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Architecture | Education

Shimmering facade

Shimmering facade
Pre-patinated sandwich elements in combination with brass panels: the facade of the new Fraunhofer Institute in Darmstadt is a living outer sheath with a trailblazing character.

Architecture | Culture

Translucent, folded and perforated

Translucent, folded and perforated
Architects Diane Heirend & Philippe Schmit's expansion of the Luxembourg art gallery in the Villa Vauban adds a metal-clad annex.

Architecture | Office Buildings

Corporate Architecture

Corporate Architecture
A golden house in Munich is the new company headquarters of pro aurum GmbH. With a volume of some 8,000 cubic meters, its size corresponds to the amount of gold mined to date worldwide. The building combines symbolic architecture with interesting, functional features.
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Architecture | Culture

Metamorphosis of the facade

Metamorphosis of the facade
Tecu Brass is an alloy made of copper and tin. The originally reddish/golden brown color of the material changes in the course of time and if exposed to the weather - into a dark brow and anthracite gray surface.

Architecture | Office Buildings

Gold comes, gold stays

Gold comes, gold stays
Today, one increasingly comes across gold-plated architecture - be it on the facade of a department store that deals in precious metals, an information pavilion or a museum building. But now you can even find it lending a gleam to educational facilities and kindergartens, not to mention bakeries and police stations.
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Architecture | Residential

Swiss Specialties

by Daniel von Bernstorff

Swiss Specialties
The Swissbau trade fair in Basel is a clearly structured and excellent overview of the entire construction trade.
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Architecture | Culture

Weather-beaten windmills

Weather-beaten windmills
Never before had so much copper been used for the outer surface of a building: 428 tons in 7,200 plates with 1,500,000 embossings and perforations.
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