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      Suite dreams: New hotel projects

      Peter Smisek

      03.04.2018

      The rise of Airbnb may have been a blessing in disguise for some architects as hotels must now compete even harder for their guests. The need for outstanding design and a strong sense of place means a new, more characterful and more interesting breed

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      Snakes on a Plan: Medusagroup

      Peter Smisek

      28.03.2018

      Award-winning Polish architectural office Medusagroup is on a roll. From large-scale commercial builds through to more intimate, poetic projects, their work never shys from bold formal expression and sensitive material consideration.

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      Eastern Promise: Polish architecture and design go large

      Peter Smisek

      28.03.2018

      Look East! A burgeoning market and ever-increasing connectivity has provided fertile ground for architecture and design in Poland, with little sign of a slow-down.

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      Asian Architecture Now: Shigeru Ban's Garage Centre for ...

      TLmag

      13.03.2018

      Shigeru Ban is considered the master of paper craftsmanship, and his ability to combine architecture and origami is one of the signatures of his internationally recognised buildings.

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      The architect will see you now: new health centres

      Peter Smisek

      06.03.2018

      A healthy mind in a healthy body, goes the old aphorism. Add to that: in a healthy building. Successful clinics and medical centres prescribe architecture as part of the treatment.

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      Say Cheese: 5 dental practices with bite

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      06.03.2018

      If you want a stable career, become a dentist. People will always have teeth. And if you want a reliable flow of work as an architect, you could do worse than to design dental practices. Here's a short international survey of five rather toothy new

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      State of the Art: museums that show off

      Peter Smisek

      20.02.2018

      The museum has traditionally enjoyed a privileged, almost sacrosanct status in the cultural landscape. When it comes to the design of a new one, the stakes are high – with its architecture as much on show as its contents.

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      Asian Architecture Now: Tadao Ando Architect & ...

      TLmag

      31.01.2018

      Architect Tadao Ando's Chichu Art Museum is a masterful exercise in the juxtaposition of shapes, light and darkness.

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      Asian Architecture Now: Kengo Kuma & Associates and Wuxi ...

      TLmag

      17.01.2018

      The mixed-use arts complex Wuxi Vanke summarises architect Kengo Kuma's prolific work, which often translates cultural traditions through the manipulation of new materials.

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      Universal Appeal: new religious projects

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      17.09.2017

      Amidst fluctuations in today’s religious landscape, architects are designing sacred spaces that remain open to their surroundings, communities and the present age.

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      Going Loco: station projects steam ahead

      Dominic Lutyens

      19.08.2017

      Road congestion, airport check-in and security issues, centre-to-centre journeys – just some of the factors informing rail's burgeoning number of passengers. Architects are responding to this with spectacular grands projets that signal train

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      The Constant Gardener: Petra Blaisse

      Madeline Bouton

      24.07.2017

      Founder of multi-disciplinary studio Inside Outside Petra Blaisse discusses how, as a landscape designer, she addresses existing situations and structures – revealing a deep respect for change, chance and circumstance.

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      Grounded: new landscape projects

      Alyn Griffiths

      23.07.2017

      Successful landscape architecture is more than just a case of unexpected surfaces and a bit of greening. It can provide valuable ground for real place-making.

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      São Paulo: Entwerfen in einer Stadt der Gegensätze (Teil ...

      MODULØR

      01.06.2017

      (Article available in German only) Im zweiten Teil des Berichtes über die junge Architekturszene in São Paulo lernen Sie zwei weitere kollaborative Architekturbüros kennen, die nicht nur ihr eigenes Stadtbild auf sehr spezifische Weise prägen.

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      Ghostly Logic

      TLmag

      22.05.2017

      OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen adopt a highly Modernist approach, attempting to blur the line between outdoor and indoor living with Solo House.

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      Glenn Sestig: Architectural Lines

      TLmag

      15.05.2017

      With a limited selection of high-quality materials, Glenn Sestig is able to evoke visions of old-school grandeur and elegance but to call him a minimalist would be too easy.

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      Brasília: Eine Stadt in Bewegung (Teil I)

      MODULØR

      08.05.2017

      (Article available in German only) Alle sprechen vom Himmel über Brasília. Der sei einfach unvergleichlich – so weit, so hoch, so blau!

