Building Berlin : the latest architecture in and out of the capital. Vol. 2 / [authors Cornelia Dörries ... et al. ; chief editor Louis Back]
Braun, [Berlin] : 2013
184 p. : principalmente il.
Sbc Aprendizaje A-72.038(430) BUI/II
Berlin's architecture and architecture ‘made in Berlin' enjoy worldwide acclaim and attention. The variety of ideas, the technical perfection with which it is implemented and the attention to ecological aspects are essential factors which characterise the building culture in and from Berlin. In the past year, marvellous new buildings, astonishing facelifts and wonderful interiors have been designed and created - not only in the capital itself but also in other countries. An essay has been allocated to each of the eight topic sections. These essays look at what is currently happening in Berlin on the ever-changing architectural front. The essays deal with topics such as the urbanisation of the government district, architectural drawings and archiving them as well as an international comparison of underground stations from the point of view of contemporary design.
The German capital is characterized by a lively, heterogeneous and innovative architectural scene with high technical and design standards. Berlin Architecture serves as a showcase of Berlins architectural output. Each of the eight chapters features essays on current issues, trends and developments that provide reflective insights and accompany the exemplary collection of around 70 projects. The chapter on residential architecture, for example, discusses the interest of creative urban clients in the high-rise apartment buildings of the 1960s and 1970s that were frowned upon for a long time. Another essay focuses on the different aspects of corporate architecture as 'constructed logos'. Other topics include the importance of archeological display areas for urban planning or new chances for architecture through privately sponsored museums.