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Yinka Ilori tops Berlin pavilion with colourful disc canopy

June 22, 2022 Katie Last 0
Yinka Ilori colourful pavilion at Estrel Berlin

London designer Yinka Ilori has created a colourful pavilion named Filtered Rays as an events space for the Estrel Berlin hotel in Germany. Located on the banks of the Spree alongside Estrel Berlin in the Neukölln area of the city, the pavilion is the Ilori’s latest brightly coloured public intervention following his recent skatepark in Miami

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Museum of Military History by Daniel Libeskind

June 6, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Exterior of the Museum of Military History

Continuing our series on deconstructivism we look at Daniel Libeskind’s extension to the Museum of Military History in Dresden, Germany, which features a pointed steel and glass shard that thrusts through the original building’s neoclassical facade. The extension was completed in 2011 and is one of Libeskind’s best known projects, along with earlier works such as

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Zaha Hadid’s Vitra Fire Station is “ready to explode into action at any moment”

May 24, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Exterior of Vitra Fire Station by Zaha Hadid Architects

We continue our series on deconstructivism by looking at Zaha Hadid’s first major built work, the Vitra Fire Station in Weil am Rhein, Germany. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in 1993, the building was a key work in establishing the style of deconstructivism and now serves as an exhibitions and events space. The station’s dynamic form

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Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum is a “foreboding experience”

May 20, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum

Continuing our series on deconstructivism we look at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, one of the architect Daniel Libeskind’s first completed projects. The zigzagging, titanium-zinc-clad building was the winner of an anonymous competition held in 1988 for an extension to the original Jewish Museum, which had occupied an 18th-century courthouse since 1933. Libeskind responded to the

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Urselmann Interior renovates own office using recycled and biodegradable materials

May 10, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Circular Office

Düsseldorf studio Urselmann Interior has renovated its own office interiors using biodegradable, recycled or upcycled materials, including glueless joinery and a cellulose-based wall cladding. The interior design studio said that it renovated its self-described “circular” office in the German city to only feature materials that are either recycled, upcycled or biodegradable. These include existing wooden

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Populous designs solar-powered arena as “landmark for Munich”

April 28, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Stadium in Munich

A decorative exoskeleton that references the Bavarian flag will surround the Multifunctional Concert and Congress Center stadium, which architecture studio Populous is designing in Munich, Germany. Set to host a mix of concerts and large-scale events, the round 20,000-capacity arena will be built on parkland beside the LabCampus innovation centre at Munich Airport. According to

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Batek Architekten renovates historic cinema in pastel and earth-coloured hues

March 23, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Pastel-coloured arches in Berlin cinema foyer

German studio Batek Architekten has refurbished Yorck Kino Passage, one of the oldest cinemas in Berlin, adding a foyer bar with pistachio-coloured arches and covering its screening rooms in saturated colours. The local studio wanted the renovation to pay respect to the original neoclassical style of the 1908 cinema, while still giving it a contemporary

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Kaan Architecten designs geological centre in Germany to look like a “block of stone”

March 4, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
The Geo and Environmental Centre was constructed using concrete

Dutch practice Kaan Architecten has completed the new Geo and Environmental Centre (GUZ) in Tübingen, Germany, informed by the appearance of a block of stone. The centre forms part of a wider scheme by Harris + Kurrle Architekten to extend the 1960s Morgenstelle Campus of the University of Tübungen, stimulating connection and exchange between previously

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Twelve Berlin architecture studios photographed by Marc Goodwin

February 23, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Berlin architecture offices

British photographer Marc Goodwin has gone behind the scenes at 12 architecture studios in Berlin including Barkow Leibinger and Sauerbruch Hutton for the latest in his photography series exploring where architects work. Goodwin, who is the founder of studio Archmospheres, has documented architecture studios in cities across the world including Istanbul, Shanghai and São Paulo.

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Modern extensions unify existing buildings at Nuremberg’s House of Commerce

February 19, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Exterior of The Nuremberg Chamber of Commerce and Industry headquarters

Berlin studio Behles & Jochimsen Architekten has renovated and extended the Nuremberg Chamber of Commerce and Industry offices in Germany, adding sandstone-clad buildings that tie in with the area’s historic architecture. Named the House of Commerce, the headquarters is located on a prominent site in the oldest part of Nuremberg, between the main market square

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