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Modernism with the wrong rendering
Modernism with the wrong rendering
by Paul Andreas | 24 июня 2016 г.

Taking five buildings by Mies van der Rohe as examples, an exhibition in Heerlen demonstrates how successful good refurbishment in line with the original can be.

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Grab your equipment, men!
Grab your equipment, men!
by Thomas Wagner | 21 июня 2016 г.

Enough of yoga. Photographs depicting young men competing in the traditional games in Finland show how fitness was practised by less slender Europeans around 1900.

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The furniture basilica
The furniture basilica
by Thomas Edelmann | 21 июня 2016 г.

In a more or less sealed building by Herzog & de Meuron, the Vitra Design Museum presents selected items of furniture from its collection. The Schaudepot is an addition to the Vitra Campus, opening it up more towards Weil and Basel.

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The Glass Bottom Secret
The Glass Bottom Secret
by Uwe Bresan | 16 июня 2016 г.

Paul Rudolph’s New York penthouse has lots of levels. Even today, architectural history is divided on the true significance of the building in which Rudolph lived with his partner Ernst Wagner.

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 Siza celebrates with everyone
Siza celebrates with everyone
by Florian Heilmeyer | 14 июня 2016 г.

Almost 40 years after construction work started, a subsidized public housing project by Álvaro Siza is being continued in Venice. A superb exhibition turns it into the Portuguese country exhibition at this year’s Architecture Biennale – and shows us that sometimes the front runs right past our front foors.

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Grand Tour of the Country Exhibitions
Grand Tour of the Country Exhibitions
by Florian Heilmeyer | 14 июня 2016 г.

So who has the time to see everything at this Biennale? We’ve chosen a few of the really eye-catching exhibitions for you.

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Rough walls – but charming
Rough walls – but charming
by Thomas Wagner | 14 июня 2016 г.

So many unfinished buildings: The Spanish pavilion focuses on unfinished and abandoned structures and thus discovers more than just the legacies of a burst property bubble.

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Getting Your Fingers Dirty
Getting Your Fingers Dirty
by Jasmin Jouhar | 13 июня 2016 г.


Aravena’s main exhibition celebrates hand-made architecture, as can be sensed from all the materials and smells. But does that suffice for the major challenges?

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A nation in a refugee camp
A nation in a refugee camp
by Florian Heilmeyer | 7 июня 2016 г.

Since their expulsion 40 years ago the Sahrawis have lived in refugee camps in Algeria, where they have established their own state. Florian Heilmeyer spoke to Manuel Herz about the Western Sahara Pavilion.

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Achieving the breakthrough
Achieving the breakthrough
by Thomas Wagner | 7 июня 2016 г.

How to make Heimat? The German Pavilion opens its walls and the curators put forward hypotheses on what cities should look like where people not only arrive, but want to stay.

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New build in blue
New build in blue
by Florian Heilmeyer | 7 июня 2016 г.

In the Arsenale’s Corderie the eye is caught by a large, blue model. It’s full of real proposals for a new, revolutionary way of building houses. Could an “Arrival City” really succeed in this way? Florian Heilmeyer spoke to Jörg Leeser of BeL about the concept.

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Alliance of Enthusiasts
Alliance of Enthusiasts
by Franziska Eidner | 7 июня 2016 г.

Just landed temporarily in Venice. The “Sarajevo Now” exhibition wants to save the museum back home using an unusual packaging idea.

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A Patchwork of Alternatives
A Patchwork of Alternatives
by Thomas Wagner | 6 июня 2016 г.

The exact line the Aravena Front runs between the central exhibition and the country pavilions is unclear. Whistle in the dark? Or hands-on and act?

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Architecture – daring to do more
Architecture – daring to do more
by Florian Heilmeyer | 1 июня 2016 г.

In his lively and powerful main exhibition at the Biennale, Alejandro Aravena shows just how much zest architecture can have, and how much power architects can have.

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Beautifully cast in concrete
Beautifully cast in concrete
by Paula Pohle | 31 мая 2016 г.

In the “Modern Forms” picture book Nicolas Grospierre serves up a subjective selection of purist 20th-century concrete buildings.



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 Go on thinking brightly
Go on thinking brightly
by Thomas Wagner | 27 мая 2016 г.

It’s hard to imagine a more joyous and cunning approach to the designed world: For Michael Erlhoff on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

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A community of guests – the Frankfurt way
A community of guests – the Frankfurt way
by Martina Metzner | 24 мая 2016 г.

Greetings from the ribbed Äppelwoi glass: with local color, a shared kitchen and a fictional story: Hotel “Libertine” in Frankfurt/Main seeks to make guests feel at home.

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Progress in blue
Progress in blue
by Thomas Wagner | 24 мая 2016 г.

