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This seven-storey residential building is integrated into a row of commercial and office buildings located at the former east port (Osthafen) in Berlin. Its grounded and at the same time graceful appearance makes the volume resemble a stranded ship, coloured in a luminous white. Every detail of the building relates to the form of an arc as the main theme, which is reflected in rounded outer and inner edges, in the ornamental lines of the façade as well as in the wave-like form of the balconies. In addition to the almost continuous glazing the distinctive shapes of the balconies underline the horizontal structure of the façade with an integrated mineral thermal insulation system. Rounded angles combined with the interaction of the retracted and protruding parts give the building an extremely plastic appearance. Moreover, the form of the balconies in each apartment provides a panoramic view over the river.  View more View full description
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