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Community houses (AIT 07/08 | 2017)

Community houses (AIT 07/08 | 2017)

It is no secret: church communities are shrinking. As a consequence of dwindling memberships, the need for large rooms for praying and congregational life is decreasing, too. So what happens if churches and community centres, which are in need of renovation and involve high maintenance costs, no longer correspond to the size of their parish? We present three impressive solutions: a community hall in Mosbach, a parish centre in Passau and a community pavilion in Basel.
Community houses (AIT 06 | 2017)

Community houses (AIT 06 | 2017)

Whether whimsical or momentous – museums and collections are the stores of knowledge in our society but this alone does not per se make them interesting places. The point is to fascinate above all the younger generation enthusiastic about art and history with intriguing concepts. We show you three examples which could not be any more different: a doll museum in Seoul in Korea, a museum of military history in Mons in Belgium and a natural-history museum in St. Gallen in Switzerland.
Pharmacies (AIT 11 | 2019)

Pharmacies (AIT 11 | 2019)

Normally, going to a pharmacy is one of those activities one would really prefer to do without. Long queues, expensive medication and, in many cases, a clinical-functional interior usually cause frustration much rather than contributing to getting well again. This does not apply to these three projects: An attractive and, in some instances, unconventional handling of materials, innovative concepts and a colourful design prove that there are also pharmacies which can be recommended without any risks or side effects.
Cinemas (AIT 10 | 2019)

Cinemas (AIT 10 | 2019)

Urban, individual, sensual - after the great decline in the number of cinemas, many arthouse cinemas reinvent themselves and rise like a phoenix from the ashes to become crowd-pullers. New openings, extensions and revitalisations have come up with imaginative details in their foyers and projection rooms. Three cinemas demonstrate how the dead motion-picture theatre has become a cultural hotspot because of new mixed uses.
Optometrists (AIT 09 | 2017)

Optometrists (AIT 09 | 2017)

From the hipster to the average user — glasses are totally trendy and they are one thing above all: a fashionable accessory. Whether consisting of wood, aluminium or synthetic material, the look is essential – when buying glasses as well as when it comes to the shop design. With Külling Optik in St. Gallen, Binder Optik in Stuttgart and Nill Optik in Mössingen, we show you three opticians who, due to their competence, quality and a trend-conscious consulting- and sales environment, stay competitive despite the online-shopping mania.
Silent places (AIT 07/08 | 2019)

Silent places (AIT 07/08 | 2019)

A place that everyone knows but nobody talks about: the public toilet hardly receives any attention as a building task, although it can – like probably hardly any other type of building – be regarded as the epitome of civilizing hygiene and is indispensable as part of almost every kind of public space. Whether as a cemetery toilet, on a public parking lot or at a crossroads, in the following we present three examples that can turn relieving oneself into an architecturally valuable experience.
Airport-Lounges (AIT 09 | 2019)

Airport-Lounges (AIT 09 | 2019)

In times of Ryanair, easyJet and others, travelling by air has lost some of the glamour and charm of days gone by. In order to nevertheless give the more solvent passengers a feeling of exclusivity, many airlines make special lounges available for their guest which guarantees heightened comfort with catering and upscale seating. The following examples – which take us all the way from Russia via South America to Rome – show how such a concept can be implemented with an exciting kind of architecture.
Wine shops (AIT 03 | 2018)

Wine shops (AIT 03 | 2018)

Everyone is likely to have done it sometimes: Choosing a wine for its label without knowing anything about its taste. The way out of this supermarket dilemma is the advice of a wine merchant. In the best case, the latter has the enjoyment of wine in mind and focuses on values such as quality, service and design. We show you three wine shops designed by BEHF, Bauatelier12 and CBA which turn the sales room into an experience-oriented setting for tastings where wine lovers like to spend their free time.
Wine shops (AIT 04 | 2019)

Wine shops (AIT 04 | 2019)

Whether full-bodied, dry or fruity – the market offers wines in any price category and flavour. For triggering an impulse to buy, dealers have long been counting on event marketing and emotionalizing for attracting customers. It is a fact that buyers want more than merely the product. They want to be made enthusiastic, want to be part of a community and want to learn something in as entertaining a way as possible. We show you three wine shops which demonstrate how selling fine wines can be successful today.
Fire station (AIT 04 | 2017)

Fire station (AIT 04 | 2017)