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      Renaat Braem: Between Geometry and Fluidity

      TLmag

      24.04.2017

      One of the leading architects of the 20th century, Renaat Braem combined a passion for expressive, fluid decoration with constructivist architecture at his private home and studio in Antwerp.

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      Architecture from the Air: Zurich's Zollfreilager

      Hochparterre AG


      17.02.2017

      Get a bird's-eye view of Zurich's latest urban development – droned-filmed from the air!

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      Von adipösen Enkelinnen, Hundehütten und Leuchttürmen

      Karin Frei Rappenecker

      09.02.2017

      Welche Türen werden der Kunst im architektonischen Kontext eröffnet?  Ein Gespräch mit Tobias Rehberger. Von Karin Frei Rappenecker

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      For Real?: sooii

      Brand story

      Bettina Krause

      26.01.2017

      The Wuppertal firm of sooii creates perfect 3-D visualisations for architecture, interiors and products. Thanks to the latest technical features there are no longer any perceptible differences to conventional photographs.

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      Kenntnisse: Christian Kerez – ein Flirt mit der Kunst?

      Karin Frei Rappenecker

      11.11.2016

      Der Schweizer Biennale-Beitrag „Incidental Space“ von Christian Kerez zeigt eine frappante Nähe zu Kunst. Karin Frei Rappenecker stellt dem Schweizer Architekten Fragen in Bezug auf das Verhältnis von Kunst und Architektur.

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      Christian Wassmann: Cosmic Modernist

      TLmag

      23.09.2016

      Christian Wassmann’s New York studio is something of a cabinet of curiosities. On one wall hang site models oriented in the direction of true north. Other models fill various corners and surfaces throughout the SoHo loft. Sketches, renderings and

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      Sound und Architektur im Dialog

      Karin Frei Rappenecker

      23.05.2016

      Das Ausloten der Grenzen zwischen Kunst und Architektur geschieht meist über Kunst als „hard ware“. Die sinnliche Erfahrung von Kunst beschränkt sich aber nicht auf einen physisch präsenten Ausdruck eines künstlerischen Arbeitsprozesses.

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      Der Genius Loci und die temporäre Kunst

      Karin Frei Rappenecker

      22.03.2016

      (German only) Kunst im öffentlichen Raum mag die Wahrnehmung eines Orts verändern. Idealerweise bei jeder Begegnung mit dem Werk. Was passiert aber wenn die Kunst nicht mehr da ist?

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      Wie Kunst den Alltag aufmischt

      Karin Frei Rappenecker

      07.12.2015

      (German only) Wenn Künstler die Wirklichkeit abbilden und damit den Alltag reflektieren, verschwimmen die Grenzen zwischen verschiedenen Welten. Und es öffnen sich neue Türen.

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      The Light Fantastic

      Anderson-Frank Lachlan

      17.11.2015

      That most intangible, yet fundamental, of architectural elements – light – takes centre-stage across a number of recent beacon projects internationally.

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      EIN ARCHITEKTONISCH-KÜNSTLERISCHER PAS DE DEUX

      Karin Frei Rappenecker

      26.10.2015

      (German only) Der Künstler Erik Steinbrecher und PARK Architekten aus Zürich erschaffen Projekte, in denen die Grenzen zwischen Kunst und Architektur zerfliessen – ein Gewinn in jeder Hinsicht.

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      ArchitekTOUR

      Brand story

      Ulrich Büttner

      24.09.2015

      With ArchitekTOUR Heinze has created a new format for the networking of architects and manufacturers. Since 2010 this has been enhancing purely trade fair events with selected talks and presentations. This year's congress will be taking place at

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      KÜNSTLERARCHITEKTEN – ARCHITEKTENKÜNSTLER

      Karin Frei Rappenecker

      15.09.2015

      (German only) Viele Künstler, die im öffentlichen Raum oder im architektonischen Kontext arbeiten, kommen aus der Architektur – und umgekehrt nehmen Künstler gerne Einfluss auf Architektur oder bauen sie gleich selbst. Ein Blick auf die

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      Slenderness in Steel: the unico XS profile system

      Brand story

      Ulrich Büttner

      11.08.2015

      Forster Profilesysteme AG, headquartered in the Swiss town of Arbon, still occupies the site where it was founded over 140 years ago.The original coppersmith shop of F.J. Forster has long since developed, however, into an innovative company with

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      Contemporary American Architecture

      TLmag

      03.08.2015

      “As architects, we use our creativity to serve society—to make our communities better places to live. Through our profession and our life’s work, each of us has shaped and re-shaped the ever-changing narrative that is America in both humble and

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      Is There Life After Expo 2015?

