Chilehaus
„[...] Mir aber waren diese deformierten Brocken für meinen Riesenbau gerade so gut, nur durch ihre natürliche Knupperigkeit, so wie sie durch höchste Feuersglut wurden, waren sie mir lieb, nur ihnen verdanke ich einen Großteil der Wirkung des Riesenbaus, durch sie erhielt der Bau seine Beschwingtheit und nahm dem Riesen seine Erdenschwere.“ -Fritz Höger

https://sammlungonline.mkg-hamburg.de/en/object/Chilehaus-Hamburg/P1998.87/mkg-e00138078
Set_ http://photo.mprove.net/dransfeld/hoeger/kontorhausviertel.html



4 comments so far...

Creeksong November 05, 2017, 12:46 AM
Gorgeous building! Do you know why they curved the left side and not the right?
mprove November 05, 2017, 09:01 AM
That’s due to the outline of the plot. The street on the left was already curved. Every architect was struggling with the triangular form. Eventually Fritz Höger found a clever solution to combine the triangle with the next plot by bridging the Fischertwiete and maximizing the office space of the entire building.
https://mprove.de/chronohh?q=53.54827,10.00351&z=18.00&y=1937&o=0&r=-85&t=60
mprove November 05, 2017, 09:04 AM
The photo itself became an icon; even more famous than the Chilehaus itself b/c it was used for city marketing since the 1930s. Today this area is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Sonja November 06, 2017, 12:03 PM
Ja, das kennt man so... trotzdem immer wieder Klasse! :o)




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