August 2, 2011
LAVA's Evolution light is one of 62 designs featured in the August issue of Wallpaper* magazine.The Handmade issue showcased the work of leading designers, craftsmen and manufacturers who were commissioned to create new products for the Handmade show in Milan earlier this year.
Photo: Tommy Voeten, 1212‐Studio
19 April 2012
LAVA's vision for the proposed headquarters of the Green Climate Fund in Bonn is described as having 'maximum impact' and 'an ideal working environment'.
10 May 2012
LAVA's plan for the city centre of Masdar UAE features in a Berliner Zeitung story on cities of the future.
The story also apeared in the Frankfurter Rundschau.
"Die Metropolen der Welt haben mit gewaltigen Problemen zu kämpfen. Deshalb suchen Forscher die ideale Stadt - und arbeiten an Konzepten für die Stadt von morgen. Auch Deutschland will dabei stärker mitmischen."
8 May 2012
LAVA is the featured ‘DESIGNER’ in Workshop magazine issue 03 with 33 pages, including an interview and profiles on 9 projects. published by Choi's Gallery, China.
6 June 2012
Three page story on Classroom of the Future in 'Walls and Roofs' magazine, South Africa.
12 June 2012
The Rubrik Freistil section of the June 2012 issue of Baumeister – Das Architektur-Magazin - features LAVA:
"We already work for our dream client and design our dream projects everyday in many places around the world".
19 July 2012
The latest issue of Dorogoy magazine features LAVA's Masdar project. The magazine is read in Central Asia, Kazakhstan and UAE.
4 September 2012
COME INTO PLAY - Chris bosse describes its as "by far the weirdest and most absurd brief I've ever seen" .. but we had to ''to engage with what children do best, which is to play and have fun''. The design team, which visited schools to talk to children about their preferences, found that ''thinking like kids'' was a useful tool.
The embassy/shop/learning centre is structured by 1068 oscillating plywood sections - is it a whale? a time-travel tunnel? a space rocket?
Read more and hear interviews with Chris Bosse and our partners Josh [Will O'Rourke] and Pete [The Glue Society].: Sydney Morning Herald
7 September 2012
LAVA's Green Climate Fund headquarter designs feature on the front cover and in a 4 page story in Architecture Update, September 2012 Ecological Infrastructure, published in India.
17 September 2012
Workshop magazine, published in Shanghai, has featured a four page story on the MARTIAN EMBASSY in their issue 06.
28 November 2012
LAVA is creating the new interior spaces for an old cabaret theatre dating from the roaring '20s. The abandoned 1920s cabaret theatre has been recently uncovered in the heart of Berlin.
The music hall theatre has been buried in 30 tonnes of rubble since 1934 when it closed, perhaps as part of a crackdown on the cabaret scene by the Nazi regime.
Discovered by accident by Dirk Moritz of the Moritz Gruppe, the three level musical hall and restaurant was a cabaret venue and featured a grand ballroom, a theatre, beautiful wall paintings and vaulted stuccoed ceilings.
Project developers, MORITZ GRUPPE, will renovate the three story building, called the SECRET GARDEN, which will comprise spaces for small scale performances and exhibitions, studios, meetings and conferences, and luxury apartments for short term and executive rental.
They asked LAVA to work with them on the design of the spaces.
WORLD ARCHITECTURE NEWS previews the project: WAN
12 November 2012
"In the four years of its existence LAVA has rapidly become one of the leading architectural offices of its generation in Germany."
So Jochen Paul introduces a 6 page profile on LAVA in Schüco Magazine ..... and the directors are on the cover!
Story on page 32:
And LAVA's shell set for the 2011 Myer fashion show is featured in 'Landscape Design'.
Both magazines recently published by Dallan University of Technology, China.
21 March 2013
Four page story on LAVA's Sydney studio in New York based Bullett Magazine
31 May 2013
Three LAVA projects are featured in 'Display and Space' Vol 2 - Myer Shell Set, the Sherman Bibliotheca and the RAIA Bar.
18 April 2013
The Australian's monthly Wish magazine has featured the Secret Garden project in Berlln. Bosse says of the surprise discovery of the 1905 cabaret by Berln developer Dirk Moritz: "It was like finding a train station in Sydney's CBD that no one knew about."
18 April 2013
A new 270 page book on 'creative diagrams' includes seven LAVA projects including Classroom of the Future, Stuttgart University Voxel, Berchtesgaden Youth Hostel, Corniche Tower and Riga Airport.
“The book aims to provide readers with new examples of creative analysis diagrams.”
31 May 2013
Russia's 'Tall Buildings' magazine features a six page story on LAVA's The Square3 project in Berlin.
9 JULY 2013
US/UK based Arch2o website recently interviewed Chris Bosse on coffee, inspiration, favourite music, latest book and advice to young architects...
Bosse suggests: Breathe. Relax. Then draw.
9 JULY 2013
Five page story in Travelite, a luxury travel and lifestyle magazine distributed quarterly across Asia.
With some valuable inputs from the director of a formidable international design firm, we take a peek at a sustainable future that thrives on smarter and more dynamic concepts believed to harmonise the relationship between man and the environment.
