Author: Architektenkammer BerlinPublish On: 2015-01-06
This new edition of BUILDING BERLIN showcases the most interesting 70 new buildings in and out of the German capital by architects working in Berlin.
Author: Architektenkammer Berlin
Publisher: Braun Publishing AG
This new edition of BUILDING BERLIN showcases the most interesting 70 new buildings in and out of the German capital by architects working in Berlin. Each project is presented on the basis of informative texts, the most important facts as well as insight.
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.
Author: Michael Imhof
Publisher: Michael Imhof Verlag
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.
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.
Mies van der Rohe's last great building was built to house the Berlin and Prussian State Collections of 19th and 20th century art under one roof, on a site which had been the cultural hub of Berlin before wartime bombing.
Author: Maritz Vandenberg
Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited
Mies van der Rohe envisaged a glass and steel temple for the New National Gallery of Art, Berlin - a sort of shrine to German art. The commission was one which touched the architect deeply, coming as it did after a 60-year career; it was the last building completed in Mies's lifetime and the culmination of his life's work and aesthetic ideas.
“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.
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 ...
Author: Brent Richards
Publisher: Yale University Press
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
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.
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.
The Berlin Hauptbahnhof rail station is both a logistical and architectural highlight
. The light , transparent structure in metal and glass generously accommodates
the various needs of its users . Travelers , commuters , and those transferring ...
Author: Stefanie Schupp
Publisher: Page One Pub
This book portrays representative examples of shopping centers that have actively contributed to enlivening their respective urban cityscapes.These new malls play a major role in enlivening and revitalizing urban areas and defining the public face of big cities.
HUGHES , N . , GRANT , L . , and Cambridge New Architecture , Cambridge ,
1964 . ( p . b . ) . ... Berlin . 1904 - 5 . PEVSNER , N . ' Nine Swallows – No
Summer ' ( English architecture from 1900 - 14 ) , A . R . May , 1942 . pp . 109 - 12
Appraising the redevelopment of Berlin since the late nineteenth century, Elizabeth A. Strom details how the contests between politicians, bureaucrats, architects, and developers have become especially prominent since reunification.
Author: Elizabeth A. Strom
Appraising the redevelopment of Berlin since the late nineteenth century, Elizabeth A. Strom details how the contests between politicians, bureaucrats, architects, and developers have become especially prominent since reunification. Whether addressing the historical struggle to shape the city into the important world capital that it is today, charting the (re)creation of Berlin as a national government center, or exploring the city's massive economic restructuring, Building the New Berlin illustrates the intimate relationship between architecture and politics in an ongoing dialogue about whom the city should serve. Strom suggests that Berlin is a unique case study of city building in the twentieth century due to Berlin's turbulent battles over the central city, the seat of national and local governance. Nonetheless, these tensions provide fertile ground for the study of the central questions of urban political economy. Strom has fashioned an accessible, well-written and perceptive study that not only is a valuable addition to urban development literature, but also provides a foundational understanding of the debate and controversy in the planning of Berlin's city center in the 1990s.