A straightforward passive house wasn't challenging enough for architect Manfred Lux. So when he designed his family home near the Bavarian city of Augsburg, he built it in the shape of an octagon.
Álvaro Leite Siza, son of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Álvaro Siza designed a monumental residence in Porto. With a blend of soft and modern elements, it’s an oasis of calm in the city.
Kurt Hauenstein is an architect from Zurich who has modernized a number of houses in the village of Fläsch in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. His own 18th century house there is outstanding.
Jan Körbes converted an old grain silo into his dream home. The self-styled "garbage architect" aimed to build it from things other people threw away, but space is tight, to he has to think creatively.
Swedish satire "The Square" has scooped the award for best film at the European Film Awards in Berlin. It also claimed five more prizes, including those for best director, best screenwriter and best actor.
The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in literature, is cutting all ties with a man facing a series of sexual harassment allegations. The influential person had been closely linked with the institution.
With the successful staging of "Fiddler on the Roof," the Komische Oper celebrates its 70th anniversary. For DW columnist Gero Schliess, the smallest of the three Berlin opera houses is particularly inspiring right now.
Bauhaus is one of Germany's most successful cultural exports. But these days, 22 of the world's leading architecture offices are American, 17 British - and only three German.
After the "Jamaica" coalition talks aimed at building the next German government collapsed in Berlin on Sunday, Germany's top culture critics took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
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