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Christ & Gantenbein designs Roche office to give staff “a reason to come to work”

September 20, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Roche office by Christ & Gantenbein

Swiss studio Christ & Gantenbein has created the Multifunctional Workspace Building for German pharmaceutical giant Roche that aims to offer more freedom and flexibility than a traditional office. As the name suggests, the 10,000-square-metre Multifunctional Workspace Building serves a mix of uses, ranging from gatherings of more than 500 people to focused individual work or group collaborations.

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Fettle designs Schwan Locke Hotel in homage to early German modernism

August 29, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Schwan Locke hotel Munich by Fettle

A proto-Bauhaus association that counted architects Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe among its members informed this nostalgic hotel interior in Munich, designed by Fettle for aparthotel chain Locke. UK studio Fettle’s design for the Schwan Locke hotel pays homage to the early modernist principles of the Deutsche Werkbund – an association of architects,

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Curved concrete walls snake through Berlin artist’s residence by Philipp von Matt

August 6, 2021 Ali Morris 0
O12 residence by Philipp von Matt

German architect Philipp von Matt has incorporated a skylit studio and a ground floor exhibition space into this artist’s home in Berlin. Located in the city’s central Mitte district, the O12 house belongs to a French artist and is described by Von Matt as “a hybrid of artwork and architecture that responds to the critical

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The Cube will be “world’s first building made of carbon concrete”

July 30, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
A visual of the Cube by Henn

Researchers at the Technical University of Dresden have been working with German architecture firm Henn to create the first concrete building to be reinforced with carbon fibres instead of steel. Currently under construction at the TU Dresden university campus in Germany, The Cube is billed as the “world’s first building made of carbon concrete”. Building

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Olson Kundig completes Noah’s ark-informed children’s museum in Berlin

July 19, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
It has a rounded form

A doughnut-shaped timber “ark” filled with animal sculptures sits at the centre of the recently opened ANOHA children’s museum at the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Architecture studio Olson Kundig designed the museum, which is an addition to the Daniel Libeskind-designed Jewish Museum Berlin, to be a space for “discovery, exploration and play”. Set opposite the existing museum’s building, ANOHA

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Piet Oudolf creates “ever-changing” garden for Vitra’s architecture park

July 4, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
Piet Oudolf garden at Vitra Campus

Winding paths lead visitors through this landscaped garden at the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany, which Piet Oudolf designed to complement the site’s iconic architecture. The Oudolf Garten covers an area of approximately 4,000 square metres at the furniture company’s production site, which features buildings designed by some of the world’s leading architects.

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Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel uses air-raid shelter as foundation for red daycare centre

June 1, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
A sandpit is located at the rear of the day care

A bold colour palette of red and green enlivens a new daycare centre in Stuttgart that has been built on top of an abandoned air-raid shelter. Designed by local practice Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten for daycare provider KiTa Parkstrasse, the two-storey building sits in a residential area close to the Park Villa Berg. It

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German Aerospace Centre’s jet black facades crafted by Rieder

May 18, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
German Aerospace Centre by Chapman Taylor Architects

Dezeen promotion: Chapman Taylor Architects has clad the German Aerospace Centre offices in Godesberger Allee, Bonn, with a copper and black concrete facade from materials developer Rieder. Completed in 2020 for Munich real estate company Fondara, the building is clad in a glass-fibre-reinforced concrete system developed and manufactured by Rieder. Chapman Taylor Architects designed the -black and

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Batek Architekten transforms Berlin arthouse cinema with saturated colours and neon lights

May 11, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Blue neon detailing in Berlin cinema

Local studio Batek Architekten has refurbished the historic Blauer Stern cinema in Berlin using neon lights that reference the original mouldings in its foyer. Batek Architekten opened up the foyer of the historic building, which has stood in Pankow in north Berlin since 1870, by removing a glass and steel structure that separated it from the

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David Chipperfield completes “surgical” overhaul of Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie

April 29, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A steel and glass museum by Mies van der Rohe

The renovation of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Germany, has been completed by British practice David Chipperfield Architects. David Chipperfield Architects’ overhaul, which began in 2012, involved refurbishing the building’s ageing concrete structure and steel, glass exterior while modernising its services. The studio’s intervention, which it described as “surgical”, preserves Mies

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