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Since opening an office in Ahmedabad ten years ago Stuttgart's blocher partners has realized a trio of projects in the Indian city. Most recent is Mondeal Heights, an office complex comprised of two towers covered in a prefabricated concrete facade. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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2 weeks ago

Against the background of digitalization, building services, in particular, have been making great strides forward for years. We talked to Elisabeth Endres, member of the management board of Ingenieurbüro Hausladen, about current developments and trends.  Thomas Geuder


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2 weeks ago

Everything comes together in the bathroom, from the ambition to be a feel-good space for body and soul to the technologization of living. We talked to architect and interior designer Peter Ippolito from Stuttgart about the latest developments in the sophisticated bathroom area.  Thomas Geuder


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3 weeks ago

This year, DOMOTEX – the world's leading trade fair for floor coverings – took place from 11 to 14 January. From Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Global Director DOMOTEX, we wanted to know more about the strengths and future of DOMOTEX. 10 questions from Thomas Geuder. Thomas Geuder


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2 months ago

In 2018, the Domotex trade fair started into the future with a completely new concept developed by Schmidhuber from Munich. The great success proved the creators right after the four days of the trade fair. The journey continues in 2019, this time with the almost philosophical keynote... Thomas Geuder


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on 11/16/18

The Staatsoper Unter den Linden (State Opera House) in Berlin traces its origins to 1742, though the building was rebuilt following a fire in the 1840s and bombing in World War II. Although the latest renovation maintains the building's historical architecture, at its heart is an innovative... John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 11/2/18

During the London Design Festival in September, the Victoria & Albert Museum's recently redesigned Sackler Courtyard was occupied by "MultiPly," an installation designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects that was made with prefabricated tulipwood modules. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 10/29/18

The ever-present digitalisation is particularly noticeable in the office, where many technologies come together and open up undreamt-of possibilities for work. But how do we want to work in the future? What future models are available? How flexible must workplaces and thus employees... Thomas Geuder


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on 10/29/18

The ever-present digitalisation is particularly noticeable in the office, where many technologies come together and open up undreamt-of possibilities for work. But how do we want to work in the future? What future models are available? How flexible must workplaces and thus employees... Thomas Geuder


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on 7/9/18

In Unterengstringen near Zurich, architect Tilla Theus shows that architecture is ideally more than just a shelter: The facade of the town's new community center expresses a piece of the town's identity. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 5/11/18

Buildings for banks often express their brand rather than anything of architectural interest. An exception is found in Tourcoing in northern France, where architects D’Houndt + Bajart have created a facade whose design was inspired by a material integral to the bankers' core business. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 4/30/18

In the midst of typical narrow-walled facades in Berlin, Richter Musikowski has built an exhibition and event building that breaks with this monotony, creates urban spaces through its massing, and stands out from its neighbors through a carefully detailed glass skin. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 4/12/18

For six days, the gates in Frankfurt am Main were once again open for players in the fields of lighting, electrical engineering as well as home and building automation. It was six fabulous days that caused satisfaction among almost all visitors and exhibitors. This is not least due to digital... Thomas Geuder


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on 4/2/18

On the first day of June, the Kunsthalle Mannheim will celebrate its grand opening, with a new extension designed by Hamburg's gmp. The architects conceptualized the extension as a "city in the city," using the metal panels and metal mesh on the facade to express it. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 2/23/18

Finally, it's time again: The Light + Building trade fair will open its gates from 18 to 23 March 2018. This time it has in store: the trade fair motto "Connected - Secure - Convenient". The world's leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology thus... Thomas Geuder


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on 1/19/18

The real estate mantra of "location, location, location" is particularly important for hotels, which position themselves for the convenience of travelers. The Hotel Tivoli in Aachen is located appropriately on a busy, four-lane thoroughfare, a site that gave CROSS Architecture the... John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 1/18/18

The building task "office" is currently undergoing enormous changes, driven not least by the ongoing digitization of the working world. On this occasion, we spoke to two architects and a facility manager and took a closer look at the "Office of the Future". In this... Thomas Geuder


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on 1/15/18

The building task "office" is currently undergoing enormous changes, driven not least by the ongoing digitization of the working world. On this occasion, we spoke to two architects and a facility manager and took a closer look at the "Office of the Future". In... Thomas Geuder


