Press services - archive 2020
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Here you can find out about new publications,
exhibitions, book launches, events.
In addition, texts and images are available for the members of the press. Copyrighted images can be sent on request.
Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi
The History of Architecture
From the Avant-Garde Towards the Present. A Comprehensive Chronicle of 20th and 21st Century Buildings
The history of modern architecture to the present day is varied, often contradicting - which can sometimes be confusing to the interested layperson. All the different movements, positions and trends make it difficult to get an overview and at the same time deeper understanding of modern and contemporary architecture. The Italian architecture historian and critic Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi has written an easily understandable and intelligible history of architecture which is now available in English from DOM publishers: The History of Architecture. From the Avant-Garde Towards the Present.
The new Schindler Campus: a symbiosis of architecture, landscape
Burckhardt+Partner have completed the Schindler Campus in Ebikon
The architects of Burckhardt+Partner AG have transformed the former Schindler Areal into a modern campus. The new building ensemble and a range of legacy structures frame a newly designed park landscape. In this concept, architecture and landscape complement one another and thus create a special working environment. The new building with the staff restaurant and the Schindler City Center has now been completed.
SSA Architekten, Basel, Switzerland
Sustainable architecture in an urban context
The last apartments in the SSA Architekten-designed Weltpostpark development are now occupied. The striking six-storey residential buildings have an urban feel about them, while the park-like surroundings and the varied clinker brick facades create a homely atmosphere. What's more, the high-quality architecture also includes affordable residential units and the development's demand for energy is met in its entirety by regenerative resources.
September 5 - November 22, 2020
urbainable – stadthaltig. Positions on the European City for the 21st Century
An exhibition by members of the Architecture Section of the Akademie der Künste
5. September – 22. November 2020, Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, Berlin, all halls
Its adaptability and innovative strength have made the "European city" a successful model since ancient times. But, is it still able to meet the great challenges of the 21st century? In its title urbainable – stadthaltig, the latest exhibition by the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, follows the hypothesis that sustainability and the city cannot be seen in isolation from one other. It addresses the role of the European city in the age of global warming, digitalisation, demographic change and the breakdown of traditional social networks.
Trails, Tracks & Traces
The architect and urban planner Klaus Humpert has been dealing with the phenomenon of human walking for decades. He has looked for trails, tracks, and slopes in order to deduce a system, a law. Because these paths, whether shortcuts or detours, are the unadulterated human walking programs etched in the ground, regardless of the given route networks - and knowledge about them can be integrated into urban planning. The book Trails, Tracks & Traces, now available in English by edition esefeld & traub, summarizes these studies on the phenomenon.
Natascha Meuser (ed)
Be it crèche, kindergarten, or preschool: designing childcare facilities for children raises lots of - often conflicting - challenges for architects. In the manual Childcare Facilities editor Natascha Meuser has assembled a number of experts who provide an in-depth analysis of this building typology from a critical and specialist point of view and to an extent previously not seen before.
Fritz Neumeyer (ed)
The Lost, Last Words of Mies van der Rohe
The Lohan Tapes from 1969
The German-American architect Dirk Lohan began to record his conversations with his grandfather Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the summer of 1969. The Lost, Last Words of Mies van der Rohe presents this text in its entirety for the very first time.
Faouzia Ben Khoud
Architectural Guide Tunis
The Architectural Guide Tunis presents more than 100 buildings from both the Tunisian capital and its surroundings. For the guide the Tunesian architect Faouzia Ben Khoud chose buildings ranging from antiquity to today. Under Phoenician rule the city remained in the shadow of Carthage, but then Tunis and its Medina - which is recognised as one of the best preserved historic cities in the Arab world - flourished from the 7th century AD onwards, becoming a crucible for different cultures.
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.