Founded in the 13th century, Berlin has had an eventful history. Excavations from 2008 suggest that the city may be even older than was previously assumed: state archaeologists have discovered an oakbeam that probably dates back to 1183. Almost no other metropolis has experienced such frequent, radical change transforming the face of the city. Although Berlin saw steady growth in its importance, dazzling epochs alternated with darker eras. Nevertheless, the formerly divided city has succeeded in becoming a vibrant metropolis in the heart of Europe.
Berlin has regarded itself as a city of knowledge and culture since the days of Friedrich the Great in the 18th century. The political and cultural developments of the 19th and 20th century are visible throughout Berlin’s cityscape, reflecting both the history of architecture and various approaches to dealing with the consequences of war and destruction. Berlin has more than 170 museums, 22 of which belong to the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation financed jointly by Germany’s federaland state governments. One historical location is Museum Island, onthe UNESCO World Heritage list since 1999. The Pergamon Museum and the Old Museum (Altes Museum), two places especially popular with the public, are also located here. Other state-owned museums are clustered around Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg);additional locations include the museum complex in Dahlem and the Kulturforum in Berlin’s Tiergarten district.
Arch. Antonello Stella
Antonello Stella was born in Legnano (MI) in 1961. He graduates from University of Rome “La Sapienza”, School of Architecture, where he accomplishes his Architectural Design PHd and Improvement Course in Architecture Theory. In 1998 he becomes Teaching Fellow at University of Ferrara, School of Architecture. In 2002 he is named substitute professor in the Interior Design Studio at University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Valle Giulia School of Interior Design. In 1991 he is among the founders of n!studio, in 2002 he is partner of ferrini::stella:;n!studio associated architects. From October 2011 he founded as_architects based in Rome and Ferrara. Projects have been published inside books, monography (2007-2009) and the most relevant architectural magazines, among which Casabella, Domus, Architecture Cree , Detail , Architectural Review, AD, World Architetcure WA(China) ; They have been presented to numerous International Architecture Exhibitions (Venice Biennale 1996, 2000; Milan Triennale 1997, 2003) and have received several awards and recognitions(Inarch Award Lazio 2000 and 2001, Special Price at Medaglia D’Oro for Italian Architecture 2003-2005). He took part to many conferences both in Italian and Foreign Istitutes (Royal Academy of London,Ecole Polytecnique in Losanna, Cornell University in Rome, Polis University of Tirana University of Ascoli, Pescara, Rome and Venice School of Architecture). At the moment the office is busy in various projects and buildings in France, China, Vietnam.
Buero Wagner - Fabian A. Wagner with Andreas Kreft
Buero Wagner was founded by Fabian A. Wagner 2012 in Munich/Breitbrunn. Before he worked with MVRDV in Rotterdam, Baumschlager Eberle and RAD, both in Hong Kong. Buero Wagners recent completion is an office interior in Munich and is currently working on a Restaurant interior in Shenzhen and on the regeneration of a listed industrial building near lake Ammersee. The office Portfolio includes planning, architecture, and interior design.
Andreas Kreft is a Munich based Architect, currently working with Jürke Architekten. Before he worked with Studio Daniel Libeskind in New York, Palais Mai in Munich and with Belgian designer and artist Arne Quinze (SAQ) in Berlin. Andreas Kreft established his own office Studio Kreft in Munich.
Wagner and Kreft collaboarated on various Project since 2010. At the moment they work together on the conversion of a lakeside villa.
Arch. Eride Caramia
Eride Caramia was born in Italy in 1983, now she lives and works in Rome.
In 2005 she attended for one year at the Bauhaus Universität of Weimar through the Erasmus program. She graduated in architecture in 2010 at Sapienza University of Rome with a project degree in landscape restoration.
In 2012, she is a tutor for different degree projects in Spain, Murcia during a cultural exchange project between Sapienza University of Rome and San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia.
After several professional collaborations with many architecture firms in Rome, she currently is a PhD student in Composition and Theory of Architecture at Sapienza University of Rome, where she worked as a tutor in different architectural design courses.
In 2014 she received a special mention for a participant project at Europan 13. She is interested in sustainable architecture and landscape restoration.
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