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The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of BerlinThe 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin

The ‘Atriumhaus’ – a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin

With a sure hand bfs architects have helped an atrium house in Berlin’s famous Hansaviertel back to its former glamour. The modernist building was part of the 1957 building exhibition in Berlin’s Tiergarten park. It was designed by Eduard Ludwig, who among other things also designed the airlift monument at Tempelhof airport.

Photographs by Annette Kisling | Text by: Mirko Beetschen

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We blend in

The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany - beautifully photographed in black and white by German photographer Andreas Levers The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany - beautifully photographed in black and white by German photographer Andreas Levers The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany - beautifully photographed in black and white by German photographer Andreas Levers The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany - beautifully photographed in black and white by German photographer Andreas Levers

The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany – beautifully photographed in black and white by German photographer Andreas Levers

We want to live there

'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling  ts4 ts12 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling

‘Tankstelle Bülowstrasse’ –  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio ‘bfs d‘ together with ‘planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling

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We left the door open

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Photograph of the giant sliding hangar gates of Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, location of the Berlin Airlift of June 1948 / unknown photographer

 

 

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Tangled up

chiharushiotainsilence2 When I first set my eyes on Japan-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota's work, I wasn't sure if I was looking at an installation or a dark charcoal illustration. Though the piece echoes sketch-like imagery, it is in fact an installation piece involving a burnt piano in a room ravaged by black wool. The work known as In Silence is inspired by Shiota's own traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor's house burn down. The charred piano is a direct memory of her neighbor's grand piano blazed up in smoke.  There is a melancholic aura that hovers throughout the incinerated room filled with singed furniture. The miles of thread woven in, around, and through each item within the space adds a feeling of entrapment. The way it engulfs the room's furnishings encapsulates the destructive and overwhelming nature of flames that have possessed one's material properties.

chiharu shiota - In silence installation When I first set my eyes on Japan-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota's work, I wasn't sure if I was looking at an installation or a dark charcoal illustration. Though the piece echoes sketch-like imagery, it is in fact an installation piece involving a burnt piano in a room ravaged by black wool. The work known as In Silence is inspired by Shiota's own traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor's house burn down. The charred piano is a direct memory of her neighbor's grand piano blazed up in smoke.  There is a melancholic aura that hovers throughout the incinerated room filled with singed furniture. The miles of thread woven in, around, and through each item within the space adds a feeling of entrapment. The way it engulfs the room's furnishings encapsulates the destructive and overwhelming nature of flames that have possessed one's material properties.

Photography of an installation created by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota.

/// The installation, named ” In Silence”, was inspired by one of the artist’s personal traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor’s house burning down. The pieces tangled up in black thread are echoing a sketch-like imagery and the burnt piano is in fact a direct memory of the artist, as it resembles her neighbor’s piano blazed up in smoke.

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White Serenity

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Russian Second World War II Memorial, Treptower Park, Berlin / photograph by Ronny Behnert

Morning in the Dark

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Beautiful photograph of a dark winter morning in Berlin

photograph by Akos Major