Location: Berlin, Germany.

Architect: Zanderroth architekten.

The Christinenstrasse building is an in-situ cast concrete monolith that is livable. Modern lightweight concrete with excellent load-bearing and heat-insulating qualities was employed. Behind the wide window bands, the load-bearing components are minimised to create loft-like interior spaces. The building’s asymmetrical shape produces intriguing inner geometry and enhances the outside design. While the building’s huge apertures and the obviously massive material contrast with the surroundings, the building’s restrained colours and structure enable it to blend in well with the Wilhelm-era surroundings.

Photo Credit: Simon Menges.