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Kantini in Bikini Berlin / Studio Aisslinger

01:00 - 18 March, 2019
Kantini in Bikini Berlin / Studio Aisslinger, © Patricia Parinejad
© Patricia Parinejad

© Patricia Parinejad © Patricia Parinejad © Patricia Parinejad © Patricia Parinejad + 16

Bikini Berlin / UAU Collectiv

02:00 - 14 March, 2019
Courtesy of UAU Collectiv
Courtesy of UAU Collectiv

Courtesy of UAU Collectiv Courtesy of UAU Collectiv Courtesy of UAU Collectiv Courtesy of UAU Collectiv + 20

Open Call: Berlin Bohemian Hostel

19:21 - 12 March, 2019
Open Call: Berlin Bohemian Hostel, Berlin Bohemian Hostel; Credits: Archasm
Berlin Bohemian Hostel; Credits: Archasm

Berlin is the 21st century contemporary world’s ideal capital. The city left its torrid history behind to quickly grow and cement itself into the intellectual and cultural core of the world. Berlin is the epicenter of any new movement that starts to demolish the old-world order. Ever since the wall came down in 1989, Berlin has been known as a bohemian paradise, a place where the empty spaces between east and west could be pioneered and inhabited by the most creative types, who could create and carouse with impunity. Numerous artists from across the globe have taken full advantage of Berlin’s transition period throughout the 1990s and 2000s to find gallery and performance spaces in the most unexpected places. The underground art scene is very modern, very edgy and relatively unlimited in the city of Berlin.

Ernst Busch University of Performing Arts / O&O Baukunst

02:00 - 27 February, 2019
Ernst Busch University of Performing Arts / O&O Baukunst, © schnepp renou
© schnepp renou

© Horst Stasny © schnepp renou © schnepp renou © Horst Stasny + 25

AD Classics: AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk

12:00 - 23 February, 2019
AD Classics: AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk

AD Classics: AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk AD Classics: AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk AD Classics: AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk AD Classics: AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Category

  • Architect

    John Hejduk
  • References

    architectureinberlin, The Architect's Newspaper, A|N Blog
  • Project Year

    1988

The Best Bauhaus Documentaries Available to Watch Online

07:00 - 7 February, 2019
The Best Bauhaus Documentaries Available to Watch Online, via The Bauhaus Film
via The Bauhaus Film

2019 marks a century of Bauhaus, the school-turned-movement whose influence withstood forced relocations, political meddling, and eventual closure. Despite dramatic shifts in technology, taste, and style in architecture in the years since, Bauhaus remains one of the most significant subjects of architectural/design education and has even captured the interest of the wider public.

As part of our celebrations of the Bauhaus movement - and to satiate your thirst to learn more - we have selected some of the best Bauhaus documentaries available online now. Featuring largely-unseen footage, exclusive interviews, and/or unique perspectives on the Bauhaus, these films provide an excellent way to get up to speed.

The Profound Symbolism of the Jewish Museum, Through the Lens of Bahaa Ghoussainy

11:00 - 6 February, 2019
The Profound Symbolism of the Jewish Museum, Through the Lens of Bahaa Ghoussainy, © Bahaa Ghoussainy
© Bahaa Ghoussainy

In the heart of Berlin resides an architectural metaphor of invisibility, emptiness, and anarchy forged by the Second World War upon the Jewish citizens. The expansion of the original Jewish museum, which was first organized as an anonymous competition by the Berlin government, was proposed as a means of bringing back Jewish presence, retracing their culture and religion into the German city. Renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, who was chosen to develop the project, used architecture as a form of expression, and created a museum that narrates the Jewish civilization before, during, and after the Holocaust.

© Bahaa Ghoussainy © Bahaa Ghoussainy © Bahaa Ghoussainy © Bahaa Ghoussainy + 20

FARAWAY SO CLOSE

08:30 - 22 January, 2019
FARAWAY SO CLOSE, Cyclone Shelter in the Coastal Belt of Bay of Bengal. © Kashef Chowdhury
Cyclone Shelter in the Coastal Belt of Bay of Bengal. © Kashef Chowdhury

With this first comprehensive European exhibition the Aedes Architecture Forum presents the work of Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA from Bangladesh, who received the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2016 for the Friendship Centre on the flood plains of Gaibandha in northern Bangladesh. With further projects such as the Gulshan Society Mosque in Dhaka and the Cyclone Shelter in Kuakata, he gained widespread international acclaim. Careful arrangement of structures in areas marked by extreme climatic conditions, combined with local building techniques and materials, Kashef Chowdhury’s buildings are exemplary of an architecture that serves society with radical simplicity and poetry. With an

AD Classics: Berlin Philharmonic / Hans Scharoun

16:30 - 14 January, 2019
AD Classics: Berlin Philharmonic / Hans Scharoun, © Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
© Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Berlin in Miniature: Tilt-Shift Video Transforms Perspective on the German Capital

13:00 - 12 January, 2019

MiniLook Berlin from Okapi on Vimeo.

When we get wrapped up in everyday life, it can be easy to take the place we live for granted. In the MiniLook Berlin video, Okapi Creative Studio takes a step back to show the beauty of daily life in the city of Berlin via a stop-motion, tilt-shift technique that makes the city appear as if in miniature. The video highlights everyday street scenes and picturesque shots of nature, while some famous buildings make appearances as well.

