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the german disease, berlin juli 2006 | by seier+seier
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the german disease, berlin juli 2006

this architect felt he had to compete with the neue wache for purity (see www.flickr.com/photos/seier/493658557 ); but for good political architecture he should have looked to bonn and the open parliament of behnisch und behnisch rather than the grim past of berlin.

 

paul löbe haus, spreebogen, berlin, stephan braunfels architekten 1994-2000

 

I'll let ruskin finish this one off, "we must no more expect to derive either pleasure or profit from an architecture whose ornaments are of one pattern, and whose pillars are of one proportion, than we should out of a universe in which the clouds were all of one shape, and the trees all of one size", the nature of gothic in "stones of venice", 1851-1853.

 

(I take many of these facade photos to use them as textures in 3ds max architectural renderings - only when mister fancypants here comes walking into the scene does it become an image worth sharing)

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Taken in July 2006