4 SEPTEMBER 2013
OUR AWARD WINNING EMBASSY IN NEW BOOK
An eight page story on the Martian Embassy is in the recently published 'Fashion Shop - New Cases of International Interior Design' by CIP publishing China
15 OCTOBER 2013
ID View magazine, China, has published two page stories on the Martian Embassy and the Emergency Shelter in its latest issue.
LAVA's Martian Embassy is the home of the Sydney Story Factory, a creative writing centre for kids, and has already won several design awards.
A scale model of the digital origami shelter featured in the 'Emergency Shelter' exhibition that explored solutions for housing people in the wake of disaster.
“International Decoration View” is a bi-monthly magazine presenting trends and achievements in the design industry to 5,0000 readers in the main cities in China. See the whole magazine here:IDVIEW
9 NOVEMBER 2013
Italy's RAI TV were at the Martian Embassy in Sydney on Friday morning interviewing LAVA Australia's four Italian-born team members and LAVA director Chris Bosse - in Italian!
Shown here is Alessandra Moschella being inteviewed by Rocco Contini.
Interview coming soon!
22 January 2014
These amazing books came into the office the other day - one on hotels, the other on installations, both published by Artpower. LAVA projects include Mexico and Oman resorts; and Digital Origami Shelter, Myer Shell Set, AIA Bar and Digital Tigers.
Thank you Artpower for sending them to us. ARTPOWER
13 May 2014
EPHEMERAL - they wow us for a while but then they disappear - exhibitions, advertising, events, shows.
So we're very happy to have our Green Void and Digital Origami projects in the latest book 'Ephemeral' by Barcelona publisher Monsa.
"an overview of the latest design trends in ephemeral architecture. ..They have been built to disappear, but its symbolism is such that [they] end [up] remaining in time."
4 June 2014
WATER, NATURE + FREI OTTO - Chris Bosse talks about the Watercube in a seven page interview in uncube, a new German design magazine.
23 June 2014
A bold new book arrived in the office this week - 'TEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE' by Lisa Baker.
'This volume gathers extraordinary contemporary projects ... Most of these concepts transgress the borderlines of architecture, art, design and social intervention, which results in a .. unique form of creative freedom."
Our tigers are in there!
15 July 2014
'An organic Cocoon' ... Harmonies Magazine in Lebanon has published our Greenland Display Centre.
2 September 2014
The changing lights of the red planet that feature in our Martian Embassy have captured the gaze of Germany's Licht Magazine which has published a nice two page story.
22 SEPTEMBER 2014
'KINGS FOR BID WINNING'!!!!
Two lovely books came into the office today featuring our Bionic Tower and Harbin Ice Hotel projects.
9 December 2014
Tobias Wallisser was interviewed by MIND magazine whilst he attended the “Space and Possiblities” coonferenece in Istanbul earlier this year.
3 MARCH 2015
Tall Buildings Magazine in Russia has done a great 6 page story on our Shenzhen Jungle Plaza project!
3 MARCH 2015
Our Tigers are the opening act in this new book "Animal Kingdom' published by Sendpoints with an eight page story.
14 April 2015
Jochen Paul has written a review in BAUWELT on our VISIONAREALITY exhibition at Architekturgalerie Munich.
15 May 2015
Two LAVA projects are in amongst Oscar awards events and Olympic closing ceremonies in a new book called "SPECTACULAR! STAGE DESIGN", published by Sendpoints Publishing Co., Ltd.
19 June 2015
LAVA's youth hostels in Berchestgaden and Bayreuth are featured in the latest issue of Baunetzwoche in a story on what's happening in Bavaria.
25 June 2015
LAVA's 7 star HAINAN OCEAN FLOWER RESORT is featured in this month's Belle Magazine. The design is based on the simple, natural geometry of a water drop.
14 November 2015
Alexander Rieck talks the smart cities of tomorrow in Detail.
He'll be speaking at the upcoming Fraunhofer’s “Urban Futures” Conference in Berlin on November 25 and 26, 2015. The event brings speakers from across Europe who specialise in sustainable urban development.
21 November 2015
Alexander Rieck is featured in this new issue of DETAIL - "Research on BIM- Building Information Modeling I Management"
"We are now in a position to answer not only the questions of architecture with contemporary methods, but we’re also able to find new methods to execute complex tasks and planning processes much more efficiently."
"Wir sind heute in der Lage, nicht nur die Fragestellungen der Architektur mit den heutigen Methoden zu beantworten, sondern auch Methoden zu finden, mit den sich komplexe Aufgaben und Planungsprozesse deutlich effizienter bearbeiten lassen."
17 December 2015
Our Classroom of the Future appeared on the cover of Owl, a Canadian based magazine for school kids.
12 January 2016
Our Masdar project was featured in the book "The Greening of Architecture: A Critical History and Survey of Contemporary Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design" by Dr. Phill Tabb, Professor of Architecture, Texas A&M University.
9 March 2016
Our KY-OTO restaurant fit out has appeared in Hospitality magazine
30 March 2016
Our Rinascente project has been published in this new book by Artpower International Publishing of Hong Kong.
2 MAY 2016
Our Jeju Resort has been featured in UK Resorts magazine.
17 MAY 2016
YOUTH HOSTELS OF THE FUTURE in Goethe magazine.
