Two Studio Buildings in London by Barozzi Veiga
For London’s new Design District on the Greenwich Peninsula, Barozzi Veiga have created two aesthetically sleek new buildings that differ little apart from their facade colours.
A new building in an historical context
Magdalene College Library in Cambridge
With the New Library at Magdalene College, Níall McLaughlin Architects add a contemporary note to the historical brick architecture of the university town without breaking with tradition.
Back then in the office
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.
Mass is more versus less is more
Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona - but Made of Wood, Please
Climate neutrality was not an issue for Mies van der Rohe when he designed the pavilion for the 1929 World's Fair. But how would he build it today? Would he replace marble and travertine with wood?
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.
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
From barn to home
Multi-Family Wooden House by Lukas Imhof
On the foundations of a barn once destroyed by fire, Lukas Imhof Architektur have erected a multi-family house. Built entirely of wood, the new structure in Oberaach offers communal living space under a single roof.
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.
More on the Topic Building Simply
Low budget refurbishment
Saltholme Bird Hide by Child Graddon Lewis
Child Graddon Lewis has refurbished a bird watching station at Saltholme nature reserve near Middlesbrough, England, with a minimum of means.
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 Digital Lab
Habitat capsule in St. Gallen
The World’s Largest 3D-Printed Polymer Structure
Currently the world’s largest 3D-printed polymer structure, the Rosenberg Space Habitat (RSH) – a.k.a. Rosie – was developed by Saga Space Architects with and for the pupils of St. Gallen’s Institut auf dem Rosenberg school. Nearly 7 m tall, the habitat capsule offers three levels for two space travellers.
Latest results in computational design
Stuttgart Week of Advancing Architecture, Engineering & Construction
From 10 to 14 October 2022, the IntCDC Excellence Cluster will be holding the Stuttgart Week of Advancing Architecture, Engineering & Construction at Stuttgart University. The specialist lectures in in English are aimed at a wide section of the public and will be easily comprehensible.