Carmody Groarke to Transform Brutalist Offices into Church Campus

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Carmody Groarke and Riehle+Assoziierte have won first prize to create a new campus for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nuremberg, Germany. The new project aims to renovate and expand a 1960s brutalist office building, creating a new 38,000 sq. meter development in the city. The concept opens up the city-block by placing a new public square at the heart of the composition, presenting the Church as an outward-facing institution.

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How do Solar Tiles Work?

© Tesla © Tesla

Solar tiles operate identically to the photovoltaic panels that are already widely used in construction. The primary difference between them lies in their assembly: whereas photovoltaic panels are attached to an existing roof, solar tiles are part of the roof's construction from the start, taking the place of regular tiling.

The tiles are formed by photovoltaic cells that, when they receive sunlight, create an electric field capable of providing electrical energy for use inside the building. Each tile is connected by cables to the power distribution board.

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Fuwen Primary School Reconstruction / The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art, Wangwei studio

© Shuilong Lang © Shuilong Lang
  • architects: The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art, Wangwei studio
  • Location: Fuwen Township, Chun'an County, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Area: 2604.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Shuilong Lang
  • Photographs: Peiwen Zhen
  • Photographs: Wei Wang
  • Photographs: Hongbin Wang

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Tru3 Yoga Studio / ITGinteriors

© João Morgado © João Morgado

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LITTLENAP Hotel / say architects

© Projection © Projection
  • architects: say architects
  • Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Area: 600.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2019
  • Photographs: Projection
  • Photographs: Minjie Wang

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Nureca Inc Offices / NOOR Architects Consultants

© Andre J Fanthome © Andre J Fanthome
  • architects: NOOR Architects Consultants
  • Location: Hotel Emerald, SCO 173-174, Madhya Marg, Sector 8C, Sector 8, Chandigarh, 160009, India
  • Area: 2900.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2019
  • Photographs: Andre J Fanthome

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LAIYEE·Moganshan B&B / ATDESIGN

© Song Ye © Song Ye
  • architects: ATDESIGN
  • Location: No.76, Zhongcun Village, Moganshan Town, Deqing County, Huzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Area: 600.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2019
  • Photographs: Song Ye

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Rototo / Hidenori Tsuboi Architects

© Daisuke Shima © Daisuke Shima

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BigSmall Coffee Beiluoguxiang / designRESERVE

outdoor seating in portico. Image © Weiqi Jin outdoor seating in portico. Image © Weiqi Jin
  • architects: designRESERVE
  • Location: Port Apartment, No.12, Qianfuxiang Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
  • Area: 65.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2019
  • Photographs: Weiqi Jin

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Hidden in Plain Sight Pavilion / Nelsen Partners

© Daniela Valle | Nelsen Partners © Daniela Valle | Nelsen Partners
  • architects: Nelsen Partners
  • Location: Hidden in Plain Sight Pavilion, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739, United States
  • Area: 225.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2019
  • Photographs: Daniela Valle | Nelsen Partners
  • Photographs:

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