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Flughafen Tegel book bids farewell to Berlin’s brutalist “drive-in airport”

April 15, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Airport terminal from Berlin Tegel photo book by Robert Rieger and Felix Brüggemann

Photographers Robert Rieger and Felix Brüggemann have released a book that pays homage to the recently closed Tegel airport and captures its distinctive hexagonal terminal that once served as a bastion of freedom for walled-in West Berlin. Called Flughafen Tegel, the book contains a series of photographs captured during the coronavirus lockdown in 2020 before the airport

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Batek Architekten uses stacked volumes to create Berlin duplex townhouse

February 26, 2021 James Parkes 0

Local studio Batek Architekten used stacked cubes to design RHE42, a four-storey Berlin townhouse that looks to repurpose unused space in the city. Located in Mitte, a borough in central Berlin, RHE42 is a 190 square-metre design that contains two apartments and was built against a large fire wall within a typical Berlin courtyard. Berlin

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Warm hues and central oven define Sofi bakery in Berlin

February 10, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Counter and bread shelf of Sofi bakery in Berlin by Mathias Mentze, Alexander Vedel Ottenstein and Dreimeta

The layout of this craft bakery in Berlin, designed by Danish architects Mathias Mentze and Alexander Vedel Ottenstein, revolves around an open kitchen that showcases the beauty of the bread-making process. Located in the courtyard of a restored brick factory in the city’s Scheunenviertel quarter, Sofi is a craft bakery that makes bread and cakes

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David Chipperfield Architects’ renovation of Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie unveiled

December 28, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie

The first images of the renovation of the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-designed Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin by David Chipperfield Architects have been revealed. Neue Nationalgalerie released the images shortly after the scaffolding surrounding the building was removed following an extensive, five-year renovation of the museum by David Chipperfield Architects. The images show the restored glass-walled main

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Studio Aisslinger designs LOQI office with social distancing in mind

December 24, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Work capsule and pink bar in LOQI Activity Office by Studio Aisslinger

Studio Aisslinger has created an adaptable workplace for accessories brand LOQI, featuring coloured curtains, folding screens and “work capsules”. Located in Berlin, the LOQI Activity Office serves as the European headquarters for the American company, which specialises in totes and weekend bags produced in collaboration with artists. The workspace is designed to support creativity and

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German royal palace reconstructed to become Humboldt Forum on Berlin’s Museum Island

December 18, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Humboldt Forum in Berlin by Franco Stella

Italian architect Franco Stella has completed his reconstruction of the baroque Berlin Palace, which was formerly home to Prussian kings and German emperors and will now house the Humboldt Forum museum. Described as “the largest cultural development in Europe”, the 40,000-square-metre museum stands on the site of the demolished East German parliament building alongside Berlin

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Wohnregal is a prefabricated concrete live-work apartment block in Berlin

November 1, 2020 India Block 0
Wohnregal prefabricated concrete housing block by FAR in Berlin, Germany

Architecture studio FAR has built a six-storey housing block in Berlin from precast concrete slabs. Named Wohnregal, the warehouse-style block was constructed form prefabricated concrete elements, with pillars and beams that support slabs to create the potential for wide-open rooms. The individual stories have no structural walls inside and span 13 metres from the facade to facade. Occupants

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Faceted glass atrium bisects OMA’s Axel Springer building in Berlin

October 13, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Exterior of Axel Springer building by OMA in Berlin, Germany

A diagonal atrium enclosed by faceted glass protrudes from the exterior of the Axel Springer building, which OMA has completed in Berlin, Germany. The office block is the latest addition to the German media and technology company Axel Springer’s campus on Zimmerstraße and provides 52,000 square meters of workspace for 3,000 employees. OMA’s design is

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Rieder’s sculptural concrete cladding wraps Berlin office block

September 23, 2020 Dezeen staff 0
Lichtfabrik office block in Berlin is wrapped in formparts.fab 3D concrete cladding by Rieder

Dezeen promotion: materials developer Rieder has created a three-dimensional facade from tailor-made, precast concrete panels for the Lichtfabrik office block in Berlin. The office block, designed by German architecture practices Bollinger+Fehlig and Stoeckert Architects, has a distinctive facade made using Rieder’s formparts.fab cladding system. Located on Kottbusser Strasse in Berlin’s Luisenstadt district, the block was

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3XN unveils cube-shaped office block in central Berlin

September 3, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Berlin Cube office block in Washingtonplatz by 3XN

Danish architecture studio 3XN has revealed the aptly named Berlin Cube office block alongside the River Spree and the central railway station in German’s capital city. Built on Washingtonplatz in central Berlin, the standalone office block is shaped like a cube with faceted glass facades. It completes a masterplan for the area drawn up by German

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