22 August 2008

Bland Box #2


Sick Buildings

Kollwitzstraße 17 ”” Architect: unknown

Most of Berlin’s Bland Boxes went up in the 1990s. This one was completed less than a year ago. The smeggy rag-rolling paint job, the fake balconies and the Borg window box thing are all doing their best to diguise the fact that this is a Bland Box. But it’s not working.

By the way: the ground floor houses an organic supermarket where the rag-rolled paint job has been slathered across the interior walls as well. Maybe the entire building was rag-rolled with vanilla joghurt. Go give it a lick and find out.