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Building With Timber - Ways Into the Future / Bauen mit Holz - Wege in die Zukunft /

16:19 - 26 October, 2016
Building With Timber - Ways Into the Future / Bauen mit Holz - Wege in die Zukunft /, Poster
Poster

A fascinating exhibition about the current state of building culture with focus on timber – the natural renewable resource

Based on selected distinguished national and international projects, the exhibition represents the state of the art in sustainable and modern timber architecture. The presentation spans from spectacular projects by Toyo Ito, Shigeru Ban and Frei Otto to direction setting urban timber houses such as those by Kaden & Klingbeil in Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg, and upwards to the newest trends in high­rise buildings realized in timber.

UNStudio's Ben van Berkel Among 3 New Speakers Revealed for WAF 2016

16:00 - 23 October, 2016
UNStudio's Ben van Berkel Among 3 New Speakers Revealed for WAF 2016, via World Architecture Festival
via World Architecture Festival

Three new sessions have been announced for the 2016 World Architecture Festival (WAF), held from November 16-18 in Berlin, Germany. Adding to the impressive list of speakers at the event will be Ben van Berkel, founder of UNStudio, who will lecture on “Superliving - from exclusive to inclusive”; Carlos Zedillo of Infonavit discussing “Architect as instigator”; and Qutub Mandviwala, MQA, who will present on “Housing and cultural difference.”

Said Ben van Berkel about the event: “It is essential to understand that ‘housing for everyone’ is not simply a matter of providing homes for all, it is also a question of what the home of the future should be; how we can meet the demands of all future residents and provide housing that fulfils their varied and changing needs.”

Sauspiel Office / IFUB*

03:00 - 14 October, 2016
Sauspiel Office / IFUB*, © Julia Klug
© Julia Klug

© Julia Klug © Julia Klug © Julia Klug © Julia Klug +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    12047 Berlin, Germany
  • Area

    221.4 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Tuchfabrik / NPS Tchoban Voss

21:00 - 7 October, 2016
Tuchfabrik  / NPS Tchoban Voss, © Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher +19

OMA Releases New Renderings of their Axel Springer Building in Berlin

08:40 - 6 October, 2016
OMA Releases New Renderings of their Axel Springer Building in Berlin, Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA

OMA has released new images of their design for Axel Springer’s business and digital division, in Berlin, Germany. One of the largest digital publishing houses in Europe, Axel Springer officially launched the project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company’s publishing building.

OMA’s proposal was selected in a 2014 international design competition, beating out finalist entries from BIG and Büro Ole Scheeren. The brief called for a new modern work environment to house Axel Springer’s growing business and digital divisions.

Courtesy of OMA Courtesy of OMA Courtesy of OMA Courtesy of OMA +4

Brew Box Pad / Itay Friedman Architects

22:00 - 30 September, 2016
Brew Box Pad / Itay Friedman Architects , © Boaz Arad
© Boaz Arad

© Boaz Arad © Boaz Arad © Boaz Arad © Boaz Arad +38

A Groundbreaking Ceremony in Berlin for HENN Architect's Zalando Headquarters

06:00 - 27 September, 2016
A Groundbreaking Ceremony in Berlin for HENN Architect's Zalando Headquarters , Courtesy of HENN Architects
Courtesy of HENN Architects

On Tuesday, September 6th, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the newly planned “Berliner Block,” the Zalando Headquarters — a structure designed by HENN Architects for Europe’s largest online dealer in footwear and fashion. Along with David Schneider of Zalando Management Board and Berlin’s governing mayor Michael Muller, architect Gunter Henn spoke about the construction project currently underway.  

a+u 2016:08 "Berlin – Contexts of Architecture and Cityscape"

04:00 - 26 September, 2016
a+u 2016:08 "Berlin – Contexts of Architecture and Cityscape"

The August 2016 issue of a+u explores the architecture and cityscape of Berlin. The fascination of this city stems from the way it continually changes to reflect the current age, even while preserving the memory of past glories and tragedies and the complexities of its positive and negative legacies. This issue, with new photos, is devoted to the “now” of the city and its architecture in their contemporary and historical contexts.

Copenhagen Named the World's Most Livable City in Metropolis Magazine's 2016 Rankings

09:30 - 11 September, 2016
Copenhagen Named the World's Most Livable City in Metropolis Magazine's 2016 Rankings, Copenhagen. Public domain image <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vor_Frelsers_Kirke-view8.jpg'>via Wikimedia</a>.
Copenhagen. Public domain image via Wikimedia.

Metropolis Magazine has released their 2016 rankings of the world's most "livable" cities. Acknowledging that what makes a city "livable" can often be subjective, the team at Metropolis emphasizes that in creating the list they "focused on the concerns at Metropolis’ core—housing, transportation, sustainability, and culture." The result of this research was last year's top prize-winner Toronto dropping to the number 9 spot and Copenhagen, which last year took the number 4 spot, jumping to the top. Rounding out the top three are Berlin and Helsinki.

The White / NPS Tchoban Voss

05:00 - 21 August, 2016
The White / NPS Tchoban Voss, © Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stralauer Allee 5, 10245 Berlin, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergei Tchoban, nps tchoban voss
  • Project partner

    Philipp Bauer
  • Project leader

    Karsten Waldschmidt (design), Philipp Bauer (planning)
  • Area

    8572.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

GRAFT Designs WAVE, a Green Oasis Along the Berlin Waterfront

14:25 - 19 August, 2016
GRAFT Designs WAVE, a Green Oasis Along the Berlin Waterfront, © Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG
© Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG

GRAFT has designed a new residential complex, called WAVE, on a former harbor along the Spree River in Berlin, Germany. Drawing inspiration from the waterfront site, the two L-shaped buildings are situated parallel to the river and facing one another, creating an inner courtyard and providing units with views of the river and “The Molecule Men,” the iconic sculpture by artist Jonathan Borofsky.

© Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG © Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG © Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG © Bauwerk Capital GmbH + Co. KG +8

BIGyard / Zanderroth Architekten

05:00 - 16 August, 2016
BIGyard  / Zanderroth Architekten, © Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

© Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Michael Feser +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany
  • Design Team

    Kirka Fietzek, Diana Gunkel, Guido Neubeck, Christian Roth, Konrad Scholz, Lutz Tinius, Sascha Zander
  • Area

    9100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Residential, Office and Hotel Building in Am Zirkus / Eike Becker Architekten

05:00 - 14 August, 2016
Residential, Office and Hotel Building in Am Zirkus / Eike Becker Architekten, © Jens Willebrand
© Jens Willebrand

© Jens Willebrand © Jens Willebrand © Jens Willebrand © Jens Willebrand +22

Peter Cook, Patrik Schumacher Lead List of Speakers at WAF 2016

11:30 - 12 August, 2016
Peter Cook, Patrik Schumacher Lead List of Speakers at WAF 2016, via World Architecture Festival
via World Architecture Festival

The program for the 2016 edition of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) has been announced. Being held from November 16-18 at the Arena Berlin, Germany, the festival will feature 3 days and 4 nights of events including conferences, lectures and seminars, architect-led city tours and networking opportunities, as well as live critiques of the 411 projects shortlisted for the 2016 WAF Awards. An all-star list of speakers will include leading architectural figures such as Patrik Schumacher, Ole Scheeren and Peter Cook.

This theme of this year’s festival is “Housing For Everyone.” Inspired by a variety of influences, markedly the condition of displaced communities of political and disaster refugees, lectures will focus on “the growing understanding of how demographics and global urbanization are forcing change; and the imperatives to create shelter at one end of the spectrum, and sufficiency for occupation and investment at the other.”

These Photographs Capture the Colorful Architecture of Europe’s Metro Stations

14:00 - 21 July, 2016
These Photographs Capture the Colorful Architecture of Europe’s Metro Stations, © Chris Forsyth
© Chris Forsyth

Photographer Chris Forsyth has released the latest images from his photo series Metro. Having previously gone underground to capture the surreal beauty of Montreal’s metro system, Forsyth traveled to Europe to shoot stations in Munich, Berlin and Stockholm. His photographic style portrays the stations in their best light – bright, clean, colorful and completely absent of people.

"Seeing the design strengths of various metro systems, from the hand painted cave-like stations in Stockholm, to the well-lit modern platforms of Munich’s U-Bahn, I really began to feel the how good design can change your day for the better,” says Forsyth. “Whether it be awe-inspiring or simply bright and colorful, I can only imagine how it feels to start your daily commute in one of these metro stations."

Continue after the break for a sampling of Forsyth’s favorite photos from the series.

© Chris Forsyth © Chris Forsyth © Chris Forsyth © Chris Forsyth +15

Zeller & Moye Wins Competition to Design Martin Luther Memorial in Berlin

12:13 - 4 July, 2016
Zeller & Moye Wins Competition to Design Martin Luther Memorial in Berlin, © Zeller & Moye
© Zeller & Moye

Zeller & Moye, working alongside artist Albert Weis, have been selected to design the new Martin Luther Memorial in Berlin. The competition, initiated by the Protestant Church of Berlin and the Berlin City Administration, asked entrants to design a memorial to Luther in central Berlin at the former Neuer Markt next to the St. Marienkirche—in the same location as a previous memorial to Martin Luther that was constructed in 1895 and destroyed in the Second World War. The brief also required designers to incorporate the existing statue of Martin Luther that survived from the earlier memorial.

In response to this brief, Zeller & Moye has envisaged a memorial based on the mirroring of the 1895 memorial: a negative form of the original plinth is carved into the ground in medium-gray concrete, while the statue of Luther is joined by a second, slightly abstracted replica, cast in aluminium with a mirrored finish.

Shortlist Revealed for World Architecture Festival Awards 2016

08:30 - 4 July, 2016
Shortlist Revealed for World Architecture Festival Awards 2016, via World Architecture Festival
via World Architecture Festival

The World Architecture Festival have announced the shortlist for their 2016 awards, featuring 343 projects from 58 countries across 32 categories. As the world's largest architectural awards program, the shortlist contains completed and future projects from every corner of the globe.

All finalists will be invited to present their project live at the festival in November at the Arena Berlin in Germany to a "super jury" that will include Kai-Uwe Bergmann (BIG), Louisa Hutton (Sauerbruch Hutton), David Chipperfield, Ole Scheeren, and ArchDaily's co-founder and Editor-in-Chief David Basulto. A winner for each of the awards' 32 categories will be selected. From this, an overarching World Building or Future Project of the Year award will be selected. Tickets for the festival can be booked here.

Swimming Hall Finckensteinallee / Veauthier Meyer Architekten

01:00 - 19 June, 2016
Swimming Hall Finckensteinallee / Veauthier Meyer Architekten, Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects
Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects

Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects Courtesy of Heradesign / OFischer communication Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Finckensteinallee, 12205 Berlin, Germany
  • Client

    BBB Infrastruktur
  • Area

    12300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects, Courtesy of Heradesign / OFischer communication