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 12.2020 Banks and authority buildings – customer-friendly and close to the citizen
Banking and dealing with authorities is certainly not one of the most sought-after leisure activities and can nowadays be done online anyway. So in order to come into direct contact with customers and visitors, institutions have to make some effort: Banks today are manageable, friendly and transparent, authorities are open, empathetic and customer-oriented. Fear of entering the market was yesterday, today it is built appreciation that counts – in Zurich, Turin and Bordeaux, as well as in Frankfurt, Berlin, Stuttgart, Amsterdam and Brussels! And the impressive pictures of Hamburg institutions – photographed by David Altrath – show how the Hamburg master builder Fritz Schumacher tackled this building task around 100 years ago! We wish you and your families a very special Christmas holiday and all the best for 2021!
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 by AIT 3-2020 – Building on, in and with water
After the basic elements earth (XIA 1-2020) and air (XIA 2-2020), our third XIA issue focuses on the topic of water. The wet element plays just as much a role in the design of the diving tower in Millstatt as it does in the residential building in Darlington, the house of prayer in Abu Dhabi, the school building in Taluk Du, Thailand, or the latest stations on the Norwegian landscape routes. Project reports and products on the subject of glass complement our report section and in our series and sections Student Work, Change of Perspective, Art + Architecture and Personalities – as on our cover picture – we focus on people in architecture.
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.