Kulturbau and mall / Benthem Crouwel Architects

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Architects: , Benthem Crouwel Architects
Location: Zentralplatz, 56068 Koblenz,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jens Kirchner

House S / becker architekten

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Architects: becker architekten
Location: , Germany
Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of becker architekten

Competence Centre Glastroesch / becker architekten

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Architects: becker architekten
Location: Im Allmey 14, 87435 Kempten,
Project Team: Michael Becker, Bernhard Kast, Franz G. Schroeck
Area: 2414.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of becker architekten

Living on Kunstcampus Winning Proposal / Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten


Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten was recently announced as the first prize winner for their proposal in the Living on Kunstcampus competition. Situated in the heart of , on the estate of the Hamburger Bahnhof, a new quarter will be created there, including the dominant urban planning element called the “Kunstkubus”. A lengthy building with a faceted surface gives the residential area its own urban planning presence. All apartments radiate spaciousness, and can be freely partitioned and enter into a relationship with the city through large loggias, or so-called “green rooms”. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House Zochental / Liebel Architekten BDA

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Architects: Liebel Architekten BDA
Location: , Germany
Team: Bernd Liebel, Steffen Kainzbauer, Frank Weinschenk, Karin Dischinger-Hänle
Year: 2010
Photographs: Michael Schnell

Townhouse Oberwall / Apool Architects

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Architects: Apool Architects
Location: , Germany
Architect In Charge: Dominik Franz, Jesper Reinholt
Area: 539 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Apool Architects

ajando Next Level CRM / Peter Stasek Architect

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Architects: Peter Stasek Architect
Location: Industriestr. 35, 68169 Mannheim,
Design Team: Luana Kroner-Stasek, Dimitrios Ciatipis
Collaborating Architects: Loftwerk Karlsruhe
Area: 750.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Claus Morgenstern

Nach Hause Kommen Winning Proposal / Studio BANG

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Studio BANG shared with us their winning proposal for the IBA Basel competition to design a settlement for commuters in , Germany. With a strong focus on the last part of the commuters daily way back home, this new settlement is composed of 3 different row-housing units with 28 of them forming a structure that is slightly denser than the surrounding single-family house units. Thus, lower building costs and a closer community is enabled. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AIV-Schinkel-Wettbewerb Competition Winning Proposal / David Weclawowicz + Dagmara Sietko- Sierkiewicz

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The architecture student team collaboration of Dagmara Sietko- Sierkiewicz and David Weclawowicz of the Wroclaw University of Technology shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the AIV Schinkel- Wettbewerb 2013 competition. With this year’s topic of “TXL transformation”, their challenge was to develop a quarter made from a new typology of hybrid-buildings, containing a manufacture (production hall), flats and retail services after closing the airport Tegel in the year 2014. This winning concept focuses on using the production facilities after hours as a leisure destination. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Medical Library Oasis / HPP Architets + Volker Weuthen

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Architects: HPP Architets
Location: ,
Design Team: Myriam Hamdi, Stephan Heimann, Bärbel Walger, Wolfgang Miazgowski, Anja Biechele
Area: 19,950 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ralph Richter, Jens Kirchner

Kinderhouse Arche Noah / Liebel Architekten BDA

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Architects: Liebel Architekten BDA
Location: Hüttlingen,
Team: Bernd Liebel, Steffen Kainzbauer, Frank Weinschenk, Karin Dischinger-Hänle
Year: 2011
Photographs: Michael Schnell

Christo Unveils Inflatable, Light-Infused Installation in Germany

© Wolfgang Volz, 2013 Christo

The internationally – and often controversial - acclaimed artist Christo has unveiled the “largest indoor sculpture ever made”. Prepared to debut in a public exhibition starting March 16, the inflated “Big Air Package” has been designed to occupy a 117-meter-tall former gas tank known as Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany. The 90-meter-high, 50-meter-wide sculpture is made from 20,350 square meters of semitransparent polyester fabric and 4,500 meters of rope, with a total weight of 5.3 tons and a volume of 177,000 cubic meters. 

The seemingly endless, inflatable was conceived in 2010 and is Christo’s first major work after the passing of his wife and artistic partner Jeanne-Claude in 2009.

More on Christo’s “Big Air Package” after the break…

The ‘Power of Architecture’: Louis Kahn Exhibition

Salk Instutute in La Jolla, California, Louis Kahn 1959-65 C. The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania / © John Nicolais

Celebrating one of the great master builders of the twentieth century, the Louis Kahn exhibition is taking place now until August 11, 2013. The ‘Power of Architecture’, presented by the Vitra Design Museum is the first major retrospective of Kahn’s work in two decades. The exhibition encompasses an unprecedented and diverse range of architectural models, original drawings, photographs and films. All of Kahn’s important projects are extensively documented — from his early urban planning concepts and single-family houses to monumental late works. More information after the break.

Covus / sbp

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Interior Designers: sbp
Location: ,
Client: Covus Central GmbH, Berlin
Area: 1,200 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Karsten Knocke

House with Music Room / Beer Architektur Städtebau

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Architects: Beer Architektur Städtebau
Location: , Germany
Structural Engineering: Gordian Kley
Area: 440 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Daniel Mosch

Filmtheater Weltspiegel Cottbus / Studio Alexander Fehre

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Architects: Studio Alexander Fehre
Location: Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße 78, 03046 Cottbus,
Design Team: Alexander Fehre, Roger Gasperlin, Judy Hänel
Client: Ralf Zarnoch
Area: 1450.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Zooey Braun

Cargocenter Frankfurt / Kölling Architekten

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Architects: Kölling Architekten
Location: Europa-Allee, 60327 , Germany
Builder: Messe Frankfurt Venue GmbH & Co. KG
Area: 74750.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Christoph Kraneburg

The Squaire / JSK

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Architects: JSK
Location: Airport, 60547 , Germany
Area: 140000.0 ft2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Nicolae Sotir, Roland Horn, Martin Joppen, Bavaria Luftbild, Leitner, Euroluftbild