2 weeks ago

For a period of two weeks starting in late September, the Arc de Triomphe was only recognizable by its shape. Schlaich bergermann partner (sbp) implemented the wrapping project of the artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude in Paris. Katinka Corts spoke with Mike Schlaich on the engineering of... Katinka Corts

1 month ago

Is architecture able to heal? How can the working conditions of nursing staff be improved? And is this actually affordable? These were the issues discussed by experts at the roundtable "Organismus Krankenhaus nach Covid-19" (Organism of the Hospital after Covid-19) in Vienna on October 14th. Katinka Corts

on 7/7/21

June 20th marked the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Convention on Refugees coming into force. It offers millions of people protection and a life in safety — things that people who have not suffered war or displacement take for granted. To remember history, but also to perpetuate it, the... Katinka Corts

on 11/27/20

The biographies of architect Rudolf Hamburger and his wife Ursula are outstanding, since Rudolf’s journey through life brought him deep into Asia in 1930, while Ursula later worked for various secret services and finally as an author in the GDR under the name of Ruth Werner. Author Eduard... Katinka Corts

on 9/3/20

There exists a Niemeyer in Leipzig — not a landmark in the middle of the city center, but a small sphere appended to a former boiler house in the Plagwitz industrial area. Housing a restaurant and bar, it is the last structure Oscar Niemeyer designed before he died in December 2012 just shy of... John Hill, Katinka Corts

on 5/19/20

Dietmar Steiner was the founding director of the Architekturzentrum Wien, taught at the Vienna University of Applied Sciences, and was president of the International Confederation of Architecture Museums (ICAM). He died on Friday, May 15, at the age of 68. John Hill, Katinka Corts

on 10/22/19

On Monday, October 21, 2019, German industrial designer Ingo Maurer died at the age of 87. Maurer's designs of lamps and light installations are considered groundbreaking and are famous around the world. John Hill, Katinka Corts

on 4/24/19

It is the longest relationship they all have had, the owners of the office AllesWirdGut say sometimes jokingly about their partnership. It is 20 years since Ingrid Hora, Andreas Marth, Friedrich Passler, Herwig Spiegl, and Christian Waldner founded their architectural office. Herwig Spiegl... Katinka Corts

on 4/10/19

Last weekend the Bauhaus Museum, designed by Heike Hanada, opened to the public in Weimar, Germany. More than 1,000 design and art objects from the founding of the Bauhaus in 1919 to the school's move to Dessau in 1925 can be seen in the museum. John Hill, Katinka Corts

on 1/4/19

There is no way to get around the Bauhaus in 2019. Whether in the form of relaunched furniture series, numerous publications from architecture and art publishers, the ads of tour operators, or announcements of special shows and exhibitions, you will encounter it everywhere. This is an... Katinka Corts

on 12/18/18

It's been 20 years since Swiss-Architects launched as the first online country platform of A lot has happened since 1998. Today, under the umbrella of, 21 national and regional platforms actively present the work of architects and related... Katinka Corts

on 9/19/18

He builds mainly in Russia and Germany. He draws, exhibits, and publishes. Now he will be given this year's European Prize for Architecture by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. John Hill, Katinka Corts

on 1/18/18

Although work on the Marina One complex wrapped up last year, it was officially opened this week by Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, and Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak. John Hill, Katinka Corts

on 9/22/16

Baubotanik, “Living Plant Construction,” is an artificial word – composed of the German words “Bau” (construction) and “Botanik” (botany) – and a method of constructing living buildings with living plants. We spoke with Ferdinand Ludwig, who has... Katinka Corts

on 6/3/16

At this year’s Architecture Biennale in Venice contributions at the Arsenale and many of the Giardini exhibitions deal with major topics like climate change, urbanization and dwindling resources, while other contributions, including Russia, remain very national. Katinka Corts

on 1/22/16

Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture have unveiled their redesign of Berlin's historic Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), which makes the large department store comprehensible by breaking it into four quadrants, each with its own atrium. John Hill, Katinka Corts

on 5/21/15

Steve Messam, a British artist, has created a self-supporting, walkable bridge from 20,000 sheets of brigh red paper in the green countryside of the Lake District, about midway between Glasgow and Manchester. John Hill, Katinka Corts

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