Glazed Software Factory Winning Proposal / HENN


Developed for the architectural competition organized by real estate company, STI Immobilienmanagement, HENN‘s design for the Glazed Software Factory was just announced as the winning proposal. The company’s new office building, located in , consists of open, transparent spatial structures allowing for a varying range of office types. This strategy combines areas of communication and concentration with one another to provide a bright and diverse working environment for customers and staff. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Public Music School / Wulf Architekten

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Architects: Wulf Architekten
Location: Nordring, ,
Client: City of Hamm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Wulf Architekten

KiTa Schöne Aussicht / Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten

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Architects: Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten
Location: ,
Design Team: Stephan Birk, Liza Heilmeyer, Martin Frenzel, Jochen Günzler, Mykola Holoviznin, Hanna Weber
Area: 1,221 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten

Containerlove / LHVH Architekten

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Architects: LHVH Architekten
Location: , Eifel,
Photographs: Tomas Riehle

DUSSELDORF / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

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Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners
Location: ,
Area: 600 sqm
Photographs: Jean-Luc Laloux

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.

Lake House / LHVH Architekten

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Architects: LHVH Architekten
Location: ,
Year: 2010
Photographs: Lukas Roth

E.On Avacon / Bof Architekten

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Architects: Bof Architekten
Location: Joachim-Campe-Straße, 38226 Salzgitter,
Design Team: Lutz Schneider, Frank Keikut, Leonie Willnauer, Katrin Becker Timo Eisele, Tim Kalka, Romain Taunais, Judith Overberg
Area: 8436.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hagen Stier, Thomas Lewandovski

Primary School in Karlsruhe / wulf architekten

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Architects: wulf architekten
Location: Sengestraße, 76187 ,
Colleagues: Ingmar Menzer (PL), Oliver Hasselbach, Larissa Schuster, Christopher Velz
Year: 2012
Photographs: Brigida González

Bildungszentrum Tor zur Welt / Bof Architekten

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Architects: Bof Architekten
Location: Thielenstraße, 21109 ,
Area: 22000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hagen Stier

Museum of Bavarian History Competition Entry / Irlenbusch von Hantelmann Architekten

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Designed by Irlenbusch von Hantelmann Architekten, their proposal for the Museum of Bavarian History in accentuates its significance through its single urban block concept. The aim of the urban layout is a sensitive implementation of the new building in the world heritage surrounding, without disregarding the importance of the museum. Therefore the historical layout with its unique alleys is continued with the new setting. More images and architects’ description after the break.

PALÄON / Holzer Kobler Architekturen

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Architects: Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Location: Lange Trift, 38364 , Germany
Area: 4090.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Holzer Kobler Architekturen

Halle A / Designliga

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Architects: Designliga
Location: Emmy-Noether-Straße 2, 80992 Munich,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Designliga

Museum of Bavarian History Competition Entry / Simon Takasaki Architecture + Research Studio

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Aiming to seamlessly integrate into the UNESCO World Heritage site, this proposal for the Museum of Bavarian History is derived from the existing roofscape the building references to history. Designed by Simon Takasaki Architecture + Research Studio, their proposal develops a formal language which is triggered by the existing structures, overlaying the present and the future simultaneously. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AD Classics: The Einstein Tower / Erich Mendelsohn

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The Einstein Tower, designed by the German architect , is one of the best-known examples of German expressionist architecture. Designed as an amorphic structure of reinforced concrete, Mendelsohn wanted the tower to represent as well as facilitate the study of  Einstein’s radical theory of relativity – a groundbreaking theorem of motion, light and space.

More on this expressionist monument after the break…

University Building for Technical Faculty Winning Proposal / 3XN

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3XN just won the first prize in the international competition for their design of the new building for the technical faculty of the German university Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW). With their vision to create an open, inspiring and social learning environment, the building is to be a lighthouse project for academic learning – an innovative and productive learning environment in which students, teachers and industry representatives can meet. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Diogene / Renzo Piano

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From the architect. Over the years, furniture company Vitra has made a name for itself as one of the most architecturally-enlightened companies in the world, with their renowned campus featuring buildings by Nicholas Grimshaw, Frank Gehry, Alvaro Siza, Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron and SANAA.

Now, Vitra has announced a collaboration with Renzo Piano that will bridge the gap between their sought-after furniture and their bespoke campus. Diogene, a self contained minimal living space with a floor area of just 2.5 x 3.0 meters, is billed as “Vitra’s smallest building – but largest product”.

More about the design of Diogene after the break

Schwäbisch Media / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Karlstraße 16, 88212 Ravensburg,
Project Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Carsten Hilgendorf, Uta Böcker, Tobias Gehrke, Ramón Alvarez-Roa, Ole Hallier, Sjoerd Wilbers
Collaborators: Janosch Welzien, Jasper Stevens, Martin Tessarz, Tobias Bam- berg, Steffen Winkler, Carlatta Giacomin
Area: 13800.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jan Bitter