Architektur Galerie Berlin presents STEAL SCHINKEL, a students’ approach to Schinkel’s Bauakademie

Demolished in 1962, Schinkel’s Bauakademie in Berlin is now scheduled to be rebuilt on a budget of 62 million euros. Students from Studio EAST at EPFL Lausanne have undertaken a research and design programme to reflect on the possibilities of the building’s inminent reconstruction.

 

Students' models at 'STEAL SCHINKEL' © Architektur Galerie Berlin

Students’ models at ‘STEAL SCHINKEL’ © Architektur Galerie Berlin

 

Following the budgeting of 62 million euros in March 2017  for the reconstruction of Schinkel’s Bauakademie in Berlin, German architects are in the need of re-formulating and reflecting over the historical original building and its meaning today.

How and how much will we keep the memory of Schinkel’s Bauakademie? How do we want this place to behave in its contemporary urban landscape? How, or do we, want to update the functional program of the building for the future? Is it possible to find a Schinkelian sense and expression of designing buildings today?

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“A House, A Palace” Harvard GSD exhibition at Architektur Galerie Berlin

Dualisms: A House, A Palace is the title of a research and design studio taught in the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016, that marked the beginning of Harvard GSD’s new Superstudio program. The work displayed represents either the house or the palace of each of the student’s selected research projects.

 

Harvard-GSD Superstudio-2015-16, Caio Barboza and Sofia Blancos: Aéro, Rio de Janeiro © Harvard-GSD

Harvard-GSD Superstudio-2015-16, Caio Barboza and Sofia Blancos: Aéro, Rio de Janeiro © Harvard-GSD

 

When Le Corbusier published the book “Une Maison, Un Palais” – which is per se a methodological manifesto, deeply rooted in the academic tradition – he was addressing the belief that all the complexities of institutional buildings were contained in the most elemental shelter or hut. More interestingly, he suggested that architecture appears only when one is able to link the most simple pavilion or hut, with a palace. (more…)

“Low Tech High Rise” at SATELLIT Architektur Galerie Berlin

The works of TU Darmstadt students, exploring the design of residential towers, will be on display at SATELLIT Architektur Galerie Berlin. In collaboration with WBM, the solutions are presented as answers to prior conditions of different nature: economical, constructive and ecological.

 

Low Tech High Rise © Lucas Bickert / Martin Koleda

Low Tech High Rise © Lucas Bickert / Martin Koleda

 

Last semester architecture students from the Technical University of Darmstadt (TU) designed residential towers for the state-run Housing Company Berlin-Mitte mbH (WBM). The background of the project was the endeavor of the WBM to develop their residential quarters from the GDR era in Berlin-Friedrichshain, surrounding Karl-Marx-Allee.

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“The Architect as a Civil Agent / Shelter +” at i2a Lugano

Shelter + demonstrates the ideas of students from the Hochschule in Luzern and MARCH in Moscow for a shelter for asylum seekers in Lugano. The result are multiple responses to the need of finding a place that creates a synergy with the community and the projects on display show a wide range of solutions for a typology yet to be tested.

 

Civil Agent / Shelter + © photo: Marcelo VIllada Ortiz

Civil Agent / Shelter + © photo: Marcelo VIllada Ortiz

 

Immigration: arrivals, the political management of emergency, the closing and opening of borders, shelter and nationalism have enflamed a hot debate and raised doubts about some truths at the very foundation of western thinking. Within this context, the realm of architecture is impacted on both practically and intellectually. As expressed in the series of projects related to the program the architect as civil agent, i2a takes the view that the figure of the architect must respond, through their actions and proposals, to a series of ethical and social questions about who is sheltered and who shelters. (more…)

RIBA President’s Medals Exhibition

Exhibition showcasing award winning projects by architectural students from around the world in 2015. The RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards are aimed at promoting excellence in the study of architecture, rewarding talent, and encouraging architectural debate worldwide.

 

Serjeant Award for Excellence in Drawing: Andrew Chard (Oxford Brookes University): ‘The Lost Dockyard’

Serjeant Award for Excellence in Drawing: Andrew Chard (Oxford Brookes University): ‘The Lost Dockyard’

 

First awarded in 1836, they are among the most prestigious and long-lasting awards in architectural education anywhere in the world, preceding the Royal Gold Medal (for living architects) established in 1848. The awards categories include the Bronze Medal for Part 1, the Silver Medal for Part 2 and the Dissertation Medal. (more…)

Design student’s view on future cities, showing at Galleria Jannone

The display is formed by the superimposition of fifteen of the Politecnico di Milano student’s designs, drawings and architectural models – resulting in a imaginary collective landscape both urban, natural and technological.

 

Nel Terzo Paradiso, 2015 © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Nel Terzo Paradiso, 2015 © Galleria Antonia Jannone

 

The Galleria Antonia Jannone in Milan is inaugurating today an exhibition created in collaboration with design students from the Scuola di Design from Politecnico di Milano. Called “In the Third Paradise“, the exhibition displays the student’s visions of a futuristic urban landscape from an immaginative, unprejudiced point of view.

The display is formed by the superimposition of fifteen of the student’s designs, drawings and architectural models – the result is a collective landscape both urban and natural, formed by “Men, animals, plants, unknown matter, orchards and videogames, secret gardens and molten metals, kennels and rocks, gyms, insects, feathers and even rooms to make love“.

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