Museum for Architectural Drawing
Russian-German architect Sergei Tchoban understands the value of time as no other. His houses are said to last a thousand years. Together with his partner Sergey Kuznetsov, Tchoban operates under the name SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov. One of the architecture collective’s most prominent projects is the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin.
The exterior winks at the function and contents of the remarkable institute by means of architectural drawings and motifs that are etched across its concrete walls. For the interior, Ebony and Co installed engineerded Walnut flooring whilst the terrace was given a sumptuous look using African Mahogany.
The architects partcipated twice in the Venice Architecture Biennale. We were also particularly fond of the duo’s sculpture called the Architect’s Eye they showed in Milan in 2012, a stainless steel sphere ball which is completely smooth and reflecting. Within the ball, a LED system creates the image of a huge human iris and pupil that rotates to “look” at its spectators. What’s more, the pupil even dilated and contracted.