Category Archives: Architecture Critiques

Opposing Feelings – Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

by Chloé Migayrou The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church was built between 1891 and 1895 in a neo- romanesque style as a souvenir of the victory against the French army in Sedan (1870). It was a very massive church that could

Opposing Feelings – Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

by Chloé Migayrou The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church was built between 1891 and 1895 in a neo- romanesque style as a souvenir of the victory against the French army in Sedan (1870). It was a very massive church that could

A beautiful lie – Gendarmenmarkt

by Elisa Recker When I first moved to Berlin, the Gendarmenmarkt really caught my attention. I found it very beautiful at first, and interesting as well. The French and the German Church facing each other, the statue of Friedrich Schiller

A beautiful lie – Gendarmenmarkt

by Elisa Recker When I first moved to Berlin, the Gendarmenmarkt really caught my attention. I found it very beautiful at first, and interesting as well. The French and the German Church facing each other, the statue of Friedrich Schiller

Nikolaiviertel – The DDR Disneyland

by Alex Watkinson The contradiction couldn’t be starker. In East Berlin, on the eve of the city’s 750th anniversary, the SED decided to reconstruct the historic centre of the capital. With plattenbau! It can be hard to notice, especially to

Nikolaiviertel – The DDR Disneyland

by Alex Watkinson The contradiction couldn’t be starker. In East Berlin, on the eve of the city’s 750th anniversary, the SED decided to reconstruct the historic centre of the capital. With plattenbau! It can be hard to notice, especially to

Living Levels – a place where history and future meet

by Lara van de Coterlet The first time I visited and admired the East Side Gallery was in July 2013. The astonishing artworks on the Wall were mind blowing. Walking down the street next to the Wall and admiring piece

Living Levels – a place where history and future meet

by Lara van de Coterlet The first time I visited and admired the East Side Gallery was in July 2013. The astonishing artworks on the Wall were mind blowing. Walking down the street next to the Wall and admiring piece

Undergoing Strong Feelings – The Jewish Museum

by Emilie Chatillon The Jewish Museum is one of the biggest museums in Europe and has a very particular architecture, that people love or hate, but at least people won’t forget it. The museum entrance is an old edifice from

Undergoing Strong Feelings – The Jewish Museum

by Emilie Chatillon The Jewish Museum is one of the biggest museums in Europe and has a very particular architecture, that people love or hate, but at least people won’t forget it. The museum entrance is an old edifice from

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe – appropriately abstract

by Kina Lin-Wilmoth The events leading up to and including World War Two lie in the heart of the German national psyche, just as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe lies in the heart of its national capital.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe – appropriately abstract

by Kina Lin-Wilmoth The events leading up to and including World War Two lie in the heart of the German national psyche, just as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe lies in the heart of its national capital.

The Grimm Zentrum: Trials and Tribulations of Form and Function

by Madeline Dorvillier We use libraries as tools, as a means to achieve learning and create academic work. I evaluate them based on this principal. Their design should foster concentration, creativity, and the drive to get things done, all the

The Grimm Zentrum: Trials and Tribulations of Form and Function

by Madeline Dorvillier We use libraries as tools, as a means to achieve learning and create academic work. I evaluate them based on this principal. Their design should foster concentration, creativity, and the drive to get things done, all the