by Anna Moldenhauer | 8/23/2017
For the Stuttgart Restaurant “Enso Sushi und Grill” DIA – Dittel Architekten serve up Japanese restraint coupled with European seating.
Durlum illumination and ceiling elements create vibrant spaces.
by Fabian Peters | 8/21/2017
North Italian architects Bergmeister Wolf have extended a house on Lake Garda with a simple and yet spectacular annex.
by Fabian Peters | 8/19/2017
Matter Design and FR|SCH have designed a sophisticated architectural play structure for a place with special architectural significance.
by Thomas Wagner | 8/18/2017
For their cultural project "Allmeinde Commengrounds" Katia und Gerold Schneider rebuild an old stable building. There they show currently the subtle photographs taken by Walter Niedermayr.
The curators for the German contribution of "Unbuilding Walls" at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice have been announced: Graft Architects and Marianne Birthler.
by Thomas Wagner | 8/16/2017
A scoop of refinement: Nendo has developed a dispenser for powdered soy sauce for a restaurant in Kyoto.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 8/15/2017
Note Design Studio presents its first Building: the “Villa Esker”.
by Adeline Seidel | 8/14/2017
by Michael Erlhoff | 8/12/2017
A few contradictions on “Good Form”. A column by Michael Erlhoff.
by Thomas Wagner | 8/11/2017
Hans Lensvelt happened upon it at a workshop held by Atelier van Lieshout. And now it has gone into production: The “AVL Lazy Modernist” is a reclining armchair and thoroughly modern.
by Fabian Peters | 8/10/2017
Swedish fashion label Acne Studios has in the last two years given its new stores a signature look in stainless steel. The store that just opened in Milan is a bit of an exception.
by Adeline Seidel | 8/9/2017
by Anna Moldenhauer | 8/8/2017
Jongha Choi has designed seating that when folded up can be hung like a print on the wall.
by Fabian Peters | 8/7/2017
by Michael Erlhoff | 8/6/2017
Insights on mystified outlooks.
A column by Michael Erlhoff.
by Thomas Edelmann | 8/5/2017
Designer Alfredo Häberli has created a sample house in the Allgäu region as the symbol of a changed aesthetic of the home. It shows that it is well worthwhile trying to reconcile design and ecology anew.
by Thomas Wagner | 8/3/2017
What bored literary critics, is something architects to this day love and praise: Uwe Bresan sheds light on the exciting history of the reception of Adalbert Stifter’s Biedermeier novel “Indian Summer” and the Rosenhaus described in it.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 8/3/2017
Design studio “Form us with love” has created a new version of the wristwatch model for TID Watches.
by Fabian Peters | 8/2/2017
The store furnishings of Berlin-based architecture studio Gonzalez Haase break with conventions. This is demonstrated by a pop-up store for Birkenstock and is the talk of the town – even in Parisian haute couture circles.
by Florian Heilmeyer | 8/1/2017
In 1984, Australian architect and Pritzker Prize winner Glenn Murcutt designed a simple house for the Magney family in New South Wales, Australia. 33 years later it has become an architectural icon.
Alfredo Häberli insists on perfect detailing even in the bathroom of his “Haussicht” concept house – in the shape of Dallmer’s “CeraWall Individual Duo”.
by Fabian Peters | 7/30/2017
C4sun has outfitted the roof terrace of the “Cologne Golf Club” with an intelligent sun-sail system.
by Adeline Seidel | 7/28/2017
A good dozen high-rises are set to be built in Frankfurt/Main over the next five years. An overview of the high-rise architecture of tomorrow: some of it exciting or strident, some less so.
by Thomas Wagner | 7/27/2017
by Fabian Peters | 7/26/2017
by Fabian Peters | 7/25/2017
C.F. Møller Architects chose Petersen Tegl bricks for the façade of a student dorm.
by Fabian Peters | 7/23/2017
The "Komorebi" prototype luminaire imitates the poetry of sunlight in the middle of places where the sun never shines.
by Fabian Peters | 7/22/2017
Tile manufacturer Mosa has teamed up with young designers in its home town of Maastricht to give some of the sanitary rooms in the in-district of Wyck a makeover – with surprising results.
by Florian Heilmeyer | 7/21/2017
On the edge of a national park near Barcelona project developer and gallery owner Christian Bourdais has teamed up with 15 architects to build 15 holiday homes that he believes will revolutionize residential living. Florian Heilmeyer met him and asked how this is going to evolve.
by Adeline Seidel | 7/20/2017
It’s easy to fall into the trap of only judging a building by its façade. Especially if it is as eye-catching as "Silo" in Copenhagen, designed by Cobe Architects.
by Thomas Wagner | 7/19/2017
Concrete in a completely new guise: In Rome, Konstantin Grcic has launched the "Magiliana Project" in dialogue with Pier Luigi Nervi.
by Adeline Seidel | 7/18/2017
Architect Walter Segal developed a system that enabled you to design your own home and indeed even build it yourself. The result was two neighborhoods in south London that precisely in an age of housing shortages certainly bear revisiting.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 7/16/2017
Take a Swedish hotel group, a Swedish architect and a location in Denmark’s design capital of Copenhagen – and you get a Hyggetempel.
