House E4 / Bembé Dellinger Architekten

© Stefan Müller Naumann

Architects: Bembé Dellinger Architekten
Location: ,
Year: 2009
Photographs: Stefan Müller Naumann

Bremerhaven University House T / Kister Scheithauer Gross Architects And Urban Planners + Architekten BDA Feldschnieders

© Christian Richters

Architects: Kister Scheithauer Gross Architects And Urban Planners + Architekten BDA Feldschnieders
Location: An der Karlstadt, Bremerhaven, Germany
Architect In Charge: Johannes
Design Team: Andrea Zoll, Gabriel Mörsch, Florian Henniges, Karen Albers, Sebastian Schröter, Marie-Sofie Schulte
Photographs: Christian Richters, Courtesy of KSG © Steffen Junghans

House N / Bembé Dellinger Architekten

© James Silverman

Architects: Bembé Dellinger Architekten
Location: Bachern,
Year: 2011
Photographs: James Silverman

Double Church for Two Faiths / Kister Scheithauer Gross Architects And Urban Planners

© Christian Richters

Architects: Kister Scheithauer Gross Architects And Urban Planners
Location: Freiburg im Breisgau,
Architect In Charge: Susanne Gross
Project Leader: Sándor Forgó
Photographs: Christian Richters

New Vision for Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1 Forecourt / Grimshaw Architects

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Grimshaw Architects recently announced their completion for a detailed masterplanning study for Fraport, which provides a new vision for the existing forecourt area at Airport’s Terminal 1. Using creative design solutions, the masterplan embraces the challenges presented at the site by bringing light, greenery, and fresh air into the heart of the airport. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House J / Bembé Dellinger Architekten

© Stefan Müller Naumann

Architects: Bembé Dellinger Architekten
Location: , Germany
Year: 2009
Photographs: Stefan Müller Naumann

A Space Shuttle for Bremen / Kister Scheithauer Gross Architects + Architekten BDA Feldschnieders + Kister

© Christian Richters

Architects: Kister Scheithauer Gross Architects And Urban Planners + Architekten BDA Feldschnieders + Kister
Location: , Germany
Area: 3,850 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Christian Richters

House R / Bembé Dellinger Architekten

© Stefan Müller Naumann

Architects: Bembé Dellinger Architekten
Location: ,
Year: 2009
Photographs: Stefan Müller Naumann

Ulm Synagogue / Kister Scheithauer Gross Architects and Urban Planners

© Christian Richters

Architects: Kister Scheithauer Gross Architects And Urban Planners
Location: Weinhof, , Germany
Design/responsible partner: Prof. Susanne Gross
Project manager, artistic director: Grzegorz Rybacki
Design Team: Fritz Keuten, Matthes Langhinrichs, Stefan Schwarz, Paul Youk
Client: Israelite Religious Community of Württemberg statutory corporation
Area: 1,980 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Christian Richters

‘Wolf D. Prix & Partner: 7+ Projects, Models, Plans, Sketches, Statements’ Coop Himmelb(l)au Exhibition

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On the occasion of Wolf D. Prix’ 70th birthday, the Architekturforum Aedes in Berlin is devoting an exhibition to Coop Himmelb(l)au entitled “Wolf D. Prix & Partner: 7+ Projects, Models, Plans, Sketches, Statements”. The event began on December 12 and ends January 24. The event highlights 70 years, 7 projects, the 7 lives of an architect as the magical number 7 has been integrated into the exhibition concept in a variety of ways. This show, which opened just one day before the 70th birthday of Coop Himmelb(l)au founder Wolf D. Prix, begins with a backward glance at the founding year of 1968 and the theoretical roots of this architectural partnership. For more information, please visit here.

LTD_1 / Peter Ruge Architekten

© Jens Willebrand

Architects: Peter Ruge Architekten
Location: Hamburg,
Design Team: Pysall Ruge, Peter Ruge, Justus Pysall, Nicole Kubath, Jan-Michael Strauch, George Bradburn, Tobias Ahlers, Matthias Matschewski, Bartlomiej Kisielewski, Maha Alusi, Yolanda Yuste, Philipp von Matt
Structural Engineering: Lichtenau Himburg Tebarth Bauingenieure GmbH
Mechanical & Electrical: Reese Beratende Ingenieure VDI
Client: L.T.D. Lübeckertordamm Entwicklungs-GmbH
Year: 2008
Photographs: Jens Willebrand, Klaus Frahm

Moleskine Debate: Wiel Arets, Peter Wilson and Cino Zucchi

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The Sketch, Script, Score. Figures of Architectural Thinking event is a conversation between Wiel Arets, Peter Wilson and Cino Zucchi presenting the “Inspiration and Process in Architecture” Moleskine book series. The event takes place at ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory in on December 14th at 6:00pm. Which role does drawing still have in the design process? Which are the most frequent sources of inspiration to influence the theoretical work that is behind the making of architecture? The debate means to investigate the role that tools like drawing, sketching, taking notes, still have in the design process of contemporary architects. The discussion will encourage debate on what could be the tools of architectural thinking and design, in relation to drawing which remains the most powerful means of conceptualizing and representing architecture.

Platoon Kunsthalle Berlin / Platoon Cultural Development

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Architects: Platoon Cultural Development
Location: Berlin,
Area: 435 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Platoon Kunsthalle Berlin

Kunsthalle Mannheim Winning Proposal / gmp Architekten

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Just this past Monday, gmp Architekten was awarded the contract to design the new Kunsthalle , a decision made by the Kunsthalle‘s jury. Their winning design portrays a symbolic identity, both on the outside and on the inside. The idea was to create a place that is easily remembered, and which appeals with its functional and urban quality. Analogous to the chess board type layout of ’s inner city, the design is a composition of several cubes, the regularity of which is however broken by an offset arrangement in terms of height and width, and also by the arrangement of squares within the development. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Films & Architecture: “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”

Going back to the times when cinema was recorded with no colours or sound, the German film “The Cabinet of Dr. ” by is a masterpiece that utilizes fully stylised sets with abstract spaces to represent different scenes. It’s considered one of the most influential movies of German expressionism, since many of the film’s unusual characteristics (from the geometric nature of the sets to the actors’ costumes) were decades ahead of their time.

Have you seen this classic? What do you think about how silent-era films depict space?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Museum of Historical Markmenship / Gnädinger Architekten

© Markus Hattwig

Architects: Gnädinger Architekten
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Christoph Claus
Design Team: Gnädinger, Babette Drillig, Karin Hirschmiller, Markus Hattwig
Year: 2011
Photographs: Markus Hattwig

House P / Heiderich Architekten

© Thomas Mayer

Architects: Heiderich Architekten
Location: ,
Structural Engineering: Lederhose & Wittler
Lighting: LDE Kober
Site Area: 3334
Area: 330 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Thomas Mayer

Hamburger Hof / NPS Tchoban Voss

© René Hoch

Architects: NPS Tchoban Voss
Location: Berlin-Mitte,
Area: 2,338 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: René Hoch