4 OCTOBER 2016
The latest edition of Interior Design magazine NY features Tivoli Terrace.
30 NOVEMBER 2016
The November 2016 issue of Interior Design NY magazine features LAVA's Philips Headquarters in a story on new office projects
20 DECEMBER 2016
Our Tivoli Terrace kitchen is one of "8 Simply Amazing Kitchens" in Interior Design NY December, 2016
24 March 2017
Le Parisien Magazine + Aujourd’hui en France Magazine (weekly supplements of the daily newspapers Le Parisien and Aujourd’hui en France) have published a story on our Forest City design in Malaysia.
11 OCTOBER 2017
LAVA's plans for a reinvisioned Garden Island in Sydney are in Sydney's 'Daily Telegraph' newspaper.
"THIS could be the stunning new look of Sydney Harbour if plans to open up Garden Island come to fruition. The revamp is the brainchild of an award-winning Sydney-based architect", says the Tele.
“It is an opportunity to .. create a new city precinct on the waterfront, something like the Tate Modern in London,” LAVA director Chris Bosse said.
“The idea is that we return Garden Island to garden with green technology and naturally cooling buildings.”
29 May 2018
Four page story on our Youth Hostel appears in Tasarim Magazine, Istanbul
14 July 2018
Hamburg's "Office Inspiration" features inspiring office projects and ideas from the workplace environment.
The site featured our Philips Lighting headquarters.
25 November 2018
Tobias Wallisser and Alexander Rieck are featured in two recent publications.
Wallisser is quoted in "Slumber Party - What do Millennials want?' published in Cladbook 2018 issue 1 which examines the impact of millennials on hospitality design. ‘Social media savvy, discerning, environmentally aware and hungry for experience, .. millennials are travelling more than any other demographic."
Rieck is quoted in the Villeroy and Boch e-book on the hotel (bathroom) of the future. Individuality, health, sustainability and biophilic design. "The bathroom of the future is adaptive ... bathrooms will become 'transformer bathrooms', changing to suit the situation and user."
The e-book can be downloaded here:
3 December 2018
Chris Bosse has been speaking at the Colores del Futuro, Universidad de San Pedro Sula, Usap, Honduras.
Bosse was interviewed by Honduran Iconosmag: "Para Chris Bosse, la arquitectura no se limita solamente a la proyección de sus ideas en el papel, sino más una actividad que fusiona ideas abstractas y concretas en creaciones atractivas."
5 January 2019
Latest article on LAVA in dbz.
28 February 2019
LAVA's Tivoli kitchen is featured in Interior Design (NY) latest story on 'Minimal and industrial-inspired kitchens'.
These "pared-down kitchens combine simplicity and sophistication."
Other recent coverage includes Swiss landscape architecture magazine "anthos" latest issue is dedicated to forest cities. And includes this great piece on LAVA's Forest City.
6 May 2019
Tobias Wallisser: "Architecture lies between art and technology"
20 July 2019
Korea's ARCHIWORLD magazine has featured the German Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai in its latest July issue in an eight page story.
12 DECEMBER 2019
Article on encounters - what direction, which encounters are relevant for LAVA, our team, our work, our architecture?
Tobias Wallisser talks to Touch PUNKTE magazine about exchanging ideas at the personal level, virtual reality and social sustainability.
21 February 2020
Super excited to see our first LAVA book!
Published by prestigious Italian publisher Hachette as part of their I MAESTRI DELL'ARCHITETTURA COLLECTOR'S EDITION.
The series has featured Hadid, Foster, Piano, UNStudio etc
10 May 2020
Great to have a chapter in this new book "NATURE DRIVEN URBANISM" published by Springer.
Chris Bosse is one of several "leading thinkers in urban design, city development and landscape urbanism" who give their perspectives.
Edited by Rob Roggema, Professor Spatial Transformations Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, The Netherlands.
3 JULY 2020
Some great media coverage from all corners of the globe!
Baunetz in Germany https://www.baunetz.de/mobil/meldung.html?cid=7218399
“A daily does of nature whilst learning” said Frame magazine in the Netherlands https://www.frameweb.com/news/ecokid-kindergarten-lava
Two great stories in Korean print magazines - MARU (Monthly Magazine of Interior Design) published a ten page story on Eco Kindi in their May print magazine. And an eight-page page story appeared in Archiworld July issue (AW302). www.archiworld1995.com
The project also featured on American website Education Snapshots - "the world's best educational architecture projects" https://educationsnapshots.com/projects/11027/ecokid-kindergarten/
Eco Kindi on Dwell https://www.dwell.com/article/eco-kindi-lava-module-k-ac8b9ce8
Lexus Taiwan Magazine featured the concept in a cover story on the "City of the future", published in June, 2020. Lexus magazine (www.lexus.com.tw)
German Pavilion Dubai
The latest issue of Italian magazine "Topscape" included a ten-page overview of the Dubai Expo pavilions. https://www.paysage.it/index.php?page=paysage_topscape_archivio
17 NOVEMBER 2020
Berlin in 2050 - "Berlin's future has already begun - in the minds of planners and researchers."
