AIT 6.2020 Bar Hotel Restaurant – We may and should go out again!
It is to be hoped, by no means taken for granted, that the projects we present in our June issue on the topic of “Bar Hotel Restaurant” have now reopened. After all, hardly any other industry was affected as early and as directly by the Corona pandemic as the catering industry. From the cancellation of major events to the complete closure of restaurants and bars, to the strict hygiene and distance regulations – which are justifiably still in place after the relaxation – the restrictions that have caused many people employed in the catering industry to fear for their livelihood have gone and continue to go. And their hardships affect us all! Never before have cafés, bars, pubs and restaurants been so clearly shown how important they are as meeting places or places of retreat for our social, cultural and emotional well-being. And the numerous projects you will find in this issue of AIT prove that gastronomic construction projects are not only suitable for filling the order books of interior designers and architects, but are also implemented with a remarkable wealth of ideas, commitment and design joy.
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.