 2016
© Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher +16

SOM: "The Engineering of Architecture"

13:26 - 21 January, 2016
© Saskia Wehler
© Saskia Wehler

With its 80 years of experience in bringing together architecture and structural engineering Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) remains groundbreaking to this day, particularly in the construction of gigantic skyscrapers, the so-called “supertalls”. The exhibition and the accompanying DETAIL volume present the approaches, the roots and the theoretical background of the SOM Structural Group. One central question is how far architecture can go – in terms of height. Typical structural concepts and individual details from numerous projects across the world serve to illustrate processes of solution finding. The results illustrate the firm’s core values: simplicity, clarity, hierarchy, efficiency, economy and advancement. A number of iconic SOM buildings such as the John Hancock Center and the Sears Tower help to position the example projects – ranging from James Turrell’s Skyspace to Burj Khalifa – within the context of SOM’s complete work. The innovative structural solutions presented here indicate how SOM enables the creation of “next generation” buildings.

House M / Peter Ruge Architekten

05:00 - 17 January, 2016
© Ira Efremova
© Ira Efremova

© Ira Efremova © Ira Efremova © Ira Efremova © Ira Efremova +16

Residential and Office Building / blauraum Architekten

05:00 - 16 January, 2016
© Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hoheluftchaussee, Hamburg, Germany
  • Team

    assmann beraten+planen GmbH, Hamburg; HHP Ingenieure für Brandschutz GmbH, Hamburg; TGA Ingenieurbüro Ridder&Prigge, Hamburg
  • Area

    2123.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Martin Lukas Kim © Martin Lukas Kim +20

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science CFEL / Hammeskrause Architects

05:00 - 14 January, 2016
© Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

© Werner Huthmacher © Ralf Brunner © Ralf Brunner © Werner Huthmacher +12

Student Residence in Kamp-Lintfort / bob-architecktur

05:00 - 13 January, 2016
Courtesy of bob-architektur
Courtesy of bob-architektur
  • Architects

  • Location

    Friedrichstraße 6, 47475 Kamp-Lintfort, Germany
  • Architect

    Robert Wetzels, Karen Höfer, Daniele Aulenta, Paula Catalan Gasulla, Tae Heung Lee, Antonia Jordan
  • Building Owner

    Grafschaft-Moers
  • Area

    876.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of bob-architektur

Courtesy of bob-architektur Courtesy of bob-architektur Courtesy of bob-architektur Courtesy of bob-architektur +46

House W / Wolfertstetter Architektur

11:00 - 8 January, 2016
© Matthias Kestel
© Matthias Kestel

© Matthias Kestel © Matthias Kestel © Matthias Kestel © Matthias Kestel +30

New-Blauhaus / kadawittfeldarchitektur

05:00 - 8 January, 2016
© Andreas Horsky
© Andreas Horsky

© Andreas Horsky © Andreas Horsky © Andreas Horsky © Andreas Horsky +26

COBE Designs Masterplan for New Urban Center in Berlin

06:00 - 7 January, 2016
© Luxigon
© Luxigon

Collaborating with Man Made Land, Knippers Helbig and Mafeu Architektur Consulting, COBE Berlin has received 1st prize in an international competition to design Berlin’s “Urbane Mitte am Gleisdreieck,” a master plan located at the gateway to Gleisdreieck Park in Berlin, Germany.

International Passive House Conference 2016

10:53 - 6 January, 2016

The Passive House is now 25 years old; to celebrate this, the International Passive House Conference is returning to Darmstadt – the city in Germany, in which this success story began. On 22 and 23 April 2016, over a hundred speakers from all over the world will report on the latest projects relating to highly energy efficient construction and retrofits. But the anniversary will also serve as an occasion for a review, with the presentation of results relating to the durability of the individual building components of the first Passive House. The complete Conference programme is now available online. In

Remisenpavillon / Wirth Architekten

03:00 - 5 January, 2016
© Christian Burmester
© Christian Burmester

© Christian Burmester © Christian Burmester © Christian Burmester © Christian Burmester +18

Summer Apartment / Loft Szczecin

05:00 - 31 December, 2015
© Karolina Bak
© Karolina Bak

© Karolina Bak © Karolina Bak © Karolina Bak © Karolina Bak +25

David Chipperfield Designs German Concert Hall

16:00 - 30 December, 2015
© David Chipperfield Architects
© David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects is preparing to break ground on a new concert hall in Künzelsau, Germany. Planned for a hillside site south of the city, the quaint "Carmen Würth Forum" will add a new event hall and a chamber music hall to the area by 2017. In the project's second phase, a conference center and museum for the Würth art collection will be added. 

"The building is embedded in the landscape, characterized by expansive meadows and fields, which it integrates as an architectural theme," says Chipperfield.