Grid Haus: The Berlin Home of Erik Spiekermann and Susanna Dulkinys

Erik Spiekermann is a designers designer, and I say that because he is a typographer and typeface designer. Most people beyond designers will never know what it is a type designer does. We however understand the tedious nature that is tied directly to the acute calculations and gridded precision. These design principals translate so well into the house Spiekermann designed for him and his wife in Berlin. The seven story house reads as if it were the template over which Erik would layout type specimens, and maybe that’s because it is. He used a unit 45 centimeters square as a building block or grid that was adhered to throughout the design of the house. The facade even has an extremely graphic and grid like quality, that can partially be attributed to the treatment of opaque glass panels used both to let in light and to give added privacy. Another great feature has to be the stainless steel Bulthaup kitchen and the bookcase that is only apparently accessible by repelling over the balcony edge. And I can’t forget to mention the ridiculous camera collection that is so perfectly poised on that shelf.

(via Dwell » / swissmiss »)


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  1. Joan 2 Jul 2010

    love love love the kitchen, neat as a pin


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