Light for Daily Life
Our October issue is all about light and interiors. PPAG’s school in Vienna brings daylight into deep cluster spaces to foster daily well-being. At Leyton House in London, McMahon Architecture drew inspiration from Mexican architecture and integrated two patios that direct natural light into the basement. At the new mosque in Ljubljana by Bevk Perović Arhitekti, the glass facade is covered by a steel lattice, which filters sunlight into the interior. Meanwhile, Mario Cucinella has made skillful use of artificial lighting at his new church in Calabria. Voluminous folds of translucent fabric act as diffusers for an almost mystical ambiance. Enjoy the issue! Sandra Hofmeister
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Google Bay View – The Basilica of IT
BIG and Heatherwick Studio drape a solar canopy above the internet moguls.
Karlsruhe Stadtbahn – Subterranean Light Art
In Karlsruhe’s light rail tunnel, unlike a typical metro, the passengers ride in trams. Their overhead wires inspired Ingo Maurer’s lighting concept, which celebrates electricity. Allmann Sattler Wappner’s serene spaces enhance its impact.
Generous light in limited space
Row House in Leyton by Louise McMahon
This row-end house by Louise and Sean McMahon is a true spatial wonder thanks to its atria and bands of skylights.
Office in green surroundings
Headquarters in Timber Construction by Snøhetta
The new ASI Reisen office building takes the symbiosis of humans and nature as its theme.
Lighting & Interiors
Light for Daily Life – Editorial Detail 10.2022
Our October issue is all about light and interiors. PPAG’s school in Vienna brings daylight into deep cluster spaces to foster daily well-being.
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BMW's Four-Cylinder Tower by Karl Schwanzer Turns 50
Not only Munich's Olympic venues have something to celebrate this year; the four-cylinder high-rise of the Bavarian Motor Works does too, the futuristic office building near the Olympia Park having seen its completion in 1972. The international competition for the publicity-garnering architecture of BMW's corporate headquarters was won by Karl Schwanzer.
Islamic Religious and Cultural Centre in Ljubljana
Bevk Perović create Slovenia’s first mosque. A suspended canopy with a diameter of 19.30 m consisting of blue textile symbolises the heavens above the prayer room.
Roof extension in timber construction
College of Construction and Design in Innsbruck by ao-architekten
The new rooftop addition of the Technical College of Construction and Design by ao-architekten offers 1650 m2 of additional usable area for classrooms, CAD labs and recreational spaces.
A Spectacular Roofscape
Google Bay View by BIG and Heatherwick Studio
The first Google campus – designed by BIG Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios in collaboration with Google’s design and engineering team – has opened in Silicon Valley.
Cluster structure for education
LFG – Keep on Thinking School
This film by Wolfgang Thaler takes us on a tour of the primary and vocational school that opened in autumn 2020 on Meidlinger Längenfeldgasse in Vienna.
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Cultural Buildings 9.2022
In 1997, the Guggenheim Museum opened in Bilbao, and Frank Gehry’s eccentric new building transformed the Basque city into an overnight hotspot for international tourism.
Urban Green 7/8.2022
Especially in big dense cities, roofs and facades are the only places left to make things greener.
Simple and Affordable 6.2022
“Doing away with everything superfluous creates the potential for an architectural quality all of its own,” says Florian Nagler about “simple building” in an interview with Frank Kaltenbach.
Prefabrication Modular Construction 5.2022
Naturstein und Hochlochziegel, Ortbeton und Stampflehm in vorproduzierten Elementen: Für die Massivbauweise kommen viele unterschiedliche Materialien in Frage, und oft ist ihre Anwendung regional motiviert.
Solid Construction 4.2022
Natural stone and perforated bricks, cast-in-place concrete, and rammed earth in prefabricated elements – these are just a few of the diverse materials used in solid construction, and their use is often regionally motivated.
Urban Housing 3.2022
“A villa in the countryside with a large terrace, in front of you the Baltic Sea, Friedrichstrasse behind you …”. Thus begins Kurt Tucholsky’s 1927 poem, “The Ideal”. While Tucholsky’s ideal of urban life might be unattainable in Berlin, there are cities where it has become a reality.