Every second counts! Planning fire stations is a complex construction task with particularly high requirements as to logistics. That the buildings can also, by all means, be ambitiously designed was proved by Zaha Hadid in 1993 with the fire station on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein. We show you three recently completed fire stations, each with unique feature: In Sand in Taufers designed by Pedevilla Architekten, in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc by Studio Gardoni Architectures and in Winnenden by Drei Architekten.
Residential high-rises (AIT 03 | 2017)

Residential high-rises (AIT 03 | 2017)

Residential high-rises are currently experiencing a revival – densification being the actual magic word. But whereas, in the 1960s and 1970s, the high-rise developments were above all intended for generating affordable living space, the new towers lure with high-quality furnishing. The Garden Tower near Bern is situated right in the country, the AXIS residential tower in Frankfurt am Main on the outskirts and The Metropolitans in Zurich offers urban living on the periphery.
Hairdresser’s (AIT 01/02 | 2017)

Hairdresser's (AIT 01/02 | 2017)

Cutting and dying as well as lifestyle and creativity are required when it comes to hairdressing. Those who want to successfully defend their position on the market have to offer more than the hairdresser’s basics. An appealing and equally functional interior concept can be a first step in the right direction of designing an attractive service package and achieve strong customer loyalty. The planners at Betty und Betty, Innocad Architektur and Serrano + Baquero arquitectos demonstrate what such a salon can look like.
Wine Estates (AIT 01/02 | 2016)

Wine Estates (AIT 01/02 | 2016)

In the area of what is today Austria, wine growing has been rooted for millennia and this has left its definite mark on the country’s scenery as well as on its culture. Not only when it comes to wines is much importance attached to quality. The design of the wineries, the very places where wine is processed or tasted, is increasingly gaining significance. Three wineries in Lower Austria and South Steiermark show how traditional wine-growing and contemporary architecture can merge.
Kirchen (AIT 09 | 2016)

Kirchen (AIT 09 | 2016)

Kirchen sind prägende Bauten – nicht nur für das Ortsbild, sondern ebenso in ihrer identitätsstiftenden Funktion für eine Gemeinde. Als einem beständigen und besinnlichen Ort haftet ihnen in der schnelllebigen Welt von heute eine besondere Atmosphäre an. Wie unterschiedlich Architekten mit dieser Bauaufgabe umgehen, demonstrieren drei Beispiele auf den folgenden Seiten: Neben der St.-Paulus-Kirche im schwäbischen Balingen zeigen wir die Don-Bosco-Kirche in Maribor (Slowenien) und eine Pfarrkirche in Monterrey (Mexiko).
Stundentenwohnungen (AIT 07/08 | 2016)

Stundentenwohnungen (AIT 07/08 | 2016)

Winziges Zimmer, Gestaltung egal, Hauptsache günstig? Studentenwohnheime dieser Art gehören glücklicherweise immer mehr der Vergangenheit an. Auch wenn das Budget bei dieser Bauaufgabe oftmals keine großen Sprünge zulässt, können aus ungewöhnlichen und pfiffigen Ideen nicht nur zweckdienliche, sondern ebenso inspirierende Lebensräume für junge Menschen entstehen – wie unsere Auswahl von drei Studentenappartements im kanadischen Montreal, in der deutschen Stadt Kamp-Lintfort und im dänischen Odense zeigt.
Sporthallen (AIT 06 | 2016)

Sporthallen (AIT 06 | 2016)

Dass der Sportunterricht an vielen Schulen zu kurz kommt, liegt nicht nur an fehlenden Fachlehrern, sondern oft genug auch am fragwürdigen Zustand der Turnhallen. Damit sollten das Kepler- und Humboldt-Gymnasium in Ulm, die Rudolf Steiner Schule in Berlin und die Hauptschule in Klaus allerdings keine Probleme haben! Alle drei profitieren von ungewöhnlichen Lösungen, die die Architekten für ihre Sporthallen gefunden haben – vom Übereinanderstapeln aus Platzmangel bis hin zu multifunktionalen, flexibel anpassbaren Unterrichtsräumen.
Forschungsbauten (AIT 11 | 2015)

Forschungsbauten (AIT 11 | 2015)

Gesundheit ist ein wertvolles Gut, und dementsprechend wichtig ist die Gesundheitsforschung. Es gibt kaum einen anderen Bereich, in dem die Menschen so direkt von neuen Errungenschaften profitieren. Dadurch, dass sie Gebäude mit optimalen Forschungsbedingungen schaffen, leisten auch Innen-/Architekten ihren Beitrag zum medizinischen Fortschritt. Mit den Forschungsbauten in München, Paris und Clermont-Ferrand stellen wir Ihnen drei Projekte vor, die modernste Forschung mit innovativer Architektur vereinen.
Bibliotheken (AIT 10 | 2015)

