Bazar Noir / Hidden Fortress

01:00 - 20 February, 2015
Bazar Noir / Hidden Fortress, Courtesy of Hidden Fortress
Courtesy of Hidden Fortress
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kreuzbergstraße 78, 10965 Berlin, Germany
  • Area

    85.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Hidden Fortress

Courtesy of Hidden Fortress Courtesy of Hidden Fortress Courtesy of Hidden Fortress Courtesy of Hidden Fortress +23

St. Gallus Community Centre / netzwerkarchitekten

01:00 - 20 February, 2015
St. Gallus Community Centre / netzwerkarchitekten , © Jörg Hempel
© Jörg Hempel

© Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel +14

House B10 / Werner Sobek Group

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
House B10 / Werner Sobek Group, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +26

Fichte-Gymnasium Grammar School / netzwerkarchitekten

01:00 - 17 February, 2015
Fichte-Gymnasium Grammar School  / netzwerkarchitekten, © Jörg Hempel
© Jörg Hempel

© Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel +18

Architecture of Independence - African Modernism

00:00 - 15 February, 2015
Architecture of Independence - African Modernism, FIDAK - Foire Internationale de Dakar, Dakar (Senegal), by Jean Francois Lamoureux & Jean-Louis Marin, 1974. Image © Iwan Baan
FIDAK - Foire Internationale de Dakar, Dakar (Senegal), by Jean Francois Lamoureux & Jean-Louis Marin, 1974. Image © Iwan Baan

From February 20 the Vitra Design Museum will host "Architecture of Independence - African Modernism," an exhibition curated by architect and author Manuel Herz. Featuring numerous photographic contributions by Iwan Baan, "Architecture of Independence" explores the experimental and futuristic architecture produced in 1960s Central and Sub-Saharan Africa during the region's period of newfound independence.

Autobahn Church Siegerland / Schneider+Schumacher

01:00 - 10 February, 2015
Autobahn Church Siegerland  / Schneider+Schumacher, © Helen Schiffer
© Helen Schiffer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wilnsdorf, Germany
  • Architects in Charge

    Michael Schumacher, Hans Eschmann
  • Area

    240.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Helen Schiffer © Helen Schiffer © Helen Schiffer © Helen Schiffer +26

R50 – Cohousing / ifau und Jesko Fezer + HEIDE & VON BECKERATH

01:00 - 8 February, 2015
R50 – Cohousing / ifau und Jesko Fezer + HEIDE & VON BECKERATH, © Andrew Alberts
© Andrew Alberts

R50 – cohousing is a joint building venture project in Berlin-Kreuzberg. It was initiated by the architects during the course of a concept-based award procedure for building plots and implemented in close cooperation with the clients. The building proposal is founded on a clear urban design position, robust and precisely detailed architectural design, and both a collective and individual process of occupancy.

Office Building / Blocher Blocher Partners

01:00 - 5 February, 2015
Office Building / Blocher Blocher Partners, Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners
Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners
  • Architects

  • Location

    Herdweg 19, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Area

    3300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners

Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners +26

Office Mindmatters / PARAT

01:00 - 5 February, 2015
Office Mindmatters  / PARAT, © Andreas Meichsner
© Andreas Meichsner

© Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner +11

O25's "Future Logistics Building" Wins Second in Prologis 2030 Competition

00:00 - 31 January, 2015
O25's "Future Logistics Building" Wins Second in Prologis 2030 Competition , Perspective, outside. Image Courtesy of O25
Perspective, outside. Image Courtesy of O25

OFFICETWENTYFIVEARCHITECTS (O25) has won second prize the Prologis' 2030 Design competition, which challenged participating firms from seven European countries to redefine what logistics buildings may look like in the future. 

O25's proposal utilizes a site similar to characteristic distribution sites, under the assumption that future demands will be closely aligned with current one. With this mentality, the design utilizes a greenfield site within close proximity to major transportation systems, but is not directly in the heart of the urban environment. Due to its semi-rural locality, the goal of the design was to create a functional and efficient distribution system that would not compete with, but rather complement, its surroundings, so unsightly features (storage areas) are located underground. Additional nods to the landscape are made by the integration of green space atop the loading bays.

Exterior view into the loading bay. Image Courtesy of O25 Elevation of the office building. Image Courtesy of O25 Interior view of the loading bay. Image Courtesy of O25 Interior view of the office building. Image Courtesy of O25 +6

Gleisdreieck Park / Atelier LOIDL

01:00 - 30 January, 2015
Gleisdreieck Park / Atelier LOIDL, Courtesy of Atelier LOIDL
Courtesy of Atelier LOIDL

In the heart of Kreuzberg, Berlin’s new, big inner-city park is opening this summer:  The “Park am Gleisdreieck”, a former triangular junction. The first half of an altogether 36 hectares area spanning in the Western part of Berlin was already opened in September 2011 („Gleisdreieck - Eastpark“).

