Free University’s Philology Library / Foster + Partners

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Architects: Foster + Partners
Location: Free University of , Koserstraße 20, 14195 ,
Architects In Charge: Norman Foster, David Nelson, Stefan Behling, Christian Hallmann, Ulrich Hamann, Ingo Pott
Project Team: Bettina Bauer, Stefan Baumgart, Florian Boxberg, Mark Braun, Niels Brockenhuus-Schack, Andre Heukamp, Stanley Fuls, Ulrich Goertz, Wendelin Hinsch, Andreas Medinger, Jan Roth, Diana Schaffrannek, David Schröder, Mark Sutcliffe, Hugh Whitehead
Year: 2005
Photographs: Reinhard Gorner, Nigel Young – Foster + Partners, Rudi Meisel

Badeschiff / Wilk-Salinas Architekten

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Architects: Wilk-Salinas Architekten
Location: , Germany
Architect In Charge: Thomas Freiwald
Area: 740 sqm
Photographs: Kulturarena Veranstaltungs, Torsten Seidel, Courtesy of

‘The Poetics of Boxes’, an exhibition on the work of Mathias Klotz

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With the exhibition “The Poetics of Boxes” Aedes presents the first monographic show in Europe of the work of Mathias Klotz from Santiago de Chile, currently one of Chile’s most successful international architects.

Klotz’s works are characterised by their structural clarity. The distinct volumes and lines of his buildings correspond with perfect conceptual rigour to the landscape. In the exhibition this cosmopolitan from the Pacific presents his approaches and working methods. Alongside his work as an architect for over thirty years, is also active as filmmaker and photographer. So in a certain way his buildings can be understood as constructed screenplays. They tell the stories of the inhabitants and the surroundings. Klotz’s stylistic devices are framed views, light and shadow, as well as a reduced palette of materials consisting mostly of timber and exposed concrete. Views into and out of the buildings provide a strong connection with the setting. The relationship between inside and outside is a very central theme in Klotz’s oeuvre.

Speaking at the opening, on September 13, will be Pritzker Prize jury member, Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Cristóbal Molina Baeza, Commissioner National Council for Culture and the Arts, Miquel Adriá, Director Arquine, and Mathias Klotz.

More information and images after the break.

Video: Jewish Museum in Berlin

Since its opening in 2001, the ever inspiring Jewish Museum in Berlin has experienced the addition of the Studio Daniel Libeskind designed Glass Courtyard in 2007, and The Academy which was recently completed and opened in 2013. With the museum as the focus and inspiration driving these two recent additions, Spirit of Space took this opportunity to provide us with another look at this emotionally moving masterpiece. From the very beginning, Libeskind believed the extension to the museum was about establishing and securing an identity within , which was lost during WWII. In cinematic form, their film attempts to express the uneasy sequential essence of Libeskind’s work.

TOR 149 / Graft Architects

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Architects: Graft Architects
Location: Ackerstraße, Berlin,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tobias Hein

Torre David – Informal Vertical Communities Exhibition

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Organized by ETH Zurich Department of Architecture and Urban Design, with Alfredo Billembroug & Hubert Klumpner of Urban-Think Tank, the ‘Torre David – Informal Vertical Communities’ exhibition is an adaptation and evolution of the installation on Torre David that was presented at the 2012 Biennale di Venezia, where it was awarded the Golden Lion. Taking place at Aedes Berlin from July 12-August 29, the Torre David project will be presented in an extended format and will include new research on the intersection between verticality and informal communities. More information on the exhibition after the break.

Call for Projects: Urban Intervention Award Berlin 2013 & Urban Living Award 2013

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For the second time, the Berlin Senate Department of Urban Development and the Environment is opening a Europe-wide call for projects for the Urban Intervention Award Berlin. For the first time, this prize is being offered in collaboration with Deutsche Wohnen AG and will for this reason be expanded to include the new Urban Living Award. Deutsche Wohnen AG will award prize money in the amount of €3,000 to the winners of the two categories in the Urban Intervention Award Berlin, ‘Build’ and ‘Temporary’, as well as the winner of the Urban Living Award. Interested architects can submit their work by August 24. For more information, please visit here.