The Berliner Morgenpost shows what this looks like in a new series thats starts with our vision: "This is what the city of tomorrow could look like - here the view along Karl-Marx-Allee towards the television tower. LAVA / Fraunhofer IAO developed this vision for the Morgenstadt innovation network."
“Rent caps, expropriations, land speculation, redensification in the city centre and new large estates on the outskirts … but how do we really live - and how will living in the city change? In a multi-part series, the Berliner Morgenpost will take a close look at this question, talk to experts .. The prelude is a look into the future.”
13 MARCH 2021
NY magazine Interior Design has done a story on our Eco-kindi with Module K - "nurturing a lifelong love of smart, friendly, and environmentally responsible design."
7 APRIL 2021
LAVA's Life Hamburg features in a story on the "Eco-Friendly Future" in Taiwan Sotheby's International Realty 'INHERITAGE' magazine Spring issue.
22 APRIL 2021
"German Engineering is highly regarded in the Arab world, but at the same time speed, flexibility and local contacts are required." Tobias Wallisser talks about LAVA's more than 13 years of experience in the Arab world in the #NAX report.
10 SEPTEMBER 2021
LAVA's future Berlin concept is the cover for an issue of PM magazine on the future questions of living. READ MORE
8 NOVEMBER 2021
Another great image of the energy storage tower for Stadtwerke Heidelberg GmbH!!
Great to see the beautiful colour!! 15 of the 16 steel columns are installed, each between 11 and 15 m long.
5 DECEMBER 2021
We've recieved some great media coverage for our German Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Some of the pieces:
4 Reasons Why The Germany Pavilion Ups The Ante For Sustainable Design At Expo 2020 Dubai. With 95% of the pavilion slated to be recycled once Expo 2020 comes to a close in March 2022, the Germany Pavilion is model of conscious creation. https://www.admiddleeast.com/architecture-interiors/architecture/expo-2020-dubai-sustainale-design-germany-pavilion
6 JANUARY 2022
LAVA's office is one of 12 'Famous Architecture Studios' in Berlin featured in this Archdaily story.
Shot by Architectural photographer Marc Goodwin for his 'Atlas of Architectural Atmospheres, Archmospheres', the project seeks to capture famous architecture offices from around the world.
31 JANUARY 2022
".. architecturally successful, ecologically exemplary .." That's how Tagesspiegel describes our German Pavilion!
20 February 2022
Global Design News has done a great piece on the LAVA/Cityplot design for a sustainable educational building, a "new self-supporting and net-positive-energy building in a holistic, ideal environment for life-long learning". Life Hamburg
Global Design News is published by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.
The project was awarded a 2021 International Architecture Award and LAVA was the 2016 European Prize for Architecture Laureate.
"A prime example of circular construction is the Campus Germany at Expo 2020 Dubai. We spoke to the architect of the sustainable building, Christian Tschersich, about closed material cycles in construction and the German Pavilion."
Great interview with Christian Tschersich on the circular economy and the German Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai.
10 MAY 2022
MD Interior magazine has featured a review of the German Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai in its April/May issue.
"Normally we show projects for eternity at this point. Not this time, because the German Pavilion at Expo Dubai is currently being dismantled. Complete dismantling was one of many criteria for the LAVA concept. The interactive Facts and Fiction exhibition also gives visitors a playful understanding of the topic of sustainability. We were there – you can find the detailed report at info.md-mag.com/lava."
2 JUNE 2022
Thanks to md magazin for the great event on 'Planning Sustainability' held in May at the @Hospitalhof Stuttgart.
LAVA's Christian Tschersich was one of the speakers.
Read about the event here: READ MORE
10 JUNE 2022
Tobias Wallisser interview on good architecture.
" Gute Architektur sollte …... niemanden kalt lassen und emotionalisieren. Und dadurch genau das darstellen, was Architektur immer ist, eine Integration von Technik und Emotionen. Auf welches Gebäude trifft das zu? (Nachfrage der Red.) Das Opernhaus in Sydney. Jeder kann da etwas drin sehen und sich angesprochen fühlen. Es hat einen ganzen Kontinent auf die Weltkarte der Architektur gesetzt."
Bilder: Markus Eichelmann
12 OCTOBER 2022
"(LAVA's) driving motivation is less about creating shiny, curved buildings and more about creating comfort for humans". Tobias Wallisser quoted in this great story in Sleek magazine.
Urban Utopias: how cities can shift towards decentralised micro mobility structures, greener cities and increased food security.
30 NOVEMBER 2022
Decor Design has done a piece on LAVA's Stuttgart office featuring Mark Goodwin's pics. READ MORE
15 JANUARY 2023
One of our first projects - Bionic Tower 2007 - is featured in a book by Roberto Secchi, professor of architecture at the University of Rome.
'"Architettura. Bisogno di sognare" looks at the value of utopia in architecture, especially in historical moments of crisis and looming threat.'
Published by tab edizioni, an Italian publishing house for scientific and academic books.
7 FEBRUARY 2023
LAVA's Heidelberg Tower is featured in this special edition of Bauwelt Insight, in a publication about the IBA Heidelberg.
1 MARCH 2023
Nice piece in Silverkris, the Singapore Airlines Magazine, on our design for Central Park in HCMC.
