Balenciaga’s flagship boutique on the upscale Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, France, has been given a sharp, industrial redesign by Berlin-based architects Gonzalez Haase AAS.
Balenciaga’s flagship boutique on the upscale Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, France, has been given a sharp, industrial redesign by Berlin-based architects Gonzalez Haase AAS.
German artist Thomas Schütte has added a log cabin topped, with an asymmetric shingled roof, to the array of buildings on the Vitra Campus, in Weil am Rhein. The design of Schutte’s Blockhaus is based on one of 20 small-scale architectural models that the artist displayed in Düsseldorf’s Konrad Fischer gallery in 2016. The exhibition
The interior of an apartment in Berlin’s Unité d’Habitation has been refurbished by German-American architect Philipp Mohr to Le Corbusier’s original plans. Mohr, who had been a fan of the influential architect since he attended a retrospective exhibition as a teenager in the 1980s, purchased the apartment in 2016 with the intention of refurbishing and selling it. When
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This year marks a strange moment of historical symmetry for Berlin — the inner German border that divided the East from the West (1961-1989) has now been down for as long as it stood. It seems pertinent timing then for ‘Unbuilding Walls’, the German Pa…
Plans for a 150-metre-tall skyscraper in Berlin designed by Frank Gehry have been put on hold due to safety issues with subway stations below the site. Gehry Partners won a competition in 2014 to design the Hines-Hochhaus tower for international real-estate firm Hines. It was expected to become the tallest building in the German city. But
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A sliver of glazing separates a white house in Stuttgart from this black extension Holzer Architekten designed to create additional living spaces with plentiful garden views for its owners. The local practice was asked to renovate the the 1920s house to suit the needs of a family of five, adding the two storey annex to the southwestern
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Architecture studio Penda has released visualisations of a house designed for a tiny plot near the German city of Kassel that show how its owners will be able to grow food on both sides of its terraced roof. The studio founded by architects Chris Precht and Dayong Sun designed Yin & Yang house for a
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The developer of a luxury urban quarter in Hamburg has agreed to remove a sign designed “as a tribute to the 20s” after critics compared it to concentration-camp signage. The typographic entry sign, designed by Berlin-based agency Polyform, will be dismantled as soon as possible, developer Quantum told Dezeen. “All involved people were depressed because of the bad associations,”
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Danish architect Dorte Mandrup has planned a building on top of a second-world-war naval bunker, in a UNESCO World Heritage area on the German coast. Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter’s competition-winning design places four storeys of office and storage space above a historic former military building in Wilhelmshaven, and wraps a glass wall around the exterior. The project was winner in a
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David Chipperfield Architects is set to build a 230-metre-high skyscraper on the River Elbe in Hamburg, expected to become the city’s tallest building. Named Elbtower, the competition-winning design is for a tapered skyscraper that will act as a counterpoint to Herzog and de Meuron’s nearby Elbphilharmonie concert hall. The tower is designed by David Chipperfield’s Berlin office for developer SIGNA Prime
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Protesters have clashed with a developer over plans to transform the Hamburg townhouse where the Gestapo interrogated victims during the second world war into a new urban quarter designed by David Chipperfield Architects. Developers Quantum enlisted Kuehn Malvezzi Architects, Stephen Williams Associates, and Agn Leussmann alongside Chipperfield’s practice to convert a group of four buildings centred around
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Dutch firm MVRDV has unveiled plans for an office block with an interactive mirrored facade in the city of Esslingen in southern Germany. Dubbed the “crystal rock” by the Rotterdam architecture firm, the facade of the Milestone building will be formed from fritted glass containing photovoltaic cells that will reflect back images of the city and its
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Filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt transforms German industrial landmarks into “alienated places” for his latest film, which sees actor Cate Blanchett take on 13 personas while reciting art declarations. Rosenfeldt, a German artist and former architect, first presented Manifesto in 2015 as a multi-screen gallery installation. He has now expanded the project into a film, which was shot almost exclusively in
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Frankfurt is bidding to woo banks from London by building dozens of new high-rise towers by architects including BIG, UNStudio and Ole Scheeren. With Brexit threatening London’s status as Europe’s leading financial centre, Germany’s business capital has been promoting itself as a lifestyle destination. Shiny new towers were being marketed heavily at the Expo Real property
