Radical Antiquitiy – Heinz Bienefeld’s Villas and Churches
Edited by Philipp Sturm and Peter Cachola Schmal
Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM)
Frankfurt am Main, 2021
74 pages, German/English
Available at the museum shop for EUR 15,-
The publication in German and English accompanying the exhibition focuses on the new photographs of the models and buildings, supplemented by examples of the planning materials on show. Two essays explore Bienefeld’s architecture. Architect Alfred Bremm, who for his doctorate examined Bienefeld’s estate intensively, discusses the early buildings and churches. In particular, he describes Bienefeld’s structural principles. In her essay, architect Katleen Nagel considers the aging and patina of Bienefeld’s masonry brickwork.
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Herausgegeben von Peter Cachola Schmal, Yorck Förster, Christina Gräwe und Joachim MIldner
The Tokyo firm Tezuka Architects, headed by Takaharu and Yui Tezuka, is enjoying an increasingly international reputation for its refined blend of traditional and contemporary Japanese aesthetics, developing solutions which seem refreshingly unconventional while remaining anchored in the scale and needs of everyday life. (The names of their recent projects – ‘Roof House’, ‘Wall-less House’ and ‘Sky House’ – convey the flavor and feel of this amalgam.) Tezuka buildings often sport such features as large sliding-door fronts and verandas, and make particular use of wood and lightweight steel in order to effect a smooth back-and-forth flow between building and environment. In this respect their buildings call to mind centuries-old Japanese architectural tradition, which is absorbed into present day developments in design and construction technologies. Large public buildings such as the Fuji kindergarten and the Natural History Museum in Matsunoyama demonstrate the popularity of this synthesis.
von Annette Becker, Peter Cachola Schmal