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Brunnenstrasse 9 in Berlin, Germany by Brandlhuber+ Emde, ERA, Schneider

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Article source: Brandlhuber+ Emde, ERA, Schneider

The house on Brunnenstrasse 9 is an extension of the foundations of a building “ruin” that was the result of a bad investment in the ’90s. The existing consisted of the cellar walls towards the neighboring house, the street and the courtyard, and a cellar ceiling, with exception of the parts of the lift and the drive-through; the steel reinforcement of the incomplete building protruded from the street level. The found structure was not only included but was even further developed in the new building. The angles of sun rays determine the volume of the attic floor, maximizing the light exposure of the building in the back.

Image Courtesy © Brandlhuber+ Nathan Willock 

  • Architects: Brandlhuber+ Emde, ERA, Schneider
  • Project: Brunnenstrasse 9
  • Location: Brunnenstrasse 9, Berlin, Germany
  • Photography:  Nathan Willock, Michael Reisch
  • Team: Thomas Banek, Silvia Farris, Christian Geisser, Tobias Hönig, Andrjana Ivanda, Katharina Janowski, Chrissie Muhr, Jan Winterstein
  • Sound-Installation “BUG“: Mark Bain; Carsten Stabenow
  • Consulting Engineer: Jürgen Bernhardt
  • Construction Engineer: Thomas Fellerhoff
  • Fire Protection: Halfkann + Kirchner
  • Landscape Planning: Terraform
  • Client: Arno Brandlhuber
  • Years: 2008-2010
  • Total Floor Area: 1353 square meters
  • Building Costs after deduction: 940.000 €

St Agnes in Berlin, Germany by brandlhuber+ architekten

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Article source: brandlhuber+ architekten

Werner Düttmann was one of post-war-architecture’s most influental figures in West-Berlin. Not only as long term head of the town planning deapartment, especially as architect, he shapped West-Berlins face. Among his work are buildings such as the Academy of the Arts in Berlin’s Hansaviertel or the Brücke-Museum.

Image Courtesy © Johann König, Wolf Lücking

  • Architects: brandlhuber+ architekten
  • Project: St Agnes
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Photography: Nathan Willock,Wolf Lücking,Ingeborg Lommatzsch, OMA
  • Team: Schneider Peter Behrbohm, Klara Bindl, Tobias Hönig, Cornelia Müller, Markus Rampl, Paul Reinhardt
  • Landscape Planning: June 14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff
  • Structural Engineers: Robert Hartfiel, Andreas Schulz / Pichler Ingenieure
  • Client: Johann and Lena König
  • Years: 2012 – (ongoing)

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Motion Matters exhibition at the Aedes Gallery in Berlin by UNStudio

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: UNStudio

For many years UNStudio has been investigating  the potential of the temporary installation as an experimental testing ground for manifold architectural concerns and  it is these investigations that form the basis of the exhibition ‘Motion Matters’. The exhibition presents ten of UNStudio’s milestone projects, in addition to conveying their perspective on 25 years of architectural production, their current approach to architectural practice and the wider discourse that determines design challenges today.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Motion Matters exhibition at the Aedes Gallery
  • Location: Berlin
  • Photography: Christian Richters
  • Press Conference: Friday, May 17, 2013, 13:00 PM
  • Exhibition dates: May 17 – July 4, 2013
  • Opening: Friday, May 17, 2013, 6:30 PM

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New Central Library in Berlin, Germany by Envés Arquitectos

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: Envés Arquitectos

Zentral- und Landesbibliothek. General intentions: The proposal we submitted to the Competition is based in three dualities:

Open / closed:  A library has become one of the few public places that still remaining affordable for citizens, where they are able to:

  1. Enjoy recreational activities (playing, eating, resting, reading…) and professional ones
  2. Shelter from uncomfortable weather conditions

We conceive a library as an open, public, free and comfortable meeting place; summing up, an urban lobby.

Image courtesy Envés Arquitectos

  • Architects: Envés Arquitectos
  • Project: New Central Library in Berlin Winning Proposal
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Autores: Envés arquitectos: Alberto Velarde del Barrio, Miguel Ángel Navas Vinagre, Miguel Ángel Velarde del Barrio
  • Colaboradores: Realización de imágenes 3D: 24studio

50Hertz Netzquartier in Berlin, Germany by LOVE Architecture

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Article source: LOVE Architecture

Designed by LOVE architecture and urbanism, the main goal of their winning proposal for the 50Hertz Headquarters in Berlin was to develop an innovative, transparent, open headquarters for the company that above all flows from inside to outside. The focus became to create flexible,versatile, and unique working environments, which are traversed by spacious outdoor spaces in the form of terraces, balconies and atriums. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Image courtesy LOVE architecture and urbanism 

  • Architects: LOVE Architecture
  • Project: 50Hertz Netzquartier
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Client: 50Hertz Transmission GmbH
  • Total Area (without underground garage): approx. 16,000 m²
  • Office Space: 11,070 m²
  • Conference Area: 807 m²
  • Daycare Center: 153 m²
  • Software used: AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Sketchup

Schuppen in Berlin, Germany by brandt + simon architekten

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Article source: brandt + simon architekten

The untypical facade of coloured plain tiles make this house a peculiar new member of the urban fabric. Simultaneously the hasty passerby will not neccessarily take notice of the greenish structure blending with plants and trees deep in the gap between neighbouring buildings.

Image Courtesy © Michael Nast 

Central and Regional Library in Berlin, Germany by Kubota & Bachmann Architects

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Article source: Kubota & Bachmann Architects

The New Library is a proposal for the Berlin Central Library. Strategically sited within the city adjacent to the new Tempelhoff Park this landmark is established to the West access. This new library should be viewed as a point of departure and is directly associated to the city’s commitment to future urban development within this area of the city.

Image Courtesy © jigen

  • Architects: Kubota & Bachmann Architects
  • Project: Berlin Central and Regional Library
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Competition Officiel Site: http://www.wettbewerbe-aktuell.de/de/ausschreibungen/online/30/teilnehmerbereich.html
  • Client: Berlin City
  • Type of Competition: Open International Competition
  • Program: Library, Foyer services, Events room Facilities, Multipurpose hall, Restaurant and Kitchen Facilities, Storage Facilities and Offices
  • Study Area : 15.57 ha
  • Construction Area : 21 500m²
  • Building Area: 7 250m²
  • Usable Floor Area : 64 493 m²
  • Gross Floor Area: 66 878m²
  • Building Volume: 497 160 m3
  • Building Hight: 59m
  • Total Construction Budget: 270 million euro
  • Result (5th April 2013): Conpetition Entry
  • Competition entry submission: 1st stage : 21th Fevrary 2013
  • Architect Team: Toshihiro KUBOTA, Francisco MARTINEZ, Yves BACHMANN, Gerd KAISER
  • Landscape archtect: Atelier Roberta
  • Perspectives : Jigen

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THE:SQUARE³ in Berlin, Germany by LAVA + Moritz Gruppe

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Article source: LAVA + Moritz Gruppe

Three towers of gold, silver, and bronze and three diagonal shaped city blocks make up THE:SQUARE³, a new mixed use development inspired by sport that revitalises a unique urban quarter in Berlin. The project is just nine minutes from Alexanderplatz, the very heart of Berlin, and located near Europe’s largest urban nature reserve and a sports hot spot.

Image Courtesy © Moritz Gruppe GmbH / LAVA 

  • Architects: LAVA + Moritz Gruppe
  • Project: THE:SQUARE³
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Architect: LAVA (Design and Visualisation)
  • Size: Land 62,000 sqm
  • Gross floor space: 146,000 sqm
  • Cost: € 450 million investment
  • Construction: Due to start in 2014 and be completed in 2017
  • Status: Masterplan Zoning
  • Project Development and Management: Moritz Gruppe GmbH
  • Project and Architecture Concept: Dirk Moritz / Moritz Gruppe GmbH
  • Sales / Marketing: Moritz Gruppe GmbH
  • Facilities: 210 childcare spaces, 1,000 apartments, 100,000 sqm for offices/retail/commercial. One medical and research centre, sports hotel and hospitality such as a sports oriented shopping mall. Social and education facilities, some of them specialised on sports education. Parking concept with multi-storey car parks.

Berlin Kunst-Campus in Berlin, Germany by Barcode Architects and Habiter Autrement

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Article source: Barcode Architects

Barcode Architects & Habiter Autrement presented last week their competition entry for the new multifunctional headquarter of EDEL AG in Berlin. The 7-storey building is located on the Spandaur Schiffahrts Kanal and will be in the future together with the opposite museum of modern art \”Hamburger Bahnhof\” and the \”Flick Art collection” an important link in the development of the Berlin KunstCampus. The project contains a strong mix of program with public functions as an art gallery, café, bookshop and auditorium, versus private functions as the 3000m2 offices for Edel AG and the exclusive penthouses.

Image Courtesy Barcode Architects 

  • Architects: Barcode Architects and Habiter Autrement
  • Project: Berlin Kunst-Campus
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Stage: Competition design 
  • Client: Edel AG  
  • Area: 6.000m²

Abandoned 1920s cabaret theatre discovered in Berlin, Germany by LAVA visualisations

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Article source: Moritz Gruppe/LAVA

An old cabaret theatre from the roaring ’20s has been uncovered in the heart of Berlin.

The semi-derelict music hall theatre, built in 1905 on Gartenstraße in Berlin Mitte, has been buried in 30 tonnes of rubble since 1934 when it closed, perhaps as part of a  crackdown on the cabaret scene by the Nazi regime.

Image Courtesy Moritz Gruppe GmbH/Ronny Goyn

  • Architects: LAVA visualisations
  • Project: Abandoned 1920s cabaret theatre discovered in Berlin
  • Location: Berlin, Germany

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