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Scenic Garden IGA Berlin / Hanzaki Paisagismo

16:00 - 15 April, 2019
Scenic Garden IGA Berlin / Hanzaki Paisagismo, © Yuri Seródio
© Yuri Seródio

© Yuri Seródio © Yuri Seródio © Yuri Seródio © Yuri Seródio + 25

Infographic: The Bauhaus, Where Form Follows Function

05:30 - 11 April, 2019

UPDATE: In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, we’re re-publishing this popular infographic, which was originally published April 16th, 2012.

From the “starchitect” to “architecture for the 99%,” we are witnessing a shift of focus in the field of architecture. However, it’s in the education system where these ideas really take root and grow. This sea change inspired us to explore past movements, influenced by economic shifts, war and the introduction of new technologies, and take a closer look at the bauhaus movement.

Often associated with being anti-industrial, the Arts and Crafts Movement had dominated the field before the start of the Bauhaus in 1919. The Bauhaus’ focus was to merge design with industry, providing well-designed products for the many.

The Bauhaus not only impacted design and architecture on an international level, but also revolutionized the way design schools conceptualize education as a means of imparting an integrated design approach where form follows function.

The World's Most Liveable Cities in 2019

07:30 - 8 April, 2019
The World's Most Liveable Cities in 2019, Strandbar Herrmann. Vienna, Austria. Image © Christian Stemper, via Vienna Tourist Board
Strandbar Herrmann. Vienna, Austria. Image © Christian Stemper, via Vienna Tourist Board

For ten consecutive years, Vienna ranks first in the Mercer survey on cities with the best quality of life in the world. In this edition to the global ranking, eight Western European cities join the top ten, even when "trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate", as Mercer points out in its report.

Berlin Architecture Museum Student and Young Architects Competition

09:55 - 4 April, 2019
Berlin Architecture Museum Student and Young Architects Competition

Berlin has been a main witness of the greatest cultural, religious, political and artistic transfor­mations of Europe throughout the centuries and its architectural and urban heritage allow us to revisit through its streets, monuments and buildings the convulsive history of this continent. From its origins in the middle Ages it has witnessed the raise of the Prussian Empire and its collapse after the First World War, its resurgence as the Weimar Republic and later the formation of the III Reich. It has seen the horrors of World War II, occupied and divided by a shameful wall for almost 30 years and later, after its fall, it has experienced the reunification of a country to finally establish itself as the most important capital of Europe.

Archibnb Draws Architectural Floor Plans for Your Airbnb Listings

13:00 - 2 April, 2019
Archibnb Draws Architectural Floor Plans for Your Airbnb Listings, Courtesy of Archibnb
Courtesy of Archibnb

Drawing service Archibnb has begun creating architectural floor plans for Airbnb listings. Trading in rough sketches for professional plans, the team aims to make Airbnb listings more competitive by providing additional clarity on room privacy, layout and amenities. Hosts create a sketch and include any photos or information on the listing, and within three working days the final plan is delivered for $49.00 per property.

Courtesy of Airbnb via Shutterstock Courtesy of Airbnb Courtesy of Archibnb + 14

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