City density: high, narrow, innovative

The demand for housing in urban areas is growing and growing. The magic word here is redensification. Roofs are being raised, parking spaces converted into building plots, vacant rooms are being re-used and gaps filled. It is precisely when gaps between buildings are filled that elegant and imaginative buildings are created. We present a few interesting examples.

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Architecture and accessibility in harmony

"Since man has been building, architecture has reflected his physical and mental needs. This is what it says on the website of architect Dirk Michalski. What does this sentence mean?

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Accessibility: important for all

Accessibility concerns the whole life: places, spaces and also means of communication. If these cannot be used barrier-free, those affected - these can be old and young people with disabilities or temporary restrictions - are unable to participate in cultural and political life as well as in work and leisure. Accessibility concerns us all.

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Biophilic Design: bringing nature into architecture

Biophilia is the passionate love of life and all living things; it is the desire to promote growth, whether it is a person, a plant, an idea or a social group.

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Niches in the bathroom - aesthetic-functional design solutions

The image of the niche has been renewed: innovative possibilities have been discovered to design with it and to make optimal use of space potential.

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After comes off hard. Therefore: glue instead of drilling

Modern adhesive technology opens up completely new possibilities for the designer in interior design, as it offers numerous advantages over other joining techniques.

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Building solutions from emco - Which clean off system for which type of building?

Buildings are individual in their form, character and use - so each planning task poses completely different challenges depending on the type of property and task (new construction, renovation, conversion, etc.).

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I fight for the reputation of plastic

400 Fontanes, 500 Beethovens, 600 Nuremberg Madonnas: Ottmar Hörl is famous for his monumental sculptures of plastic figures.

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Versatility: Contemporary living in Portugal

Building homes has to be one of the most interesting aspects of an architect’s work.

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Atmospheric connections Transitions between buildings

When two buildings are connected, transitions of special quality and specific atmosphere are often created.

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How flexible workplaces are changing the world

Arguably, Greek philosopher Diogenes invented the very first flexible workplace.

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Minimalist architecture for quality time in nature

After the presentation of several prototypes during the Tokyo Design Week in 2015, the minimalist weekend houses by Muji are now available to buy in Japan from autumn 2017.

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Weaving at the Bauhaus

The Bauhaus, the birthplace of classical modernism, stands today for many, above all, for new principles in architecture.

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Design as backdrop - Interview with architect Tobias Koch

What makes good hotel design? We met Tobias Koch, Associate and Architect Concrete Amsterdam, in Stuttgart, where he was a speaker at the symposium "Trends in Hotel Design", which was supported and accompanied in the proven manner by emco as a partner.

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“Architecture is not an end in itself.” In conversation with architect Daniel Schneider.

We are meeting Daniel Schneider from the architects Monoplan at the “Trends in hotel design“ technical symposium in Hamburg, to discuss architecture, interior design, and branding.

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Bali: "Chameleon-Manison" A property "disappears" in its surroundings

The architects of WOMhouse designed the so-called "Chameleon Villa" in a village in the southwest coastal region of Bali.

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Jungle feeling at the airport Changi Airport in Singapore

Changi Airport in Singapore is one of the largest airports in Asia.

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Airport Guelmim Atmospheric with the landscape

The new airport of Guelmim in Morocco is integrated into an existing military infrastructure located about three kilometers north of the city.

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Khmer modernity: A stadium like a temple

A competition venue of a special kind: the stadium of the capital Phnom Penh with its clear forms and unique concrete construction is one of the most fascinating examples of Cambodian architecture of the 1960s.

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Außenansicht der Jávri Lodge in Finnland

Architecture for the Northern Lights: Jávri Lodge in Finland

Jávri Lodge is a boutique hotel in Saariselkä, Finland.

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The principle of the bicycle wheel Modernized stadium in Chorzów

In Chorzów, Poland, a new roofing of the stadium Śląski ensures that the audience is always dry.

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Blick auf die komplett verspiegelte Fassade des Mirror Houses.

Architecture at one with nature Mirror Houses

Architecture in Italy to emphasise and reflect the natural beauty of the mountains: in the 1960s, a traditional farmhouse stood here, not far from the small Italian town of Bolzano in Italy.

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Blick auf die unregelmäßuge Außenfassade

Place of longing Valletta At home with Ray

A few years ago an Englishman named Ray came to Malta, a friend of the arts, fell in love with the capital Valletta and started looking for a house there.

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Das Restaurant Heritage in Hamburg.

Interior designer Florian Kienast talks about hotel design

We met up with Florian Kienast in Munich during the "F&B in the hotel industry" trade symposium , where the Lüneburg-based interior designer was giving a presentation about room concepts and efficient use of space in hotel catering.

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Die Statue von Niki de Saint phalle vor dem Gebäude.

Architecture as a forum for art

Art has many forms, but it always needs a stage – whether this is in a public space, museum or theatre.

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Entwurf von Häusern auf dem Mond

Architecture on the moon

In cooperation with Alta SpA, Monolite UK and the Scuola Superiore Sant 'Anna, Foster + Partners is responsible for the ESA project, which provides for the construction of a stable building on the moon.

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Blick in die komplett organisch abgerundete Küche der Villa

Fascinating interiors under dunes

An idyll like from the Shire: The organic house - la casa orgánica - was built in 1985 in the hills northwest of Mexico City.

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Außenansicht Herlev-Hospitals

Architecture for healthcare

It has been proven that a look into the countryside increases the sense of well-being. This can be all the more important when you are ill.

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Darstellung des Orakels von Delphi

From vision to reality - finding enlightenment ...

For former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, it was an easy matter: "If you have a vision, you should go to the doctor.”

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The stuff that the arts are made of

In purely linguistic terms, you have to make art out of plastic, as the name suggests something completely different from disposable cutlery and disposable bags.

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Futuristic architecture

The Turkish architectural practice Melike Altınışık Architects (MAA) has won the international bid for the Robot Science Museum in Seoul (South Korea).

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