Pieces youll find here are, indeed, tightly connected with the Architectural Designs Collection, and would surely have deserved some room there, if only
If only they were housing designs, or something of this kind. In other words: buildings over there, critiques over here.
As the texts arent easily described with icons, the navigation is twofold below: you can reach all items eather by clicking on an icon in the left-hand mosaic, or via the explanatory notes (below).
- A report on power houses (say: heating and electric supply houses)in the early 20th century architecture.
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- Learning from Ruins, a lecture at the Minsk meeting of European architecture students (SESAM), May 2006.
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- History of East Prussian Urban Planning, reduced version. A full version is due 2011 in the Kaliningrad Encyclopaedia.
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- Logotypes for the 2005 Istanbul Convention of the UIA
Since early 2002, Im exchanging letters on modern Berlin architecture mit Mr. Boris Kokotov. You may find some of the questions
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Ecology and power saving; glazed balconies (Ecohouse on Landwehrkanal), sun canopies and mirrors (Reichtsag cupola), ventilation (GSW headquarters at Kochstr.), water saving.
Ecology at Daimlers and Sonys on the Potsdamer Platz; ventilation in glass skyscrapers; double glazing (Frank O. Gehry at Behrenstr.); high-tech.
Style mix: may history and moderne stand shoulder to shoulder?; Zeughaus appendix by I.M. Pei; St.Petersburg Mariinsky theatre before the reconstruction; sports hall by Ballers in Charlottenburg centre; Berlin Wasser Holding at Mühlendamm.
Frank O. Gehry at Pariser Platz; Daniel Libeskinds Jewish Museum.
Philosophy behind the forms (Gehry and Libeskind)?; Sony: umbrella roof and the Esplanade Grand Hotel; The coming architecture back to 1920es?; St.Petersburg Mariinsky theater (continued) Eric Owen Moss.
Pariser Platz: the Dresdner Bank, the french embassy, and the Fine Arts Academy; democratic architecture (glass vs. stone).
Big sculptures (Žižka in Prague, Motherland in Volgograd, Victory monument in Leningrad); Oblique Houses in Berlin-Rummelsburg; GSW top sail; Frank O. Gehry in Prague (Ginger & Fred) and the Schützenstraße quarter (Aldo Rossi) offices façades.
Memorials: Victory monument in Leningrad (continued), Burnt Books Library at the Bebelplatz, Holocaust memorial in Vienna; Nordic embassies and the Baden-Württemberg representative; Berolina.
Berlin Holocaust memorial: former monuments at the New Guards, alternative solutions, Topography of Terror.
Fine Arts Academy at the Pariser Platz (continued).
Berlin Royal Palace: what can, may, and should be rebuilt. Or not?
The Federal Staple and the Federal Chancellors Offices, and their predecessors; faults of the formalistic approach on architecture.
Zeughaus appendix by I.M. Pei (continued); restrained façades of Berlin; new squares on old layouts?
Destinguishing a speaking façade from a babbling one; Energy Forum at the Berlin East Station.
Jewish Ground School (Heinz Galinski School) by Zvi Hecker, Berlin-Grunewald.
Dominique Perraults Olympic Velodrome and Swimming Stadium.
Beauty for its own sake yet possible?, and Mariinsky Theatre Competition in St.Petersburg (continued).
Shopping malls (Borsig Tower Halls by Claude Vasconi, and others).
Libeskinds projects and the Alexanderplatz redevelopment.
Sergei Tchobans Dom-Aquarée Radisson hotel.
Hollywood-style Manhattan at the Potsdamer Platz (Beisheim Center).
A sign for some technics, technis for usability. Changing a houses symbolic value (Axel Springer publishing, the Spreekarée).
Berlinese Style moderne (Jugendstil, Art Nouveau).
Topography of Terror. Memorials on former Gestapo grounds (Wenzel, Zumthor).
New Tempodrome versus the collapsed Transvaal baths in Moscow.
Anschutz Convention Hall at the Ostbahnhof station.
Philology Library in a pair of shacks (Berlin Free University).
Berlin Brandenburg International Airport in Schönefeld and beyond.
Hans Otto theatre, Potsdam, Tiefer See quay
Ambassadorial Expo, on Saudi Arabian new embassy
Arts Critics Free Flight, an article on the St.Petersburg Gasprom tower
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