Finissage Exhibition by Ken Schluchtmann with Lecture by Jette Hopp of Snøhetta

15:00 - 7 January, 2019
Finissage Exhibition by Ken Schluchtmann with Lecture by Jette Hopp of Snøhetta, FOTO: Ken Schluchtmann © Diephotodesigner.de  Tverrfjellhytta - Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion
FOTO: Ken Schluchtmann © Diephotodesigner.de Tverrfjellhytta - Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion

The role of architecture is to create strong and sustainable identities for cities and their communities. With well-conceived design, we can help things run more fluidly, improve people’s well-being, and make life more enjoyable. Every project is a unique expression of the ethos of its users, climate, and context. A built environment can be seen as a point of departure: it is where the architecture starts to communicate, the point from where it starts to interact with the public and its users.
Followed by a talk with Jette Hopp of SNØHETTA.

Boxhagener Straße / Tchoban Voss Architekten

08:00 - 14 December, 2018
Boxhagener Straße / Tchoban Voss Architekten, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Boxhagener Str. 79-82, 10245 Berlin, Germany
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Sergei Tchoban
  • Project Partner and Leader

    Stephan Lohre
  • Team

    Anja Schroth, Katharina Stranz, Katja Redmann, Virginie Mommens
  • Area

    20991.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Terrassenhaus Berlin / Brandlhuber + Emde, Burlon + Muck Petzet

02:00 - 7 December, 2018
Terrassenhaus Berlin / Brandlhuber + Emde, Burlon + Muck Petzet, © Erica Overmeer
© Erica Overmeer

© Erica Overmeer © Erica Overmeer © Erica Overmeer © Erica Overmeer + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Luise Angelmaier, Sarina Arnold, Pierre Alexandre Bardat, Tünde Bognar, Romina Falk, Ilaria Giacomini, Tobias Hönig, Korbinian Luderböck, Callum McGregor, Martha Michalski, Birgit Müller, Alexine Sammut, Eva Sievert Asmussen, Markus Rampl, Christian Rapp, Javiera Sanhueza, Naomi Steinhagen, Tareq Tamimi, Eugenio Thiella, Duy An Tran, Jacopo Vantini, Lukas Vögel, Marco Wagner, Wolfram Winter, Ksenija Zdesar, Natalia Zhukova
  • Area

    3396.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Is Clean Water a Challenge for Architects? Dutch Studio Ooze is Betting On it

09:30 - 5 December, 2018
Is Clean Water a Challenge for Architects? Dutch Studio Ooze is Betting On it, © Roman Mensing
© Roman Mensing

On a small strip of land between the Emscher River and the Rhine Herne Canal in Germany sits a rest stop whose colorful appearance belies its radical purpose. The structure’s artful design consists of pipes leading from two toilets and the Emscher (the most polluted river in Germany) that converge at a small community garden and drinking fountain. The garden is, in fact, a manmade wetland that collects, treats, and cleans the effluence from the toilets and river—making it drinkable.

ADEPT Wins Competition to Design New City Museum for Berlin

09:00 - 21 November, 2018
ADEPT Wins Competition to Design New City Museum for Berlin, ADEPT's interior proposal for the Stadtmuseum. Image Courtesy of ADEPT
ADEPT's interior proposal for the Stadtmuseum. Image Courtesy of ADEPT

Danish architecture firm ADEPT has been announced the winner of a competition to redevelop Berlin's Marinehaus as part of the city's Stadtmuseum group. This iteration of the competition was launched in 2018 (following a similar competition ten years ago) and will rehabilitate the Marinehaus for public use after nearly 20 years of closure.

AD Classics: New German Parliament, Reichstag / Foster + Partners

21:00 - 25 October, 2018
AD Classics: New German Parliament, Reichstag / Foster + Partners, Courtesy of Matthew Field, licensed under GFDL 1.2 via Commons
Courtesy of Matthew Field, licensed under GFDL 1.2 via Commons

This article was originally published on November 2, 2015. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

As Norman Foster describes in his firm’s monograph, Foster 40, “Our transformation of the Reichstag is rooted in four related issues: the Bundestag’s significance as a democratic forum, an understanding of history, a commitment to public accessibility and a vigorous environmental agenda.”[1] Foster’s description sounds straightforward enough, but the process of creating the New German Parliament at the Reichstag was only the latest entry in the long, complex, and contentious history of the building.

Zalando Beauty Station / Batek Architekten

05:00 - 20 October, 2018
Zalando Beauty Station / Batek Architekten, © Marcus Wend
© Marcus Wend

© Marcus Wend © Marcus Wend © Marcus Wend © Marcus Wend + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Patrick Batek, Karen Kröger
  • Area

    130.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Herzog & de Meuron Release Revised Plans for Museum of 20th Century Design in Berlin

13:00 - 15 October, 2018
Herzog & de Meuron Release Revised Plans for Museum of 20th Century Design in Berlin, Museum of the 20th Century. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
Museum of the 20th Century. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

Swiss practice Herzog & de Meuron have released revised plans for the Museum of the 20th Century project in Berlin's Cultural Forum. Designed to house the extensive National Gallery on 20th century art collection, the project was made in partnership with the Berlin State Museums and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. Herzog & de Meuron originally won the competition to design the museum building in 2016, and the revised design features new plans and a facade that opens the building to the outside.