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Architecture | Topics | Magazine 5/2015

Breathing concrete: Smokers’ pavilion as a complex organism

Despite its materiality, it does not seem either massive or monolithic thanks to a special manufacturing method for translucent concrete.

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Research, development and daring – Frei Otto wins the Pritzker Prize

This year’s Pritzker Prize has been posthumously awarded to the German architect and researcher Frei Otto, whose work was – and remains – groundbreaking for architecture in the post-war era.

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Harumi high-rise apartments in Tokyo

Just next door to the land set aside for the 2020 Olympic Games, the first of two planned high-rise towers above the bank of the canal, captivating viewers with its clear geometry.

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Architecture | Topics | Magazine 5/2015

Wooden texture: Single-family home in Austria

Innauer Matt Architekten have calmly set the »House for Julia and Björn« into the rural forest near Bregenz, Austria. It has a special feature: a delicate woven façade of wooden strips.

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Low-price living for 250 Euros: Shabbyshabby Apartments in Munich

This September Munich, currently Germany’s most expensive housing market, will become the scene of an experiment.

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2015 AIA Top Ten Green Projects

The American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment have selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects.

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University Center – The New School - 2015 AIA Top Ten Green Project

The LEED Gold building provides space for all aspects of a traditional campus, with 200,000 square feet of academic space on the first seven floors and 150,000 square feet for a 600 bed student ...

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Tassafaronga Village - 2015 AIA Top Ten Green Project

Deep roof overhangs, fin walls, site plantings, and thoughtful window placement provide resilience against heat spikes, relieving high southern and hot western sun.

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Architecture | Topics | Magazine 4/2015

Modular wooden building with a membrane skin: Stuttgart’s experimental B10 House

With this plus-energy structure, Werner Sobek has set the standard for sustainable building in an historical context.

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Clever addition: Temporary seminar building for RWTH Aachen

After the failed preliminary planning for the institute’s parking lot, more room for students was required because of the two-year programs.

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