Mexican Embassy

Teodore González de León and J. Francisco Serrano

This tall wall, about 60 feet, is composed of thin slabs of concrete with pieces of cut-out marble. These lamellas, or thin plates, (what the Verlag guide calls them) are illusionistic since by their angles, they seem to shift in direction. They partially hide the entrance, which is in the area where they appear to come together. They form a small entranceway leading to a small entrance. Up close one can within since a glass wall is behind the prefabricated concrete supports; this is clearly evident in the photo to the right. This plate-like structure continues around the far side.

Works Consulted or Quoted:
Rainer Haubrich et al. Berlin: The Architecture Guide. Braun Publishing, 2016. (German first edition, 2001)
Michael Imhof and Leon Krempel. Berlin. New Architecture: A Guide to the new Buildings from 1989 to today. Michael Imhof Verlag, 2012.

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