Case studies

Schöck administrative building – easy does it

Schöck ISOKORB is a well-known prefabricated component for buildings. For over 40 years Schöck‘s site in Steinbach, a district of Baden-Baden, has been expanding brick by brick as new production and...

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K & M House – A Villa between Tradition and Modernity

So many layers of history and architectural movements overlap in this house, which architect Raëd Abillama expanded and furnished for his brother’s family. The original building, a traditional...

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BOFFO Show House

Ghiora Aharoni’s dynamic installation for the BOFFO Show House in New York reimagines the concept of the workspace. BOFFO is a New York-based non-profit organisation ‘that produces creative...

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Louis Vuitton Foundation, France

The new home of the Louis Vuitton Foundation, a building dedicated to art, especially contemporary art, opened to the public in late 2014. It is located between the Jardin d’Acclimatation and the...

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A home made to measure for an architect

The question of what actually defines “good architecture” is hotly debated. Three of the countless correct answers are: If an architect can create unimagined freedom even in difficult spatial...

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2226 – A low-energy modernistic office building designed for the future

Whenever we hear about a building that is described as an experiment and prototype, as a model of energy-efficient 21st century construction, certain images always spring to mind: it must be a...

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The Open Collections space of the Zurich Design Museum

“Place of power”, “cultural hybrid”, “art factory” – the headlines alone for the opening of the Toni-Areal in Zurich show that this extraordinary project stimulates the imagination. For almost ten...

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The gateway to information

Originally established in the nineteenth century to train the workforce employed within the local shipping industry, today Portsmouth University has a student population of over 20,000 and offers a...

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A Growing Family Business

The city of Bern has more than just the Bear Pit, the Cathedral of Bern and Federal Palace. LOEB has also become a widely recognized name in the federal city – and not just because you can arrange to...

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The wonder behind the wall

Stuffed animals and lots of little accessories and objets d’art on the shelves, wall and staircase give the premises a naturalistic-artistic flair that sparks creative work. In this setting, USM...

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