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Zanderroth

CHRISTINENSTRASSE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING . BERLIN

Zanderroth . CHRISTINENSTRASSE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING . BERLIN (1)

Zanderroth Architekten . photos: © Simon Menges . + archaic

The building in Christinenstrasse is a habitable monolith made of in-situ cast concrete. The modern lightweight material was used to provide load-bearing properties as well as high-quality thermal insulation. Inside, the load-bearing concrete elements are reduced to allow loft-like rooms to open up behind the window bands. The irregular shape of the property creates geometries that generate exciting interior spaces and contribute to the exterior form. The building’s reserved colours and structure integrate it smoothly into the surrounding Wilhelminian development. Nevertheless its spacious openings and the visibly heavy nature of the material contrast with the building’s environment.
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