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Townhouse O-10 Berlin

Friedrichswerder Residence in Berlin, Germany: Architecture design by David Chipperfield Architects, UK

post updated 20 May 2024

David Chipperfield Architects’ Townhouse O-10 in Berlin completed

Design: David Chipperfield Architects

Townhouse O-10 Berlin building interior stairs
photo : Ute Zscharnt

8 Jul 2009

Townhouse O-10

David Chipperfield Architects has completed the Townhouse O-10 in Berlin. The building is in the new district of ‘Friedrichswerder’ which is emerging between Werderstraße and Leipziger Straße, Oberwall-, Niederwallstraße and Kurstraße. Historic areas of urban development such as England’s noted townhouse settlements of the last two centuries have served as inspiration for the new district.

Townhouse O-10 Berlin, David Chipperfield building interior
photograph : Jörg von Bruchhausen

Within the tight restrictions of a deep and narrow lot, the house achieves generosity through room height. The qualities of natural light and space are more important than the optimisation of surface area and flexibility.

Townhouse O-10 Berlin, David Chipperfield building
photo : Jörg von Bruchhausen

The location of the staircase on the facade, unusual for a townhouse, highlights the significance of the vertical aspect of the project. While from a material point of view, the facade is almost passive, the composition of vertical cuboids with glazed fronts creates depth and a sculptural quality.

Townhouse O-10 Berlin building interior design
photo : Jörg von Bruchhausen

The house will be used as a family home with an atelier.

David Chipperfield

Location: Leipziger Strasse, Berlin, Germany, western Europe

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Key Project by David Chipperfield Architects in Berlin:

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Neues Museum Berlin Neues Museum Neues Museum exterior
photographs : Ute Zscharnt

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Contemporary Architecture in Berlin – architectural selection below:

James Simon Galerie, Museum Island
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
James Simon Galerie Berlin
photo © Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects
James Simon Galerie Berlin
Linking four of the five museums via the Archaeological Promenade below ground, the James-Simon-Galerie plays an essential role in the Museum Island master plan, which set out a framework for developing a modern museum complex while preserving the unique historical ensemble.

Cube Berlin, Washington Platz
Design: 3XN, Architects, Denmark
Cube Berlin building
photo © Adam Mørk
Cube Berlin Building
An 11-story office building located on Washington Platz in the Europa City urban district. The 19,000 sqm commercial property was produced by CA Immo.

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