An artificial island has been created in the harbour basin which is now bound by
a new lakeside promenade . On it a swimming pool and sports and recreation
complex , intended to attract visitors from other areas of Berlin , is to be built by ...
The contents of this architectural guide vividly stand out against the backdrop of Berlins recent history a course of events as multifaceted as it was, in part, excessive, up until today.
Author: Rolf Rave
Publisher: Axel Menges
Although Berlin's history encompasses more than eight hundred years and its beginnings reach back as far as the twelfth century, its present-day urban image is essentially characterised by structures and building measures from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Four 'modern' development phases, whose respective qualities were vastly different, played a determining role in this image: during the second half of the nineteenth century, against the backdrop of industrialisation, Berlin's rise from a comprehensible Prussian capital and residence to an expanding metropolis of the German Empire; the 1920 consolidation of the city with the surrounding ninety-three townships, rural communities and properties to form "Greater Berlin"; following the destruction of World War II, working "back to back" politically, territorially, and regarding the look of Berlin's divided, urban structure until 1990; and from the reunification to the present-day, the ongoing structural and spatial connections as well as architectural refinements required for Berlin's role as capital of the new Federal Republic. The contents of this architectural guide vividly stand out against the backdrop of Berlin's recent history -- a course of events as multifaceted as it was, in part, excessive, up until today. This publication deliberately focuses on the city's last one hundred years when, generation by generation, Berlin daringly and almost obsessively rediscovered itself architecturally. The selected examples not only convey a visually impressive and representative longitudinal progression, but also in which form the most provocative of social movements, changes and breaks presented themselves in the architecture of the city. With texts and images, the book presents 466 architectural works built from 1907 to the present day. The author's choices support the greater intention to present what can now be deemed contemporary, typical, and exemplary about every period of Berlin's diverse, irregular, and amazingly rich architectural history. That the examples offered here blatantly declare themselves products of the 'modern age' and 'Neues Bauen' permits them to be understood as a »manifesto in images which consolidates to a twentieth-century architectural collage, whose quality and wide range grant it an unquestionable uniqueness.
Author: Kathleen James-ChakrabortyPublish On: 2002-09-06
Even before the new constitution was written in Weimar, architects who rallied to
support the republic sought to erect ... Their architectural fantasies were
displayed in the Exhibit of Unknown Architects held in Berlin in 1919 and
nurtured in the ...
Author: Kathleen James-Chakraborty
This book vividly illustrates the ways in which buildings designed by many of Germany's most celebrated twentieth century architects were embedded in widely held beliefs about the power of architecture to influence society. German Architecture for a Mass Audience also demonstrates the way in which these modernist ideas have been challenged and transformed, most recently in the rebuilding of central Berlin.
This volume presents outstanding contemporary projects of the latest and most interesting buildings in and out of Berlin by Berlin-based architects on the basis of informative texts and facts as well as insightful photographic and planning ...
Author: Louis Back
Publisher: Braun Publishing AG
This volume presents outstanding contemporary projects of the latest and most interesting buildings in and out of Berlin by Berlin-based architects on the basis of informative texts and facts as well as insightful photographic and planning documents.From Berlin via China and Brazil to Spain Berlin's architecture is one of the most exciting aspects of its cultural heritage. Many of its buildings are internationally renowned, and year after year local architects design countless new projects in the capital and throughout Germany. Whether new constructions or building redevelopments, interior design, landscape architecture or urban planning, projects related to the German capital stand for sophisticated concepts and high quality. As it does every year "Building Berlin"presents the most important and interesting projects from the past year in Berlin. The presentation of the approximately 70 projects in eight chapters is accompanied by essays on exemplary aspects. Especially noteworthy is the analysis on the protection of buildings from the postwar years The contribution "XS Living" looks at the different aspects of the current trend to live in the city on limited space and its consequences for residents, developers, designers and urban planners. Further texts deal with contemporary event locations between economic requirements, functional flexibility and the need to create always the desired atmosphere, and the use of expressionist elements in modern architecture.
This handy, informative guide surveyshe abundant field of experimental architecture in Berlin and is suitable fornyone interested in modern architecture.
Author: Martin Kieren
Publisher: Camera Austria
No other city in Europe has changed its appearance as much as Berlin inecent years. This architectural guide is the first presentation of more than30 of the most important building projects, and an extensive appendix alsorovides details of further building projects and an index helps the user toind architects and locations quickly. This handy, informative guide surveyshe abundant field of experimental architecture in Berlin and is suitable fornyone interested in modern architecture.
This brilliantly informative guide brings together an essential collection of Berlin's most significant buildings drawn from the widest historical background with a bias towards modern architecture.