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Berlin-based practice Büros für Konstruktivismus has transformed a former chicken house in the back garden of a 1930s home into a pine-lined artist’s studio. The project is named Hühnerhaus, the German word for henhouse. The coop was originally constructed just after second world war in the grounds of a Berlin villa, but after its renovation the owner now uses
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Architect Ole Scheeren has unveiled plans for his first project in Europe, which will see him completely overhaul a 1970s office block in Frankfurt to create 200 riverside homes. Having spent more than a decade focusing on Asia, the German architect is shifting his focus to his home country. He plans to completely reconfigure a
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Argentinian artist Marta Minujín has used thousands of prohibited books to construct a replica of the Parthenon in ancient Greece on a Nazi book-burning site in Kassel, Germany. Taking a stance against censorship, Minujín designed the Parthenon of Books to echo the classical Greek temple, which remains a major icon of the democratic Athenian polis. Metal scaffolding mimics the form of
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Angular, board-marked concrete walls offer a variety of views from the pared-back spaces inside this house designed by Steimle Architekten in Tübingen, Germany. Stuttgart-based Steimle Architekten designed the three-storey family house across a split-level site in Pliezhausen – a village 30 kilometres south of Stuttgart – as a contrast to its neighbours. Described as “crystal-shaped”, the E20 residence features facades angled to offer residents a range
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A+Awards: a swimming pool that starts inside this Architizer A+Award-winning house in central Germany continues out perpendicular to the low-slung volume and projects from the sloped site. Named Villa K, the home in the forested hills of Thüringen is Dutch studio Paul de Ruiter Architects’ first project in Germany. “The realisation of a sustainable villa,
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Researchers and students from the University of Stuttgart have used robots and drones to weave this carbon-fibre pavilion, which is based on the silk hammocks spun by moth larvae. The 12-metre-long cantilevering structure known as the ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016/7 is made from over 180 kilometres of woven resin-impregnated glass -and carbon-fibre. It is latest in an annual pavilion
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A pool room is set at the top of this house in Cologne by German studio Corneille Uedingslohmann Architekten, and features walls lined with quartzite strips and a large garden-facing window. The local studio was originally asked by the residents to adapt an existing house to include the swimming pool. But the team found this was not possible, and so suggested demolishing and rebuilding their
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MVRDV has revealed its plans to redevelop the former Mannheim US Army camp in Germany, creating a green mound from demolished barracks and four residential towers that spell out the word home. The Dutch firm’s designs for the 144-hectare Franklin Mitte neighbourhood in Mannheim are intended to introduce density and diversity to the monotonous plan of barracks. Aimed at local families leaving
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A penthouse apartment is being built inside Herzog & de Meuron’s recently completed philharmonic hall in Hamburg, at a cost of £6.9 million for an anonymous client. The two-storey penthouse apartment will be located on the 24th and 25th floors of the Elbphilharmonie, where floor-to-ceiling glazing below the building’s scalloped roofline will give views along the Elbe River. Munich office
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Architecture students from Germany’s University of Kaiserslautern have built this wooden community centre for a refugee camp in Mannheim, which is fronted by a latticed screen. The pavilion, designed by students Sandra Gressung, Sascha Ritschel and Tobias Vogel, provides a sheltered communal area for refugees arriving in the camp located on the former US Army’s Spinelli Barracks in Mannheim. Eighteen students from
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By juxtaposing selfies taken by visitors to Peter Eisenman’s Holocaust memorial with archive photos from concentration camps, artist Shahak Shapira has revealed why design that shames is important, says Owen Hatherley in his latest Opinion column. I came across Yolocaust on the Twitter account of historian Alex Von Tunzelmann. Clearly unsure about whether or not to link to it at
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For those who can’t wait for the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg to open next month, creative agency Jung von Matt has released an interactive movie tour of the building filmed by drones. Jung von Matt worked with producers Simon & Paul to create the movie tour of the opera house – a building designed by Swiss architects office Herzog & Meuron.
