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"Narratives of History, Climate, Culture and Place" Abound in David Adjaye Retrospective

00:00 - 16 January, 2015
"Narratives of History, Climate, Culture and Place" Abound in David Adjaye Retrospective, Courtesy of Adjaye Associates
Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

Starting January 29th, Munich's Haus der Kunst will host "Form, Heft, Material," a major retrospective of the work of British architect David Adjaye. Co-curated by Okwui Enwezor and Zoe Ryan, the exhibition's broad catalogue reflects Adjaye's diverse career and portfolio, including architectural projects alongside material experiments, research, and furniture design. Through sketches, models, prints, drawings, 1:1 building fragments, film, and text, "Form, Heft, Material" foregrounds Adjaye's work against the rich geographical and social context that frames his design approach.

Fellows Pavilion - American Academy Berlin / Barkow Leibinger

01:00 - 30 December, 2014
Fellows Pavilion - American Academy Berlin  / Barkow Leibinger , © Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller

© Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Simon Menges © Stefan Müller +18

Haus-Rucker-Co: Architectural Utopia Reloaded

01:00 - 30 December, 2014
Haus-Rucker-Co: Architectural Utopia Reloaded, Haus-Rucker-Co, Ballon für Zwei, Apollogasse, Wien, 1967. Image © Haus-Rucker-Co, Gerald Zugmann
Haus-Rucker-Co, Ballon für Zwei, Apollogasse, Wien, 1967. Image © Haus-Rucker-Co, Gerald Zugmann

When fears regarding environmental pollution and potential catastrophe were at a high in the 1970s, Haus-Rucker-Co set out to develop a “new concept of architecture.” Based in Vienna, the group was known for their interactive exhibitions and their development of utopian architectural ideas, which showed how people could affect their own environment. Now, their work between 1967 and 1977 is the theme of “Architectural Utopia Reloaded,” the latest exhibition on display at the Haus am Waldsee in Berlin.

HAWE Factory Kaufbeuren / Barkow Leibinger

01:00 - 25 December, 2014
HAWE Factory Kaufbeuren / Barkow Leibinger , © David Franck
© David Franck

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

Kleine Rittergasse 11 / Franken Architekten

01:00 - 23 December, 2014
Kleine Rittergasse 11 / Franken Architekten, © Eibe Sînnecken
© Eibe Sînnecken

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

Hambach Castle Entrance Building / Max Dudler

01:00 - 21 December, 2014
Hambach Castle Entrance Building / Max Dudler, © 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 +25

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

00:00 - 21 December, 2014
Meet the Film Industry's Most Successful Architect in Deutsche Kinemathek's Latest Exhibition, 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
Innocean Headquarters Europe / Ippolito Fleitz Group, © Robert Hoernig
© Robert Hoernig
  • Architects

  • Location

    Frankfurt, Germany
  • Design Team

    Andrew Bardzik, Anke Stern
, David Schwarz
, Frank Peisert, Sebastian Tiedemann, Yuliya Lytyuk, Gunter Fleitz, Peter Ippolito, Daniela Schröder, Tim Lessmann
  • Area

    2800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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

Suppakids / ROK

01:00 - 16 December, 2014
Suppakids / ROK , © 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
Massively out of Focus – the Melaten Car Park / KSG Architekten, © Yohan Zerdoun
© Yohan Zerdoun

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

New building Drehmo Wenden / wurm + wurm

01:00 - 14 December, 2014
New building Drehmo Wenden / wurm + wurm, © 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
Adidas Selects COBE to Design "Rhombus-Shaped" Flagship Building in Germany, © 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
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

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
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

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

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

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

Energeticon Alsdorf / Heinrich Böll Architekt + Atelier Brückner

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

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