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A house that is possible after all
DAV Headquarters by Element A Architekten
With a resource-saving wood construction and a clever, low-tech climate concept, Element A Architekten have transformed a former publishing house in Munich into the headquarters for DAV.
A haven in nature
Small Garden Pavilion by Mcmullan Studio
In a commission for the charity organisation Horatio's Garden, the London architectural practice Mcmullan Studio has designed a wooden garden room as a sheltered place for people with spinal injuries to immerse themselves in natural surroundings at all times of the year.
Surrounded by nature
Modular House in Madrid
The DelaVegaCanolasso architecture studio specialize in small houses using modular techniques. In this video, Ignacio de la Vega and Pilar Cano-Lasso shed light on their latest project, the Fresnos house in Madrid.
Windows and facades
What’s behind the Facade? – Editorial Detail 10.2023
Facades have always had many roles to play. They give buildings a face, protect them from the elements, and convey meaning. But what is behind the shell?
Concrete with texture
Flagship Store in Beijing by Neri&Hu
For the Lao Ding Feng baked-goods brand, which was established in Beijing in 1911, Neri&Hu have redesigned an old warehouse formerly devoted to the production of cotton textiles. The brick shell of the existing structure contrasts with the seeming softness of the newly added poured concrete.
Do-it-yourself Building by Boano Prišmontas
At their London workshop, the two architects have developed and produced a building system, based on plug connectors, that enables construction by unskilled workers without heavy tools.
Far More than the Fifth Facade - Editorial Detail 5.2023
Is the time of iconic-laden roof structures over? Current examples show how the roof landscape creates eventful interiors and contributes to the distinctive appearance of architecture.
Sydney Modern by Sanaa
Sanaa’s expansion to the Art Gallery of New South Wales spans the deep lanes of the city’s freeway and creates open spaces, primarily for contemporary Australian art.
Materials and surfaces
Truth to Materials – Editorial Detail 4.2023
The discussion on truth to materials is determined by many aspects, the decisive ones being climate issues.
India’s cultural heritage
Museum of Art and Photography by Mathew & Ghosh Architects
In the Indian metropolis of Bangalore, architects Mathew & Ghosh have realized the Museum of Art and Photography. Collections of South Asian art and culture have been displayed here since the middle of February.
The Rambla Climate House in Spain
In a suburb of the Spanish city of Molina de Segura, Andrés Jaque and his office Offpolinn have created the Rambla Climate House, a single-family dwelling conceived as a climate- and eco-house. The project won the 2022 Simon Architecture Prize.
Hotels, hostels, resorts
Where’s the Journey Headed? – Editorial Detail 3.2023
The current issue of Detail takes a look at new beginnings. Few sectors of the economy were so battered during the corona years as the hotel industry.
Warema Slat tracking
The intelligent Warema control system tracks slats at precise angles to the position of the sun. The ideal slat position keeps out direct sunlight and uses the maximum amount of daylight.
Meet the Architects
DIIIP, Loft M in Cologne
In our video series #Meet the Architects, architects present current projects from their offices. Jochen Reetz from DIIIP explains the design for the Loft M project in Cologne.
Taking Stock – Editorial Detail 1/2.2023
Apart from the ecological, social, and economic necessity to do so, adaptive reuse often raises unforeseen structural and detailing issues, which we address at the start of the year. We document seven selected projects energy-efficient renovations, the addition of new functions to existing buildings, the densification of inner-city areas, and conversion.
Best of 2022
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These three videos have particularly inspired our readers this year.
Structural fire protection
Frame House in California
Mork-Ulnes are designing a single-family house that will withstand future disasters.
The Path to a New Architecture – Editorial Detail 12.2022
“We must become much more effective if we want comprehensive social and ecological transformation,” says the Vienna-based architect Markus Zilker from einzueins architektur.
To learn from nature
Greenhouse in Catalonia
The new research facility of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) was built on a 130-hectare former farm.
Building with bulrushes in Berkeley
Detail Students' Award Goes to the USA
With their Biotic Air Unit 2071 research project, the students of UC Berkeley have demonstrated that a Californian variety of bulrush is a suitable building material.
Reuse Building Materials – Editorial Detail 11.2022
New builds are no longer in keeping with the times. Instead, we need to ask how we can use existing building stock as a resource, reusing bricks, windows, or facade pieces. If the aim is net zero, demolition and landfill disposal must be avoided at all costs. Today, a progressive architecture is one that takes part in the circular economy and reuses building materials.