URBAN AGENCY Unveils Proposal for Kronberg School of Music

14:00 - 15 August, 2015
URBAN AGENCY Unveils Proposal for Kronberg School of Music, Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of URBAN AGENCY
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of URBAN AGENCY

URBAN AGENCY, BEM Architects and bbz have unveiled their proposal for the Kronberg School of Music, in Kronberg, Germany, which includes a music chamber, music school and hotel. Developed as an invited competition entry, the project aims to enhance the area around the Kronberg train station and act as a new “gate” to the city, designed to blend into the forecourt of the station.

Haus S / Behnisch Architekten

05:00 - 15 August, 2015
Haus S / Behnisch Architekten, © David Matthiessen for Behnisch Architekten
© David Matthiessen for Behnisch Architekten

© David Matthiessen for Behnisch Architekten © David Matthiessen for Behnisch Architekten © David Matthiessen for Behnisch Architekten © David Matthiessen for Behnisch Architekten +24

Zum Goldenen Hirschen Office Extension / schöne räume architektur innenarchitektur

15:00 - 13 August, 2015
Zum Goldenen Hirschen Office Extension / schöne räume architektur innenarchitektur, © Oliver Tamagnini
© Oliver Tamagnini

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Exhibition: Paul Schneider von Esleben – The Legacy of Postwar Modernism

10:30 - 13 August, 2015
Exhibition: Paul Schneider von Esleben – The Legacy of Postwar Modernism, Rochuskirche / Paul Schneider von Esleben. Image © Thomas Mayer
Rochuskirche / Paul Schneider von Esleben. Image © Thomas Mayer

On 23 August, 2015 Paul Schneider von Esleben would have turned 100. With his projects he emphatically shaped the post-War architecture of West Germany until well into the 1970s. In North Rhine-Westphalia in particular he left behind a series of buildings that reflect the developments in architectural history in the first 20 years after the war. Von Esleben viewed buildings as gesamtkunstwerke, which he designed down to the last detail, be it art on the buildings or the furnishings inside.

Sonnenhof / J. MAYER H. Architects

03:00 - 13 August, 2015
Sonnenhof / J. MAYER H. Architects, © David Franck
© David Franck
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sonnenhof 9, 07743 Jena, Germany
  • Design Team

    Christoph Emenlauer, Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Christian Paelmke, Max Reinhardt, Jan-Christoph Stockebrand
  • Project Architects

    Jens Seiffert
  • Area

    9555.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© David Franck © David Franck © David Franck © David Franck +25

Science Park Kassel / Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten

03:00 - 12 August, 2015
Science Park Kassel / Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten, © Eibe Soennecken
© Eibe Soennecken

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DnA Podcast Asks: Can Berlin's Group Housing be a Model for LA?

08:00 - 10 August, 2015
DnA Podcast Asks: Can Berlin's Group Housing be a Model for LA?, R50 in Berlin, Germany. Image © Andrew Alberts
R50 in Berlin, Germany. Image © Andrew Alberts

The latest episode of KCRW's podcast, “Design and Architecture” (DnA), explores whether the Baugruppen, a co-housing model in Berlin, could work in Los Angeles. Produced by Frances Anderton and Caroline Chamberlain, the episode looks at how LA residents and Berliners have approached the same problem of affordable living space. The Baugruppen (“building groups”) are communities of homes where you can choose who to live with and share the development costs. After visiting R50, a Baugruppe complex by firms Heide & Von Beckerath and IFAU, co-principals Christoph Schmidt and Verena von Beckerath explained the process of collaborative design that came with building the 19 households of R50. Listen to the whole podcast here.

Great British Buildings: Pear Tree House, London

19:30 - 7 August, 2015
Great British Buildings: Pear Tree House, London, Pear Tree House, Photographer: Nick Worley
Pear Tree House, Photographer: Nick Worley

An exclusive architect-led, behind the scenes talk and tour of this RIBA London Award winning family home by Edgley Design. Discover the stories behind the building, what inspired the architect and what it means to have won this prize.

An Entire House is “Pulled by the Roots” in Leandro Erlich’s Latest Exhibition

06:00 - 7 August, 2015
Courtesy of ZKM
Courtesy of ZKM

Argentine artist Leandro Erlich has created “Pulled by the Roots” – a massive construction crane carrying an entire house mid-air over the Karlsruhe Market Place in Karlsruhe, Germany. With a root system dangling from beneath it, the house takes its title literally. Read more about this sculpture installation after the break.

Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing / Hammeskrause Architects

15:00 - 5 August, 2015
© Juergen Schmidt
© Juergen Schmidt

© Joern Lehmann Courtesy of Hammeskrause Architects © Joern Lehmann Courtesy of Hammeskrause Architects +11

DLR Robotics and Mechatronics Center / Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten

02:00 - 4 August, 2015
DLR Robotics and Mechatronics Center / Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten, © Henning Koepke
© Henning Koepke

© Henning Koepke © Henning Koepke © Henning Koepke © Henning Koepke +20

Architecture Pavilion / gmp Architekten

02:00 - 3 August, 2015
Architecture Pavilion / gmp Architekten, © Hans-Georg Esch
© Hans-Georg Esch

© Hans-Georg Esch © Hans-Georg Esch © Hans-Georg Esch © Hans-Georg Esch +13

GERBER / Ippolito Fleitz Group

05:00 - 2 August, 2015
GERBER / Ippolito Fleitz Group, Courtesy of Ippolito Fleitz Group
Courtesy of Ippolito Fleitz Group

Courtesy of Ippolito Fleitz Group Courtesy of Ippolito Fleitz Group Courtesy of Ippolito Fleitz Group Courtesy of Ippolito Fleitz Group +27

Kinderkrippe Pollenfeld / KÜHNLEIN Architektur

05:00 - 26 July, 2015
Kinderkrippe Pollenfeld / KÜHNLEIN Architektur, © Erich Spahn
© Erich Spahn

© Erich Spahn © Erich Spahn © Erich Spahn © Erich Spahn +16

Exhibition: "Lines of Thoughts" Meinhard von Gerkan - 50 Years of Architecture in Sketches and Drawings

18:00 - 21 July, 2015
Exhibition: "Lines of Thoughts" Meinhard von Gerkan - 50 Years of Architecture in Sketches and Drawings

Together with his partners, Meinhard von Gerkan has written architectural history over the past 50 years: the practice started life with a drum roll, with the Berlin-Tegel Airport being the first project; today, over 380 projects have been completed.

To this day, von Gerkan develops his designs with the help of sketches. On the occasion of the 50-year anniversary of gmp – Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners and von Gerkan’s 80th birthday, the "Lines of Thoughts" exhibition in the newly built Architecture Pavilion at Elbchaussee presents selected projects from his archive, which includes well over 3,000 architectural sketches, in order to illustrate how his projects develop.

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2014-15 / ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart

11:00 - 20 July, 2015
ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2014-15  / ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart, Courtesy of ICD ITKE
Courtesy of ICD ITKE
  • Architects

  • Location

    Universität Stuttgart, Keplerstraße 11, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Area

    40.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ICD ITKE

Courtesy of ICD ITKE Courtesy of ICD ITKE Courtesy of ICD ITKE Courtesy of ICD ITKE +29

Exhibition: NORIHIKO DAN Symbiotic Thoughts of Architecture

02:30 - 20 July, 2015
Exhibition: NORIHIKO DAN Symbiotic Thoughts of Architecture, Norihiko Dan exhibition at Architekturgalerie München, Credits: Saskia Wehler
Norihiko Dan exhibition at Architekturgalerie München, Credits: Saskia Wehler

A concrete tree trunk growing in the middle of a commercial street in Tokyo, an airport terminal that looks almost like a bird’s wing, a skyscraper facade that seems to move like ocean waves, a visitors’ center perfectly integrated into the landscape of Taiwan’s largest lake – nature is everpresent in Japanese architect Norihiko Dan’s buildings. His architecture never stands alone, for Dan always seeks symbiosis; this appears in his combination of geometric-archetypical with organic forms, in his urban planning projects, which bring submerged historic and cultural identities back to light, as well as in the ecological orientation of his buildings. With dramatic contrasts in architectural language and choice of materials Norihiko Dan insistently calls for a relationship between human beings and their surroundings.

Superstudio- and Lebbeus Woods-Inspired Projections Light Up the Karlsruhe Palace

12:17 - 17 July, 2015

As part of the ongoing festivities celebrating Karlsruhe's 300th anniversary (KA300), the German city's central palace is being illuminated nightly with projections inspired by Italian 70s architecture group Superstudio and Lebbeus Woods. The elaborate installation, the Schlosslichtspiele is showcasing the work of nine prominent artists and artist groups - all of whom uniquely explore the "depths and shallows" of the Karlsruhe Palace with their visual art.

Read on to watch a video of the projections.