The emergency accommodation at Tempelhof Airport provides space for up to 7,000 people â€“ spread over six hangars with around 28,000 square metres of floor space plus another 110,000 square metres outdoors. Eventually, there is to be one â€śhotel boxâ€ť containing a toilet and shower for every 15 residents. Sanitary technology expert Geberit has supplied the sanitary facilities for the emergency accommodation in Berlin.
New furniture and materials are giving rise to some unusual outdoor dining concepts that are as stylish as they are comfortable. The spectrum ranges from tasteful retro-look restaurants all the way to hip and snazzy beach clubs.
On May 20, 2016, KISD â€“ KĂ¶ln International School of Design will host the interdisciplinary symposium â€śGrow | Degrow. Design between Excess and Calculusâ€ť. Scientists and designers will discuss the meaning of sustainability and post-growth economy from various perspectives and will elaborate on experimental design positions and speculative projects on how to deal with finite resources.
An interview with architect Kai-Uwe Bergmann, partner at BIG â€“ Bjarke Ingels Group, about changing lifestyles in Copenhagen and about the office’s visions on an international level
An interview with architects Bolle Tham and Martin VidegĂĄrd, Stockholm, about Scandinavian influences in their work and a home built by 2 million Swedes
The office of the future must allow for optimal control of heat, light and acoustics. The demands are for energy efficiency as well as user comfort. Especially open plan offices make exacting demands for glare and sun protection, privacy as well as efficient temperature control. Expanses with reverberant surfaces, such as concrete wall and large glass frontages, require also solutions for the reduction of the stress factor noise.
An interview with Michele Rossi, partner at Italian architecture firm Park Associati, about spaces that fulfil various needs and about design as a means of communication
At Pure Textile, an event, which takes place every two years at imm cologne, the fabric brands can present their latest trends. A current design concept of Bette, a German steel-enamel specialist, shows that fabrics can be combined with other materials in a specific way. With this concept, Bette wants to set out to re-explore the sensuous quality of fabric in the context of the bathroom.
An interview with Italian architect and designer Doriana Fuksas about globalism, urban interiors and designing objects
With the Pli side table French designer Victoria Wilmotte brings an object of unusual crystalline elegance and astonishing geometry to living environments. The bends and folds that gave Pli its name almost make the stainless steel base look like an oversized finely polished precious stone.