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Breathing a sigh of relief – behind the blinds
Breathing a sigh of relief – behind the blinds
by Milenka Thomas | 15 June 2012

In the form of “JOH3”, J. Mayer H. Architects have completed their first construction project in Berlin. The apartment block is clad in aluminum blinds and has a curved silhouette – offering a new interpretation of the Berlin tenement block.

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Observations in space and time
Observations in space and time
by Jörg Zimmermann | 13 June 2012

Documenta 13 has begun. For 100 days, Kassel will host the work of over 150 artists, scientists and philosophers from 55 countries. A photographic tour offers a first impression of the works.

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+++ NEWSTICKER #239 | 2012 +++
12 June 2012

Zaha Hadid: High-rises
Hamburg: Lost Places
Basel: Art and design
Munich: L’Architecture Engagée
3sat: Konstantin Grcic


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Paola’s world
Paola’s world
by Sandra Hofmeister | 11 June 2012

Paola Antonelli is a design critic and curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Untiring in her enthusiasm, she tells the world why design as part of everyday culture has earned a permanent place in the MoMA.

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Near-perfect living
Near-perfect living
by Jörg Zimmermann | 08 June 2012

What attitude do the Germans have toward their homes? This is an interesting question, which sociologist Alphons Silbermann pursued in his 1989 study “Neues vom Wohnen der Deutschen”. It is now to be updated with “Deutschland privat”, which has shown many German homes to be in almost perfect condition. Leo Lübke, the commissioner of the study, is delighted at the Germans’ affirmation of furniture as a cultural asset.

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Forging a new world
Forging a new world
by Thomas Edelmann | 06 June 2012

Ingo Maurer, Enzo Mari, Eero Aarnio – they all belong to a group of designers who were born in 1932 and by tenaciously advancing their own ideas have succeeded in creating sensational works. A consideration of the 1932 designers.

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+++ NEWSTICKER #238 | 2012 +++
05 June 2012

Zurich: The Swiss Touch
Berlin: DMY 2012
New York: Art of Another Kind
Kassel: Documenta 13
Munich: Image Counter Image


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Sharp as a needle
Sharp as a needle
by Annette Tietenberg | 04 June 2012

British photographer and author Alex MacNaughton goes out into the urban jungle and tracks down people marked by life and asks them to reveal their skin to him. They proudly present the images on their skin and tell him their stories too.

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Moving in higher spheres
Moving in higher spheres
by Nina Reetzke | 01 June 2012

She was born and grew up near-by, and then studied architecture. So who else could be better suited than Jolanthe Kugler to write an architectural guide to the Goetheanum hill. She manages to offer a systematic overview of the 170-odd houses in the Anthroposophical Colony, but in the process neglects to give greater depth to the specifics of the individual buildings.

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Build it in the morning, move in in the evening
Build it in the morning, move in in the evening
by Jörg Zimmermann | 30 May 2012

Simple elements that make planning and construction much easier – architects have been looking into the possibilities afforded by modular construction for quite some time now. What do these modules require in order to fulfill the basic functions of a living and working space and simultaneously remain adaptable in their implementation? The exhibition, “Architekturteilchen”, at Cologne Museum of Applied Art takes a closer look at this question.

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+++ NEWSTICKER #237 | 2012 +++
29 May 2012

London: The Historical Box
NRW-Forum: Polaroid Revival
HFF Munich: Women in Film
Dessau: Marcel Breuer
Bielefeld: Sou Fujimoto


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The art of vaulting
The art of vaulting
28 May 2012

He conquered America’s inner cities with the old technique of the Catalan vault: Spanish engineer Rafael Guastavino. Today his works are experiencing a revival. Nora Sobich met Guastavino expert John Ochsendorf for a chat.

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Mobility shapes our metropolises
Mobility shapes our metropolises
by Jörg Zimmermann | 25 May 2012

About 70 percent of the world’s population will in future live in megacities. For the Audi Urban Future Award 2012 six architectural offices are casting an eye over the metropolitan regions of Boston/Washington, São Paulo, Istanbul, Mumbai, the Pearl River Delta and Tokyo – and coming up with new ideas for developing mobility in urban space.

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Each model is an interpretation
Each model is an interpretation
24 May 2012

There’s a very close relationship between making architectural models and photography. A surprising discovery for Oliver Elser, curator of the exhibition “The Architectural Model – Tool, Fetish, Small Utopia”, at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt. An interview by Nina Reetzke.

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Stark contrasts
Stark contrasts
22 May 2012

Looking back again at the Salone del Mobile in Milan – and it is the black-and-white contrasts that really stand out, bringing an Sixties aesthetics to mind.



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+++ NEWSTICKER #236 | 2012 +++
22 May 2012

Zürich: Urban jewelry
Aedes: Future City Lab
London: Biennial of Moving Images
DAM: The architectural model
New York: Graphic design


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Light is just light
Light is just light
21 May 2012

What is the difference between light and lighting? With “Verto”, Naoto Fukasawa has designed a luminaire for Belux that is based upon the principle of reflection. Nina Reetzke met the Japanese designer for a chat.

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The lecturers and their masterful buildings
The lecturers and their masterful buildings
by Ralf Wollheim | 19 May 2012

As an historical institution Bauhaus may be known across the globe yet its profile remains unusually vague all the same. No wonder. After all there were three different colleges, in three different locations with three different directors. A new travel book now attempts to draw a detailed map of the school’s checkered history.

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