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KreativLABs / schöne räume architektur innenarchitektur

10:00 - 16 May, 2015
KreativLABs / schöne räume architektur innenarchitektur, © Oliver Tamagnini
© Oliver Tamagnini

© Oliver Tamagnini © Oliver Tamagnini © Oliver Tamagnini © Oliver Tamagnini +22

Micro-apartment in Berlin / spamroom + johnpaulcoss

23:00 - 14 May, 2015
Micro-apartment in Berlin / spamroom + johnpaulcoss, © Ringo Paulusch
© Ringo Paulusch

© Ringo Paulusch © Ringo Paulusch © Ringo Paulusch © Ringo Paulusch +20

Familienzentrum im Steinpark Kindergarten / nbundm

22:00 - 12 May, 2015
Familienzentrum im Steinpark Kindergarten / nbundm, © Florian Schreiber
© Florian Schreiber

© Florian Schreiber © Florian Schreiber © Florian Schreiber © Florian Schreiber +21

Antivilla / Brandlhuber+ Emde, Schneider

14:00 - 10 May, 2015
Antivilla / Brandlhuber+ Emde, Schneider, © Erica Overmeer
© Erica Overmeer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rotkehlchenweg, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
  • Design Team

    Elsa Beniada, Peter Behrbohm, Klara Bindl, Victoria Hlubek, Tobias Hönig, Cornelia Müller, Markus Rampl, Paul Reinhardt, Jacob Steinfelder, Caspar Viereckl; Structural engineering: Karin Guttmann, Robert Hartfiel, Andreas Schulz / Pichler engineers.
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Erica Overmeer © Erica Overmeer © Erica Overmeer © Erica Overmeer +27

Incredible Color Video Shows Life in Berlin at the End of WWII

09:00 - 8 May, 2015

May 8th marks the 70-year anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, when Germany’s Third Reich surrendered to the Allied forces. To commemorate the anniversary, Konstantin von zur Muehlen has released “Spirit of Berlin,” a short color film with historic footage showing everyday life in the German capital in July 1945 -- just two months after the end of the war. 

Learn more after the break. 

What’s Behind Europe’s Grandiose Rebuilding?

05:00 - 8 May, 2015
What’s Behind Europe’s Grandiose Rebuilding?, Dresden's Baroque Frauenkirche was destroyed by Allied bombing in 1945, only to be revived in the same form in 2005
Dresden's Baroque Frauenkirche was destroyed by Allied bombing in 1945, only to be revived in the same form in 2005

Is there a growing nostalgia pervading attitudes to civic architecture in Europe? From Berlin's new Royal Palace on the River Spree to Turkey's rekindled fascination with their Ottoman heritage, architecture is becoming the medium of choice for exploring a city's roots and a people's past. In this post originally published by TheLong+Short, Feargus O'Sullivan investigates how many governments and developers have decided that the way to future lies in looking backwards.

Reading about Dubai’s Burj Khalifa in the German press, you’d be forgiven for thinking the building was in Leipzig, not the Middle East. “The tallest building in the world is so German,” said Der Spiegel when the tower opened in 2010. “The Burj Khalifa is an Ossi!" shouted Bild, using the common nickname for East Germans. The headlines were partly right: when East Germany’s old parliament building, the Palace of the Republic in Berlin, was demolished in 2006, several thousand tonnes of steel girders were stripped from its carcass and shipped to the Gulf for use in the construction of Burj Khalifa. 

Seelenkiste - Spirit Shelter Finding Arcadie / allergutendinge

06:00 - 7 May, 2015
Seelenkiste - Spirit Shelter Finding Arcadie / allergutendinge, Courtesy of allergutendinge
Courtesy of allergutendinge

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Central Art Depository Freiburg / Pfeifer Kuhn Architekten

06:00 - 3 May, 2015
Central Art Depository Freiburg  / Pfeifer Kuhn Architekten, © Claudius Pfeifer
© Claudius Pfeifer

© Claudius Pfeifer © Städtische Museen Freiburg - Photographer Markus Frietsch © Kuhn und Lehmann © Hannelore Pfeifer +29

IZB Residence / Stark Architekten

21:00 - 2 May, 2015
IZB Residence / Stark Architekten, © Robert Sprang
© Robert Sprang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Am Klopferspitz 2, 82152 Planegg, Germany
  • Design Team