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Stuttgart studio (Se)arch Architekten has completed a school and daycare centre in the German town of Tübingen, featuring cedar-shingled facades and a cobbled entrance courtyard. The education centre is situated in a wooded area on the banks of the Neckar river, from which the town’s castle and old town are visible across the water. It comprises
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UberRaum Architects has added a stepped wooden extension to this mountainside house in Germany’s Black Forest, offering its residents views of the surrounding trees and valley. London-based UberRaum Architects carried out the renovation and extension for a family who had outgrown its 1950s home in Germany’s Black Forest – a forested mountain range bound by the Rhine Valley on its west and south side.
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The memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin wouldn’t get built in today’s xenophobic social climate, according to its architect Peter Eisenman. The American architect, whose Holocaust memorial opened in 2005, said that growing hatred and anti-semitism across Europe would prevent the project from being realised if proposed now. “I believe that my
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Barcelona architecture firm Gonzalez Hinz Zabala has been selected to design the new Bauhaus Museum Dessau, seeing off competition from New York practice Young & Ayata. Gonzalez Hinz Zabala and Young & Ayata drew for first place in the international competition in 2015, which aimed to attract up-and-coming firms. The winning design features expanses of glazing and an exposed framework.
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Architectural designer John Pawson has transformed a pair of second world war telecommunication bunkers into an art and furniture museum in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighbourhood. The Feuerle Collection is a private museum hosting the contemporary art, Imperial Chinese furniture, and ancient Southeast Asian art collections of Désiré Feuerle. Pawson’s first major project in Berlin, it features exhibition spaces with the designer’s
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This year’s World Architecture Festival was held in the German capital of Berlin, so we’ve created a new Pinterest board dedicated to the city’s regenerated architecture – including a renovated Nazi-era swimming pool hall by Veauthier Meyer Architects. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›
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Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has revealed its competition-winning plans to extend the Mies van der Rohe-designed Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, creating a new museum for 20th-century art. The Museum of the 20th Century will be connected to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s 1968 Neue Nationalgalerie building via an underground tunnel. Located at Berlin’s
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Herzog & de Meuron’s long-delayed Hamburg concert hall has announced its completion to the city in huge illuminated letters. On the evening of Monday 31 October, the facade of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg was lit up to spell out “FERTIG” – German for “COMPLETED” – marking the end of a 10-year construction period. A photo posted by
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Hamburg studio Asdfg Architekten has converted a 19th-century miller’s house in Berlin into a modern family home arranged around original brick walls (+ slideshow). The building in the German capital’s Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood was built in the 1840s and had previously been used as a police station and workshop. Its owner – a friend of Asdfg More
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This house in Berlin designed by Brandt + Simon Architekten is covered in rows of green shingles with curved edges and features windows laid out to resemble a face (+ slideshow). Local practice Brandt + Simon Architekten created the house named Schuppen for a couple with a keen interest in gardening, and their child. The residence is attached More
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Hamburg, a harbour city in northern Germany, is soon to gain a new cultural landmark designed by the celebrated architecture practice Herzog & de Meuron.
