“Munich in color 1948–1965. From ruins to subway construction” at Architekturgalerie München

For the first time the Architekturgalerie is presenting color photographs of the city of Munich from 1948 to around 1965. On these early color pictures, most of which were taken by American tourists and occupying soldiers, the heavily destroyed historical buildings stand alongside war debris, cleared areas and provisional buildings.

 

"Munich in color 1948–1965. From ruins to subway construction" © Architekturgalerie München

“Munich in color 1948–1965. From ruins to subway construction” © Architekturgalerie München

 

The pictures tell of everyday life as well as of celebrations and the pleasures of Munich’s citizens. The result is a varied kaleidoscope of the city, whose current appearance was redesigned in these post-war years. An extensive illustrated book is published to accompany the exhibition: München farbig, 1948 – 1965, Vom Trümmerfeld zum U-Bahnbau by Franz Schiermeier Verlag Munich.  (more…)

‘Landscape tuning’ a new project for the Danube, at Architekturgalerie München

The exhibition shows the plans for the re-naturation and re-design of the Danube river edges, proposing an urban park with a new path and stations. Drawings, models, projections and an audio-visual installation create an immersive environment where this unique project and its suggested interventions can be experienced.

 

'Landschaft Stimmung' exhibition at Architekturgalerie München © Photo: Saskia Wehler

‘Landschaft Stimmung’ exhibition at Architekturgalerie München © Photo: Saskia Wehler

 

Architektur Galerie München presents a long term, landscape research project by OFICINAA architects. By the name of “Landschaft Stimmung” – landscape tuning -, the project comprises a research and study phase, in which the Danube’s river edges are comprehensively studied through photographs, drawings and technical landscaping plans in collaboration with local communities; followed by a second, creative phase in which the architects propose several installations and architectural implements to improve the citizen’s relationship with this iconic landscape.

Together with the exhibition, the recently published book “Landscape tunings” showing the project is presented. To learn more about the book, published by ACTAR, press here(more…)

“Low Tech, High Rise” residential towers for Berlin-Friedrichshain

Sustainable construction means simple construction – following this motto, architecture students at the TU Darmstadt have designed residential towers for Berlin-Friedrichshain. The works will be on display at The Architekturgalerie München.

 

Low Tech High Rise © Architekturgalerie Munchen

Low Tech High Rise © Architekturgalerie Munchen

 

The projects were developed under the direction of guest professor Armin Behles and in cooperation with the WBM housing association Berlin-Mitte. They were built in masonry made of highly insulating bricks. In conjunction with mineral plasters, this is an ecologically and economically convincing and durable construction method, only recently allowing to build tall houses. (more…)