A built corporate logo
Aldi Nord Headquarters by Baid Architekten in Essen
Aldi can do architecture, too: the company demonstrates this with its 100 000 m² office complex by Baid Architekten in the industrial area of Essen-Kray.
Eighteen storeys for health
Cadix Hospital in Antwerp by Robbrecht en Daem
The new central hospital in the old port district of Cadix overwhelms with its size, but also offers its users quality of stay.
A neverending reconstruction story
Villa Lónyay-Hatvany in Budapest by Bord Architectural Studio
Inside and beneath the rebuilt ministers’ and industrialists’ villas in the castle district of Budapest, the remains of Ottoman walls, Classicist facades and a modern, technical inner life come together.
Learning in the green
Primary School in Valais by Office Oblique
Against the backdrop of the Bernese Alps, the Zurich architecture studio have added an expandable primary school in a raiment of green to the existing school campus in Naters.
Bundanon Art Museum by Kerstin Thompson Architects
The Tree, My Roommate
Especially in big dense cities, roofs and facades are the only places left to make things greener. Figures show that governments and developers taking action. For example, nearly 8 km2 of green roofs – the equivalent of about 1,100 soccer fields – were installed in Germany in 2020. It seems the question is no longer whether greenery on buildings is the future, but how much and what form it should take. Our selection of projects related to green cities shows the diverse forms that green buildings can take. Enjoy the issue! Jakob Schoof
From farm to artists’ residence
Güldenhof in Stechlin by Heim Balp Architekten
In the Brandenburg town of Stechlin, Heim Balp Architekten have refurbished an old four-sided farm complex as a communal living and working space for conceptual artist Danh Võ and his colleagues.
Best of Living
Attic Enlargement Carried out by Piertzovanis Toews in Basel
The Piertzovanis Toews practice has enlarged the attic of a house in Basel. The architects went for a structurally unconventional solution in creating space for a studio and a guestroom.
Contoured skeleton structure
Earth House near Osaka by Tomohiro Hata
Oblique steel supports, deeply cantilevered floor slabs, abundant greenery on every storey – all this characterizes the single-family home north of Osaka designed by Tomohiro Hata for a family of three.
Urban living and working
Renovated Residence by Jonathan Tuckey Design
With the Urban Barn in London, British studio Jonathan Tuckey Design has united an old carpentry workshop, a main house and three garages into a charming residence with an atelier.
Best of Digital Lab
Produced using a 3D printer
Oregon Dragon Bench by Joris Laarman
The Dutch designer Joris Laarman has devised a 10 m sculptural bench for the Nike Campus in the U.S. state of Oregon. The object was produced in stainless steel with the help of a 3D printer.
LivMats Pavillon in Freiburg
As the first building with a load-bearing structure to be made entirely of robotically wound flax fibre, the livMatS Pavilion in the Botanical Garden of the University of Freiburg is an important milestone towards sustainability in architecture.