Photography: Museum der Kulturen / Herzog & de Meuron by Duccio Malagamba

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Duccio Malagamba shared with us his photographic work on Herzog and de Meuron’s Museum der Kulturen. His photos not just provide us with more images on this exciting design, but allow us to really appreciate the stunning details and architectural elements shown such as its historic walls and beautiful rooftop of irregular folds.

After two years of reconstruction, refurbishment and expansion, it recently re-opened in early September of this year and continues to be one of Europe’s great ethnographic museums. More photos by Duccio Malagamba can be viewed after the break.

Martin Luther Church in Hainburg / Coop Himmelb(l)au

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Architects: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Location: ,
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Project Architect: Martin Mostböck
Design Architect: Sophie-Charlotte Grell
Project Team: Steven Baites, Daniel Bolojan, Victoria Coaloa, Volker Kilian, Martin Neumann, Martin Jelinek
Site Area: 420 sqm
Project Area: 289 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba

The City of Culture / Eisenman Architects

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Architects: Eisenman Architects
Location: , Spain
Executive Architect: Andres Perea Ortega and euroestudios
Client: Fundación cidade da cultura de Galicia
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba

AD Special: Herzog & de Meuron by Duccio Malagamba

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In my opinion, Herzog & de Meuron has been one of the few practices pushing new forms on architecture. They always start with something vernacular, extracting its inner essence and materializing it into something new that you will immediately understand by looking at the building (or the renders). A dialog between art and the current state of our society, embodied on industrial facilities, residential projects, mixed use complexes.

Their book “Herzog & de Meuron: Natural History” is a must.

We now bring you a special on Herzog & de Meuron, with photos by  -based photographer Duccio Malagamba (previously featured on our AD Photographers section).

Eleven works by the Swiss practice after the break:

AD Photographers: Duccio Malagamba

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The great buildings we feature ever day at ArchDaily have something in common: someone behind the lens capturing the building in a unique moment. Architecture photographers play a big role on how we actually see buildings, and we have decided to start a section to present you their work, their thoughts and who knows, here you might find the photographer that can help you put your work on ArchDaily and other magazines around the world.

We start with italian photographer Duccio Malagamba:

1. How did you start in photography?

I approached photography as a teenager, when the father of one of my best friends -amateur photographer- allowed us to join him when developing films at a storage room. The miracle of the apparition of the veiled images in the reddish darkness of the laboratory impressed me deeply. Soon after, I decided that when I grew up I wanted to be a photographer, and I even managed to sell some photos of my travels. When I finished High School, my parents insisted that -no matter what I would do afterwards – I should get a university degree. I choose, rather accidentally, the School of Architecture, when I found out there was a module on photography.

La Mola Conference Centre / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

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Architects: b720 Arquitectos
Location: Barcelona,
Architect in Charge: Fermin Vazquez
Project Chiefs: Peco Mulet, Fernando Luna, Andreas Moser
Project Team: Pablo González, Laura Marticorena, Carles Martínez-Almoyna, Eduard Miralles, Manuel Rivas, Giussy Ottonelli
On Site Team: Andreas Moser, Eduard Miralles
Client: Layetana Inmobiliaria
Developer: Layetana Inmobiliaria
General Contractor: Costruccions Baldó, S.A.
Structural Engineer: Guillem González (Base 2)
Project Area: 17,400 sqm
Construction Year: 2004-2008
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba

Plaza del Torico / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

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Architects: b720 Arquitectos
Location: Teruel,
Architects in Charge: Fermin Vazquez
Project Team: Fermín Vázquez, Agustín Miranda, Pedro Baltar, Sebastián Khourian, María Barbeito, Ana Caffaro, Leyre Ciriza, Ángel Corsino (models), Pedro García, Pablo Garrido, Gustavo Gaudeoso, Guillermo Gutiérrez , Markus Jacobi, Paulo Moreira, Magdalena Ostornol, Javier Piedra, Andrea Rodríguez, Marta Sorribes, Alesandro Zanchetta (graphic design)
Client: Sociedad Municipal Urban Teruel
Developer: Diputación General de Aragón
General Contractor: Acciona
Lighting Consultant: Artec3 Lighting / Maurici Ginés, José Cardona, Jesús González, José Ma Deza
Project Area: 3,730 sqm
Budget: 6,500,000 €
Project Year: 2005-2006
Construction Year: 2006-2007
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba

Manresa City Hall / BailoRull ADD+ Arquitectura

Architects: ADD+ Arquitectura – Manuel Bailo Esteve, Rosa Rull Bertran
Location: Manresa,
Collaborators: J. Maroto, N. Canas, N. Font, E. Grammont, M. Hita, A. Mañosa, A. Marin, M. Rull, J. Palá, M. Berasategui, M. Camallonga, A. Rovira
Structure: M. Cabestany
Budget: US $1,301,558
Project year: 2005-2006
Construction year: 2006-2007

We’d like to thank the photographer Duccio Malagamba for shearing with us this great photo set. We invite you all to visit his website to see some other projects.