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Exhibition: Chiharu Shiota "Uncertain Journey"

10:35 - 17 September, 2016
Exhibition: Chiharu Shiota "Uncertain Journey", "Uncertain Journey" / Chiharu Shiota. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
"Uncertain Journey" / Chiharu Shiota. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Text via Blain|Southern. For her first exhibition with Blain|Southern, Chiharu Shiota will create a new site-specific monumental installation in the Berlin gallery, eight years after she last exhibited in her home city.

Shiota is primarily known for her immersive installations, such as The Key in the Hand, with which she represented Japan at the Venice Biennale in 2015. Weaving intricate networks of yarn, the artist creates new visual planes as if she were painting in mid-air.

The installation Uncertain Journey fills the gallery’s vast central atrium with dense webs of red yarn – seemingly growing from above, reaching down towards the skeletal hulls of boats which rest on the gallery floor below. The colour of blood, the nexus of yarn is laden with symbolism, for the artist it alludes to the interior of the body and the complex network of neural connections in the brain. Enclosed by the canopy overhead, the boat carcasses raise existential questions of fate and belonging, evoking ideas that can be as complex as the tangled yarn itself.

"Uncertain Journey" / Chiharu Shiota. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu "Uncertain Journey" / Chiharu Shiota. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu "Uncertain Journey" / Chiharu Shiota. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu "Uncertain Journey" / Chiharu Shiota. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu +19

MVRDV Wins Competition to Masterplan New Innovation Port in Hamburg

12:20 - 13 September, 2016
MVRDV Wins Competition to Masterplan New Innovation Port in Hamburg, MVRD’s masterplan foresees the development of a vast site of which hotels, conference halls, offices and start-ups, laboratories, research facilities and parking will occupy the site.. Image Courtesy of MVRDV
MVRD’s masterplan foresees the development of a vast site of which hotels, conference halls, offices and start-ups, laboratories, research facilities and parking will occupy the site.. Image Courtesy of MVRDV

MVRDV with co-architects morePlatz have won a competition to design the masterplan of the Hamburg Innovation Port, a new 70,000 square meter waterfront development that will add to the high-tech hub of Channel Hamburg in Hanse City, Hamburg. The plan for the mixed-use development uses a fusion of existing port typologies and dynamic architectural interventions to create a network of buildings containing hotels, laboratories, research facilities, offices for start-ups and a conference center.

MVRD’s masterplan foresees the development of a vast site of which hotels, conference halls, offices and start-ups, laboratories, research facilities and parking will occupy the site.. Image Courtesy of MVRDV A total surface of 70,000m2 will transform the waterways of  the Channel Hamburg development, the southern high-tech hub of Germany’s northern metropolis.. Image Courtesy of MVRDV The roofs of some buildings are partly green and partly used for terraces and solar cells.. Image Courtesy of MVRDV Part of the plan is the idea of a diverse public space in which each part has its own strong character inviting the office workers to have outside meetings and al fresco luncheons. . Image Courtesy of MVRDV +4

Institute of Mathematics - University of Karlsruhe / Ingenhoven Architects

09:00 - 13 September, 2016
Institute of Mathematics - University of Karlsruhe / Ingenhoven Architects, © Ingenhoven Architects
© Ingenhoven Architects

© Ingenhoven Architects © Ingenhoven Architects © Ingenhoven Architects © Ingenhoven Architects +15

Jordanbad Sauna Village / Jeschke Architektur&Planung

05:00 - 11 September, 2016
Jordanbad Sauna Village / Jeschke Architektur&Planung, © Sandra Wolf
© Sandra Wolf

© Sandra Wolf © Christina Jeschke © Sandra Wolf © Sandra Wolf +21

Pumping Station Mainz / SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten

02:00 - 27 August, 2016
Pumping Station Mainz / SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten, Courtesy of  SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten
Courtesy of SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten

Courtesy of  SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten Courtesy of  SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten Courtesy of  SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten Courtesy of  SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    55118 Mainz, Germany
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten

Gallery: Herzog & de Meuron's Schaudepot at the Vitra Campus Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

07:45 - 25 August, 2016
Gallery: Herzog & de Meuron's Schaudepot at the Vitra Campus Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

Earlier this summer, the Vitra Schaudepot on the Vitra Campus was officially opened. The latest in a string of structures designed by emerging and well-known architects, this gallery space is the second building by Swiss-practice Herzog & de Meuron. Conceived as "a visible storage facility" presenting a cross-section of the Vitra Design Museum's extensive collection of furniture and lighting, over 400 objects will provide "a comprehensive introduction to the history of furniture design." Featuring a café, shop and a new entrance for visitors to the museum, the building is also able to host temporary exhibitions. Photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has turned his lens to this latest addition in Weil am Rhein.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu +32

Speed Skating Arena Geisingen / SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten

05:00 - 24 August, 2016
Speed Skating Arena Geisingen / SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten, Courtesy of SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten
Courtesy of SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten

Courtesy of SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten Courtesy of SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten Courtesy of SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten Courtesy of SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Geisingen, Germany
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten

The White / NPS Tchoban Voss

05:00 - 21 August, 2016
The White / NPS Tchoban Voss, © Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stralauer Allee 5, 10245 Berlin, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergei Tchoban, nps tchoban voss
  • Project partner

    Philipp Bauer
  • Project leader

    Karsten Waldschmidt (design), Philipp Bauer (planning)
  • Area

    8572.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

GRAFT Designs WAVE, a Green Oasis Along the Berlin Waterfront

14:25 - 19 August, 2016
GRAFT Designs WAVE, a Green Oasis Along the Berlin Waterfront, © Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG
© Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG

GRAFT has designed a new residential complex, called WAVE, on a former harbor along the Spree River in Berlin, Germany. Drawing inspiration from the waterfront site, the two L-shaped buildings are situated parallel to the river and facing one another, creating an inner courtyard and providing units with views of the river and “The Molecule Men,” the iconic sculpture by artist Jonathan Borofsky.

© Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG © Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG © Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG © Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG +8

Video: Curators Discuss "Making Heimat, Arrival Country," the German Contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale

16:30 - 17 August, 2016

In this video, presented in collaboration with PLANE—SITE, the curators of the German Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale discuss their theme of “Making Heimat, Arrival Country.” The exhibition explores the current influx of refugee communities occurring in Germany, and how architecture can be used to improve the “arrival cities” where immigrants tend to settle.

BIGyard / Zanderroth Architekten

05:00 - 16 August, 2016
BIGyard  / Zanderroth Architekten, © Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

© Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Michael Feser +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany
  • Design Team

    Kirka Fietzek, Diana Gunkel, Guido Neubeck, Christian Roth, Konrad Scholz, Lutz Tinius, Sascha Zander
  • Area

    9100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Residential, Office and Hotel Building in Am Zirkus / Eike Becker Architekten

05:00 - 14 August, 2016
Residential, Office and Hotel Building in Am Zirkus / Eike Becker Architekten, © Jens Willebrand
© Jens Willebrand

© Jens Willebrand © Jens Willebrand © Jens Willebrand © Jens Willebrand +22

Peter Cook, Patrik Schumacher Lead List of Speakers at WAF 2016

11:30 - 12 August, 2016
Peter Cook, Patrik Schumacher Lead List of Speakers at WAF 2016, via World Architecture Festival
via World Architecture Festival

The program for the 2016 edition of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) has been announced. Being held from November 16-18 at the Arena Berlin, Germany, the festival will feature 3 days and 4 nights of events including conferences, lectures and seminars, architect-led city tours and networking opportunities, as well as live critiques of the 411 projects shortlisted for the 2016 WAF Awards. An all-star list of speakers will include leading architectural figures such as Patrik Schumacher, Ole Scheeren and Peter Cook.

This theme of this year’s festival is “Housing For Everyone.” Inspired by a variety of influences, markedly the condition of displaced communities of political and disaster refugees, lectures will focus on “the growing understanding of how demographics and global urbanization are forcing change; and the imperatives to create shelter at one end of the spectrum, and sufficiency for occupation and investment at the other.”

Stuttgart Airport Busterminal / Wulf Architekten

04:00 - 11 August, 2016
Stuttgart Airport Busterminal  / Wulf Architekten, © Markus Guhl for wulf architekten
© Markus Guhl for wulf architekten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Flughafenstraße, 70629 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Design Team

    Kai Bierich, Regina Brenner, Birgit Wohlfart
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

HENN Architekten Win Competition for New Building at Europe's Largest Research Campus

14:05 - 5 August, 2016
HENN Architekten Win Competition for New Building at Europe's Largest Research Campus, © HENN
© HENN

HENN Architekten has won a competition to design the new Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Building for the Technical University of Munich at the Garching research campus, which is Europe’s largest research campus. The design features four rectangular buildings encircling a central glass hall envisioned as a beacon and hub to promote interaction among students and academics.

© HENN © HENN © HENN © HENN +12

House MS / Heinrich Lessing Architekt BDA

18:00 - 4 August, 2016
House MS  / Heinrich Lessing Architekt BDA, © Achim Reissner
© Achim Reissner

Residential House / Woltereck Fitzner Architekten Bda

13:00 - 30 July, 2016
Residential House / Woltereck Fitzner Architekten Bda, © Gunther Binsack
© Gunther Binsack

© Gunther Binsack © Gunther Binsack © Gunther Binsack © Gunther Binsack +12

Siemens Headquarters / Henning Larsen Architects

03:00 - 22 July, 2016
Siemens Headquarters / Henning Larsen Architects, © Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow