St. Gallus Community Centre / netzwerkarchitekten

© Jörg Hempel

Architects: netzwerkarchitekten
Location: Traminer Straße 8, 63322 ,
Area: 420.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jörg Hempel

House B10 / Werner Sobek Group

© Zooey Braun

Architects: Werner Sobek Group
Location: Bruckmannweg 10, 70191 , Germany
Year: 2014
Photographs: Zooey Braun

Fichte-Gymnasium Grammar School / netzwerkarchitekten

© Jörg Hempel

Architects: netzwerkarchitekten
Location: Sophienstraße, , Germany
Year: 2015
Photographs: Jörg Hempel

Autobahn Church Siegerland / Schneider+Schumacher

© Helen Schiffer

Architects: Schneider+Schumacher
Location: Wilnsdorf,
Architects In Charge: Michael Schumacher, Hans Eschmann
Area: 240.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Helen Schiffer

R50 – Cohousing / ifau und Jesko Fezer + HEIDE & VON BECKERATH

© Andrew Alberts

Location: Ritterstraße 50, 10969 Berlin,
Architect In Charge: Verena von Beckerath, Jesko Fezer, Tim Heide, Christoph Heinemann, Susanne Heiss, Christoph Schmidt
Area: 2037.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Andrew Alberts

Office Mindmatters / PARAT

© Andreas Meichsner

Architects: PARAT
Location: Hamburg,
Area: 360.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Andreas Meichsner

Office Building / Blocher Blocher Partners

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Architects: Blocher Blocher Partners
Location: Herdweg 19, 70174 ,
Area: 3300.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners

O25′s “Future Logistics Building” Wins Second in Prologis 2030 Competition

Perspective, outside. Image Courtesy of

OFFICETWENTYFIVEARCHITECTS (O25) has won second prize the Prologis’ 2030 Design competition, which challenged participating firms from seven European countries to redefine what logistics buildings may look like in the future.

O25′s proposal utilizes a site similar to characteristic distribution sites, under the assumption that future demands will be closely aligned with current one. With this mentality, the design utilizes a greenfield site within close proximity to major transportation systems, but is not directly in the heart of the urban environment. Due to its semi-rural locality, the goal of the design was to create a functional and efficient distribution system that would not compete with, but rather complement, its surroundings, so unsightly features (storage areas) are located underground. Additional nods to the landscape are made by the integration of green space atop the loading bays.

Gleisdreieck Park / Atelier LOIDL

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Architects: Atelier LOIDL
Location: Yorckstraße, , Germany
Architect In Charge: Felix Schwarz, Andreas Lipp
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier LOIDL

Joseph Pschorr House / Kuehn Malvezzi

© Ulrich Schwarz

Architects: Kuehn Malvezzi
Location: Munich,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ulrich Schwarz

Concrete Love: The Böhm Family

This year’s Goethe Documentary Film Prize winner is Concrete Love: The Böhm Family. The German film, directed by Maurizius Staerkle-Drux, follows the daily routine of 93-year old architect Gottfried Böhm, documenting interactions with his family (and colleagues) and the inspiration for his work. It delves into the lifelong fervor Böhm has developed for design, family, and life. The jury acclaims, “the film tells a multi-layered tale of love, the passion for architecture and four generations of German history. With sensitive observations, intimate interviews and stirring filmic explorations of an extraordinary architectural legacy, the film creates a lasting impression of the buildings and the people.”

A space: Lofts in Berlin Mitte / plajer & franz studio

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Architects: plajer & franz studio
Location: Kremmener Straße 9, 10435 ,
Project Manager: Sophie Gatzke
Area: 400.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Christian Rudat

Beiersdorf Children’s Day Care Centre / Kadawittfeldarchitektur

© Werner Huthmacher

Architects: Kadawittfeldarchitektur
Location: Eimsbüttel, ,
Project Manager: Arno Schleicher, Ben Beckers
Area: 1750.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Werner Huthmacher

Sergei Tchoban on the Importance of Drawing and Details in Architecture

Berlin Art Link recently sat down with Russian-born, German architect Sergei Tchoban. In the interview above, he discusses his career, including working on the design for the Vostok Tower, Europe’s tallest skyscraper, and the recent opening of the Tchoban Foundation Museum for Architectural Drawing. This building houses his extensive personal works, as well as exhibitions by other artists.  “What is very important for me is the quality of all details, so you create a building from outline, from the silhouette, to the door lever. This building brings out a lot of our and my personal ideas about architecture and about details in architecture,” Tchoban said regarding his design for the Museum for Architectural Drawing. The exterior of the building expresses Tchoban’s devotion to draftsmanship– the facade of the building is etched with a graphic pattern based on sketches from artists Angelo Toseli and Pietro di Gottardo Gonzaga. “I’m very active in drawings, as a draftsman myself.  Drawing is a result of our thinking process and our thinking process is not only a thinking process with the head, with the mind, but also the process where you think with the whole body.” 

Coop Housing at River Spreefeld / Carpaneto Architekten + Fatkoehl Architekten + BARarchitekten

© Ute Zscharnt

Architects: , Fatkoehl Architekten, BARarchitekten
Location: Berlin,
Collaborators: Die Zusammenarbeiter, Christian Schöning, Angelika Drescher
Area: 7400.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ute Zscharnt, Daka, Michael Matuschka, Andreas Trogisch, Eric Tschernow, Johannes Dumpe

Fellows Pavilion – American Academy Berlin / Barkow Leibinger

© Stefan Müller

Architects: Barkow Leibinger
Location: , Germany
Project Architect: Tobias Wenz
Area: 85.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Stefan Müller, Simon Menges

Haus-Rucker-Co: Architectural Utopia Reloaded

Haus-Rucker-Co, Ballon für Zwei, Apollogasse, Wien, 1967. Image © Haus-Rucker-Co, Gerald Zugmann

When fears regarding environmental pollution and potential catastrophe were at a high in the 1970s, Haus-Rucker-Co set out to develop a “new concept of architecture.” Based in Vienna, the group was known for their interactive exhibitions and their development of utopian architectural ideas, which showed how people could affect their own environment. Now, their work between 1967 and 1977 is the theme of “Architectural Utopia Reloaded,” the latest exhibition on display at the Haus am Waldsee in .

HAWE Factory Kaufbeuren / Barkow Leibinger

© David Franck

Architects: Barkow Leibinger
Location: Bavaria,
Architects In Charge: Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger
Area: 50039.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: David Franck, Ina Reinecke