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Professor Dr. med. Gernot Marx is a specialist in anesthesiology and heads the Clinic for Operative Intensive Medicine and Intermediate Care at the Uniklinik RWTH in Aachen. We spoke to him about the challenges and advantages of digitization.  Susanna Koeberle


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3 weeks ago

Light + Building 2024 had to congratulate on a world record title and many touchpoints: electrification, digitalization, recyclable materials, intelligent systems, and networked mobility. Editorial Team


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2 months ago

Lighting design has come a long way in the last two decades. What used to be part of electrical planning is now an integral part of building design. One person who has made significant contributions to this field for 25 years, both in practice and in teaching, is Michael F. Rohde from... Thomas Geuder


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2 months ago

Climate change is a fact, which is why for Nefeli Mavroeidi, moving away from fossil fuels is the only way for the necessary transformation, not only in the construction sector but in all sectors. As the team leader for Building Physics & Sustainability at Werner Sobek Green... Thomas Geuder


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2 months ago

Keeping pace with the times: from 3 to 8 March, the world's leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology will showcase trends and innovations for future-proof solutions. With over 2,000 exhibitors, Light + Building 2024 is already proving very popular in the run-up... Editorial Team


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2 months ago

Three examples from Africa show how architecture can respond to crises. The African continent is particularly affected by the impacts of climate change as well as poverty and associated diseases. At the same time, crucial decisions are being made in such places. Susanna Koeberle


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on 11/20/23

Heimtextil, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles, will take place from January 09 to 12, 2024. It is a meeting point and melting pot for the international community from the fields of design and production, architecture and interior design, expertise, trend forecasting,... Silke Bücker


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on 11/16/23

Creating well-designed hospitals is an enormous challenge, as they must cater to a variety of needs. Four examples from Europe demonstrate how hospitals can become places of recovery. Susanna Koeberle


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on 11/9/23

Acoustics, lighting, and indoor climate are important factors in office planning, says Katrin Jacobs from the architectural firm HENN. However, the well-being of the people who will use the spaces always takes center stage in any room planning. That's why a detailed analysis in the... Thomas Geuder


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on 11/9/23

Robi Wache, from the Stuttgart-based office Robi Wache Architekten, believes that the office is no longer just a place of work but primarily a platform for social exchange and building interpersonal relationships. Therefore, he emphasizes the importance of a flexible design for both... Thomas Geuder


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on 9/11/23

Hadi Teherani designed the new wellness area of the Krallerhof Hotel. The exceptional building features downward opening facade elements from HIRT kinetics AG


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on 8/30/23

In the special topic "Healing Architecture", we engage in discussions with important national and international experts about the criteria for creating high-quality environments in healthcare buildings. The topic will focus on the complex healthcare system, including such specialized... Katinka Corts


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on 3/22/23

Once again, a host of innovations were on display at this year's ISH in Frankfurt. New developments from the industries promise to open up many possibilities for a construction industry capable of implementing a circular economy. Leonhard Fromm


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on 3/21/23

Due to the pandemic, the last "real" BAU trade fair took place in 2019. Regardless of whether we are talking about BIM, energy, technology or simply standardization and legislation: the transformation of the building sector is in full swing and a four-year break is no mere trifle in... Thomas Geuder


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on 2/15/23

ISH, the world's leading trade fair for HVAC and water, which will take place in Frankfurt from 13 to 17 March 2023, will focus on sustainable bathrooms and energy-efficient technologies. Martina Metzner


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on 2/9/23

She has been office manager at Werner Sobek København since 2022 and Director Sustainability Strategies since 2021. We spoke with Dr. Stefanie Weidner about sustainability strategies and the future challenges in the construction sector towards resource-efficiently constructed buildings that... Thomas Geuder


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on 2/6/23

Tilla Goldberg is Studio Director of the Brand Spaces and Product Design & Material Lab studios at Ippolito Fleitz Group. We spoke with her about her approach to special design tasks and bathroom concepts that are fit for the future. Thomas Geuder


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on 1/23/23

At Heimtextil in Frankfurt, everything revolved around "circularity" — starting from procurement, material composition, production to the use and return of fabrics and wallpapers. Martina Metzner


