Posts Tagged ‘Germany’
Friday, July 3rd, 2015
Article source: J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten
June 20th, 2015 marked the opening of the KA300 Pavilion in Karlsruhe, designed by J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten. To celebrate the three-hundred year anniversary of the founding of the city of Karlsruhe, this temporary event pavilion was erected in the city’s Schlossgarten. During the festival summer, various concerts, theatre performances, readings, film screenings, and exhibitions will be held in the open structure.
Image Courtesy © Marcus Buck
- Architects: J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten
- Project: Jubilee Pavilion KA300
- Location: Pavilion for the City Jubilee, Schlossgarten, Karlsruhe, Germany
- Photography: Frank Dinger, Marcus Buck, Michael Kneffel
- Software used: ArchiCad and Rhino, Maya
- Client: Stadtmarketing Karlsruhe GmbH
- Partner in charge: Jürgen Mayer H.
- Project architect: Sebastian Finckh
- Project team: Georg Fassl, Maxim Margorskyi (more…)
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
Article source: Steimle architekten
The strict building regulations reduced the design margins. From these requirements, the architects developed a three dimensional structure that stands out for its sculptural character. The starting point was the clear shape of a cube whose edges follow the building lines and the instructions to the roof design. As with a sculptural work the corners are cut out creating differently proportioned indoor and outdoor spaces. The living area is placed on the top floor, a flowing space that narrows and widens or opens into a corner. Built-in furniture divide the smooth transitions between the different residential areas. The deep cut terraces offer either private or through openable glazing, rubbing shoulders with the city and adjoining vineyard. The strict building regulations reduced the design margins. From these requirements, the architects developed a three-dimensional structure that stands out for its sculptural character. The original clear shape is a cube whose edges are defined by the building lines in height and length. As with a sculptural work the corners are cut out creating differently proportioned indoor and outdoor spaces. The living area is placed on the top floor, a flowing space that narrows and widens or opens across the corner. Built-in furniture divide the smooth transitions between the different residential areas. The deep-cut terraces offer either private or through openable glazing, rubbing shoulders with the city and adjoining vineyard.
Image Courtesy © Brigida González
- Architects: Steimle architekten
- Project: EM35 CITYVILLA
- Location: Metzingen, Germany
- Photography: Brigida González
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
Article source: Pfarré lighting design studio
The former store for antique luminaires im Munich‘s Alt-Schwabing district provided an ideal L-shaped ground plan for the workplaces and other areas of the new studio. All main technical features, such as print/copy, large-format printer, coffee, server, etc. are hidden behind a new space divider, which also houses the product library, and consumable supplies. With this divider, a generous space between divider and the shop windows has been created for meetings and presentations. Thanks to the digitalization of the working process and archives, the size of the studio remained the same as before. However, 5 desks have been reduced in size. A 8 m long shelve unit provides space to work and store, below a pinboard with the same length. At the former studio site out of town PLD is still equipped with a lavish archive and further space for testing, mock-ups, and models.
Image Courtesy © Frank Koschembar
- Architects: Pfarré lighting design studio
- Project: Pfarré lighting design studio
- Location: Munich, Germany
- Photography: Frank Koschembar
- Software used: Vector Works and Photoshop
- Lighting watts per sqm: 4,3
- Size: 67 qm / sqm
- Date of completion: May 2015
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
Article source: 1+1=1 Claudio Silvestrin Giuliana Salmaso architects
The Lux11 Hotel and Residence in Berlin, owned by the Chambers group, is the first completed project by the creative duo 1+1=1 Claudio Silvestrin Giuliana Salmaso architects.
The complex is comprensive of 72 serviced apartments.
Image Courtesy © 1+1=1 Claudio Silvestrin Giuliana Salmaso architects
Sunday, June 21st, 2015
Article source: CONCEPT/DISTRICT studio
The concept of SUPERMARKET which won several designa wareds opened his first concept store in Belgrade. Since 2014 it is also located in Berlin. The historically protected BIKINI HAUS, built in 1957 by Paul Schwe be sand Hans Schosz berger received a renovation in 2013 and was provided with an unique concept. The 7,000 square meter roof terrace with the view to the Berlin Zoo is the high light of the complex and the home of SUPERMARKET Berlin. SUPERMARKET Berlin sees it self as a project space which is comprised of different functional are a sover 800 sqm. The large and open space is divided by the 25 meterlong bar which already starts in the entrance are a and extends through out the whole room. The bar is further segmented in to three themes. The Coffeé, Juice andliquor/wine bar. The furniture canbe move dandad justed easily which allows high flexibility. Materials such as steel and wood under line the industrial character of the large and open space. The colorful furniture and floral fabrics give the space a funky, humorousand relaxed impression.
Image Courtesy © Lejla Krstic
- Architects: CONCEPT/DISTRICT studio, Lejla Krstic
- Project: SUPERMARKET concept space Berlin
- Location: Berlin, Germany
- Field: Store Design
Thursday, June 11th, 2015
Article source: Gerber Architekten
The ‘Quarter of Nations‘ in Hamburg’s Wilhelmsburg district was created in connection with the IBA 2013 – a model intercultural housing project intended to house more than 1,700 inhabitants originating from 30 different nations. Gerber Architekten extended a traditional workers’ housing development with two new buildings that respond to the most fundamental elements of the existing architecture and reinterpret them by incorporating sculptural head-end volumes, whilst simultaneously reconciling them with the high energy efficiency requirements of a passive building. There are a total of 75 publicly-funded housing units, of different sizes and offering different forms of accommodation; they combine accommodation types suitable for single persons, couples and families, thereby ensuring an appropriately-mixed social profile for the ‘Quarter of Nations‘.
Image Courtesy © Hans-Jürgen Landes / HG Esch
- Architects: Gerber Architekten
- Project: Quarter of Nations
- Location: Hamburg, Germany
- Photography: Hans-Jürgen Landes / HG Esch
- Client: SAGA GWG
- Competition: 2008
- Construction: 05/2012 – 09/2014
- Completion: 09/2014
- GFA: 10.520 m2
Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Article source: Stark Architekten
The eight story IZB Residence creates a significant center of Campus Martinsried with its organic shapes and becomes a distinctive landmark by its unique architectural language.
“It was our aspiration to generate tension between organic, floating shapes and dynamic flow architectural language. At the same time a certain degree of harmony and well-being”, explains Jürgen Stark.
Image Courtesy © Stark Architekten
- Architects: Stark Architekten
- Project: IZB Residence CAMPUS
- Location: Am Klopferspitz 21, 82152 Planegg/Martinsried, Germany
- Property Size: 2.000 m2
- Gross Building Volume: 8.995 m3
- Construction Costs: 10.000.000 EUR
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Article source: spamroom + johnpaulcoss
The design brief for this Berlin flat renovation, in the district of Moabit, not only included the challenge of sensitively updating an Altbau (early 1900’s), but included the added element of its charming small size – measuring just 21sqm.
Like many buildings of its era, the original layout of the flat had been two very small but separate rooms, presumably one of them being a kitchen, with a shared toilet located in an outbuilding downstairs. In an effort to modernise the flat a previous owner had substituted the former kitchen with a more convenient private bathroom. This had the added effect of unbalancing the overall proportions of living/sleeping/cooking/washing space in the flat.
Image Courtesy © spamroom + johnpaulcoss
- Architects: spamroom + johnpaulcoss
- Project: Micro-apartment in Berlin
- Location: Stephanstr. 23, 10559 Berlin
- Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup and Photoshop
- Completion: March 2015
- Building team:
Saturday, May 16th, 2015
Article source: neuburger, bohnert und müller Architekten
The project was gained through a competition won in 2010. The task was to design a kindergarten for eight groups of children with a multipurpose hall, a dining hall and a staff room.
The polygonal shape of the area available for construction and the idea behind the design of putting the various rooms in separate buildings, creating a kind of “children’s village”, led to the star-shaped design of the facility, and to the placement of the different age-groups into individual and structurally separated buildings. Each unit – crèche, kindergarten, day-care centre, utility and staff – is given its own building. They are connected with each other by means of a central all-purpose hall, which we called the “Piazza”, and which is the heart of the child-care facility. What results is a subdivided pavilion in the midst of a treed park. Stations for play and educational purposes are distributed around the remaining garden.
Image Courtesy © Florian Schreiber
- Architects: neuburger, bohnert und müller Architekten
- Project: The “Familienzentrum im Steinpark” kindergarten
- Location: Freising, Germany
- Photography: Florian Schreiber
- Software used: VectorWorks
- Client: The City of Freising Building Authority
- Landscape architects: Lynen & Dittmar landscape architects and urban planners, Freising
- Structural engineering / structural fire protection: IG Blankenhagen + Cohrs, Seeshaupt / Freising
- Building services: IBM-TGA GmbH, Moosburg / München
- Competition 2010: 1st place
- Realisation: 2012-13
- Completion: Sept. 2013
Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Article source: kister scheithauer gross architekten und stadtplaner GmbH (ksg)
After a preceding VOF procedure in 2011, kister scheithauer gross (ksg) implemented the new ‘Chemiepraktikum’ building for RWTH Aachen. The client is ‘Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb NRW’. The monolithic building functions as a cornerstone of the existing development and is thus decisively contributing to the formation of a ‘prestigious address’ of the Chemical Institute. Laboratory areas of about 1,500 m² have been provided on a gross floor area of 3,720 m². Since April 1, students at the Institutes of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry of RWTH Aachen can now carry out research and experiments at 160 state-of-the-art fume cupboards.
Image Courtesy © Yohan Zerdoun
- Architects: kister scheithauer gross architekten und stadtplaner GmbH (ksg)
- Project: Chemistry lab in Aachen
- Location: Chemiepraktikum Aachen (chemistry lab), Melatener Straße/Turmstraße, 52074 Aachen, Germany
- Photography: Yohan Zerdoun, Freiburg
- Building Owner: Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb NRW, represented by branch office Aachen
- Responsible partner: Prof. Johannes Kister
- Structural analysis: IDK Kleinjohann GmbH & Co. KG, Köln
- Building physics: Krawinkel Ingenieure GmbH, Krefeld