CocaCola Headquarters in Berlin / NPS Tchoban Voss

© Claus Graubner

Architects: NPS Tchoban Voss
Location: Stralauer Allee 4, 10245 ,
Architect In Charge: Sergei Tchoban, Architekt BDA
Project Manager And Partner: Philipp Bauer (service stage 1-2: Axel Binder)
Design Team: Christoph Heimermann, Anissa Landgraf, Kenan Ozan
Area: 10263.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Claus Graubner

Blue Office Bochum / SSP SchürmannSpannel

© Jörg Hempel Photodesign

Architects: SSP SchürmannSpannel
Location: 44801 ,
Area: 2070.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jörg Hempel Photodesign

Textilmacher / tillicharchitektur

© Michael Compensis

Architects: tillicharchitektur
Location: , Germany
Architect In Charge: Kurt Tillich
Area: 1135.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Michael Compensis

Early Excellence Centre Munich / Boesel Benkert Hohberg Architekten

© Henning Koepke

Architects: Boesel Benkert Hohberg Architekten
Location: Heinrich-Böll-Straße 133, 81829 ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Henning Koepke

Grammar School Frankfurt-Riedberg / Ackermann+Raff

© Thomas Herrmann

Architects: Ackermann+Raff
Location: Friedrich-Dessauer-Straße, 60438 , Germany
Area: 18725.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thomas Herrmann

The Factory Berlin / Julian Breinersdorfer Architecture

© Werner Huthmacher

Architects: Julian Breinersdorfer Architecture
Location: , Germany
Project Team: Corentin Héraud, Eric Wolfgang Eisenhut, Sarina Giffhorn, Minho Park, Roma Gadomska-Miles, Martino Pacchetti, Cameron Halls, Roberta D’Alessandro, Julian Breinersdorfer, Rekha Barry
Area: 10000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Werner Huthmacher

EK3 / bob-architektur

© Nikolay Kazakov

Architects: bob-architektur
Location: Kamp-Lintfort,
Area: 15750.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nikolay Kazakov, Courtesy of bob-architektur

Festival Hall ’Neckarallee’ in Neckartailfingen / Ackermann+Raff

© Thomas Herrmann

Architects: Ackermann+Raff
Location: , Germany
Area: 1187.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thomas Herrmann

A Photographic Journey Through Zollverein: Post-Industrial Landscape Turned Machine-Age Playground

The “Skywheel” attraction. Image © Gili Merin

Derelict urban landscapes and abandoned spaces have always attracted adventurous explorers, searching for a peek into the world of a fallen industrial dystopia. That desire can be fulfilled by a visit to the Zollverein complex in Essen, Germany: once Europe’s largest coal mine, Zeche Zollverein was transformed over 25 years into an architectural paradise. Contributions by Rem Koolhaas, Norman Foster and SANAA are included in the 100-hectare park; overwhelming in its complexity, the estate includes rusty pipes, colossal coal ovens and tall chimneys, inviting over 500,000 people per day to gain an insight into the golden age of European heavy-industry.

Join us for a photographic journey through this machine-age playground, after the break…

ESO Headquarters Extension / Auer Weber

© Roland Halbe

Architects: Auer Weber
Location: ,
Design Team: Philipp Auer, Martin Klemp, Christian Richardt, Heinz Wendl, Dominic Horn, Birte Böttger, Sascha Dehnst, Joachim Esser, Stefanie Kahle, Jakob Plötz, Ingo Pucci, Martin Janik, Kang-Min Lee
Area: 18,736 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Roland Halbe

Hangar XS / Ecker Architekten

© Brigida González

Architects: Ecker Architekten
Location: ,
Area: 160.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Brigida González

No Wódka / KONTENT

© Zajaczkowski Photography

Architects: KONTENT
Location: Pappelallee 10, , Germany
Architect In Charge: Monika Ryszka, Marcin Giemza
Area: 86 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Zajaczkowski Photography

“Bungalow Germania” – Germany’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

. The German Pavilion at the 2014 Biennale.. Image © Nico Saieh

Germany’s contribution to the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale scrutinizes the architecture of representation, its crisis, and potential cessation. Aside from the universal ambition of modernism to break with the past, Germany has undergone a number of decisive political and societal breaks during the last hundred years. Through the question of how the nation “(re)builds and represents itself through architecture, we are able to discuss the friction between national identity and architecture expression—however, architecture is not only a mirror to ideology, but a constituting reality and societal context.”

Learning Centre Biberach / Lanz Schwager Architekten

© Barbara Schwager, Konstanz

Architects: Lanz Schwager Architekten
Location: Wilhelm-Leger-Straße 2, 88400 , Germany
Team Competition : Sebastian Braun, Petra Martin, 
Johannes Oelschläger, Jan Voswinckel
Team: Sara Hampe, Götz Förg, Sebastian Frerichs, 
 Andreas Kimling, Parthena Sachanidou, Helmuth Sperbe
Area: 15363.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Barbara Schwager, Konstanz

Techstyle Haus: An 800 Square Foot Fabric House That Uses 90% Less Energy

The planters filter rainwater, which is then reused to grow edible plants. Photovoltaic panels are arrayed along the curved roof. Image © Kristen Pelou

The Rhode Island School Of Design, and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, collaborated on a passive “fabric” house for the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe (which just wrapped up this month – see the winners here). In the following article, originally published on Metropolis MagazineMartin Pedersen reviews the remarkable house.

This summer’s 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe is well underway in France, where a solar-powered village of twenty sustainable homes designed and built by college students from all over the country, has emerged on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles. Students from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Brown University, and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany, have teamed up for Techstyle Haus, an 800-square-foot house that’s not only a model of energy efficiency but an elegant piece of design as well.

Hofgut / Format Elf Architekten

© Lothar Reichel

Architects: Format Elf Architekten
Location: Bad Birnbach,
Architect In Charge: Robert Maier, Stefan Hanninger
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lothar Reichel

Mensa Waldcampus / andreas gehrke . architekt

© Ulrich Schwarz

Architects: andreas gehrke . architekt
Location: Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung (Waldcampus), Alfred-Möller-Straße 1, 16225 ,
Area: 1710.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ulrich ​Schwarz

Hörsaalgebäude Osnabrück / Benthem Crouwel Architects

© Jens Kirchner

Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
Location: Barbarastraße, , Germany
Design Team: Markus Sporer, Cornelius Wens, Sander Vijgen, Anna Gerlach, Joris Görling, Daniel Vlasveld, Carel Weber
Area: 7,280 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jens Kirchner