Probat / monovolume architecture + design

01:00 - 5 December, 2014
Probat / monovolume architecture + design, Courtesy of monovolume architecture + design
Courtesy of monovolume architecture + design
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ingolstadt, Germany
  • Design Team

    Luca di Censo, Sergio Aguado Hernàndez
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of monovolume architecture + design

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Reconstruction Multifunctional Building in Jena / wurm + wurm

01:00 - 4 December, 2014
Reconstruction Multifunctional Building in Jena / wurm + wurm, © Ester Havlová
© Ester Havlová
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jena, Germany
  • Support structure planning

    wurm + wurm architekten ingenieure GmbH, Bühl
  • Area

    3400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Ester Havlová, Courtesy of wurm + wurm

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Chipperfield On London's "Success-Based Culture"

00:00 - 4 December, 2014
Chipperfield On London's "Success-Based Culture", 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
Sparrenburg Visitor Centre / Max Dudler, © Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bielefeld, Germany
  • Project Manager

    Simone Boldrin
  • Area

    135.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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

Dressage Arena Extension / Kadawittfeldarchitektur

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
Dressage Arena Extension / Kadawittfeldarchitektur, © Andreas Horsky
© Andreas Horsky

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Energeticon Alsdorf / Heinrich Böll Architekt + Atelier Brückner

01:00 - 30 November, 2014
Energeticon Alsdorf / Heinrich Böll Architekt + Atelier Brückner, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

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LAVA Reinvents the Youth Hostel With Sport Oriented Design in Bayreuth

01:00 - 29 November, 2014
LAVA Reinvents the Youth Hostel With Sport Oriented Design in Bayreuth , 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

01:00 - 28 November, 2014
Infographic: The Bauhaus Movement and the School that Started it All , 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
House F / Finckh Architekten, Courtesy of Finckh Architekten
Courtesy of Finckh Architekten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Germany
  • Area

    214.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Finckh Architekten

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Jahn Proposes Concert Hall with Musically-Inspired Screen for Beethoven Festspielhaus Competition

00:00 - 24 November, 2014
Jahn Proposes Concert Hall with Musically-Inspired Screen for Beethoven Festspielhaus Competition, Exterior. Image © Jahn
Exterior. Image © Jahn

Designing an architectural homage to someone like Ludwig Van Beethoven is no easy feat. Yet that’s exactly what architecture firm Jahn has attempted to do. Their design is a submission for a privately-funded competition being held for Bonn, Germany’s new “Beethoven Festspielhaus.” Chosen from a group of over 50 candidates, Jahn’s project was among ten advanced to the second round of consideration. The proposal, a glass exterior encapsulating a concrete interior, exhibits “Beethoven’s own dual character which is described as both extroverted and introverted,” as described by the firm. Learn more about this inventive design, and the competition, after the break.

Neutrabuilding / wurm + wurm

01:00 - 23 November, 2014
Neutrabuilding / wurm + wurm, © Ester Havlová
© Ester Havlová

© Ester Havlová © Ester Havlová © Ester Havlová © Ester Havlová +46

Braunschweig Hortitecture Symposium to Explore Synergies of Architecture and Plant Material

00:00 - 23 November, 2014
Braunschweig Hortitecture Symposium to Explore Synergies of Architecture and Plant Material, © T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd. (2014)
© T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd. (2014)

Starting December 10, the Hortitecture 01 Symposium will kickstart a (free) public lecture series in Braunschweig, Germany, centered around brainstorming synergistic strategies for integrating architecture and vegetal matter. Stefano Boeri, MVRDV and WORKac are among a list of interdisciplinary experts that will join together to offer discussions focused around the exploration of vernacular wisdom and contemporary architectural solutions to sustainable building problems.

Chamber of Industry and Commerce / Wulf Architekten

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
Chamber of Industry and Commerce / Wulf Architekten, © Brigida González
© Brigida González
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jaeger Street 30, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Prof. Tobias Wulf, Kai Bierich, Alexander Vohl, Stuttgart
  • Area

    16670.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González +18

Concert Hall Blaibach / peter haimerl.architektur

00:00 - 17 November, 2014
Concert Hall Blaibach / peter haimerl.architektur, © NAARO
© NAARO
  • Architects

  • Location

    Blaibach, Germany
  • Design Team

    Karl Landgraf, Ulrich Pape, Tomo Ichikawa, Felicia Michael, Jutta Görlich, Martin Kloos
  • Area

    560.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Edward Beierle © NAARO © NAARO © NAARO +60

MAD and 3XN Among Six Competing for "Porsche Design Tower" in Frankfurt

01:00 - 17 November, 2014
MAD and 3XN Among Six Competing for "Porsche Design Tower" in Frankfurt , Frankfurt's proposed redeveloped downtown with Porsche Design Tower site marked. Image © Tjie Emptyform, Aurelis via Bustler
Frankfurt's proposed redeveloped downtown with Porsche Design Tower site marked. Image © Tjie Emptyform, Aurelis via Bustler

Porsche Design has narrowed down a list of 20 participating teams to six shortlisted firms for an invited competition to design a new luxury residential tower in Frankfurt, Germany. The project, which will be Porsche Design’s debut in European real estate, will include up to 200 apartments, ranging from “Porsche Design suites” to two-story townhouses and luxury penthouses. The teams moving on to the competition’s second round, include: 3XN (Copenhagen), Stefano Boeri Architetti (Italy), MAD (China), Delugan Meissl (Austria), Neutelings Riedijk (Rotterdam) and Neil M. Denari (Los Angeles). 

Städtische Bühnen Theatre Workshops / gmp architekten

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
Städtische Bühnen Theatre Workshops / gmp architekten, Courtesy of gmp architekten
Courtesy of gmp architekten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Frankfurt, Germany
  • Design Team

    Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Holger Betz and Kristian Spenker
  • Area

    13834.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of gmp architekten

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Chipperfield Among Three Shortlisted Schemes Unveiled for Beethoven House of Music

01:00 - 10 November, 2014
Chipperfield Among Three Shortlisted Schemes Unveiled for Beethoven House of Music, David Chipperfield Architects. Image Courtesy of Beethoven Festspielhaus
David Chipperfield Architects. Image Courtesy of Beethoven Festspielhaus

In 2020, the world will celebrate the 250th birthday of Beethoven, and soon after the anniversary of his death. In light of this, a new “world-class” concert hall, a “Festspielhaus”, is being planned for the banks of Beethoven’s beloved Rhine River in his hometown of Bonn, Germany. More than 50 practices were considered in the pulmonary selection process, following a shortlist of ten, and now three final proposals by David Chipperfield Architects, kadawittfeldarchitektur and Valentiny hvp architects have been selected to move on to the competition’s final round. 

“The new Festspielhaus will not only bring Beethoven’s music to life, it will serve as an international “house of music” that brings together diverse genres – from classical to crossover to pop – and attracts music lover of all ages,” stated the competition organizer. 

The privately-funded “Beethovenhalle” is planned for completion in 2019. You can review the top three final designs after the break, alongside the seven other shortlisted proposals - by Zaha Hadid, UNStudio, Snøhetta, and more - they were selected over. 

Extension to the Academy of Fine Arts / Hascher Jehle Architektur

01:00 - 9 November, 2014
Extension to the Academy of Fine Arts / Hascher Jehle Architektur, © Svenja Bockhop
© Svenja Bockhop

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