Büros für Konstruktivismus turns a chicken coop in Berlin into an artist’s studio

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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Ole Scheeren plans to radically transform Frankfurt office block into Jenga-like apartment tower

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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100,000 forbidden books used to construct Parthenon replica on Nazi book-burning site

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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Christ & Gantenbein uses green curtains to merge a pavilion with its parkland setting

Designed by Basel-based studio Christ & Gantenbein for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Wittenberg, Germany, this simple pavilion features a corrugated metal roof and retractable canvas walls. The pavilion was erected in the town’s Luthergarten park to host a presentation on Swiss Protestantism as part of a show named World Reformation Exhibition. Dozens of

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Steimle Architekten completes “crystal-like” concrete house in Germany

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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Villa K by Paul de Ruiter Architects lies long and low on a German hillside

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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Drones and robots weave carbon-fibre pavilion based on moth webs

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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Stone-lined swimming pool in Cologne house features large window with garden views

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’s letter-shaped housing blocks spell out HOME across old army barracks site

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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Luxury penthouse to be installed in Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

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 build latticed-wood community centre in German refugee camp

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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“However brutal, the Yolocaust website gave meaning to Berlin’s Holocaust memorial”

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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Drones offer fly-through preview of Herzog de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

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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Shingle-clad school by (Se)arch Architekten is set around a cobbled courtyard

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 staggers Cloud Cuckoo House to offer views of Rhine Valley

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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Berlin Holocaust memorial wouldn’t be built today, says Peter Eisenman

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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Gonzalez Hinz Zabala to design new Bauhaus Museum Dessau

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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John Pawson converts WW2 bunkers into museum of Southeast Asian art in Berlin

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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Berlin’s re-purposed buildings feature on our latest Pinterest board

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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Herzog & de Meuron to extend Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin

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 Elbphilharmonie Hamburg announces completion in lights

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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a warm, minimal hotel in Germany

To say I cannot wait to go back to Europe would be a gross understatement. We haven’t been on a trip for a while, though we’ve talked at length about whether we should go to LA or wait a bit longer and take the kids to Europe instead but part of me is ready to just jump in the car and drive any place, any getaway sounds great right now. It certainly doesn’t help when I see places like this hotel in Münster, Germany.
Even though it’s in Germany, there’s quite a few Danish pieces that compose the interior including Gubi’s beetle chair and lounge tables, Bellevue lamp designed by Arne Jacobsen and Panton’s flowerpot pendant lamp.
The colors in the hotel are very inviting, ranging from muted pinks to brown to gold, the overall look is very elegant but also very comforting together.




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A Bavarian Holiday Home By Studio Yonder

Oberreute is a little village in Bavaria, not far from famous Lake Constance.
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Shell-like roofs provide shelter at Pforzheim Central Bus Station

Stuttgart architecture studio Metaraum has completed a bus station in the German city of Pforzheim, featuring curving canopies that swoop up and over waiting areas (+ slideshow). The Pforzheim Central Bus Station sits adjacent to the city’s main railway station and forms part of a masterplan aimed at improving traffic flow and raising the architectural quality of More

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Asdfg Architekten converts former miller’s house into contemporary home

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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Green shingles cover “peculiar” Schuppen house by Brandt + Simon Architekten

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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Herzog & de Meuron Designs Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie

Hamburg, a harbour city in northern Germany, is soon to gain a new cultural landmark designed by the celebrated architecture practice Herzog & de Meuron.
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Le Corbusier’s Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart was part of a Modernist housing exhibition

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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Yonder’s Haus P is an Alpine chalet with a courtyard carved out of its middle

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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Designs submitted for Berlin’s tallest skyscraper

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

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Herzog & de Meuron reveals more photos of new Vitra Design Museum gallery

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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House Wieckin by Möhring Architekten features black-painted walls and deep corner windows

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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Paul Eis uses Instagram to give German architecture a colourful makeover

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 to transform old US Army barracks in Germany into affordable housing

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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Veauthier Meyer Architects renovates Nazi-era swimming pool hall in Berlin

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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Herzog & de Meuron adds new gallery building to Vitra Design Museum

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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An Old Mill Turned Into A Modern Home

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 […]

Kraus Schoenberg’s Hamburg nursery opens up to its forested site on all sides

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’s Tempelhof Airport to become Germany’s largest refugee camp

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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Alternating roofs break down scale of Von M’s slatted timber kindergarten

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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OMA unveils major renovation plans for Berlin’s KaDeWe department store

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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Perforated brick garage by Wirth Architekten doubles as an al-fresco dining room

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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Chipperfield unveils design for partially buried concert hall in Germany

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 reveals £185 million masterplan for Berlin brewery

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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Wandel Lorch completes chapel with bulging brickwork in Hamburg docklands

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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Staab Architekten chosen to extend Berlin’s Bauhaus-Archiv with “almost frail” design

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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Robot uses stacked spiky particles to build groundbreaking ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2015

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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A Futuristic Villa By J. Mayer H. Architects

Designed by Germany-based J. Mayer H. Architects, ‘Dupli Casa’ is a modern villa near Ludwigsburg that features sleek…

Museum dedicated to the fairytales of the Brothers Grimm has a stepped roof overlooking Kassel

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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Kresings Architektur adds larch animal enclosures to petting zoo in Germany

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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Zanderroth Architekten designs cb19 apartments without internal walls to create flexible layouts

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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GMP Architekten’s ballet facility features materials that reference its industrial setting

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 designs draw first place in Bauhaus Museum design competition

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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Holzhaus am Auerbach features projecting terraces that extend the living space outdoors

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 created “a different kid on the block” with Haus am Hang, says Jacob van Rijs

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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S3 House is a concrete and aluminium villa by Steimle Architekten

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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Roots trail from house suspended above a construction site by Leandro Erlich

A root system sprouts from the concrete foundations of this house installation that dangles from a crane above a construction site in Germany. Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich suspended the model house, called Pulled by the Roots, above the construction site for a new underground tram system in the southern German city of Karlsruhe. The installation is designed to challenge […]

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House and office complex by J Mayer H features monochrome facades and false shadows

J Mayer H Architects has completed a housing and office complex in Germany, covered with graphic patterns that extend down from facades to create the impression of elongated shadows (+ slideshow). The four buildings that make up the Sonnenhof complex range in height from five to seven storeys, and are clustered around a central courtyard. All four buildings feature […]

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MVRDV’s “office village” avoids business park cliches says Jacob van Rijs

MVRDV created an urban centre in the heart of “business-park suburbia” with its UPV Munich office park, says studio co-founder Jacob van Rijs in the third movie from our exclusive series (+ movie). The Rotterdam-based firm won a competition in 1999 to design the office park on the outskirts of Munich. The first phase involved the construction of […]

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BIG’s experiments in skyscraper design continue with Frankfurt win

Bjarke Ingels’ firm has won a competition to design a 185-metre-high skyscraper in Frankfurt, with a proposal it describes as both classical and sculptural (+ slideshow). Less than a month after the firm ousted Foster + Partners from the Two World Trade Center project in New York, it has now been named winner in a […]

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J Mayer H completes timber lattice pavilion to mark the 300th year of the city of Karlsruhe

The Baroque urban planning of Karlsruhe, Germany, influenced the latticed timber structure of this pavilion, created by Berlin studio J Mayer H to celebrate the city’s 300th anniversary (+ slideshow). The KA300 Pavilion, which opened earlier this week, comprises a wonky three-dimensional grid of crisscrossing timber members, framing a flexible events space that will host various […]

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House B by Format Elf contains two floors within its large asymmetric roof

Format Elf Architekten has disguised a three-storey family home as a two-storey building by incorporating both upper floors within a large asymmetrically pitched roof (+ slideshow). The Bavarian architecture studio designed House B for a small plot on the outskirts of Munich. The pitched roof is the dominant feature of the house, designed to maximise the amount of […]

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Jeremie Maret builds a “transparent tiny skyscraper” on a Berlin industrial estate

Zurich-based artist Jeremie Maret has built a small see-through tower in Berlin and invited guests to take a nap inside. Described by the artist as a “transparent tiny skyscraper”, the small structure was built in collaboration with designer Christian Weber on an industrial estate in Berlin. The structure is only six metres high with a footprint of nine […]

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Timber-clad pavilions by Barkow Leibinger form a campus for a computing thinktank

These four asymmetric wooden pavilions completed by German studio Barkow Leibinger in a Bavarian village accommodate a thinktank for a computing and microelectronics institution (+ slideshow). Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger were tasked with designing the campus for Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, an application-based research organisation, in the rural village of Waischenfeld. Clustered together on a hillside site, the four […]

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New photographs reveal the inside of Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie

These new shots by London-based photographer Peter Guenzel offer a look inside Herzog & de Meuron’s unfinished Hamburg concert hall, which is still two years away from completion (+ slideshow). The severely delayed Elbphilharmonie Hamburg is set to open its doors on 11 January 2017, 10 years after construction first began, and will boast three auditoriums including […]

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Thomas Kroeger creates a holiday home inside an old German cowshed

This 19th century barn in rural Germany has been remodelled into a holiday home and guest house, connected by a huge open hall featuring a network of original wooden trusses (+ slideshow). Berlin studio Thomas Kroeger Architekt was commissioned to convert one half of this 140-year-old barn in Uckermark – a small village north of Berlin – into a […]

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Translucent and foiled glass fronts German grammar school extension

A glass wall spotted with reflective yellow and orange windows creates a false facade for this extension to a secondary school in south-west Germany, designed by Netzwerk Architekten (+ slideshow). Darmstadt-based studio Netzwerk Architekten won a competition to design the €4.2 million (£3.1 million) extension for the Fichte-Gymnasium grammar school in Karlsruhe, a city near the France-Germany border. […]

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Michael Kühnlein builds a timber barn for his herd of pygmy goats

A small wooden shed constructed from stacks of timber planks in a Bavarian field forms a home for a herd of goats owned by German architect Michael Kühnlein (+ slideshow). Kühnlein – who runs local studio Kühnlein Architektur with Michael Kühnlein senior – built the small, flat-roofed shed on a site beside a grove of trees near the miniature […]

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Micro house by Architekturbüro Scheder is raised off the ground on stilts

This tiny two-room house, measuring just three metres wide, is raised above a grassy slope on metal legs in Hohenecken, Germany (+ slideshow). Designed by local studio Architekturbüro Scheder, Small House sits between two buildings on the edge of a forest in Hohenecken, just outside the city of Kaiserslautern in south-west Germany. There are only […]
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Design competition announced for new Bauhaus Museum

News: a competition will be launched next week to design a new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, where the famous German art and design school was based between 1925 and 1932. The Foundation Bauhaus Dessau plans to open a new museum in 2019, coinciding with the centenary of the historic school founded by architect Walter Gropius. Related story: Bauhaus […]
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