Gleisdreieck Park / Atelier LOIDL

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Architects: Atelier LOIDL
Location: Yorckstraße, ,
Architect In Charge: Felix Schwarz, Andreas Lipp
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier LOIDL

Joseph Pschorr House / Kuehn Malvezzi

© Ulrich Schwarz

Architects: Kuehn Malvezzi
Location: , Germany
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ulrich Schwarz

Concrete Love: The Böhm Family

This year’s Goethe Documentary Film Prize winner is Concrete Love: The Böhm Family. The German film, directed by Maurizius Staerkle-Drux, follows the daily routine of 93-year old architect Gottfried Böhm, documenting interactions with his family (and colleagues) and the inspiration for his work. It delves into the lifelong fervor Böhm has developed for design, family, and life. The jury acclaims, “the film tells a multi-layered tale of love, the passion for architecture and four generations of German history. With sensitive observations, intimate interviews and stirring filmic explorations of an extraordinary architectural legacy, the film creates a lasting impression of the buildings and the people.”

A space: Lofts in Berlin Mitte / plajer & franz studio

© Christian Rudat

Architects: plajer & franz studio
Location: Kremmener Straße 9, 10435 ,
Project Manager: Sophie Gatzke
Area: 400.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Christian Rudat

Beiersdorf Children’s Day Care Centre / Kadawittfeldarchitektur

© Werner Huthmacher

Architects: Kadawittfeldarchitektur
Location: Eimsbüttel, Hamburg,
Project Manager: Arno Schleicher, Ben Beckers
Area: 1750.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Werner Huthmacher

Sergei Tchoban on the Importance of Drawing and Details in Architecture

Berlin Art Link recently sat down with Russian-born, German architect Sergei Tchoban. In the above, he discusses his career, including working on the design for the Vostok Tower, Europe’s tallest skyscraper, and the recent opening of the Tchoban Foundation Museum for Architectural Drawing. This building houses his extensive personal works, as well as exhibitions by other artists.  “What is very important for me is the quality of all details, so you create a building from outline, from the silhouette, to the door lever. This building brings out a lot of our and my personal ideas about architecture and about details in architecture,” Tchoban said regarding his design for the Museum for Architectural Drawing. The exterior of the building expresses Tchoban’s devotion to draftsmanship– the facade of the building is etched with a graphic pattern based on sketches from artists Angelo Toseli and Pietro di Gottardo Gonzaga. “I’m very active in drawings, as a draftsman myself.  Drawing is a result of our thinking process and our thinking process is not only a thinking process with the head, with the mind, but also the process where you think with the whole body.” 

Coop Housing at River Spreefeld / Carpaneto Architekten + Fatkoehl Architekten + BARarchitekten

© Ute Zscharnt

Architects: Carpaneto Architekten, , BARarchitekten
Location: Berlin, Germany
Collaborators: Die Zusammenarbeiter, Christian Schöning, Angelika Drescher
Area: 7400.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ute Zscharnt, Daka, Michael Matuschka, Andreas Trogisch, Eric Tschernow, Johannes Dumpe

Fellows Pavilion – American Academy Berlin / Barkow Leibinger

© Stefan Müller

Architects: Barkow Leibinger
Location: ,
Project Architect: Tobias Wenz
Area: 85.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Stefan Müller, Simon Menges

Haus-Rucker-Co: Architectural Utopia Reloaded

Haus-Rucker-Co, Ballon für Zwei, Apollogasse, Wien, 1967. Image © Haus-Rucker-Co, Gerald Zugmann

When fears regarding environmental pollution and potential catastrophe were at a high in the 1970s, Haus-Rucker-Co set out to develop a “new concept of architecture.” Based in Vienna, the group was known for their interactive exhibitions and their development of utopian architectural ideas, which showed how people could affect their own environment. Now, their work between 1967 and 1977 is the theme of “Architectural Utopia Reloaded,” the latest exhibition on display at the Haus am Waldsee in .

HAWE Factory Kaufbeuren / Barkow Leibinger

© David Franck

Architects: Barkow Leibinger
Location: Bavaria,
Architects In Charge: Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger
Area: 50039.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: David Franck, Ina Reinecke

Kleine Rittergasse 11 / Franken Architekten

© Eibe Sînnecken

Architects: Franken Architekten
Location: Kleine Rittergasse 11, 60594 am Main,
Design Team: Bernhard Franken, Frank Brammer, Robin Heather, Natascha Baier, Kai Heyd, Felix Schneider, Isabel Strelow
Area: 600.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Eibe Sînnecken, Oliver Tamagnini, Axel Stephan

Hambach Castle Entrance Building / Max Dudler

© Stefan Mueller

Architects: Max Dudler
Location: 67434 ,
Design Team: Kilian Teckemeier, Thomas Back, Patrick Gründel
Project Managers: Simone Boldrin, Julia Lapsin
Area: 452.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Stefan Mueller

Innocean Headquarters Europe / Ippolito Fleitz Group

© Robert Hoernig

Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group
Location: Frankfurt,
Design Team: Andrew Bardzik, Anke Stern
, David Schwarz
, Frank Peisert, Sebastian Tiedemann, Yuliya Lytyuk, Gunter Fleitz, Peter Ippolito, Daniela Schröder, Tim Lessmann
Area: 2800.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Robert Hoernig

Suppakids / ROK

© Daniel Stauch Photography

Architects: ROK
Location: Paulinenstraße 44, 70178 Stuttgart,
Area: 60.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Daniel Stauch Photography

Massively out of Focus – the Melaten Car Park / KSG Architekten

© Yohan Zerdoun

Architects: KSG Architekten
Location: RWTH Aachen University, Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen,
Area: 21000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Yohan Zerdoun, Jörg Hempel

New Building Drehmo Wenden / wurm + wurm

© Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel

Architects: wurm + wurm
Location: ,
Area: 5370.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel

Adidas Selects COBE to Design “Rhombus-Shaped” Flagship Building in Germany


Danish architects COBE have won an international competition to design the Adidas Group’s “Meet & Eat” flagship building at their “World of Sports” headquarters in . The 11,000-square-meter “rhombus-shaped” structure is envisioned as a “distinctive landmark” that will provide the campus with a “flexible and user-friendly” public conference center, employee restaurant and showroom.

“The adidas brand has always been known for technique and functionality, and we have designed a building that reflects and encapsulates these values,” says Dan Stubbergaard, Founder and Creative Director at COBE. “Adidas Meet & Eat will house many functions, both internal and public, and therefore we have created a design that above all is multifunctional and flexible. A design that allows for the building to change and adjust to the different social contexts that the building will house.”

Probat / monovolume architecture + design

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Architects: monovolume architecture + design
Location: Ingolstadt,
Design Team: Luca di Censo, Sergio Aguado Hernàndez
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of monovolume architecture + design