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on 2019/05/16

Flare of Frankfurt is a mixed-use development completed last year in the center of Frankfurt am Main. Hadi Teherani Architects' use of Neolith sintered stone for the facades makes the project stand out in its context while also expressing its constituent parts. John Hill


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on 2019/05/02

On March 12, the bus station in Tilburg, Netherlands, designed by architectenbureau cepezed had its official opening. Waiting passengers are shielded from the elements by an awning covered in ETFE foil and equipped with solar panels. John Hill


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on 2019/04/17

In an interview, Professor Markus Pfeil advocates that resource-saving, efficient, and integrated energy and air-conditioning concepts should be given a greater emphasis in the practical work of architects. After the ISH trade fair, we talked to him about product highlights and the... Martina Metzner


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on 2019/04/04

Digital networking and control determine the bathroom of the future when it is up to the sanitary suppliers at the ISH in Frankfurt. This is the first part of our trade fair review. Martina Metzner


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on 2019/03/22

There are a number of materials that are used primarily indoors. Cork is one of them. It can be out of sight, used as a backing for floor coverings, for instance, or exposed, turned into a tackable wall surface. For a single-family house in Berlin rundzwei Architekten applied cork in an... John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 2019/03/08

Jürg Zumtobel, longtime Managing Director and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Zumtobel Group, recalls the beginnings and the core of the family business, which today employs six and a half thousand people worldwide and has always placed architecture at the center of its activities. Jenny Keller


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on 2019/02/22

A "living sculpture" on display at the Centre Pompidou in Paris consists of oxygen-producing bacteria inserted into a 3D-printed substructure. Could this be the next generation of living walls that adorn buildings? John Hill


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on 2019/02/07

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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on 2019/01/25

WOHA's Oasia Hotel Downtown in Singapore is a striking, 27-story tower we've featured numerous times in our Magazine. Here we take a look at the elevated, open-air swimming pools designed by Patricia Urquiola, who also handled the hotel's interior design. John Hill


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on 2019/01/11

The Eco Brooklyn Show House is a traditional brick rowhouse with a difference: it's fronted by a living wall. Completed late last year, the Eco Brooklyn Living Wall hopes to set a precedent for the facades of residential buildings in the borough of Brooklyn – and beyond.... John Hill


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on 2018/12/14

Michele De Lucchi's L'Anello Mancante ("The Missing Link") is a site-specific installation inside Zaha Hadid's MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome. On display until March 2019, the accessible object made from Solid Surface... John Hill


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on 2018/12/03

Like other architecture fairs, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) has its share of manufacturer booths, in this case accompanying the crit rooms where architects presented their projects to juries. A standout was the MaterialDistrict pop-up; here we present a slideshow of it and some material... John Hill


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on 2018/11/16

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 2018/11/02

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 2018/10/19

Two new lecture halls on a medical campus outside Stockholm are covered in concrete panels that glow from the inside, thanks to a technique developed by Sweden's Butong. John Hill


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on 2018/10/08

Two recent Swiss buildings ― an apartment building in Winterthur and villas at Bürgenstock Resort in Obbürgen ― use Air-Lux sliding wall systems to open up their interiors to the elements and to views of their surroundings. John Hill


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on 2018/09/18

James Turrell's Skyspace Lech opened to the public on 17 September 2018 near the village of Lech am Arlberg in the high mountains of Austria's Vorarlberg province. The largely underground, oval space is open to the sky and illuminated on the inside with Zumtobel fixtures and... John Hill


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on 2018/09/07

In a definitive break with the cookie-cutter modernism and faux-classicism that dominates Beverly Hills, California, Belzberg Architects have transformed a nondescript office building into an absolute showstopper, wrapping its three-story façade in a quilt of slumped glass and sculpted stone. Jon Cornachio


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on 2018/08/24

Mario Botta grew up at the base of Monte Generoso and used to climb to the summit, camping there overnight to watch the sunrise. Some six decades later, the world-famous architect has capped the summit with a restaurant, a flower-like design that alternates stone and glass. John Hill


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on 2018/07/09

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 2018/06/25

A new lobby installation designed by James Carpenter Design Associates enlivens the lobby of a twelve-year-old office tower in Chicago's West Loop. The combination of stainless steel mesh and LED lighting rightfully earns it the name Suspended Light Veils. John Hill


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on 2018/06/11

The Asplund Pavilion, designed by architects Francesco Magnani and Traudy Pelzel of Italy's MAP studio, is the cornerstone of the first Pavilion of the Holy See at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Covered in ALPI wood surfaces inside and out, the small pavilion was inspired by... John Hill


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on 2018/05/28

Facing Gaia, an installation designed by Studio Libeskind, was unveiled in Giardini Marinaressa during the preview of the Venice Architecture Biennale last week. Part of the Time Space Existence exhibition, the rectilinear column punctured by an amorphous aperture was built with... John Hill


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on 2018/05/11

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 2018/04/30

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 2018/04/13

The new Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, is located just two blocks from the National Mall, in an old warehouse from 1922. Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the museum features channel-glass walls from Bendheim that illuminate parts of the renovated building. John Hill


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on 2018/04/02

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 2018/03/19

As part of the renovation of 22 Parkside, the 50-year-old "flexible machine for living" that Richard Rogers designed for his parents and is now used by Harvard University as a fellowship residence and event space, renovation architect Philip Gumuchdjian lined its two wet rooms with... John Hill


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on 2018/03/01

On February 8th at Empa in Dübendorf, Switzerland, the "Urban Mining & Recycling" residential unit (UMAR) was inaugurated inside NEST. Designed by Werner Sobek with Dirk E. Hebel and Felix Heisel, the unit aims "to advance the construction industry's transition to a... John Hill


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on 2018/02/16

Harvard GSD's Material Processes and Systems (MaP+S) Group teamed up with ASCER Tile of Spain to create Ceramic Tectonics: Tile Grid Shell at the Cevisama International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings that took place in Valencia, Spain, earlier this month.  John Hill


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on 2018/02/02

A new building for the Kate Tiedemann College of Business at the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg features glass facades with circular patterns meant to recall the coral stones that inhabit much of the area's coastline. John Hill


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on 2018/01/19

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 2018/01/05

The aptly named Brock Commons Tallwood House – currently the world's tallest mass timber tower – opened on the University of British Columbia's Point Grey campus in July 2017. The building, designed by Acton Ostry Architects, delivers on the promise of mass timber and aspires... John Hill


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on 2017/12/06

Migliore+Servetto Architects has completed a two-part installation for the Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo, a two-year-old tower on the edge of Turin's historic town center designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. John Hill


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on 2017/11/27

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 2017/11/10

A few recently completed buildings share a predilection for creating textured surfaces from that most humble and rectilinear of materials: brick. John Hill


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