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16/10/2019 — Templiner Park for Bewocon


The heart of #Berlin sports a new mixed use building designed by @Graft – they call it #TemplinerPark. It sits at the corner of Templiner Straße at Teutoburger Platz and fills one quarter of a Berlin block. While the ground level has spaces for commercial use the upper floors houses a variety of 2- to 5-room apartments. I had the pleasure to work for @Bewocon and document most of the apartments right before their first occupancy.




24/09/2019 — Daycare center for Landherr

Mahlsdorf – a locality within the #Berlin district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf – has a new #daycarecenter. The new building was designed by @Landherr_Architekten_und_Ingenieure. It bears the name Zauberwiese which, in English, means magic meadow. It accomodates up to 60 children of preschool age.
The center is situated in a #green and idyllic environment and has a wonderful #garden. Unfortunately this summer there was such a lack of rain, thus the meadows look a bit drab here.




19/06/2019 — KUNST[NEST

Berlin artist @FritzBalthaus is a renown artist who creates works which oscillate between images, sculpture and architecture. They are precise procedural experiments and often ironic interventions within the art world and its exhibiting conventions.
Fritz and I have been working together for a couple of years submitting ideas to open and invited art competitions. Starting with the concept phase we usually discuss an idea and my job is to then develop a convincing visualization for a competition entry. Here, we have our latest winning proposal realized and I recently went to photograph it.
KUNST[NEST is a public artwork located at @MaxDelbrückCentrum in #Berlin Buch. Its shape creates a high point inviting storks to breed there. The sculpture consists of materials and objects from its direct surroundings: a bunch of street lights seem randomly stacked onto each other and a pile of wood beams haphazardly lie on top referring to the facade elements of the nearby research facility which was planned by @heinlewischer. This approach makes a conscious reference to the principle of bricolage. It is expressed in what storks naturally do when building a nest – they implement all kinds of materials from their direct environment.




26/04/2019 — UP! Berlin

A giant concrete structure rises in the north of #Berlin Ostbahnhof. Erected in 1979 the building formerly housed the Centrum Warenhaus – the most important shopping centre in East Berlin. After the German Reunification it accommodated the chain store Kaufhof. It is currently being gutted and then converted into a new office and retail building. Designing architects @jasperarchitects developed quite an unorthodox concept: the cubic volume with its 80x80 meters footprint has parts of its concrete structure removed on all four sides. The block perforation is designed to optimize solar gain and to increase layout funcionality.
Regularly visiting the construction site from now on, I have been starting to document the conversion process of the project called UP! Berlin.




28/01/2019 — Printing it big

Collector’s delight: Haus der Statistik, Berlin from my series #urbanminutes
I had this 90 x 90 cm baryte print produced by @fotopioniere and framed in a 100 x 100 cm white maple @halberahmen with anti-glare glass.
This one went straight into a private collection. It is the first one in an edition of 2.


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