• Fritz Hoger, Chilehaus, Hamburg, Germany, 1922-4 (via rudygodinez)

    (via rosswolfe)

  • Otto Winsch + Otto Mollenhauer, Office Building for the Berwaltungs-Berufsgenossenschaft, Hamburg, Germany, 1963-6 (via nrqarq)

    (Source: betonbabe, via archidose)

  • O.M. UngersGalerie der GegenwartHamburg, Germany, 1995

  • O.M. Ungers, Plan for the Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburg, Germany, 1995

  • Fritz Hoger, Design for a 250 Meter Skyscraper, Hamburg, Germany, 1937 (via betonbabe)

    (via builtenvironment)

  • Zaha Hadid, Hafenstrasse Office and Residential Development, Hamburg, Germany, 1989 (via dezeen)

  • Hans Poelzig, Water Tower, Hamburg, Germany, 1910 (via archiveofaffinities)

  • Flaktürme, Nazi AA-Gun Turret Post and Miniature Fortress from WWII, c. 1940

    "A series of eight large, above-ground, AA-Gun blockhouse towers constructed in the cities of Berlin (3), Hamburg (2), and Vienna (3) from 1940 onwards. They were used by the Luftwaffe to defend against Allied air raids on these cities during World War II. They also served as air-raid shelters for tens of thousands of people and to coordinate air defense. Each flak tower complex consisted of G-Tower (Gefechtsturm) or Combat Tower, also known as the Gun Tower, Battery Tower or Large Flak Tower, and L-Tower (Leitturm) or Lead Tower also known as the Fire-control tower, command tower, listening bunker or small flak tower." Four of the most robust fortresses are listed here:

    1. Flaktürme IV G-TowerHeiligengeistfeld (1st Generation), Hamburg, Germany, 1940
    2. Flaktürme V G-TowerWilhelmsburg (2nd Generation), Hamburg, 1940
    3. Flaktürme VII G-TowerAugarten (3rd Generation), Vienna, Austria, 1940
    4. Flaktürme VII L-TowerAugarten (3rd Generation), Vienna, Austria, 1940


    The possibility exists for retrofitting these structures for contemporary needs. Some work has been done already (e.g. Wilhelmsburg G-Tower was transformed into a nightclub with a music school and music shops). Makes one think about what will become of Fort McPherson here in East Point / Atlanta.

  • Expressionist Architecture

    1. Hans Poelzig, Großes Schauspielhaus, Berlin, Germany (1919): tragically defaced by the Nazis as entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art, i.e. Modernism) in 1933 and demolished in 1988 after being condemned
    2. Erich Mendelsohn, Einsteinturm, Potsdam, Germany(1921): His only true expressionist structure before he turned to crypto-classicism and Modernism
    3. Rudolf Steiner, Goetheanum, Basel, Switzerland (1923): Redesigned after the 1919 version was destroyed by arson
    4. Fritz Höger, Chilehaus, Hamburg, Germany(1923): Designed for saltpeter magnate from Chile with a major move of pure industrial thrust