With their Atomic Plate series, Mia Grau and Andree Weissert have created a subversive/contemporary counterpart to traditional plates for the wall.

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Germania in Venezia
Germania in Venezia
by Verena Hartbaum and Stephan Trüby | 24 мая 2016 г.

So what has gone on show here in the past? Since 1991 the German Pavilion in the Giardini in Venice has also been used during the international architecture exhibition. Verena Hartbaum and Stephan Trüby have written a book about what has since gone on show there and how the building has itself changed – and present the highlight here specially for us.

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Supermarket, super light
Supermarket, super light
by Jasmin Jouhar | 19 мая 2016 г.

Potatoes, sausages and milk – there’s the right light and the wrong light even for the everyday things in supermarkets. Jasmin Jouhar talked to the Zumtobel Group’s Ralf Knorrenschild about what challenges there are to getting the lighting right in a supermarket – and what role the Boiled Sausage Decree plays here.

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Light follows people
Light follows people
by Jasmin Jouhar | 19 мая 2016 г.

Interactive technologies make it possible: the light in the store responds to the customer’s presence. Jasmin Jouhar spoke to Dutch lighting specialist Luuk van Laake about how this principle was applied in a Issey Miyake Shop in Antwerp.

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Seven emotional types
Seven emotional types
by Katharina Sommer | 19 мая 2016 г.

A major study examined the responses of clients to different light settings in retail outlets. Katharina Sommer summarizes the findings and explains what they imply for lighting design in stores.

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Wood with a future
Wood with a future
17 мая 2016 г.

“A@W Lectures by Stylepark” during the Architect@Work in Copenhagen

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Get out those ladders!
Get out those ladders!
by Florian Heilmeyer | 17 мая 2016 г.

With Alejandro Aravena at its helm, the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice could be a particularly interesting one – despite his predecessor Rem Koolhaas being a hard act to follow. After all, who could follow in those footsteps?

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Not only Grillo had a future
Not only Grillo had a future
by Thomas Edelmann | 17 мая 2016 г.

Marco Zanuso was born 100 years ago. The Milanese architect is one of the inventors of post-1945 Italian design and for decades inspired other architects and designers.

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Blanket home coverage
Blanket home coverage
11 мая 2016 г.

At the symposium on “Adaptive Building Skins” at the Technical University of Munich architects and construction experts demonstrated and explained how adaptive facades may well change the architecture of tomorrow. We’ve documented the lectures for you.

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The submarine rises again
The submarine rises again
by Paul Andreas | 10 мая 2016 г.

The Internationale Architecture Biennale Rotterdam raises questions about a “Next Economy”.

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Unlimited baths
Unlimited baths
by Thomas Edelmann | 6 мая 2016 г.

Refinements wherever you look: What caught the eye at Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Bagno.

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No two bathrooms alike
No two bathrooms alike
4 мая 2016 г.

Be it at home or in a hotel, when it comes to the bathroom standards are definitely on the rise. Anders Bergman spoke to Susanne Brandherm of Brandherm + Krumrey Interior Architecture on trends in the world of bathrooms.

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Skeleton seeks new build
Skeleton seeks new build
by Jasmin Jouhar | 3 мая 2016 г.

In Berlin’s Haus am Waldsee, an exhibition pares Jürgen Mayer H.’s architecture down to its essentials.

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Salone Satellite Superlativo
Salone Satellite Superlativo
by Jasmin Jouhar | 2 мая 2016 г.

Ten times Tops! Hopeful talents and fresh ideas from the platform for newcomers.

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When fabrics go boingboing
When fabrics go boingboing
by Uta Abendroth | 2 мая 2016 г.

Jo Nagasaka is always good for a surprise or two. During the Salone the Japanese designer created an installation called “boingboing” for Kinnasand’s Milanese showroom. Uta Abendroth spoke to the man who loves first and foremost to work on a scale of 1:1.

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Where ideas flow joyfully
Where ideas flow joyfully
by Jasmin Jouhar | 28 апреля 2016 г.

One base, five water dreams: How architects and designers are revisiting the mixer battery for Axor.

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Modern always works
Modern always works
by Thomas Wagner | 28 апреля 2016 г.

Salone 3: Forget social issues. The trend in furniture is to give modern classics a contemporary tweak, a makeover that guarantees their timelessness.

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What’s on the table
What’s on the table
by Thomas Edelmann | 27 апреля 2016 г.

Demonstration item for materials makers, refined object for presentation purposes or a recipe for everyday life – at the moment, kitchens have as many purposes as they have appearances.

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Go for feudal or simply say Hay
Go for feudal or simply say Hay
by Thomas Wagner | 27 апреля 2016 г.

Salone 2: New interiors are all the rage, gold and saddle leather seem to be must-haves, color is even more important – and one company is really going big time.

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