Haus der Zukunft (‘House of the Future’) Competition Entry / Dietmar Köring, Simon Takasaki, EyeTry

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Designed by Dietmar Köring, Simon Takasaki and EyeTry, the proposal for the Haus der Zukunft (‘House of the Future’) responds to ’s strict urban context: the concept of the “urban block” is touched upon and developed further. The building is partially lifted off the ground, and takes up the general building height of common housing. The fluid ground floor concept takes users into the open and dynamic spaces of the building’s interior. The urban block features three-dimensional cuts on the side facing the park, which creates a contemporary, clear structure, blurring the boundaries between exterior and interior. More images and designers’ description after the break.

Iba Dock / Architech

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Architects: Architech
Location: ,
Design Team: Han Slawik
Client: IBA Hamburg GmbH
Area: 1,075 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Rüdiger Mosler, Courtesy of Architech – Architecture and Technology, Courtesy of IBA Hamburg GmbH

Leipzig Freedom and Unity Memorial Competition Entry / Mateo Arquitectura

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Designed by Mateo Arquitectura, the purpose of the Freedom and Unity Memorial is to commemorate the “Peaceful Revolution” of 1989 that made a decisive place for the fall of the Berlin wall with the construction of this monument. The memory they aim to commemorate is that of a peaceful mass change, with no hierarchies, that we see in historic photos as points of light, changing like a surging sea. Formally and conceptually, the architects decided that their intervention here should address surface rather than volume; it should be horizontal rather than vertical. More images and architects’ description after the break.

White Mountain Chilean Contemporary Architecture Exhibition

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Taking place October 26-December 2, the White Mountain Chilean Contemporary Architecture exhibition is composed of a selection of relevant works. Put on by Aedes Berlin, the event highlights the richness of the recent projects is originated and developed within its landscape. The atmospheric design of the exhibition demonstrates this significant creative moment of the Chilean buildings, often described as the continent’s most interesting today. For more information, please visit here.

Schlump ONE / J. Mayer H. Architects

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Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
Location: Schlump ONE – Hamburg,
Architect In Charge: Hans Schneider
Design Team: Juergen Mayer H., Christoph Emenlauer, Mehrdad Mashaie, Ana Alonso de la Varga
Landscape Architects: Breimann Bruun Simons
Structural Engineers: WTM Engineers
Building Services: Energiehaus Ingenieure
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jan Bitter, Ludger Paffrath

House O / Peter Ruge Architekten

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Architects: Peter Ruge Architekten
Location: -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: Bad Wildbad, Germany
Fitter: Velabran/Novum
Client: Staatsbad Wildbad Bäder- und Kurbetriebs GmbH
Photographs: Roland Halbe

Pump House / Heinrich Böll Architekt

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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 Schwerin, . 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 ’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: Heimertingen, 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: Frankfurt,
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 , Germany, 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: , Germany
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.