Museum for Architectural Drawing
Tchoban & Kuznetsov 
Museum for Architectural Drawing

Museum for Architectural Drawing

Tchoban & Kuznetsov 

The facade of what is perhaps the world’s first museum ever to be devoted to displaying architectural drawings, in this case pieces belonging to the Tchoban Collection, is formed by four layers: an inner rendering of cement; an 11.5-centimeter-thick brickwork; a polyethylene thermal insulation 10 centimeters thick; and finally an outer constructive shell 27 meters thick, built of on site reinforced concrete pigmented with earthy colors.

The uniqueness of the buildings’s envelope lies in its being decorated with fragments of some of the drawings sheltered within, fragments which were scanned, carved into digital patterns, and then transferred to a mold of fiberboard which was subsequently used as a positive for casting a polymer negative. Placed as a formwork, this mold – once it was fixed on the sheatings – generated the negative image of the facade’s ornamental motif.

Obra Work

Museo del dibujo arquitectónico Museum for Architectural Drawing, S. Tchoban Foundation, Berlin.

Autores Authors

Sergei Tchoban, Sergey Kuznetsov.

Arquitectos Architects

Tchoban & Kuznetsov / nps tchoban voss

Colaboradores Collaborators

Philipp Bauer, Ulrike Graefenhain; Nadjia Fedorova, Katja Fuks, Dirk Kollendt.

Consultor de estructuras Structural engineer

PPW Dipl.-Ing. D. Paulish.

Consultor de fachada Facade consultant

Priedemann Fassadenberatung.

Dibujo fachadas Facade graphics

Heiman und Schwantes.

Protección contra incendios Fire protection

Rössel Brandschutz.

Consultor de instalaciones MEP consultant

Planungsbüro Thye.

Consultor de iluminación Lighting consultant

Kardoff Ingenieure.

Contratista hormigón Exposed concrete supplier

BSS Beton.

Fotos Photos

Patricia Parinejad, Roland Halbe, npstv.