Author: Derek Fraser
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Berlin has long been an important city for those interested in architecture. A place to experience, at first hand, the Romantic Classism of Karl Friedrich Schinkel, the social housing of Bruno Taut, the Bauhaus approach of Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe and the individuality and inventiveness of Erich Mendelsohn and Hans Charoun. More recently, the Internationale Bauausstellung (International Building Exhibition) endeavoured to set model architecture against the deficiencies of post-war development in the city centre - then damaged and divided. Over two hundred building projects were executed - most completed by 1987 to coincide with Berlin's 750th anniversary. Alongside the home-based architects, the list of winners from the international competitions held include Zahah Hadid, Herman Hertzberger, Arata Isozaki, Rem Koolhaas, Rob Krier, Charles Moore, Aldo Rossi and James Stirling. The city has, since 1989, entered into a new phase of growth and renewal. With a revived spirit of optimism extending into its building programme, Berlin is once more poised to take its place alongside the most prestigious capital cities. This brilliantly informative guide brings together an essential collection of Berlin's most significant buildings drawn from the widest historical background with a bias towards modern architecture. A total of 184 numbered entries with 270 photographs provide references to 260 buildings. Each entry has a photograph, name, date, address and architect. A variety of detailed site plans and street maps show the location of each building.
Berlin Contemporary explores these government buildings and plans, tracing their relationship to the work of modernist architect-luminaries such as Bruno Taut and Louis Kahn while also situating their iconic forms and influential designers ...
Author: Julia Walker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
For years following German reunification, the city of Berlin was the largest construction site on the European continent, with striking new architecture proliferating throughout the city in the 1990s and early 2000s. Among the most high-profile and also the most contested of the new projects were those constructed for federal, state, or city government bodies. Berlin Contemporary explores these government buildings and plans, tracing their relationship to the work of modernist architect-luminaries such as Bruno Taut and Louis Kahn while also situating their iconic forms and influential designers within the spectacular world of global contemporary architecture. Close studies of these projects, including Norman Foster's redesigned Reichstag and Rem Koolhaas's Embassy of the Netherlands, reveal that-official claims notwithstanding-what is actually on view in the “New Berlin” is a complex and ongoing negotiation of the demands and procedures of statecraft on the one hand, and the techniques of globalized contemporary architectural practice on the other.
7.3 AEG High Voltage Factory, Berlin, 149-150, 154, 165, 170, 173, 188,214,218,
337-338; figs. 7.21-25 AEG Main Administration Building, Berlin, design (with
Himmel; influence of Speer), 252, 370-371; fig. 9.30 AEG New Factory for
Author: Stanford Anderson
Publisher: MIT Press
The complete story of Behrens' contribution to the history oftwentieth-century architecture.
This volume presents the most interesting projects in and from Berlin.
Author: Architektenkammer Berlin
Publisher: Braun Publishing AG
Berlin is a magnet for archiecture enthusiasts the world over - but not just because of the city's own dynamic and innovative architectural landscape. The work of Berlin's architects and urban planners also enjoys an international reputation. Every year brings with it interesting developments: exciting new arts and cultural buildings, such as the recently opened Museum for Architectural Drawing; innovative ideas for more attractive homes; original designs for outdoor spaces and interiors; and cautious modernisations of famous rchitectural treasures. This volume presents the most interesting projects in and from Berlin. Essays on selected trends and topics in architecture and urban planning augment the project overview, ranging from the boom of the Plattenbau tower block as housing for creatives to the reuse of urban airports.
Drawing from recently released archival sources and interviews with former key government officials, decision-makers and architects, this book sheds light not only on this unique programme in postmodern design, but also on the debates which ...
Author: Florian Urban
Category: Political Science
In the years prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the leaders of the German Democratic Republic planned to construct a city center that was simultaneously modern and historical, consisting of both redesign of old buildings and new architectural developments. Drawing from recently released archival sources and interviews with former key government officials, decision-makers and architects, this book sheds light not only on this unique programme in postmodern design, but also on the debates which were taking place with the Socialist government.
“Gimme Shelter: Self-Help Housing Struggles within and against the State in New
York City and West Berlin. ... In International Building Exhibition Berlin 1987:
Examples of a New Architecture, edited Josef P. Kleihues and Heinrich Klotz, 9–
Author: Emily Pugh
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
On August 13, 1961, under the cover of darkness, East German authorities sealed the border between East and West Berlin using a hastily constructed barbed wire fence. Over the next twenty-eight years of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall grew to become an ever-present physical and psychological divider in this capital city and a powerful symbol of Cold War tensions. Similarly, stark polarities arose in nearly every aspect of public and private life, including the built environment. In Architecture, Politics, and Identity in Divided Berlin Emily Pugh provides an original comparative analysis of selected works of architecture and urban planning in both halves of Berlin during the Wall era, revealing the importance of these structures to the formation of political, cultural, and social identities. Pugh uncovers the roles played by organizations such as the Foundation for Prussian Cultural Heritage and the Building Academy in conveying the political narrative of their respective states through constructed spaces. She also provides an overview of earlier notable architectural works, to show the precursors for design aesthetics in Berlin at large, and considers projects in the post-Wall period, to demonstrate the ongoing effects of the Cold War. Overall, Pugh offers a compelling case study of a divided city poised between powerful contending political and ideological forces, and she highlights the effort expended by each side to influence public opinion in Europe and around the World through the manipulation of the built environment.
