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Berlin built/built on existing tissue – Neues Museum

In 1997 David Chipperfield Architects won an international competition for the restoration of Friedrich August Stüler’s Neues Museum, originally built between 1841/43 – 1859. Located on Museum Island in the heart of former East...

Graz art/architecture – Kunsthaus

In the late Nineties the city of Graz decided to found a new museum of contemporary art. After two competitions, launched in 1988 and 1998 respectively, which had not resulted in the construction of...

Graz art/architecture – Mur Island

A twist in the river, a node in the river, a circulation-route in the river. The node is an island; it’s a dome that twists into a bowl that twists into a dome. The...

Beijing iconic/aniconic – National Stadium

The National Stadium is situated on a gentle rise in the centre of the Olympic complex to the north of Beijing. Its location is predefined by the master plan. All other urban and architectural...

Beijing iconic/aniconic – 798 art zone

In 1952, following the directives for cooperation between the Soviet Union and the new People’s Republic of China, the farming village of Dashanzi on the northeastern outskirts of Beijing was chosen as site for...

Tokio sell/inhabit – Maison Hermès

French Group Hermès chose the Ginza district, in the heart of Tokyo, for its Japanese headquarters, a 6000 square metres buildings of shopping space, workshops, offices, exhibition and multimedia areas, topped by a French-style...

Tokyo sell/inhabit – Moriyama House

The Moriyama House consists of seven dwellings; one for the client and six freestanding apartment units. The plot is located in an attractive part of Tokyo where the traditional Japanese urban atmosphere still remains....
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