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Download High Resolution World City Maps for CAD

12:00 - 12 April, 2017

Mapacad is a website that offers downloads of .dwgs of dozens of cities. With 200 metropolises in their database, the founders have shared a set of their most-downloaded cities.  

The files contain closed polyline layers for buildings, streets, highways, city limits, and geographical data--all ready for use in CAD programs like Autocad, Rhino, BricsCad and SketchUp. 

Healing Through Design - HENN and C.F. Møller's Competition-Winning Hospital for RWTH Aachen

16:00 - 8 April, 2017
Healing Through Design - HENN and C.F. Møller's Competition-Winning Hospital for RWTH Aachen, The competition called for the expansion of an existing listed 1970's hospital. Image Courtesy of HENN + C.F. Møller Architects
The competition called for the expansion of an existing listed 1970's hospital. Image Courtesy of HENN + C.F. Møller Architects

HENN and C.F. Møller Architects, of Berlin and Aarhus respectively, have jointly won an international competition to extend the iconic University Hospital RWTH Aachen in Germany. The winning entry, chosen amongst twelve others, responds to RWTH Aachen's existing listed 1970’s hospital with a partially-underground extension embedded in the landscape, seeking to minimize visual impact whilst creating lush green parkland for patients, staff, and the public.

The building's submerged massing allows for rooftop green space. Image Courtesy of HENN + C.F. Møller Architects The building provides ample natural light despite being partially embedded in the landscape. Image Courtesy of HENN + C.F. Møller Architects A public entrance features considered views across green parkland. Image Courtesy of HENN + C.F. Møller Architects The building provides ample natural light despite being partially embedded in the landscape. Image Courtesy of HENN + C.F. Møller Architects +10

Innovation Center 2.0 / SCOPE Architekten

03:00 - 31 March, 2017
Innovation Center 2.0 / SCOPE Architekten, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun       © Zooey Braun       © Zooey Braun       © Zooey Braun       +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Konrad-Zuse-Ring 10, 14469 Potsdam, Germany
  • Architects in Charge

    Oliver Kettenhofen, Mike Herud
  • Area

    5400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Greiner Headquarter / f m b architekten

03:00 - 28 March, 2017
Greiner Headquarter / f m b architekten, © Brigida González
© Brigida González

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González +57

Fos Bos / Kyncl Schaller Architekten

15:00 - 27 March, 2017
Fos Bos / Kyncl Schaller Architekten, © KSA Architekten
© KSA Architekten

© KSA Architekten © KSA Architekten © KSA Architekten © KSA Architekten +30

Why Herzog & de Meuron's Hamburg Elbphilharmonie Is Worth Its $900 Million Price Tag

09:30 - 26 March, 2017
Why Herzog & de Meuron's Hamburg Elbphilharmonie Is Worth Its $900 Million Price Tag, Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the Elbphilharmonie is a unique presence in Hamburg’s cityscape. Image © Maxim Schulz
Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the Elbphilharmonie is a unique presence in Hamburg’s cityscape. Image © Maxim Schulz

This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Will Elbphilharmonie Be Hamburg’s Guggenheim?"

So much has already been written about Hamburg’s undeniably excellent Elbphilharmonie, which formally opened in January but has been publicly accessible, in part, since November. The chatter has mostly revolved around the same two talking points—the building’s on-the-tip-of-your-tongue shape and its fantastic price tag. In addressing the former, critics have called attention to the hall’s resemblance to an iceberg, an outcrop, a ship, circus tents, or the Sydney Opera House. And as for the costs, totaling $900 million, they point out how the project hemorrhaged cash, even if they have inadvertently exaggerated the figures. Having momentarily lost control of the narrative, the city felt compelled to set the record straight in time for the inaugural performance: The building cost just three—not ten!—times the initial budget.

The building’s facade incorporates 2,200 flat and curved panes, which contain millions of chrome-coated dots that reduce solar gain. Image © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan The walls of the main auditorium are covered in what the architects call a “white skin” made up of 10,000 gypsum fiberglass panels. Image © Iwan Baan The red-brick base, which was previously a warehouse for cocoa, contains various facilities, including a garage and a music education center, while the upper glass volume comprises luxury apartments and a hotel and spa, in addition to the new music venues. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron +11

Herz Jesu Parish Hall / bodensteiner · fest

09:00 - 25 March, 2017
Herz Jesu Parish Hall / bodensteiner · fest, © Florian Holzherr
© Florian Holzherr

© Florian Holzherr Courtesy of bodensteiner · fest © Florian Holzherr © Florian Holzherr +24

RS29 / Ecker Architekten

09:00 - 23 March, 2017
RS29 / Ecker Architekten, © Brigida González
© Brigida González

© Brigida González  © Brigida González  © Brigida González  © Brigida González  +36

One of Oscar Niemeyer's Final Designs Will Be Completed Posthumously in Germany

15:05 - 21 March, 2017
One of Oscar Niemeyer's Final Designs Will Be Completed Posthumously in Germany

One of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer’s final designs, a 12-meter-diameter glass and concrete sphere perched on the corner of a factory building, is set to be completed in Leipzig, Germany, reports Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (Central German Broadcasting, MDR).

