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Flughafen Tegel book bids farewell to Berlin’s brutalist “drive-in airport”

April 15, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Airport terminal from Berlin Tegel photo book by Robert Rieger and Felix Brüggemann

Photographers Robert Rieger and Felix Brüggemann have released a book that pays homage to the recently closed Tegel airport and captures its distinctive hexagonal terminal that once served as a bastion of freedom for walled-in West Berlin. Called Flughafen Tegel, the book contains a series of photographs captured during the coronavirus lockdown in 2020 before the airport

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4a Architekten revamps Stuttgart’s oldest mineral baths

April 15, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Mineralbad Berg by 4a Architekten

German studio 4a Architekten has renovated the 1950s buildings and outdoor swimming pool at the historic Bad Berg mineral baths in central Stuttgart. The studio aimed to create a modern facility while retaining the character of Stuttgart’s oldest swimming bath, which was originally established in 1856 but largely built in the 1950s. “The Bad Berg has achieved cult status

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Wulf Architekten creates school sports centre with zigzag roof informed by the Alps

March 16, 2021 James Parkes 0
Sports Centre by Wulf Architekten

Wulf Architekten has created a sports centre for a school in Überlingen, Germany with a lattice facade and a folding zigzag roof that was informed by the mountains of the surrounding Alps. The sports centre for the Überlingen School, which teaches 10 to 18-year-olds, was designed to create a contemporary space tailored to the needs

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Batek Architekten uses stacked volumes to create Berlin duplex townhouse

February 26, 2021 James Parkes 0

Local studio Batek Architekten used stacked cubes to design RHE42, a four-storey Berlin townhouse that looks to repurpose unused space in the city. Located in Mitte, a borough in central Berlin, RHE42 is a 190 square-metre design that contains two apartments and was built against a large fire wall within a typical Berlin courtyard. Berlin

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UNStudio designs Munich apartment block with reconfigurable interiors

February 18, 2021 James Parkes 0
Modular protruding facade by UNStudio

Amsterdam-based UNStudio has unveiled its Van B residential building in Munich, which will have plug-in furniture modules so that its apartments can be reconfigured. The six-storey building, which the studio has deemed a prototype for modern city dwelling, will be located on Infanteriestrasse near Munich’s Creative Quarter. Described as “analogue smart”, the block will contain 142

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Aretz Dürr Architektur adds geometric steel and glass extension to House B

February 17, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
House B by Aretz Dürr Architektur in Biberach an der Riss in Germany

Aretz Dürr Architektur has added a rational, double-height extension to a pitched-roof house in the town of Biberach an der Riss, Germany. Named House B, the extension was designed to give the family home more room with living and dining spaces that directly overlook the previously disconnected garden. “The core concept was to create a

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Warm hues and central oven define Sofi bakery in Berlin

February 10, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Counter and bread shelf of Sofi bakery in Berlin by Mathias Mentze, Alexander Vedel Ottenstein and Dreimeta

The layout of this craft bakery in Berlin, designed by Danish architects Mathias Mentze and Alexander Vedel Ottenstein, revolves around an open kitchen that showcases the beauty of the bread-making process. Located in the courtyard of a restored brick factory in the city’s Scheunenviertel quarter, Sofi is a craft bakery that makes bread and cakes

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Carmody Groarke creates corrugated aluminium ticket pavilion as “distinctive counterpoint” to Hamburg’s 1960s fruit market

January 28, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Grossmarkt ticket pavilion by Carmody Groarke

UK architecture studio Carmody Groarke has built a circular ticket office and hospitality building for a theatre within Hamburg’s concrete Grossmarkt wholesale market. The drum-shaped pavilion was designed by Carmody Groarke to be a visual marker for the Mehr! Theater, which operates within the still open Bernhard Hermkes-designed Grossmarkt wholesale market. “As one of the

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Studio Aisslinger designs LOQI office with social distancing in mind

December 24, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Work capsule and pink bar in LOQI Activity Office by Studio Aisslinger

Studio Aisslinger has created an adaptable workplace for accessories brand LOQI, featuring coloured curtains, folding screens and “work capsules”. Located in Berlin, the LOQI Activity Office serves as the European headquarters for the American company, which specialises in totes and weekend bags produced in collaboration with artists. The workspace is designed to support creativity and

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German royal palace reconstructed to become Humboldt Forum on Berlin’s Museum Island

December 18, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Humboldt Forum in Berlin by Franco Stella

Italian architect Franco Stella has completed his reconstruction of the baroque Berlin Palace, which was formerly home to Prussian kings and German emperors and will now house the Humboldt Forum museum. Described as “the largest cultural development in Europe”, the 40,000-square-metre museum stands on the site of the demolished East German parliament building alongside Berlin

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