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Villa Drei Birken / Plasma Studio

02:00 - 24 July, 2017
Villa Drei Birken / Plasma Studio, © Holger Kehne
© Holger Kehne

© Holger Kehne © Holger Kehne © Holger Kehne © Holger Kehne +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sexten, Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, Italy
  • Lead Architects

    Ulla Hell, Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Chuan Wang
  • Area

    602.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Sunken Garden / Plasma Studio

20:00 - 18 November, 2015
Sunken Garden / Plasma Studio, © Holger Kehne
© Holger Kehne

© Holger Kehne © Holger Kehne © Holger Kehne © Holger Kehne +28

World Photo Day: Hertha Hurnaus by Ulla Hell

00:00 - 1 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Hertha Hurnaus by Ulla Hell, Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio. Image © Hertha Hurnaus
Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio. Image © Hertha Hurnaus

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Ulla Hell of Plasma Studio writes on behalf of Hertha Hurnaus.

© Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus +5

PLASMA Studio Breaks Ground on Chinese Eco-Restaurant

01:00 - 30 July, 2014
PLASMA Studio Breaks Ground on Chinese Eco-Restaurant, Courtesy of PLASMA Studio
Courtesy of PLASMA Studio

PLASMA Studio's latest project in Xixian City's Eco-Park isn't just a restaurant – it's also a greenhouse, hydroponic garden, and indoor playground. The project, which broke ground this past July, will twist and fold across the green landscape. Future dinners will enjoy meals featuring local ingredients and in-house produce (which they will also have the opportunity to pick themselves), echoing the sustainable approach taken by the rest of the park. Keep reading after the break to learn more about the interrelated, mixed-use program.

Courtesy of PLASMA Studio Courtesy of PLASMA Studio Courtesy of PLASMA Studio Courtesy of PLASMA Studio +13

Schäfer Roofscape / Plasma Studio

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Schäfer Roofscape / Plasma Studio, © Michael Pezzei
© Michael Pezzei

© Michael Pezzei © Michael Pezzei © Michael Pezzei © Michael Pezzei +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    39038 San Candido Bolzano, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Ulla Hell
  • Design Team

    Peter Pichler
  • Area

    844.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

AD Round Up: Women Architects Part II

00:00 - 8 March, 2014
AD Round Up: Women Architects Part II, Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio. Image © Hertha Hurnaus
Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio. Image © Hertha Hurnaus

In honor of International Women's Day, we've once again rounded up some stunning architecture designed by female architects (In case you missed Part 1, featuring work by Zaha Hadid, Jeanne Gang, and more, click here).

Xi’an Greenhouse / Plasma Studio

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
Xi’an Greenhouse / Plasma Studio, Courtesy of Plasma Studio
Courtesy of Plasma Studio

Courtesy of Plasma Studio Courtesy of Plasma Studio Courtesy of Plasma Studio Render +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Ulla Hell
  • Area

    4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

Cube House / Plasma Studio

01:00 - 11 August, 2013
Cube House / Plasma Studio, © Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma

© Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sexten, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Ulla Hell
  • Collaborators

    Angelika Mair, David Preindl, Daniela Walder
  • Structural Engineering

    Ingenieurgemeinschaft Team 4
  • Service Engineering

    Ekon Bruneck
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio

01:00 - 8 August, 2013
Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio, © Hertha Hurnaus
© Hertha Hurnaus

© Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sexten, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Ulla Hell,Eva Castro , Holger Kehne
  • Project Architect

    Peter Pichler
  • Area

    420.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Dolomitenblick / PLASMA Studio

01:00 - 7 January, 2013
Dolomitenblick / PLASMA Studio, © Hertha Hurnaus
© Hertha Hurnaus

© Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    39030 Sesto, South Tyrol, Italy
  • Design Team

    Nicoletta Gerevini, Peter Pichler, Daniela Walder, Maya Shopova, Libny Pacheco
  • Area

    1,050 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

"Processing Environments" Symposium

07:00 - 13 June, 2012

The Processing Environments symposium is organized by the Architectural Association in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and sponsored by the Bilbao Municipality and the Institut Français in Bilbao. It will take place next 19th June at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

The symposium is directed by Maider Llaguno and Clara Olóriz and some of the invited speakers are Alejandro Zaera-Polo (ex FOA, currently AZPA), Juan Herreros, Iñaki Begisitain, Eva Castro & Alfredo Ramirez (Groundlab), Philippe Rahm, and Efrén García Grinda & Cristina Díaz Moreno.

The admission is free.