Bibliotheken (AIT 10 | 2015)

Die Bauaufgabe ist die gleiche – und doch könnten die Gebäude oft nicht unterschiedlicher sein. Wir präsentieren Ihnen eine Auswahl von drei Projekten rund um das Thema Bibliothek: Für die Universität in Falun schufen die Architekten eine „Spirale des Wissens“, das Niedere Kornhaus in Zwickau ist nicht mehr länger ein Getreide-, sondern nun ein Wissensspeicher, während die instand gesetzte Weston Library der University of Oxford seit Kurzem modernste Archivierungs- und Forschungsmöglichkeiten bietet.
Laufstege (AIT 09 | 2015)

Laufstege (AIT 09 | 2015)

Einfach eine Gasse zwischen Stuhlreihen bilden und fertig ist der Laufsteg? Vielleicht würde das sogar schon wieder Aufmerksamkeit erregen. Denn momentan dominieren bei den großen Marken vor allem aufwendig gestaltete Modelaufstege und -schauen. Wer nicht über eine eigene Abteilung für Entwurf und Planung solcher Inszenierungen verfügt, beauftragt externe Architektur- und Innenarchitekturbüros. Im Folgenden zeigen wir drei räumlich spannende Laufstege, die von Architekten und Designern gestaltet wurden.
Hostels (AIT 06 | 2015)

Hostels (AIT 06 | 2015)

Die Bauaufgabe ist dieselbe, doch die Ausführung oft ganz unterschiedlich: In der Serie Drei präsentieren wir Ihnen immer drei Projekte zum gleichen Thema. Dass Hostels und Jugendherbergen längst viel mehr als billige Absteigen sind, beweisen diese gelungenen Beispiele, deren Gestaltung von der jeweiligen Umgebung inspiriert ist: Das neue Generator Paris ist so bunt und vielfältig wie die Stadt selbst, während sich die zwei jüngsten Bauten der Schweizer Jugendherbergen ideal in ihren ländlichen Kontext einfügen.
Sakralbauten (AIT 05 | 2015)

Sakralbauten (AIT 05 | 2015)

In der Serie Drei... zeigen wir stets ausgewählte Projekte zu einer gemeinsamen Bauaufgabe – passend zum Heftthema sind es diesmal drei Sakralbauten: Während die Gestaltung der Shonan Christ Church in Kanagawa von der Schöpfungsgeschichte inspiriert ist, haben heiratswillige Romantiker mit der Ribbon Chapel in Onomichi vielleicht demnächst ein neues Reiseziel. Die älteste Kirche Deutschlands, die Trierer Konstantin-Basilika, ist dagegen seit Kurzem im Besitz einer neuen Orgel – übrigens der größten in Trier!
Bakery projects (AIT 01/02 | 2018)

Bakery projects (AIT 01/02 | 2018)

Put baked goods in the display counter and they will sell automatically? As if! If you want to convince customers of your products, even a bakery needs to offer more than a plain sales counter and the always identical franchise equipment. We feature three remarkable bakery projects by B. L. U. E. Architecture Studio from Beijing, Dyer-Smith Frey from Zurich and FiveCell from Warsaw, which with great imagination whet the appetite for freshly baked products.
Bahnhöfe (AIT 01/02 | 2015)

Bahnhöfe (AIT 01/02 | 2015)

Seit einem Jahr zeigen wir Ihnen nun auch spannende Projekte, die nicht in unsere üblichen Heftthemen passen. Mit der Serie Drei... finden stets drei ausgewählte Beispiele zu einer übergreifenden, oft ausgefallenen oder außergewöhnlichen Bauaufgabe Platz im Heft. Und wenn Sie diesmal nur Bahnhof verstehen, hat das seine Richtigkeit! Wir stellen Ihnen nämlich die umgestaltete Verteilerebene am Hauptbahnhof in München, die Metrostation Kraaiennest in Amsterdam und den neuen Bahnhofplatz in Winterthur vor.
Bus stations (AIT 12 | 2016)

Bus stations (AIT 12 | 2016)

Unlike a train station or an airport, a bus station is an very often neglected construction task. Centrally situated, it usually has a prominent position in the urban development and thus frequently not only becomes an important traffic hub but also an element of public life. With exemplary projects by Metaraum Architekten, COBE and Gottlieb Paludan Architects as well as Architectus, we show how bus stations can turn into urban spaces of high quality and functionality.
Public toilets (AIT 05 | 2016)

