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The Luckhardt House

Berlin, Germany
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Am Rupenhorn 24 was built based on designs by Hans and Wassili Luckhardt and Alfons Anker between 1929 and 1932, and is among the very first constructed in the "Neues Bauen" style in Germany(along with The resedential building located am Rupenhorn 25 also designed by the Luckhardt brothers and Anker), which incorporates architectural elements into the design. Characteristic features include the severe simplicity and the uncompromising cubic structures that are arranged with subtle proportioning of spaces and openings. The innovative structural engineering, the high quality of the artistic design, and the radical redesign of housing all factored equally in these buildings becoming the epitome of modern architecture of the 1920s. The exterior features in particular exhibited considerable structural damage due to standing empty for so long and intermittent neglect, so that in 1997 and 1998, extensive repairs on the outer shells had to be undertaken, taking into account factors for the preservation of the historical nature of the buildings.

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archibald, April 24th, 2011
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