Berlin

No other city has been as much the centre of modern architecture reflecting all developments of the last twenty years. This book is much more than a simple guide; it is the record of the most exciting city around the millennium.

Berlin

Author: Michael Imhof

Publisher: Michael Imhof Verlag

ISBN:

Page: 160

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This richly illustrated architecture guide introduces all new buildings that have been built since the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Photographs of each building and square are completed with short background information about the location and its history. The new Berlin architecture does not only feature the work of renown architects such as Sir Norman Foster, Daniel Liebeskind, Helmut Jahn and Axel Schultes, but also reflects the efforts to bring history and presence in harmony. No other city has been as much the centre of modern architecture reflecting all developments of the last twenty years. This book is much more than a simple guide; it is the record of the most exciting city around the millennium.

Building 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 ...

Building Berlin

Author: Louis Back

Publisher: Braun Publishing AG

ISBN: 9783037682050

Page: 183

View: 682

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.

Modern Architecture in Berlin

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.

Modern Architecture in Berlin

Author: Rolf Rave

Publisher: Axel Menges

ISBN: 9783936681291

Page: 279

View: 427

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.

Berlin Contemporary

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 ...

Berlin Contemporary

Author: Julia Walker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts

ISBN: 9781501367526

Page: 256

View: 357

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.

Building Berlin

This volume presents the most interesting projects in and from Berlin.

Building Berlin

Author: Architektenkammer Berlin

Publisher: Braun Publishing AG

ISBN: 9783037681602

Page: 183

View: 998

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.

German Architecture for a Mass Audience

Focusing on the idea of architecture for a mass audience, Kathleen James-Chakroborty addresses issues of space, simplicity, spirituality and spectacle.

German Architecture for a Mass Audience

Author: Kathleen James-Chakraborty

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415236546

Page: 172

View: 721

Focusing on the idea of architecture for a mass audience, Kathleen James-Chakroborty addresses issues of space, simplicity, spirituality and spectacle.

Building Berlin Vol 8

Building Berlin publishes annually the most important and interesting works from the past year in Berlin as well as projects outside Berlin by Berlin-based architects.

Building Berlin  Vol  8

Author: Architektenkammer Berlin

Publisher: Braun Publishing

ISBN: 9783037682487

Page: 192

View: 507

Building Berlin publishes annually the most important and interesting works from the past year in Berlin as well as projects outside Berlin by Berlin-based architects.

The New German Architecture

This lavishly illustrated volume presents a showcase of the latest and best of these works.

The New German Architecture

Author: Gerhard G. Feldmeyer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 224

View: 954

"The reunification of Germany has propelled the country to the forefront of the European community, and has generated an immense amount of new building projects, bringing a new focus and clarity to German architecture. This lavishly illustrated volume presents a showcase of the latest and best of these works." "The architects featured range from internationally known practitioners, such as Josef Paul Kleihues (Pre- and Early History Museum in Frankfurt), O. M. Ungers (Town Portal Buildings in Frankfurt, Baden Regional Library in Karlsruhe), Daniel Libeskind (Berlin Museum), Gottfried Bohm (Deutsche Bank in Luxembourg), and Gunter Behnisch (German Postal Museum and German Federal Bank, both in Frankfurt), to architects who have gained great renown within Germany to young and rising talents. The wide variety of projects presented includes Meinhard von Gerkan's Airport Terminal in Stuttgart and Elbschlucht Complex in Hamburg, Karljosef Schattner's varied projects in Eichstatt, and Christoph Langhof's Pressehaus in Berlin. The comprehensive essays examine Germany's architectural history and postwar urban planning, as well as the ramifications of reunification."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Peter Behrens and a New Architecture for the Twentieth Century

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
Railway ...

Peter Behrens and a New Architecture for the Twentieth Century

Author: Stanford Anderson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262511308

Page: 429

View: 797

The complete story of Behrens' contribution to the history oftwentieth-century architecture.

Capital Dilemma

Capital Dilemma investigates the political decisions and historical events behind the redesign of Berlin's official architecture.

Capital Dilemma

Author: Michael Z. Wise

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 190

View: 317

The decision to move Germany's government seat from Bonn to Berlin by the year 2000 poses an epic architectural challenge and has fostered an international debate on which building styles are appropriate to represent German national identity. Capital Dilemma investigates the political decisions and historical events behind the redesign of Berlin's official architecture. It tells a complex and exciting drama of politics, memory, cultural values, and architecture, in which Helmut Kohl, Albert Speer, Sir Norman Foster, and I. M. Pei all figure as players. If capital city design projects are symbols of national identity and historical consciousness, Berlin is the supreme example. In fact, architecture has played a pivotal role throughout Germany's turbulent twentieth-century history. After the fall of the monarchy, Germany gave birth to the Bauhaus, whose founders argued that their own revolutionary designs could shape human destiny. The century's warring ideologies, Nazism and Communism, also used architecture for their own political ends. In its latest incarnation, Berlin will become the capital of the fifth German state in this century to be ruled from that city. How will the official architecture of reunified Berlin, a democratic capital being built amid totalitarian remains, be different this time around? Th e Federal Republic of Germany, a highly stable democracy in stark contrast to its predecessors, has been struggling with burdensome architectural legacies. In the process, it has considered remedies as varied as outright destruction, refurbishment, and, in the case of the former Nazi Central Bank now being converted into the new Foreign Ministry, physical concealment.

