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Charles Brooking’s world of windows
Charles Brooking’s world of windows
by Barbara Basting | 25 June 2014

So have we simply accepted the fact that nowadays one window looks just like any other?
This wonderful collection from England demonstrates just how much variety in window shapes and materials there once was.

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Well made and pleasant
Well made and pleasant
by Thomas Edelmann | 23 June 2014

For “Berlin Design Week”, philosopher Hannes Böhringer, photographer Hans Hansen and designer Axel Kufus invited representatives of a variety of disciplines to a conference to discuss the notion of ‘elegance’. The result: unusual and exciting stimuli for design.

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Digital Bauhaus
Digital Bauhaus
22 June 2014

Can the idea of the Bauhaus be transposed onto the digital age? This will be
the issue tackled at the “Digital Bauhaus Summit” at the end of June in
Weimar. Adeline Seidel interviewed the conference curators Philipp Albers,
Holm Friebe, Mads Pankow and Kathrin Passig via the cloud.

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The dream of an open society
The dream of an open society
by Adeline Seidel | 20 June 2014

The Dutch pavilion celebrates Jaap Bakema and with him the achievements of a form of post-War Modernism whose architecture is shaped by the institutions of the welfare state.

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Import – Export
Import – Export
by Franziska Eidner | 18 June 2014

Modernist architecture as a symbol of emancipation or occupation? Freedom or disenfranchisement? The country contributions from and about African countries provide many an idea in this regard.

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A Clockwork Modernism
A Clockwork Modernism
by Thomas Wagner | 17 June 2014

What course did Modernism take in Britain? “Clockwork Jerusalem” takes a glance at William Blake to paint a surprising picture.

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Modernism   and its uncle
Modernism
and its uncle
by Thomas Wagner | 17 June 2014

A fun-loving uncle resides in the French pavilion. He’s called Hulot, was invented by Jacques Tati, and shows in an amusing way all the things that can go wrong in the world of Modernism.

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Please touch
Please touch
by Barbara Basting | 16 June 2014

A new pragmatism has changed Japanese architecture as if it has bid farewell to dreams – as can be discovered in the Japanese pavilion: “The Real World” is an unusually cluttered exhibition.



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Germany’s  Ex-Top Models
Germany’s
Ex-Top Models
by Thomas Wagner | 15 June 2014

In the form of “Bungalow Germania” Alex Lehnerer and Savvas Ciriacidis have created one of the best exhibits in the Biennale and realized an unsettlingly instructive piece on the political instrumentalization of architecture.

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Architecture Know-How   in Museum and Archive
Architecture Know-How
in Museum and Archive
by Adeline Seidel | 13 June 2014

A great deal of hard work went into the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale. The curators of the national pavilions kindly searched the archives and Rem Koolhaas had all manner of architectural elements brought to the Giardini. A tour of a surprisingly didactic exhibition.



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Italian affairs
Italian affairs
by Oliver Elser | 11 June 2014

For the exhibition “Monditalia” 41 teams were asked to design a piece about the country of Italy. The result: a show that is diverse, chaotic and at times pure kitsch.



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Rem Koolhaas’ foundations
Rem Koolhaas’ foundations
by Thomas Wagner | 10 June 2014

Rem Koolhaas has assembled a marvelous architecture biennial that mines Modernism to uncover its foundations in a bid to address the urgent issues of building in the 21st century.



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If you want to understand Modernity you need to have fun with it
If you want to understand Modernity you need to have fun with it
by Thomas Wagner | 10 June 2014

“Fair Enough” reads the lettering heading the pavilion of the Russian Federation. In other words: Very well! Or could it indeed imply that someone is fed-up with economization? In any case, this pavilion is great fun – while smart and critical at the same time.

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Sun, moon and marble
Sun, moon and marble
by Martina Metzner | 09 June 2014

When it comes to designing fragile luminaires that have a minimalist, elegant look-and-feel, Michael Anastassiades, a Cypriot-born designer now living in London, is considered a master in his field. He even succeeds in teasing extraordinary shapes from a solid block of marble.

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Directly ahead of the Windsors
Directly ahead of the Windsors
by Antje Southern | 08 June 2014

Traditional tools and techniques governed the aesthetic flavor at Clerkenwell Design Week. Young UK companies like Dare Studio, Deadgood, Case and James UK celebrated their British roots and personalities – presenting a breed of truly British future antiques.

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Simple city life
Simple city life
by Adeline Seidel | 06 June 2014

“Yourtopia” is the name Dutch architects SeARCH have given their pavilion located next to Het Nieuwe Instituut. An urban “Walden” and a call for us to leave our comfort zones.



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Resisting fitting the grid
Resisting fitting the grid
by Christian Holl | 04 June 2014

“A structure I have always wanted to demolish” was the title of a design assignment that Arno Lederer gave several times at Stuttgart and Karlsruhe universities. Not that the architect had always been hell-bent on tearing down the buildings belonging to the Stuttgarter Hospitalhof complex. Now he has had them demolished after all – and in their place realized a very convincing alternative that exudes nothing but perfection. Almost.

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Gondola! Gondola!
Gondola! Gondola!
03 June 2014

June 7 sees the opening of the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice. Rem Koolhaas has chosen the basics of building as the main theme, along with “Absorbing Modernity 1914 – 2014”. So whom has gondoliere Rem welcomed on-board for the ride?

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