Friday, November 29, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Breaking the Circle: Jagdschloss Granitz (Rügen)

The Granitz Hunting Lodge is built in the middle of a very deep forest and on top of the hill (the highest one in East Rügen)  in the years 1838 to 1846 by order of Prince Wilhelm Malte I of Putbus, based on a design by Berlin architect, Johann Gottfried Steinmeyer in the style of the North Italian Renaissance castellos. It was once a popular holiday destination for European nobility and prominent people.

Today the castle is a museum and although it is a bit morbid with hunting trophies, the very striking inside circular staircase is a suggested one if you're on Rügen, but not for the fears of heights.

More infos: WIKI

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Friday, November 22, 2013

A hidden UNESCO Heritage: Gartenstadt Falkenberg

Another hidden architecture from Bruno Taut (together with the Hufeisensiedlung in Neukölln), a full quarter designed in 1912. It should - after the style of the English row houses - line up quarters with two story lines that are staggered in time with the rising topography. Every home should have its own color and have references to garden and public areas.

It's a very quite area in south-west Berlin, colourful houses an nice gardens.

More infos: WIKI (german)

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