The new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau opens on 8 September 2019. FSB spoke with José Zabala of Addenda Architects from Spain, who succeeded in winning the international competition to build the new structure in 2015. An interview about the effects of the Spanish economic crisis, the Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi and East German slab-construction building.
The conservation-compliant overhaul of Berlin’s New National Gallery by David Chipperfield Architects is costing around 110 million euro. And in the end there will be next to nothing to show for it; the architects are forgoing all form of re-interpretation out of a huge sense of respect for Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s masterpiece.
Architects Sauerbruch Hutton most recently completed two major new-build projects for education and culture, the Experimenta Science Centre in Heilbronn and Museum M9 in Mestre. FSB met them in their Berlin practice to discuss houses as exhibits and the joy they feel when their architecture is well-received.
Ubiquitous Bauhaus: everyone’s talking about the 1919-1933 period, years that profoundly altered the world of design. The movement set about revolutionising art, design and architecture with ideas that were truly radical in part. FSB demonstrates with its trilogy that getting a handle on the Bauhaus is still possible in the most literal of senses.
The Bauhaus centenary gives cause for celebration but also for critical research. Ines Weizman lectures at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. This year she is conference director of the XIV International Bauhaus Colloquium. In her interview with FSB she speaks about the contradictions informing the world’s most famous art school.
New York, Dubai, Tokyo, London – residential tower blocks have long defined the skyline of many a major city. They have acquired a fresh allure in Germany, too, in recent years. Homes with breath-taking views are all the rage – so, are German cities now likewise set to grow upwards?