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Germany’s Karlsruhe Palace Becomes the Backdrop for this Stunning Video Mapping Project

The architectural collective has shared with us their latest video mapping project on the façade of the Karlsruhe Palace in Karlsruhe, Germany. Designed to celebrate the city’s 300-year anniversary, the projection illuminates all 300 meters of the building’s façade.

The Karlsruhe Palace is the architectural and urban center of the city, from which 32 streets stem out, structuring the urban design of Karlsruhe. This unique city design served as part of the inspiration behind the audiovisual work. The project was created in partnership with Sound Selektor, who composed the soundtrack using only noises recorded from inside the castle, including doors, switches, stairs and the sounds of specific exhibits. 

An Entire House is “Pulled by the Roots” in Leandro Erlich’s Latest Exhibition

Courtesy of ZKM
Courtesy of ZKM

Argentine artist Leandro Erlich has created “Pulled by the Roots” – a massive construction crane carrying an entire house mid-air over the Karlsruhe Market Place in Karlsruhe, Germany. With a root system dangling from beneath it, the house takes its title literally. Read more about this sculpture installation after the break.

Superstudio- and Lebbeus Woods-Inspired Projections Light Up the Karlsruhe Palace

As part of the ongoing festivities celebrating Karlsruhe's 300th anniversary (KA300), the German city's central palace is being illuminated nightly with projections inspired by Italian 70s architecture group Superstudio and Lebbeus Woods. The elaborate installation, the Schlosslichtspiele is showcasing the work of nine prominent artists and artist groups - all of whom uniquely explore the "depths and shallows" of the Karlsruhe Palace with their visual art.

Read on to watch a video of the projections.

Pavilion for the City Jubilee / J. Mayer H. Architects

© Frank Dinger © Frank Dinger © Michael Kneffel © Uli Deck

Fichte-Gymnasium Grammar School / netzwerkarchitekten

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

© Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel

J. Mayer H. Chosen to Design Karlsruhe's Anniversary Pavilion

In a design competition hosted by the German city of Jubilee, J. Mayer H. Architects and Rubner Holzbau have won the commission for a temporary event pavilion which will be erected in Castle Park in March of 2015 to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the founding of the city of Karlsruhe.

Glazed Software Factory Winning Proposal / HENN

Developed for the architectural competition organized by real estate company, STI Immobilienmanagement, HENN's design for the Glazed Software Factory was just announced as the winning proposal. The company's new office building, located in Karlsruhe, consists of open, transparent spatial structures allowing for a varying range of office types. This strategy combines areas of communication and concentration with one another to provide a bright and diverse working environment for customers and staff. More images and architects' description after the break.

Primary School in Karlsruhe / wulf architekten

  • Architects: wulf architekten
  • Location: Sengestraße, 76187 Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Colleagues: Ingmar Menzer (PL), Oliver Hasselbach, Larissa Schuster, Christopher Velz
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Brigida González

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González

House R / Roger Christ

  • Architects: Roger Christ
  • Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Architects: Roger Christ
  • Assistants: Ronni Neuber, Julia Url
  • Structural Engineering: Schmitt + Thielmann und Partner
  • Area: 455.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Thomas Herrmann

© Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann

Feco-Forum / LRO Architekten

  • Architects: LRO Architekten
  • Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Architects: LRO Architekten / Prof. Arno Lederer, Jórunn Ragnarsdóttir, Marc Oei
  • Project Team: Katrin Holzer, Matthias Hackmann
  • Structure: IGB - Beratende Ingenieure
  • Client: Feederle - Verwaltungsgesellschaft dbR
  • Budget: $3.5 M Euro
  • Area: 3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe

Mensa Moltke / J. Mayer H. Architects

  • Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
  • Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
  • Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Andre Santer, Julia Neitzel, Sebastian Finckh, Wilko Hoffmann, Marcus Blum
  • Architect On Site: Ulrich Wiesler
  • Multidisciplinary Engineers: ARUP GmbH
  • Landscape Architects: Karl Bauer, Karlsruhe
  • Client: Vermoegen und Bau, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Amt Karlsruhe
  • Area: 3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007

Mensa Moltke / J. Mayer H. Architects Mensa Moltke / J. Mayer H. Architects Mensa Moltke / J. Mayer H. Architects Mensa Moltke / J. Mayer H. Architects