On the City Pattern Project: May 21 (Special Berlin Edition)
In which The Gay Recluse becomes obsessed with orange tiles.
We recently spent some time in Berlin at the conference center, much of which was done in orange tiles.
Yes it was garish but there was something appealing about it. Maybe it’s just because it seems like nothing you ever see on this side of the Atlantic, and like the song used to go: we’re so bored with the U.S.A.
All we could think about was how excited the orange-tile company must have been when they landed the contract however many years ago.
This was an underground passage that you can take if you don’t want to cross the street aboveground at a busy intersection: obviously the orange-tile company had a few very good years.
Filed under: Architecture, Capitalism, City Pattern Project, Communism, Infrastructure, Subway, The Gay Recluse | 3 Comments
Tags: Berlin, ICC, Orange Tiles, The Clash