Zaha Hadid Architects carves out sculptural flood protection barrier in Hamburg

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the sculptural Niederhafen River Promenade in Hamburg, Germany, as part of the city’s upgrade of its flood prevention system. Positioned along the 625-metre-long stretch between St Pauli Landungsbrücken and Baumwall, the Niederhafen River Promenade replaces one of the city’s existing, but dilapidating, flood barriers built in 1964. While providing vital […]

Meck Architekten designs asymmetric ceramic-clad church in Poing

The church of Seliger Pater Rupert Mayer in the town of Poing, near Munich in Germany, is topped with with a ceramic crown clad with 15,000 white, three-dimensional tiles. Munich studio Meck Architekten designed the rectangular church, which can accommodate 220 worshipers, to be a landmark in the growing town. The church dedicated to a German priest […]

IFUB designs pair of matching timber houses in Munich

German practice IFUB has completed a pair of timber homes in Munich that are subtly differentiated by the direction of their diagonal larch cladding and different coloured blinds. The pair of adjoined homes have been built on the site of a former 1950s house that was in a state of disrepair. All that remains of this original home […]

Competition: win a three-night stay at Lindley Lindenberg in Frankfurt

In our latest competition, we’ve teamed up with Lindley Lindenberg to offer readers the chance to win a three-night stay at the newly opened hotel in Frankfurt. Guests are encouraged to be part of the hotel community through spaces designed to attract people out of their hotel rooms and into the many shared living and […]

Villeroy & Boch’s Factory N 09 office occupies an old warehouse

Dezeen promotion: Architecture practice BSA has created a “diverse spectrum” of workspaces within a disused warehouse in Saarland, Germany, as the office of ceramics company Villeroy & Boch. Located in the municipality of Mettlach, the warehouse was simply known before as Factory N 09. It has now been transformed into contemporary offices for Villeroy & Boch, which […]

Oskar Kohnen Studio adds pastel cabinetry to Lunettes Selection store

Customers can peek inside cabinet drawers to see the glasses on offer inside this mint-green eyewear store in Berlin, which has been designed by Oskar Kohnen Studio. Located just a short walk from major Berlin shopping street Kurfürstendamm, Lunettes Selection‘s pastel interiors are dressed with a handful of decor pieces that subtly nod to the […]

Virgil Abloh hacks the Vitra archive to create vision of a home in 2035

Virgil Abloh has adapted the designs of Jean Prouvé and the Eames’ to create his vision of the home of the future, which is installed in the Zaha Hadid-designed fire station at the Vitra Campus. The designer delved into the Vitra archive to put together the exhibition Twentythirtyfive. He hacked and reimagined many of the furniture […]

University of Stuttgart makes Urbach Tower from self-shaping wood

University of Stuttgart engineers have harnessed the natural shrinking process of wood as it loses moisture to create this world-first self-twisted tower in Germany. The university’s Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) built the Urbach Tower in the Rems Valley for the Remstal Garden Show. […]

Ingenhoven Architects is wrapping five miles of hedges around an office in Düsseldorf

Ingenhoven Architects is building the Kö-Bogen II office block in Düsseldorf, which will have facades covered with five miles-worth of hornbeam hedges. Located on the Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz, alongside the heritage-listed Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus theatre, the five-storey office block topped out earlier this month. Five miles of hornbeam hedges will wrap the Kö-Bogen II office building When it […]

University of Stuttgart creates biomimetic pavilions based on sea urchins and beetle wings

The University of Stuttgart has continued its experiments into biomimicry and robotic construction with two pavilions at the Bundesgartenschau horticultural show in Germany. Both of the pavilions are built by robots and take the their forms from animals – a sweeping wooden pavilion has a shape based on sea urchins, while a fibre-composite pavilion takes its […]

Heike Hanada completes Bauhaus Museum Weimar at birthplace of the design school

German architect Heike Hanada has completed a minimalist concrete museum to celebrate the Bauhaus in Weimar, where the design school was founded 100 years ago. Named the Bauhaus Museum Weimar, the building dedicated to the design school creates a physical cultural presence for the Bauhaus in the German city where it was based between 1919 […]

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