Energy-plus building with a terracotta shell
Lycée Simone Veil near Montpellier by Hellin Sebbag
A wooden construction, power generated by a photovoltaic system and heating and cooling with geothermal pumps make the Lycée Simone Veil, a high school in the southwestern French town of Gignac, an ecological showcase.
Beneath the red canopy
Redesigned Bookshop at HKW by Sauerbruch Hutton
With minimal interventions and reused elements from previous exhibitions, Sauerbruch Hutton have transformed part of the entrance hall at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt [Engl.: House of the World’s Cultures] into a bookshop.
Solid timber construction and wood fibre insulation
Daycare Centre in the Upper Palatinate by Berschneider + Berschneider
The architects of the St. Anton Daycare Centre in Freiystadt-Möning, Upper Palatinate opted for renewable resources and use of an energy-efficient heat pump for heating purposes.
An ambiguous sacred space
Señor de Tula Church in Jojutla by Dellekamp/Schleich and Agenda
A large roof of vaulted brick, a half-sunken nave – no more was needed for the architects from Dellekamp/Schleich and Agenda to rebuild the Señor de Tula Sanctuary in southern Mexico.
34 Nominations for the 2022/23 International High-Rise Award
This year, the short list for the 2022/23 International High-Rise Award includes two contestants from Frankfurt am Main. The Deutsches Architekturmuseum has selected 34 different high-rise projects from around the world.
Señor de Tula Church in Jojutla by Dellekamp/Schleich
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
Stopover on the Way of St. James
Restoration of a Hermitage in Aragon by Sebastián Arquitectos
Refurbishment of the San Juan de Ruesta Hermitage is the latest project by Sebastián Arquitectos. The architects consolidated the building with care, in the process making it once again a resting place for pilgrims on the St. James Way.
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.
Creative platform in the sea
Floating Music Hub in Cap Verde by NLÉ
How can coastal cities adapt to rising sea levels? Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi, who works in Lagos and Amsterdam, seeks answers to climate change.
Creativity in a bamboo grove
A Day at Mia Design Studio
Plants in the workplace promote creativity and contribute to employee satisfaction. This is why Mia Design Studio created their new office with a clear focus on a green environment.
Nature on the roof
Maggie’s Centre Leeds by Heatherwick Studio
A lush, walkable garden is flourishing on the three cascade-like, layered roofs at Maggie’s Leeds. The supporting structure is formed with radially arranged fins made of glulam timber.
Best of Digital Lab
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.
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.
Vines of corten steel
The Vanished House in Wuhan by Field Conforming Studio
In the beginning was the sketch, at the end the laser cutter. For this delicate house sculpture of Corten steel, the architects from Field Conforming Studio used the entire palette of analog and digital design methods.