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Spotlight: Gottfried Böhm

04:00 - 23 January, 2017
Spotlight: Gottfried Böhm, AD Classics: Neviges Mariendom. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
AD Classics: Neviges Mariendom. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

The career of Gottfried Böhm (born January 23, 1920) spans from simple to complex and from sacred to secular, but has always maintained a commitment to understanding its surroundings. In 1986, Böhm was awarded the eighth Pritzker Prize for what the jury described as his "uncanny and exhilarating marriage" of architectural elements from past and present. Böhm's unique use of materials, as well as his rejection of historical emulation, have made him an influential force in Germany and abroad.

11 Artists Visualize Tchoban Voss Projects in "Images from Berlin" Exhibition

17:00 - 20 January, 2017
11 Artists Visualize Tchoban Voss Projects in "Images from Berlin" Exhibition, Courtesy of Tchoban Voss Architekten
Courtesy of Tchoban Voss Architekten

Towering like an infinite mountain of stone, a building devoid of windows and doors is hand-drawn in the tradition of the old masters. Elsewhere, colored strips of tape address the same project, visualized as a sequence of stacked layers. In yet another image, this time presented in a more realistic style, the cityscape is framed by two men gazing out at the viewer with a grin.

It’s a daring experiment that Tchoban Voss Architekten undertake in their exhibition “Images from Berlin.” Instead of presenting their projects with the usual means, they have delegated this task to 11 visual artists. The aforementioned works stem from a confrontation by Gottfried Müller and Valery Koshlyakov with the Museum for Architectural Drawing. Meanwhile, the Living Levels are approached by the duo Vrubel & Timofeeva as an everyday urban environment.

Fly Through Herzog & de Meuron's Hamburg Elbphilharmonie at 2 Different Speeds

12:00 - 14 January, 2017
Fly Through Herzog & de Meuron's Hamburg Elbphilharmonie at 2 Different Speeds, Screenshot via video
Screenshot via video

In preparation for their grand opening on January 11/12, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg has released an interactive drone video that lets you experience the Herzog & de Meuron-designed building at two different speeds: adagio and presto (slow or fast). Using the spacebar to switch between speeds, the footage takes you on a tour up the curving escalator, on to the elevated terrace, around the building and finally into the main concert hall, where the drones meet back up in a dramatic finish.

10 Traditional Festivals Around the World: A Good Excuse to See New Architecture

09:30 - 13 January, 2017

We experience our cities daily through ordinary acts, whether it’s commuting, looking for a quiet place, having lunch downtown, or even exercising. However, one of the most exceptional ways to experience the different roles of a city's urban space is through traditional festivals, rooted in local cultures presented through different clothing, culinary arts, dances and other arts.

Through these festivals, one can see the uses and the demands of the urban public space, in which cultural actions offer new ways to take over the city - at a time when the streets are no longer just a transit space and become a space of leisure and residence, overtaken by a different atmosphere.

New cultures are built on new practices. Through travel, architects can expand their repertoire and gain new influences for their projects. Here, we take a look at some traditional festivals around the world that serve as a good excuse to unveil new ways of thinking about a city and, as a result, to see great architectural works.

This German House Sheds Excess to Provide Peace and Clarity

08:00 - 12 January, 2017
This German House Sheds Excess to Provide Peace and Clarity, © Reimund Braun
© Reimund Braun

Designed by Düsseldorf-based interior architecture practice Falkenberg Innenarchitektur, House Rheder II is designed as a serene retreat, shedding inessential features and integrating itself within the natural landscape. Framing views of the idyllic greenery of East Westfalia and gentle waters of the river Nethe, the project aims to dissolve the chaos of modern life.

"In a time of excess we have built a house that makes the essentials tangible," said the client. "It should not be big and important, but small and correct."

© Reimund Braun © Thomas Mayer © Reimund Braun © Reimund Braun +10

Herzog & de Meuron Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Finally Celebrates Grand Opening

16:00 - 11 January, 2017
Herzog & de Meuron Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Finally Celebrates Grand Opening , © Thies Rätzke
© Thies Rätzke

Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Germany has opened after 16 years of planning and construction, which was held back by financial and legal issues. The grand opening of the concert hall, taking place on January 11 and 12, 2017, features inaugural concerts and a light display on the façade of the building.

As Hamburg’s newest cultural destination, the building was inaugurated by German Federal President Joachim Gauck, Mayor of Hamburg Olaf Scholz, architect Jacques Herzog from Herzog & de Meuron, and General and Artistic Director Christoph Lieben-Seutter.

More than 4,500 guests from Germany and abroad will take part in the opening concerts in the Grand Hall and Recital Hall today and tomorrow, including Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, various high-ranking political and cultural leaders from around the world, and 1,000 visitors who won tickets to the event, out of 220,000 entrants from 73 countries.

