Im Zentrum der Gruppenschau stehen Rauminstallationen ausgewählter junger Architekturbüros, in denen ein wesentlicher Aspekt, ein verinnerlichtes Thema oder eine architektonische Idee der persönlichen Auseinandersetzung mit der japanischen Baukultur zum Ausdruck gebracht werden.
AIT 5.2020 – Public buildings – currently closed!
Paradox: At the time of our editorial deadline, all public buildings presented in this AIT issue – and not only those – are closed! Whether kindergarten, school, university, library or church; whether in Cologne, Stuttgart, Basel, Zurich, Helsinki, Prague, London or Toronto – everyone, everywhere, worldwide! It is clear that a building task whose objective is to create community, security and integration does not serve the currently demanded isolation. The importance of classrooms and the didactic activities they provide for children of all ages was something that most of the families in the forced community at home only really realised. The joy will be immense when the facilities are open again. Every two years the lighting industry works towards the Light & Building in Frankfurt, which should have taken place in March, but had to be postponed as one of the first trade fairs. In our article “Licht & Schatten”, we nevertheless present the brand-new luminaire design.
Architects, interior designers, designers, interior designers and lighting planners from almost 30 countries around the world read AIT. Almost 25 percent of the circulation is delivered abroad, which is why the ten editions of AIT are bilingual – German/English. AIT is the official organ of the BDIA (Bund Deutscher Innenarchitekten).
XIA 2.2020 Air – Steel and glass buildings
The latest issue of XIA by AIT is airy. Not only because we tidied up a bit graphically as part of our redesign at the beginning of the year – we have made “air” the theme of this issue, because the four basic elements fire, water, air and earth are to determine the contents of XIA by AIT in the future. Steel and glass therefore dominate our selected building construction projects, such as the office building in Nice with workplaces in the fresh air, the glass market hall in Puyang or the hotel in Montpellier with a perforated metal facade. In our practical section we show application examples and the latest product developments in the field of façades and building services engineering.
xia is the interdisciplinary trade journal for innovative building. Its special form of architectural observation encompasses the entire performance of a building, from design to operation.