Feature, 22.08.2011

FESTIVAL ÜBER LEBENSKUNST
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
17.08. – 21.08.2011

In cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the German Federal Cultural Foundation initiated the multi-part ÜBER LEBENSKUNST project, which has been bringing together actors from a wide range of disciplines to identify existing strategies and develop models of sustainable living fit for daily life. During the 101-hour Festival ÜBER LEBENSKUNST artists, scientists and activists turned the Haus der Kulturen der Welt into a place where visitors can try out the sustainable “art of living”.

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Images ©Haus der Kulturen der Welt

ÜBER LEBENSKUNST, HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT

Feature, 30.07.2011

DESIGN SCHWEIZ
Hans-Peter Jochum
23.06. – 30.07.2011

The exhibition Design Schweiz at Galerie Hans-Peter Jochum in Berlin featured exceptional design made in Switzerland during the period 1930 – 1960. The selected examples of the Swiss “Moderne” included furniture and lighting design from swiss pioneers in design like Hans Bellmann, Rico and Rosemarie Baltensweiler, Jacob Müller and Max Bill. For the opening event the soundpiece Swiss Chalet by Andreas Reihse was performed.

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All images ©Hans-Peter Jochum, courtesy of the artists

HANS-PETER JOCHUM

Feature, 10.07.2011

THE LISBONAIRE APARTMENTS

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Credit: Conceptual sketch by Pedrita, Photo © Francisco Nogueira

Located in the heart of downtown Lisbon, the 1960s building offers 19 apartments to rent for short or long term Lisbon visits. Close to Chiado, Bairro Alto and the Castle of São Jorge, the Lisbonaire is home to travellers with an appreciation for design, hosting them in individually designed studios by a Portuguese graphic, product or furniture designer rooted in the young and vibrant Lisbon design scene.

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Credits: 2 x Apartment “N” designed by Ricardo Mealha | Apartment “M” designed by Pedro Falcão | Apartment “P” designed by Marco Balesteros |Apartment “T” designed by Paulo Arraiano – All Photos © Francisco Nogueira

THE LISBONAIRE

Feature, 05.03.2011

FRIEDRICH KUNATH – LONELY ARE THE FREE
Schinkel Pavillon
05.03. – 17.04.2011

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Credit: Friedrich Kunath, Run Away (Going To Aspen), 2011

Friedrich Kunath’s work focusses on universal themes of the human condition: love, loss, loneliness, optimism and dejection, all imparted with tragicomic pathos. Apart from the installation on the main exhibition room, the artist also installed a bar in the entrance hall of Schinkel Pavillon.

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Installation view ©Schinkel Pavillon; Bar, Friedrich Kunath

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Credits: Friedrich Kunath, Untitled, 2009 | Friedrich Kunath, Eat, Drink, Remarry, 2009

SCHINKEL PAVILLON

 

Project, 01.02.2011

GRILL ROYAL

A place to meet friends and enjoy excellent food, there should be steak and fish on the menu, champagne and plenty of space. In the spring of 2007 Stephan Landwehr and Boris Radczun opened Grill Royal, which has been a hot spot in the gastronomic landscape of Berlin ever since.

Photos: Stefan Korte

GRILL ROYAL

Feature, 01.01.2007

TALKING CITIES – THE MICROPOLITICS OF URBAN SPACE

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Image ©Talking Cities

The exhibition Talking Cities was part of the International Architecture and Design Forum ENTRY2006 at the World Heritage Site of Zeche Zollverein in Essen (the coal washing plant transformed by OMA), featuring innovative international design & architecture as a collective dialogue on reconfiguring and reactivating the marginal, residual and public spaces of our contemporary cities.

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Credits: Interbreeding Field |Timorous_Beasties | Andreas Bergmann | Karsten Konrad; all images courtesy the designers and architects

TALKING CITIES, ENTRY2006