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…)
Orto is a floor and wall covering system with a network of splits on its surface to plant moss
ORTO is a decorative concrete with moss and provides an alternative solution for common planting. The plants can be set into the furrows of the elements thus forming a breathing green surface along the ornamentation.
'Sunset' Chapel' by BNKR Arquitectura, photo by Esteban Suárez
This chapel built on the huge granite rocks of Acapulco, Mexico lives up to the architect’s name. The Mexico City based BNKR Arquitectura (Bunker Arquitectura) recently unveiled this monolithic concrete chapel, a massive yet elegant building to mourn the passing of loved ones.
'Maison L' by christian pottgiesser architecturespossibles, 'Cipra' sofa by Edra, photo by George Dupin
‘Maison L’ is the extension of an orangery of the late 18th century, inhabited by a six person family, on a small hill less than half an hour’s drive west from Paris city center. The organic and jaggy composition of the complex is interrupted by five three-storied tower-like volumes, stamping through the garden roof and providing a clear view until “La Défense”.
Metal recycling plant in Pivka by dekleva gregoric arhitekti, photo by Matevz Paternoster
This metal recycling plant in the Pivka, Slovenia was realised by the Ljubljana based practice dekleva gregoric arhitekti. The complex is composed of a huge concrete plateau with an attached concrete service building and a small, cantilevered metal office building, a control deck supervising the weighing of the incoming waste and out-coming metals.
Claus Preisinger vineyard by propeller z, photo by Hertha Hurnaus
With its elongated shape, the dynamic winery Claus Preisinger seems to push itself into the vineyards on the Goldberg of the community Gols/Austria. The building is divided into two parts from different materials and heights – the front two-storey building of concrete with reception, office and changing rooms on the ground floor and the wine tasting on the first floor and the single-storey warehouse and production facility designed as a complete wood construction.
'House in Nasu' by Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates, photo by Kazunori Fujimoto
Recently the Hiroshima based practice Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates realised this weekend home in the resort town Nasu-town, Tochigi Prefecture. Due to the high building density – typical for Japanese residential areas – it is difficult to keep privacy so the architects decided to place almost all openings towards the inner courtyard.
The German manufacturer VIA produces concrete tiles especially for architectural renovation projects. We vistited them at their booth at this year’s BAU in Munich and got some detailed informations about this sophisticated flooring. Enjoy!
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