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Haus Neufert / Gatermann + Schossig

© Jens Willebrand Courtesy of Gatermann + Schossig Courtesy of Gatermann + Schossig Courtesy of Gatermann + Schossig

"Too Radical to Implement Yet Too Relevant to Ignore": John Hejduk's Kreuzberg Tower

Robert Slinger, a founding partner of Berlin-based practice Kapok, narrates the story of a building "too radical to implement and too relevant to ignore." Having lived in John Hejduk's Kreuzberg Tower for eight years, Slinger "came to understand how Hejduk’s architecture both flexibly accommodates and yet asserts a presence which resists any attempts to co-opt it. Whilst impressed by its powerful exterior presence, its austerity and frontal directness left a strangely cold impression upon me."


"A house knows who loves it." – John Hejduk

© seier+seier © Robert Slinger © seier+seier © World-3

Im Zollhafen 22 / Gatermann + Schossig

© H.G. Esch © H.G. Esch © H.G. Esch © H.G. Esch

Capricorn House Medienhafen Düsseldorf / Gatermann + Schossig

© HG Esch © Markus Boeker © Markus Boeker Courtesy of Gatermann + Schossig

Gamsei / Buero Wagner

  • Architects: Buero Wagner
  • Location: Buttermelcherstraße 9, 80469 Munich, Germany
  • Design Team: F. Wagner, A. Kreft
  • Collaborators: Karl and Maxi Wagner
  • Area: 40.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jann Averweser, Simon and Sebastian Schels

© Simon and Sebastian Schels © Simon and Sebastian Schels © Jann Averweser © Jann Averweser

J. Mayer H. Designs 70-Meter Tower for Duesseldorf

J. Mayer H. has been crowned as winner of an invited competition to design a 19-story medical services and residential high-rise in the center of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region. The “sculptural” tower, which is defined by the horizontal “cloud-shaped” aluminum strips that cloak its facade, is designed to “provide a natural atmosphere” enhanced by planted terraces and balconies overlooking the adjacent landscape of the Rheinaue and views of Duesseldorf. 

House in the Woods / Claim

  • Architects: Claim
  • Location: Groß Glienicke, Potsdam, Germany
  • Architect In Charge: Olga Skaba & Hartmut Flothmann
  • Area: 162.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: claim and G.Jankowski

© claim and G.Jankowski © claim and G.Jankowski © claim and G.Jankowski © claim and G.Jankowski

Barkow Leibinger Places Third in Berlin’s Tallest Tower Competition

In a competition that ultimately crowned Frank Gehry as winner, Berlin’s Barkow Leibinger placed third with their 150-meter “faceted stacked building” proposal clad in glass. Aimed to be Berlin’s tallest building, the apartment and hotel tower is planned to be the city’s first high-rise residential development since the 1970s. 

Raimund Abraham's Last Project Realized at Former NATO Missile Base

Raimund Abraham's last project, a "stunning" design for a building atop an unused NATO missile base in Hombroich, has been realized four years after the architect's death. At the time of his passing, Abraham was working on this project as part of a unique outdoor art complex close to Düsseldorf, Germany. A competition has now been announced to determine the future for the space which has become an "an integral part of Hombroich's cultural sphere."

Archaeological Pavilion / kadawittfeldarchitektur

© Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner © Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel

Superbude 2 / Dreimeta

  • Architects: Dreimeta
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Collaborators: Judy Hänel, Andrea Kraft, Britta Kleweken
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Steve Herud

© Steve Herud © Steve Herud © Steve Herud © Steve Herud

Hall 32 / Heinrich Böll Architekt

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer

Frank Gehry Chosen to Design Berlin's Tallest Tower

Gehry Partners has been selected over David Chipperfield, Adjaye Associates and seven other practices in an invited competition for a 300-unit residential tower in Berlin. The winning proposal, deemed “the most compelling” by jury for its rotating stacks of sculptural, stone-clad cubes that rise up to 150 meters, is expected to be Berlin’s tallest skyscraper and Germany’s tallest residential tower. 

“Gehry’s design is strong in visual expression and introduces an unusually eccentric, new pattern for this location. Nevertheless, the façade radiates agreeable tranquility. In addition, the design blends well with the neighborhood and conveys all aspects of metropolitan living,” commented Regula Lüscher, Senate Building Director.

Mannheim Water Treatment Works / Motorplan Architektur + Stadtplanung

  • Architects: Motorplan Architektur + Stadtplanung
  • Location: Käfertaler Straße 265, 68167 Mannheim, Germany
  • Project Team: Bernhard Wondra, Architect BDA; Stefan Trosdorf, Architect; Jacqueline Schmidt, Architect; Goran Medan, Architect; Urs Löffelhardt, Architect BDA; Paul Heemskerk, Dipl Ing; Irina Fedjukina, B.A.; Evgenia Neufeld, B.A.; Melanie Schenkel, B.A.
  • Developer : Eigenbetrieb Stadtentwässerung Mannheim
  • Area: 3060.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Oli Hege

© Oli Hege © Oli Hege © Oli Hege © Oli Hege

Research Building DLR SpaceLIFT / Ksg Architekten + Architekten BDA Feldschnieders + Kister +

Courtesy of KSG Architekten + BDA Feldschnieders + Kister Courtesy of KSG Architekten + BDA Feldschnieders + Kister Courtesy of KSG Architekten + BDA Feldschnieders + Kister Courtesy of KSG Architekten + BDA Feldschnieders + Kister

Vista House / Alexander Brenner Architects

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun

Tagungshotel Kloster Haydau / Störmer Murphy and Partners

  • Architects: Störmer Murphy and Partners
  • Location: In der Haydau, 34326 Morschen, Germany
  • Client: B. Braun Melsungen AG.
  • Area: 8320.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Ali Moshiri

© Ali Moshiri © Ali Moshiri © Ali Moshiri © Ali Moshiri