Author: Architektenkammer BerlinPublish On: 2017-03-09
Discussions among both experts and the general public are geared towards reaching an understanding regarding which projects can be called successes and how these buildings contribute to the life of the city.This volume presents the most ...
Author: Architektenkammer Berlin
Publisher: Braun Publishing
A newly revived building boom has again turned Berlin into an exciting place of experimentation in contemporary architecture. The city?s controversial high-rise developments, ingeniously designed floor plans in residential buildings, landscaping influenced by social and ecological considerations and creatively conceived monument conservation projects are followed with great interest across the world. Discussions among both experts and the general public are geared towards reaching an understanding regarding which projects can be called successes and how these buildings contribute to the life of the city. This volume presents the most interesting works both within and beyond the German capital designed by Berlin architects. This carefully curated selection is complemented by essays on selected themes, elaborating on the specific Berlin aspect in the international context: A discussion of the adaptation of intelligent house automation for private dwellings, the integration of climate protection into industrial areas, or the collaboration of architecture and art.
DZ Bank Berlin, Germany 2001 Architects Frank Gehry & Partners Client DZ
Immobilien Management GmbH ... urban block, dominated by the new DG Bank
headquarters, and flanked by Berlin's new diplomatic quarter, featuring a number
Author: Brent Richards
Publisher: Yale University Press
For centuries, glass has provoked fascination with its properties as a versatile material that permits light to enter buildings in spectacular ways. Much of modern architecture has been conceived by using glass to create increasingly minimal structures, to promote the notion of lightweight construction solutions, and to allow maximum daylight into buildings. New Glass Architecture showcases the changing ways that aesthetics and methods for using glass have been developing since the 1990s. The book begins with an introduction that traces the history of key moments in glass architecture--from the stained glass windows of Chartres Cathedral to the Crystal Palace of 1851, and early constructions by John Soane, Bruno Taut, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe. Author Brent Richards explains the importance of glass artists in the second half of the 20th century and describes developments in glass technology over the last twenty years. Beautifully illustrated with newly commissioned photographs by Dennis Gilbert, the book features twenty-five case studies of recent glass constructions from around the world by such leading architects as Foster and Partners, Frank Gehry, Herzog & de Meuron, Steven Holl, Toyo Ito & Associates, Jean Nouvel, Raphael Viñoly, and Peter Zumthor. Each building is illustrated in full color and accompanied by detailed drawings. New Glass Architecture features these buildings and more: · Chapel of Ignatius, Seattle · Condé Nast Café, New York · DZ Bank, Berlin · Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia · Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria · Laban Dance Centre, London · Torre Agbar, Barcelona
This book poses some of the fundamental problems presented by the relations of art and industry and considers their possible, practical solution.
Author: Walter Gropius
Publisher: MIT Press
One of the most important books on the modernist movement in architecture, written by a founder of the Bauhaus school. One of the most important books on the modern movement in architecture, The New Architecture and The Bauhaus poses some of the fundamental problems presented by the relations of art and industry and considers their possible, practical solution. Gropius traces the rise of the New Architecture and the work of the now famous Bauhaus and, with splendid clarity, calls for a new artist and architect educated to new materials and techniques and directly confronting the requirements of the age.
This reprint of the original 2009 edition, edited by David Chipperfield, documents his most important project to date: the Neues Museum, the centrepiece of the Berlin Museumsinsel.
Author: Julian Harrap
Publisher: Walther Konig
This book, edited by David Chipperfield, documents his most important project to date: the Neues Museum, the centrepiece of the Berlin Museumsinsel. Here he connects the old and new in a completely novel way. As he says himself, he proceeded like a painter, who painstakingly considers every dab of paint. Photographs by Candida Höfer show the rooms after their completion and before they were furnished. As Höfer avoided using artificial light, the rooms are bathed in a soft natural light. These critical moments are perfectly reproduced in the book as matt colour plates. The photographer is inspired by the empty rooms and grandiose corridors of space to then dedicate her attention to the architects interventions. This artistic-photographic documentation is complemented by texts from wellknown architects, architectural historians, art historians and conservation architects. They highlight the fundamental principles of the project of conservation and complementation. Kenneth Frampton discusses the almost historical endeavour to restore such a building and responds to Chipperfields architectural interventions, purely abstract forms that avoid any trace of kitsch. Joseph Rykwert describes the fragmented history of which this building is evidence, thanks to its many layers. An interview with David Chipperfield byWolfgangWolters imparts insights into the problems and questions that the restoration posed, and in his contribution, ThomasWeski takes a closer look at Candida Höfers photography. In addition, a chronology offers an overview of the history of the building, the request for proposals for its reconstruction and the restoration itself.
