Films & Architecture: “Æon Flux”

This week we propose you to see this interesting film that came to the big screen from the sci-fi animation serie of the same name. Locations for the movie were carefully selected to generate the futuristic environment where the story takes place. Recorded mainly in , from a crematorium and parks, to an embassy and a world cultures centre were used in the different scenes.

I guess most of our readers already know this movie. If not, it is time for you to find it, enjoy a great film and tell us your thoughts!

Culture and Congress Center / gmp architekten

© Marcus Bredt

Architects: gmp architekten
Location: Worms,
Design Team: Volkwin Marg, Hubert Nienhoff, Kristian Uthe-Spencker
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Marcus Bredt

Haws W / Kraus Schoenberg Architects

© Ioana Marinescu

Architects: Kraus Schoenberg Architects
Location: Hamburg,
Area: 130 sqm
Photographs: Ioana Marinescu

H27D / Kraus Schoenberg Architects

© Ioana Marinescu

Architects: Kraus Schoenberg Architects
Location: Constance,
Area: 930 sqm
Cost: 1,5 mio.€
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Ioana Marinescu

   

Wupper-Bridge Opladen / Ağırbaş & Wienstroer

© Thomas Mayer

Architects: Ağırbaş & Wienstroer
Location: Opladen, ,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Thomas Mayer

‘Bambooline Berlin’ / Peter Ruge Architekten

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Designed by Peter Ruge Architekten, the ‘Bambooline ’ project, exhibited at Gallery DEN in Berline, explores the city’s urban development and proposes a new approach for the temporary, interim use of sustainable urban wasteland. This new, imaginary band complements the historically developed lines of the cityscape. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Centre for Virtual Engineering / UNStudio

© Christian Richters

Architects: UNStudio
Location: , Germany
Design Team: Ben van Berkel
Proyect Year: 2012
Photographs: Christian Richters

MyZeil Shopping Mall / Studio Fuksas

© Karsten Monnerjahn

Architects: Studio Fuksas - Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Interior Design: Fuksas Design
Location: , Germany
Address: Grosse Eschenheimer Strasse 10-14
Period: 2002-2009 
Client: PalaisQuartier GmBH & CO., KG
Surface:  Built Surface – 77,000 sq.m., Facade – 8,500 sq.m., Cover – 13,000 sq.m.
Engineering:  Structures – Knippers-Helbig Beratende Ingenieure, ; Krebs und Kiefer Beratende Ingenieure für das Bauwesen GmbH, Darmstadt | Realization of the façade and covering – Waagner Biro Stahlbau AG, Wien

   

JOH 3 / J. Mayer H. Architects

© Ludger Paffrath

Architect: J. Mayer H. Architects
Location: Berlin, Germany
Project Architect: Hans Schneider
Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Marcus Blum, Wilko Hoffmann, Filipa Frois Almeida
Competition Team: Juergen Mayer H., Thorsten Blatter, Marcus Blum
Completion: Spring 2012
Client: Euroboden Berlin GmbH
Architect on Site: Architekturbuero Wiesler, with Thomas Quinten Projektmanagement, Berlin
Structural Engineers: EiSat GmbH, Berlin
Photographs: Ludger Paffrath, Patricia Parinejad, Rick Jannack

   

‘Gerrit Rietveld – The Revolution of Space’ Exhibition

Red-Blue Chair, , 1918/1923 © VG Bild-Kunst, 2012, Photo: Andreas Sutterlin

Taking place now until September 16, 2012, the Vitra Design Museum is exhibiting “Gerrit Rietveld – The Revolution of Space”. The Dutchman Gerrit Rietveld (1888-1964) was one of the most important designers and architects of the 20th century. Today his work is primarily associated with his two most famous designs, which have become icons of modernism: the Red-Blue Chair (1918/1923) and the Rietveld-Schröder House (1924). But this exhibition shows that Rietveld’s oeuvre contains many more facets that deserve to be rediscovered. This is the first major retrospective on Gerrit Rietveld to be presented to the German-speaking public since 1996. Comprising around 320 objects – including furniture, models, paintings, photographs, films and approximately 100 original drawings and plans – it offers a comprehensive overview of the Dutch designer’s work. For more information on the exhibition, please visit here.

