Building Of The Day: The Gas Station That Became An Art Gallery
November 19, 2012
Building: Gas Station Bülowstrasse
Architect: bfs d flachsbarth schultz
Location: Berlin Schöneberg, Germany
Why We Liked This:
While gas stations today are dreadful things, stripped of any superfluous whimsy or gestural flourish, the mid-century gas station was a design typology all its own, with even the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe putting forward their own versions. The Gas Station Bülowstrasse is actually a small gallery which takes its name from the property’s erstwhile program. For the conversion, the architects renovated every component of the building’s nifty design, including the prefabricated industrial glazing and the sculptural floating roof, the only material link to the site’s former self. A small garden and shallow pool were integrated in the plan, while the interiors were given the white-out treatment. See more of this project in the Architizer database here.
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