In Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg are new buildings tend to be rare. Three-quarters of the houses were built before the Second world war, most of them are in the green currently. Between all of the historicist decoration of modern buildings. The least but not as positive as a corner house at the entrance to the courtyard of the former Pfefferberg brewery. 

Slightly twisted rectangular Parallelepiped made of a light stone and reflective glass are stacked on the narrow plot of land on top of each other. In the sand stone facade is a Relief is scratched, the game is only just starting to realise on closer Inspection, as a drawing of a building. 

The Museum building is not only the case for a private collection of architectural drawings, but also his greatest exhibit. Sergei Tchoban, Russian architect with offices in Berlin and Moscow, has built the Museum for architectural drawing for his Foundation. It has celebrated the fifth birthday. 

The Museum as “architecture parlante” 


“Designing is an exciting job, but one should not exaggerate.” As an architect, he could not do without – in contrast to some colleagues – on the Draw with the Hand: “Thinking is Drawing. I can abstractly think about things, pondering, but only if I take up a pen and some paper orders, I notice how thoughts continue, how to develop ideas further and creating New ideas.“ 

The term “architecture” drawing is anyway misleading, explains Eva-Maria bark hofen, Director of the architecture archive of the Berlin Academy of the arts. She also sits on the Board of Trustees of the Tchoban Foundation and advises on the structure of the collection. There are design drawings of the architects, the track, of course, not necessarily an art claims. There are artistic sketches created during the design, by architects, but also subsequently have been made. There are images that have drawn artists of real architectures, and fictional architectural fantasies, one of which is the “Capricci” and “Carceri” of Piranesi, are probably the most well-known. 

in the Museum for architecture drawings, and such, which can also exist without that of which famous author they come, as art. It has the Museum, an artist facade done, the Tchoban in the study inspired at the art Academy in St. Petersburg and around the year 2000 to Collect animated, the Italian set designer Pietro Gonzaga (1751 to 1831), worked for La Scala in Milan and later at the court of the Tsar came.