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Life beyond the desk is becoming ever more important
Life beyond the desk is becoming ever more important
by Adeline Seidel | 16 October 2013

For over 22 years Raphael Gielgen has concerned himself with office development and design. As head of the consulting section at office furniture makers “Bene” he closely monitors the global changes in the office as a location and is involved in countless projects, including the new central office for the BMW Brilliance Werk in Shenyang, China.

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Seeing the light
Seeing the light
by Natalia Suwalski | 13 October 2013

Let there be light! “Vitra Design Museum” is exploring different shades of lighting design with “Lightopia”, its major exhibition currently on show in Weil am Rhein.

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Divine sense of detail
Divine sense of detail
by Mathias Remmele | 11 October 2013

Carsten Krohn’s photographic study of Peter Behrens’ architectural efforts provides a complete overview of his built output as is still in existence today. And bears witness to the photographer’s extraordinary passion for detail. An illustrated book for Behrens enthusiasts. But be advised: Prior knowledge is a must.

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Danes love their community
Danes love their community
by Adeline Seidel | 11 October 2013

Danish architectural firm “Henning Larsen Architects” builds places of work the world over. Adeline Seidel talks to Werner Frosch, Managing Director of the Munich office of Henning Larsen and responsible for the new Siemens Head Office, about different outlooks on work and how these influence office architecture.

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Total turnaround
Total turnaround
by Franziska Eidner | 09 October 2013

A radical break in office culture: Not only did the staff at the headquarters of “Total” in Germany relocate their premises from a historical building to a brand new office high-rise, they also swapped their small enclosed rooms for an open-plan design. Keen to spare their employees a complete “culture shock”, the company management opted for a participative approach. Office planning for and with everyone – the way to go?

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Driving, light
Driving, light
by Thomas Edelmann | 09 October 2013

Technology, safety, design – there’s a lot happening in the field of automotive lighting. Lighting technology is advancing in leaps and bounds. While the designers aren’t always creating new currents, the complex forms of automotive lighting will definitely impact on other products.

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Digitally pimped
Digitally pimped
by Antje Southern | 06 October 2013

The next stopovers on our “London Design Festival” recce include the “100% Design” fair in Kensington, “Designjunction” on New Oxford Street, “Designersblock” at the Southbank Centre as well as “Superbrands” and “Tent London” in Spitalfields, where we purchased a 3D-self-portrait, tasted the milk of human kindness and were delighted by digital up-cycling.



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A house for networked scientific endeavor
A house for networked scientific endeavor
04 October 2013

The dutch architecture firm UN Studio created a vibrant work lab for the new build “Zentrum für virtuelles Engineering”, one of 59 institutes of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft worldwide. The electrification and networking solutions by Evoline allow maximum flexibility in workspace.

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Atmospheres created   from water vapor
Atmospheres created
from water vapor
by Sara Bertsche | 04 October 2013

The bathroom – a little world of wonder made up of technology, light and water. As one of the leading trade shows in the area of ceramics, “Cersaie” in Bologna once again revealed just what can be achieved in the wellness zone.

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Onwards and upwards
Onwards and upwards
by Uta Abendroth | 02 October 2013

No “London Design Festival” without a highlight: And this year, an “Endless Stair” was erected outside the Tate Modern, a walk-on, walk-off stair sculpture à la M.C. Escher.



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28.280 coloured glassbowls
28.280 coloured glassbowls
by Antje Southern | 01 October 2013

Our recce of the London Design Festival scouts six of the core venues to discover the current design tendencies. On this 16 mile whistle-stop tour from the west to the east of London, we start at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the self-proclaimed design hub of the LDF.

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The main criteria is good work
The main criteria is good work
by Uta Abendroth | 29 September 2013

At the London Design Festival Sebastian Wrong presented his new collection “Wrong For Hay” in a stylish Georgian house at St James’s Park. Uta Abendroth spoke to him about the direction the portfolio takes, London as a location and working with the Danes.

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People should design computers that cool down, instead of heating up
People should design computers that cool down, instead of heating up
by Adeline Seidel | 28 September 2013

How are changed work processes influencing the architecture of office buildings? Adeline Seidel spoke to Tom Geister, Associate at Sauerbruch Hutton Architects, about developers’ desire for flexibility and spaces that knowledge workers see as tailored to their needs.

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Close, Closer - to what?
Close, Closer - to what?
by Mi You | 27 September 2013

An architecture triennale in a time of crisis shows how architecture itself is in a time of crisis. In the face of surging financial and social problems in Portugal, the third Lisbon Architecture Triennale under the theme “Close, Closer” aptly proposes to rethink the role of architecture and architects.

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Curator with heart
Curator with heart
26 September 2013

Luminaires, chairs, cutting boards. Sebastian Bergne’s portfolio is diverse and his designs are often persuasively clever. Daniel von Bernstorff spoke with the multi-talented designer about his new role as design curator and about his love of traditional crafts workshops.

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Individualization 2.0: The work landscape of the future
Individualization 2.0:
The work landscape of the future
by Holm Friebe | 26 September 2013

The metamorphosis from the post-industrial to the digital and highly individualized society is also changing types and forms of work – which has massive consequences for the format of the workplace. It is all the more important, therefore, for architects, planners and designers to understand this change process.

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And the winner is…
And the winner is…
25 September 2013

Following plenty of sketch-making and puzzle-solving activity, we are now happy to announce the winner of our “Drawing by Numbers” competition marking the 300th edition of our newsletter. Click here to find out…

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Stefan Wewerka 1928 – 2013
Stefan Wewerka
1928 – 2013
by Jörg Stürzebecher | 24 September 2013

Always provocative, Stefan Wewerka initially became famous for his distorted reproductions of architectural monuments, before setting his mind to asymmetrical furniture. On September 14, 2013, the architect, sculptor and product designer died in Berlin at the age of 85. An obituary by Jörg Stürzebecher.

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