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Masterly Surfaces: David Chipperfield´s Neues Museum in Berlin

David Chipperfield’s recently completed refurbishment of the Neue Museum (New Museum) in Berlin is a consummate presentation of materials and material surfaces in their various stratifications – a flood of images and impressions, but also a unique experiment in the treatment of historic structures. Crumbling plaster, preserved remnants of paint and other traces of wear are endowed with an extraordinary aesthetic appeal.
This article is taken out of the following magazine:
DETAIL 5/2009

Materials and Finishes (also available as English Edition 4/2009)

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