Young Architects from Germany exhibition at the Museum of African Design, Johannesburg


Werner Huthmacher,

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Young Architects from Germany exhibition at the Museum of African Design, Johannesburg The Museum of African Design in Johannesburg is hosting the “Young Architects from Germany” exhibition until 21 September 2014. It presents projects completed by young German architects abroad – mainly since 2004 – that stand out because they connect with their location.

The “Young Architects from Germany” exhibition at the Museum of African Design in Johannesburg is showcasing the new generation of German architects until 21 September 2014. 

The fourteen projects were completed around the world, mainly since 2004, and they cover a range of architecture fields – construction, interior design, urban design and landscaping.

The common thread running through the exhibition is the pragmatic and respectful approach of these architects to design. Rather than trying to win over the general public – like so many iconic works – they investigate the real needs, focusing on sustainability and new technology, and seek to harmoniously blend in with the locations rather than stick out.

They also place a lot of emphasis on adapting existing buildings to new needs, redefining and adding to them and making changes in unusual conditions. 

So visitors to the Museum of African Design in Johannesburg will be treated to a great overview of innovative architectural projects, without the “special effects” of the “archistar system”: architecture designed by young architects for real people and real situations, sustainable architecture that we will showcase in detail over the upcoming weeks. 

Exhibition: Young Architects from Germany
Dates: until 21 September 2014
Location: Museum of African Design (MoAD), Johannesburg, South Africa
Photography: Courtesy of Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, www.goethe.de/johannesburg
An exhibition by the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations e. V. (ifa), Stuttgart, in cooperation with the Federal Chamber of German Architects e. V. (BAK), Berlin, Media partner: Deutsche Welle (DW).
Projects by GRAFT Architekten, planwer/plan&werk, rheinflügel, Meuser Architekten, plasma studio, MUELLER KNEER ASSOCIATES, ian shwa architekten, GS_architekten und Perler und Scheurer Architekten, Haberland Architekten, KUEHN MALVEZZI, behet bondzio lin, Büro MIR, FAR frohn&rojas, Levin Monsigny Landschaftsarchitekten

Marc Frohn, Mario Rojas Toledo, FAR frohn&rojas - Wall House, Santiago de Chile - photo (c) Cristobal Palma 
Jost Haberland, Haberland Architekten - Extension to the Cantonal Schools Rychenberg and Im Lee, Winterthur, Switzerland - photo (c) Andrea Helbling 
Christian Heuchel, Tillmann Klein, rheinfl¸gel - Kunsthaus Zug mobil, c/o Kunsthaus Zug, Schweiz - photo (c) Guido Baselgia 
Claudia Schmidt, MIR - AvSJJF House, Amsterdam, Niederlande - photo (c) John Lewis Marshall 
Axel Hermening, Martina Levin, Nicolai Levin, Luc Monsigny, Levin Monsigny Landscape Architects - Landscape Park and Museum Gardens, Liangzhu Culture Museum Hangzhou, China -photo (c) Levin Monsigny Landscape Architects 
Olaf Kneer and Marianne Mueller, MUELLER KNEER ASSOCIATES - The Cotton House, Manchester, Great Britain - photo (c) Rolant Dafis
GS_architekten, Perler und Scheurer Architekten - Ferry Porsche Congress Center, Zell am See, Austria - photo (c) Werner Huthmacher 


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