The Munich native studied architecture in her home town and in London. As the youngest graduate of her year and with a British degree in her pocket, she decided to move to Hong Kong, where she worked in graphic design and architecture. Back in Germany, she worked for five years on the planning of laboratory and university buildings before joining Detail as an editor in 1999. She has also taken time off to plan and build small social projects in Sri Lanka and Uganda. In additional to her work at Detail she has also conducted seminars for architects on architectural writing and publishing
Photo: Markus Majoko
Building with earth
Social Housing Construction on Ibiza
Innovative social housing in Catalonia makes the headlines again and again. Now the Barcelona-based architectural duo Peris + Toral have built 43 publicly assisted apartments out of the natural construction material of compressed earth.
Subsidized living in Catalonia
47 Apartments by Dataae + Narch + Maira Arquitectes
Wooden buildings for subsidized apartments are rather rare in Europe. It is all the more amazing that these ones have been erected in stony Barcelona, a city that is drawing increasing attention with its innovative social housing.
A walnut wall and modernism
Apartment in Barcelona by Raúl Sánchez
Architects love Barcelona for its Catalan Art Nouveau style, which is locally known as Modernism. Raúl Sánchez Architects have linked the charm of times gone by with contemporary design and generous shots of colour.