05/21/2015 – 06/13/2015


Architekturgalerie München, Entrance through the Bookstore L. Werner, Türkenstr. 30, 80333 Munich

JSWD are involved in a wide range of building projects—from a school to a research institute, from a residential building to a museum—and each project is conceived from scratch. One aspect dominates all finished buildings, as well as those currently under construction: they show an intense involvement with the façade, the „skin“ of the building, which connects inside and outside and gives the houses a unique character. The exhibition shows examples of prominent building envelopes.


This is Modern


05/11/2015 – 05/29/2015

Palmhof, c/o Mawa Design GmbH, Neu-Langerwisch 36, 14552 Michendorf

Parallel to the opening of the 14th Architecture Biennale, the exhibition ”This is modern“ was opened on June 7 in Venice. With “This Is modern,” the German Werkbund Berlin presents the status of contemporary architecture in Germany: 22 renowned architecture firms show their designs for a German exhibition pavilion on the Biennale site in the Giardini in Venice. The existing pavilion, built in 1909 and modified in 1938, was hypothetically stated as needing renewal, reopening the question of a contemporary national exhibition building for the whole world to see.

After stations in Bühl, Düsseldorf, and Hamburg the exhibition will now be shown at mawa design gmbh.

The catalog of the exhibition is available in English and German.


Otto Zitko


05/02/2015 – 06/20/2015

Krobath, Marienstraße 10, 10117 Berlin

In seiner zweiten Einzelausstellung bei Krobath Berlin präsentiert Otto Zitko neue großformatige Arbeiten, schwarze und silberfarbene Linien mit Ölstift und Lack auf Wabenkartons aufgetragen. „Sie stellen nicht die Installation an sich dar“, schrieb die Kunsthistorikerin Jan Avgikos über Zitkos Bilder, „sondern filtern die polarisierten Erfahrungen heraus, die für Zitkos Installationen wichtig sind.“ Sozusagen eine Konzentration. Vom Raum auf die Fläche.

04/24/2015 – 08/26/2015

MUDE – Museu do Design e da Moda, Francisco Capelo Collection, R. Augusta, 24, 1100-053 Lisbon, Portugal

At MUDE - Museu do Design e da Moda in Lisbon Ingrid von Kruse shows a selection of portraits of well-known architects, such as Tadao Ando, Denise Scott Brown, David Chipperfield, Peter Eisenman, Norman Foster, Frank O. Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel Libeskind, Richard Meier, Oscar Niemeyer, Ieoh Ming Pei, Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, Álvaro Siza, Oswald Mathias Ungers, Robert Venturi, and Peter Zumthor.

All portraits are collected in the publication Eminent Architects – Seen by Ingrid von Kruse. The illustrated volume delves into the personalities and thoughts of those who designed the buildings that give form to our times. A selection of sketches, drawings, and models rounds off the examination of their artistic ideas and their thinking. Within the context of this broad, composite view, the architects as they see themselves and the ideals that lie behind their ideas attain clear contours.

04/02/2015 – 05/28/2015

Aedes Am Pfefferberg, Christinenstraße 18–19, 10119 Berlin

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) are known worldwide for their large-scale projects such as airports, sport venues, train stations, and cultural buildings. Their work with historical buildings is less known. This exhibition, which was first curated for the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, presents 32 projects, explaining the different possible approaches to this problem. This creates a multi-faceted kaleidoscope of the many architectural options available. What is also evident is that engagement with the history of a place is a necessary part of responsible building development.

JOVIS launched a new publication series with gmp: gmp FOCUS. The series documents an exemplary selection of gmp buildings, by means of detailed texts and photo galleries by renowned culture journalists, architecture critics, and photographers.


Urban Living

Book presentation, lecture, and discussion

03/30/2015, 6:00 pm

Deutsches Architekturzentrum (DAZ), Köpenickerstraße 48/49, 10179 Berlin (Bruno-Taut-Saal)

Lecture by Jean-Philippe Vassal (Lacaton&Vassal, Paris, Jury member of the Urban Living workshop) and a discussion with the State Senate Department Director of Berlin, Regula Lüscher.

How can residential building strengthen urban structures and provide new opportunities through densification? How can monostructures be broken up and open spaces be upgraded? And how can architecture meet the requirements of new forms of cohabitation, either owing to a broader social mix or to the combination of living and working?

The newly published book Urban Living—Strategies for the Future presents convincing concepts, which show that affordable residential space can also have a high structural quality. Designs and solutions from the international Urban Living workshop, which more than thirty international architecture offices took part in, provide excellent examples of the potential qualities of future residential construction.

03/27/2015 – 08/30/2015

Atelierhaus Bötzow, Prenzlauer Allee 242, 10405 Berlin

Balagan is the title of Norbert Bisky’s exhibit of new works, showing at the Atelierhaus from March 27 until August 30. In winter 2014/2015, Bisky swapped ateliers with Israeli painter Erez Israeli, based in Tel Aviv. The artworks created during this time are devoted to urbanity, feelings of impenetrability regarding our real and virtual living environments. The compositions were painted especially for the Atelierhaus on Bötzow. The exhibit, with large-format, intensely colored works as well as a series of small-format works of oil on paper that are being show for the first time in Germany and three pieces from the Sammlung HGN show both sides of this coin—angst and joie de vivre. The exhibit title says it all—Balagan—which can mean confusion and chaos as well as partying and exuberance.

03/20/2015 – 05/30/2015

Galerie Wittenbrink, Türkenstr. 16, 80333 Munich

The artist Koen Vermeule from Amsterdam shows new works in his exhibition titled ”Wanderlust”. The works can be seen at Gallery Wittenbrink in Munich until May 30.

02/18/2015, 6:30 pm

Alfred Herrhausen Society, Unter den Linden 13–15, entrance through Charlottenstraße 37, 10117 Berlin

The Alfred Herrhausen Society and JOVIS Publishers invite to an evening with the architect and planner Jan Gehl on occasion of the first German edition of Cities for People.

For more than 40 years, the architect and city planner Jan Gehl has been involved in redesigning or creating new designs for squares, streets, even entire city districts, for the benefit of the residents. By observing megacities in detail himself, Gehl develops methods and strategies for bringing significant positive change to dysfunctional and inhospitable urban landscapes. The most important principle behind Jan Gehl’s urban planning on a human scale is that the urban space has to be experienced at the speed of a pedestrian, instead of from a vehicle. This is the only way to succeed in making both traditional metropolises and rapidly growing cities in developing and emerging countries into “cities for people”.

The book presentation will take place in English.


Future Living

Symposium / book presentation

01/15/2015, 6:00 pm

Faculty of Architecture at TU Berlin, Room A053, Straße des 17. Juni 153, 10623 Berlin

Housing is a basic need that, for many all over the world, remains unmet or inadequate. In order to ensure the availability of quality living space for everyone, architecture and urban development can contribute significantly to finding new solutions. The challenge of affordable housing lies in achieving an optimum relationship between costs and the “home quality“ value, which is dependent on many local parameters and cultural preferences.

The symposium ”Zukunft Wohnen” (Future Living) asks for spatial and strategic parameters for creating affordable living spaces. With Arno Brandlhuber, Hans Drexler, Ralf Pasing, Christian Schöningh, Joachim Schultz-Granberg.

Using exemplary projects from international architects like Gaupenraub +/-, Lacaton & Vassal or Urbanus, the book Affordable Living (edited by Klaus Dömer, Hans Drexler. Joachim Schultz-Granberg) shows the problems, potentials, and dependencies that different approaches bring with them and how these impact our reality of living.