Posts tagged as 'Berlin'

Factory Berlin by Julian Breinersdorfer Architecture, photo: Werner Huthmacher

Factory Berlin by Julian Breinersdorfer Architecture, photo: Werner Huthmacher

Formerly the Oswald Berliner Brewery, and once part of the Berlin Wall, Factory Berlin by Julian Breinersdorfer Architecture is a 10.000m² start-up campus in Berlin Mitte, home to Twitter, Soundcloud and 6Wunderkinder.

 

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Fri 10.10.

Housing at the old city wall of Berlin by Sohrab Zafari (DE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.10.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Housing at the old city wall of Berlin by Sohrab Zafari, photo: Aviel Avdar

Housing at the old city wall of Berlin by Sohrab Zafari, photo: Aviel Avdar

A house in the center of Berlin by Sohrab Zafari, opposite the old medieval city walls, has been created as a complex spatial structure and as a “labyrinth of light”.

 

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Mon 15.9.

‘How soon is now’ exhibition, Berlin

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.09.2014 - Tagged as:

Triangle Bed by June-14 | Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge and Sam Chermayeff

Triangle Bed by June-14 | Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge and Sam Chermayeff

‘How soon is now’ is an exhibition by 12 Berlin-based studios of architects, designers and engineers that revisits themes from the legendary This Is Tomorrow exhibition, held at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London in 1956.

 

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Wed 1.6.

DMY 2011 – The International Design Festival Berlin

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 01.06.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

 

DMY, Berlin’s much-celebrated International Design Festival returns for its 9th edition.

 

‘The DMY International Design Festival Berlin will anew take place in the impressive architecture of historic city airport Berlin Tempelhof. The central exhibition showcases pioneering and foresighted works by over 500 professional designers, brands and new talents. Reflecting on design as a full circle system, the central exhibition is accompanied by a vast program of satellite exhibitons and events such as Designer Talks, Lectures, Open Design and Material Workshops. Honouring the talent of young and professional designers, the largest festival for product design in Germany will also celebrate foresighted works within the Ceremony of the DMY Awards and the design contest for young talents of IKEA Stiftung.

 

‘While a great amount of tools has been invented to make our lives ea- sier and more efficient, we rarely have the time to reflect upon our daily practices and our life with things. Most of the things that surround us are a result of a design process. They are not simply given, but repre- sent continuous development processes and thus are subject to change. Instead of just mirroring the status quo, the DMY International Design Festival highlights forward-thinking products and research-driven pro- jects reflecting upon the social impact of contemporary product design.’

 

to the DMY website

Mon 2.5.

L40 by Bundschuh Architekten (DE)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 02.05.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

L40 building in Berlin by Bundschuh Architekten; photo by Jan Bitter

L40, the monolithic, geometrical building on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin-Mitte is a collaborative project designed by Bundschuh Architekten and Cosima von Bonin. This sombre, striking and instantly-recognisable structure was commissioned by Verein zur Förderung der Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V. and the building was competed in January 2010. (more…)

'Hemp Chair' by Werner Aisslinger, shown in Milan at the Ventura Lambrate during this year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile; photo by Michel Bonvin

The increasing focus on eco-friendly and sustainable products has led to many ingenious and, sometimes, unexpected inventions frequently incorporating state-of-the-art technology. With this in mind, Berlin-based architect and designer Werner Aisslinger has recently designed a ‘Hemp chair’ – ‘world’s first monobloc chair made of natural fibres’.

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'BotoxCloud' interactive installation by SAQ at Zirkumflex, Berlin; photo: Brice Dellastrada

In collaboration with zirkumflex, the Berlin-based design studio and project platform, SAQ has created ‘BotoxCloud’, a reactive lighting installation which echoes the complexity of weather patterns.

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The arched façade correspondig with the existing Label I building

The arched façade correspondig with the existing LABELS I building

The new fashion center, LABELS II BERLIN, designed by HHF Architects is currently under construction and will be opened in October 2009.

The arched façade is a quotation to the exististing, historical neighbouring building and represents also the clear handwriting of the Swiss architects.

The center will be opened in early 2010

The center will be opened in October 2009

Here the architect´s comment:

The fashion center, LABELS II BERLIN, is a concentration of showrooms for international fashion brands in one building, including public spaces such as an event hall, a restaurant and a lounge at the top floor. The design strategy is based on the adjacent warehouse building of LABELS I. The interior spaces of this historical building are strongly characterized by the repetition of arched windows used in the facade and this motif became one of the starting points for the design of the project. The use of two different cut sine curves generates a specific look for both the supporting structure, and in a modified form with sine waves, for the facade. With that, the structure and rhythm is the formative motif for the perception of the completely new building, linking it to the existing neighborhood.

The shop´s inside

The shop´s inside

Connected by a heat exchanging device, the whole concrete structure of the building is permeated with water tubes and used as a radiator for heating as well as for cooling. The energy consumption for heating and cooling of LABELS II BERLIN is reduced by 40% with this combined technique of mass activation and use of the Spree river water.

HHF architects won the international competiton among selected architects in September 2007. The building is now under construction and the opening is planned for early 2010.

The open terrace on the top floor

The open terrace on the top floor

Client
LABELS BERLIN, Berlin

Team
HERLACH HARTMANN FROMMENWILER with Walter Gloor, Yujin Hirase, Cella Hubel, Tonja Kersting, Okhyun Kim

read about the lookout point in Mexico by HHF Architects

to the HHF website

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