Urban Villa, Tegeler Hafen, IBA, West Berlin, Germany Model

Date:

1985

Artist:

Stanley Tigerman
American, 1930–2019

About this artwork

Designed as part of a housing complex to reconstruct the war-torn Berlin suburb Tegel, the Urban Villa stands alongside work by other notable architects including John Hejduk and Robert A. M. Stern. An example of Tigerman’s reaction to modernism, Tigerman’s villa nods to Mies van der Rohe’s early, pre-modernist residential work, directly referencing the Perls House (1911). Employing the technique of cleaving, a recurring statement against modernism in his work, Tigerman divided the villa in two parts connected by a structure referencing the modernist grid. With the Momochi Housing Project, the building’s form breaks from the traditional modernist cube while the grid applied to the facade uses the same grid structure of the Urban Villa.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Stanley Tigerman

Title

Urban Villa, Tegeler Hafen, IBA, West Berlin, Germany Model

Origin

United States

Date

1984

Medium

Cardboard, wood, cast metal and cotton

Dimensions

35 x 34 x 34 cm (13 3/4 x 13 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Stanley Tigerman

Reference Number

2012.618

Copyright

© Stanley Tigerman

Extended information about this artwork

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