Public toilets (AIT 05 | 2016)

They are public buildings – but not the type we usually present in this issue: we mean public toilets. For the majority, this topic will probably arouse rather negative associations. The three examples on the following pages demonstrate that well designed facilities therefore stand out even more positively: we show you two toilet facilities in Japan – one at the Tokyo-Narita Airport and the other in the City of Nakanojo – as well as a small toilet house in Lauterhofen.
Memorials (AIT 03 | 2016)

Memorials (AIT 03 | 2016)

Memorial sites are places to remember the victims of wars and regimes of tyranny. They are not only to serve the survivors as a place of mourning but also as a stimulus for dealing with the terrors of violence and for reminding of the significance of peace. The following three “buildings of remembrance” – in the form of a house in pre-Columbian Pueblo Bello, a ring in Ablain St Nazaire in France and a forest in Schwielowsee near Potsdam – turn remembrance into built reality.
Buildings for horses (AIT 07/08 | 2015)

Buildings for horses (AIT 07/08 | 2015)

Again and again, we come across fascinating projects regarding a building task not covered by the usual topics in our editions. But we certainly do not want to keep good architecture from you! That is why what is extraordinary and extravagant finds its place in the “Three …” series. In this edition’s project, large hoofed animals are in the focus: We show you two riding facilities in Mexico and Portugal, the former with a guesthouse, as well as the extension of the Aachen dressage stadium.
Holiday homes (AIT 04 | 2015)

Holiday homes (AIT 04 | 2015)

We frequently come across exciting projects which do not quite fit the topics in our editions. But neither do we want you to miss out on good architecture! That is the reason why, in the series Three … there is always room for selected projects with the same, often unusual or extraordinary building task. Three exceptional holiday homes – on the beach in Thailand, in the Swiss Alpine scenery and in a skiing region of Norway – which hopefully start you dreaming about your next holiday!
Beauty salons (AIT 03 | 2015)

Beauty salons (AIT 03 | 2015)

We frequently come across exciting projects which do not quite fit the topics in our editions. But neither do we want you to miss out on good architecture! That is the reason why, in the series Three … there is always room for select projects with the same, often unusual or extraordinary building task. In this edition, the subject is beauty: We show you two hairdressing salons in the French port city of Marseille and the Belgian city of Genk as well as a nail studio in Osaka (Japan).
Rooms for mourning (AIT 12 | 2017)

Rooms for mourning (AIT 12 | 2017)

At the end, what counts is a neutral venue which provides space for any form of mourning: Death is a sensitive issue and is often repressed. But when the time has come, relatives are grateful for a sheltered setting where they can bid farewell in a dignified manner. Architects are therefore obliged to design rooms where this may be done regardless of people’s religion and social origin. We show you three impressive buildings in St. Gallen, Oberriet and Igualada which convince with well-measured, intimate rooms for mourning.
Libraries (AIT 09 | 2018)

Libraries (AIT 09 | 2018)

Whether literary classics, light fiction or specialist journals – despite the growing significance of the digital media, the print medium keeps its appeal and so do libraries as urban meeting places. All along, libraries have no longer served exclusively for storing books and lending them. Nowadays, they are, in fact, attractions in the urban context, places of silence but also of communication. Their relationship with the public space is significant and their quality of stay is appreciated. Three libraries in the focus.
Sports halls (AIT 06 | 2018)

Sports halls (AIT 06 | 2018)

In times when a healthy lifestyle and sportive leisure activities are getting more and more popular, shabby-stuffy gyms are no longer the order of the day. A stylish or at least classy look is the way to go, even when sweating alltogether in a group. Anyone who plans gyms designs for an increasingly demanding clientele, but unfortunately often on a small budget. We present three sports halls in Clamart, Pegnitz, and Curitiba, which impress with their aesthetics, functionality, and a portion of wilful design.
Bakeries (AIT 10 | 2018)

Bakeries (AIT 10 | 2018)

In times of industrial production of baked goods as well as pastry departments in supermarkets and discounters, bakeries have a hard time maintaining their traditional craftsmanship. However, the trend towards quality products seems to be re-establishing itself, as current movements such as "slowbaking" indicate. We feature three bakeries by Hannes Zieher in Vienna, John Pawson in Milan, and B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio in Beijing, who know how to focus on goods and manual work.