      Giovanna Dunmall

      02.07.2015

      The five-yearly international big-top fair that is Expo is currently drawing vast crowds to its 2015 Milan edition. Given its sustainability theme, just how sustainable are its temporary architectural offerings?

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      Architexture: textiles go constructional

      Dominic Lutyens

      21.04.2015

      Its roots may lie in transient structures, but contemporary textile architecture, with all its creative, functional and ecological possibilities, is definitely here to stay.

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      Alper Atac & Peter Eisenman

      TLmag

      10.03.2015

      Together with Alper Atac, Peter Eisenman was awarded the realisation of one of Istanbul’s most important public projects currently in development – the Yenikapi Transfer Point and Archaeological Park. This large-scale endeavour is meant to reread

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      Constructing Worlds: Photography & Architecture

      TLmag

      18.02.2015

      Ever since 1827, when Nicéphore Niépce made the first permanent photograph - a record of the view of the rooftops outside his studio window - architecture and photography have enjoyed an intimate relationship. Constructing Worlds, a major new

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      Thermal versatility

      Indesign Media Asia Pacific

      01.09.2014

      A house in Tokyo balances year-round thermal comfort with issues of privacy (Text by Stephen Crafti)

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      Naturally cool

      Alyn Griffiths

      16.06.2014

      The need to minimise energy consumption affects many aspects of architecture, and designs that employ traditional or cutting-edge shading devices and ventilation methods are at the forefront of reducing our reliance on air conditioning. Architonic

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      Maintenant – Bernard Tschumi at the Pompidou Centre

      Klaus Leuschel

      03.06.2014

      Among the numerous signs that one's status as a grandee of architecture has been secured is having a big survey exhibition at Paris's Pompidou Centre. Architonic uses the current Bernard Tschumi retrospective as an opportunity to reflect on the Swiss

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      Through Deidi's Eyes

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      21.05.2014

      In this first installment of our new series featuring the work of renowned architectural photographer DEIDI VON SCHAEWEN, we take a look at a unique exhibition of Colombian architect and bamboo-master Simon Vélez's work, currently installed in the

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      Bright Lights, Big City: urban-lighting projects that dazzle

      Alyn Griffiths

      17.03.2014

      The highly utilitarian nature of urban lighting hasn’t stopped designers and manufacturers from adding value to projects that illuminate our cities through forward-facing design and technology. Architonic sheds some light…

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      MOBILIA

      TLmag

      10.03.2014

      The forthcoming exhibition MOBILIA, at the Atomium in Brussels, that runs from February 12 until June 15 2014, focuses on the talent of architects whose work, since the late nineteenth century, has evolved beyond the design of buildings, to the

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      Tadao Andō: Journey from the islands of Naoshima to Venice

      TLmag

      25.02.2014

      Since establishing his design studio in 1969, Tadao Andō has surprised with raw concrete constructions and clean geometric forms, that have become symbols of his success. The Japanese architect has left his mark on the global landscape, from the

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      Behind the green door: Oslo Architecture Triennial by Rotor

      TLmag

      20.02.2014

      “Sustainability” is a deflated term that includes everything and nothing. Its repeated use, almost ad nauseam, does not seem to have served it well. What is left behind is an empty shell, which is difficult to take seriously.

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      Lightscaping

      Orgatec Blog

      05.02.2014

      Creative light-shaping by architects and interior architects, married with ingenious, technologically driven lighting solutions, are changing the way we experience, interact with and use light in work, contract and other spaces. It's a new dawn.

