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Hörsaalgebäude Osnabrück / Benthem Crouwel Architects

  • Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
  • Location: Barbarastraße, 49076 Osnabrück, Germany
  • Design Team: Markus Sporer, Cornelius Wens, Sander Vijgen, Anna Gerlach, Joris Görling, Daniel Vlasveld, Carel Weber
  • Area: 7280.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jens Kirchner

© Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner

Housing at the Old City Wall Berlin / Sohrab Zafari

  • Architects: Sohrab Zafari
  • Location: Waisenstraße 30, 10179 Berlin, Germany
  • Collaborators: Thomas Zeissig, Daniel Behnke, Roger Mandel
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar

© Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar © Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar © Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar © Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar

New Soundcloud Headquarters / KINZO Berlin

  • Architects: KINZO Berlin
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Responsible Partner: Karim El-Ishmawi, Martin Jacobs
  • Area: 4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Werner Huthmacher

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher

Exhibition: Lebbeus Woods, ON-line

The Museum for Architectural Drawing presents Lebbeus Woods, ON-line, an exhibition of the finest works of architectural theorist, draftsman, educator and architect, Lebbeus Woods (1940–2012). Curated by his longtime friend and partner Christoph a. Kumpusch, the exhibition brings together a collection of Woods’ visionary works that have never been exhibited before. The intensely rendered architectural and urban environments produced early on in Woods’ career are exhibited together for the first time. These ink and pencil drawings cover a wide range of Woods’ research and re-imagination of cities both real and fictive and support Woods’ longstanding desire to show the capacity of architecture as a transformative and eloquent force.

ICD-ITKE Research Pavilion 2013-14 / ICD-ITKE University of Stuttgart

  • Architects: ICD-ITKE University of Stuttgart
  • Location: Keplerstraße 11, University of Stuttgart, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Institute For Computational Design : Institute for Computational Design - Prof. Achim Menges Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design - Prof. Jan Knippers
  • Institute Of Building Structures And Structural Design : Prof. Jan Knippers
  • Research Development And Project Management: Moritz Dörstelmann, Vassilios Kirtzakis, Stefana Parascho, Marshall Prado, Tobias Schwinn
  • Area: 50.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of ICD-ITKE

Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Process. Image Courtesy of ICD-ITKE

DAS HAUS 2014 / Louise Campbell

  • Architects: Louise Campbell
  • Location: Cologne, Germany
  • Area: 240.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Koelnmesse, Studio

© Koelnmesse, Studio © Koelnmesse, Studio © Koelnmesse, Studio © Koelnmesse, Studio

NOCKI / Leonard Hautum

  • Architects: Leonard Hautum
  • Location: The Open University in Southern Germany, Zeppelinstraße 73, 81669 Munich, Germany
  • Area: 143.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Yatri Niehaus

© Yatri Niehaus © Yatri Niehaus © Yatri Niehaus © Yatri Niehaus

Exhibition: What Models Can Do

A new exhibition in Germany looks at the history of the architectural model in contemporary art. It begins with a legendary model by Charles Simonds, covers the 1990s with Ludger Gerdes, Hermann Pitz and Thomas Schütte, and ends up in the present day with Alicia Framis, Hinrich Sachs and Carlos Garaicoa.

Kessalao / Masquespacio

© David Rodríguez
© David Rodríguez
  • Interior Designers: Masquespacio
  • Location: Bonner Talweg 88, 53113 Bonn, Germany
  • Creative Director: Ana Milena Hernández Palacios
  • Architect Junior: Virgínia Hinarejos
  • Area: 40.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: David Rodríguez

© David Rodríguez © David Rodríguez © David Rodríguez © David Rodríguez

AD Classics: Wohnhaus Schlesisches Tor (Bonjour Tristesse) / Álvaro Siza Vieira + Peter Brinkert

Bonjour Tristesse is a social housing project designed by Portuguese Architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. Located in Berlin, the project was Siza’s first built work outside of his native country.  Siza’s design offers a meaningful precedent in urban densification, demonstrating a delicate balance between contextual awareness, creative freedom, and progressive vision.

Project site before construction. Image © Flickr user Hen's March © Flickr user Humberto Marum © Flickr user lortnoc © Flickr user jaime.silva

House 9,74 x 9,74 / f m b architekten

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Arup's Latest Solar Panels Produce Energy From Algae

A view behind the BIQ House Solarleaf panels.  Image via GOOD. Image
A view behind the BIQ House Solarleaf panels. Image via GOOD. Image

Architects have been experimenting with the potential of building envelopes for years. Now, Arup has an interesting, Zumtobel Group Award-nominated proposal: the Solarleaf bioreactor. Developed in collaboration with SSC Strategic Science Consult GmbH and Colt International GmbH, this thin, 2.5 x .07 meter panel, when attached to the exterior of a building, is capable of generating biofuel - in the form of algae - for the production of hot water. More efficient than electricity and more sustainable than wood, algae is ideal kindling for producing heat, especially since it can be grown on-site. Moreover, the water in which the algae grows also collects solar energy, providing an additional supply of heat. More details on this sustainable innovation, after the break. 

JWS 2b / KBNK

© Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier
© Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier

© Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier © Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier © Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier © Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier

Gerstäckerstreet / KBNK

© Carsten Brügmann
© Carsten Brügmann
  • Architects: KBNK
  • Location: Gerstäckerstraße 9, 20459 Hamburg, Germany
  • Area: 6450.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Carsten Brügmann

© Carsten Brügmann © Carsten Brügmann © Carsten Brügmann © Carsten Brügmann

Gehry's Berlin Skyscraper May Be Too Heavy for Alexanderplatz

After winning the design competition for Germany's tallest apartment tower in January, Frank Gehry's project for the building on Alexanderplatz has already run into problems over fears that the 150-metre building could be too heavy for its site. The German edition of the Local is reporting that Berlin's Senate has placed the plans on hold because of the building's proximity to the U5 branch of the U-Bahn tunnel, which it fears could be crushed under the weight.

More on the story after the break

Administrative Headquarters RBSUM / KBNK

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© Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier

© Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier © Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier © Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier © Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier