Posts Tagged ‘Germany’
Saturday, November 26th, 2016
Article source: Ippolito Fleitz Group
Markus Benz, company director of prestigious furniture brand Walter Knoll, and his wife Susanne wished to find a Stuttgart base that would enable them to offer their business partners an alternative meeting place to the company headquarters 40 km away in Herrenberg on the edge of the Black Forest – and to live there too. The family found a property in the Kräherwald, a popular location above the city, and moved into what is known as a ‘coffee-grinder house’, typical of the 1920s. The house used to function as a doctor’s practice, so the layout was restored in line with its original purpose and with respect for the building’s structure and history. On one hand our task was to create a home environment that suited the family’s discerning aesthetic demands and offered a framework for their art collection. On the other hand, products from Walter Knoll were to be staged in an authentic and atmospheric context, far removed from trade fair and showroom presentations.
Image Courtesy © Zooey Braun
- Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group
- Project: House Benz
- Location: Stuttgart, Germany
- Photography: Zooey Braun
- Client: N.N.
- Team: Gunter Fleitz, Johannes Hanebuth, Peter Ippolito, Elisabeth Napetschnig, Kerem Özerler, Verena Schiffl, Markus Schmidt
- Size: 180 m²/sqm
- Year: 2016
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
Article source: IFUB *
2007 four friends from Bavaria (southern german state), sat together in germanys capital city Berlin. They decided to do something against their notorious shortage of fellow players in “Schafkopf“, a card game only popular in Bavaria. The simple solution was the website www.sauspiel.de that soon became extremely popular. Seven years later the team had already grown to 14 people, meaning that the old office was not big enough any more.
Image Courtesy © Julia Klug
- Architects: IFUB *
- Project: Sauspiel Office
- Location: Neukölln, 12047 Berlin, Germany
- Photography: Julia Klug
- Client: Sauspiel GmbH
- Year: 2014 – 2015
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
Article source: WARO KISHI + K. ASSOCIATES/Architects
This house is planned in the suburb of a city located in the southern region of Germany, whose site is on a gradual slope overlooking a vineyard and a valley. It is a single family unit with three bedrooms, one small office space, and an open-air swimming pool.
Image Courtesy © WARO KISHI + K. ASSOCIATES/Architects
- Architects: WARO KISHI + K. ASSOCIATES/Architects
- Project: House in Freiburg
- Location: Freiburg, Germany
- Co-worker: Architekturbüro mayer bährle
- Major external finish: External wall: local stone cladding, Terrace: wood deck
- Structure: reinforced concrete, 3 stories
- Site Area: 893.71 sqm
- Building Area: 292.25 sqm
- Total Floor Area: 566.26 sqm
- Design Term: 2006.03 – 2007
- Building Term: 2007 – 2008
Sunday, November 13th, 2016
Article source: betec Lighting AG
Special lamps made of stainless steel with halogen lamps. Design and production of six floor lamps according to Kromayer’s design.
Floor lamps and table lamps. The perforated plate cylinders have been produced and enamelled also by a German foreign company.
Image Courtesy © betec Lighting AG
- Architects: betec Lighting AG
- Project: Phoenix Restaurant
- Location: Dreischeibenhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
- Design: Company Kromayer
Friday, November 11th, 2016
Article source: METARAUM Architekten BDA
An Urban Landmark
Respectfully set aside from the train station, the new central bus station (Zentraler Busbahnhof or ZOB) is an addition to the historic station building of Pforzheim. It constitutes a concise urban landmark, giving new form to a formerly barren area east of the station building. The historic style of the latter is now supplemented by a contemporary design: The roof segments’ curved edges are derived from typical radii and loops of vehicle movements and road curves. But not only the design had to fulfil highest demands, also the materials of the ZOB were chosen with regard to stability, weather resistance and most of all formability. Thus a total of 6,500 m2 AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Outdoor were used for the exterior ceilings and an exterior wall – as a water- and mould-resistant, robust solution.
Image Courtesy © zooey braun FOTOGRAFIE, Stuttgart
- Architects: METARAUM Architekten BDA
- Project: Central Bus Station (ZOB) Pforzheim
- Location: Bahnhofsplatz 1, 75175 Pforzheim, Germany
- Photography: zooey braun FOTOGRAFIE, Stuttgart
- Client: Municipality of Pforzheim
- Contractor: Jaeger Ausbau GmbH +Co KG Rhein Main
- Consulting: KNAUF AQUAPANEL GmbH
- Material delivery: Bedo Berlin/Metzger Holding GmbH & Co KG
- Base area: 10.000 m2
- Roof area: 5.000 m2
- Building volume: 45.000 m³
- Construction period: 2013 – 2015
Friday, November 11th, 2016
Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
The project expands the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, built in 1876, and is also meant to be a conceptual renewal. The open configuration of buildings produces a sequence of transitory connecting spaces between the park and urban spaces. Main elements are the glass facade, the gate to the Academy, the inner court, and the studio terraces.
Image Courtesy © Duccio Malagamba
- Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
- Project: ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
- Location: Munich, Germany
- Photography: Marcus Buck, Duccio Malagamba
- Client: Freistaat Bayern
- Design Principals: Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky
- Project Partner: Frank Stepper
- Design Architect: Hartmut Hank
- Project Team: Johannes Behrens, Sebastian Denda, Stefan Hochstrasser, Rolf Mattmüller, Mark Myndl, Régis Péan, Markus Pillhofer, Jessica Ramge, Karolin Schmidbaur, Hari Setka (3-D Modell), Egon Türmer, Sepp Weichenberger Model Building: Philip Bley, Michael Gaertner, Bettina Hartung, Anja Passek, Jakob Przybylo, Rafal Paszenda
- Construction Supervision: Letzbor Bau-Engineering GmbH, St. Georgen an der Gussen, Austria
- Project Management: IMP-Ingenieurbüro für Bauwesen, Munich, Germany
- Structural Engineering : Planungsgruppe Brachmann, Munich, Germany
- HVAC + Acoustics: Kuzyl und Sander, Munich, Germany / IGT, Unterhaching, Germany
- Gross Floor Area: 9,909 m²
- Usable Floor Area: 5,666 m²
- Start of Construction: 07/2003
- Completion: 10/2005
Friday, November 4th, 2016
Article source: HPP Architects
The Hochschule Ruhr West – University of Applied Sciences in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, in short the HRW, is part of a nationwide development of new universities. With a total of eight buildings and about 62,000 m² of GFA, the university has the dimensions of an autonomous district: four institute buildings, a canteen, a lecture hall and a library as well as a multi-storey car park have been built on the former railway site in the Broich district. The HRW functions not only as a new educational institution, but also as an important component of the urban development concept for the entire university surroundings. For this reason, the various campus buildings reflect the heights and volumes of the surrounding development and the campus itself deliberately opens up towards the quarter and to the adjacent buildings.
Image Courtesy © Christa Lachenmaier
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Article source: SCOPE Architekten
Creativity, flexibility, transparency and innovation – these are key words that are shaping today modern working environments of tomorrow.
Based on these parameters SAP, the largest software company in Germany had Stuttgart based SCOPE architects shape the new Innovation Center in Potsdam 2.0.
In an exposed location on the idyllic Jungfernsee SCOPE built the Innovation Center 2.0 next to the existing SAP building for whose interior design the architects are also responsible.
Image Courtesy © SCOPE Architekten
- Architects: SCOPE Architekten
- Project: Innovation Center 2.0
- Location: Potsdam, Germany
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Article source: Matti Schmalohr DI Architekt BDA DWB
This brick villa in Göttingen classical modernism had on its own sense as a starting point. But in the specific organic expression of “human modernism” by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898 – 1976). “Second Nature” headlined the retrospective of the work of Alvar Aalto, which showed the Vitra Design Museum in the previous year. Of course arose with the composed a Geländeversprung in north-south orientation Villa in Göttingen no homage to a bygone era architecture. The construction date of the year 2014 and can not be concealed. The parallels are in the atmospheric, in the furnace unit, consistency and love of nature of the draft.
Image Courtesy © Matti Schmalohr DI Architekt BDA DWB
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