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on 11/27/17

Barozzi / Veiga's extension to the Graubünden Museum of Fine Arts in Chur, Switzerland, is a strong architectural statement that relates to its predecessor through prefabricated concrete elements that cover its facade in a regular grid. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 10/13/17

Leuphana University of Lüneburg is one of the best known universities in Germany and one where Daniel Libeskind has served as a visiting professor. The architect has now supplied the university with a new Central Building in his recognizable style. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 9/29/17

In June London architect Norman Foster opened an eponymous foundation in Madrid focused on interdisciplinary thinking and research. In addition to the historic main building it occupies, the Norman Foster Foundation consists of a pavilion with a transparent façade and some glossy... John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 9/18/17

In Oldham, England, Maggie's recently realized another one of its helpful and inspiring cancer centers. With a growing awareness of wood's soothing effect on people, dRMM designed a building with restorative spaces full of American Tulipwood. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 7/7/17

Expanding a famous museum that so happens to also be an industrial icon in brick requires an expressive architectural solution. Herzog & de Meuron achieved a balancing act with a new building for the Tate Modern that is elegantly linked to its South Bank London surroundings. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 4/3/17

Over five days we battled our way through the ISH trade fair jungle and found much to be stimulated by. Along with the digitalization of buildings, the sanitary and heating sector is increasingly changing – and is looking for answers to the questions of our time. Our review of the trade fair. Thomas Geuder


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on 3/27/17

The Mainzer Landstraße, a major roadway in Frankfurt am Main, has been characterized by some pretty sober commercial architecture. A new eight-story office building designed by TEK TO NIK Architekten features a complex natural stone façade that adds some movement to the street. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 3/13/17

How does an architect deal with adding to a historical building in a highly visible context? For Antwerp's Port House, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) lifted the addition above an old fire station for both historical and architectural reasons. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 1/27/17

​Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas worked on the New Convention Center in Rome's EUR district from 1998, when they won a competition for its design, until October 2016, when it officially opened. Most striking is the Cloud suspended within the glass box exterior. The engineers at formTL oversaw... John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 12/12/16

Think "Bordeaux" and most likely the French wine comes to mind. Yet Bordeaux is also a city that wants to modernize its image, and is doing it partly with contemporary architecture. Herzog & de Meuron's new stadium is one recent example, as is XTU Architects' La Cité... John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 11/11/16

This year's London Design Festival had a lot to offer for design enthusiasts. A standout project was "The Smile," a 34-meter-long sculpture by Alison Brooks Architects and Arup that was on display at the Chelsea College of Arts. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 10/14/16

An area of 45 square meters is not much for the planning of a house. Nevertheless L3P Architekten managed to make room for a family of four in Dielsdorf near Zurich – using the logic of the surrounding grapevines to articulate the structure. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 9/2/16

In London's Shepherd's Bush area, Henning Stummel Architects has built a house whose rooms are arranged like monks' cells around a courtyard. The roofs and walls are clad in standing seam metal panels covered with a unique bio-based coating. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 7/18/16

Riegler Riewe Architekten designed the Silesian Museum in Katowice, Poland, with primarily underground galleries. The building reveals itself on the surface as glass cubes with an almost icy appearance. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 6/30/16

The much anticipated extension of the Kunstmuseum Basel opened to the public in April. Architects Emanuel Christ and Chrisoph Gantenbein have crafted a building that interprets the classical elements of architecture found in the museum's main building. A dynamic Light Frieze across the facade... John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 4/11/16

"A warmly glowing, floating metal sculpture" is how the architects at pape + pape describe the new bus station they designed for Gummersbach, Germany. Sited by the train station, the new structure creates a striking image at the entrance to the country town. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


Insight
on 3/30/16

Light+Building, the internationally most important trade fair for lighting and building services technologies is over. We have found many new things, discovered several unexpected products, missed expected solutions and, every now and then, we also learned something new. Our trade fair... Thomas Geuder


Insight
on 2/19/16

Andreas Schulz ranks among the leading masterminds in the field of lighting design. Prior to the upcoming Light+Building trade fair, we asked him for a short interview on the developments and changes in his industry. A practice-oriented conversation. Thomas Geuder


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