World heritage Corb: two residential units outside Stuttgart designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret have recently been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List along with 16 other projects by the famed French-Swiss architect (+ slideshow). The worker’s housing units were built as part of a 1927 exhibition on Modernist housing. The city More
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This holiday home by Stuttgart firm Yonder is designed to look like a traditional Alpine house, but with a huge chasm carved out of its middle (+ slideshow). Yonder designed the three-storey Haus P for a site in the mountainous Allgäu region of southern Germany. The maximum building size allowed by the local planning office was a More
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German property developer Bewocon has unveiled plans for a 150-metre-high skyscraper in Berlin, which could become the city’s tallest building. Designed by German firm Ortner & Ortner, the Alexander Berlins Capital Tower would be 25 metres higher than the city’s current tallest building, the 125-metre-high Park Inn Berlin Alexanderplatz. If completed according to schedule, it could beat other skyscrapers proposed for the German capital, More
Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has released a full set of images of the Vitra Schaudepot – a new gallery for the permanent collection of the Frank Gehry-designed Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany (+ slideshow). Opening this week, the gabled brick building presents the first permanent exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum’s vast collection, which includes More
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Möhring Architekten clad this holiday home in rural Germany in black-painted wood to look like a traditional barn, but then cut windows out of the corners to give it a contemporary edge (+ slideshow). Berlin-based Möhring Architekten designed House Wieckin in the town of Darss, the middle section of the coastal peninsula of Fischland-Darss-Zingst. The clients wanted to mix More
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Photo essay: keen to embark on career in architecture, young German student Paul Eis has been documenting the buildings of Berlin and Hamburg, but adapting them with bright colours (+ slideshow). Eis, 18, uses the Instagram account the_architecture_photographer, to present his images, which have all been stripped of their context, updated with a new colour palette and superimposed over a vibrant More
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MVRDV has revealed its plans to redevelop a former US Army barracks in Mannheim, Germany, into a “village” of affordable housing. The Dutch firm is working with housing producer Traumhaus – which translates as Dreamhouse – on the project, intended to offer an alternative “to the current state of modern day suburbia and the village”. Designed to appeal to More
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Berlin firm Veauthier Meyer Architects has revamped a 1930s swimming pool complex in the city, refreshing its monumental brick facades and introducing a new ceiling that references the original glazed roof (+ slideshow). The Schwimmhalle Finckensteinallee is located in the German capital’s Lichterfelde district and originally opened in 1938. It closed in 2006 due to gradual More
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Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has completed a new gallery to house the permanent collection of the Frank Gehry-designed Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany. Set to open in June, the Schaudepot is Herzog & de Meuron’s second building at the Vitra Campus – the ever-growing headquarters of the Swiss furniture brand, which also features architecture by Zaha More
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Architecture practice Architekten am Weberberg transformed an old wooden mill from 1290 into a sleek modern home with an expansive glass highlight. Based in the southern German town of Biberach, the studio is run by Inge Zalenga and Leopold Humm and the building, which was once used as a corn mill, is located just out off the city […]
Roughly cut wooden planks clad classrooms arranged around a central glazed atrium at this nursery, set in a forested suburb in the German city of Hamburg (+ slideshow). Located in the city’s northeastern Ohlstedt neighbourhood, the building was designed by local office Kraus Schoenberg after the architects were introduced to the client by the owners of More
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Berlin is to extend the refugee camp at the decommissioned Tempelhof Airport, making room for 7,000 people in and around one of the German capital’s most iconic buildings. The city’s government has changed a law to allow extra refugee shelters to be built on a section of Tempelhof’s vast airfield – which has previously been used to More
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German studio Von M has completed a slatted timber building with a fragmented roofline to house a kindergarten in the German city of Ludwigsburg (+ slideshow). The Stuttgart firm converted and extended an existing residential building in the Poppenweiler district of the city to create the Kinder und Familien Zentrum. They affixed a new 1,425-square-metre kindergarten to one side of an existing block that More
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Rem Koolhaas’ firm has revealed plans to overhaul continental Europe’s largest department store, with the addition of a glass rooftop extension and a series of sculptural new staircases (+ slideshow). Rotterdam-based OMA has been charged with renovating and extending Berlin’s Kaufhaus des Westens, more commonly known as KaDeWe – a century-old building with 60,000 square metres of retail space. The More
