daniel libeskind to construct 73 unit apartment complex in berlin
 
daniel libeskind to construct 73 unit apartment complex in berlin
dec 06, 2013

daniel libeskind to construct 73 unit apartment complex in berlin

daniel libeskind to construct 73 unit apartment complex in berlin
image © PX2
all images courtesy of studio daniel libeskind

 

 

 

daniel libeskind has revealed plans for a new apartment building in central berlin. located in the chausseestrasse district of the city, the building features large angular windows, while metallic-coated ceramic walls form the building’s façade. the proposal establishes 73 individual apartment units on a relatively small corner plot, with retail outlets activating the edge of the site at street level. at the pinnacle of the design, a penthouse apartment features a double-height living space, while a terrace offers panoramic views across the city.

 

‘even as my studio is often called upon to design skyscrapers these days, I continue to love to build homes, the basic unit of human life’, explained libeskind.

 

 

daniel libeskind to construct 73 unit apartment complex in berlin
the double-height penthouse living space
image © PX2

 

 

daniel libeskind to construct 73 unit apartment complex in berlin
the complex provides expansive views across the city
image © PX2

 

 

daniel libeskind to construct 73 unit apartment complex in berlin
retail outlets are situated at street level
image © PX2

 

 

daniel libeskind to construct 73 unit apartment complex in berlin
metallic-coated ceramic walls form the building’s façade
image © PX2

 

 

daniel libeskind to construct 73 unit apartment complex in berlin
© daniel libeskind

 

project info:

 

area: 107,000 sqm
client: minerva
joint venture partner: architekt daniel libeskind ag, zurich, with studio daniel libeskind
cost & site supervision: W+W
structural engineer: POOR
mechanical / electrical / plumbing engineer: POOR
status: in design
completion date: 2015

  • If Daniel Libeskind expects to be respected, he might first learn to show some degree of respect to the places where he accepts commissions. If instead he attracts only ridicule and contempt, it is because these are the characteristics which informed his design when he decided to impose this crass, arrogant, discordant, incoherent and laughable mess on a streetscape in Berlin. His mindless repetition of the same superficial and meaningless visual gimmicks does not deserve to be criticized within the context of an intelligent architectural discussion. As long as Libeskind treats his projects like jokes, he can expect to be judged as a clown, and nothing but a clown.

    ictinus
  • Does anyone in Libeskind’s office have ANY architectural training? This project suggests the answer is “No”.

    Clockwork Orange
  • There’s an enormous difference between serious architectural design and capricious form-making. All Libeskind did here was to drape a trite and banal shape over a conventional, flat slab apartment building. This is not architecture, it is poor graphic design.

    Icon Z
  • As an architect (a real architect, not the Libeskind type), I’d be embarrassed to work on such a ridiculous building. I pity the person in his studio who had to pretend to take Libeskind seriously when he got this pathetic sketch dumped on his desk. Life is too short to waste it working at SDL.

    Troy Quinze
  • Why is this embarassing schlock featured on a web-site devoted to architecture? It does our whole profession a great disservice to call Libeskind’s work “design” or “architecture”. It is neither.

    Walter
  • It embodies every hostile, antisocial attitude for which Libeskind is known. Few buildings represent the concept of ‘home’ less than Libeskind’s juvenile and ill-considered work. As usual, his only goal is to promote his superficial brand.

    Andrew Lewis
  • Severe, ugly, brutalistic and intellectually empty. In other words, it is 100% pure Daniel Libeskind trash.

    Henderson 12

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