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      An Open and Shut Case

      Dominic Lutyens

      27.01.2014

      Beyond their utilitarian function, windows and doors set up an emotional expectation on the part of visitors as to what they'll encounter within a building, while, at the same time, negotiating the relation that users inside have with the exterior

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      The Atomium: Cultural and contemporary

      TLmag

      13.12.2013

      Icon of the Brussels skyline, sculptural or architectural curiosity, the Atomium is increasingly regarded as not just a symbolic landmark and tourist attraction, but also as a cultural centre in the north of Brussels. Interview with Arnaud Bozzini,

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      Beyond the Cliché: the mountain chalet reinterpreted

      Sophie Loschert

      18.11.2013

      The mountain chalet has always been closely linked with the dream of a simple, rustic home in pristine natural surroundings. However, a number of projects throughout the world show that a holiday home in the mountains does not necessarily need to

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      Inside Alvar Aalto’s Houses: To the digital experience

      TLmag

      03.10.2013

      By Tomi Summanen, Alvar Aalto Museum & Natacha Drabbe, Iconic Houses

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      Custom luxury retail experiences

      TLmag

      27.09.2013

      The conundrum for the luxury industries? How do you incite thousands of buyers to enter a store every day while maintaining a feeling of exclusivity? The trend is for Mega Maisons, an invention by Carbondale architects. Text by Laurence Picot.

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      Material Matters or Archi-Materials: Nature and Habitat

      TLmag

      27.09.2013

      Despite globalisation, which standardises everything in its path, there are still some obvious cultural shocks that stand out: in Asia or Oceania, the intrinsic connection with materials prevails in architecture. Furthermore, the forces of nature and

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      Out on the Tiles: ceramic architectural facades

      Dominic Lutyens

      23.09.2013

      Contemporary architects internationally are breathing new life into the old tradition of using ceramic elements on exteriors. The result are striking facades that marry expressive ornament with sustainability.

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      The Printed Environment: 3D printing goes architectural

      Alyn Griffiths

      12.09.2013

      3D-printed architecture might seem like the stuff of the future, but a number of architects are experimenting to try to turn tomorrow's fantasy builds into today's innovative projects. Architonic investigates.

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      Bodies of Evidence: architecture, photography and real lives

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      29.08.2013

      There's a long tradition of architectural photography presenting viewers with depopulated spaces – interior and exterior landscapes, devoid of the very users for which they have been designed. Celebrated Dutch photographer IWAN BAAN's unparalleled

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      From a Great Height

      Dominic Lutyens

      11.07.2013

      As ever-taller skyscrapers increasingly dominate the urban landscape, London-based architecture and design journalist Dominic Lutyens asks how designers can push the boundaries of interiors ever further upwards.

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      The Park of Parks: Copenhagen's Superkilen

      Valentina Ciuffi

      05.04.2013

      A collage of stories and urban situations from around the world: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, Topotek1 and Superflex’s response to Copenhagen’s most multi-cultural district.

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      ARCHITEKTUR 0.12: the first exhibition on popular Swiss ...

      ARCHITEKTUR 0.12

      18.12.2012

      ‘Are Swiss architects unable to create interesting buildings?’, asked Felix E Müller, editor-in-chief of Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag, in a recent article. ‘Unfortunately, all new buildings look the same.’ With this provocative statement,

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      Selling Spaces: new directions in retail design

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      12.12.2012

      In spite of the rise of e-commerce, the physical point of sale is still with us. That said, the traditional store is having to up its game in terms of the experience and brand relevance it offers consumers – not only to compete with online shopping

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      At Your Convenience: contemporary public-toilet architecture

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      25.10.2012

      We'd like to talk to you about a delicate matter. The toilet. The WC. The lavatory. However you choose to refer to it, we all require regular access to this most prosaic of environments. Which is why it's refreshing to see a number of recent public

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      Pop-up stars: temporary contemporary architecture

      Alyn Griffiths

      08.09.2012

      From huge temporary stadia to tiny transitory event spaces, pop-up architecture fulfils many roles and comes in many guises. In some cases the very latest technologies are used to engineer complex structures, while in others a readymade approach

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      Zbyněk Hřivnáč - One of Them

      Adam Štěch

      20.08.2012

      From a global view of history of design, the Czech design scene still remains at the edge of historical periods and styles. Despite that fact, some great Czech designers have found themselves in an international context in the past.