    Claudia Kammerer, Christine Röger, Markus Müller, Nicole Arndt
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Robert Sprang © Robert Sprang © Robert Sprang © Robert Sprang +35

Timber House / KÜHNLEIN Architektur

04:00 - 29 April, 2015
Timber House / KÜHNLEIN Architektur, Courtesy of KÜHNLEIN Architektur
Courtesy of KÜHNLEIN Architektur

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European School in Frankfurt / NKBAK

03:00 - 23 April, 2015
European School in Frankfurt / NKBAK , © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Frankfurt, Germany
  • Area

    3380.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer +37

Photographer’s Loft / Bruzkus Batek Architekten

03:00 - 22 April, 2015
Photographer’s Loft / Bruzkus Batek Architekten, Courtesy of Bruzkus Batek Architekten
Courtesy of Bruzkus Batek Architekten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Design Team

    Ester Bruzkus, Ulrike Wattenbach
  • Area

    165.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Bruzkus Batek Architekten

Courtesy of Bruzkus Batek Architekten Courtesy of Bruzkus Batek Architekten Courtesy of Bruzkus Batek Architekten Courtesy of Bruzkus Batek Architekten +10

Urban Treehouse / baumraum

04:00 - 20 April, 2015
Urban Treehouse / baumraum, © Laura Fiorio
© Laura Fiorio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zehlendorf, Berlin, Germany
  • Area

    34.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Laura Fiorio © Laura Fiorio © Laura Fiorio © Laura Fiorio +23

House B in B / Matti Schmalohr

04:00 - 15 April, 2015
House B in B / Matti Schmalohr, © Klaus Dieter Weiss
© Klaus Dieter Weiss

© Klaus Dieter Weiss © Klaus Dieter Weiss © Klaus Dieter Weiss © Klaus Dieter Weiss +14

Video: Olympiapark München / Frei Otto

14:00 - 2 April, 2015

Pritzker laureate Frei Otto was best known for his tensile structures. A prime example Otto’s ingenuity, the 1972 Olympic Stadium in Munich was a collaborative work with Gunther Behnisch that connected the park’s main programs - the natatorium, gymnasium and main stadium - with a whimsical, lightweight canopy structure that mimicked the “rhythmic protrusions” of the Swiss Alps. Watch the Spirit of Space short film above to see the project in its current state and learn more about the pioneering structure, here.

GRAFT Reveals Final Design for Munich's APASSIONATA Park

14:00 - 31 March, 2015
GRAFT Reveals Final Design for Munich's APASSIONATA Park, © GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT
© GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT

GRAFT Architects has released the final designs for the APASSIONATA adventure park. The competition-winning proposal aims to become a hub for leisure and entertainment in Munich, Germany, featuring a year-round venue for relaxation, discovery, and interaction with horses.

Check out the design and watch a virtual tour of the park, after the break.

© GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT © GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT © GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT © GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT +10

Dreischeibenhaus / HPP Architects

03:00 - 30 March, 2015
Dreischeibenhaus / HPP Architects, Courtesy of HPP Architects
Courtesy of HPP Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Project Leader

    Karl Heinz Wolff
  • Project Partner

    Claudia Roggenkämper
  • Design Team

    Fritz Altland, Sema Arda-al-Salahi, Detlev Armeloh, Ugur Aybirdi, Erwin Drese, Anika, Kessel, Markus Leiting, Heike Pauckert-Noelte, Florentine Struss, Marion Weiler
  • Area

    35000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of HPP Architects

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The Hombroich Foundation Presents "Souto de Moura 1980 - 2015"

08:00 - 29 March, 2015
The Hombroich Foundation Presents "Souto de Moura 1980 - 2015", Casa das Historias - Museu Paula Rego / Eduardo Souto de Moura. Image © Luis Ferreira Alves
Casa das Historias - Museu Paula Rego / Eduardo Souto de Moura. Image © Luis Ferreira Alves

From April 18 until August 24, 2015, the Hombroich Foundation will showcase the work of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. Spanning from his early career in 1980 to the present, the exhibition will explore de Moura’s influential style through models, plans, sketches and photographs. Celebrating such dynamic works as the reconstruction of the Franciscan convent of Santa Maria do Bouro in Amares and the the football stadium Estádio Municipal de Braga, highlighted projects will tell the lifelong story of de Moura’s designs.