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Villa S / Ian Shaw Architekten BDA RIBA

© Felix Krumbholz Photography © Felix Krumbholz Photography © Felix Krumbholz Photography © Felix Krumbholz Photography

Messe Frankfurt – Tor Nord / Ingo Schrader Architekt

Courtesy of Ingo Schrader © Christian Richters Courtesy of Ingo Schrader © Christian Richters

Munich Botanical Garden Entrance Building / Kunze Seeholzer

© Jann Averwerser © Jann Averwerser © Jann Averwerser © Herbert Stolz

Video: Bach Comes to Life within the Walls of Peter Zumthor's Bruder Klaus Field Chapel

Take a moment to enjoy German-Korean musician Isang Enders play Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 within the sacred, charred interior of Peter Zumthor’s Bruder Klaus Field Chapel.

8,000 Illuminated Balloons to Mark 9-Mile Stretch of Berlin Wall

25 years ago on November 9, East German protesters torn down the Berlin Wall. To commemorate this moment, the German capital plans to line the wall’s original 9-mile stretch with 8,000 illuminated, white balloons. The installation, named lichtgrenze or “light frontier,” will be open November 7. On the 9th, the balloons will be simultaneously released into the air to music provided by the Staatskapelle Berlin orchestra. 

MVRDV Selected to Design "Hafenspitze" Office Towers in Mainz

MVRDV, together with Munich-based morePlatz, have been selected among seven teams in an international competition to design two office buildings in Mainz, Germany. The five- and eleven-story “Hafenspitze” structures are expected to spearhead the transformation of the former Zollhafen industrial harbor, which plans to become a new mixed-use city quarter over the coming decades. 

More about the towers' design, after the break.

Video: Jan Wurm and Lukas Verlage Discuss Arup’s “Solarleaf”

In this video from Zumtobel Group, Jan Wurm of Arup Deutschland GmbH and Lukas Verlage, CEO of Colt International GmbH, discuss the unique technological developments in “Solarleaf,” which recently won first prize in the Zumtobel Group Award’s Applied Innovations category. In addition to functioning as an effective shading system, this façade system uses solar panels to produce energy from algae to provide a new source of sustainable energy.

Kleinerdrei / PARAT

  • Architects: PARAT
  • Location: Eifflerstraße 43, 22769 Hamburg, Germany
  • Corporate Identity: Carolin Rauen
  • Area: 200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: mfruscella & dmanduzio

© mfruscella & dmanduzio © mfruscella & dmanduzio © mfruscella & dmanduzio © mfruscella & dmanduzio

House Krailling / Unterlandstättner Architekten

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Black Forest / Stocker Dewes Architekten

  • Architects: Stocker Dewes Architekten
  • Location: Freiburg, Germany
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Yohan Zerdoun

© Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun

Apartments Charlotte / Michels Architekturbüro

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher

Rock on a Slope / Unterlandstättner Architekten

© Michael Heinrich
© Michael Heinrich
  • Architects: Unterlandstättner Architekten
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Design Team: Meike Kübel, Anke Göckelmann, Telemach Rieff
  • Area: 120.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Michael Heinrich

© Michael Heinrich © Michael Heinrich © Michael Heinrich © Michael Heinrich

Kindergarten and Day Care Center “Kunterbunt” / Ecker Architekten

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González

UNStudio Brings Interactive Exhibit to Munich: Motion Matters 4.0

The evening of October 6th marks the grand opening of UNStudio's new exhibit, Motion Matters 4.0 at the Architektur Galerie in Munich. The opening ceremonies will coincide with the first day of the Expo Real International Trade Fair for Property and Investment and include a welcome speech by the Dutch Consul General Peter Vermeij, followed by an introductory talk about the exhibit from UNStudio co-founder and principal Ben van Berkel.

Loft ESN / Ippolito Fleitz Group

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun

New Trianel Headquarters / gmp architekten

Courtesy of gmp architekten
Courtesy of gmp architekten
  • Architects: gmp architekten
  • Location: Aachen, Germany
  • Design: Volkwin Marg and Christian Hoffmann with Marek Nowak
  • Project Management – Competition: Marek Nowak with Olaf Peters
  • Competition Team: Sebastian Möller, Christoph Salentin, Tobias Unterberg
  • Project Management – Detailed Design : Tobias Unterberg
  • Detailed Design Team: Clemens Dost, Irina Stoyanova, Sarah Coenes, Christoph Salentin
  • Client: Trianel GmbH
  • Area: 6300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of gmp architekten

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