Hochschule für Technik / Berger Röcker

05:00 - 20 March, 2017
Hochschule für Technik / Berger Röcker, © Oliver Rieger Photography
© Oliver Rieger Photography

© Oliver Rieger Photography © Niels Schubert Fotograf © Oliver Rieger Photography © Niels Schubert Fotograf +25

This Photographer Brightens Up Mundane German Architecture with a Jolt of Color

14:00 - 17 March, 2017

In any city across the world, there are countless examples of unsung architecture – well-designed if inoffensive buildings that strive to please by not standing out from the crowd. For German photographer Paul Eis, these buildings provide the perfect canvas for his work. Displayed on his Instagram account, the_architecture_photographer, Eis captures these buildings in their best light, and then digitally adds in bright colors, elevating these structures from mundane to magnificent.

Solera Supermarket / Masquespacio

15:00 - 15 March, 2017
Solera Supermarket / Masquespacio, © Luis Beltran
© Luis Beltran

© Luis Beltran © Luis Beltran © Luis Beltran © Luis Beltran +17

This System of “Superhighways” Creates a More Bicycle-Friendly Berlin

06:00 - 13 March, 2017
This System of “Superhighways” Creates a More Bicycle-Friendly Berlin, Courtesy of Flicker User Andreas Levers, Creative Commons
Courtesy of Flicker User Andreas Levers, Creative Commons

Amongst many things, Europe is known for some of the world’s most bicycle-friendly cities, offering safe and convenient travel routes for its two-wheeled commuters. Berlin, however, does not sit high on this list, but in an effort to address this, a new plan for a system of bicycle “superhighways” is undergoing implementation, incentivising cycling as an efficient means of transport.

Studies commissioned by Berlin’s Senate Department for the Environment, Transport, and Climate Protection looked into 30 possible bike paths, covering stretches of at least 5km. Of these, 12 have been selected as future superhighways, intended to be completely separated from other vehicles on the road.

BIOBANK / HEIDE & VON BECKERATH

10:00 - 11 March, 2017
BIOBANK  / HEIDE & VON BECKERATH, © Andrew Alberts
© Andrew Alberts

© Andrew Alberts              © Andrew Alberts              © Andrew Alberts              © Andrew Alberts              +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Robert-Rössle-Straße 10, 13125 Berlin, Germany
  • Architects in Charge

    Verena von Beckerath, Tim Heide
  • Area

    239.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Frank Gehry Discusses the Design Behind his Recently Completed Concert Hall in Berlin

12:15 - 10 March, 2017
Frank Gehry Discusses the Design Behind his Recently Completed Concert Hall in Berlin, © Volker Kreidler. Courtesy of Pierre Boulez Saal
© Volker Kreidler. Courtesy of Pierre Boulez Saal

“If it hadn’t been for Frank Gehry, we would have made a simple, straightforward concert hall where students play concerts. But if the space is there, and somebody so gifted, like him, is prepared to do that, then of course you have to do that” - Daniel Barenboim, Founder, Pierre Boulez Saal.

In this Facebook video, Frank Gehry discusses the circumstances of his most recently-completed project, the Pierre Boulez Saal concert hall in Berlin, and the significance of contributing a new venue to Berlin’s historic musical scene.

© Volker Kreidler. Courtesy of Pierre Boulez Saal © Volker Kreidler. Courtesy of Pierre Boulez Saal © Volker Kreidler. Courtesy of Pierre Boulez Saal © Volker Kreidler. Courtesy of Pierre Boulez Saal +17

Wohnhaus am Hainerweg / JOP Architekten

05:00 - 10 March, 2017
Wohnhaus am Hainerweg  / JOP Architekten, © Richard Pflaume
© Richard Pflaume

© Richard Pflaume © Richard Pflaume © Richard Pflaume © Richard Pflaume +30

The Unbuilt Nazi Pantheon: Unpacking Albert Speer's "Volkshalle"

04:00 - 8 March, 2017
The Unbuilt Nazi Pantheon: Unpacking Albert Speer's "Volkshalle", Ullstein Bild/Getty Images. Image Courtesy of Laurence King Publishing
Ullstein Bild/Getty Images. Image Courtesy of Laurence King Publishing

According to Albert Speer, Hitler’s ambitious architect and all-too-capable Minister of Armaments and War Production, the final performance by the Berlin Philharmonic before this distinguished orchestra abandoned Berlin in May 1945 opened with Brünnhilde’s last aria—the vengeful valkyrie sings of setting fire to Valhalla—and the finale from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung

Elytra Filament Pavilion / ICD-ITKE University of Stuttgart

15:00 - 7 March, 2017
Elytra Filament Pavilion / ICD-ITKE University of Stuttgart, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +18