Lust Garten

Theoretical anomalies in the synchronicity of architecture and its familarities.
Structural Variation of the Altes Museum, Berlin
…much better for public speaking…

Structural Variation of the Altes Museum, Berlin

…much better for public speaking…

Splitting 1974 - Gordon Matta Clark

Splitting 1974 - Gordon Matta Clark

Ben Nicholson - Hermetics and Labyrinths

The Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum is the new central library of Humboldt University, located on the famous old boulevard Unter den Linden, near Museum Island and Brandenburg Gate. It’s the biggest freehand library in Germany and contains 2 million books, all of them public accessible and not in closed depots. Berlin-based Swiss architect Max Dudler won the competition, in which 277 architects participated, with a typical ‘Berlin style’ rationalist building. Behind a strictly orthogonal façade, the visitor encounters the big reading hall, which refers to the terraces of the Hanging Gardens of Semiramis. The space is illuminated by natural roof light and contains green desks and lamps with stone covers for 250 people, all designed by the architect. The atmosphere of the hall breathes a similar spirit as the big library hall by Labrouste in Paris. Most of the 1250 workstations are located directly at the façade with tremendous views over the city.

Max became an inspiration when working at the buero in Oranienplatz - a true chef. He has offered Berlin an avenue of abstraction that the city can be encouraged with, while considering the business of each and every one of his employee’s. He likened me to being the fastest architect in ink, which I can only hope to live up to. Like his work, Max is timeless…

This photograph was  taken at the Four Seasons restaurant in the Seagram building on Philip Johnson’s 90th birthday. Five years later on his 95th birthday the Vanity Fair photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders was invited to take pictures of the event at the same place and almost the same participants. This special attention to the approximately 100-years-old Johnson looks like “ a tribute not so much to the significance of Johnson’s contribution to the history of architecture, but as a reminder of his importance to the cult of fame”.

This photograph was  taken at the Four Seasons restaurant in the Seagram building on Philip Johnson’s 90th birthday. Five years later on his 95th birthday the Vanity Fair photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders was invited to take pictures of the event at the same place and almost the same participants. This special attention to the approximately 100-years-old Johnson looks like “ a tribute not so much to the significance of Johnson’s contribution to the history of architecture, but as a reminder of his importance to the cult of fame”.

Further manipulations upon the shared theme.
A liminal threshold of autocad that allows for the complexity of area to achieve a density of curvature that fulfils a parametric control of colour and view, alluding to the original geometric structure imposed by the Altes Museum and their extended family of architectures. 

Further manipulations upon the shared theme.

A liminal threshold of autocad that allows for the complexity of area to achieve a density of curvature that fulfils a parametric control of colour and view, alluding to the original geometric structure imposed by the Altes Museum and their extended family of architectures. 

An encouraging development in the architectural vocabulary of Rem Koolhaas for Berlin. Back in the day Springer often gifted the ends of their newsprint for those looking for drawing material and so it finally returns.

Progression of the Plan

…memories are stirred of building the façade model of Checkpoint Charlie back in the late 80’s for the remodelling of the ground floor after the fall of the wall for LHMS. It seems only natural to accept that the geometry of Schinkel that has made the ideas of Berlin possible to be sectionally explored laterally after the exposure to the use of the original plan by ‘governments’. There is indeed hope in restoring the faith to this function through precedent, perseverance and precision.