The German Embassy’s masterful modern architecture

_CCH0007 _CCH0002The German Embassy is finishing a renovation of its Chancery Building, north of Georgetown.  Designed by the prominent German architect Egon Eierman,the fifty year old building (1964)  is a striking stepped, yet discrete building that fits well into its residential neighborhood.  Eierman’s colleague, O.M. Ungers’s Ambassador’s residence, which is adjacent and perpendicular — with a respectful distance in between — to the Chancery,opened thirty years (1994) after the Chancery and is equally striking but could not be more different, making a bold, yet austere statement.  (c)Bill Lebovich,all rights reserved, 2014.

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