24 01 2019 The Bauhaus centenary gives cause for celebration but also for critical research. Ines Weizman lectures at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. This year she is conference director of the XIV International Bauhaus Colloquium. In her interview with FSB she speaks about the contradictions informing the world’s most famous art school.
10 01 2019 Not one but two museums open in this, the Bauhaus centenary year: one at Dessau in the autumn; the other, built to a design by Berlin-based architect Heike Hanada, at Weimar in early April. FSB met Ms Hanada in her Berlin office to discuss intermediate Weimar states, flowing spaces and why the Wittgenstein handle slots in well with the Bauhaus.
22 06 2018 The curatorial team headed by Marcus Taylor and Caruso St John has facilitated Great Britain presenting itself to this year’s Architecture Biennial as an open-minded, outward-going country – with an emptied-out Pavilion and a platform on the roof. We met up with Caruso in Venice and spoke with him about extreme times, the role of façades and post-Bauhaus.
28 03 2018 Politician Marianne Birthler and architects Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit from the Graft practice are overseeing the “Unbuilding Walls” exhibition in the German Pavilion at this year’s Architecture Biennial in Venice. FSB in discussion with the three architects about their scheme, the Biennial motto “Freespace” and gaps as statements.
20 03 2017 These days, Jasper Morrison is one of the big names in design. But the roots of his career lie in Berlin – and with FSB. Door lever handle 1144 was one of his first creations and is also on show in the “Jasper Morrison. Thingness” exhibition being run from 22 March 2017 at Berlin’s Bauhaus Archive. A conversation about Berlin, Brakel and Tokyo.
03 02 2017 Together with his brother, Benedikt Schulz runs the Leipzig firm of architects Schulz und Schulz, which has caught the eye with the many public buildings it has designed. FSB spoke with him about the appeal of competitions, school buildings and home life in the Ruhr.
08 11 2016 Firms of architects that polarise? In Germany, Graft of Berlin does for sure, causing quite a stir in trade circles whilst also exciting a wider architectural audience. It has now designed a door-lever handle series for FSB. Wolfram Putz, one of Graft’s founding partners, on architecture debates, working with Jan Kleihues and the smile of the Mona Lisa.
14 06 2016 Anupama Kundoo is an architectural globetrotter, shuttling between an office in India and a professorial chair in Madrid. She graduated in Mumbai and received a doctorate from TU Berlin. This Sunday, the 19th of June 2016, Kundoo will be delivering this year’s “Reading in Architecture” talk at the behest of FSB.
02 06 2016 A cliché: “British understatement”. Proof of how true this cliché is: John Pawson. The architect is renowned for calm, focused buildings. He nurtures a pretty low-profile presence himself, too. We spoke to him about concrete, passion and the 1242 door lever handle he has designed for FSB.