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School Center North / wulf architekten

  • Architects: wulf architekten
  • Location: Heilbronner Straße 153, 70191 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Area: 32168.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Markus Guhl

© Markus Guhl © Markus Guhl © Markus Guhl © Markus Guhl

Haus S / Behnisch Architekten

© David Matthiessen for Behnisch Architekten © David Matthiessen for Behnisch Architekten © David Matthiessen for Behnisch Architekten © David Matthiessen for Behnisch Architekten

GERBER / Ippolito Fleitz Group

Courtesy of Ippolito Fleitz Group Courtesy of Ippolito Fleitz Group Courtesy of Ippolito Fleitz Group Courtesy of Ippolito Fleitz Group

Ten Buildings Which Epitomize The Triumph Of Postmodernism

Being such a recent movement in the international architectural discourse, the reach and significance of post-modernism can sometimes go unnoticed. In this selection, chosen by Adam Nathaniel Furman, the "incredibly rich, extensive and complex ecosystem of projects that have grown out of the initial explosion of postmodernism from the 1960s to the early 1990s" are placed side by side for our delight.

From mosques that imagine an idyllic past, via Walt Disney’s Aladdin from the 1990s, to a theatre in Moscow that turns its façade into a constructivist collage of classical scenes, "there are categories in post-modernism to be discovered, and tactics to be learned." These projects trace forms of complex stylistic figuration, from the high years of academic postmodernism, to the more popular of its forms that spread like wildfire in the latter part of the 20th century.

Office Building / Blocher Blocher Partners

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

Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners

Suppakids / ROK

  • Architects: ROK
  • Location: Paulinenstraße 44, 70178 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Area: 60.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Daniel Stauch Photography

© Daniel Stauch Photography © Daniel Stauch Photography © Daniel Stauch Photography © Daniel Stauch Photography

Chamber of Industry and Commerce / Wulf Architekten

  • Architects: Wulf Architekten
  • Location: Jaeger Street 30, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Architect in Charge: Prof. Tobias Wulf, Kai Bierich, Alexander Vohl, Stuttgart
  • Area: 16670.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Brigida González, Markus Guhl

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

Great Ape House / Hascher Jehle Architektur

  • Architects: Hascher Jehle Architektur
  • Location: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Design Team: Johannes Raible, Moritz Müller-Werther
  • Area: 3154.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Svenja Bockhop, Hugo Jehle

Integretation of the grounds into the Rosensteinpark. Image © Hugo Jehle © Hugo Jehle © Svenja Bockhop The Gorilla and the Bonobo enclosure are situated in opposite to another. Image © Svenja Bockhop

ICD-ITKE Research Pavilion 2013-14 / ICD-ITKE University of Stuttgart

  • Architects: ICD-ITKE University of Stuttgart
  • Location: Keplerstraße 11, University of Stuttgart, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Institute for Computational Design : Institute for Computational Design - Prof. Achim Menges Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design - Prof. Jan Knippers
  • Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design : Prof. Jan Knippers
  • Research Development And Project Management: Moritz Dörstelmann, Vassilios Kirtzakis, Stefana Parascho, Marshall Prado, Tobias Schwinn
  • Area: 50.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of ICD-ITKE

Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Process. Image Courtesy of ICD-ITKE

SU House / Alexander Brenner Architects

© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun

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

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, Le Corbusier's work in Stuttgart serves as a critical prototype in the development and realization of the Swiss architect’s architectural identity, which would revolutionize 20th century architecture.

© Hassan Bagheri / hbarchitectural.com © Hassan Bagheri / hbarchitectural.com © Hassan Bagheri / hbarchitectural.com © Hassan Bagheri / hbarchitectural.com

Vista House / Alexander Brenner Architects

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun

MRQT Boutique / ROK

  • Architects: ROK
  • Location: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Area: 60.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Daniel Stauch

© Daniel Stauch © Daniel Stauch © Daniel Stauch © Daniel Stauch

Headquarters Siegle + Epple / Spacial Solutions

  • Architects: Spacial Solutions
  • Location: Lotterbergstraße 5, 70499 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Collaborating Architects: Architekturagentur
  • Area: 3530.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Dirk Altenkirch

© Dirk Altenkirch © Dirk Altenkirch © Dirk Altenkirch © Dirk Altenkirch

Citizen and Media Centre Winning Proposal / Henning Larsen Architects

Forming a distinctive entrance to the listed Baden-Wurttemberg parliament building, the design for the Citizen and Media Centre by Henning Larsen Architects recently won the first prize in the competition. The new entrance is shaped like a large amphitheatre, sunk in the ground to attract its 65,000 visitors a year. The round shape also creates an agora in the center, ideal for political meetings and public cultural events alike. More images and architects' description after the break.