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Two - Field Sportshall / Atelier st

02:00 - 16 August, 2019
Two - Field Sportshall / Atelier st, © Simon Menges
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Marchlewskistraße 1, 08062 Zwickau, Germany
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Silvia Schellenberg-Thaut & Sebastian Thaut
  • Design Team

    Freya Reimers, Martin Frank, Eva Matteschk
  • Clients

    Stadt Zwickau
  • Area

    1850.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2019
  • Photographs

Iconic Awards 2019: David Chipperfield Win “Architects of the Year”

11:00 - 14 August, 2019
Iconic Awards 2019: David Chipperfield Win “Architects of the Year”, Courtesy of The iconic awards 2019: innovative architecture
Courtesy of The iconic awards 2019: innovative architecture

The winners of the ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Architecture competition, have been announced. The “Architects of the Year” went to David Chipperfield Architects, and “Interior Designers of the Year” was granted to Snarkitecture. As for the “Architects’ Client of the Year” prize, it was presented to the city of Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany.

David Chipperfield's New Museum Island Gallery Opens in Berlin

13:00 - 17 July, 2019
David Chipperfield's New Museum Island Gallery Opens in Berlin, James-Simon-Galerie. Image © Simon Menges
James-Simon-Galerie. Image © Simon Menges

David Chipperfield's James-Simon-Galerie has opened on Museum Island in Berlin. The project serves as a new entrance between the Kupfergraben canal and the Neues Museum. The design was made to welcome large numbers of visitors while housing all the additional facilities needed by the museum. Featuring an iconic colonnade above a stone plinth, the project was made to express a classical piano nobile.

James-Simon-Galerie. Image © Ute Zscharnt James-Simon-Galerie. Image © Simon Menges James-Simon-Galerie. Image © Simon Menges James-Simon-Galerie. Image © Ute Zscharnt + 9

Inside the Homes of Eight Famous Architects

05:30 - 12 July, 2019
Inside the Homes of Eight Famous Architects, Shigeru Ban's Tokyo house. Image © Hiroyuki Hirai
Shigeru Ban's Tokyo house. Image © Hiroyuki Hirai

Originally published in Metropolis Magazine as "Inside the Homes and Workspaces of 8 Great Architects", this article shows the spaces occupied by some of the best-known architects in the world. Documented for an exhibition that will be featured at the Milan Design Week 2014, the images give a glimpse inside the private worlds of some of our favorite designers.

It's a cliche that architects have messy workspaces. From chaos comes creation, so the phrase goes. But an upcoming exhibition at this year's Salone del Mobile intends to dispel the myth. Studio Mumbai.

Curator Francesca Molteni interviewed each of the designers in their private homes and came away with one finding: architects are actually quite tidy. The studios are all pristinely ordered; books are neatly stowed away, figurines and objets astutely displayed, and table tops swept clean. The photographs below are part of the exhibition materials, produced with the help of scenographer Davide Pizzigoni, which faithfully document the physical environments in images, video, and audio. These will be used to recreate the architects’ “rooms” at Salone del Mobile in April.

Where Architects Live is not limited to satisfying our curiosity about what these architects’ homes look like. Richard Rogers’ affirmation that “a room is the beginning of a city” resonates with the project’s aim in trying to articulate its subjects’ personal tastes and obsessions, and how those are reflected in their architectural work.

Read on to see more images of the inside of architects' homes and studios

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Fabrizio Barozzi Celebrates the Uniqueness of Different Contexts in Architecture

08:30 - 21 June, 2019
Fabrizio Barozzi Celebrates the Uniqueness of Different Contexts in Architecture , © Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

Past, Present, Future is an interview project by Itinerant Office, asking acclaimed architects to share their perspectives on the constantly evolving world of architecture. Each interview is split into three video segments: Past, Present, and Future, in which interviewees discuss their thoughts and experiences of architecture through each of those lenses. The first episode of the project featured 11 architects from Italy and the Netherlands and Episode II is comprised of interviews with 13 architects from Spain, Portugal, France, and Belgium.

The goal of the series is to research these successful firms and attempt to understand their methods and approaches. By hopefully gaining a clearer picture of what it means to be an architect in the 21st century, the videos can also serve as inspiration for the next generation of up-and-coming architects and students as they enter the field.

Kindergarten Würenlingen / Malte K Architekten + Estrada Reichen Architekten

06:00 - 17 June, 2019
Kindergarten Würenlingen / Malte K Architekten + Estrada Reichen Architekten, © Lukas Murer
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Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts / BAROZZI VEIGA

08:00 - 13 June, 2019
Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts  / BAROZZI  VEIGA, © Simon Menges
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Fabrizio Barozzi , Alberto Veiga
  • Project Leader

    Pieter Janssens
  • Project Year

    2019
  • Photographs

School Architecture: 70 Examples in Plan and Section

12:00 - 14 October, 2018
School Architecture: 70 Examples in Plan and Section

For architects, schools are often complex structures to design. They must provide a variety of spaces for education, and also consider sports and recreational activities. But beyond its size or surface, the greatest challenge is to design an area that fosters a positive pedagogical environment for children. Below, a selection of 70 school projects with their drawings to inspire your proposals for learning campuses.

Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan / David Chipperfield Architects

09:00 - 6 September, 2018
Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan / David Chipperfield Architects, © Simon Menges
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Reception Area of the Schaubühne Berlin / Barkow Leibinger

02:00 - 3 August, 2018
Reception Area of the Schaubühne Berlin  / Barkow Leibinger, © Simon Menges
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Barkow Leibinger,Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger
  • Team

    Antje Steckhan (Project Architect), Jens Wessel, Andreas Moling, Reidar Mester (Model, Implementation Lighting Element)
  • Area

    860.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

How the Masters See It: Six Ways to Design with Light

09:30 - 15 July, 2018
How the Masters See It: Six Ways to Design with Light, Sculpted Light: Upper level gallery of the Jumex Museum by David Chipperfield (David Chipperfield Architects). Large skylight monitors with diffusing filters provide even illumination in the top-floor gallery and control the abundant sunlight and solar-heat gains. Image © Simon Menges
Sculpted Light: Upper level gallery of the Jumex Museum by David Chipperfield (David Chipperfield Architects). Large skylight monitors with diffusing filters provide even illumination in the top-floor gallery and control the abundant sunlight and solar-heat gains. Image © Simon Menges

Light is an important, if complex, tool in architecture. Not only does it lend atmosphere, texture, and vibrancy, but it is increasingly essential in an age where technology alienates us from nature. In this excerpt from Mary Guzowski's new book, The Art of Architectural Daylighting, she introduces the science and art of daylighting - and details six ways the masters approach the challenge.

Music School / BAROZZI VEIGA

02:00 - 17 May, 2018
Music School / BAROZZI  VEIGA, © Simon Menges
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  • Architects

  • Location

    39031 Bruneck, Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, Italy
  • Category

  • Author Architects

    Fabrizio Barozzi, Alberto Veiga
  • Project Leader

    Cecilia Rueda
  • Project Team

    Raquel Corney, Marta Grządziel, Maria Eleonora Maccari, Isaac Mayor, Cristina Porta, Verena Recla, Agnieszka Samsel, Ivanna Sanjuan, Arnau Sastre, Hyekwang Shin, Maria Ubach, Cecilia Vielba
  • Area

    2200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

pa1925 / Zanderroth Architekten

02:00 - 19 January, 2018
pa1925 / Zanderroth Architekten, © Simon Menges
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Pasteurstraße 19-25, Berlin, Germany
  • Category

  • Team

    Christian Roth, Sascha Zander, Michael Spieler, Anne Kaiser, Tilman Heiring, Jan Conradi, Nils Schülke, Elisabeth Schwarz and Ronny Bittner
  • Area

    14.667 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Spotlight: David Chipperfield

06:00 - 18 December, 2017
David Chipperfield in 2012. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/br1dotcom/7886397506'>Flickr user br1dotcom</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
David Chipperfield in 2012. Image © Flickr user br1dotcom licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The career of British architect David Chipperfield (born 18 December 1953) has spanned decades and continents as an architect, designer and professor. Since 1984, he has been at the helm of David Chipperfield Architects, an award winning firm with over 180 staff at offices in London, Berlin, Milan, and Shanghai. Chipperfield is an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Architects and Germany's Bund Deutscher Architekten, and was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2004. In 2012, Chipperfield curated the Venice Biennale of Architecture under the theme Common Ground.

Neues Museum. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/stijnnieuwendijk/4230574853'>Flickr user stijnnieuwendijk</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-NC-ND 2.0</a> The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery. Image © Wojtek Gurak Museo Jumex. Image © Simon Menges Museum of Modern Literature. Image © Ute Zscharnt + 15

David Chipperfield Architects to Lead Masterplan for Minneapolis Institute of Art

14:00 - 29 October, 2017
David Chipperfield Architects to Lead Masterplan for Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art. © Wikimedia <a href='http://https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Minneapolis_Institute_of_Arts.jpg#/media/File:Minneapolis_Institute_of_Arts.jpg'>user Alvintrusty</a>. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
Minneapolis Institute of Art. © Wikimedia user Alvintrusty. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

The Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) has selected David Chipperfield Architects to lead the design of a new masterplan for the museum that will “enhance the visitor experience and to expand the community’s access to the museum as a community resource.”

The planning process will aim to diagnose potential improvements and provide a conceptual solution for a long-term growth plan for the Museum. Several pressing needs have already been identified, including improved parking facilities, additional art storage and increased and improved public gathering spaces. The Museum also hopes to question the current visitor circulation, as well as consider upgrades to their restaurant and auditorium.

Primary School Gartenhof / BUR Architekten

03:00 - 21 September, 2017
Primary School Gartenhof / BUR Architekten, © Simon Menges
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Trumpf Smart Factory Chicago / Barkow Leibinger

04:00 - 20 September, 2017
Trumpf Smart Factory Chicago / Barkow Leibinger, © Steve Hall © Hall + Merrick Photographers
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  • Architects

  • Location

    1900 W Central Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192, United States
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Barkow Leibinger
  • Design Team

    Heiko Krech (Project Architect), Johannes Beck, Jordan Berta, Carles Figueras, Cecilia Fossati, Andreas Moling, Antje Steckhan, Daniel Toole, Alexa Tsien-Shiang, Annette Wagner, Jens Wessel
  • Area

    57000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Fabrizio Barozzi on Barozzi/Veiga's Obsessions, Process, and Position Within the Architectural Landscape

04:00 - 18 July, 2017
Fabrizio Barozzi on Barozzi/Veiga's Obsessions, Process, and Position Within the Architectural Landscape, Fine Arts Museum / Barozzi/Veiga. Image © Simon Menges
Fine Arts Museum / Barozzi/Veiga. Image © Simon Menges

In this episode of GSAPP Conversations, Fabrizio Barozzi—who co-founded the Barcelona-based practice Barozzi/Veiga with Alberto Veiga in 2004—discusses the practice's process and obsessions, including how they position themselves in the architectural landscape and why they are sceptical of defining their own architectural "language". For Barozzi, research and an engagement with history are integral to the way his practice works operates.