Are architecture and design different

A real northern light

Two materials that couldn't be more different have found an architectural symbiosis in a house in Northern Germany: solid brick and translucent glass. This extraordinary unit, in which every building material can fully exploit its advantages, is thanks to the design by the architect Wolfgang Herich. Photos: Solarlux

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A piece of "modernity" in the small village

There are different opinions about whether a house in a modern style like "Wohnhaus G" fits into a small town on the outskirts of the Upper Palatinate. In any case, the implementation was successful, because the family has found their home and feels completely at home. Photos:Erich Spahn / Berschneider + Berschneider

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Under the protection of the Alps

In a small mountain village in the Ticino Alps, this dream in white and glass by Huf Haus is nestled on the slope. The house was built out of the desire to be able to optimally enjoy the unique landscape and the wonderful light all around. Mission accomplished! Photos: Huf Haus

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Out of the shadows

The design industry is an interesting and diverse, but also tough business. It takes a lot of talent, courage and of course the proverbial "pinch of luck" to assert oneself and gain a foothold here. Daniel Becker had a bit of everything. Photos: Daniel Becker Designstudio

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Very British

The English were not necessarily known for their energy-saving construction. An exemplary pioneer such as the "Moonstone" house with almost 1,500 m² of living space, which is completely self-sufficient, is therefore not exactly in the middle of the idyllic "Rosamunde Pilcher" landscape. Photos: Schlüter Systems

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The best comes last

House planning can sometimes be as unpredictable as your own life. This family therefore built three times, but in the end created an elegant family home that leaves nothing to be desired in the here and now as well as later. Photos: WeberHaus

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With open eyes

Since her "stool bench" has been traveling around the world, the young designer Johanna Dehio has been on everyone's lips. The furniture created as part of her thesis, like her other projects, follows the basic idea of ​​the temporary solution. Photos: Johanna Dehio

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Get out of the corset

Conversions are the ideal opportunity to break open the existing, sometimes rigid corset of your own four walls and to experiment with new spatial effects. That can work with cleverly implemented details.

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From Mirko to Max

"Multifunctional" is the magic word with which Mirko Diederichs can describe his "Max" in one word. The extraordinary furniture is the realization (s) of a dream.

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Organic vacation in old walls

There are some country estates in Havelland, but this one has that certain something. Michael Stober and Tanja Getto were so enthusiastic about it that they bought it and turned it into a unique organic hotel. And the modern concept in the old walls is well received! Photos: Landgut Stober

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Hole-in-one

A dream home on a golf course - even if you'd rather hike than play golf? Sure, because where else can you find such a picturesque spot with no visible neighbors? A few golfers will certainly not disturb the tranquility and view of this second home. Photos: Huf Haus

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Celebrity design - does the name matter?

From accessories to the whole house. Celebrities keep giving their names to products. But do they only have their names or do they really have a hand in the design? Here are two examples that I was able to get to the bottom of: Jette Joop and Barbara Becker.

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Wild growth

You can recognize them at first glance, like mushrooms they grow out of the ground in the city's suburbs or on the outskirts of the village: new development areas. It is nice when so many families realize their "own four walls" and stimulate the (construction) economy, but please not like that.

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Everything new in January ?!

The furniture fairs that take place at the beginning of the year are considered fireworks in the design industry. However, in the last few years one has more of the feeling that the fireworks of new designs have turned into a kind of ignition. And 2015?

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Elementary school hocus-pocus?

The task of my diploma thesis was the design of a primary school. But that was not enough for me - and too boring. I wanted to design a school for the students with optimal learning conditions.

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Paris, mon amour

From the grown city to the planned "product" of an urban planner - because Paris has always interested me, I got to the bottom of the city's history as part of my architecture degree. Here is the result in the form of a presentation, peppered with pictures from my stay in 2006.

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