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      Prefabricated Architecture

      Alyn Griffiths

      24.07.2012

      When architects such as Jean Prouvé and Charles Eames began experimenting with buildings made using off-the-shelf components following the second World War, little did they know that technology would one day allow buildings to be created from kits

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      Living in an Open Floor Plan

      Susanne Fritz

      19.06.2012

      At a former industrial site in the West of Zurich, young people show the potential of an open floor plan, how to build sustainably using recycled materials, how to be resource conscious, and demonstrate that food from Aldi – a discounter – can

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      Olympic Landscapes

      Alyn Griffiths

      05.06.2012

      Among and around the buildings that will house hockey players and hurdlers, cyclists and swimmers throughout the duration of this summer’s Olympic Games in London are public spaces that strive to meet the exacting Olympic standards of excellence

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      Mind the Gap: architects fitting extraordinary buildings ...

      Alyn Griffiths

      26.03.2012

      Every city evolves differently, according to fluctuations in population and wealth, changes in industry and other social and economic factors. As old buildings are replaced, or new ones constructed, spaces between these buildings appear or alter;

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      Leading lights: current and future applications for new ...

      Alyn Griffiths

      03.01.2012

      Few aspects of product development have seen more innovation in the past decade than lighting design. Legislation and consumer demand have hastened the evolution of energy efficient solutions and programmable software now enables infinitely

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      Underground Structures

      Tim Abrahams

      29.11.2011

      At the end of the 19th century, HG Wells imagined a future in which industry had been completely located underground, whilst above ground all was green and leafy.Instead, something very different has happened to the building of structures beneath our

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      Architecture between heaven and earth: extraordinary Control ...

      Susanne Fritz

      10.11.2011

      Even if it has become an everyday experience to take a flight in an aeroplane people continue to be fascinated by the act of overcoming gravity. The attraction of aircraft, airports and their infrastructure is accordingly great.

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      Knowledge Bases - Library architecture from antiquity to the ...

      Susanne Fritz

      16.10.2011

      The development of writing in ancient Egypt also gave rise to the first libraries as places of storage for these witnesses to a new, revolutionary cultural technology. Using the following examples as a basis Architonic here highlights the range and

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      Hole Lot of Sense: smart uses for perforated façades and ...

      Alyn Griffiths

      20.08.2011

      Perforated walls, panels and screens have been used for centuries as a way to control the level of light entering a building or to offer privacy to the occupants. The functions of perforations have remained largely the same, but the materials and

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      Bricking It: innovative applications of man’s most trusted ...

      Alyn Griffiths

      15.07.2011

      Brick is one of the most ancient and familiar building materials known to man, and its strength, character and flexibility of use continue to attract architects working on innovative contemporary buildings. Architonic examines some key projects that

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      Spectacular Vernacular: contemporary applications of ...

      Alyn Griffiths

      23.05.2011

      There was a time when context was everything in construction. Local materials were transformed by the ambition and skill of the builder into a functional, stylistically appropriate structure. In the face of an, at times seemingly inexorable, movement

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      Neo Geo: geodesic construction in contemporary architecture

      Alyn Griffiths

      09.03.2011

      The principles of geodesic construction were developed by the pioneering American architect and engineer R Buckminster Fuller in the middle of the last century as part of his efforts to use science and technology to address universal issues. His

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      Death by Architecture

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      04.03.2011

      Shuffling off this mortal coil is something we all, sadly, have to do. There's no opting out. But while mortality might be a great leveller, a number of architects have shown recently how designing environments that process death – be it in

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      New Éire: Ireland's modernist self-fashioning ...

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      14.01.2011

      Ireland is in a reflective mood these days. With the island nation on the edge of Europe facing up to the reality of a severely damaged economy and a decimated construction industry, nostalgia is doing what it's wont to do.

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      Bucharest: The 2010 Mix

      Alexander Horne

      16.12.2010

      In the world of design, China's rapid-manufacturing prowess and the oil-fuelled 'tabula rasa' urban developments of countries such as the UAE and Kazakhstan have given cause for thought in a typically Western-dominated field. But what of the

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      Real Terms: the authentic approach of architects Carmody ...

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      10.12.2010

      'Emerging', 'the ones to watch' and 'the stars of tomorrow' are just some of the labels that have been applied of late to young London-based architectural practice Carmody Groarke. Founded just four years ago, the studio has more than proved its

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      Erst Moskau, dann die Welt: Corporate Architecture der neuen ...

