Julia Liese has been part of the Detail editorial team since 2003. She studied architecture and urban planning at the University of Stuttgart and at Tampere University of Technology in Finland. She gathered her first journalistic experiences as a student, and completed a traineeship at Detail before assuming the role of editor. Julia Liese has a special interest in ecological building and innovative housing concepts, and has had personal experience with building cooperatives: for the last 12 years she has lived in a collectively planned apartment building in Munich.
Photo: Boris Storz
Living in a brick tower
1721 Single-Family House by Harquitectes
In the dense urban fabric of Granollers, Harquitectes have replaced a low flat building with a residential tower out of brick, at the same time responding to the lack of sunlight with an equally-high atrium.
Learning in a wooden building
Elementary School in Munich by Hirner & Riehl
Over the course of an infill project, Hirner & Riehl have built a new elementary school in Munich’s Haidhausen district. Right from the start, a wood-based construction was on the client’s wish list.
Update and expansion
House B-L, A Single-Family Dwelling by Graux & Baeyens
In Destelbergen, a municipality near Ghent, architect Basile Graux has updated and expanded a 1960s-era house for his family and himself.