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Interview: Krogmann Headquarters / Despang Architekten

© Olaf Baumann
© Olaf Baumann

The Headquarters Krogmann in Lohne-Kroge, Germany, by Despang Architekten investigates the numerous characteristics and fundamental opportunities inherent within wood and exhibits a modern approach to the craftsmanship of traditional German vernacular. Designed as a new corporate center of operations for the woodworking company Krogmann,  this new office would need to succeed not only in handcrafting a new image for them, but also serve as a catalyst for future growth while showcasing their ability as ‘makers’ in the field of construction.  Having worked as the builders for several projects for Despang Architekten, their choice to retain them as the design architects for their own project was a natural extension of an already solid relationship built upon the dedication to quality and progressiveness. As an extension of this article, we also had the opportunity to speak with Principal and University of Hawaii Associate Professor Martin Despang about the process involved in the making of this project. More details and our Q&A with Martin after the break.

© Olaf Baumann © Olaf Baumann © Olaf Baumann Interview: Krogmann Headquarters / Despang Architekten

Casa Océano / SPACE

© Pim Schalkwijk
© Pim Schalkwijk

Architects: SPACE Location: Pedregal, Mexico City, Mexico Chief Designer: Juan Carlos Baumgartner, Jimena Fernández Navarra Design Team: Sergio Gaytán, Ana Mallón Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Pim Schalkwijk

Spain's Cultural Center / JSª

© Pedro Hiriat
© Pedro Hiriat

Architects: JSª Location: Mexico City, Mexico Architect In Charge: Javier Sánchez Design Team: Arquitectura 911 sc, Jose Castillo, Saidee Springall Juan Manuel Soler, Juvencio Nuñez, Pablo Zamudio, Edgar González, Gabriela Delgado, Gustavo Rojas, Domingo Granados, Mariana Paz, Jimena Antillón, Edith Razo Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Rafael Gamo , Pedro Hiriat

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
© Pedro Hiriat
© Pedro Hiriat

Comisaría Lugo / Mestura Arquitectes

© Andrés Fraga
© Andrés Fraga

Architects: Mestura Arquitectes Location: Lugo, Galicia, Spain Design Team: Humbert Costas, Manuel Gómez, Jaime Blanco, Carlos Durán, Josep M. Estapè Project Year: 2009 Project Area: 5,293.83 sqm Photographs: Andrés Fraga

© Andrés Fraga
© Andrés Fraga
© Andrés Fraga
© Andrés Fraga
© Andrés Fraga
© Andrés Fraga
© Andrés Fraga
© Andrés Fraga

Admissions Center, Brandeis University / Charles Rose Architects

© John Linden
© John Linden

Architects: Charles Rose Architects Inc. Location: Waltham, MA, USA Project Year: 2009 Project Area: 24,000 sq ft Photographs: John Linden, Peter Vanderwarker

BTV branch in Innsbruck / Rainer Köberl

© Lukas Schaller
© Lukas Schaller

Architects: Rainer Köberl Location: Innsbruck, Austria Architect In Charge: Rainer Köberl Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Lukas Schaller

© Lukas Schaller
© Lukas Schaller
© Lukas Schaller
© Lukas Schaller
© Lukas Schaller
© Lukas Schaller
© Lukas Schaller
© Lukas Schaller

E+ Green Home / Unsangdong Architects

Architects: Unsangdong Architects
Location: Kyeong Gi, South Korea
Project Architect: Jang Yoon Gyoo, Shin Chang Hoon, Kim Youn Soo
Project Team: Choi Young Eun, Kim Ho Jin, Ahn Hye Joon Partner
Photographs: Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone

Oakville Residence / Guido Costantino

© Domenica Rodà
© Domenica Rodà

Architects: Guido Costantino Location: Oakville, Canada Designer: Guido Costantino Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Domenica Rodà

Habitat ITESM Leon / SHINE Architecture + TAarquitectura

Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture

Architects: SHINE Architecture + TAarquitectura Location: León, México Design Team: Salvador Ferreiro, Minche Mena, Michael Smith, Rubén Vázquez, José Zermeño Photographs: Courtesy of SHINE Architecture

Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture

Barn House / Cazú Zegers G.

© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

Architects: Cazú Zegers G. Location: Kawelluco, Chile Architect In Charge: Cazú Zegers G. Photographs: Guy Wenborne

© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

CTF Guangzhou / KPF

KPF recently shared with us their latest design for a 530 meter mixed-use tower in Guangzhou’s Zhujiang Xincheng CBD – the CTF Guangzhou – which is currently under construction.  Joining an already impressive skyline, the new tower will form an urban triumvirate with its immediate neighbors – the 440 meter International Finance Center and the 600 meter Canton Tower.  

Firehouse of Palma de Mallorca / Jordi Herrero Arquitecto

© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia

Architects: Jordi Herrero Arquitecto Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain Equipo De Diseño: Jordi Herrero Campo, Sebastián Escanellas Genovard, Juan Gabriel Valls Palmer, Gabriel Palmer Socías Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Jaime Sicilia, Courtesy of Jordi Herrero Arquitecto, Juan Gabriel Valls Palmer

Courtesy of Jordi Herrero Arquitecto
Courtesy of Jordi Herrero Arquitecto
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia

ISM House / I.R.A

© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa

Architects: International Royal Architecture Location: Chiba, Japan Design Team: Akinori Kasegai, Daisuke Tsunakawa, Seo Jung Hwan, Kim Jino Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Nobuaki Nakagawa

© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa

Städel Museum / Schneider + Schumacher

© Christoph Bonke
© Christoph Bonke

Architects: Schneider + Schumacher Location: Frankfurt, Germany Project Year: 2007 Project Area: 24,726 sqm Photographs: Norbert Miguletz, Christoph Bonke, Kirsten Bucher

© Christoph Bonke
© Christoph Bonke
© Christoph Bonke
© Christoph Bonke
© Christoph Bonke
© Christoph Bonke
© Christoph Bonke
© Christoph Bonke

Espace Culturel Victor Jara / L'Escaut Architectures + Bureau d’études Weinand

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

Architects: L’Escaut Architectures + Bureau d’études Weinand Location: Van Zeeland Square, Soignies, Belgium Project Team: Michael Bianchi, Florence Hoffmann, Pierre Larauza, François Lichtle, Olivier Bastin, Eloisa Astudillo Project Area: 1,950 sqm Photographs: Filip Dujardin, Courtesy of L’Escaut

Courtesy of L’Escaut
Courtesy of L’Escaut
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin