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New Soundcloud Headquarters / KINZO Berlin

01:00 - 9 July, 2014
New Soundcloud Headquarters / KINZO Berlin, © Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Responsible Partner

    Karim El-Ishmawi, Martin Jacobs
  • Area

    4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Exhibition: Lebbeus Woods, ON-line

00:00 - 8 July, 2014
Exhibition: Lebbeus Woods, ON-line, Aerial Paris. 1989. Copic Marker on tracing paper on board, 815 × 507 mm © Estate of Lebbeus Woods
Aerial Paris. 1989. Copic Marker on tracing paper on board, 815 × 507 mm © Estate of Lebbeus Woods

The Museum for Architectural Drawing presents Lebbeus Woods, ON-line, an exhibition of the finest works of architectural theorist, draftsman, educator and architect, Lebbeus Woods (1940–2012). Curated by his longtime friend and partner Christoph a. Kumpusch, the exhibition brings together a collection of Woods’ visionary works that have never been exhibited before. The intensely rendered architectural and urban environments produced early on in Woods’ career are exhibited together for the first time. These ink and pencil drawings cover a wide range of Woods’ research and re-imagination of cities both real and fictive and support Woods’ longstanding desire to show the capacity of architecture as a transformative and eloquent force.

ICD-ITKE Research Pavilion 2013-14 / ICD-ITKE University of Stuttgart

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
ICD-ITKE Research Pavilion 2013-14 / ICD-ITKE University of Stuttgart, Courtesy of ICD-ITKE
Courtesy of ICD-ITKE

Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Process. Image Courtesy of ICD-ITKE +56

  • Architects

  • Location

    Keplerstraße 11, University of Stuttgart, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Institute for Computational Design

    Institute for Computational Design - Prof. Achim Menges Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design - Prof. Jan Knippers
  • Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design

    Prof. Jan Knippers
  • Research Development And Project Management

    Moritz Dörstelmann, Vassilios Kirtzakis, Stefana Parascho, Marshall Prado, Tobias Schwinn
  • Area

    50.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ICD-ITKE

DAS HAUS 2014 / Louise Campbell

01:00 - 30 June, 2014
DAS HAUS 2014 / Louise Campbell, © Koelnmesse, Studio
© Koelnmesse, Studio

© Koelnmesse, Studio © Koelnmesse, Studio © Koelnmesse, Studio © Koelnmesse, Studio +30

NOCKI / Leonard Hautum

01:00 - 27 June, 2014
NOCKI / Leonard Hautum, © Yatri Niehaus
© Yatri Niehaus

© Yatri Niehaus © Yatri Niehaus © Yatri Niehaus © Yatri Niehaus +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    The Open University in Southern Germany, Zeppelinstraße 73, 81669 Munich, Germany
  • Area

    143.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Kessalao / Masquespacio

01:00 - 26 June, 2014
© David Rodríguez
© David Rodríguez
  • Interior Designers

  • Location

    Bonner Talweg 88, 53113 Bonn, Germany
  • Creative Director

    Ana Milena Hernández Palacios
  • Architect Junior

    Virgínia Hinarejos
  • Area

    40.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© David Rodríguez © David Rodríguez © David Rodríguez © David Rodríguez +16

Exhibition: What Models Can Do

00:00 - 26 June, 2014
Exhibition: What Models Can Do, Laurie Simmons & Peter Wheelwright, "Kaleidoscope House", 2001 © Simmons/Wheelwright. Photo Christian Wickler
Laurie Simmons & Peter Wheelwright, "Kaleidoscope House", 2001 © Simmons/Wheelwright. Photo Christian Wickler

A new exhibition in Germany looks at the history of the architectural model in contemporary art. It begins with a legendary model by Charles Simonds, covers the 1990s with Ludger Gerdes, Hermann Pitz and Thomas Schütte, and ends up in the present day with Alicia Framis, Hinrich Sachs and Carlos Garaicoa.

AD Classics: Wohnhaus Schlesisches Tor (Bonjour Tristesse) / Álvaro Siza Vieira + Peter Brinkert

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
AD Classics: Wohnhaus Schlesisches Tor (Bonjour Tristesse) / Álvaro Siza Vieira + Peter Brinkert, © via Wikipedia Commons
© via Wikipedia Commons

Bonjour Tristesse is a social housing project designed by Portuguese Architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. Located in Berlin, the project was Siza’s first built work outside of his native country.  Siza’s design offers a meaningful precedent in urban densification, demonstrating a delicate balance between contextual awareness, creative freedom, and progressive vision.

