Old world luxury and elegance are given a modern twist by Studio Alexander Fehre in the historicWeltspiegel movie theatre in Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany. With a history spanning over one-hundred years, the building is one of the oldest cinema buildings in Germany and has finely carved its mark in many childhood memories.The architecture of the building originally dates back to the Jugendstil movement which draws a lot of elements from traditional German printmaking; the style uses precise and hard edges, an element that was rather different from the naturalistic style of the time. However, the new architecture calls for an exciting contemporary universal interior design with references to early film history thus creating an exciting merge of history and the modern age.
Situated within the North of Madison Square Park district in New York, the NoMad Hotel recently completed under the direction of architect and garden designer, Jacques Garcia, bringing a degree of classic European grandeur to the city, The NoMad Hotel Beaux Arts Building has been fully restored pumping vitality into its 133,000 historic square footage. Boasting 168 rooms, each space is designed to mimic a fusion of a Parisian flat mixed with a contemporary New York hotel
Thanks to the work of famed architect Daniel Libeskind, the
“Museum Of German Military History” looks as though it was struck by a giant piece of glass and steel knife.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Libeskind, who also designed One World Trade Center in New York, intended to disrupt the museum’s placid facade with the 99-foot steel shard because doing so was in keeping with the violent contents of the museum. The renovation cost $85 million and has taken six years.
The museum contains a chronological history of war in Germany and now will offer exhibits that explore suffering and even military fashion. Some have complained that the museum has too much of a pacifist agenda while others have complained that it doesn’t contain a section specifically devoted to the Holocaust. Libeskind, a Polish-born Jew, has not complained about the perceived oversight, perhaps because Germany has so many other WWII memorials.
“The architecture will engage the public in the deepest issue of how organized violence and military history and the fate of the city are intertwined,” Libeskind said in a public statement.
Castillo/Miras Arquitectos… Torre Nazarí, Huercal-Overa. Almería, Spain.
The main aim of the project was to make the tower accessible, and encompassed the repair and restoration of the original building. The criteria followed were to preserve as much as possible of the original materials, removing modern elements and resurfacing the original.