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on 12/19/22

Christina Dreesen, associate director at Arup and head of the Change Advisory department in Germany, has been accompanying office transformation processes for many years, also from a psychological perspective. Thomas Geuder


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on 12/19/22

Claudia and Klaus de Winder from the Berlin-based office de Winder Architekten are convinced that the office will continue to exist, albeit in a changed form. So the question is what interaction models the office must stand for in the future and what the interior design should be like... Thomas Geuder


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on 12/5/22

More than 2,200 exhibitors are expected to participate in Heimtextil 2023, the leading international trade fair for home and contract textiles, which will be held in Frankfurt in January — one focus will be on sustainability and the circular economy. Martina Metzner


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on 11/15/22

Civic participation is booming. Better communication with citizens and their greater participation is being widely discussed. Should urban development become a common task? Or is it too complicated to decide on the many urban development issues in a democratic process? What should the... Christian Heuchel and Wolfgang Sonne


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on 11/15/22

Prof. Christian Heuchel and his guest, Prof. Wolfgang Sonne (TU Dortmund University and Baukunstarchiv NRW), will discuss this topic. What are the rules that should be applied when building cities today? What are the basic principles of good urban development? How much democracy do urban...


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on 10/14/22

Whether at Cologne Cathedral, the Colosseum in Rome or Notre Dame in Paris – natural stone has been a popular choice of material throughout human history and is now experiencing a renaissance in the age of climate change. Christiane Fath


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on 10/14/22

Natural stone is one of the oldest and most sustainable building materials on Earth. Today, as people long for authenticity and nature, and environmentally friendly building is essential, natural stone makes a comeback.  Christian Heuchel


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on 8/1/22

Paolo Cocconi and Carla Wilkins are designers at Lichtvision, an international office for lighting design. In this interview they speak about upcoming trends, the importance of sustainability, and what visitors can expect on their tour at Light + Building. Martina Metzner


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on 8/1/22

Birgit Walter from Barcelona's BMLD is a lighting designer with a passion. In this interview, she is talking about the special challenges in the Spanish market, how important intelligent technology is, and what accents she is setting on for her tour of Light + Building. Martina Metzner


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on 7/13/22

Light + Building will take place at its new date from 2 to 6 October. With around 1,300 exhibitors from 46 countries, it is well prepared for both lighting and building automation. Martina Metzner


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on 5/12/22

Architecture shapes the identity of a location. Modernism, however, has brought about the emergence of a globalized aesthetic. Interchangeability and non-identity characterize many cities worldwide. How can this conformity of urban design be counteracted, how can a local identity be... Christian Heuchel


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on 5/12/22

The material used to construct a building is decisive for its character and impact. Brick has been playing a central role in European building culture—building with brick was considered a status symbol for a long time.  Christian Heuchel


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on 4/4/22

Before the pandemic, the team at HPP designed The Cradle office building for the INTERBODEN Group. Antonino Vultaggio is convinced that the flexibly usable timber hybrid building, which is designed to be recyclable and support a circular... world-architects


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on 4/4/22

The pandemic has turned our everyday working lives upside down. But that doesn’t mean the office as a workplace is obsolete, says Ina Nikolova from the Berlin-based architectural office Kinzo. What is needed are sustainable and flexible concepts. world-architects.com


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on 3/17/22

Smart Technology is increasingly shaping our daily life. While getting more advanced anddominant, the users are growing more skeptical. What are smart buildings and how do theycontribute to the fight against climate change? In what way can technology serve both thepeople and nature without...


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on 3/13/22

Every city has its own built fabric, which becomes interesting when incongruous elements are combined. The existing fabric is juxtaposed with the new in surprising ways that ultimately aim to become part of the whole.


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on 3/16/21

The triangular building type creates a strong visual identity and an open character in the new city district. With its building edges of varying lengths and rounded corners, this building typology oscillates between solitaire and block. It thus succeeds in creating spatial references,...


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on 3/15/21

Currently, buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption. In order to achieve the new climate targets, urban planners need to increasingly focus on climate-oriented design and energy efficiency. It is well known that smart buildings, i.e. buildings that are equipped with intelligent... Christiane Fath


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