Karl Heinz Schmitz & Rittmannsberger Architekten - Anna Amalia library extension, Weimar 2005. Note how the adjacent buildings inform the addition; by aligning the top of the windows to the building on the left and the bottom with the building on the right, a new proportion is created that dictates the facade. Photos (C) Ulrich Schwarz.
Bernd Sammann - Low energy collective housing, Ronnenberg-Benthe 2005. The monolithic cubes are all designed without visible details; no base, paint, flashing, gutters, or roof details. Despite the simplicity, the variety of floor plans and positioning on the site is dynamically communicated through the articulation of the windows and landscape, creating a refreshing model of communal living. Photos (C) Klaus Dieter Weiss.