House O / Peter Ruge Architekten

© Werner Huthmacher

Architects: Peter Ruge Architekten
Location: Potsdam-Mittelmark,
Design Team: Peter Ruge, Matthias Matschewski, Kayoko Uchiyama, Akane Tazawa
Year: 2011
Area: 360 sqm
Structural Engineering: ASBA Ingenieurbüro Bauplanung GmbH
Facade Engineering: Frontplan Ingenieurbüro
Construction Company: Horst Kasimir Bauunternehmung GmbH
Client: Otte-Projektmanagment
Photographs: Werner Huthmacher

Palais Thermal / KTP Architecten + formTL

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Architects: formTL + KTP Architecten
Location: ,
Fitter: Velabran/Novum
Client: Staatsbad Wildbad Bäder- und Kurbetriebs GmbH
Photographs: Roland Halbe

Pump House / Heinrich Böll Architekt

© Thomas Mayer

Architects: Heinrich Böll Architekt
Location: ,
Structural Engineer: Lederhose, Wittler & Partner
Mechanical Engineer: PSF
Client: NRW
Year: 2012
Photographs: Thomas Mayer, Courtesy of Heinrich Böll Architect

Tour Total / Barkow Leibinger Architects

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Architects: Barkow Leibinger Architects
Location: ,
Project Management: Klaus Reintjes
Design And Building Staff: Hans-Georg Bauer, Andreas Lang, Christina Möller, Ruwen Rimpau, Tobias Wenz
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Christian Richters, Johannes Förster, Corinne Rose, Ina Reinecke, Nicole Nunez

New Building of Depot and Workshops + State Museum Winning Proposal / Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten

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Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the competition for the new building of depot and workshops for the regional authorities for culture and preservation of historical monuments and state museum in , Germany. Located on the former barrack ground on the Johannes‐Stelling Street, the proposed concept completes the former military base in the southern part. Records and documents from over 60 different sites are combined in the central repository and its associated workshops while a connecting structure combines three different depots to the workshop building in the South. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Winning Proposal / Henning Larsen Architects

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Henning Larsen Architects just won the competition for a new research building for the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in . The Center is one of Germany’s leading research institutions and conducts research on renewable energy. Carefully integrated into the surrounding context, the building features various heights that relate to the city and adjacent buildings. The building will create a new, distinctive entrance to Stuttgarter Engineering Park and provide an insight into the ongoing research. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Ingelheim Funeral Chapel / Bayer & Strobel Architekten

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Architects: Bayer & Strobel Architekten
Location: ,
Design Team: Gunther Bayer, Peter Strobel
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Bayer & Strobel Architekten

Haus BRU 1.25 / SoHo Architektur

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Architects: SoHo Architektur
Location: , Bavaria,
Architect In Charge: Alexander Nägele
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 90 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of SoHo Architektur

Extension of Gate A at Frankfurt Airport / gmp Architekten

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Architects: gmp Architekten
Location: , Germany
Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Jürgen Hillmer
Design Team: Klaus Lenz, Sebastian Flatau, Ingo Beckmann, Kai Beckmann, Markus Carlsen, Christian Dahle, Henning Fritsch, Ben Joscha Grope, Markus Helmin, Matthias Holtschmidt, Silke Jessen, Eduard Kaiser, Raimund Kinski, Prisca Marschner, Rouven Oberdieck
Project Leaders Susanne: Winter, Reiner Schröder
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Marcus Bredt

‘Beyond Green! Tall Buildings in a Sustainable Future’ Symposium

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Taking place October 10-12 at the University of Stuttgart, , the “Beyond Green! – Tall Buildings in a Sustainable Future” symposium focuses on how tall buildings be designed, built and maintained in a sustainable fashion. The keynote lectures will be held by Christoph Ingenhoven and Helmut Jahn_Murphy/Jahn. The sessions are dedicated to urban development and economy, ecology, planning and realization, structure and skin and building services. More information after the break.

‘Richard Meier. Building as Art’ Exhibition

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Taking place September 30-March 3 at the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck in Remagen, , the ‘Richard Meier. Building as Art exhibition illustrates Richard Meier’s complex design process using prominent buildings and projects from his entire work history. The main focus will be on his museum buildings, as well as on the residential projects created at the start of his career in the USA. The works on display included in the exhibition explore the concept of an architecturally composed space on the basis of five aspects: site, proportion, light, route and color. The exhibition includes a selection of models, original sketches, renderings and photographs. More information after the break.

Reflecting Cube / Helwig Haus + Raum Planungs GmbH

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Architects: Helwig Haus + Raum Planungs GmbH
Location: Weinheim,
Project Team: Angie Pavic, Martina Inhofer, Madeleine Mentenich, Dirk Helwig
Landscape Architect: Nicole Freitag, Mannheim
Photographs: Kristof Lemp

Illumination: Business Area, Olympic Hall / pfarré lighting design

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Serving as a backstage area for artists who perform at the Olympic Hall in , the business area can be booked for conferences, meetings, seminars and other events. In order to meet established requirements calling for variable use of the business area, pfarré lighting design created a system which is as effective when the area has no partitions as when it is subdivided into separate areas. More images and their description after the break.

Yoo Apartments / Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten

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Architects: Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten
Location: Hamburg,
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 3,700 sqm
Photographs: HG Esch

In Progress: Truman Plaza / Wiel Arets Architects

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Located in Zehlendorf, the Truman Plaza parallels the adjacent Clayallee and is part of a larger master plan that balances its historical urban context with its integration of a delicate onsite forest. Designed by Wiel Arets Architects, the project, which is currently in progress, includes offices, retail, health and sports facilities, which together form an urban setting situated around a central plaza within this leafy borough on the edge of Berlin. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Library and Media Centre / Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten

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Architects: Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten
Location: , Germany
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 8,000 sqm
Photographs: Christian Richters

Mittlerer Ring / Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten

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Architects: Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten
Location: Munich,
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 12,250 sqm
Photographs: Christian Richters

Illumination: Small Olympic Hall / pfarré lighting design

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With a capacity of 3600 places, and an alternative to its ‘grand sister’, the small olympic hall, is embedded carefully in the protected Olympic Park ensemble as it almost disappears. With pfarré lighting design working closely with the architects, the attic has been detailed to house a linear, dimmable lighting system. The huge notch, cut into the hill, which covers the building, was underlined with light on both sides. More images and their description after the break.