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The Nuclear Dream
The Hidden World of Atomic Energy
The peaceful use of atomic energy was the most momentous utopian technical undertaking in German post-war history and led to one of the country’s greatest social conflicts. Although iconic domes and cooling towers have become symbols of this technology, the rest of the nuclear world is practically invisible. Almost no one gets a chance to enter one of these structures. What do the monumental cooling towers or control rooms look like from inside? Which one of us can take a ride on a handling machine or in a crane cab over reactor cores, wander between enrichment centrifuges or pick up a uranium pellet?
Edited by Matthias Höhne on behalf of the Hochschule Anhalt / Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
Next to Bauhaus 2
Dessauer Schule – Dessau School of Architecture
The Bauhaus centenary might be over, but the Bauhaus tradition persists. This is clearly shown in the Dessau School of Architecture's new annual Next to Bauhaus 2. The second volume of documentation on the research and teachings by the Faculty of Architecture, Facility Management and Spatial Information of the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences provides an overview of the work and legacy of lecturers and students of the Dessau campus and conveys the idea of a "New Bauhaus" with academic aspirations and a clear commitment to the great example that has previously been set.
Yorck Förster, Christina Gräwe, Peter Cachola Schmal (Eds.)
German Architecture Annual 2020
The DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany 2020 has been awarded to David Chipperfield Architects for the James-Simon-Galerie in Berlin. The German Architecture Annual 2020 presents the 26 projects built in Germany and overseas by German architects that were shortlisted by a jury for the DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany 2020 in a series of reviews by respected authors.
Submissions from 3 March to 30 April 2020
DETAIL Prize 2020
The DETAIL Prize 2020 announced – Wanted: Outstanding architecture
The DETAIL Prize is awarded for future-oriented, innovative and authoritative projects with outstanding architectural and technical qualities. From 2 March to 30 April 2020, planners can submit projects realised anywhere in the world for all building types that are characterised by special details within a coherent overall concept. In addition to the main prize, for the first time a prize will be awarded for an outstanding project built by a school of architecture.
Moritz Henning/Walter Koditek
Architectural Guide Phnom Penh
With 141 examples from the city's four main phases of development the Architectural Guide Phnom Penh presents a comprehensive overview of the built heritage, illustrated with contemporary and historical photographs. Phnom Penh was founded in the fifteenth century, and then planned and expanded during the French Protectorate (1863–1953). Early religious and vernacular buildings, the glittering structures of the Royal Palace, and French colonial buildings already coexisted when the ‘New Khmer Architecture’ was developed the period following independence in 1953.