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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

Courtesy of HPP Architects Courtesy of HPP Architects Courtesy of HPP Architects Courtesy of HPP Architects +15

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.

AD Classics: Fagus Factory / Walter Gropius + Adolf Meyer

07:00 - 28 March, 2015
AD Classics: Fagus Factory / Walter Gropius + Adolf Meyer, via Wikipedia Commons
via Wikipedia Commons

The Fagus Factory is one of the earliest built works of modern architecture, and the first project of Walter Gropius. The commission provided Gropius with the opportunity to put his revolutionary ideas into practice, and the stunning rectilinear volume with its primarily glazed façade would guide the course of Modernism through the coming decades.

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The Surreal Architectural Collages Of Matthias Jung

04:25 - 25 March, 2015
The Surreal Architectural Collages Of Matthias Jung, Expedition to the East Pole. Image © Matthias Jung
Expedition to the East Pole. Image © Matthias Jung

Matthias Jung's fascination for the medium of collage began in his father's photolab. And so, "with scissors and glue, the first fantastic buildings were made." In early 2015 Jung, a German artist and graphic designer, created seven images as part of a series which he entitled 'Houses', of which many of this selection originate. Uniquely, every piece of each collage originates from one of Jung's original photographs which are collected and then reassembled. The majority of these photographs were taken during trips in northeastern Germany.

See a selection of Jung's fantastical architectural collages after the break.

Land of Evening. Image © Matthias Jung An Sgurr. Image © Matthias Jung Maternity Unit. Image © Matthias Jung Ostheim. Image © Matthias Jung +11

LANDHAUS / Thomas Kröger Architekt

04:00 - 25 March, 2015
LANDHAUS / Thomas Kröger Architekt, © Thomas Heimann
© Thomas Heimann

© Thomas Heimann © Thomas Heimann © Thomas Heimann © Thomas Heimann +22

Wooden Hut / Kawahara Krause Architects

16:00 - 23 March, 2015
Wooden Hut / Kawahara Krause Architects, Courtesy of Kawahara Krause Architects
Courtesy of Kawahara Krause Architects

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nps tchoban voss and Hager Partner Design Recreation Center for Nauen

16:00 - 21 March, 2015
nps tchoban voss and Hager Partner Design Recreation Center for Nauen, Aerial view. Image Courtesy of nps tchoban voss
Aerial view. Image Courtesy of nps tchoban voss

This first-prize competition winning proposal by nps tchoban voss and Hager Partner gives new life to the municipal outdoor pool facility in Nauen, Germany. Commissioned for future construction, the recreation center brings a multi-functional layout to the complex, activating the space year round and providing the public with a recreational hub. 

Read on after the break for more on the proposal.

Rehabilitation and Extension of the Colani-UFO / SSP SchürmannSpannel

03:00 - 19 March, 2015
Rehabilitation and Extension of the Colani-UFO / SSP SchürmannSpannel, © Joachim Schumacher
© Joachim Schumacher

© Joachim Schumacher © Joachim Schumacher © Joachim Schumacher © Joachim Schumacher +18

WAA Wins Competition to Design "Am Hirschgarten" in Munich

16:25 - 16 March, 2015
WAA Wins Competition to Design "Am Hirschgarten" in Munich , © WAA
© WAA

Wiel Arets Architects (WAA) has won a competition to design a cluster of four mixed-use towers adjacent to Munich’s Hirschgarten station. Each “horseshoe-shaped” building, perched upon a six to seven story plinth, will offer space for office, hotel and retail space as part of the “Am Hirschgarten” development. 

Read on to learn more about WAA's winning proposal. 

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Goat Barn in Bavaria / KÜHNLEIN Architektur

10:00 - 14 March, 2015
Goat Barn in Bavaria / KÜHNLEIN Architektur, © Erich Spahn
© Erich Spahn

© Michael Kühnlein © Michael Kühnlein © Erich Spahn © Erich Spahn +11

Garden House / Vécsey Schmidt Architekten

03:00 - 12 March, 2015
Garden House / Vécsey Schmidt Architekten, © Doris Lasch
© Doris Lasch

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12 Things You Didn't Know About Pritzker Laureate Frei Otto

15:07 - 11 March, 2015
Hall at the International Garden Exhibition, 1963, Hamburg, Germany © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
Hall at the International Garden Exhibition, 1963, Hamburg, Germany © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn

Frei Otto passed away this past Monday, a day before being internationally celebrated as the Pritzker Prize’s 40th laureate. The first architect to ever receive the Prize posthumously, Otto was a brilliant inventor, architect and engineer who pioneered some of history’s most ambitious tensile structures

In honor of his legacy, we’ve complied 12 fascinating facts about Otto’s life that influenced his career and shaped the profession. Read them all, after the break.

2015 Pritzker Prize Winner Frei Otto’s Work in 10 Images

12:00 - 11 March, 2015
2015 Pritzker Prize Winner Frei Otto’s Work in 10 Images, Roofing for main sports facilities in the Munich Olympic Park for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
Roofing for main sports facilities in the Munich Olympic Park for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn

On Tuesday evening the Pritzker Prize jury named Frei Otto as the 40th recipient of the award, making him the second German to receive the award and the first winner to receive it posthumously. Otto was both an architect and a structural engineer, perhaps best known for the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium

With regards to their decision the jury highlighted Otto’s “visionary ideas, inquiring mind, belief in freely sharing knowledge and inventions, his collaborative spirit and concern for the careful use of resources.”  

Enjoy 10 photos of Otto’s projects after the break. 

Aviary at the Munich Zoo. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn The 1967 International and Universal Exposition. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn Diplomatic Club Heart Tent. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn Institute for Lightweight Structures. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn +10

Video: Frei Otto's German Pavilion at Expo 67

06:00 - 11 March, 2015

Last night German architect Frei Otto was selected as the 2015 Pritzker Prize Laureate, the second German to win the award and the first to receive the award posthumously. The video above shows the impressive construction process of Otto’s German Pavilion at the 1967 International and Universal Exposition in Montreal (although unfortunately without sound).

Covering an area of 8,000 square meters, the pavilion featured a large, steel mesh web suspended over eight steel masts, which were located at irregular intervals and supported by anchored cables located outside of the structure.  A transparent polyester fabric was then placed over the mesh roof, creating a tent.  The whole construction took only six weeks.