JOH3 Residential Building by J. Mayer H.

Slatted striations act as a curtain system, providing privacy for those inside.

BERLIN – In its home city of Berlin, architecture firm J. Mayer H. has completed a residential complex with a suspended slat façade boasting never-ending, undulating striations.

According to the architect, the multi-unit structure ‘reinterprets’ Berlin’s classic residential stereotype; meanwhile its exterior form ‘draws on the notions of landscape in the city.’ Rising seven stories, the exterior silhouette is defined by its curtain-like system of slats.  

All apartments open to an inner courtyard (restricted to use by residents only), and all face south-west so to maximize daylight and offer garden views.  The structure is divided into various height levels, meaning the apartments rest on differing levels with an interesting succession of rooms.

JOH3 is located on Johannisstrasse in Berlin’s downtown area, Mitte, and offers residents a view of the Museum Island and Friedrichstrasse.

Photos courtesy of Ludger Paffrath, Patricia Parinejad and Rick Jannack

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