Posts tagged as 'Germany'
Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.08.2013 - Tagged as: Architecture, Germany, HENN
Glazed Software Factory by HENN
Germany’s HENN has won an architectural competition for an IT company’s new office building in Karlsruhe, Germany, the central theme of which is a ‘Glazed Software Factory’. “This is not only expressed in the external appearance of the new building but is also continued in the building structure and internal layout.” says HENN.
BAU Munich 2013 as seen by Architonic
Join us on our photographic journey through the exhibition halls of this year’s edition of BAU, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, which took place in Munich, Germany January 19 to 24. In the following two Facebook albums of Architonic’s ever-insightful photo tour, we have published no less than 262 images featuring some of the best manufacturers and the novelties they presented at this year’s edition of BAU. Enjoy!
> to Architonic’s tour of BAU Munich 2013, Part 1
> to Architonic’s tour of BAU Munich 2013, Part 2
‘Best German Design Brands’ iPhone & iPad App
Ten years ago Architonic made its first public appearance at the 2003 edition of imm cologne, and since Germany has remained an important market for Architonic, we will be launching our ‘Best German Design Brands’ app at imm as part of our anniversary. The new app presents more than 40,000 design products made in Germany, from furnishings to lamps, flooring and fabrics to office furniture and contract furnishings. The app only displays products from premium segment brands.
For each product there are images of product variants and typical applications, as well as the possibility of sending direct enquiries for catalogues, prices and stockists. Several products are also presented in projects by international architects. Intuitive navigation by product group, manufacturer, designer or free text search provides the user with fast search results. Conceived for both the individual design enthusiast and for business as a planner or architect.
Download the Best German Design Brands for iPhone and iPad app here (it’s free!)
1051 North Laser Center by blauraum architekten BDA; photo by Martin Schlüter
German architectural practice blauraum architekten BDA have recently completed this understated three-storey research centre dedicated to laser technology and its appliance in steel construction industry. Located in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg, the design of the perforated aluminium-clad, 4,970-square-meters building was inspired by the precision of laser technology with the yellow-and-grey colour theme ‘serving as homage to the technology.’ (more…)
‘Twist Stone’ table by Formstelle for Zeitraum
Munich-based design studio Formstelle have realised this collection of side and coffee tables for the German furniture brand Zeitraum. Developed in variety of woods such as oak, ash, American cherry, American walnut and European walnut, ‘Twist Stone’ series is characterised by simple, organically shaped, asymmetric tabletop which rests on delicate, inward-bent frame. (more…)
House G12 by (se)arch; photo by Zooey Braun
Stuttgart-based architectural practice (se)arch realized this streamlined, minimalist house overlooking Lake Constance. Located in the German city of Überlingen, House G12 has two storeys and boasts spectacular, panoramic views of the lake and the Swiss Alps thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows which are shielded from the outside by a delicate, semi-transparent façade. (more…)
Carpet Concept Textiles, Photo: HG Esch, Hennef – Stadt Blankenberg
Exceptional in color and durable in use, Carpet Concept textiles create harmony or highlight individual interiors. Interior designer Claudia de Bruyn from two and Marty Lamers, artist and designer, have created the collections taking the colors of the woven carpets into consideration.
The vital spirit of Carpet Concept lives both in the woven materials for floor coverings and in other fabrics. The company’s expertise in harmonious interior design and its sensitiveness to materials make the new fabric collection a textile architectural concept.
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A three-way collaboration between leading lighting brand Zumtobel, lighting designers LichtKunstLicht, and architects schneider+schumacher resulted in a highly creative lighting solution for the new subterranean extension to Frankfurt’s Städel Museum
Lighting always has to work harder when it’s deployed in underground spaces. But when the space in question is a museum one, where the considered illumination of its exhibits is key – not to mention their protection against the potentially damaging effects of lighting – you’ve got a real challenge on your hands. Here’s how leading lighting manufacturer Zumtobel responded to such a brief…
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