HAWE Factory Kaufbeuren / Barkow Leibinger

01:00 - 25 December, 2014
© David Franck
© David Franck

© David Franck © David Franck © David Franck © David Franck +31

Kleine Rittergasse 11 / Franken Architekten

01:00 - 23 December, 2014
© Eibe Sînnecken
© Eibe Sînnecken

© Oliver Tamagnini © Axel Stephan © Eibe Sînnecken © Oliver Tamagnini +28

Hambach Castle Entrance Building / Max Dudler

01:00 - 21 December, 2014
© Stefan Mueller
© Stefan Mueller
  • Architects

  • Location

    67434 Neustadt, Germany
  • Design Team

    Kilian Teckemeier, Thomas Back, Patrick Gründel
  • Project Managers

    Simone Boldrin, Julia Lapsin
  • Area

    452.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Stefan Mueller

© Stefan Mueller © Stefan Mueller © Stefan Mueller © Stefan Mueller +25

Meet the Film Industry's Most Successful Architect in Deutsche Kinemathek's Latest Exhibition

00:00 - 21 December, 2014
Design of "Fort Knox" for Goldfinger, GB/USA 1964, Directed by Guy Hamilton. Image © Sir Ken Adam, Deutsche Kinemathek – Ken Adam Archive
Design of "Fort Knox" for Goldfinger, GB/USA 1964, Directed by Guy Hamilton. Image © Sir Ken Adam, Deutsche Kinemathek – Ken Adam Archive

Although his name may not appear in most architectural history books, Sir Kenneth Hugo Adam has influenced architecture for over fifty years. Better known as Ken Adam, he has been responsible for the production design of over 70 films in his career, most notably for his work on the James Bond franchise. The architect of Fort Knox in Goldfinger, the Zero Gravity Satellite in Moonraker, and Super-Tanker Liparus in The Spy Who Loved Me, Adam has shaped architectural design in film since the 1940s.

Adam is the recipient of two British Film Academy Awards, including one for Dr. Strangelove, and in 2003 became the first film production designer to receive a knighthood. He has been at the helm of some of the world's most well-known and influential films – from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to Crimes of the Heart – and his drawings are now on display for the first time. In 2012, Sir Adam donated his entire body of work to the Deutsche Kinemathek in his home city of Berlin, where the first retrospective of his work is now on display, entitled 'Bigger Than Life: Ken Adam's Film Design.' 

Find out more about Adam's vast body of work after the break

Design of "Zero Gravity" for Moonraker, GB/F 1979, Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Image© Sir Ken Adam, Deutsche Kinemathek – Ken Adam Archive Design of "Launch Complex" for Moonraker, GB/F 1979, Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Image © Sir Ken Adam, Deutsche Kinemathek – Ken Adam Archive Design of "Super-Tanker Liparus and Submarines" for The Spy Who Loved Me, GB/USA 1977, Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Image © Sir Ken Adam, Deutsche Kinemathek – Ken Adam Archive Design of "Maxine Grey Conference Room" for Company Business, USA/D 1991, Directed by Nicholas Meyer. Image © Sir Ken Adam, Deutsche Kinemathek – Ken Adam Archive +7

Innocean Headquarters Europe / Ippolito Fleitz Group

01:00 - 19 December, 2014
© Robert Hoernig
© Robert Hoernig

© Robert Hoernig © Robert Hoernig © Robert Hoernig © Robert Hoernig +20

Suppakids / ROK

01:00 - 16 December, 2014
© Daniel Stauch Photography
© Daniel Stauch Photography

© Daniel Stauch Photography © Daniel Stauch Photography © Daniel Stauch Photography © Daniel Stauch Photography +18

Massively out of Focus – the Melaten Car Park / KSG Architekten

01:00 - 14 December, 2014
© Yohan Zerdoun
© Yohan Zerdoun
  • Architects

  • Location

    RWTH Aachen University, Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen, Germany
  • Area

    21000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Yohan Zerdoun, Jörg Hempel

© Yohan Zerdoun © Jörg Hempel © Yohan Zerdoun © Jörg Hempel +27

New building Drehmo Wenden / wurm + wurm

01:00 - 14 December, 2014
© Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel
© Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel

© Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel © Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel © Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel © Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel +35

Adidas Selects COBE to Design "Rhombus-Shaped" Flagship Building in Germany

01:00 - 11 December, 2014
© COBE
© COBE

Danish architects COBE have won an international competition to design the Adidas Group’s “Meet & Eat” flagship building at their “World of Sports” headquarters in Herzogenaurach. The 11,000-square-meter “rhombus-shaped” structure is envisioned as a “distinctive landmark” that will provide the campus with a “flexible and user-friendly” public conference center, employee restaurant and showroom. 