Green Climate Fund Headquarters / LAVA

© MIR

The Federal Republic of recently chose the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) as the designers for their bid to host the Secretariat of the Green Climate Fund [GCF] in , Germany. With a design inspired by the beautiful setting in the Rhine valley, and with curvilinear forms, nature light wells, roof top gardens and a large sunken terrace for the restaurant, the three level structure will comply with the latest energy and building ecology standards, meeting the highest demands in terms of sustainability (German gold certificate), ecology and energy efficiency (net zero energy). More images and architects’ description after the break.

Passive House Plus / Onix & Kunst + Herbert

© IBA Hamburg GmbH / Martin Kunze

Architects: Onix & Kunst + Herbert
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Photographs: IBA Hamburg GmbH/Martin Kunze

Golden Workshop / Modulorbeat Ambitious Urbanists & Planners

© Christian Richters

Architects: Modulorbeat Ambitious Urbanists & Planners
Location: , Westphalia, Domplatz,
Collaborators: Students at the Msa | Münster School of Architecture
Design Team: Marc Günnewig and Jan Kampshoff with Hélène Bangert, Andre Becker, Rainer Borgmann, Daniel Gardeweg, Anne Gerling, Marta Hristova, Frederick Rode, Eric Sievers
Client: LWL State Museum for Art and Art History, Münster (D)
Completion: February 2012
Building Cost: € 160,000
Utility Space: approx. 95 sqm
Photographs: Christian Richters

New Bauhaus Museum / Pedro Monteiro, Rodrigo Cruz, Sérgio Silva

Courtesy of Pedro Monteiro, , and

The design proposal for the New Bauhaus Museum by Pedro Monteiro, Rodrigo Cruz, and Sérgio Silva establishes a volumetric relation with the Gauforum in regard to its location. The first thing you see is a tower of light. It leads the way. As you walk along the narrow line of Oskar Schlemmer’s logo, you are entering Bauhaus. As it gains depth, the two-dimensional design of the logo becomes a geometrical stone sculpture. Its occupation defines its architecture. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Hafen / Murphy/Jahn

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Architects: Murphy/Jahn 
Location: Düsseldorf,
Completion: 2010
Height: 70M
Area: 14,625sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn

   

‘Follow Me: Berlin’s Airport’ Conference

© Philip Winkelmeyer

Hosted by Topos Magazine, the ‘Follow Me: Berlin’s Airport’ Conference will be taking place in the disused buildings of Tempelhof Airport on June 5. A number of prominent European Architects, Urban Designers & Landscape Architects will be giving lectures / presentations on the re-appropriation of redundant airports. What role will this new airport on the fringes of play in the development of the city into the future? What will become of Tempelhof, Tegel & Gatow? The Topos Landscape Award will also be presented. Tours of Tempelhof will be offered on the following day. For more detailed information on the event, please visit here.

 

Flashback: Post Tower / Murphy/Jahn

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Architects: Murphy/Jahn
Location: , Germany
Height: 162.40
Area: 73,501 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn

Trianel GmbH Corporate Centre / gmp Architekten

Courtesy of gmp Architekten

gmp Architekten shared with us their first prize winning proposal for the Trianel GmgH Corporate Centre in , . The new building is located along a major road next to the Tivoli stadium. From 2013 on it is to be built in two phases, the first of which comprises 9,600 square metres of gross floor area and will accommodate 400 members of staff. In the second, optional phase the building can be extended by 4,800 square metres to accommodate a further 200 employees. The building’s sustainability concept merits a silver DGNB certificate. More images and architects’ description after the break.