?From the great beyond into the present? ? an interview with Jo Lendle

Hanser publisher Jo Lendle talks about gentle adjustments of languages and marketing strategies.... more more

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Ascent into Antwerp

Wednesday 25 May 2011

The old harbour situated just north of the old city of Antwerp is being infused with new life as a cultural and residential district. Featuring buildings by some of today's best known names in architecture, its latest landmark is the city historical Museum aan de Stroom by Neutelings & Riedijk, which was inaugurated last week. By Roman Hollenstein
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A victory for architecture

Monday 9 March, 2009

TeaserPicThe doors have just opened on the third major rennovation project on Berlin's Museum Island. British architect David Chipperfield has revealed the vestiges of history in the Neues Museum. By Bernhard Schulz
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Blueprint for power

Tuesday 1 July, 2008

Since the beginning of the year, the German feuilletons have been probing the relationship between architecture and morality. Their interest was kindled by the publication of Deyan Sudjic's book "The Edifice Complex: How the Rich and Powerful Shape the World", which came out in 2006, and examines the role of European architects in non-democratic states such as China and Libya. We take a look at how the debate developed.
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Building on the past

Monday 24 September, 2007

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor's new Kolumba art museum for the Archbishopric of Cologne is magnificently successful, in terms of both material presence and dignified handling of the past. Sitting astride a Gothic church, an archeological site and a 1950s chapel, it builds on a history stretching back thousands of years. By Jörg Biesler

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Modernism enters the museum

Monday 6 August, 2007

Berlin's famed housing settlements from the Weimar Republic are competing to join the Unesco list of world heritage sites, with the help of an exhibition in the Bauhaus Archiv. A critical look is being taken at the ideas of architects like Bruno Taut and Walter Gropius. By Dankwart Guratzsch
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Antwerp cool

Tuesday April 10, 2007

With its bold fashion and design, the city of Antwerp has established itself in recent years as the style capital of the Dutch-speaking world. Yet architecture is also big in the city. The "deSingel" cultural centre features an elegant, understated - in a word cool - show on SANAA architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. By Roman Hollenstein
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Building for the bad

Monday 22 January, 2007

Be it in St. Petersburg, Beijing or Dubai, the stars of international architecture are only too happy to work for tyrants and autocrats. Although some German contractors active in China seem to feel a sense of unease, the profitability and the quick emancipation right after the planning phase are powerful magnets. Yet precisely these might make the terrain a museum of structural damage. By Alexander Hosch
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The bellyache of an architect

Thursday 30 November, 2006

On November 28, the Berlin District Court ruled that the German rail company Deutsche Bahn will have to rebuild the entire underground ceiling of the Berlin's new Hauptbahnhof, in line with architect Meinhard von Gerkan's orginal plans. The verdict sets a spectacular precedent in architectural intellectual property law. By Andreas Zielcke
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Tallinn's art rumour

Thursday 8 March, 2006

With the new KUMU - meaning rumour - Estonia has acquired the first major showcase for its art treasures. The museum complex designed by Finnish architect Pekka Juhani Vapaavuori houses temporary exhibitions and 300 years of national artworks. By Holger Klemm (Photo: Kaido Haagen)
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Bodily harm to a train station

Thursday 24 November, 2005

A visual disaster for today's Germany: the disfigurement of a splendid new train station in the heart of Berlin. By Horst Bredekamp (Image © GMP)
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Mr Metabolism

Wednesday 5 October, 2005

Marx said, the point is to change the world. It's a philosophy that Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa has lived to the full. The Deutsche Architektur Zentrum in Berlin is currently showing showing a selection of his dynamic work. By Ronald Berg
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Leipzig's urban facelift

Wednesday 25 May, 2005

When diggers drove up to demolish a neo-classical building in Leipzig, the citizens took to the streets. The city's "building safeguard programme" was created to preserve Leipzig's architectural flair. But is it preserving the wrong buildings? By Dankwart Guratzsch
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