“The adidas brand has always been known for technique and functionality, and we have designed a building that reflects and encapsulates these values,” says Dan Stubbergaard, Founder and Creative Director at COBE. “Adidas Meet & Eat will house many functions, both internal and public, and therefore we have created a design that above all is multifunctional and flexible. A design that allows for the building to change and adjust to the different social contexts that the building will house.”

© COBE © COBE © COBE © COBE +18

Probat / monovolume architecture + design

01:00 - 5 December, 2014
Courtesy of monovolume architecture + design
Courtesy of monovolume architecture + design

Courtesy of monovolume architecture + design Courtesy of monovolume architecture + design Courtesy of monovolume architecture + design Courtesy of monovolume architecture + design +36

Reconstruction Multifunctional Building in Jena / wurm + wurm

01:00 - 4 December, 2014
© Ester Havlová
© Ester Havlová

© Ester Havlová © Ester Havlová © Ester Havlová © Ester Havlová +45

Chipperfield On London's "Success-Based Culture"

00:00 - 4 December, 2014
Neues Museum, Berlin (courtesy Staatliche Museen zu Berlin). Image © Achim Kleuker
Neues Museum, Berlin (courtesy Staatliche Museen zu Berlin). Image © Achim Kleuker

Speaking to The Guardian, David Chipperfield has stated that he regards the hold of private investment over new architecture in London as an "absolutely terrible" means of building a city. He argues that Berlin - where he spends considerable amounts of time and runs a large office - "is a much more reflective society than ours" because the UK has sunk into "a success-based culture."

Sparrenburg Visitor Centre / Max Dudler

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
© Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller

© Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller +27

Dressage Arena Extension / Kadawittfeldarchitektur

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
© Andreas Horsky
© Andreas Horsky

© Andreas Horsky © Andreas Horsky © Andreas Horsky © Andreas Horsky +10

Energeticon Alsdorf / Heinrich Böll Architekt + Atelier Brückner

01:00 - 30 November, 2014
© Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer +23

LAVA Reinvents the Youth Hostel With Sport Oriented Design in Bayreuth

01:00 - 29 November, 2014
Courtesy of LAVA
Courtesy of LAVA

Berlin-based Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) has designed a 180-room hostel for the Bavarian Youth Hostel Association in Bayreuth, Germany. Designed for the sociable Generation Y traveler, the hostel offers an abundance of flexible public spaces featuring bright colours and soaring windows overlooking the Bavarian landscape. Touted by the firm as a "yardstick for the sports hostel of the future," the futuristic building includes modular furniture and universal step-free access throughout all facilities, grounds, and sports fields. Circulation for the design centres on a Y-shaped plan designed to maximize natural light light while providing ample opportunities for athletic engagement.

Find out more about Bayreuth's futuristic Youth Hostel after the break 

A view of the modular bedroom units. Image Courtesy of LAVA Courtesy of LAVA Courtesy of LAVA The central atrium will unite the building's three wings. Image Courtesy of LAVA +16

Infographic: The Bauhaus Movement and the School that Started it All

00:00 - 28 November, 2014
Courtesy of Aram
Courtesy of Aram

Bauhaus, the school of design established by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919, has arguably been the most influential of any institution in shaping the trajectory of modern architecture. Out of this single school came an entire movement that would have lasting effects on architectural pedagogy and the design of everything from buildings to road signs. Born out of a larger cultural movement following Germany’s defeat in World War I which left the country ripe for regrowth without the previous constraints imposed by censorship, the core of Bauhaus philosophy were the principles of craftsmanship and mass production, which allowed for the movement’s rapid proliferation and a production model that would later inform contemporary design companies such as Ikea. Check out the infographic from Aram below to learn more about the movement, tracking the school from its origins in Weimar, via its canonical Gropius-designed home in Dessau, to its continuing legacy today. 

House F / Finckh Architekten

01:00 - 24 November, 2014
Courtesy of Finckh Architekten
Courtesy of Finckh Architekten

Courtesy of Finckh Architekten Courtesy of Finckh Architekten Courtesy of Finckh Architekten Courtesy of Finckh Architekten +26