15 March 2023
Chris Bosse recently spoke about the many new and planned buildings in Sydney, and the changes to the cityscape in recent decades on SBS.
20 June 2023
Our Heidelberg Energy Tower recently featured on the TAGESSCHAU German TV News.
The report was on the "Energiewende" (turnaround in energy policy) and Heidelberg Tower appears from 12:25 onwards.
20 AUGUST 2023
In the latest episode of The Creative Insider Podcast Chris Bosse talks about how to start an arcchitecture office. Through a competition? Thats not the way LAVA started.
29 June 2011
LAVA's award winning reskinning technology for the UTS tower hit the Australian media this month with stories on Channel Ten News (Sydney).
And on page 3 of the Sun Herald
And in the Straits Times Singapore, and The Star Malaysia:
16 March 2012
"Vivienda y Decoración", magazine at the newspaper "El Mercurio" in Chile, features LAVA's Masdar City Centre design.
19 April 2012
Chris Bosse on Russia Today in Moscow.
10 May 2012
Casas Magazine in Peru features Berchtesgaden Youth Hostel.
15 May 2012
The 'Tomorrow Never Dies' catalogue is now available from Amazon. This hardcover 130 page book accompanied an exhibition of LAVA projects at the Wechselraum Gallery in Stuttgart, Germany. Lots of colour images and plans give an insight into a variety of current projects by LAVA.
In his introduction Dieter Ben Kauffmann describes the LAVA work process:
'With effervescent motivation, the team embarks on new discoveries in constant flow – always using the heat to trigger a dynamic process. Today we plan for the future – because tomorrow never dies.'
Publisher: Avedition Gmbh 2012
Language: English and German
18 June 2012
'If you know don't who Lady Gaga is, you wont be staying here anytime soon'.
Hinge, the Hong Kong design magazine, has a two page review of the Berchestgaden Youth Hostel in its May issue. The cover features the bright, bold coloured stripes of the hostel foyer.
23 May 2012
Indesignlive features five minutes with Chris Bosse.
7 July 2012
The cover of Turkey's İnşaat Dünyası June issue features BIONIC TOWER and the editor's note explores the Tower and Biomimicry.
Read the magazine via this link Inşaat Dünyası
25 July 2012
Glocal Design Magazine, Mexico, showcases LAVA's design for the German Government's bid to host the headquarters of the Green Climate Fund.Glocal
18 September 2012
ASK Magazine in Cairo presents the 'top five architectural projects that have made their debut on a global level'.
The four page story features two projects by LAVA.
The ADDIS ABABA STADIUM is a 'structure made to capture the soul of the African spirit'. LAVA won the competition for the new stadium with our partners DESIGNSPORT and local Ethiopian firm JDAW.
And ASTANA RAILWAY is 'a new push for redefining design for transportation facilities'.
7 September 2012
Germany's Stadionwelt INSIDE features a four page story on the stadium in Addis Ababa .. article and interview with Chris Bosse.
4 October 2012
Four page piece on the Martian Embassy in Thailand's B-1 design magazine September 2012
22 October 2012
Urban Landscape Furniture, published by Hi-design International Publishing (Hong Kong), features the Emergency Shelter on the front page and a four page story. Plus a two page story on the Digital Origami Tigers.
Plastic House, LBBW Immobilien Headquarters, Masdar city centre and Mexico resort each have double page spreads in this great new book published by INTERNATIONAL NEW ARCHITECTURE, China. And we’re on the front cover too!
Plastic House, LBBW Immobilien Headquarters, Masdar city centre and Mexico resort each have double page spreads in this great new book published by INTERNATIONAL NEW ARCHITECTURE, China.
And we’re on the front cover too!
21 March 2013
CHIC HAUS magazine in Mexico features Martian Embassy in its March issue.
21 March 2013
"The international architectural firm LAVA has been entrusted with the planning of the revitalisation project entitled "Secret Garden"."
Our Secret Garden project in Berlin has been featured in DETAIL Magazine.
26 April 2013
Ljuskultur magazine in Sweden features cover and nine page story on Alexander Rieck and LAVA.
26 April 2013
MEHR MIT WENIGER ... BUILD magazine features interview with Tobias Wallisser
Read the full interview here: BUILD 2010
3 May 2013
A new book on paper art, PARADISE OF PAPER ART, features six pages on LAVA projects detailing the Christmas Windows installation at la Rinascente department store in Milan and the Digital Origami workshop in Sydney. There are 66 designers and 1000 works in 512 pages.
More details: DESIGNER BOOKS
18 April 2013
Green Building and Sustainable Strategies magazine from Canada features LAVA on the front cover and stories on Masdar, Bionic and Snowflake towers.
Digital copy: GBSS
4 JULY 2013
LETS GO TO MARS .... Five page story on the Martian Embassy in China's a+a July issue. Bimonthly a+a Magazine (Architectural Society of China) was established in 1981.
19 July 2012
Chris Bosse discusses why LAVA believes that 'one day all cities will be like Masdar City@UAE' in Surfaces Reporter magazine, India.
