J. Mayer H. Designs 70-Meter Tower for Duesseldorf

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J. Mayer H. has been crowned as winner of an invited competition to design a 19-story medical services and residential high-rise in the center of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region. The “sculptural” tower, which is defined by the horizontal “cloud-shaped” aluminum strips that cloak its facade, is designed to “provide a natural atmosphere” enhanced by planted terraces and balconies overlooking the adjacent landscape of the Rheinaue and views of Duesseldorf. 

Gamsei / Buero Wagner

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Architects: Buero Wagner
Location: Buttermelcherstraße 9, 80469 Munich, Germany
Design Team: F. Wagner,
Collaborators: Karl and Maxi Wagner
Area: 40.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jann Averweser, Simon and Sebastian Schels

House in the Woods / Claim

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Architects: Claim
Location: Groß Glienicke, ,
Architect In Charge: Olga Skaba & Hartmut Flothmann
Area: 162.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: claim and G.Jankowski

Barkow Leibinger Places Third in Berlin’s Tallest Tower Competition

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In a competition that ultimately crowned Frank Gehry as winner, ’s Barkow Leibinger placed third with their 150-meter “faceted stacked building” proposal clad in . Aimed to be Berlin’s tallest building, the apartment and hotel tower is planned to be the city’s first high-rise residential development since the 1970s.

Archaeological Pavilion / kadawittfeldarchitektur

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Architects: kadawittfeldarchitektur
Location: Aachen,
Area: 155.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jens Kirchner, Jörg Hempel

Raimund Abraham’s Last Project Realized at Former NATO Missile Base

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Raimund Abraham’s last project, a “stunning” design for a building atop an unused NATO missile base in , has been realized four years after the architect’s death. At the time of his passing, Abraham was working on this project as part of a unique outdoor art complex close to Düsseldorf, Germany. A competition has now been announced to determine the future for the space which has become an “an integral part of Hombroich’s cultural sphere.”

Superbude 2 / Dreimeta

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Architects: Dreimeta
Location: ,
Collaborators: Judy Hänel, Andrea Kraft, Britta Kleweken
Year: 2012
Photographs: Steve Herud

Hall 32 / Heinrich Böll Architekt

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Architects: Heinrich Böll Architekt
Location: ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thomas Mayer

Frank Gehry Chosen to Design Berlin’s Tallest Tower

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Gehry Partners has been selected over David Chipperfield, Adjaye Associates and seven other practices in an invited competition for a 300-unit residential tower in . The winning proposal, deemed “the most compelling” by jury for its rotating stacks of sculptural, stone-clad cubes that rise up to 150 meters, is expected to be ’s tallest skyscraper and ’s tallest residential tower.

“Gehry’s design is strong in visual expression and introduces an unusually eccentric, new pattern for this location. Nevertheless, the façade radiates agreeable tranquility. In addition, the design blends well with the neighborhood and conveys all aspects of metropolitan living,” commented Regula Lüscher, Senate Building Director.

Visitor Center Emscher Village / Ooze Architects

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Architects: Ooze Architects
Location: ,
Area: 1263.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Roman Mensing

Mannheim Water Treatment Works / Motorplan Architektur + Stadtplanung

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Architects: Motorplan Architektur + Stadtplanung
Location: Käfertaler Straße 265, Mannheim,
Project Team: Bernhard Wondra, Architect BDA; Stefan Trosdorf, Architect; Jacqueline Schmidt, Architect; Goran Medan, Architect; Urs Löffelhardt, Architect BDA; Paul Heemskerk, Dipl Ing; Irina Fedjukina, B.A.; Evgenia Neufeld, B.A.; Melanie Schenkel, B.A.
Area: 3,060 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Oli Hege

Research Building DLR SpaceLIFT / Ksg Architekten + Architekten BDA Feldschnieders + Kister

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Architects: Architekten BDA Feldschnieders + Kister + Ksg Architekten
Location: Robert-Hooke-Straße 7, Bremen, Germany
Area: 3,850 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of KSG Architekten + BDA Feldschnieders + Kister

Tagungshotel Kloster Haydau / Störmer Murphy and Partners

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Architects: Störmer Murphy and Partners
Location: In der Haydau, 34326 Morschen,
Client: B. Braun Melsungen AG.
Area: 8320.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ali Moshiri

Vista House / Alexander Brenner Architects

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Architects: Alexander Brenner Architects
Location: ,
Area: 196 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Zooey Braun

ip company / cp architektur

© Christian Prasser

Architects: cp architektur
Location: Visbeker Damm 34, Visbek,
Area: 1,196 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Christian Prasser

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we’ve rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: . Check out the projects after the break…

Hamburg’s Plan to Eliminate Cars in 20 Years

About 40% of the area of Hamburg, the second largest city in , is made up of green areas, cemeteries, sports facilities, gardens, parks and squares. For the first time ever, the city has decided to unite them together via pedestrian and cycle routes. It’s all part of the “Green Network Plan,” which aims to eliminate the need for vehicles in Hamburg over the next 20 years.

According to city spokeswoman Angelika Fritsch, the project will help to turn the city into a one-of-a-kind, integrated system: “Other , including London, have green rings, but the green network will be unique in covering an area from the outskirts to the city centre. In 15 to 20 years you’ll be able to explore the city exclusively on bike and foot.”

More details, after the break.

Photographer Victor Enrich Reshapes an Existing Hotel, 88 Times

Architectural photographer Victor Enrich has shared with ArchDaily a series of 88 images — one for every key in the classical piano —  exploring the various formal possibilities of the  in Munich, . “I found it beautiful,” says Enrich, “to connect two distinct artistic disciplines such as photography and computer graphics with the piano.” See further illustrations and read a full description of his thought process following the break.