Ernst Reinke strasse residential complex

Ernst Reinke strasse residential complex

Architect
Heim Balp Architekten
Location
Berlin, Germany | View Map
Project Year
2015
Category
Apartments
Nick Hash

Ernst Reinke Strasse residential complex

Heim Balp Architekten as Architects

Maximising size requirements and filling needs in urban planning, the Ernst-Reinke-Straße residential

complex densifies existing urban spaces.

Beginning with a fresh start, the project foundation sinks one meter deep into the earth, setting the buildings gradually into their environment.

The two forms are connected underground by a parking garage, and above, a greenlawn sits between them, providing asocial space for its residents. A two-story building then stands before the main structures, greeting residents and guests alike. The facades, set with windows in jumping fashion, are a uniform

answer to the rigid environment.

Along these lines, the wall appears as if it is rhythmically carved open from floor to ceiling. In response, the southern facade expands outward with two meter deep balconies; each shaded with curtains that offer privacy and protection from the sun.

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