      Susanne Fritz

      04.11.2010

      Google sucht zur Abwechslung einmal selbst: Nach mehr Usern, denn im Gegensatz zu Googles Vorherrschaft in anderen Ländern ist der Marktanteil in Russland bei ca. 20 % stagniert. .Die russische Suchmaschine Yandex hingegen hat einen Marktanteil von

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      Picnic, plants, architecture - the fascinating world of ...

      Susanne Fritz

      25.09.2010

      One of today's most outstanding architects has been selected as the guest of honour at this year's "Interieur" trade fair in Kortrijk (Belgium). Junya Ishigami, a pupil of Kazuyo Sejima, is the founder of junya.ishigami+associates, lecturer at the

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      The Presence of Absence: Detroit's haunting ...

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      03.09.2010

      There's faded grandeur. And then there's Detroit. Once the fourth-largest city in the US, its spectacular economic and social decline is writ large in the disintegration of its architectural fabric. With its former manufacturing industries decimated

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      Viaducts: new urban encounters

      Tim Abrahams

      21.08.2010

      An intelligent approach to repurposing disused viaducts is providing a number of cities with new public spaces that delight users with fresh and intriguing perspectives of familiar urban landscapes. Architonic examines how such projects, in turning

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      A Size Issue

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      31.07.2010

      Architonic reviews '1:1 – Architects Build Small Spaces', the latest exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum

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      Over Site: how Caracas's new cable-car system is making ...

      David Sokol

      29.07.2010

      Once so disenfranchised that they didn't even appear on maps of the city, Caracas's favelas are, thanks to projects such as the technically and politically remarkable MetroCable transport system in San Agustín, acquiring a social legitimacy. Here,

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      Route Master: the 2010 London Festival of Architecture

      Tim Abrahams

      17.07.2010

      With the 2012 Olympics coming round that last bend and into view, this year's geographic-route-fixated London Festival of Architecture decided on 'The Welcoming City' as its theme. But just how welcome was that as an idea.

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      Exhibition: Richard Neutra in Europe (1960–1970)

      Susanne Fritz

      07.07.2010

      Between 1960 and 1970, so in just ten years, the American architect Richard Neutra (*1892 in Vienna, †1970 in Wuppertal) had eight villas constructed in Europe; four in Switzerland (one of which was the only one to be built without a flat roof),

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      Look Who's Talking: architecture in the ...

      Alexander Horne

      16.06.2010

      If architecture is the accumulation of centuries of knowledge, then what of its existence in an era of perpetual and instantaneous updates that the Internet and social networking brings? For a technology-driven industry, it seems slow to embrace the

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      Camouflage Architecture: underground buildings

      Susanne Fritz

      10.06.2010

      If you're familiar with the Wombles, then you probably encountered underground architecture at any early age. .It's unlikely that the following projects were inspired by the Wombles, but that doesn't mean they're any less successful in terms of

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      Rezension: 'Mythos Metropolis' von Franziska ...

      Susanne Junker

      20.05.2010

      Die Stadt mit ihrem Reichtum an narrativen und mythischen Bildwelten hat über eine lange Zeit hinweg einen besonderen Topos in der modernen Vorstellungswelt belegt. Ein neues Buch von Franziska Bollerey, herausgegeben in deutscher und englischer

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      Sarasota Revisited: Architonic explores the architectural ...

      David Sokol

      15.05.2010

      The 'Sarasota School of Architecture' was coined as an historical term by architect Gene Leedy in the 1980s to describe the unique mid-century, European-Modernism-meets-Florida architecture of the city. Here, we examine how the physical legacy of

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      Making an Exhibition of Ourselves: Architonic deciphers some ...

      Tim Abrahams

      15.05.2010

      No form of architecture is perhaps as loaded with rhetoric as the expo pavilion. With hundreds of countries currently jostling at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai to attract visitors into their little piece of home, Architonic takes a look at what's at

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      'Form follows fear': in conversation with Roberto ...

      David Sokol

      28.04.2010

      Architonic talks to Miami-based artists Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt about the relation between art and architecture, and how public space has become more contested than ever.

