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"Too Radical to Implement Yet Too Relevant to Ignore": John Hejduk's Kreuzberg Tower

"Too Radical to Implement Yet Too Relevant to Ignore": John Hejduk's Kreuzberg Tower

Robert Slinger, a founding partner of Berlin-based practice Kapok, narrates the story of a building "too radical to implement and too relevant to ignore." Having lived in John Hejduk's Kreuzberg Tower for eight years, Slinger "came to understand how Hejduk’s architecture both flexibly accommodates and yet asserts a presence which resists any attempts to co-opt it. Whilst impressed by its powerful exterior presence, its austerity and frontal directness left a strangely cold impression upon me."


"A house knows who loves it." – John Hejduk

© seier+seier © Robert Slinger © seier+seier © World-3 + 5

Read more about the building at Save John Hejduk's Kreuzberg Tower (2010) and find out more about the Kreuzberg Tower on ArchDaily. This short film is part of Christian Burckhardt's Architects in Love series.

References: Uncube

Cite: James Taylor-Foster. ""Too Radical to Implement Yet Too Relevant to Ignore": John Hejduk's Kreuzberg Tower" 27 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/479701/too-radical-to-implement-and-too-relevant-to-ignore-john-hejduk-s-kreuzberg-tower/> ISSN 0719-8884