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Hangar XS / Ecker Architekten

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

No Wódka / KONTENT

  • Architects: KONTENT
  • Location: Pappelallee 10, 10437 Berlin, Germany
  • Architect In Charge: Monika Ryszka, Marcin Giemza
  • Area: 86.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Zajaczkowski Photography

© Zajaczkowski Photography © Zajaczkowski Photography © Zajaczkowski Photography © Zajaczkowski Photography

"Bungalow Germania" - Germany's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

Germany's contribution to the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale scrutinizes the architecture of representation, its crisis, and potential cessation. Aside from the universal ambition of modernism to break with the past, Germany has undergone a number of decisive political and societal breaks during the last hundred years. Through the question of how the nation "(re)builds and represents itself through architecture, we are able to discuss the friction between national identity and architecture expression—however, architecture is not only a mirror to ideology, but a constituting reality and societal context."

Techstyle Haus: An 800 Square Foot Fabric House That Uses 90% Less Energy

The Rhode Island School Of Design, Brown University and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany collaborated on a passive "fabric" house for the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe (which just wrapped up this month - see the winners here). In the following article, originally published on Metropolis MagazineMartin Pedersen reviews the remarkable house.

This summer’s 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe is well underway in France, where a solar-powered village of twenty sustainable homes designed and built by college students from all over the country, has emerged on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles. Students from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Brown University, and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany, have teamed up for Techstyle Haus, an 800-square-foot house that’s not only a model of energy efficiency but an elegant piece of design as well.  

Learning Centre Biberach / Lanz Schwager Architekten

  • Architects: Lanz Schwager Architekten
  • Location: Wilhelm-Leger-Straße 2, 88400 Biberach, Germany
  • Team Competition : Sebastian Braun, Petra Martin, 
Johannes Oelschläger, Jan Voswinckel
  • Team: Sara Hampe, Götz Förg, Sebastian Frerichs, 
 Andreas Kimling, Parthena Sachanidou, Helmuth Sperbe
  • Area: 15363.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Barbara Schwager, Konstanz

© Barbara Schwager, Konstanz © Barbara Schwager, Konstanz © Barbara Schwager, Konstanz © Barbara Schwager, Konstanz

Building in the Metropolis MX - Gaeta Springall Arquitectos

From Architecture Forum Aedes. The exhibition "Building in the Metropolis MX" presents selected works from the Mexican studio Gaeta-Springall Architects. In their working process right through to realisation, architectural elements such as form, material and function serve a larger and more complex system: the City. Julio Gaeta, Luby Springall and their team take great care over designing the envelope in order to generate possible interactions through the porosity of the exterior skin. Here they set particular store by intelligent systems and technologies as the longevity and durability of the building lies in its efficiency and sustainability. Gaeta-Springall Architects dedicate themselves to space as an entirety, which they see as the “true stage of life”. For them, "Building in the Metropolis MX" means the linking of architectural, urban and social elements. It is here that they see their everyday work. After curating this year’s Mexican pavilion “Condemned to be modern” at the Venice Biennale, the presentation at Aedes is the second exhibition in Europe for Gaeta-Springall architects, already highly regarded in their home country. 

Mensa Waldcampus / andreas gehrke . architekt

  • Architects: andreas gehrke . architekt
  • Location: Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde (Waldcampus), Alfred-Möller-Straße 1, 16225 Eberswalde, Germany
  • Area: 1710.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Ulrich ​Schwarz

© Ulrich ​Schwarz © Ulrich ​Schwarz © Ulrich ​Schwarz © Ulrich ​Schwarz

Hörsaalgebäude Osnabrück / Benthem Crouwel Architects

  • Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
  • Location: Barbarastraße, 49076 Osnabrück, Germany
  • Design Team: Markus Sporer, Cornelius Wens, Sander Vijgen, Anna Gerlach, Joris Görling, Daniel Vlasveld, Carel Weber
  • Area: 7280.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jens Kirchner

© Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner

Housing at the Old City Wall Berlin / Sohrab Zafari

  • Architects: Sohrab Zafari
  • Location: Waisenstraße 30, 10179 Berlin, Germany
  • Collaborators: Thomas Zeissig, Daniel Behnke, Roger Mandel
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar

© Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar © Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar © Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar © Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar

New Soundcloud Headquarters / KINZO Berlin

  • Architects: KINZO Berlin
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Responsible Partner: Karim El-Ishmawi, Martin Jacobs
  • Area: 4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Werner Huthmacher

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

Exhibition: Lebbeus Woods, ON-line

The Museum for Architectural Drawing presents Lebbeus Woods, ON-line, an exhibition of the finest works of architectural theorist, draftsman, educator and architect, Lebbeus Woods (1940–2012). Curated by his longtime friend and partner Christoph a. Kumpusch, the exhibition brings together a collection of Woods’ visionary works that have never been exhibited before. The intensely rendered architectural and urban environments produced early on in Woods’ career are exhibited together for the first time. These ink and pencil drawings cover a wide range of Woods’ research and re-imagination of cities both real and fictive and support Woods’ longstanding desire to show the capacity of architecture as a transformative and eloquent force.

ICD-ITKE Research Pavilion 2013-14 / ICD-ITKE University of Stuttgart

  • Architects: ICD-ITKE University of Stuttgart
  • Location: Keplerstraße 11, University of Stuttgart, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Institute For Computational Design : Institute for Computational Design - Prof. Achim Menges Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design - Prof. Jan Knippers
  • Institute Of Building Structures And Structural Design : Prof. Jan Knippers
  • Research Development And Project Management: Moritz Dörstelmann, Vassilios Kirtzakis, Stefana Parascho, Marshall Prado, Tobias Schwinn
  • Area: 50.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of ICD-ITKE

Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Process. Image Courtesy of ICD-ITKE

DAS HAUS 2014 / Louise Campbell

  • Architects: Louise Campbell
  • Location: Cologne, Germany
  • Area: 240.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Koelnmesse, Studio

© Koelnmesse, Studio © Koelnmesse, Studio © Koelnmesse, Studio © Koelnmesse, Studio

NOCKI / Leonard Hautum

  • Architects: Leonard Hautum
  • Location: The Open University in Southern Germany, Zeppelinstraße 73, 81669 Munich, Germany
  • Area: 143.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Yatri Niehaus

© Yatri Niehaus © Yatri Niehaus © Yatri Niehaus © Yatri Niehaus

Exhibition: What Models Can Do

A new exhibition in Germany looks at the history of the architectural model in contemporary art. It begins with a legendary model by Charles Simonds, covers the 1990s with Ludger Gerdes, Hermann Pitz and Thomas Schütte, and ends up in the present day with Alicia Framis, Hinrich Sachs and Carlos Garaicoa.