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Einstein Tower – Potsdam, Germany

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Building: Einstein Tower
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Architect: Erich Mendelsohn
Completion: 1921

AE Interests: reinforced concrete creates a sculptural appearance with smooth, rounded, curvilinear forms instead of angles; material changed to brick covered with stucco from post-war shortages leading to cracking and dampness; example of Expressionism;  one of the few connections between science and art

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Written by carleypera

October 27, 2018 at 1:04 pm

Posted in Built

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