... Berlin's urban development extend beyond mere name-calling and dismissive
references to 'Americanization' and the policy of using light in advertising? One
searches in vain for any critical comments on the 'new architecture' before 1933.
Author: Thomas Friedrich
Publisher: Yale University Press
From his first visit to Berlin in 1916, Hitler was preoccupied and fascinated by Germany's great capital city. In this vivid and entirely new account of Hitler's relationship with Berlin, Thomas Friedrich explores how Hitler identified with the city, how his political aspirations were reflected in architectural aspirations for the capital, and how Berlin surprisingly influenced the development of Hitler's political ideas. A leading expert on the twentieth-century history of Berlin, Friedrich employs new and little-known German sources to track Hitler's attitudes and plans for the city. Even while he despised both the cosmopolitan culture of the Weimar Republic and the profound Jewish influence on the city, Hitler was drawn to the grandiosity of its architecture and its imperial spirit. He dreamed of transforming Berlin into a capital that would reflect his autocracy, and he used the city for such varied purposes as testing his anti-Semitic policies and demonstrating the might of the Third Reich. Illuminating Berlin's burdened years under Nazi subjection, Friedrich offers new understandings of Hitler and his politics, architectural views, and artistic opinions.
Author: Carol Anne Costabile-HemingPublish On: 2004-01-01
Orchestrating Architectural, Social, and Artistic Change in Germany's New
Capital Carol Anne Costabile-Heming, Rachel ... To understand how and in
which directions Berlin is “becoming,” we must examine the architecture, bdth old
Author: Carol Anne Costabile-Heming
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Literary Criticism
The sudden fall of the Berlin Wall is one of the defining images of the late twentieth century. The subsequent unification of Germany and the decision to return Berlin to its status as capital has made the constant changes within the city a matter of public interest. It also offered Berlin the opportunity to create a new image for itself, one that can serve as a counterbalance to the politically charged recent history of Berlin as the capital of Nazi Germany and former East Berlin as the capital of the German Democratic Republic. Poised between capitalist Western Europe and the former communist powers in Eastern Europe, Berlin occupies a fascinating geopolitical space. This anthology presents a unique glimpse into the various constituencies that make up Berlin and that impact the city's challenges and promises.
Text in English and German. What links film and architecture? Above all it is 'Metropolis', the film that Fritz Lang made in the Babelsberg studios in 1925/26.
Publisher: Axel Menges
Category: Performing Arts
Text in English and German. What links film and architecture? Above all it is 'Metropolis', the film that Fritz Lang made in the Babelsberg studios in 1925/26. Its extravagance created enormous financial difficulties for Ufa, the biggest German film concern, but it had a brilliant premiere in Berlin in January 1927, went on to enjoy unparalleled success world-wide -- and then came to symbolise (film) architectural design for the future. 'Metropolis', internationally renowned as a major piece of German film culture, represents film art in the Weimar Republic in an artistically unique and yet unusually popular way, but it also contains one of the first fully-formulated 20th-century city fantasies. Fritz Lang, stimulated by a journey to New York, had his architect Erich Kettelhut build a city of the future in the Babelsberg Studios outside Berlin, which, as a vision, went far beyond the real skyscraper silhouette. Luis Bunuel wrote the following about 'Metropolis' as early as 1927: Henceforth and for ever more the scenic designer has been replaced by the architect. The cinema will serve as a faithful interpreter of the architect's boldest dreams. The Tower of Babel from 'Metropolis' has been a piece of urban fantasy that has inspired architects of every colour right down to the present day. American urban visions in films of the 80s and 90s, like for instance the cult film 'Blade Runner', would be inconceivable without Lang's 'Metropolis'. Now as then the Metropolis designs are considered to be highly-developed examples of a Modernist laboratory for film and architecture. All the surviving scenic architectural designs, over 200 working, factory and set photographs as well as numerous other documents, including the film architect's hitherto unpublished memoirs and working reports had been placed at the authors' disposal. In addition, other photographs from the Cinematheque Francaise and a bundle of over 300 hitherto unpublished photographs from the estate of a German emigrant to Australia have been included.