Social Housing Halbinsel Stralau, Berlin

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I worked on this Berlin social housing project in the Amsterdam office of Herman Hertzberger in 1994, while studying at the Berlage Institute. My main task was to design the dwelling units in strict conformance with German social housing regulations, together with the landscape, the elevations, the ground-level commercial retail units, and the underground parking garage. The permit drawings were ink-drafted by hand, ‘old-school’. The building was completed years later, largely according to plan except for some stylistic changes such as ’rounded’ balconies.

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About Rafael Gomez-Moriana

I am an architect, writer and educator. rafagomo.com chronicles my architectural making, writing, teaching and curating activity, while criticalista.com is an archive of my writings as well as a platform for venting personal rants and observations. I studied architecture at the University of Waterloo (Canada) and at the Berlage Institute (the Netherlands). I direct the University of Calgary’s architecture term-abroad program in Barcelona, and have previously taught in the Metropolis Masters Program in Architecture and Urban Culture, CIEE Architecture and Design program, as well as at Carleton University and the University of Manitoba.

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