© Maxim Schulz © Maxim Schulz © Maxim Schulz © Maxim Schulz +9

Zalando / Bruzkus Batek Architects

05:00 - 11 January, 2017
Zalando / Bruzkus Batek Architects, © Jens Bösenberg
© Jens Bösenberg

© Jens Bösenberg              © Jens Bösenberg              © Jens Bösenberg              © Jens Bösenberg              +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Neue Bahnhofstraße, 10245 Berlin, Germany
  • Architects in Charge

    Ester Bruzkus, Patrick Batek, Holger Duwe, Lukas De Pellegrin
  • Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Headquarter Mitsubishi Electric Europe / Kresings

02:00 - 11 January, 2017
Headquarter Mitsubishi Electric Europe / Kresings, © HG Esch Photography
© HG Esch Photography

© HG Esch Photography © HG Esch Photography © HG Esch Photography © HG Esch Photography +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mitsubishi-Electric-Platz 1, 40882 Ratingen, Germany
  • Area

    37000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Ackerstraße 29 / Tchoban Voss Architekten

03:00 - 3 January, 2017
Ackerstraße 29 / Tchoban Voss Architekten, © Werner Hutchmacher
© Werner Hutchmacher

© Werner Hutchmacher © Werner Hutchmacher © Werner Hutchmacher © Werner Hutchmacher +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ackerstraße 29, 10115 Berlin, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergei Tchoban
  • Project Team

    Kenan Ozan, Katja Fuks, Natalia von Kruechten, Anissa Landgraf
  • Project Partners

    Karsten Waldschmidt (LP 1-3), Philipp Bauer (LP 4-8)
  • Area

    3.125 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

T Concept Apartment / Itay Friedman Architects

02:00 - 31 December, 2016
T Concept Apartment / Itay Friedman Architects, © Boaz Arad
© Boaz Arad

© Boaz Arad © Boaz Arad © Boaz Arad © Boaz Arad +25

Neue Direktion Köln / kadawittfeldarchitektur

05:00 - 28 December, 2016
Neue Direktion Köln / kadawittfeldarchitektur, © Jens Kirchner
© Jens Kirchner

© Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner +15

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / Herzog & de Meuron

02:00 - 26 December, 2016
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg  / Herzog & de Meuron, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Maxim Schulz © Iwan Baan © Maxim Schulz © Iwan Baan +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1-5, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
  • Partners

    Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ascan Mergenthaler (Partner in Charge), David Koch (Partner in Charge)
  • Site Area

    10.540 m2
  • Gross Floor Area

    125.512 m2
  • Footprint

    5.745 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

50Hertz Headquarter Berlin / LOVE architecture and urbanism

09:00 - 25 December, 2016
50Hertz Headquarter Berlin  / LOVE architecture and urbanism, © HG Esch
© HG Esch

© HG Esch © HG Esch © HG Esch © HG Esch +25

State Fire Brigade School / gmp Architekten

11:00 - 22 December, 2016
State Fire Brigade School / gmp Architekten, © Marcus Bredt
© Marcus Bredt

© Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt +10

Beets and Roots Restaurant Berlin / Gonzalez Haase 


05:00 - 22 December, 2016
Beets and Roots Restaurant Berlin / Gonzalez Haase 
, © Thomas Meyer
© Thomas Meyer

© Thomas Meyer © Thomas Meyer © Thomas Meyer © Thomas Meyer +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Architects in Charge

    Judith Haase, Pierre Jorge Gonzalez
  • Project Manager

    Lea Lin Böhmer
  • Area

    72.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

SANAA's Zollverein School of Management and Design Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

16:15 - 19 December, 2016
SANAA's Zollverein School of Management and Design Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

SANAA's Zollverein School of Management and Design in Essen, Germany, is a perfect 35 meter-cube. The building's dominant presence, which is particularly striking amid its suburban context, extends to the interior spaces. The architects felt "that exceptional ceiling heights were appropriate for the educational spaces, particularly for the studio level that occupies an entire slab of the structure." Indeed, this production floor is "an unusually lofty and fully flexible space," enclosed only by the external structural walls. Photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has visited the building, which was completed in 2010, to capture a fresh view on this seminal project.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu +63

Kunst in Weidingen / AXT Architekten

04:00 - 16 December, 2016
Kunst in Weidingen  / AXT Architekten, © Chibi Moku
© Chibi Moku

© Chibi Moku © Chibi Moku © Chibi Moku © Chibi Moku +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Weidingen, Germany
  • Architects in Charge

    Anja Axt Dipl.-Ing., Dirk Axt M.Eng. Dipl-Ing.
  • Area

    8450.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Turnhalle Haiming / Almannai Fischer Architects + Harald Fuchshuber Engineer

03:00 - 15 December, 2016
Turnhalle Haiming / Almannai Fischer Architects + Harald Fuchshuber Engineer, © PK-Odessa
© PK-Odessa

© PK-Odessa © PK-Odessa © PK-Odessa © PK-Odessa +19