- published: 23 Mar 2017
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This year, the world's most prestigious architecture award will go to RCR Arquitectes. The three architects from Catalonia use modern materials such as glass, plastic, and recycled steel, and incorporate landscapes into their constructions. For more go to http://www.dw.com/en/spanish-trio-wins-the-2017-pritzker-architecture-prize/a-37773893
A straightforward passive house wasn't challenging enough for architect Manfred Lux. So when he designed his family home near the Bavarian city of Augsburg, he built it in the shape of an octagon. More Euromaxx: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/euromaxx/s-7555 https://www.facebook.com/dw.euromaxx/ https://twitter.com/dw_euromaxx
In our series we feature six people who make a living for themselves up in the mountains. Today we look at the work of the international architectural firm Plasma Studio which has overcome the challenges of working at high altitudes and created some fascinating buildings. We meet architect Ulla Hell in Sexten, a village in the Italian Dolomites, who shows us around. More Euromaxx: http://www.dw.de/program/euromaxx/s-7555-9798
Architectural competition entry produced for 3XN. 3XN provided the winning entry ahead of international star architects including amongst others the renowned Sir Norman Foster. The new DB headquarters, the Cube, is located on the prestigious Washington Platz in the very centre of Berlin, surrounded by the Parliament, the famous Tiergarten and the Lehrter Bahnhof central station. Working with 3XN, Cadpeople have produced the film entry, including 3D images and animated material for the competition. Client: 3XN
Wood is important in modern architecture. New processing techniques allow architects a growing number of possibilities.
Where do German Architects build? What's it like to compete for contracts internationally? And how do they balance the difficult situations posed by dream opportunities with the harsher realities of demanding clients?
Architect Armin Pedevilla home in South Tyrol was inspired by traditional local farmhouses. For his house in the Dolomite, he only used native woods and gave regional ornamental styles and features such as gable roofs or balconies a modern twist. More Euromaxx: http://www.dw.de/euromaxx-lifestyle-europe-2015-01-08/e-18130391-9798
160 pavillions were specifically built for the 145 countries taking part in the Expo Milan 2015, using lots of wood, hanging gardens and open constructions. Architects were faced with the problem of building representative structures on a small area, while keeping with the theme of the Expo: sustainabiltiy. More Euromaxx: http://www.dw.de/program/euromaxx/s-7555-9798
A new church building in Leipzig is nominated for an award at the World Architecture Festival. It has a stunning modern design and focuses on sustainability and regional design. For more go to http://www.dw.com/en/program/euromaxx/s-7555-9798
Small Wooden House in Bavaria, Germany Architects: Christine Arnhard & Markus Eck arnhardundeck.de Photos: Florian Holzherr florian-holzherr.com Location: Bavaria, Germany House Size: 13 x 4 m (42.65 x 13 ft) “The intention of our work was to show that the quality of a building is defined by its proportions, materials and structures, not only by its size,” say Christine Arnhard and Markus Eck. CREDITS: Music: My Christmas List by Josh Woodward http://www.joshwoodward.com/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
For 15 years, Eckhard Gerber's company has been constructing buildings in Saudi Arabia. While some would criticize him for working in a country that curtails women's rights, he's a believer in change through rapprochement. Arts.21 had the rare opportunity to film in Saudi Arabia and get a behind the scenes look at Gerber's newest project: the new King Fahad National Library in Riyadh. More information: http://www.dw.de/program/arts21/s-7885-9798
100 years ago, Walter Gropius laid the foundation for modern architecture with his design for the Fagus shoe last factory. Today the building is world-famous, and an early example of how German companies like to boost their image with innovative premises.Porsche and Trumpf are among the companies whose headquarters are housed in eye-catching architecture. ARTS.21discusses the phenomenon with architects and critics.
The "Casa Levene" designed by Eduardo Arroyo is one of the most lauded architectural designs in Spain in the last few years. The towering pine forest was to remain intact, so the house was designed around the trees. More from this edition of Euromaxx: http://www.dw.com/en/euromaxx-lifestyle-europe-2016-04-28/e-19167600-9798
The Pritzker Architecture Prize is one of the field's top honors and Eduardo Souto de Moura of Portugal was selected for the 2011 award. The Porto-based architect was chosen for his consistent use of simple forms and his careful selection of building materials. Among Souto de Moura's most famous works are Braga football stadium and the Burgo Tower in Porto.