ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORY
ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORY

The evaluation of architecture, construction & interior design

Left in the memories, the past has of course influenced the understanding of architecture. One of the most important example for this is the reconstruction of Germany after the World War II. While the new buildings were raising in the cities bearing the trace of the past, the old ones needed to change their form to keep up with the developing era in terms of architecture and interior design.

History, Memory and Libeskind

The Jewish Museum Berlin, a milestone in the professional career of Daniel Libeskind, is an example for those who wonder how history and architecture cross path. Designed on the concept of lacking and loosing, the Jewish Museum combines the traces of the history with the own memory of Berlin underlining that what happened in the past will always be remembered with symbolic references.

Reality in the Museum

Libeskind created the conceptual schema of the project by interconnecting the places where important historical events have happened with the places where important Jewish people have lived on the pre-war map of Berlin. When interconnected, the reference points becomes a distorted Star of David. This building, which was constructed as self-enclosed but which arouses amazement with internal dynamics at unexpected points, tells the story of those who vanished away from beginning to end. For example, there is no entrance door of the museum. As the only way to enter the museum, one should first enter Kollegienhaus, an old baroquely constructed court structure, which is now the Berlin Museum. As Libeskind aimed, this entrance is a way to enter the history and, thus the visitors will be able to experience not only the history of Berliner Jews, but also the history of the city itself.

Architecture and modern interior design of the Changing Time

Not only the past, but also the changing time influences the understanding of architecture. The old structures are reconstructed taking advantage of the opportunities made possible by the new era. For example, the Kontich Town Hall in Belgium achieved to keep up with the today’s culture and technology when a transparent council hall was added to the top floor, and some old coal stores from the 19th century in King’s Cross, London were reviewed and turned into shopping places called Coal Drops Yard. As understood from these examples, architecture does not only bear the traces of the past but also keeps up with the changing world. What needs to be done is to believe in the infinite imagination and, the change itself. This is what we are trying to do in our modern interior design projects. As a construction and interior design company in Istanbul we can say everywhere is full of inspiration for us.