Joseph Pschorr House / Kuehn Malvezzi

01:00 - 27 January, 2015
Joseph Pschorr House / Kuehn Malvezzi, © Ulrich Schwarz
© Ulrich Schwarz

The commercial building, which was completed in October 2013, is a hybrid of two different building typologies. On the one hand, the building follows the historic model of a mixed-use building, with the retail functions on the lower two floors and apartments on the top floor which, in this case, has been extended to include a full residential loft. On the other hand, the building represents a development of the department store typology; three separate units are interwoven over four levels in the middle zone and the upper floors are largely shielded from the street. As a result, the building is more open to the city on the top floor and lower two floors, while the design of the elevations of the middle floors is more withdrawn.

Aedes Architecture Forum Highlights ZAO/standardarchitecture

00:00 - 26 January, 2015
Aedes Architecture Forum Highlights ZAO/standardarchitecture, Niyang River Visitor Center / Standardarchitecture + Zhaoyang Architects. Image © Chen Su
Niyang River Visitor Center / Standardarchitecture + Zhaoyang Architects. Image © Chen Su

Berlin's Aedes Architecture Forum will mark the beginning of its 35th Anniversary Program by continuing its focus on Asia and China. With the architect Zhang KeofZAO/standardarchitecture from Beijing, Aedes presents one of the most promising protagonists of a young group of Chinese architects and urban planners with the exhibition 营造 Contemplating Basics. This follows on from the 2001 exhibition TU-MU, in which Aedes presented for the first time, and with global success, the first generation of independent architects in China. At that time, the architects and artists introduced in the exhibition - Yung Ho Chang, Liu Jiarkun, Ai Wei Wei, Wang Shu, Lu Wenyu - were fully unknown in the West, while some have since gone on to become Pritzker Prize winners or internationally renowned artists.

Concrete Love: The Böhm Family

00:00 - 22 January, 2015

This year’s Goethe Documentary Film Prize winner is Concrete Love: The Böhm Family. The German film, directed by Maurizius Staerkle-Drux, follows the daily routine of 93-year old architect Gottfried Böhm, documenting interactions with his family (and colleagues) and the inspiration for his work. It delves into the lifelong fervor Böhm has developed for design, family, and life. The jury acclaims, "the film tells a multi-layered tale of love, the passion for architecture and four generations of German history. With sensitive observations, intimate interviews and stirring filmic explorations of an extraordinary architectural legacy, the film creates a lasting impression of the buildings and the people.”

A space: Lofts in Berlin Mitte / plajer & franz studio

01:00 - 21 January, 2015
A space: Lofts in Berlin Mitte / plajer & franz studio, © Christian Rudat
© Christian Rudat

© Christian Rudat © Christian Rudat © Christian Rudat © Christian Rudat +19

Beiersdorf Children’s Day Care Centre / Kadawittfeldarchitektur

01:00 - 21 January, 2015
Beiersdorf Children’s Day Care Centre / Kadawittfeldarchitektur, © Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

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

Sergei Tchoban on the Importance of Drawing and Details in Architecture

00:00 - 20 January, 2015

Berlin Art Link recently sat down with Russian-born, German architect Sergei Tchoban. In the interview above, he discusses his career, including working on the design for the Vostok Tower, Europe’s tallest skyscraper, and the recent opening of the Tchoban Foundation Museum for Architectural Drawing. This building houses his extensive personal works, as well as exhibitions by other artists.  “What is very important for me is the quality of all details, so you create a building from outline, from the silhouette, to the door lever. This building brings out a lot of our and my personal ideas about architecture and about details in architecture,” Tchoban said regarding his design for the Museum for Architectural Drawing. The exterior of the building expresses Tchoban’s devotion to draftsmanship-- the facade of the building is etched with a graphic pattern based on sketches from artists Angelo Toseli and Pietro di Gottardo Gonzaga. “I’m very active in drawings, as a draftsman myself.  Drawing is a result of our thinking process and our thinking process is not only a thinking process with the head, with the mind, but also the process where you think with the whole body.” 

Coop Housing at River Spreefeld / Carpaneto Architekten + Fatkoehl Architekten + BARarchitekten

01:00 - 17 January, 2015
Coop Housing at River Spreefeld / Carpaneto Architekten + Fatkoehl Architekten + BARarchitekten, © Ute Zscharnt
© Ute Zscharnt

The Coop Housing is a jointly developed and administered project building upon experience gained from many previous self-made projects.