4 SEPTEMBER 2013
Our 'RE-LOVED PANTON CHAIR' features in a new arts and design magazine from India - Arts Illustrated
LAVA sliced up the 1967 Panton chair for the 'Re-loved: designer stories exhibition' at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, in 2010. Represented as slices, similar to an MRI scan, made visible the Panton chair’s complex three-dimensional geometry. LAVA was one of several designers commissioned by the Powerhouse to use a pre-loved chair to tell a story about a piece of furniture they love. LAVA chose Panton's design classic because it relates to current design and manufacturing techniques.
Arts Illustrated is published bi-monthly across 12 key cities in India. AI
15 OCTOBER 2013
'LAVA's sunflower umbrellas in Masdar feature in a new book 'Future City Solutions', the second Urban Trends book, just published. The book cites the eco city Masdar, Abu Dhabi, as 'a powerful incubator for testing ideas'. LAVA won the international competition to design the city centre of Masdar.
Future City Solutions' 'shares some of the most innovative responses to the challenges that are facing cities today.' '..cities, with their large concentrated populations, need to become engine rooms for innovation - incubators for a cultural revolution that will shift our thinking and our consumption habits.'
28 January 2014
Neue deutshe Welle...
LAVA is featured in the German AW magazine piece on "young German architects" with nice two page story.
4 June 2014
Our Greenland Centre is featured in the latest issue of Inside, the magazine for the World Interiors News Award, a monthly look at the 'world's best interiors'.
LAVA and PTW have entered GREENLAND in the Retail Interiors Category and winners are announced on 30 October in London.
15 May 2014
"Vision: Intelligenter Turm."
Our Bionic Tower features in the current issue of Saturn magazin published by Austrian Weekend Magazin Publishing House (www.weekendverlag.at)
23 June 2014
Spheres and voids .. Our Green Void project is featured in Arhitext, a thematically focussed magazine published in Romania for the last 20 years.
23 June 2014
Architecture & Art Beijing has a four page story on the Greenland Centre.
15 July 2014
There's an eight page story on our stadium in Addis Ababa in 'Pioneer Architecture-Frozen Culture' just published by Hong Kong Architecture Science Press.
1 September 2014
The latest issue of Russia's 'Tall Buildings ' magazine features our 'Tower Skin' in a six page story.
17 November 2014
Tobias Wallisser has been interviewed in in the supplement to ELLE in Germany, called ELLE CITY.
Wallisser says: ”Die Gestaltung von gesellschaftlichen Umbrüchen ist eine traumhafte Aufgabe für Architekten”
3 FEBRUARY 2015
LAVA's strong vision is todays reality according to this great review in the Süddeutsche.
And Baumeister has also done a great review: Baumeister
The exhibtion is on until 14th February 2015 at the Architektur Galerie, Munich
3 MARCH 2015
The March edition of Voyeur, Virgin Australia's inflight magazine, features an interview with Chris Bosse on LAVA's upcoming projects across the globe.
14 April 2015
German magazine 'HÖRZU WISSEN' has featured a story on the city of the future including an interview with Tobias Wallisser: "Das Miteinander von Menschen und Maschinen, Technik und Natur schafft visuellen Reichtum.“
LAVA's plan to reinvigorate Berlin’s monumental Karl Marx Allee and increase residents’ quality of life is featured in the story. A project LAVA did for "50 ideas to celebrate 50 years of the Art Directors Club" in Germany was used as an illustration of the effects of future city planning on an existing city axis.
LAVA was inspired to use technology to improve the lives of Berlin's residents, by creating more of the sustainable, green space we all need. From ‘Energiewende’ to ‘Energiewalls’: the city as a second nature, where cars, people and wind installations coexist and communicate. A unique opportunity to reclaim the now very car-centric, historically loaded Karl Marx Allee for public good.
LAVA aimed to build a new kind of public space — one that blends old and new, horizontal and vertical while introducing cutting-edge wind technology, enabling a sustainable city life.
14 April 2015
Russian magazine on design and architecture BERLOGOS has published a story on our youth hostels in Bavaria.
21 May 2015
Alexander Rieck at a Parliament Magazine event on modern cities and the future of the high street.
"Rieck highlighted that the urban situation is becoming increasingly complex, and that many key features of city life are changing, including, 'energy providers, construction, while mobility is set to be a main game changer'.
25 June 2015
LAVA's Solar Charging Station is featured in this month's issue of DETAIL magazine.
7 September 2015
Our Bayreuth Hostel is in the latest issue of AIT magazine!
16 November 2015
"A perfect example of how to make a tiny space sing. Architect Chris Bosse .. takes one itty-bitty Paddington terrace and opens it up to create a gloriously fresh, spacious and sunny home."
So say the editors of the Sun Herald: READ MORE HERE
And here's the full page story they are talking about: READ MORE HERE
More details on the project: TIVOLI TERRACE
21 December 2015
An interview with Tobias Wallisser has been publishd in Brazilian magazine 'Vitruvius', a specialised website about architecture, urbanism, art and culture.
12 January 2016
Our ephemeral elephants .....
LAVA's Digital origami elephants installation on display in Bangkok for the Kingdom of Light Festival. 150 of the LAVA elephants were on display in Bangkok for the second edition of 'Thailand Kingdom of Light' festival which ran until 5 January 2016 in the tourist district of Ratchaprasong.