New Glass Architecture

DZ Bank Berlin, Germany 2001 Architects Frank Gehry & Partners Client DZ
Immobilien Management GmbH Programme Bank offices Apartments
Conference centre Corporate cinema Location The DZ Bank is situated in central
Berlin on ...

New Glass Architecture

Author: Brent Richards

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300107951

Page: 239

View: 928

A timely look at the ways in which glass is utilized in some of today's most beautiful and experimental building designs 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

Architecture Politics and Identity in Divided Berlin

“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–
11.

Architecture  Politics  and Identity in Divided Berlin

Author: Emily Pugh

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822979578

Page: 448

View: 446

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.

Inventing Berlin

This book comprehensively examines post-1989 changes to the symbolic landscape of Berlin – specifically, street names, architecture, urban planning and monuments – and links these changes to concepts of contested cultural memory and ...

Inventing Berlin

Author: Mary Dellenbaugh-Losse

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030297187

Page: 197

View: 355

This book comprehensively examines post-1989 changes to the symbolic landscape of Berlin – specifically, street names, architecture, urban planning and monuments – and links these changes to concepts of contested cultural memory and national identity in Berlin and Germany in the post-Wall period. The core of the book is made up of an analysis of built space changes in the eastern half of the city before and after the Berlin Wall, flanked by an introduction to the theoretical underpinnings of the topic and a wider interpretation of the events in Berlin in relation to other geographic and historical contexts. It furthermore offers an explanatory model for the phenomenon of the "symbolic foreigner" whereby former citizens of the GDR feel disenfranchised and excluded from today's German society. This book is a valuable resource for researchers, students, and also appeals to a wider, non-academic audience with an interest in both cultural memory and Berlin.

Sources of Modern Architecture

BEHNE , A . Die Moderne Zweckbau , Munich 1926 . New edition , Berlin 1964 .
In the series ' Ullstein Bauwelt Fundamente ? ( p . b . ) . A classic work .
CONRADS , U . ( Introd . ) Modern Architecture in Germany , London 1963 .
Translation by ...

Sources of Modern Architecture

Author: Dennis Sharp

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 56

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A Women s Berlin

"Despina Stratigakos is assistant professor of architecture at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York."--BOOK JACKET.

A Women s Berlin

Author: Despina Stratigakos

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816653224

Page: 239

View: 428

"Despina Stratigakos is assistant professor of architecture at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York."--BOOK JACKET.

Building Berlin Vol 6

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 ...

Building Berlin  Vol  6

Author: Architektenkammer Berlin

Publisher: Braun Publishing

ISBN: 9783037682173

Page: 192

View: 541

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.

Neo historical East Berlin

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 ...

Neo historical East Berlin

Author: Florian Urban

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351915347

Page: 296

View: 254

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.

Topographies of Class

In Topographies of Class, Sabine Hake explores why Weimar Berlin has had such a powerful hold on the urban imagination.

Topographies of Class

Author: Sabine Hake

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472050389

Page: 323

View: 438

In Topographies of Class, Sabine Hake explores why Weimar Berlin has had such a powerful hold on the urban imagination. Approaching Weimar architectural culture from the perspective of mass discourse and class analysis, Hake examines the way in which architectural projects; debates; and representations in literature, photography, and film played a key role in establishing the terms under which contemporaries made sense of the rise of white-collar society. Focusing on the so-called stabilization period, Topographies of Class maps out complex relationships between modern architecture and mass society, from Martin Wagner's planning initiatives and Erich Mendelsohn's functionalist buildings, to the most famous Berlin texts of the period, Alfred Doblin's city novel "Berlin Alexanderplatz" (1929) and Walter Ruttmann's city film "Berlin, Symphony of the Big City" (1927). Hake draws on critical, philosophical, literary, photographic, and filmic texts to reconstruct the urban imagination at a key point in the history of German modernity, making this the first study---in English or German---to take an interdisciplinary approach to the rich architectural culture of Weimar Berlin. Sabine Hake is Professor and Texas Chair of German Literature and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of numerous books, including "German National Cinema" and "Popular Cinema of the Third Reich." Cover art: Construction of the Karstadt Department Store at Hermannplatz, Berlin-Neukolln. Courtesy Bildarchiv Preeussischer Kulturbesitz / Art Resource, NY"