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Posts tagged 'Berlin'

OMA transforms historic Berlin department store 

The first phase of the practice’s redesign of Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) – the largest department store in continental Europe – has opened to the

Architecture

Berlin student housing designed with co-working spaces

Civilian’s two buildings for Bard College Berlin respond to local architecture and include brightly coloured communal study and social spaces New York-based architecture and interiors

Architecture

Neue Nationalgalerie reopens after ‘surgical’ restoration by David Chipperfield

The iconic Berlin gallery designed by Mies van der Rohe underwent an extensive refurbishment which balanced conservation with future needs The Neue Nationalgalerie, the modernist

Architecture

Neue Nationalgalerie by Mies van der Rohe

Why Mies van der Rohe’s final building is perhaps his most iconic. By Beatrice Galilee It was in Berlin that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began

ICON 066 | December 2008

Hyper-gentrification in Berlin has transformed how the city functions

Rapid transformation has reunified the formerly divided city – but also shown the necessity of political and planning interventions Words by Jonathan Rock Rokem Modern

Cities

The Bierpinsel, Berlin

A 1970s landmark that was left to rot is being pulled back into the city’s consciousness Drivers entering Berlin from the south may worry that

Icon of the Month

Bikini Berlin

At this time of hyper-commercialism, the German mall is bucking the trend with a Christmas market that focuses on independent design brands and a changing

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Berlin branding

With its vibrant culture and tumultuous, divided history, the German capital has many identities. Can they be unified in a single logo? Berlin seems to

Rethink

American Academy in Berlin by Barkow Leibinger

From the architect’s elegant glazed pavilion, visiting scholars and artists can gaze out on the Greater Wannsee for inspiration The American Academy in Berlin is

News

Channa Horwitz: Counting in Eight, Moving in Colour

The first major retrospective of the visual artist revealed the strict processes, rules and systems behind her work It was during a game of tennis,

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Mac Collins wins Design Museum’s new annual prize

Levi’s launches recycled and recyclable jeans

Vietnamese tea factory transformed into museum

Hands-free function and hand-crafted form, from VOLA

Superflex co-designs play sculptures with children in Denmark

Foster + Partners designs Datong Art Museum

Women of architecture celebrated in MAXXI exhibition

In Canada, a Passive House community centre focused on social inclusivity

The architecture of Chanel – in pictures


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

A look at the life of designer-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Mac Collins wins Design Museum’s new annual prize

Levi’s launches recycled and recyclable jeans

Vietnamese tea factory transformed into museum

Hands-free function and hand-crafted form, from VOLA

Superflex co-designs play sculptures with children in Denmark

Foster + Partners designs Datong Art Museum

Women of architecture celebrated in MAXXI exhibition

In Canada, a Passive House community centre focused on social inclusivity

The architecture of Chanel – in pictures


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ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

UK Construction Week

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality