Posts Tagged ‘Germany’
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
Friday, September 16th, 2016
Article source: brandt + simon Architekten
A large Berlin block of flats in Bötzow district, built in 1905, with a representative front building, side wing and rear wing was extensively refurbished in a partially inhabited state.
The originally rich stucco facade of the front building had mostly dropped off and the remaining elements were irredeemably dilapidated.
Image Courtesy © brandt + simon architekten
- Architects: brandt + simon Architekten
- Project: Deckweiß – Refurbishment and new build attic of a block of flats
- Location: Berlin, Germany
- Planning of structural framework: Dr.-Ing Christian Müller, Frank Niehues
- Work stages: 1-9
- Gross floor space: 4400 m2
- Living space: 3030 m2
- Construction phase 1: 2001/2002
- Construction phase 2: 2011 – 2013
- Completion: 2013
Thursday, September 15th, 2016
Article source: Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH
Titisee-Neustadt is a peaceful small town in the upper reaches of the Black Forest, which has become a favourite destination for tourists from Asia. With its idyllic lakeside position in the romantic Black Forest, many appreciate how it offers a polar opposite to their urban, industrialised lifestyle. And of course shopping is now as important a part of any German holiday as visiting Cologne Cathedral or Munich’s Hofbräuhaus beerhall.
Image Courtesy © Zooey Braun
- Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH
- Project: Drubba Moments
- Location: Seestr. 37-41, 79822 Titisee-Neustadt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
- Photography: Zooey Braun
- Software used: Vectorworks
- Client: Drubba GmbH
- Team: Gunter Fleitz, Peter Ippolito, Katja Heinemann, Frank Peisert, Michael Bertram, Florian Holzer, Nicole Kempe
- Size: 430 m²/sqm
- Year: 2015
Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Article source: Unterlandstättner Architekten
This new building with its bush-hammered exposed concrete surface stands in the foreground of a listed building from the year 1890.
The listed villa was completely renovated, the extensive and inappropriate developments of recent decades were removed, and the traditional room structure was restored.
Image Courtesy © Michael Heinrich and München
- Architects: Unterlandstättner Architekten
- Project: Rock On A Slope
- Location: Gauting, in the Würm valley, near Munich, Germany
- Photography: Michael Heinrich and München
- Team: Meike Kübel, Anke Göckelmann, Telemach Rieff
- Living space: 120 sqm. (new building), 450 sqm. (historical listed building)
- Completion date: Autumn 2010
Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Article source: GNÄDINGER ARCHITEKTEN
OTTO BOCK HEALTH CARE GmbH, the worldwide leading company in providing prothetic and orthopedic devices is opening a new location at the heart of the German Capital next to Berlins architectural frontlines between Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburg Gate.
Image Courtesy © GNÄDINGER ARCHITEKTEN
Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Article source: SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten BDA
The new building for the voluntary fire brigade is situated on a main access road leading into the part of Rüsselsheim named Bauschheim on the corner of ’’Brunnerstrasse’’ and ’’Im Grundsee’’. The surrounding built fabric is made up of a heterogenous mix of double and single storey dwellings with hipped and pitched roofs.
Image Courtesy © SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten BDA
- Architects: SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten BDA
- Project: Fire Station Rüsselsheim Bauschheim
- Location: Bauschheim, Rüsselsheim, Germany
- Statics: Grebner Ingenieure, Mainz
- Electric facilities: Büro Hörbert, Darmstadt
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
Article source: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN
Due to irreparable damage, the existing buildings in this block had to be demolished. This was done in stages and construction work on the new residential buildings proceeded in four phases. Careful management of the construction project enabled the residents to remain in the development. The new apartments are well equipped and barrier-free in design; on the ground floor the apartments have a garden, on the main floors, broad balconies and on the top floors, generous roof terraces. This development reinstates the closed city-block structure at this point, with a clearly defined street side and a shared, private courtyard behind; as such it adheres to the existing development structure in the urban district of Lindenhof. Details such as the sandstone clinker-clad ground floor and the concrete windowsills are also taken from the forms found in the built environment of the immediate vicinity. Spread over nine years, this construction project provides a total of 235 cooperative housing apartments.
Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas Photography
- Architects: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN
- Project: Schwarzwaldblock
- Location: Mannheim, Germany
- Photography: Lisa Farkas Photography
- Project team: Florian Kraft, Ildikó Návay, Andreas Wenger, Jelena Duchrow, Ferdinand Oswald
- Client: Spar- und Bauverein Mannheim
- Floor area: 26,030 m2
- Work phases: 1-9
- Completion in four phases: 2007-2016
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
Article source: Studio Fuksas
The building is located in the centre of the city of Mainz. The façade looks towards a historical pedestrian square and towards the milestone of the city, the Mainzer Dom (Mainz Cathedral), built in the X century. Alongside there is a shopping centre, built in 1970.
Like many other European city centres, this important location has been compromised by thoughtless projects dating back to the mid-20th-century and post-war reparation work. Nothing is authentic (even the historical buildings are almost all reconstructed). Nevertheless, the principle of conservation prevailed, so the city centre has become an eclectic mix, synonym for beauty.
Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi
- Architects: Studio Fuksas (Massimiliano and doriana fuksas)
- Project: Mainz Markthäuser 11-13
- Location: Mainz, Germany
- Photography: Moreno Maggi
- Client: Wohnbau mainz gmbh
- Façade structures: knippers helbig beratende ingenieure
- Structures: baucon beratende ingenieure
- Plans: hl-pp consult
- Engineering: ibb lorenz
- Electrical services: b.i.g. Bechtolding
- Area: 9,000sq.m.
- Period: 2003-2008
Friday, July 29th, 2016
Article source: MCKNHM Architects BDA
“Our concept was aiming towards the impossible: To add something new that will change the whole perception and experience of the site but to blend in at the same time.”
History: When the father of the client bought the plot of land besides an open gravel pit south of Moers, Germany in the late fifties, it was still unclear if the mine would be converted into a landfill of garbage or a lake. Luckily, the family ended up with a villa at an idyllic lake that is surrounded by a forest. Because of the possible landfill at the time of construction, the layout of the house was orientated away from this now beautiful nature reserve: The extensive paved driveway was situated between the house and the fantastic nature setting and an existing garage was spatially blocking the connection towards the lake. Inside the house only a view spaces provided a view of the lake.
Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo
- Architects: MCKNHM Architects BDA
- Project: CMYK House
- Location: Moers, Germany
- Photography: Julien Lanoo
- Team: Mark Mueckenheim, Frank Ceisick, Jasmin Bonn
- Landscape: Riesop Landschaftsarchitektur GmbH
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Article source: MCKNHM Architects BDA
The concept for an art storage building references the spatial qualities of two world famous museums. These qualities are organized with the building typology of a library in mind. The final result is a CO2 neutral building that is blending into a delicate park in Brauweiler near Cologne, Germany.
Image Courtesy © MCKNHM Architects
- Architects: MCKNHM Architects BDA
- Project: Schaumagazin Brauweiler
- Location: Cologne-Brauweiler, Germany
- Model: Anikó Krén
- Team: Mark Mueckenheim, Frank Ceisick, Rafael Drzymalla, Denise Stella
- Landscape: ClubL94 landscape architects – Burkhard Wegener
- Structure: Fuehrer, Kosch, Juerges Engineers – Prof. Winfried F. Führer, Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Kosch
- HVAC: Ingenieurgemeinschaft TEN Trümper-Erpenbach-Nordhausen GmbH – Dipl.-Ing. Werner Hegemann
- Building Physics: knp.bauphysik – Christoph Hämmerling