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

Architect, educator and writer. Partner at ArqEstructura. Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Calgary. Blogger at criticalista.com.

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