by Thomas Wagner | 7/15/2017
The “Together!” exhibition at Vitra Design Museum campaigns for a common space with successful examples of a new architecture of community.
by Fabian Peters | 7/14/2017
Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten have won the competition for the new “Hochhaus am Europaplatz" (High-Rise on Europaplatz) in Berlin. Their proposal centers on an ingenious and yet seemingly straightforward façade consisting of glass and ceramic rods.
by Martina Metzner | 7/14/2017
Everybody is talking about sustainable production. Camira has been practicing it for years. The British textile manufacturer makes fabrics from stinging nettles, hemp and jute and is a great champion of recycling.
by Fabian Peters | 7/13/2017
In the form of “Noma” in Copenhagen, entrepreneur Thorsten Schmidt and star chef René Redzepi revolutionized cutting-edge restauranteering. And now they’ve teamed up with Norway’s highly successful Snøhetta architects for the next project, the “Barr”.
by Philipp Oswalt | 7/11/2017
He forever stood in the shadow of his predecessor Walter Gropius and his successor Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: Now two key buildings by Hannes Meyer have become part of the World Cultural Heritage. “At long last!”, declares Philipp Oswalt.
by Michael Erlhoff | 7/9/2017
In retrospect everything looks clearer. A column by Michael Erlhoff.
The Qvest boutique hotel combined for a photoshooting neo-Gothic architecture with Richard Neutra products from VS Möbel.
by Fabian Peters | 7/8/2017
The Galerie Kreo in London is showing a selection of works by Hella Jongerius – colorful – in the truest sense of the word.
by Thomas Wagner | 7/7/2017
This encyclopedia of forgotten sports brings together any number of bizarre and quite horrific pursuits. Anyone who has read the book will view people and sports in a different light.
by Fabian Peters | 7/6/2017
Whether it’s for premium loudspeakers, SUVs or classic sneakers – the fabrics from Danish textile label Kvadrat are ever more frequently a sales argument for luxury products.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 7/4/2017
Designer Simon Husslein and entrepreneur Pierre Nobs want to stir things up on the watch market with their newly founded company “Bólido”.
by Fabian Peters | 7/1/2017
Its superb acoustics make the Roman amphitheater in Verona an ideal venue for operas and concerts. Were it not for the rain. Schlaich Bergermann Partner together with GMP Architekten have now devised an extremely smart and mobile roof structure to keep out bad weather.
The Westin Hotel in Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie is pitch-perfect with Villeroy & Boch products.
by Jochen Stöckmann | 6/27/2017
Alfred Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson are celebrated as “pioneers of the Bauhaus” at the Kunsthalle Bielefeld.
The patio of a purist villa morphs on request into a world of a cool pool – thanks also to Mosa tiles.
by Florian Heilmeyer | 6/26/2017
DIY superstores, furniture stores, fast-food restaurants. In commercial zones, the horrendous lurks. Can things be done differently? Here are five current examples.
by Michael Erlhoff | 6/26/2017
When all the traditional criteria are evoked. A column by Michael Erlhoff.
Architect and designer Jean-Philippe Nuel lends the “Les Cures Marines” hotel a touch of striking elegance with furniture by Ligne Roset.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 6/26/2017
Architect Rafael de Cárdenas and architecture duo Neri&Hu have developed spatial concepts for Dornbracht in which the latter’s new range of faucets, which goes by the name of “Vaia”, has its own special role to play.
by Thomas Wagner | 6/23/2017
He was fascinated by the material and never lost his delight in experimentation: On Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, Le Stanze del Vetro are presenting sensational glass works by Ettore Sottsass.
by Gili Merin | 6/21/2017
It took an architect from Burkina Faso such as Francis Kéré to create a Serpentine Pavilion that celebrates the infamous English weather in all its glory. This year’s pavilion looks set to be a great success.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 6/20/2017
What will be the house technology of the future can be experienced im "Energy Campus" by HHS Planer + Architekten for Stiebel Eltron.
Are bathrooms becoming ever more colorful? And what prompted Bette to launch a bathtub clad in fabric? Martina Metzner talked about this with Thilo Pahl, Managing Director of Bette, and with Sven Rensinghoff, Head of Marketing there.
Residential house at the Starnberger See: Impressive views with the sliding window cero.
by Thomas Wagner | 6/19/2017
What does Documenta 14 say about the current state of the world? What role do the curators play, and what role the artists? A commentary.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 6/19/2017
The new "Bonechina" bar in Frankfurt relies on a shiny black drinking culture.
Steve Leung has decorated the products "Octagon" and "Squaro Prestige" by Villeroy & Boch with thousands of Swarovski crystals. The Chinese designer explains how he came up with the idea and how bathroom culture differs from Asia to Europe.
MDT-tex has teamed up with Grimshaw Architects to develop a highly flexible canopy system.
Schindler has outfitted the new "Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC)" building in Melbourne with an custom elevator system.
by Florian Heilmeyer | 6/14/2017
On an idyllic peninsula near Kassel 20 houses are set to provide new ideas for contemporary country living. And 20 international architects have now presented their ideas, a few developers are still to be found.
by Florian Heilmeyer | 6/12/2017
Around four hours’ drive north of Santiago de Chile, Cristián Izquierdo has erected an extremely unusual holiday home.
Working with Modernism: Interface has re-energized a building by Mies van der Rohe in Krefeld.
by Fabian Peters | 6/8/2017
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have devised four circular seat installations for the park at Kunsthal Aarhus.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 6/8/2017
by Thomas Edelmann | 6/7/2017
Sometimes you have to sit down together to discuss things. Ideally somewhere where experts and interested parties meet up anyway. At the ISH, three intensive “Axor Talks” provided more than just entertainment.
by Fabian Peters | 6/6/2017
BIG and Thomas Heatherwick have together designed the new London offices of Google – the form is a flowing spatial cascade.
Imagine an arcade or a park without benches. Impossible. The parkbench is as important in urban spaces as salt is in soup. The most exciting models in an overview.
We present luminaires for public spaces that score high in terms not only of energy efficiency, but also for their extraordinary lighting effects and elegant appearance.
by Anna Moldenhauer | 6/2/2017
On the occasion of the "Rundgang" at the Städelschule, students gave insights into their work and the most talented were awarded. The Stylepark prize went to Ada Raczka.
by Fabian Peters | 6/1/2017
With the Place de la Concorde, Jakob Ignaz Hittorff created not only one of the world’s most famous squares, but also revolutionized how they were designed. This still has bearing today.
by Florian Heilmeyer | 5/30/2017
Gordon Matta-Clark cut buildings in two, destroyed cars and intended to blow up the Berlin Wall. Why is his deconstructive work now on show in an arcadian palace in East Berlin?
by Thomas Edelmann | 5/29/2017
Individuality rules the world. Seldom before have we as individuals been offered greater opportunities to define our lives ourselves.
Martin Gepp of Novaron Architekten created the central eyecatcher in a home using the refined Leicht Küchen solutions.
by George Kafka | 5/26/2017
They somehow still exist: The Robin Hood Gardens, pilgrimage site for architects. But the demolition can start every day. We say goodbye to a concrete cockney.
by Carsten Krohn | 5/25/2017
Real gems by Oscar Niemeyer: After having stood empty for decades and gradually becoming dilapidated two hotels by the Brazilian architect have been modernized and are accessible again.
In the rooms at the Parisian Le Cinq Codet hotel a bathtub by Bette plays the main role.
The open kitchen space in a loft in Prague was outfitted with “Merano” by Ton.
by Thomas Wagner | 5/22/2017
Here and there it’s fun to take part, but it comes at a price. The central “Viva Arte Viva” exhibition orders art by concept and evokes the power of origins. Observations at the 57th Venice Art Biennale.
by Erlhoff Michael | 5/19/2017
Nothing is safe. A column by Michael Erlhoff
by Florian Heilmeyer | 5/18/2017
The name Otto Bartning may not immediately come to mind to someone compiling a list of the most important German architects of the 20th century. A major exhibition in Berlin shows that this is a mistake.
by Patrik Schumacher | 5/18/2017
The theories of Patrik Schumacher, which explain why parametrism is the architectural language of the 21st century, are controversial. Here we put them up for discussion on the basis of a lecture he originally gave in Munich.
Be it on castors, suspended, or a fold-out: We present sun recliners which you will simply want to stay lying on.
For nearly 270 years Villeroy & Boch has been shaping advancements in bathroom ceramics. Its newest material "TitanCeram" allows for washbasins that are not only exceptionally fine, but incredibly robust.
by Thomas Wagner | 5/12/2017
For the first time in its history the Documenta is taking place not only in Kassel. The first exhibition venue is Athens. Impressions from a city that is meant to be a prime example of the precarious state of our present age.
by Fabian Peters | 5/10/2017
With a textile pavilion, Ben van Berkel, the founder of UN Studio, has demonstrated what we may soon see being used for high-rises. Fabian Peters spoke to the architect about his research.
At the forthcoming Interzum in Cologne furniture component suppliers will be presenting their latest innovations. With topics such as upcycling and customization the trade fair is geared more strongly to architects.
Materials shouldn’t be condemned to the garbage, but rather re-introduced to the value chain. A genuine circular economy relies not only on recycled materials, but also on return systems.
by Florian Heilmeyer | 5/9/2017
The Fondation Beyeler in Basel is extended by a historic park, Peter Zumthor has designed here three new buildings. They form a strong contrast to the 20-year-old Renzo Piano Museum.
In the luxurious bathrooms at Weissenhaus Grand Village Resort & Spa Axor’s “Axor Montreux” collection sets the tone.
by Jochen Stöckmann | 5/8/2017
Border fences and walls spell disaster – and not just in aesthetic terms.
From programmed wood via blossoming surfaces to self-assembling furniture: 4D printing promises magic potential.
Gira’s HomeServer lets you control the facility technology centrally.