Brunnenstrasse 9 / Brandlhuber

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Architects: Brandlhuber
Location: Brunnenstraße 9, 10119 , Germany
Project Architect: Thomas Banek, Silvia Farris, Christian Geisser, Tobias Hönig, Andrjana Ivanda, Katharina Janowski, Chrissie Muhr, Jan Winterstein
Area: 1353.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Nathan Willock, Michael Reisch, Courtesy of Brandlhuber+ Emde, ERA, Schneider

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Centre / Max Dudler

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Architects: Max Dudler
Location: ,
Area: 37460.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Stefan Müller

New Central Library in Berlin Winning Proposal / MARS Architekten

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The proposal for the New Central Library in Berlin by MARS Architekten is a social and cultural centre for Tempelhof’s new quarter. In collaboration with urban designers UBERBAU Architecture & Urbanism and landscape architects TH Treibhaus Berlin & Lavaland, their design was chosen as one of eight winning entrants. Their project focuses upon achieving an immense and complex building that offers a large amount of varying interior spaces in combination with a strong exterior form serving as a public landmark. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘Motion Matters’ Exhibition / UNStudio

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Currently on view until July 4th at the Aedes Gallery in , UNStudio‘s ‘Motion Matters’ Exhibition presents ten of ’s milestone projects, in addition to conveying their perspective on 25 years of architectural production, their current approach to architectural practice and the wider discourse that determines design challenges today. For many years has been investigating  the potential of the temporary installation as an experimental testing ground for manifold architectural concerns and  it is these investigations that form the basis of their exhibit. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Restaurant Tour Total / Leyk Wollenberg Architects

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Architects:
Location: Jean-Monnet-Straße 2, Berlin,
Architect In Charge: Leyk Wollenberg Architects
Design Team: Dietmar Leyk, Petra Wollenberg with Inken Blum, Florian Spaelty, André Rossmann
Area: 320 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: diephotodesigner.de

Tchoban Foundation – Museum for Architectural Drawing / SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov

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Architects: SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov
Location: Christinenstraße 18, 10119 ,
Architects In Charge: Sergei Tchoban and Sergey Kuznetsov
Planning, Project Management: nps tchoban voss GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin
Project Team: Philipp Bauer, Nadja Fedorova, Katja Fuks, Ulrike Graefenhain, Dirk Kollendt
Area: 498.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Patricia Parinejad

Artis Headquarters / Roswag Architekten

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Architects: Roswag Architekten
Location: Schwiebusser Straße, Berlin,
Architect In Charge: Eike Roswag
Project Leader: Jan Schreiber
Planning: Maria Scheicher, Oriol Domínguez Martínez
Area: 1978.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Daniela Friebel

New Central Library in Berlin Winning Proposal / Envés Arquitectos

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Designed by Envés Arquitectos, their proposal for the New Central Library in was named as one of the winners of the competition, which is conceived as an open, public, free and comfortable meeting place; summing up, an urban lobby. This flexible place is able to interact with a changing user (from a kid to an ancient), but simultaneously ensures the area’s accessibility and right usage. The library also aims to become an activity catalyst, a landmark to be perceived from far away. More images and architects’ description after the break.

50Hertz Headquarters Winning Proposal / LOVE

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Designed by LOVE architecture and urbanism, the main goal of their winning proposal for the 50Hertz Headquarters in was to develop an innovative, transparent, open headquarters for the company that above all flows from inside to outside. The focus became to create flexible,versatile, and unique working environments, which are traversed by spacious outdoor spaces in the form of terraces, balconies and atriums. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Central Library of Berlin Winning Proposal / FAR frohn&rojas

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Mediating between iconic metaform and the human scale, this proposal by FAR frohn&rojas is one of the winners of the architectural competition for the new central library of the state of at the airfield of the former Tempelhof Airport in . By twisting a three dimensional grid from horizontal to vertical, the three key urban drivers of the site – the runway, the motorway and the former airport building – are resolved. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Living on Kunstcampus Winning Proposal / Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten

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Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten was recently announced as the first prize winner for their proposal in the Living on Kunstcampus competition. Situated in the heart of , on the estate of the Hamburger Bahnhof, a new quarter will be created there, including the dominant urban planning element called the “Kunstkubus”. A lengthy building with a faceted surface gives the residential area its own urban planning presence. All apartments radiate spaciousness, and can be freely partitioned and enter into a relationship with the city through large loggias, or so-called “green rooms”. More images and architects’ description after the break.