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Wirth Architekten used wood from a storm-felled tree and brick from a burnt-down farmhouse to create this multi-use garage for a residence in Germany’s Lower Saxony region (+ slideshow). Architects Jan and Benjamin Wirth designed the perforated brick outhouse, named Remisenpavillion, for a former farm in the north-west of the country and it stands beside a group of tall trees. The More
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David Chipperfield Architects has released images of its design for a half-submerged concert hall bracketed by textured concrete walls in southern Germany (+ slideshow). Chipperfield’s Berlin office won a competition to design the Carmen Würth Forum in 2006 for the cultural foundation supported by Adolf Würth, a German screw and tool manufacturer. The forum’s chamber music hall More
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David Chipperfield Architects has unveiled plans to refurbish a 19th-century brewery in Berlin, adding a trio of new buildings to house a gallery, restaurants and a medical innovation centre (+ slideshow). The former Bötzow Brewery near Berlin’s Alexanderplatz was severely bomb-damaged during the second world war but never rebuilt. Chipperfield’s Berlin office is working on a masterplan to repair More
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A crucifix and bell are set into two hollows in the swollen brick facade of this chapel, which was designed by Wandel Lorch Architekten for a site in Hamburg’s docklands (+ slideshow). The Ecumenical Forum is the first chapel in the city’s HafenCity quarter, a former industrial area along the Elbe river that is currently undergoing major regeneration. To […]
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Berlin architect Volker Staab has won a competition to extend the Bauhaus archive and museum in the German capital, designed by founder Walter Gropius in the 1960s. The new 6,700-square-metre extension will create new exhibition galleries for the Bauhaus-Archiv and Museum für Gestaltung, which holds the world’s largest collection of materials on the history of the […]
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Researchers and students from the University of Stuttgart used 30,000 spiky components and a robot to create a pavilion described as the “first architectural structure realised with a designed granular system” (+ movie). The ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2015 was designed by researcher Karola Dierichs and professor Achim Menges from the university’s Institute for Computational Design. It forms part of a research […]
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Designed by Germany-based J. Mayer H. Architects, ‘Dupli Casa’ is a modern villa near Ludwigsburg that features sleek…
This limestone-faced museum in the German city of Kassel by Kada Wittfeld Architektur houses the archives of famous literary duo the Brothers Grimm (+ slideshow). Grimmwelt Kassel (The Brothers Grimm Museum) is built on a sloping plot in Weinberg, a former vineyard near Kassel’s centre. The elevated site is strewn with fragments of stone retaining walls, steps, […]
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The animals of this petting zoo in Germany now have new lodgings – a trio of larch-ribbed structures by Kresings Architektur that overlook a pond (+ slideshow). The German studio added a new timber stable block, cylindrical aviary and slatted fence to the Schlossgarten (petting zoo) in Öhringen, a town in south-west Germany. Kangaroos and rheas have found new […]
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The apartments in this new Berlin co-housing project by Zanderroth Architekten were designed without the need for load-bearing walls inside, giving the owners flexibility to decide on their own layouts (+ slideshow). The cb19 apartment complex by Berlin-based Zanderroth Architekten comprises two seven-storey buildings that bookend a site in the neighbourhood of Prenzlauer Berg, with […]
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An overhanging upper storey clad in concrete panels leans out over the glazed entrance of this ballet rehearsal building, added to a former transportation hub in the German city of Düsseldorf (+ slideshow). The three-storey building designed by Hamburg office GMP Architekten for the Deutsche Oper am Rhein ballet company is located in Düsseldorf’s Bilk district, […]
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Two teams, from Barcelona and New York, have been awarded joint first place in a competition to design a new home for the Bauhaus Museum Dessau (+ slideshow). The jury for the international competition selected two proposals for the new museum, which will preserve and present a collection of products created by the influential German […]
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Raised terraces cantilever out from both sides of this Alpine retreat by architects Christine Arnhard and Markus Eck, allowing occupants to extend their dining room into the garden (+ slideshow). Named Holzhaus am Auerbach, the house is located in a small village in Upper Bavaria, Germany. Arnhard and Eck built it as their own vacation home, but […]
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MVRDV co-founder Jacob van Rijs explains how the staggered formation of his firm’s Haus am Hang in Stuttgart gives every floor its own outdoor space in the latest movie from our exclusive series (+ movie). Completed in 2005, the timber-clad family residence is located near the Württemberg vineyards on the outskirts of the city. It stands […]
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Anodised aluminium panels surround windows and doors set into the angular concrete facades of this house in Tübingen, Germany, by Steimle Architekten (+ slideshow). The S3 House is a property for a family of five that occupies a sloping plot within a residential development overlooking the city. Stuttgart-based Steimle Architekten designed the three-storey house to make the […]
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