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Irina Kromayer designs Château Royal hotel to feel “authentic” rather than retro

January 24, 2023 Alyn Griffiths 0

Interior architect Irina Kromayer has overseen the design of Berlin’s Château Royal hotel, creating a series of eclectic spaces that reference the heyday of the German capital at the turn of the 20th century. The 93-room Château Royal is located in the heart of Mitte, on a street parallel to Unter den Linden boulevard and close

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Coordination merges Berlin attic apartments to create artsy penthouse

December 16, 2022 Natasha Levy 0

Design studio Coordination has combined two attic apartments into a single penthouse in Berlin, crafting its interiors around the owner’s art collection. The formerly separate attic apartments were added to the 19th-century residential building in the 1990s. By bringing them together, Coordination created a spacious penthouse of 131 square metres, with a floorplan that is

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AMUNT creates staggered geometry for Black Forest holiday cabin

December 14, 2022 Amy Frearson 0

German architecture office AMUNT has created a new version of the humble timber holiday cabin, featuring raised floors, split-level living spaces and a huge sloping roof. Haus am Hang – which translates as House on a Hill – is a family holiday home in Menzenschwand, in the south of Germany’s Black Forest. The design is by AMUNT’s

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Museum of the 20th Century an “environmental disgrace” say critics

November 30, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0

Environmentalists and architecture critics have raised concerns about the carbon footprint of a major new museum for modern art designed by Herzog & de Meuron, which is under construction in Berlin. Due to its complex air conditioning system, the Museum of the 20th Century will use four times as much energy as a nearby museum

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Axel Arigato rejects “McDonald’s approach” to interiors with Berlin flagship store

November 25, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0

Travertine displays that double as DJ podiums feature alongside glistening butter-yellow columns in Axel Arigato’s Berlin outpost, which the streetwear label has designed together with longtime collaborator Halleroed. The brand’s flagship boutique is set in the central Scheunenviertel neighbourhood, across the ground floor of a prefabricated concrete Plattenbau building typical of post-war East Germany. Stockholm design

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Seven Munich architecture studios documented by Marc Goodwin

November 17, 2022 James Parkes 0

Architectural photographer Marc Goodwin has captured seven workspaces in Munich for the final installation of his series documenting architecture studios in Germany. Goodwin, who is the founder of architectural photography studio Archmospheres, took the images of Munich architecture studios as part of his recent series that has so far documented workspaces in Stuttgart, Frankfurt and now

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Photographer Marc Goodwin goes behind the scenes of Stuttgart architecture studios

November 15, 2022 James Parkes 0

Architectural photographer Marc Goodwin has photographed behind the scenes at 11 Stuttgart-based architecture studios in the latest of a three-part series documenting architecture offices in Germany. In the Stuttgart edition of his documentation of worldwide architecture studios, Goodwin has photographed studios including Blocher Partners, Se\arch Freie Architekten and Laboratory for Visionary Architecture. The layouts and

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Mono Architekten creates gabled service station next to German heritage site

November 6, 2022 Jon Astbury 0

Berlin studio Mono Architekten has created a service station in Thuringia, Germany, combining facilities for motorists with an exhibition space about a nearby bronze-age burial mound. Located off the Bundesautobahn 72 motorway to the east of Leipzig, the centre sits alongside a new educational trail that celebrates the Leubinger Fürstenhügel site, which is one of

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Glazed living room features in reconstruction of thatched Nieby Crofters Cottage

October 17, 2022 Amy Frearson 0

Architects Jan Henrik Jansen and Marshall Blecher have overseen the careful reconstruction and extension of a 120-year-old thatched cottage in north Germany. Nieby Crofters Cottage was in a dilapidated state when Jansen and Blecher’s clients, a couple from Hamberg, asked the Copenhagen-based architects to plan the renovation. The project involved rebuilding most of the structure,

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