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Haus S / Behnisch Architekten

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Like Father, Like Son: 4 Famous Architecture Dynasties

While Eliel and Eero Saarinen may be the most well known father-son architect duo, they are certainly not the only pair to have left their mark in the field. As far back as the 1700s, the Gabriel father and son dynasty (Jacques V and Ange-Jacques) constructed much of Versailles, and more recently both I.M. Pei and Lewis Davis have passed their legacy onto their sons. In honor of Father's Day, we look at four father-son architecture dynasties and their lasting influence on the profession, after the break. 

City of Santa Monica Parking Structure #6 / Behnisch Architekten + Studio Jantzen

  • Architects: Behnisch Architekten, Studio Jantzen
  • Location: 1431 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
  • Architects in Charge: Behnisch Architekten, Studio Jantzen, IPD International Parking Design
  • Area: 2250.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: David Matthiessen

© David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen

The New Ergolding Secondary School / Behnisch Architekten + Behnisch Architekten & Architekturbüro Leinhäupl + Neuber

© David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen

Bad Aibling City Hall / Behnisch Architekten

©  David Matthiesen
© David Matthiesen
  • Architects: Behnisch Architekten
  • Location: Marienplatz, 83043 Bad Aibling, Germany
  • Area: 4300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: David Matthiesen

©  David Matthiesen ©  David Matthiesen ©  David Matthiesen ©  David Matthiesen

Inzell Speed Skating Stadium / Behnisch Architekten + Pohl Architekten

  • Architects: Behnisch Architekten, Pohl Architekten
  • Location: Reichenhaller Straße 79, 83334 Inzell, Germany
  • Behnisch Architekten Team: Stefan Behnisch (Partner), Robert Hösle (Partner), Andreas Leupold (Projektleiter), Connie Wust, Wyly Brown, Roxanne Reusse, Andreas Peyker, Jonathan Fahy
  • Pohl Architekten Team: Göran Pohl (Partner), Julia Pohl (Partner, Pro- jektleiter), Falk Krüger, Anja Klein
  • Client: Gemeinde Inzell
  • Area: 20000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Meike Hansen, David Matthiesen

© Meike Hansen © Meike Hansen © Meike Hansen © Meike Hansen

John and Frances Angelos Law Center / Behnisch Architekten + ASG

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf

John and Frances Angelos Law Center / Behnisch Architekten + Ayers Saint Gross

  • Architects: Behnisch Architekten, Ayers Saint Gross
  • Location: 1401 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD USA
  • Client: University of Baltimore
  • Gross Area: 18.0123 m2 / 194.000 sqft
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Behnisch Architekten

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New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / Behnisch Architekten

Courtesy of Behnisch Architekten
Courtesy of Behnisch Architekten

The principle behind the design by Behnisch Architekten for the new Contemporary Art Museum is for art to be experienced through a multitude of perspectives and perceptions. Art is not an isolated experience. Views change, rooms change and thus perception is altered. In order for art to take on a lifestyle quality it needs to be accessible. Contemporary art should be able to be viewed from the outside in, from across the landscape, from above, from below and through a series of lenses, both visual and cultural. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Detroit: Urban Renewal and the Great Recession

Photo by ifmuth - http://www.flickr.com/photos/ifmuth/
Photo by ifmuth - http://www.flickr.com/photos/ifmuth/

The recession that began in 2007 technically ended in 2009, but you wouldn’t know it from visiting Detroit. The capital of U.S. auto manufacturing has been hit particularly hard, and stories of its plight during the economic downturn abound. Less reported, though, are the ideas and proposals put forth to return this city to its former glory. The urban renewal projects proposed are some of the latest in a long line of design projects that attempt to bring renewed prosperity and well being to the downtrodden sections of cities throughout the world. More on urban renewal and Detroit after the break.

Work Environments / DETAIL

We recently got to preview the newest addition to In DETAIL’s typological series, Work Environments: Spatial concepts, Usage strategies, Communications. It will be available next month (August 2011), and it is great for anyone who is interested in improving a user’s working conditions beyond the basic ergonomic and safety requirements. The first third of this volume deals with spatial organization, acoustics, lighting, and user satisfaction. The rest of the volume features projects from which the various concepts developed in the first third can be used to analyze them. I, personally, enjoyed the section on user satisfaction and how to measure it. After reading this section I speculated how researchers would control for the various confounding factors that exist in the uniqueness of each building presented in the rest of the book. This would not be an easy task by any means, but the necessity of such research is made clear throughout this volume. Read more after the break.

Haus im Haus / Behnisch Architekten

  • Architects: Behnisch Architekten
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Architects: Behnisch Architekten
  • Lighting: Nimbus Design
  • Client: Handelskammer Hamburg
  • Competition Year: 2003
  • Area: 1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Hans Jürgen Landes

© Hans Jürgen Landes © Hans Jürgen Landes © Hans Jürgen Landes © Hans Jürgen Landes

Unilever Headquarters / Behnisch Architekten

  • Architects: Behnisch Architekten
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Architects: Behnisch Architekten
  • Client: HOCHTIEF Projektentwicklung
  • Competition Year: 2006
  • Area: 38000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk