House I / Stephan Maria Lang

01:00 - 22 March, 2014
© Hans Kreye
© Hans Kreye

© Hans Kreye © Hans Kreye © Hans Kreye © Hans Kreye +13

Bahnhofplatz Aachen / HH+F Architekten Hentrup Heyes + Fuhrmann

01:00 - 21 March, 2014
Courtesy of HH+F Architekten Hentrup Heyes + Fuhrmann
Courtesy of HH+F Architekten Hentrup Heyes + Fuhrmann

© Jörg Hempel Photodesign © Kai Kasugai © Kai Kasugai © Kai Kasugai +16

House K / Stephan Maria Lang

01:00 - 20 March, 2014
© Hans Kreye
© Hans Kreye

© Sebastian Kolm © Hans Kreye © Sebastian Kolm © Hans Kreye +12

Psychiatric Centre Friedrichshafen / Huber Staudt Architekten

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
© Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher +13

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt / Huber Staudt Architekten

01:00 - 15 March, 2014
© Werner Hutmacher
© Werner Hutmacher
  • Architects

  • Location

    Abbestraße 2, 10587 Berlin, Germany
  • Design Team

    Julian Arons , Alexandra Barre, Magdalena Falska , António Henriques , Christian Huber, Sebastian Kroeker , Leander Moons , Anna Naumann, Natalia Novoa Vidal, Jördis Petzold, Tobias Shepherd , the Wolfgang Staudt, Joachim Staudt, Jörg weighting
  • Area

    1759.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Werner Hutmacher © Werner Hutmacher © Werner Hutmacher © Werner Hutmacher +11

Berlin Wall Memorials Prove Controversial, Fall Behind Schedule

00:00 - 15 March, 2014
The design for the Leipzig Memorial, by Marc Weiss and Martin de Mattia. Image © M+M / ANNABAU
The design for the Leipzig Memorial, by Marc Weiss and Martin de Mattia. Image © M+M / ANNABAU

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this autumn, Germany planned two memorials, one in Berlin and one in Leipzig. However, as Der Spiegel reports, not only are they almost certainly not going to be complete in time for the anniversary, they have both proven highly controversial with the local people. Will these designs turn out to be monuments to German reunification, or just monumental failures? Read the article on Der Spiegel to find out more.

Generator Berlin Mitte / Ester Bruzkus + DesignAgency

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
© Nikolas Koenig
© Nikolas Koenig

© Nikolas Koenig © Nikolas Koenig © Nikolas Koenig © Nikolas Koenig +14

Barkow Leibinger Win Competition For Berlin's Tallest High-Rise

01:00 - 6 March, 2014
Visualization. Image © Barkow Leibinger / bloomimages
Visualization. Image © Barkow Leibinger / bloomimages

Berlin's Barkow Leibinger has won an invited competition to design a new hotel tower and conference centre as part of Berlin's largest hotel complex, the Estrel. Establishing a new gateway to the center of Berlin from Schönefeld International Airport, the tower will stand at 175 meters (578 feet) making it the tallest high-rise in Berlin to date. Located on the Sonnenalle at the intersection of the Ship Canal, S-Bahn and Autobahn, the site acts as a threshold between the heterogeneous industrial and residential periphery of the city and the historical neighborhoods of Neukölln

GRAFT Wins Competition to Restore and Extend Youth Hostel in Munich

01:00 - 4 March, 2014
Room. Image Courtesy of GRAFT Architects
Room. Image Courtesy of GRAFT Architects

GRAFT Architects have won an invited competition to restore and extend one of Germany's oldest youth hostels in central Munich, Germany. Their proposal, which was judged alongside designs by haascookzemmrich (Stuttgart), Snøhetta (Oslo), and YES Architecture (Munich), centers around the idea of "experiencing community." Their proposal enables exchange and communication whilst also alluding to the "established traditions of simple traveling, youthful curiosity and the thirst for encounter." Connecting the historic quality of the building with the challenges of modern habits and traveling practices, their design "builds a bridge between origins and departure."

J. Mayer H. Chosen to Design Karlsruhe's Anniversary Pavilion

00:00 - 4 March, 2014
Courtesy of J. Mayer H.
Courtesy of J. Mayer H.

In a design competition hosted by the German city of Jubilee, J. Mayer H. Architects and Rubner Holzbau have won the commission for a temporary event pavilion which will be erected in Castle Park in March of 2015 to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the founding of the city of Karlsruhe.

Townhouse B14 / XTH-berlin

01:00 - 3 March, 2014
© Anja Büchner
© Anja Büchner
  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Architects in Charge

    Helle Schröder, Martin Janekovic
  • Area

    230.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Anja Büchner

© Anja Büchner © Anja Büchner © Anja Büchner © Anja Büchner +30

Water Sports Centre / Oliver Mang Architekten

01:00 - 2 March, 2014
© Kai Bienert
© Kai Bienert

© Kai Bienert © Kai Bienert © Thomas Birk Courtesy of Oliver Mang +19

Haus Neufert / Gatermann + Schossig

01:00 - 28 February, 2014

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

18:00 - 27 February, 2014

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 +5

Im Zollhafen 22 / Gatermann + Schossig

01:00 - 19 February, 2014
© H.G. Esch
© H.G. Esch

© H.G. Esch © H.G. Esch © H.G. Esch © H.G. Esch +9

Capricorn House Medienhafen Düsseldorf / Gatermann + Schossig

01:00 - 16 February, 2014

Gamsei / Buero Wagner

01:00 - 14 February, 2014
© Jann Averweser
© Jann Averweser
  • Architects

  • 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 +16

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

00:00 - 14 February, 2014
© J. MAYER H., via designboom
© J. MAYER H., via designboom

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.