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

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

Vista House / Alexander Brenner Architects

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

MRQT Boutique / ROK

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Architects: ROK
Location: , Germany
Area: 60 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Daniel Stauch

Headquarters Siegle + Epple / Spacial Solutions

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Architects: Spacial Solutions
Location: -Weilimdorf, , Germany
Collaborating Architects: Architekturagentur
Area: 3,530 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Dirk Altenkirch

Citizen and Media Centre Winning Proposal / Henning Larsen Architects

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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.

University Building for Technical Faculty Winning Proposal / 3XN

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3XN just won the first prize in the international competition for their design of the new building for the technical faculty of the German university Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW). With their vision to create an open, inspiring and social learning environment, the building is to be a lighthouse project for academic learning – an innovative and productive learning environment in which students, teachers and industry representatives can meet. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Headquarters schlaich bergermann und partner / Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH

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Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH
Location: Schwabstraße 43, 70197 Stuttgart,
Design Team: Peter Ippolito, Gunter Fleitz, Tilla Goldberg, Christian Kirschenmann, Jakub Pakula, Stefanie Maurer, Sherief Sabet, Markus Schmidt, Daniela Schröder
Area: 2500.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Zooey Braun

Ols House / J. Mayer H. Architects

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Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
Location: , Germany
Architect In Charge: AB Wiesler, Michael Gruber, Stuttgart
Design Team: Juergen Mayer H., Marcus Blum, Sebastian Finckh, Paul Angelier, Hugo Reis, Julian Blümle
Area: 488 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: David Franck

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion / University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning

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Designers: University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
Location: , Germany
Area: 29 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of ICD-ITKE

Haus am Weinberg / UNStudio

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Our friends from UNStudio shared their latest completed residential project, a villa nestled on the outskirts of  that offers amazing vistas over country vineyards which are juxtaposed with cityscape panoramas.   The sinuous curves of Haus am Weinberg are governed by the idea of creating a “twist” which organizes the programmatic flow of the residence.  explained, “The Haus am Weinberg adopts a stereovisual spatial effect, acting almost as an optical instrument, whereby not a parallax view, but a parallax experience is created. Moments of parity with the surrounding landscape from inside the house form a constant experiential connection and awareness of its immediate context.”

More after the break, including a great photography set by Iwan Baan.

Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Winning Proposal / Henning Larsen Architects

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Henning Larsen Architects just won the competition for a new research building for the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in Stuttgart. The Center is one of ’s leading research institutions and conducts research on renewable energy. Carefully integrated into the surrounding context, the building features various heights that relate to the city and adjacent buildings. The building will create a new, distinctive entrance to Stuttgarter Engineering Park and provide an insight into the ongoing research. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘Beyond Green! Tall Buildings in a Sustainable Future’ Symposium

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Taking place October 10-12 at the University of Stuttgart, , the “Beyond Green! – Tall Buildings in a Sustainable Future” symposium focuses on how tall buildings be designed, built and maintained in a sustainable fashion. The keynote lectures will be held by Christoph Ingenhoven and Helmut Jahn_Murphy/Jahn. The sessions are dedicated to urban development and economy, ecology, planning and realization, structure and skin and building services. More information after the break.

72 Hour Urban Action Stuttgart 2012 Competition Winners

Toy Parking by TÜFTLER team – 1st Prize / © Isabelle Willnauer

Completed July 2012 in , , the winners of the 72 Hour Urban Action competition were recently announced. With only three days and nights to design and build interventions in public space, 120 creative people, working in 10 international teams stormed sites along the Wagenhallen area and Nordbahnhof street in the center of the city, where the much debated redevelopment plan of Stuttgart 21 has its most immediate and significant effect. The first prize went to team TÜFTLER, for creating a non-judgemental courtyard in response to their Toy Parking mission. More images and information on the winning teams after the break.

‘Beyond Green! – Tall Buildings in a Sustainable Future’ Symposium

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Focusing on the relationship between tall buildings and sustainability, the ‘Beyond Green! – Tall Buildings in a Sustainable Future’ international symposium will take place October 10-12 at the University of Stuttgart, . Due to urbanization and land being a fixed commodity, metropolitan areas become denser and can only respond with the typology of tall buildings to satisfy the demand for space. However, with respect to the provision of infrastructure, use of energy, shortage of resources and the demand for ecological compatibility there is the inevitable need to design green and sustainable cities. This seemingly contradicts the typology of tall buildings. The aim of the symposium, hosted by the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design at the university, is to evaluate and investigate in detail the green and sustainable credentials of tall buildings regarding their economy, ecology and functionality. More information on the event after the break.

Centre for Virtual Engineering / UNStudio

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Architects: UNStudio
Location: ,
Design Team: Ben van Berkel
Proyect Year: 2012
Photographs: Christian Richters

72 Hour Urban Action Stuttgart 2012 Competition

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72 Hour Urban Action, the world’s first real-time architecture competition, gives selected teams only three days & three nights to design and build interventions in public space in response to local needs. The competition will be the kick-off of a series of major urban interventions around 21, site of the largest urban redevelopment in Europe and the center of a heated 30-year-old public debate. The competition is defined by an extreme deadline, a tight budget and limited space and will challenge participants to rapidly leave a lasting impact on the city’s urban fabric.

They will be battling the clock, the restrictive conditions and each other to dream and realize projects in response to the spatial and social challenges the sites and missions offer. The international teams will include residents, architects, designers, artists, craftspeople, students and generally nice people. Teams will come to Stuttgart armed with a passion for action, and ready to give their time and expertise to help with community needs. For more information, please visit here.

ICD | ITKE Research Pavilion 2011 / ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart

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Architects: ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Project Team: Institute for Computational Design – Prof. AA Dipl.(Hons) Achim Menges Achim Menges, Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design – Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Knippers, Competence Network Biomimetics Baden-Württemberg
Planning and Realisation: Peter Brachat, Benjamin Busch, Solmaz Fahimian, Christin Gegenheimer, Nicola Haberbosch, Elias Kästle, Oliver David Krieg, Yong Sung Kwon, Boyan Mihaylov, Hongmei Zhai
Concept and Project Development: Oliver David Krieg, Boyan Mihaylov
Scientific Development: Markus Gabler (project management), Riccardo La Magna (structural design), Steffen Reichert (detailing), Tobias Schwinn (project management), Frédéric Waimer (structural design)
Surface: 72 sqm
Volume: 200m³
Material: 275 sqm Birch plywood 6,5mm Sheet thickness
Project Year: August 2011
Photographs: ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart

Stuttgart City Library / Yi Architects

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The opening ceremony for the new City Library by Yi Architects was on October 21, 2011.  After winning a competition for the project in 1999, the new library for Stuttgart in southern has finally been unveiled.  Yi Architects have shared with us the drawings and images of the project.  Follow us after the break.

Architect:  Yi Architects 
Location: Stuttgart,Germany
Opening Ceremony: October 21, 2011
Plot Area: 3 201 m²
Total Cost: € 79.0 million