Posts Tagged ‘Germany’
Friday, October 21st, 2016
Article source: CROSS Architecture
Development of a district
Historic buildings in front of Bonn’s main station were demolished as part of the city railway restructuring in the 1970s. The redevelopment of this area, which has only been implemented in part since, still represents a sensitive break in the city fabric between the main station and the old town; as an inner-city problem zone called “Bonner Loch”, it still shapes the first impressions of people arriving by train. After more than 45 years, the “Urban Soul” project now provides the first opportunity to activate the unused potentials of the location with an approach inspired by the spirit of the “genius loci”.
Image Courtesy © rendertaxi
- Architects: CROSS Architecture
- Project: Urban Soul
- Location: Bonn, Germany
- Visualization: rendertaxi
- Project developer: die developer Projektentwicklung GmbH
- Gross floor area: 40,000 m²
- Competition: March 2014
- Start of construction works: May 2017
- Completition planned for: 2019
Thursday, October 20th, 2016
Article source: Rafi Segal A+U Landscape Architect: Susannah Drake (Dlandstudio)
Competition entry for Berlin’s Museum of 20th Century Art to be located in the Kulturforum district. The project proposes a series of pavilions, public spaces and gardens connected and unified by a greenhouse structure. Serving both a symbolic and functional purpose, our project conceives this public building as a space that one could see through and into, creating a new kind of public space where 20th Century Art’s fascination with the abstract is met with the elements of nature and the figures of the city.
Image Courtesy © Rafi Segal A+U Landscape Architect: Susannah Drake (Dlandstudio)
- Architects: Rafi Segal A+U Landscape Architect: Susannah Drake (Dlandstudio)
- Project: 20TH CENTURY ART MUSEUM
- Location: Kulturforum district, Berlin, Germany
- Team: Benjamin Albrecht, Nick Jabs, Claudia Salvarani, Halina Steiner, Parker Sutton.
- Rendering: Javier Galindo
- Collage Drawing: Benjamin Albrecht
- Model Fabrication: Stratasys (Special thanks to Gal Ramot, Anthony Francis, Tom Bonia)
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Article source: Itay Friedman Architects
Reinventing a space, demolishing the old and to approach the clients needs and wishes nowadays always requires a innovative idea.
A box can contain what you place in it, but most importantly can become what you brew of it. From this basic rethinking of the interior shell the Brew Box pad design scheme emerged.
Image Courtesy © Boaz Arad
- Architects: Itay Friedman Architects
- Project: Brew Box Pad
- Location: Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
- Photography: Boaz Arad
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 85 m2
- Completion year: July 2016
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Article source: Carlo Berarducci Architecture
The project for a private urban residence is part of a continuous urban front in the heart of the medieval city of Regensburg in Bavaria.
In the historic medieval city center of Regensburg in Bavaria, the project foresees the reconstruction of a building, part of a traditional continuous urban “quint”.
Image Courtesy © Herbert Stolz
- Architects: Carlo Berarducci Architecture
- Project: Haus Bavaria
- Location: Regensburg, Germany
- Photography: Herbert Stolz
- Civil Engineer: Carlo Zimatore Engineer
- Structural Engineer: Ingenieurburo Dr Lammel
- Environmental Engineer: Elektroplannung Gmbh
- Project Management: Carlo Berarducci, Carlo Zimatore
- Design Team: Marco Folchi, Rossella Lanari, Davide Marchetti, Daniela Pastore
- Main Contractor: Eukia Wohn Und Industriebau Baubetreuungs Gmbh Regensburg
- Building Area: Mq 900
- Project Date: 2006
- Completion Date: December 2011
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Article source: COBE
Over the weekend the competition for the future development of Cologne’s harbour was settled. The mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker, announced Danish architects COBE as winner of the competition. The project transforms the old industrial harbour into a lively and sustainable neighbourhood with a huge waterfall and a big public pool as the new landmark. The pool collects rainwater and waste heat from the district and becomes a new attraction in the city.
Image Courtesy © Beauty and the Bit
- Architects: COBE
- Project: Masterplan for transformation of Harbour Area in Cologne
- Location: Cologne, Germany
- Renderings: Beauty and the Bit
- Client: The City of Cologne and Moderne Stadt
- Engineer: Transsolar
- Water strategy: Atelier Dreiseitl
- Size: 500.000 m2 floor space
- Status: 1st prize in competition in September 2016
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Article source: Plastique Fantastique
Taking his trident in both hands, Poseidon stirs the sea into a fury and lashes up rain and squall.
Mast and sail are torn away, Odysseus is thrown overboard and buried under a wall of water.