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      'Harmonious Anarchy': revisiting Hak Nam, Hong ...

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      09.04.2010

      When photographer Greg Girard decided to visit the notorious, citadel-like 'Walled City' slum in Hong Kong's Kowloon, where the daily lives of 35,000 people played out, he was told he may not come back alive. Luckily for him, he did. And, luckily for

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      The windows of the world: new full-height glazing systems

      Susanne Fritz

      30.03.2010

      The panorama window allows you to the bring the beauty of nature into your home, while keeping extremes of weather firmly outside. The systems presented here by Architonic turn the architectural visions of the Modern Movement into a reality.

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      Rezension: 'Heavenly Vaults' von David Stephenson

      Susanne Junker

      23.03.2010

      Wir leben in einer Zeit, in der Sakral-Architektur zum emotionalen Thema geworden ist. (Man denke an die jüngst getroffene Entscheidung der Schweiz, den Bau von Minaretten zu verbieten.) David Stephensons Buch mit beeindruckenden Fotografien von

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      Rezension: 'Snøhetta Works' von Snøhetta

      Susanne Junker

      20.03.2010

      Architonic hat für Sie einen Blick in die neue Werkmonografie des norwegischen Architekturbüros 'Snøhetta' geworfen und entdeckte dabei, was sich unter einer Schneekuppe so alles befinden kann.

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      Alfred Messels Wertheimbauten in Berlin

      Susanne Junker

      07.01.2010

      Der Beginn der modernen Architektur in Deutschland. Mit einem Verzeichnis zu Messels Werken

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      Das Labyrinthische

      Susanne Junker

      03.12.2009

      Über die Idee des Verborgenen, Rätselhaften, Schwierigen in der Geschichte der Architektur

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      High Alpine buildings – modern day witch houses

      Susanne Fritz

      04.11.2009

      Life threatening conditions, abode of trolls and witches:.The Alpine inhabitants of the Middle Ages avoided the mighty peaks and icy heights of the high Alpine regions. Nowadays they are accessible for tourism.

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      Adolf Loos

      Susanne Junker

      19.10.2009

      Adolf Loos’ Haus am Michaelerplatz in Wien und seine legendären polemischen Essays wie “Ornament und Verbrechen” (1908) oder “Ins Leere gesprochen” (1921) sind Standard in jeder Architekturlehre.

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      Photography to go to rack and ruin

      NoéMie Schwaller

      29.09.2009

      His photo tours have taken him to abandoned factories, clinics, hotels and ghost towns in Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the continental US, Hawaii and the Ukraine.

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      Transit Shopping

      Susanne Fritz

      29.09.2009

      The retail industry is going through a difficult time and has been complaining about stagnation in its customer base. The big shopping malls are competing with each other to attract shoppers.

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      Intuitive Interaction

      Nora Schmidt

      29.09.2009

      Interaction with sensory user interfaces – computers, automats, mobile phones – has become part of our everyday life.

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      Media Façade

      Susanne Fritz

      28.09.2009

      Architecture tends to use media facades more and more as a stylistic feature. What used to be applied to facades after construction more in the way of a blemish is now part of the planning process.

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      Die besten Einfamilienhäuser in der Stadt

      Susanne Junker

      17.09.2009

      "Als Nonplusultra urbaner Behausung galt da schon eine renovierte Jugendstilwohnung – am Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts.” Mit diesem Stossseufzer leiten die beiden Autoren ein Buch ein,

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      Laces of Architecture

      NoéMie Schwaller

      07.09.2009

      Finesse of detail, shadows and light, mystery and beauty, coupled with a precision of gesture in production. The fragments of stone filigree adorning gothic cathedrals and Moor palaces have marked the history of architecture.

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      The Venetian City Garden

      Susanne Junker

      03.09.2009

      Gardens in Venice? In view of the fact that Venice immediately evokes associations with lagoons, canals, palazzi and small, densely built-up areas of land surrounded by water, this sounds like something of a contradiction.

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      Parque Biblioteca España

      NoéMie Schwaller

      10.08.2009

      In areas of urban underprivilege and unrest, libraries can improve the quality of life. Based on the urban development model of Chicago, a library park has now sprung up in Medellín, the second-biggest city in Columbia.

