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A little hardship could do architecture good
A little hardship could do architecture good
30 March 2012

For Sauerbruch Hutton, appealing to the senses and passion are integral to architecture. Sandra Hofmeister spoke to Matthias Sauerbruch about sustainability in its various facets.

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About tables and benches
About tables and benches
by Klaus Meyer | 29 March 2012

Be it park benches, conference tables or outdoor chairs – there's always an additional use to Thomas Bernstrand's designs, even though they stand in the tradition of classic Scandinavian design.

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Reviving Danish furniture classics
Reviving Danish furniture classics
by Armin Scharf | 29 March 2012

Sometimes they use original plan, other times they rely on an aged furniture item – Erling and Egon Petersen, two brothers from Ormslev, Denmark go to endless lengths in their quest to breathe new life into an original design from the previous century.

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Scandinavian seal of approval
Scandinavian seal of approval
by Clemens Bomsdorf | 29 March 2012

Creativity, quality and economic viability can all be associated with the term design. The Scandinavian governments have taken advantage of this and are investing in promoting both the discipline and their own image.

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Female success beyond embroidered cushions
Female success beyond embroidered cushions
by Anneke Bokern | 29 March 2012

There is a noticeably large number of women in design in Scandinavia. From Nanna Ditzel to Front Design, female designers have always played an important role in Nordic countries. Does this have something to do with design style? Or is it quite simply a question of equality?


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It’s important to know where you’re coming from
It’s important to know where you’re coming from
29 March 2012

Scandinavian design is known for its clear forms, durability and careful craftsmanship. Do students from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland still design in accordance with these principles today? Juliane Grützner asked some of them.

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+++ NEWSTICKER #228 | 2012 +++
+++ NEWSTICKER #228 | 2012 +++
27 March 2012

Wismar: Summer academy
Munich: Women in art
K20: Window images
Zurich: Freitag – Out of the Bag
Rotterdam: Architecture biennial


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The all-rounders
The all-rounders
by Thomas Edelmann | 27 March 2012

Currently hardly a car-maker has prioritized special topics. Instead, cars are on show that can potentially do everything. Give you a sporting drive, be safe off-road, and look like a limousine.


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Ready for take-off
Ready for take-off
by Nina Reetzke | 25 March 2012

Not much longer to go, as in early June the Berlin Brandenburg airport opens. Heike Nehl and Sibylle Schlaich at Moniteurs designed the signage system. In fact, the first signs have already been put in place on the construction site.

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Guardian “HAL” or The Cyclops eye
Guardian “HAL” or The Cyclops eye
by Thomas Wagner | 23 March 2012

In Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film epic "2001: A Space Odyssey" one of the main characters is the computer "HAL 9000". Today we encounter it at any door in the design of video-monitored intercom systems.

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A house with a moustache or mutton chops?
A house with a moustache or mutton chops?
by Petra Ringleb | 22 March 2012

As is the case in many sectors, in architecture average just doesn't quite cut it. That said, there are plenty of everyday houses that can be considered "quite good". Now Oda Pälmke has taken a closer look at them.

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Fortune-hunting in the earth
Fortune-hunting in the earth
by Markus Frenzl | 20 March 2012

In the wake of the enthusiasm for cooking, or so many trend gurus have long been prophesying, it's now the garden's day. But it's not just the trend-conscious urbanites who are discovering allotment gardens anew, and not just guerilla gardening and self-supply that are blossoming again – the garden promises veritably paradisiacal states.

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+++ NEWSTICKER #227 | 2012 +++
+++ NEWSTICKER #227 | 2012 +++
20 March 2012

Karlsruhe: Sound Art
Berlin: Chairs without legs
Delft: The Essence of Cool
Berlin: Art and Press
Boston: The Allure of Japan


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The minimalist view
The minimalist view
by Franziska Horn | 18 March 2012

"I don't draw – I photograph!," says John Pawson. And we can readily believe him: in the course of the last decade the British architect has shot over 250,000 photos. And for the first time a selection is on show at Munich Technical University's Architecture Museum attached to Pinakothek der Moderne.

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Plagues by the idea of rebellion
Plagues by the idea of rebellion
by Michael Erlhoff | 16 March 2012

Art has a problem with design, proposes Michael Erlhoff, Professor of Design Theory and History at Cologne's International School of Design. He focuses on the social perception of design and hopes that the technocrats will get worn down.

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The townhouse as a palliative
The townhouse as a palliative
by Heinrich Wefing | 15 March 2012

The townhouse as a type is evidently very much in line with the times. And so it is hardly surprising that Hans Stimmann, once Municipal Building Director in Berlin, has brought out a book on it. The title intimates that the tome is intended to help planning, and it's a high-end volume of examples of specimen townhouses. Does the townhouse really have the muscle to counteract our inner cities emptying?

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On magic caps and slit pants
On magic caps and slit pants
by Nina Reetzke | 14 March 2012

In China the babies don't wear diapers, but slit-pants. And everyday life in China otherwise has many particularities that are little known in Europe. The exhibition on "Chinese Suff" at Frankfurt's Museum für Angewandte Kunst presents all manner of wears and wares from China.

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+++ NEWSTICKER #226 | 2012 +++
+++ NEWSTICKER #226 | 2012 +++
13 March 2012

Diane Arbus: Retrospective
Vienna: Homedepot
East German design: forgotten?
Urbanism: Hands-on
DAM: Zhang Ke

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