Spotlight: Frei Otto

Munich Olympic Stadium. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn Munich Olympic Stadium. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn

German architect and structural engineer Frei Otto (31 May 1925 – 9 March 2015) was well known for his pioneering innovations in lightweight and tensile structures. Shortly before his death in 2015 he was awarded the Pritzker Prize and prior to that he was awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 2006. Much of his research in lightweight structures is as relevant today as when he first proposed them over 60 years ago, and his work continues to inform architects and engineers to this day.

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Carmelites Extension / NOTAN OFFICE

© NICOLAS DELAROCHE © NICOLAS DELAROCHE

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Machiya in Kawagoe House / K+S Architects

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda
  • architects: K+S Architects
  • Location: Kawagoe, Prefectura de Saitama, Japan
  • Project Year: 2019
  • Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda
  • Area: 66.0 m2

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Half Space / Y.AN DESIGN

© Xiaobin Lv © Xiaobin Lv
  • architects: Y.AN DESIGN
  • Location: Wenling, Zhejiang, China
  • Project Year: 2019
  • Photographs: Xiaobin Lv
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Y.AN DESIGN
  • Area: 96.0 m2

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La Cucina / Myeongborang / Choon Choi Architects

© Jaekyeong Kim © Jaekyeong Kim

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House in Chau Doc / NISHIZAWAARCHITECTS

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki
  • architects: NISHIZAWAARCHITECTS
  • Location: Tp. Châu Đốc, An Giang, Vietnam
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki
  • Photographs: via NISHIZAWAARCHITECTS
  • Area: 340.0 m2

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Plot # 1282 / Bernard Khoury / DW5

© Bahaa Ghoussainy © Bahaa Ghoussainy
  • architects: Bernard Khoury / DW5
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Ieva Saudargaite
  • Photographs: Bahaa Ghoussainy
  • Area: 25800.0 m2

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Mauritius Commercial Bank / Jean-Francois Koenig Architect

© Johan Pretorius © Johan Pretorius
  • architects: Jean-Francois Koenig Architect
  • Location: Ebène, Quatre Bornes, Mauritius
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Johan Pretorius
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Jean-Francois Koenig
  • Photographs: Jean-Paul LeBlanc
  • Photographs: Hasan Mohamedally
  • Area: 11000.0 m2

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Taylor Beach House / SPF: architects

© Matthew Momberger © Matthew Momberger

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Stoke Newington House / Material Works Architecture

© Gautier Houba © Gautier Houba

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