More information and the complete program after the break

Exclusive Interview: Plasma Studio on Xi’an International Horticultural Expo

13:00 - 23 February, 2012
© Aidan Flaherty
© Aidan Flaherty

In conjunction with our recent coverage of the Xi’an International Horticultural Expo, we would like to share Aidan Flaherty’s interview with Holger Kehne, co-principle of Plasma Studio and GroundLabPlasma Studio, GroundLab and LAUR Studio worked together to win this international competition with a 37-hectare master plan for the International Horticultural Expo, a 5,000SM Exhibition Hall, a 4,000SM Greenhouse, and a 3,500SM Gate Building. The project initiated the re-development of a large area between the airport and the center of the ancient city of Xi’an – known as the home of the Terracotta Army of the Qin Dynasty.

The Expo opened in the spring of 2011 and welcomed more than 16 million visitors before it closed in the fall of 2011. The Expo park will remain as a new contemporary addition to the Xi’an region. The particularities of this legacy plan are currently underway. Holger Kehne discusses his firms’ unique design methodologies and multidisciplinary approach while working on this large-scale project. Read the interview after the break.

Update: Xi’an International Horticultural Expo 2011

15:00 - 15 February, 2012
© Aidan Flaherty
© Aidan Flaherty

Throughout the past year we have been keeping you updated on the events leading up to the commencement of the Xi’an International Horticultural Expo which ran from May through October 2011 and welcomed over 15 million visitors during its 178-day run. As the largest and best attended international horticultural event of 2011, the Expo offered architects and landscape architects the unique opportunity to design for a traditional event model which became the precedent for the world’s fairs of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. To define the expo’s primary experience, the organizers held an international competition, selecting the “Flowing Gardens” project by London-based design firm Plasma Studio and GroundLab. Developed in collaboration with the local landscape practice LAUR Studio, “Flowing Gardens” is comprised of a 37 hectare master plan, including a 5,000SM Creativity Pavilion, a 4,000SM Greenhouse, a 3,500SM Gate Building and various landscapes which run along an extended spine that delineates the site. The project initiated the redevelopment of a large area of Xi’an between the airport and the city’s ancient center, famous as the home of the Terracotta Army of the Qin Dynasty. More after the break.

© Aidan Flaherty © Aidan Flaherty © Aidan Flaherty © Aidan Flaherty +17

Critical Territories / Groundlab and Plasma Studio

09:00 - 13 January, 2012

Opening tomorrow at the AA, Critical Territories will share the work of Groundlab and Plasma Studio -two interdisciplinary firms pushing the envelope of the relationship between and the expression of landscape design and architecture.   The installation will share the firms’ top projects, such as the Xian International Horticultural Expo which we having been covering extensively on AD,  by way of a site-specific grid arrangement of light boxes covered with technical drawings.  The organization of the installation will showcase the underlying themes of the practices, namely their systemic approach and preoccupation with grids, ground and context. The exhibit will be run through February 11.

Datong Twin Towers / Plasma Studio

21:00 - 28 July, 2010
© Plasma Studio
© Plasma Studio

Plasma Studio’s newest project in China, a bold angular set of towers, speaks to the firm’s geometric obsession.  The project was recently awarded first prize in an invited competition in Datong, Shanxi province. The mix-use complex, measuring of 70,000 m2, will include a hotel in one tower and offices in the other. Running along a highly trafficked street, the towers create a strong presence along the streetscape and are pulled away just enough from the site’s edge to provide places for pedestrians and greenery.

More about the awarded project after the break.

Plasmastudio + Groundlab to develop Xi'an World Horticultural Expo

21:00 - 19 March, 2009

Plasmastudio has recently won the competition to develop the building and landscape design for Horticultural Expo in Xi’an, China. The project comprises 15,000 exhibition hall building, a series of conservatories, a 37Ha park around an artificial lake as well as ancilliary buildings.

The next stages of development will take place during the next months with the collaboration of Plasmastudio and Groundlab.

Seen at AALU Landscape Urbanism. For more information, click here.

More images after the break.

Esker house / PLASMA Studio

01:00 - 11 February, 2009
Esker house / PLASMA Studio

Esker house / PLASMA Studio Esker house / PLASMA Studio Esker house / PLASMA Studio Esker house / PLASMA Studio +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Candido, Italy
  • Architects

    Plasma Studio
  • Principals

    Arch. Eva Castro, Arch. Holger Kehne, Arch Ulla Hell
  • Collaborators

    Arch. Peter Pichler, Arch. Angelika Mair, Libny Pacheco
  • Contractor

    Tschurtschenthaler Werner GmbH
  • Area

    115.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006

Hotel Strata / PLASMA Studio

01:00 - 18 January, 2009
Hotel Strata / PLASMA Studio

Hotel Strata / PLASMA Studio Hotel Strata / PLASMA Studio Hotel Strata / PLASMA Studio Hotel Strata / PLASMA Studio +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    39030 Sesto, South Tyrol, Italy
  • Architect

    PLASMA Studio
  • Area

    1510.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007