“Concrete Jungle” on uncube

The stark Corbusian modernism of Berlin’s Tierheim – “animal home” – may seem a strange stylistic choice for a building meant to shelter homeless pets. Benjamin Busch visited the structure (actually built 2002, rather than 1962), to see how its uncompromising forms have fared with use, and found the solid monumental architecture with its programmatic distinctions and relationship to the natural landscape perfectly suited to its task: maximum cosiness for the animals, and convenience for caretakers and potential new adopters.

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