Project site before construction. Image © Flickr user Hen's March © Flickr user Humberto Marum © Flickr user lortnoc © Flickr user jaime.silva +9

House 9,74 x 9,74 / f m b architekten

01:00 - 17 June, 2014
House 9,74 x 9,74 / f m b architekten, Courtesy of f m b architekten
Courtesy of f m b architekten

Courtesy of f m b architekten Courtesy of f m b architekten Courtesy of f m b architekten Courtesy of f m b architekten +27

Arup's Latest Solar Panels Produce Energy From Algae

00:00 - 13 June, 2014
A view behind the BIQ House Solarleaf panels.  Image via GOOD. Image
A view behind the BIQ House Solarleaf panels. Image via GOOD. Image

Architects have been experimenting with the potential of building envelopes for years. Now, Arup has an interesting, Zumtobel Group Award-nominated proposal: the Solarleaf bioreactor. Developed in collaboration with SSC Strategic Science Consult GmbH and Colt International GmbH, this thin, 2.5 x .07 meter panel, when attached to the exterior of a building, is capable of generating biofuel - in the form of algae - for the production of hot water. More efficient than electricity and more sustainable than wood, algae is ideal kindling for producing heat, especially since it can be grown on-site. Moreover, the water in which the algae grows also collects solar energy, providing an additional supply of heat. More details on this sustainable innovation, after the break. 

JWS 2b / KBNK

01:00 - 12 June, 2014
© Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier
© Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier

© Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier © Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier © Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier © Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier +9

One Man Sauna / Modulorbeat

01:00 - 10 June, 2014
One Man Sauna / Modulorbeat, © Roman Mensing
© Roman Mensing

Courtesy of Modulorbeat Courtesy of Modulorbeat © Roman Mensing Courtesy of Modulorbeat +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bochum, Germany
  • Design Team

    Marc Günnewig, Jan Kampshoff, Sebastian Gatz
  • Structural Engineers

    BOLLINGER + GROHMANN Ingenieure
  • Photographs

    Roman Mensing, Courtesy of Modulorbeat

Gerstäckerstreet / KBNK

01:00 - 9 June, 2014
© Carsten Brügmann
© Carsten Brügmann
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gerstäckerstraße 9, 20459 Hamburg, Germany
  • Area

    6450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Carsten Brügmann © Carsten Brügmann © Carsten Brügmann © Carsten Brügmann +10

Gehry's Berlin Skyscraper May Be Too Heavy for Alexanderplatz

00:00 - 9 June, 2014
Gehry's Berlin Skyscraper May Be Too Heavy for Alexanderplatz, Gehry Partners' winning design for the residential building on Alexanderplatz. Image © Gehry Partners, Courtesy of Hines
Gehry Partners' winning design for the residential building on Alexanderplatz. Image © Gehry Partners, Courtesy of Hines

After winning the design competition for Germany's tallest apartment tower in January, Frank Gehry's project for the building on Alexanderplatz has already run into problems over fears that the 150-metre building could be too heavy for its site. The German edition of the Local is reporting that Berlin's Senate has placed the plans on hold because of the building's proximity to the U5 branch of the U-Bahn tunnel, which it fears could be crushed under the weight.

More on the story after the break

Administrative Headquarters RBSUM / KBNK

01:00 - 6 June, 2014
© Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier
© Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier

© Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier © Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier © Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier © Dorfmüller/Kröger/Klier +9

Park Linné / kister scheithauer gross architekten

01:00 - 29 May, 2014
Park Linné /  kister scheithauer gross architekten, © Yohan Zerdoun
© Yohan Zerdoun

© Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun +8

  • Architects

  • Location

    Eupener Straße, 50933 Cologne, Germany
  • Design/responsible partner

    Prof. Johannes Kister
  • Design Team

    Ruth Hofmann, Astrid Kunz, Magdalena Mazurkiewicz
  • Area

    24309.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Tempelhof Airport Plans Denied by Berlin Voters

00:00 - 26 May, 2014
Tempelhof Airport Plans Denied by Berlin Voters, Tempelhof Airport as it is Today. Image © Flickr CC User Isma Monfort Vialcanet
Tempelhof Airport as it is Today. Image © Flickr CC User Isma Monfort Vialcanet

A plan to build 4,700 homes on the site of Berlin's Tempelhof Airport was blocked by voters this weekend. The airport, which was built in the 1920s and has a long history as a key site during World War Two and the Cold War, was closed in 2008 and there has since been a debate over what to with the vast site, including a 2011 competition to transform it into a park and other facilities, and an outlandish unofficial plan in 2009 to create a 1km high mountain on the site.

However perhaps the the most popular idea has also been the simplest: in 2010, the airport was opened to the public without any changes, and become an impromptu urban park popular with kite-flyers and roller-bladers who circle the site's runways.

Read on for more on the story

Bauhaus Masters' Houses Restored, Now Open to Public

00:00 - 23 May, 2014
Bauhaus Masters' Houses Restored, Now Open to Public, The newly renovated Gropius House. Image courtesy of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. Image © Christoph Rokitta
The newly renovated Gropius House. Image courtesy of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. Image © Christoph Rokitta

The Bauhaus school of design has made an indelible mark on the world of architecture, one that is still felt almost seventy years after its closing. After moving the school from Weimar to Dessau in 1925 to avoid confrontation with the Nazis, founder Walter Gropius designed a series of semi-detached homes for the design masters teaching at the Bauhaus. This small neighborhood, nestled in a pine forest near the school building itself, was an idyllic home for the likes of Lyonel Feininger, Oskar Schlemmer, and Gropius himself. They were abandoned in the 1930s as Germany plunged into war, and suffered years of damage from military conflict and neglect. Renovations to the houses began in 1990, and now, 24 years later, the Bauhaus meisterhäuser have been completely reopened.