VIDEO: Light Installation Transforms Cylindrical Tower

The bowels of a Gasometer may be an unlikely place to stage a light installation, however, URBANSCREEN, a German company, has done just that. 320 Licht is a spectacle of light and sound within a cylindrical volume over 300 feet high. With the help of Epson , URBANSCREEN was able to sync 21 separate projectors for a 22 minute loop, documenting the process in the amazing high-definition video above. Enjoy!

House WZ / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten

© Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart

Architects: Bernd Zimmermann Architekten
Location: , Germany
Structural Engineer: Rainer Klein, Sachsenheim
Year: 2013
Photographs: Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart

Exhibition: New Moscow – Новая Москва, Urban Development by International Competitions 2012-2014

National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) / © Heneghan Peng, Dublin

A new series of international architecture competitions are characterizing a clear change in the current urban planning strategy of Moscow. The initiator of these developments is the incumbent chief architect of the Russian capital, Sergey Kuznetsov. Together with his team, he has breathed new life into Moscow’s urban development since taking office in mid 2012. The exhibition New Moscow – Новая Москва presents two international competitions – from the fields of landscape planning (1st prize Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York) and cultural building (1st prize Heneghan Peng, Dublin) – and through these demonstrates the great gains for the city’s urban planning that are being drawn from this open, global approach.

Both of the competitions presented in the exhibition demonstrate the great potential for development and innovation in Moscow to meet the growing demands of the city residents for cultural and leisure facilities. A further important topic is the extension of the traffic infrastructure of this growing city, which is initiating a radical change in the building policy of the Russian capital.

For more information, please click here.

Title: New Moscow – Новая Москва, Urban Development by International Competitions 2012-2014
From: Sat, 31 May 2014 
Until: Sat, 05 Jul 2014 
Venue: Aedes am Pfefferberg
Address: 10119 ,

House A / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten

© Valentin Wormbs

Architects: Bernd Zimmermann Architekten
Location: Haigerloch,
Year: 2011
Photographs: Valentin Wormbs

Youth-Club Extension / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten

© Prof. Valentin Wormbs,

Architects: Bernd Zimmermann Architekten
Location: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Year: 2006
Photographs: Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart

Treehouse Solling / baumraum

© Markus Bollen

Architects: baumraum
Location: , Germany
Area: 37.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Markus Bollen

Lecture Series: Japanese Architecture at at Cologne University

The Faculty of Architecture at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences will host a lecture series on Japanese architecture. The program will start April 8 with Junya Ishigami and will continue until June 24 with lectures by Shin Takamatsu & Takeshi Katagiri, recent Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban, Ryusuke Kojio, Sou Fujimoto, Hitoshi Abe and Hiroaki Kimura.

For more information, you can click here (website in German).

Title: Lecture Series: Japanese Architecture at at University
Website: http://architecturaltuesday.wordpress.com/
From: Tue, 08 Apr 2014
Until: Tue, 24 Jun 2014
Venue: Faculty of Architecture, Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Address: Betzdorfer Straße 2, 50679 Cologne,

House P+G / Architekten Wannenmacher+ Möller GmbH

© Jose Campos

Architects: Architekten Wannenmacher+ Möller GmbH
Location: , Germany
Area: 425.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jose Campos

OMA Tops BIG, Büro Ole Scheeren to Design Axel Springer Campus in Berlin

OMA’s winning proposal for the Axel Springer Campus in . Image Courtesy of Axel Springer SE

After deliberating over the stellar proposals of three renowned firmsBIG, Büro Ole Scheeren, and OMA, Berlin-based media company AXEL SPRINGER SE has just announced that ’ design is the winning proposal for their new office building.

The task of the competition was to create additional space for the media company, particularly its digital offers, and thus design a workplace fit for the future of online media. Koolhaas’ design, which features a large 30-meter high atrium or “open valley” with interconnected terraces and public workspaces for both individual, collaborative, and mobile work, won favor with the jury for its forward-thinking concept. As Dr. Mathias Döpfner, Chief Executive Officer of Axel Springer SE, commented: “[Koolhaas] presented the conceptually and esthetically most radical model. The fundamental innovation of working environments will support the cultural transformation towards a digital publishing house.”

For his part, Koolhaas had this to say: “It is a wonderful occasion to build in Berlin again, on this historical site of all places, for a client who has mobilized architecture to help perform a radical change…a workplace in all its dimensions.”

See more of OMA’s winning proposal, after the break…

AD Classics: Weissenhof-Siedlung Houses 14 and 15 / Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret

© Hassan Bagheri / hbarchitectural.com

The two-family structure known as Houses 14 and 15, designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret in 1927, is one of the earliest built manifestations of the Five Points of a New Architecture.  Located on the outskirts of Stuttgart, the attached dwellings were part of the Weissenhof-Siedlung (Weissenhof Estate), an experimental housing development and exposition of Modern architecture.  A progressive precedent for the emerging International Style’s work in serves as a critical prototype in the development and realization of the Swiss architect’s architectural identity, which would revolutionize 20th century architecture.

J. Mayer H. Designs Interactive Playscape for Children

© Uwe Walter for Autostadt

An expansion to their permanent Level Green exhibition at Volkswagen Autostadt visitor’s center in Wolfsburg, J. MAYER H. has completed a “playful learning landscape”  of inhabitable solid wood sculptures that allow children to explore various aspects of sustainability. From the “issue of mobility” to cooking courses, the “MobiVersum” is designed to challenge children’s motor skills and imagination. 

Neubau Parkhaus SMA / HHS Planer + Architekten AG

© Constantin Meyer

Architects: HHS Planer + Architekten AG
Location: ,
Area: 14753.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Constantin Meyer

Consolidated Urbanism by Labor4plus Wins Lake Zwenkau Planning Competition

Courtesy of Labor4plus

The winning entry of the Northern Shore Lake Zwenkau competition, which challenged select firms to introduce “holiday villages” and recreational activities to a small lake twenty minutes outside of LeipzigGermanywas proposed by Labor4plus. Dubbed “Yearning Spaces,” the proposal envisions a Western harbor village that concentrates recreational activity along the northern coast of Lake Zenkau and connects to eastwardly located “hermit huts” via hiking trails paralleling the shore.

Community Centre Lohfelden / HHS Planer + Architekten AG

© Constantin Meyer

Architects: HHS Planer + Architekten AG
Location: ,
Area: 425.0 sqm
Year: 2005
Photographs: Constantin Meyer

House I / Stephan Maria Lang

© Hans Kreye

Architects: Stephan Maria Lang
Location: ,
Year: 2009
Photographs: Hans Kreye

Bahnhofplatz Aachen / HH+F Architekten Hentrup Heyes + Fuhrmann

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Architects: HH+F Architekten Hentrup Heyes + Fuhrmann
Location: Bahnhofplatz, 52064 , Germany
Area: 8400.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of HH+F Architekten Hentrup Heyes + Fuhrmann, Jörg Hempel Photodesign, Kai Kasugai

House K / Stephan Maria Lang

© Hans Kreye

Architects: Stephan Maria Lang
Location: , Germany
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hans Kreye, Sebastian Kolm

Psychiatric Centre Friedrichshafen / Huber Staudt Architekten

© Werner Huthmacher

Architects: Huber Staudt Architekten
Location: ,
Design Team: Julian Arons, Magdalena Falska, António Henriques, Christian Huber, Leander Moons, Jördis Petzold, Joachim Staudt, Sofia Theodorou
Area: 3,274 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Werner Huthmacher