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

© David Matthiessen

Architects: Behnisch Architekten, Studio Jantzen
Location: Santa Monica, CA, USA
Architects In Charge: , , IPD International Parking Design
Area: 2,250 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: David Matthiessen

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

© David Matthiessen

Architects: Behnisch Architekten, Architekturbüro Leinhäupl + Neuber
Location: Ergolding, Germany
Area: 12500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: David Matthiessen

Bad Aibling City Hall / Behnisch Architekten

© David Matthiesen

Architects: Behnisch Architekten
Location: Marienplatz, 83043 , Germany
Area: 4300.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: David Matthiesen

Inzell Speed Skating Stadium / Behnisch Architekten + Pohl Architekten

© Meike Hansen

Architects: Behnisch Architekten, Pohl Architekten
Location: Reichenhaller Straße 79, 83334 Inzell,
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
Year: 2011
Photographs: Meike Hansen, David Matthiesen

John and Frances Angelos Law Center / Behnisch Architekten + ASG

© Brad Feinknopf

Architects: Behnisch Architekten, Ayers Saint Gross
Location: 1401 North Charles Street, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Client: University of Baltimore
Area: 17873.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

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

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

New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / Behnisch Architekten

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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

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The recession that began in 2007 technically ended in 2009, but you wouldn’t know it from visiting . 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 after the break.

Work Environments / DETAIL

We recently got to preview the newest addition to ’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

@ Hans Jürgen Landes
@ Hans Jürgen Landes

Architects: Behnisch Architekten
Location: ,
Client: Handelskammer Hamburg
Lighting: Nimbus Design
Project Area: 1,000 sqm
Competition year: 2003
Project year: 2004–2007
Photographs: Hans Jürgen Landes

Unilever Headquarters / Behnisch Architekten

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

Architects: Behnisch Architekten
Location: , Germany
Client: HOCHTIEF Projektentwicklung
Project Area: 38,000 sqm
Competition year: 2006
Project year: 2007–2009
Photographs: Adam Mørk

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