Interview: Stefan Sielaff on Audi design

Stefan Sielaff joined German carmaker Audi in 1990 becoming head of design in 2006, and apart from a brief spell at Mercedes-Benz interior studio near Lake Como in Italy, he has largely worked within the Volkswagen Group. Here he discusses the marque’s involvement with architecture and urbanism through the Audi Urban Future Awards, and his thoughts on electric car design. Read the full interview published in Wallpaper*. Since the interview... Read More

In picture: Sarpi Border Checkpoint

This is the Sarpi Border Checkpoint, the customs checkpoint situated at the Georgian border to Turkey, at the shore of the Black Sea. The creative work of Berlin architect J Mayer H, it features cantilevering terraces – the tower is used as a viewing platform, with multiple levels overlooking the water and the steep part of the coastline. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top:... Read More

In talk with J Mayer H’s Jürgen Mayer

Back in June carmaker Audi sponsored a group of progressive architects from around the world to conceive of a cityscape for 2030 where urban planning, building design, wireless digital technology and vehicle design work together for sustainable mobility. Berlin practice J Mayer H has won the Audi Urban Future Awards for his clever and practical vision for such a utopia. In this 2030 urban setting, founder Jürgen Mayer has concentrated on utilising... Read More