RECENT POSTS of The Coup / Melanie Marten, SORTED BY DATE
The SAPPHIRE is an extraordinary project in Germany’s capital. The unforgettable architecture in the shape of a rough diamond on the historic Chausseestraße in Berlin, which forms the centre of the city and for decades marked a boundary between East and West, emerges as the heart of the Mitte district. None other than Daniel Libeskind was commissioned to build the SAPPHIRE. International architecture lovers and friends of the city on the Spree have already secured an apartment in this finely polished jewel. Only now has one penthouse just been made available for sale.
After architecture projects such as the Dancing Towers in Seoul, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and the Ground Zero Master Plan in New York, Libeskind reveals that he was happy to be able to build dozens of museums worldwide. However, he sees the greatest challenge in the design of living spaces which are inhabited by people.
Libeskind developed his first (and perhaps only) residential building in Berlin on...