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TOR 149 / Graft Architects

TOR 149 / Graft Architects
© Tobias Hein
© Tobias Hein
Berlin, Germany
  • Architects: Graft Architects
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012
  • Photographs photographs: Tobias Hein

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© Tobias Hein
© Tobias Hein

Text description provided by the architects. A new apartment building was constructed in Berlin-Mitte. Boldly designed, innovative and elegant: An avant-garde building sculpture in the heart of Berlin between bourgeois generosity and modern transparency.

© Tobias Hein
© Tobias Hein

The building is characterized by its faceted aluminum facade, the extraordinary lobby and split-level apartments, which allow generous living experiences that you really only know from houses.

© Tobias Hein
© Tobias Hein

There is an underground parking garage as well as a courtyard with stone bands and fields with height beds. The façade of Tor 149 features a bright matt metal-coloured hue. A special effect appears when you walk by the building. For a moment it seems as if the building is rotating and then turns away. This effect is achieved by faceted façade elements which capture the light in different ways.

© Tobias Hein
© Tobias Hein

The design for Tor149 also reflects the semantics of Berlin: both the traditions of late nineteenth facades as well as the desire for an unbroken history influenced the design process.

First Floor Plan (Left Side)
First Floor Plan (Left Side)

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Address: Ackerstraße, Berlin, Germany

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Cite: "TOR 149 / Graft Architects" 21 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/390122/tor-149-graft-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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