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Former Air-Raid Shelter Transformed Into Boros Residence and Art Gallery in Berlin

Posted By Helen Morgan On January 30, 2012 @ 5:25 pm In Architecture,Art | No Comments


Boros Residence, Jens Casper, air raid shelter berlin, converted war site, transformed shelter, art gallery mitte [5]

No longer the dank concrete bunker [6] it once was, light now seeps into the previously dark space which consists of a 3,000 sq meter maze of bare walls. Originally built in 1942, the building remains riddled with bullet holes that help it retain a sense of its wartime history. Casper’s design also features a complicated array of rooms in a glass structure, bringing light into what was once a dark void.

The building is inhabited by ad agency founder and publisher, Chistian Boros, his wife Karen and their son. At the center of the construction is an exhibition of contemporary works from the private collection [7], filled with paintings and installations by acclaimed artists. As such, the family’s home has become an artist beacon within the historical Mitte [8] district.

For more about the Boros Residence check out Freunde von Freunden’s [9] interview and images.

+ Jens Casper [3]

Images courtesy of Another Something [10] and Freunde von Freunden [9]


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[3] Jens Casper: http://jenscasper.com/

[4] adaptive reuse architecture: http://inhabitat.com/tag/renovated-architecture/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/former-air-raid-shelter-transformed-into-boros-residence-and-art-gallery-in-berlin/boros-residence-converted-air-raid-shelter-5/

[6] bunker: http://inhabitat.com/19th-century-military-bunker-transformed-into-waterside-landmark/

[7] private collection: http://www.sammlung-boros.de/index.php?id=2711&L=1

[8] Mitte: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitte

[9] Freunde von Freunden’s: http://www.freundevonfreunden.com/interviews/karen-and-christian-boros/

[10] nother Something: http://www.anothersomething.org/2011/12/the-boros-residence/

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