Magazine 7+8/2015

Solid Forms of Construction

Solid Forms of Construction

Photo: Åke E:son Lindman, S–Stockholm

Solid forms of construction signify permanence and secureness. And durability suggests a long life span – and low maintenance costs.

An alpine chalet by meck architekten, for example, employs solid wood for everything from the load-bearing components to the tabletop. For the design of a residence with cyclopean stonework in Peru, Longhi Architects takes cues from Incan principles. At a new academic building at a university in Mittweida, Georg Bumiller stacks black prefabricated concrete units.

The horizontal layering of the stone building envelope at a priory church in Leipzig by Ansgar and Benedikt Schulz emphasizes the material’s sensuous properties. And we also present an exception: the temporary structures at the Expo in Milan.

Solid Forms of Construction

Photo: Werner Huthmacher, D–Berlin

Solid Forms of Construction

Photo: Michael Heinrich, D–Munich

Solid Forms of Construction

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