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
Shopping in a house of mirrors
Retail Space by Dongqi Design in Shanghai
Dongqi Design's unique concept for a former factory in Shanghai merges past and future to create an unforgettable shopping experience.
Lighting & Interiors
Light for Daily Life – Editorial Detail 10.2022
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.
A Spectacular Roofscape
Google Bay View by BIG and Heatherwick Studio
The first Google campus –designed by BIG Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios in collaboration with Google’s design and engineering team – has opened in Silicon Valley.
Demountable solid wood building
Rinteln Integrated Comprehensive School by Bez + Kock
The largest timber-built school in northern Germany has been erected in Rinteln in Lower Saxony. The integrated comprehensive school by Bez + Kock offers space for 900 students and scores in terms of energy efficiency.
Islamic Religious and Cultural Centre in Ljubljana
Bevk Perović create Slovenia’s first mosque. A suspended canopy with a diameter of 19.30 m consisting of blue textile symbolises the heavens above the prayer room.
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.
A depository for raw materials
Fire Station by Wulf Architekten
The fire station by Wulf Architekten in the northern Black Forest offers a highly functional work area made of materials that are certified as healthy. At the end of their life cycle, the components can be sorted by type and recycled according to the principles of Cradle to Cradle.
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.