New Ice Skating Hall / Herrmann + Bosch Architekten

05:00 - 6 February, 2016
© Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg
© Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg

© Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg © Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg © Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg © Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg +13

Achim Menges to Create Robotic Pavilion for V&A

14:00 - 3 February, 2016
Elytra Filament Pavilion, render, V&A John Madejski Garden 2016. Image © ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart
Elytra Filament Pavilion, render, V&A John Madejski Garden 2016. Image © ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart

Stuttgart experimental architect Achim Menges has been commissioned to kickstart the V&A's first ever Engineering Season with a site specific, nature-inspired installation fabricated by robots. Complemented by Ove Arup's first major retrospective, Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design, the Elytra Filament Pavilion will be Menges' first public commission in the UK. He will work with Moritz Dörstelmann, structural engineer Jan Knippers and climate engineer Thomas Auer to complete the project. 

"Elytra Filament Pavilion will explore the impact of emerging robotic technologies on architectural design, engineering and making," says the V&A. "Inspired by a lightweight construction principle found in nature, the fibrous structures of the forewing shells of flying beetles known as elytra, the Pavilion will be an undulating canopy of tightly-woven carbon fibre cells created using a novel robotic production process."

Sol House / Alexander Brenner Architects

02:00 - 29 January, 2016
© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

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Skaterhall / Herrmann + Bosch Architekten

03:00 - 17 December, 2015
© Achim Birnbaum
© Achim Birnbaum

© Achim Birnbaum © Achim Birnbaum © Achim Birnbaum © Achim Birnbaum +13

pano BORT & KAFFEE / DITTEL | ARCHITEKTEN GmbH

15:00 - 3 November, 2015
© Martin Baitinger
© Martin Baitinger

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Pop Up Box: A Customizable Retail Space in Germany

08:00 - 24 October, 2015

DITTEL | ARCHITEKTEN GmbH has created Pop Up Box, a convertible retail space located in a shopping center in Stuttgart, Germany. With its cube design, the Box serves as a self-contained, customizable presentation area, where retailers can move three of the four pieces to create his or her own sales space.

School Center North / wulf architekten

05:00 - 25 August, 2015
© Markus Guhl
© Markus Guhl

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Haus S / Behnisch Architekten

05:00 - 15 August, 2015

GERBER / Ippolito Fleitz Group

05:00 - 2 August, 2015

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2014-15 / ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart

11:00 - 20 July, 2015
Courtesy of ICD ITKE
Courtesy of ICD ITKE

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Ten Buildings Which Epitomize The Triumph Of Postmodernism

04:00 - 27 February, 2015
Via Archive of Affinities. Image © Nils-Ole Lund
Via Archive of Affinities. Image © Nils-Ole Lund

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.

House B10 / Werner Sobek Group

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

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Office Building / Blocher Blocher Partners

01:00 - 5 February, 2015
Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners
Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners

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Suppakids / ROK

01:00 - 16 December, 2014
© Daniel Stauch Photography
© Daniel Stauch Photography

© Daniel Stauch Photography © Daniel Stauch Photography © Daniel Stauch Photography © Daniel Stauch Photography +18

Chamber of Industry and Commerce / Wulf Architekten

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
© Brigida González
© Brigida González

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González +18

Great Ape House / Hascher Jehle Architektur

01:00 - 15 September, 2014
© Svenja Bockhop
© Svenja Bockhop

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 +21

Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall / ICD/ITKE/IIGS University of Stuttgart

01:00 - 9 July, 2014
Courtesy of ICD/ITKE/IIGS University of Stuttgart
Courtesy of ICD/ITKE/IIGS University of Stuttgart
  • Architects

    ICD/ITKE/IIGS University of Stuttgart
  • Location

    University of Stuttgart, Keplerstraße 7, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Design Team

    A. Menges, Tobias Schwinn, Oliver David Krieg, J. Knippers, Jian‐Min Li, Volker Schwieger, Annette Schmitt, Reinhold Müller, Benjamin Eisele, Alois Buchstab, Frank Zimmermann, Sebastian Schreiber, Frauke Brieger, Karl‐Eugen Ebertshäuser, Sabine Rieger
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ICD/ITKE/IIGS University of Stuttgart, James Nebelsick, Roland Halbe · Photographer Profile

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

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
Courtesy of ICD-ITKE
Courtesy of ICD-ITKE
  • Architects

  • 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

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