Monday, March 4, 2013

Kreuzberg Tower

Kreuzberg Tower by John Hejduk, Charlottenstraße, Besselstraße, Berlin
Kreuzberg Tower and Wings by John Hejduk, 1988
Charlottenstraße / Besselstraße, Kreuzberg
Berlin, September 2011

“The design actually comprises three separate buildings, of which one is the central tower, the two others forming wings to a pre-exisiting building to the rear. All three are residential. As with many IBA projects, I wonder whether the design of the actual apartments, in particular the sizing and positioning of windows, played second fiddle to architectural formalist facade games. I assume Hejduk didn’t reckon on the visual impact of satellite dishes, a de rigeur feature of social housing. But anyway, I’m no expert on his work, so can only respond as I find here.”
(Kreuzberg Tower, architectureinberlin)


tapirgal said...

Clearly, the object was to make a cat face on the right-hand building.

cieldequimper said...

Lol @ Tapirgal. Perhaps it's the blue sky that makes it look good?