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 11.2020 Health and Spa – never before as important as today!
The topic “Health and Spa” seems to be in particularly good hands in our November issue! A healthy immune system, sports activities and a special focus on the equipment of hospitals and doctors’ surgeries rarely seems as popular as in times of rising corona case numbers. We show two baths that could not be more different – the youngest bath in Austria, the Paracelsus bath by Berger+Parkkinen and the oldest bath in Stuttgart, the Bad Berg bath by 4a Architekten. A commercial building in Zurich from the 1940s, which Ushi Tamborriello transformed into a fitness park, was revitalised in a completely different way. The Vitalbad in Kusel, the Badehaus in Kaltern and the Sports Building in Brighton also whet the appetite for exercise. And thanks to interior design interventions, animals, children and people with tooth or ear, nose and throat problems have recently been able to benefit from particularly good practice design. Clinics, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities with unusual uses and the appropriate interior design complete our project selection.
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.