LAVA was proud to be part of this magical event which will featured artists from across the world with some 1 million lights attracting more than 1 million visitors.
See the elephants on Thai TV: WATCH HERE
30 March 2016
Our Tivoli Terrace was in Italy's national daily la Repubblica on the weekend
7 April 2016
Our Russ the Bus project was featured in Tasarım Magazine's 260th issue from Turkey.
17 MAY 2016
Tivoli Terrace has just featured in habitusliving
17 MAY 2016
Chris Bosse’s 'Last Word' has featured in the current issue of Home Design Magazine.
7 November 2016
LAVA's design for the "Out of Hand" exhibtion at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney has been featured in FRAME magazine.
19 DECEMBER 2017
Editor of mondo*arc Paul James paid a visit to "bask in the light of our Philips" atrium. LAVA's design featureed on the front cover and in an eight page story.
4 February 2017
A great article on our Phillips Lighting Centre in UK's Architectural Record magazine.
1 AUGUST 2017
Janet Laurence/LAVA "Inside the Flower" installation in Berlin is one of "Seven Environmentally Engaging Art Installations" featured in the July issue of Interior Design NY magazine. MORE DETAILS
LAVA's Olio Restaurant design has made it into the June issue of Interior Design magazine in a story on "Six eye catching restaurants' across the globe." MORE DETAILS
And "Six dog friendly homes" ... Cola hits Interior Design Magazine NY MORE DETAILS
8 May 2018
Four page story in the March issue of Boutique Design Magazine NY
21 June 2018
"Architecture is a tool that allows us to create new possibilities."
Tobias talks about the responsibilities of architecture. Asking the right questions, using technology to answer, with inspiration from nature.
20 November 2018
LAVA was recently interviewed in md magazine on the Bayreuth youth hostel.
29 November 2018
Tobias Wallisser with the Raumwelten and students of architecture at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design and the Stuttgart Technology University of Applied Sciences designed this temporary, pneumatic structure.
Photo: Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH / Daniel Fuchs
5 December 2018
Janet Laurence’s "Inside the Flower Pavilion" with LAVA is the cover story in GREEN BUILDING #56 magazine published in December 2018.
GREEN BUILDING is a Taiwan-based printed architecture bimonthly focused on green building, green landscape and issues of the environment www.ta-mag.net/green
25 January 2019
LAVA is excited to be named as one of the top ten German architect firms on the avontuura website, “the architects guide to travel”!
".. contemporary German architecture [has a] strong emphasis on technical design solutions that are equal parts beautiful and functional. The Top 10 is a collection of what I believe are the best firms in the country..."
5 MARCH 2019
LAVA's German Pavilion is featured in this story on CNN "Expo 2020 Dubai plans to bring sustainable architecture home".
Journalist Tom Page says: "as Dubai prepares for Expo 2020, national pavilion announcements show a revival of low-tech sustainability is underway."
20 June 2019
"What is exciting for architects is that they no longer see space as a static element, instead they perceive it as a dynamic system where they can influence people directly."
Alexander Rieck talks abut dynamism and .. bathrooms in this blog.
3 DECEMBER 2019
Nice piece on LAVA's edcuational projects in local Sydney newspaper. Thinking outside the box on education for future generations with our projects ranging from creative learning centres to eco-kindis to a multigenerational campus.
24 January 2020
LAVA has three projects (under construction in Germany and China) in INTERNI's special monograph "Architecture Work in Progress Worldwide 2019".
And South Korean "Maru" magazine has featured our Life Hamburg project
5 April 2020
Some nice stories on our projects from around the world!
Our German Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai design featured in Archpaper - "AN has rounded up a selection of the most striking, interesting, or technologically advanced pavilions". https://archpaper.com/…/expo-2020-dubai-pavilions-showcase…/
The Pavilion was also in Constructionweek: “We see the building as a campus, so it is not composed of a single volume, but an interplay of different volumes,” Christian Tschersich, LAVA. https://www.constructionweekonline.com/…/264586-expos-campu…
And Central Park HCMC design: Wallpaper* says: "Vietnam’s new biophilic architecture is going wild ...here is the architecture that is making its mark on Vietnam". https://www.wallpaper.com/…/vietnam-biophilic-new-buildings…
Whilst designboom featured Eco Kindi https://www.designboom.com/…/lava-ecokid-kindergarten-viet…/
22 June 2020
Tobias Wallisser talks about the design of the German Pavilion in Dubai. The challenges and implementation of this gigantic project. And to what extent the trade fair concept is current. In German.
24 SEPTEMBER 2020
Exciting to see our concepts for mediated outdoor living in a desert (our Masdar City Centre project) featured in the Oxford University Press publication for primary aged kids Geog.2. The chapter sees kids exploring the creation of a new ideal city.
2 DECEMBER 2020
Interview with Chris Bosse! “Epicenter” is a podcast for 'conversations with people who are working to change the world' with hosts Trey Goff and Max Medina. With Spanish subtitles.
27 MARCH 2021
We've had soem nice media coverage from around the world.
