Exercise 1.4: Precedent Research: Materiality (Reichstag)

Look a bit closer at your chosen precedent design.
Using secondary research alongside a carefully selected set of images that highlight the interior of your chosen precedent, annotate the images with information regarding the materials as best you can.
Consider things such as:
• What materials have been used?
• Are they local?
• What is the relationship between the existing building materials and those of the new design intervention? Are they sympathetic/juxtaposed…?
• What do you notice about the materials?
• Focus on the materials and the way they interact with each other.
• What do the physical junctions between the existing building and the new structure/ elements look like?
• Do they relate to other precedent research points that you have discovered so far?
• What are the main design tactics used by the architect/designer?
• What are the reasons for all these things?

List of illustrations:

Fig. 1 The Interior Of The Reichstag In Berlin (year unknown) [Photograph] At: https://www.askideas.com/20-incredible-interior-pictures-and-photos-of-the-reichstag-building-in-berlin-german/ (Accessed 19/01/2020)

Fig. 2 Beautiful Inside View Of The Reichstag Dome Picture (year unknown) [Photograph] At: https://www.askideas.com/20-incredible-interior-pictures-and-photos-of-the-reichstag-building-in-berlin-german/ (Accessed 19/01/2020)

Fig. 3 Beier,C. (year unknown) Upper Open End Of The Dome Of Reichstag Building Inside Picture [Photograph] At: https://www.askideas.com/20-incredible-interior-pictures-and-photos-of-the-reichstag-building-in-berlin-german/ (Accessed 19/01/2020)

Fig. 4 Danperry (2011) Reichstag interior [Photograph] At: https://danperry.livejournal.com/tag/berlin (Accessed 19/01/2020)

Fig. 5 X-Luminare-X (2013) The Reichstag Dome [Photograph] At: https://www.deviantart.com/x-luminare-x/art/The-Reichstag-Dome-401648504 (Accessed 19/01/2020)

Fig. 6 Meisel, R. Stuth, A. (year unknown) Corridor in Reichstag with preserved Soviet Graffiti [Photograph] Athttps://www.erco.com/projects/community/reichstag-building-1336/images/eur-erco-reichstag-building-solut-2-20.jpg#2017-02-07_13-08-15 (Accessed 19/01/2020)

Fig. 7 Meisel, R. Stuth, A. (year unknown) Corridor in Reichstag with arched ceiling [Photograph] At https://www.erco.com/projects/community/reichstag-building-1336/en/ (accessed 19/01/2020]

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