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Public Music School / Wulf Architekten

  • Architects: Wulf Architekten
  • Location: Nordring, 59065 Hamm, Germany
  • Client: City of Hamm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Wulf Architekten

Courtesy of Wulf Architekten Courtesy of Wulf Architekten Courtesy of Wulf Architekten Courtesy of Wulf Architekten

DUSSELDORF / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

© Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux

Containerlove / LHVH Architekten

  • Architects: LHVH Architekten
  • Location: Kall, Eifel, Germany
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Tomas Riehle

© Tomas Riehle © Tomas Riehle © Tomas Riehle © Tomas Riehle

Video: Jewish Museum in Berlin

Since its opening in 2001, the ever inspiring Jewish Museum in Berlin has experienced the addition of the Studio Daniel Libeskind designed Glass Courtyard in 2007, and The Academy which was recently completed and opened in 2013. With the museum as the focus and inspiration driving these two recent additions, Spirit of Space took this opportunity to provide us with another look at this emotionally moving masterpiece. From the very beginning, Libeskind believed the extension to the museum was about establishing and securing an identity within Berlin, which was lost during WWII. In cinematic form, their film attempts to express the uneasy sequential essence of Libeskind’s work.

Video: Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum, Berlin / Spirit of Place

The Jewish Museum is just as emotionally moving and utterly disorienting today as it was when it first opened. Taking a fresh reflective look, Spirit of Space has produced a short film capturing moments of this singular architectural experience.  The soundscape is jarring. Shots linger with trepidation. Perceptions waver with marks of appearance and disappearance. And in cinematic form, the film attempts to express the uneasy sequential essence of Daniel Libeskind’s work.

Lake House / LHVH Architekten

© Lukas Roth © Lukas Roth © Lukas Roth © Lukas Roth

E.On Avacon / Bof Architekten

© Hagen Stier
© Hagen Stier
  • Architects: Bof Architekten
  • Location: Joachim-Campe-Straße 13, 38226 Salzgitter, Germany
  • Design Team: Lutz Schneider, Frank Keikut, Leonie Willnauer, Katrin Becker Timo Eisele, Tim Kalka, Romain Taunais, Judith Overberg
  • Area: 8436.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Hagen Stier, Thomas Lewandovski

© Hagen Stier © Hagen Stier ©  Thomas Lewandovski © Hagen Stier

Primary School in Karlsruhe / wulf architekten

  • Architects: wulf architekten
  • Location: Sengestraße, 76187 Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Colleagues: Ingmar Menzer (PL), Oliver Hasselbach, Larissa Schuster, Christopher Velz
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Brigida González

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González

Bildungszentrum Tor zur Welt / Bof Architekten

© Hagen Stier
© Hagen Stier
  • Architects: Bof Architekten
  • Location: Krieterstraße 7, 21109 Hamburg, Germany
  • Area: 22000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Hagen Stier

© Hagen Stier © Hagen Stier © Hagen Stier © Hagen Stier

Museum of Bavarian History Competition Entry / Irlenbusch von Hantelmann Architekten

Designed by Irlenbusch von Hantelmann Architekten, their proposal for the Museum of Bavarian History in Regensburg accentuates its significance through its single urban block concept. The aim of the urban layout is a sensitive implementation of the new building in the world heritage surrounding, without disregarding the importance of the museum. Therefore the historical layout with its unique alleys is continued with the new setting. More images and architects' description after the break.

PALÄON / Holzer Kobler Architekturen

  • Architects: Holzer Kobler Architekturen
  • Location: Lange Trift 1, 38364 Schöningen, Germany
  • Area: 4090.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Holzer Kobler Architekturen

Courtesy of Holzer Kobler Architekturen Courtesy of Holzer Kobler Architekturen Courtesy of Holzer Kobler Architekturen Courtesy of Holzer Kobler Architekturen

Halle A / Designliga

Courtesy of Designliga
Courtesy of Designliga
  • Architects: Designliga
  • Location: Emmy-Noether-Straße 2, 80992 Munich, Germany
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Designliga

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Museum of Bavarian History Competition Entry / Simon Takasaki Architecture + Research Studio

Aiming to seamlessly integrate into the UNESCO World Heritage site, this proposal for the Museum of Bavarian History is derived from the existing roofscape the building references to history. Designed by Simon Takasaki Architecture + Research Studio, their proposal develops a formal language which is triggered by the existing structures, overlaying the present and the future simultaneously. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AD Classics: The Einstein Tower / Erich Mendelsohn

The Einstein Tower, designed by the German architect Erich Mendelsohn, is one of the best-known examples of German expressionist architecture. Designed as an amorphic structure of reinforced concrete, Mendelsohn wanted the tower to represent as well as facilitate the study of  Einstein’s radical theory of relativity – a groundbreaking theorem of motion, light and space.

More on this expressionist monument after the break...

Photo by R. Arlt via via www.aip.de Photo by R. Arlt via via www.aip.de via www.aip.de © Gili Merin

University Building for Technical Faculty Winning Proposal / 3XN

3XN just won the first prize in the international competition for their design of the new building for the technical faculty of the German university Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW). With their vision to create an open, inspiring and social learning environment, the building is to be a lighthouse project for academic learning - an innovative and productive learning environment in which students, teachers and industry representatives can meet. More images and architects' description after the break.

Diogene / Renzo Piano

From the architect. Over the years, furniture company Vitra has made a name for itself as one of the most architecturally-enlightened companies in the world, with their renowned campus featuring buildings by Nicholas Grimshaw, Frank Gehry, Alvaro Siza, Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron and SANAA.

Now, Vitra has announced a collaboration with Renzo Piano that will bridge the gap between their sought-after furniture and their bespoke campus. Diogene, a self contained minimal living space with a floor area of just 2.5 x 3.0 meters, is billed as "Vitra's smallest building - but largest product".

More about the design of Diogene after the break

© Renzo Piano Photography by Julien Lanoo © Vitra Photography by Julien Lanoo © Vitra Photography by Julien Lanoo © Vitra

Schwäbisch Media / Wiel Arets Architects

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Location: Karlstraße 16, 88212 Ravensburg, Germany
  • Project Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Carsten Hilgendorf, Uta Böcker, Tobias Gehrke, Ramón Alvarez-Roa, Ole Hallier, Sjoerd Wilbers
  • Collaborators: Janosch Welzien, Jasper Stevens, Martin Tessarz, Tobias Bam- berg, Steffen Winkler, Carlatta Giacomin
  • Area: 13800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter

St. Sebastian Kindergarten / BOLLES+WILSON

  • Architects: BOLLES+WILSON
  • Location: Münster, Germany
  • Design Team: Anne Elshof, Christoph Lammers, Christoph Macholz
  • Construction Supervision: Klaus Kuchenbuch
  • Area: 1120.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Markus Hauschild, Ahlbrand–Dornseif + Wakonigg, Christian Richters

© Markus Hauschild © Markus Hauschild © Markus Hauschild © Markus Hauschild