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      Memory

      NoéMie Schwaller

      08.08.2009

      Technology, nature and tradition are all reflected in the sculpture 'Memory', which will be on display at this year's South African art festival 'AfrikaBurn'.

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      Architecture &

      Architonic

      29.07.2009

      Founded in 2009 by the School of Arts, Culture and Environment at the University of Edinburgh the Journal Architecture & provides a platform for innovative ideas in design and research practices.

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      Herning Museum of Contemporary Art

      NoéMie Schwaller

      15.07.2009

      Herning Museum of Contemporary Art will open to the public on September 9, 2009 uniting three distinct cultural institutions: the Herning Center of the Arts, the MidWest Ensemble and the Socle du Monde.

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      Remembering Jan Kaplický - Architect of Future Systems

      NoéMie Schwaller

      12.07.2009

      The Design Museum London pays tribute to the astonishing architect

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      Eight Linked Towers

      Architonic

      11.07.2009

      Best Tall Building 2009 in the Asia and Australia category by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

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      Wohnhäuser

      Susanne Junker

      28.06.2009

      Hier liegt ein großformatig-schweres Buch vor mit einem etwas reisserischen Titel, doch der Blick in die porträtierten Häuser besänftigt sofort.

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      A walk through history

      Architonic

      25.06.2009

      The proposal for the Macedonia Fight Museum by the Swedish architects Joakim Kaminsky and Fredrik Kjellgren consists of a chronological walk through Macedonian history, covered in the soft light filtrated by Macedonian marble.

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      O.H.W.O.W.

      NoéMie Schwaller

      24.06.2009

      Aaron Bondaroff and Al Moran's O.H.W.O.W. invades Athens and presents the 'Greasy Spoon pop-up shop' designed by Rafael de Cardenas of Architecture at Large.

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      155 Cumberland

      NoéMie Schwaller

      23.06.2009

      For 155 Cumberland Quadrangle Architects Limited deservedly won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) Award of Excellence for Innovation in Architecture.

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      Sedus in Dogern

      Sedus

      03.06.2009

      The winner of the architectural competition to design the new Sedus office building in Dogern, Germany, has been announced: the Munich-based architect’s office Allmann Sattler Wappner.

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      Katharina Grosse. I'd like a large studio in the centre ...

      Susanne Junker

      02.06.2009

      The book can be read as a kind of continuation of the title, in that it is a monologue by the artist Katharina Grosse about building a house and about her own house, a highly personal description of thoughts and perceptions.

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      Deadline Today!

      wonderland

      28.05.2009

      Architectural and competitive practices across Europe: challenged and topically presented by wonderland

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      Frank Lloyd Wright

      Susanne Junker

      18.05.2009

      Sein Leben erzählt in Briefen, Plänen, Dokumenten (His life in letters, plans, documents)

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      Haus K. in O. (House K. in O.)

      Susanne Junker

      11.05.2009

      Eine Villa von Martin Elsaesser für Philipp F. Reemtsma .(A villa by Martin Elsaesser for Philipp F. Reemtsma)

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      Economic crisis – disaster or opportunity?

      Dr. phil. Friederike Mehlau Wiebking

      07.05.2009

      We have not experienced a crisis of this magnitude since 'Black Friday' in 1929, when the stock market crash rocked the world economy. However, times of recession do not necessarily mean stagnation. In the field of public investment they instead

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      Grand Pari(s)

      NoéMie Schwaller

      06.05.2009

      “We have to think big”, said President Sarkozy on 30 April 2009 at the opening of the exhibition at the Palais de Chaillot, where ten of thirty-seven future models for the re-design of Paris are on display.

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      Carchitecture

      Susanne Fritz

      04.05.2009

      The big car manufacturers have recently discovered an effective marketing instrument in a new kind of corporate architecture: large museums and car collection centres built right next to the production plant, where the customer can experienced an

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      Urban Swiss Design: Glattalbahn Zurich

      Dr. phil. Friederike Mehlau Wiebking

      28.04.2009

      Architonic Series 'Investment Stimulus for Public Projects', Article 1

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      Festival of temporary architecture?

      NoéMie Schwaller

      28.04.2009

      Whereas on previous occasions Milan always proved to be a festival of temporary architecture, this year we had to look hard for innovative concepts.

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