The most endearing quality of the houses isn't to do with style. It is the sheltered outdoor spaces, an integral part of the conception of the buildings that enable the residents to engage with the green spaces around them.
If museums look like factories and churches like industrial warehouses, a basic value of the state is in crisis.
In Döllgast's work the historic fabric, wartime scars and frugal 1950s work are bound together into a new construction that feels whole, inclusive of all the elements of its history.
It is a heavy building, made with thick brick walls, buttresses and round arches that feel quite rustic and rural, like a stripped down Italian village church.
Chipperfield, Kollhoff and Schinkel show the others how its done.
Vernacular agricultural buildings in rural France