For the last 20 years, the current Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Detail has been involved in the communication of architecture. After graduating from the University of Karlsruhe with a degree in architecture in 2000, he completed a traineeship at the architecture magazine AIT, where he worked as an editor and as director of corporate publishing. Jakob Schoof joined Detail in 2009, where he has been responsible for the Detail Green series of magazines and books on sustainable building, as well as for structure, a magazine on structural design.
Picture: Jakob Schoof
Foresight. Sustainable architecture with glass
The architecture congress "Weitblick" on September 22 in Düsseldorf shows the enormous design diversity of glass building envelopes - and raises the question of what contribution glass facades can make against climate change.
Infill development as a wooden construction
The Jaurès Petit Apartment House by archi5 in Paris
Near the Parc de la Villette in Paris, archi5 have replaced an eight-storey parkade with social living space in the form of a wood-frame construction.
A windmill with a new inner life
Windmill House by Lublin
Column shafts and natural-stone blocks have always been used as spolia. But wooden boards and windmill blades? These historical elements grace Windmill House, which was designed by Michał Kucharski, Mateusz Piwowarski and Sylwia Ciesielska in the Poland’s eastern region of Lublin.
A single-family home on a leftover inner-city lot
Catching Sun House by Studioshaw in London
Hide and seek in London’s Walthamstow district: this new residence by architect Mark Shaw eliminates lines of sight to the neighbouring gardens, yet allows light to fall into the house. The result is a retroactive densification project with a clever daylight concept.
BIM strategies in architectural offices
Good Communication and Unnecessary Sources of Error
BIM has made it much easier for planning teams to coordinate, says Alexander Dal of O&O Baukunst. So why in the world do general contractors still often build their own 3D models?
Atatürk Cultural Centre in Istanbul by Tabanlıoğlu Architects
For the third time after 1969 and 1977, the Atatürk Cultural Centre has been inaugurated on Istanbul’s Taksim Square, but in an expanded form strongly reminiscent of the original architecture.