architectureinberlin.com – archived

This blog is an archive of posts + pages I did as architectureinberlin.com from 2008 up until 2013.

I left Berlin in late 2013, wandered about a bit, as of Autumn 2014 doing a Masters in Urban Studies at UCL. Blogging at Betaville (although not much so far). Twitter is @archiberlin (Jim Hudson)

I’ve stripped out a lot of the stuff about events – meetups, tours, film nights, book clubs and other things that I ran, although there’s still quite a few most recent – keep scrolling down and eventually you’ll get to some content!

I’ve had to use a new theme (design appearance) to avoid paying for upkeep of an archive. It’s not very intuitive – a link to archives / search function is the horizontal lines top right hand corner. Many links are dead, highlighted in weird colours etc, sorry for that. I might get around to fixing that, but probably not, life is short.

At its heart this was a blog about the Berlin IBA of the 1980s – twas my obsession, and I still miss exploring the many hundreds of buildings and projects (a number that is falling, sadly).

Anyway, in order to overcome some of the faulty links, here’s a summary for IBA things:

IBA ‘Neubau’ projects:

Projects at Tegeler Hafen

Block 1, including O M Ungers

Zaha Hadid and Will Alsop on Stresemannstrasse

Lützowplatz – Block 234, Mario Botta, Peter Cook and others

Down the drain at Dessauerstrasse

 Peter Eisenmann, Rem Koolhaas/OMA – Haus Am Checkpoint Charlie

John Hejduk, Kreuzberg Tower

Block 647 (Part 1)

Block 647 (Part 2) and canal stuff

IBA Block 4 on Kochstrasse, by MBM (Barcelona) and others

Along Kochstrasse: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Rob Krier and others, Ritterstrasse

Rob Krier and others, Rauchstrasse

Block 9, towers on Wilhelmstrasse

Frei Otto and others on Rauchstrasse

O M Ungers at Luetzowplatz (now demolished)

IBA ‘Altbau’ projects:

Heinrich-Zille-Grundschule – Werkfabrik Architekten

Schlesische Strasse 1-9, ‘Bonjour Tristesse’ by Alvaro Siza and round the corner

Kottbusserdamm, Hinrich Baller and others, and Baller on Fraenkelufer

Housing for Elderly, Köpenicker Strasse 190-193

IBA Block 88, Kreuzberg, by Rave/Rave

IBA Berlin Flickr group

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