From Italy's "Landscape First" a piece on our concept design for Shenzhen Jungle Plaza. READ MORE
And from Turkey an interview with Chris Bosse in Istanbul's "Istandist" magazine on Russ the Bus. READ MORE
18 MAY 2021
Some interesting stories on the German Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Tobias Wallisser and Christian Tschersich talk about the design in this article in "Souq", magazine of the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. READ MORE
What is the German Pavilion "Energiewende" (energy transition) initiative?? Gulf News explains the background. READ MORE
The pavilion promises to be a 'moving' experience says Ambassador Peter Fischer in this article in the Khaleej Times READ MORE
And watch this drone footage showing the German Pavilion from a bird's eye view
2 AUGUST 2021
In Baviera un ostello sostenibile (e sicuro)! Thanks Hotel Domani Italy for featuring our youth hostel.
25 OCTOBER 2021
CNN Travel features the German Pavilion as one of the most spectacular pavilions.
20 NOVEMBER 2021
Indesignlive Singapore has done a story on LAVA's eco- kindi.
"Architecture has the power to impact society and change the way people live. EcoKid Kindergarten is one such attempt to change the lives of future generation by encouraging holistic learning through environmentally conscious architecture."
20 DECEMBER 2021
Interni magazine has done a great two page piece on the German Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai.
In the December print issue of Interni. READ MORE
10 JANUARY 2022
We're excited to see our Digital Origami Tigers being part of the Battersea Powerstation's Light Festival in London!!
The Light Festival 13th January - 27th February 2022 features six spectacular installations on display in London’s riverside neighbourhood, and on the banks of the River Thames.
"LAVA's 'Digital Origami Tigers' will also be the perfect selfie spot to celebrate Chinese New Year on 1st February."
The tigers have toured the globe - starting in Sydney in 2010, then to Kuala Lumpur, Berlin, Singapore, San Francisco, Lausanne, Toronto and Amsterdam.
4 February 2022
"Today we see the emergence of digital craftsmanship, the combination of technology and local traditions."
Interview with Tobias Wallisser and other German and French architects in this story in Italy's Design Diffusion News (DDN) with the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI).
The piece looks at the role of culture and heritage in design work and processes in Europe.
25 February 2022
LAVA's Berlin office was featured as the lead image in a story in Dezeen!
British photographer Marc Goodwin shot behind the scenes at 12 architecture studios in Berlin, including LAVA, in this series exploring where architects work.
'Goodwin described the experience as "Vorsprung durch Technik" – referring to the famous slogan of German carmaker Audi, which translates as "progress through technology".'
The German Pavilion has won GOLD in the "Theme Interpretation" Category A (larger than 2,500m2) of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), Expo 2020 Dubai Awards.
Architectural brilliance! Squareyards applauds the "architectural marvels which were the focal point of [the Expo] existence. Here's a rundown of our ten favourite pavilions in Expo 2020, flawless in their execution."
Germany is one of them! "LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture) has outdone themselves in creating a freeform roof that circumscribes floating cubes."
Expo 2020 Dubai attracted over 24 million visitors over six months, making it the ‘world’s greatest show,’ even amidst the pandemic.
15 MAY 2022
Front page of latest issue of "Transition" magazine of the German Energy Agency (dena) - LAVA's vision for the Karl-Marx-Alle Berlin.
The topic? Innovation, energy transition, future mobility. How can we change?
8 JUNE 2022
LAVA's Green Climate Fund concept is front cover of M2 magazine. It also features an interview with Tobias Wallisser on ‘ARCHITECTURE NO LONGER HAS TO OPPOSE NATURE’.
QUADRATM²ETER #07, MAGAZIN FÜR RAUMGESTALTUNG
8 AUGUST 2022
Interesting article on the Heidelberg Storage Tower.
25 OCTOBER 2022
Photographer Marc Goodwin documents the office facades of 25 German architecture firms ... including our Stuttgart office!
Looking at what makes them similar and what makes them unique.
5 DECEMBER 2022
Chris Bosse writes about the impact of the last few years on practice in the Architecture Bulletin, journal of the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter.
15 DECEMBER 2022
The German Pavilion is one of the projects in this new publication "Brand Experience & Trade Fair Design Annual 2022/23" under the heading "nation branding".
It says: "The trade fair is not dead, the trade fair is changing!"
25 FEBRUARY 2023
Alexander Rieck discusses the prevalence and advantages of VR in architecture.
10 March 2023
Great to be in the latest edition of FuturArc, in an issue devoted to mobility and transport, with our 1st prize competition entry for Central Park HCMC.
Read more about our concept with ASPECT Studios here: MORE
8 June 2023
Yes! LAVA loves bicycles.
A recent article in BauNetz on the 'Day of the Bicycle' drew on several project by architects around the world working to make cycling infrastructure more extensive, safer and more comfortable worldwide. LAVA's first prize design for Heidelberg's new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Neckar River was one of them. HEIDELBERG BRIDGE
According to the United Nations, the bike is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally friendly means of transport. A symbol of sustainable transport that conveys a positive message for sustainable consumption.
25 July 2023
Arte Europe Weekly program on Arte Journal (European TV Network based in France and Germany) looked at urban heat and city design recently.
LAVA's design for a Berlin of the Future stars at 16.04 as an example of tomorrow’s urban planning in big cities - with all the ecological challenges that await us.