When he emerges gasping and sputtering, he somehow manages to clamber back aboard.
A goddess, Leucothea, appears to him in the form of a bird.
She counsels him to swim for it.
“Take my veil, tie it around your waist as a charm against drowning.
When you reach shore, be sure to throw it back into the sea.”
Image Courtesy © Goetz Arntzen, Serlenga, Canevacci
- Architects: Plastique Fantastique
- Project: LIVEBOAT – Chapter 5
- Location: Berlin, Germany
- Photography: Goetz Arntzen, Serlenga, Canevacci
- Concept: Marco Canevacci
- Design: Yena Young
- Sound design: Marco Barotti
- Coordination: Steffi Goldmann
- Interviews: Hadmut Bittiger
- Team: Mirjam Dorsch, Stephanie Grönnert, Hugo Luque, Simone Serlenga, Gabriel Spera
- Thanks to: Martin Steffens, Franz Höfner, Markus Wüste, Andrea Klahold, Herr Gessner, Homer
- Organised by:
- 48 Stunden Neukölln festival, Berlin, Germany
- TodaysArt. NL 2015, The Hague, The Netherlands
- Kunsthaus Dresden – Städtische Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Dresden, Germany
Sunday, October 9th, 2016
Article source: Frigerio Design Group
New workspaces and offices realized in the historic HQ of the famous German brand of porcelain, Rosenthal, in order to strenghten the company’s values: “long tradition – young creation”.
Image Courtesy © Stephan Geiger
- Architects: Frigerio Design Group
- Project: Rosenthal HQ office renovation
- Location: Selb, Germany
- Photography: Stephan Geiger
- Software used: CAD softwares
- Client: ROSENTHAL GmbH
- Team : Frigerio Design Group – Arch. E. Frigerio with Arch. C. Ginocchio (project leader), Arch. P. Vier
- Date: 2014 – 2015
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Article source: brandt+simon architekten
The upper apartment of a two family house in the south-west of Berlin was rebuilt and restored.
The future pastor´s flat of the church community of Schlachtensee extends over the first floor and the attic floor of the semi-detached house. As part of the modernization measure the attic was expanded and a direct connection between the two floors was planned.
Image Courtesy © brandt+simon architekten
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Article source: MVRDV
The site of the Hamburg Innovation Port project is at the waterways of old Harburger Schloss in the so-called Channel Hamburg development, the southern high-tech hub of Germany’s most northern metropolis, which is currently nearing its final stage of realisation. The masterplan foresees a total surface of 70,000m2 of which 6,300m2 hotels, 5,400m2 conference halls, 26,000m2 offices and start-ups, 9,600m2 laboratories, 7,100m2 research facilities and 7,800m2 parking. The plan offers through its 1,35m grid enough flexibility to change the programme along its realisation and allows enterprises of all sizes to occupy the various buildings.
Image Courtesy © MVRDV
- Architects: MVRDV
- Project: Hamburg Innovation Port
- Location: Hamburg – Harburg, Germany
- Client: HC Hagemann Construction Group
- Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacon van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries, Markus Nagler, Tobias Tonch, Jonathan Schuster, Lisa Bruch
- Co-architect: morePlatz (Johannes Schele, Caro Baumann)
- Budget: 150 million euros
- Size & Programme: A total surface of 70,000m2 of which 6,300m2 hotels, 5,400m2 conference halls, 26,000m2 offices and start-ups, 9,600m2 laboratories, 7,100m2 research facilities and 7,800m2 parking. The plan offers through its 1,35m grid enough flexibility to change the programme along its realisation and allows enterprises of all sizes to occupy the various buildings
- Year: 2016 +
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Article source: Wingårdhs
Long and narrow like a tube, but solid and unmovable like a block of concrete – in between these two extremes stands the extension to the Marl town hall, designed by Bakema and van den Broek in 1958-62. Their ponderous brutalism resounds through the massive walls of the extension, where the trees on the site have been made to leave their imprint. A relief art work signed by artist Lars Bergström. The position behind the main building makes the extension fall in with the pattern of the place. At the same time, its positioning above the glass boxes of the entrance and the café gives the concrete tube a lightness which is underscored by the long cantilever overlooking the lake. The 7×7 metre narrow art gallery is adapted to the purpose of accommodating temporary sculpture exhibitions. Clear incident lighting from large apertures in various directions varies the character of the 85-metre-long room and links it to the sculpture park outside. A new catwalk over the refurbished piazza points the way directly to the new entrance.
Image Courtesy © Wingårdhs
- Architects: Wingårdhs
- Project: Art museum
- Location: Marl, Germany
- Software used: 3D-studio MAX, AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator