Living Levels / nps tchoban voss

03:00 - 6 November, 2015
© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mühlenstraße 60, 10243 Berlin, Germany
  • Chief Project Architect

    Philipp Bauer; Karsten Waldschmidt (Project Management, building application)
  • Architects

    Christoph Heimermann, Kenan Ozan, Anja Schroth, Stephan Luda-Scharping
  • Area

    8700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +14

Büro Ole Scheeren Expands with New Offices in Berlin and Bangkok

12:00 - 4 November, 2015
MahaNakhon tower in Thailand. Image © OMA / Büro Ole Scheeren 2009
MahaNakhon tower in Thailand. Image © OMA / Büro Ole Scheeren 2009

Hong Kong- and Beijing-based Büro Ole Scheeren is expanding with the opening of two new offices in Berlin and Bangkok. As its founder, German architect Ole Scheeren says, the expansion will extend the practice's range of work with projects in Europe and North America. "Büro Ole Scheeren’s Berlin studio will act as a European base for work across the western hemisphere, while Büro Ole Scheeren in Bangkok, together with its subsidiary HLS, is charged with the further design development and construction supervision of the MahaNakhon tower, soon to be completed as Thailand’s tallest skyscraper," says the practice. 

pano BORT & KAFFEE / DITTEL | ARCHITEKTEN GmbH

15:00 - 3 November, 2015
© Martin Baitinger
© Martin Baitinger

© Martin Baitinger  © Martin Baitinger  © Martin Baitinger  © Martin Baitinger  +9

AD Classics: New German Parliament, Reichstag / Foster + Partners

05:00 - 2 November, 2015
© Matthew Field, licensed under GFDL 1.2 via Commons
© Matthew Field, licensed under GFDL 1.2 via Commons

As Norman Foster describes in his firm’s monograph, Foster 40, “Our transformation of the Reichstag is rooted in four related issues: the Bundestag’s significance as a democratic forum, an understanding of history, a commitment to public accessibility and a vigorous environmental agenda.”[1] Foster’s description sounds straightforward enough, but the process of creating the New German Parliament at the Reichstag was only the latest entry in the long, complex, and contentious history of the building.

House in Wilhermsdorf / René Rissland + Peter Dürschinger

08:00 - 1 November, 2015
© Simone Ottinger
© Simone Ottinger

© Simone Ottinger © Simone Ottinger © Simone Ottinger © Simone Ottinger +22

HENN Designs Clover-Shaped Innovation Center for Merck Headquarters in Germany

08:00 - 29 October, 2015
Courtesy of HENN
Courtesy of HENN

HENN has broken ground on the Innovation Center at pharmaceutical company Merck's corporate headquarters and factory in Darmstadt, Germany

The new Center follows the site’s pre-established master plan, also designed by HENN, placing the new building complex between two existing company buildings and at the end of what is to become a spacious public square.

Courtesy of HENN Courtesy of HENN Courtesy of HENN Courtesy of HENN +16

Pop Up Box: A Customizable Retail Space in Germany

08:00 - 24 October, 2015

DITTEL | ARCHITEKTEN GmbH has created Pop Up Box, a convertible retail space located in a shopping center in Stuttgart, Germany. With its cube design, the Box serves as a self-contained, customizable presentation area, where retailers can move three of the four pieces to create his or her own sales space.

Öhringen Petting Zoo / Kresings Architektur

09:00 - 21 October, 2015
© Roman Mensing
© Roman Mensing

© Roman Mensing © Roman Mensing © Roman Mensing © Roman Mensing +22

Germany’s Karlsruhe Palace Becomes the Backdrop for this Stunning Video Mapping Project

06:00 - 20 October, 2015

The ruestungsschmie.de architectural collective has shared with us their latest video mapping project on the façade of the Karlsruhe Palace in Karlsruhe, Germany. Designed to celebrate the city’s 300-year anniversary, the projection illuminates all 300 meters of the building’s façade.

The Karlsruhe Palace is the architectural and urban center of the city, from which 32 streets stem out, structuring the urban design of Karlsruhe. This unique city design served as part of the inspiration behind the audiovisual work. The project was created in partnership with Sound Selektor, who composed the soundtrack using only noises recorded from inside the castle, including doors, switches, stairs and the sounds of specific exhibits. 

Grimmwelt / kadawittfeldarchitektur

09:00 - 19 October, 2015
© Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter +35

Audi Motor Show 2015 / SCHMIDHUBER

09:00 - 12 October, 2015
© Andreas Keller
© Andreas Keller

© Andreas Keller © Andreas Keller © Andreas Keller © Andreas Keller +11

Shaping Research / KSG Architekten

15:00 - 8 October, 2015
© Yohan Zerdoun
© Yohan Zerdoun

© Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun +22

TBZ Cologne / SSP SchürmannSpannel

02:00 - 7 October, 2015
© Jörg Hempel Photodesign
© Jörg Hempel Photodesign

© Jörg Hempel Photodesign © Robert Mehl © Jörg Hempel Photodesign © Robert Mehl +18

PHÄNOMENTA Science Centre / KKW Architekten + WERNER Bauingenieure + formTL

05:00 - 2 October, 2015
© Carsten Kramer
© Carsten Kramer

© Alexander Ring © Alexander Ring © E-Komm IT & Kommunikation © beier+wellach projekte +25

Poor But Sexy / Hagar Abiri

02:00 - 2 October, 2015
© Diane Adam
© Diane Adam

© Diane Adam © Diane Adam © Diane Adam © Diane Adam +29

In Pursuit of Antiquity: Drawings by the Giants of British Neo-Classicism

23:00 - 27 September, 2015
Presentation drawing for the proposed rebuilding of Downing Street with two Triumphal Arches in perspective. Pencil, pen and ink, watercolor & bodycolor ca. 1827
Presentation drawing for the proposed rebuilding of Downing Street with two Triumphal Arches in perspective. Pencil, pen and ink, watercolor & bodycolor ca. 1827

Tchoban Foundation Museum for Architectural Drawing is hosting its second exhibition from Sir John Soane's Museum, showing masterpieces of British Neoclassicism. The exhibition illustrates the ambition of leading British architects of the late 18th century who strove to create new architecture in the Classical tradition that could compete – in terms of public works, private houses, mausolea, interior detail and even furnishings - with the glories of the Ancient World.

Bauhaus Museum Finalist Acts as a Gate Between City and Park

08:00 - 27 September, 2015
Building Facade Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Guerra De Rossa Arquitectos + Pedro Livni Arquitecto
Building Facade Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Guerra De Rossa Arquitectos + Pedro Livni Arquitecto

Replicating the corner of Friedrichstrabe and Kavalierstrabe, Guerra De Rossa Arquitectos and Pedro Livni Arquitecto's entry for the Dessau Bauhaus Museum is organized as an L, suspended above ground to create a passage and meeting space in the park in which it’s situated. The monolithic volume, built in reinforced concrete, acts as a single gesture, emphasizing its weight. Read more about this entry after the break.

Exhibition: "After Schengen"

23:00 - 26 September, 2015
Nickelsdorf - Hegyeshalom A-H (Border between Austria and Hungary)
Nickelsdorf - Hegyeshalom A-H (Border between Austria and Hungary)

This exhibition shows 16 pictures of "After Schengen" a series from Spanish photographer Ignacio Evangelista. The "After Schengen" project shows old border crossing points between different states in the European Union. After the Schengen agreement, most of these old checkpoints remained abandoned and out of service, allowing us to gaze into the past from the present. It causes many reflections, especially at a moment in which the EU project is severely discussed.