Biber Architects

Biber Architects

New York, NY


Vestige(s) of Empire

By jamesbiber
Jan 6, '12 10:12 AM EST

Design Observer is currently featuring an essay by principal James Biber about two national, or perhaps nationalistic, buildings; the Commonwealth Building in London and the Palast der Republik in Berlin.

Both built to celebrate an empire on which the sun has now set, London’s Design Museum is poised to occupy the former, and the latter has been demolished in spite of its vibrant life as an enormous art gallery.