Berlin: Apartment Building

Wohnanlage, 1929-1931. Architekten: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929-1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929–1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929-1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929–1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929-1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929–1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929-1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929–1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929-1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929–1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

1929 – 1931

Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Hohenzollerndamm 35–36, Mansfelder Strasse 29, Berlin

Between 1929 and 1931 Hans Scharoun built a residential complex for bachelors and couples without children on Hohenzollerndamm. The builder of the project was the entre­preneur Georg Jacobowitz, whose company developed the floor plans of the individual 35 to 70 square metre apartment types. The apart­ments with kitchen or kitchenette and bathroom give the impression of concen­trated repre­sen­tation and house­keeping organi­sation in a very small space.

The building consists of two parallel panes (street side and courtyard side), which are staggered against each other on half floors. Scharoun created an organic connection between the two wings facing the street by means of balconies projecting like hinges in a semicir­cular shape.

After completion, the smooth plaster was given a white oil coat, which lent the surface a delicate trans­pa­rency. The sharp conciseness of the plaster edges in contrast to the rounded window reveals, the interplay of light plaster, dark clinker base and blue window woods, show the architect’s intensive attention to detail.

Apartement Building, 1929-1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929–1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929-1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929–1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929-1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929–1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929-1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929–1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929-1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929–1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929-1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929–1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929-1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

Apartement Building, 1929–1931. Architects: Hans Scharoun, Georg Jacobowitz

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