References & objects

 

The list of superlatives that are used in connection with the "Elbphilharmonie" (Elbe Philharmonic Hall) is long. It is being described as "architecture of the century" and "the new emblem of Hamburg". One of the features creating the unique aesthetics of...

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Milan is recreating itself. Where former industrial sites once lay derelict, urban landscapes with showcase character are being created. Under the direction of the CityLife Consortium, three spectacular office towers from the star architects Arata...

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Everyone in Germany knows the expression “yellow angel”, and most of its 17 million members have already made use of the organization's road assistance service at least once: it is the largest automobile club in Europe, the ADAC. It employs over 2400...

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The new Spiegel headquarters and the neighbouring office complex, the Ericus-Contor, a fourteen and nine-storey building pair, expand the gallery of internationally recognized architectural works in Hamburg. The publisher's headquarters and office block,...

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Knightsbridge, City of Westminster. In diesem Luxusviertel gibt es die feinsten Restaurants, die exklusivsten Geschäf-te und jetzt auch das vielleicht teuerste Appartement der Welt: „One Hyde Park“. Im Frühjahr 2011 fand die Eröffnungsfeier des...

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"The times, they are a-changin’", sang Bob Dylan in 1964, continuing: "Come writers and critics, who prophesize with your pens, and keep your eyes wide… ‘cause the times they are a-changin’.” These words might spring to the mind of someone looking at the...

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Stepping out onto the balcony of a 24 storey apartment, hopping into its more than 10 m lap pool attached to the façade, and enjoying the view over the city of Singapore – this has just become reality for the residents of “The Marq”. The most expensive of...

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Helsinki is located at the same latitude as the southern tip of Greenland, on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. Here, temperatures below minus 15 degrees Celsius are nothing unusual, and the average annual temperature of 5 degrees does not pamper the...

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A distance of 1.4 kilometres between the building's wings, 200,000 square metres of flat roof in Ferrari red and an open solar control glass funnel with a diameter of more than 100 metres as a source of natural light at the heart of the building: Ferrari...

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London: the place where the Queen lives, where bank towers rise above the city, where theatres and art galleries inspire people from all over the world – a fascinating city of architectural contrasts. The historic quarter of Southwark is now the location...

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The English town of Reading in the Royal County of Berkshire has gained one more architectural attraction: The office building “One Reading Central” with its 38 m high piece of art printed on the glass facade, which forms the townscape; it is located...

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HafenCity Hamburg is located right at the bank of the Elbe River. This inner-city construction project, currently the largest in Europe, features modern and sustainable architecture. One example is the Unilever building that was designed by Behnisch...

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The new address for technologies of the future and a futuristic lifestyle – the three towers of the "Fusionopolis" in Singapore. On up to 24 floors and 120,000 square metres, the Japanese star architect Dr. Kisho Kurokawa has designed a so-called "layered...

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The glass “Cube” in the new Spanish financial centre near Madrid is 21.6 metres high and 30 metres wide – a cube shaped bank lobby, designed by the architect Alfonso Millanes Mato. Inside, trees up to twelve metres high throw dynamic shadows and provide a...

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The new quarter “Viertel Zwei” (Quarter Two) is emerging right in the middle of Vienna. 40,000 square metres of new living space, comprising modern office and residential buildings and spacious green areas, is being created between the exhibition grounds...

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Wie ein großer Kristall, im historischen Zentrum Londons – das neunstöckige Bürogebäude an der One Coleman Street beeindruckt mit seiner glasbetonten, individuellen Fassade. Jede der an den Kanten gestuften Sonnenschutzglas-Scheiben ist in einem anderen...

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A tornado made of glass, right in the desert – a building resembling the force of nature – the new 200m landmark tower in Doha, Qatar, changes the skyline of this desert metropolis. The extravagant construction consists of a rhombic steel structure with...

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The new “John Lewis” department store in the British town of Leicester is covered with a dazzling, lace-like curtain that at night is backlit in 256 colours. It is actually a double facade of structural glazing with a very elaborate patterning. With the...

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The bronze tower completely changes the Hamburg skyline – it rises 65 metres above the new “Hafenkrone” district between Reeperbahn, the harbour, and Speicherstadt. The guests of the new luxury hotel “Empire Riverside” can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view...

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Innovative in form and function: Architect Gunter Henn calls his newly designed “MobileLifeCampus” a new type of communication architecture. With its transparency and its dynamic band-like structure, the building, which was built on the western outskirts...

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Driving into downtown Frankfurt from the west, the travellers eye is caught by what appears to be a huge flying saucer sticking out of the ground. The latest figurehead of the Radisson SAS hotel group sits like a futuristic disc amidst the already modern...

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Flowing, transparent, anatomical – this is how the “Weltstadthaus” designed by Renzo Piano fits into the corner of Antonsgasse and Schildergasse in Cologne city centre. With his modern design, the star architect pushes the “blob” style of architecture...

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Museum exhibits can be seen to their best advantage in daylight. At the same time, visitors want to enjoy pleasant room temperatures all year round, a combination which causes potentially enormous efforts, and thus costs, for air conditioning.

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The Volkswagen AG´s "Transparent Factory" in Dresden counts on high-tech behind glass - here, customers will be able to catch a glimpse of the "Phaeton" assembly and observe precision craftsmanship right from the start. A selected part of the automotive...

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