Remembering the Wall, 20 Years on…

For the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall on November 9, 1989, a fair amount of ink is being splattered left, right and center.  Here is the signandsight summing up of the German feuilletons’s dealing with the anniversary (the links of course go back to the articles in the German papers, but the one or two sentence summaries in English do give those without German a … Read more Remembering the Wall, 20 Years on…

A victory for architecture

From this week’s signandsight, insightful piece on the latest addition to one of my favorite Berlin sites, the museum island. You can read the full article here: David Chipperfield has recovered astonishingly diverse vestiges of history in Berlin’s Neues Museum. By Bernhard Schulz The Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm IV wanted to create a “sanctuary for art and science” on the Spree Island north of Schinkel’s museum. Architect Friedrich August Stüler, chosen … Read more A victory for architecture