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The subtly different proportions of two concrete gables fronting a bank building in northern Germany create the illusion that one side is fatter than the other. Strips of glazing outline the outer edge of both gables, so that even though one is taller the two elevations still appear to mirror one another from certain angles. Berlin studio Stephan Braunfels Architekten designed the four-storey building for financial company Volksbank. A glazed rotunda separates the two gabled wings and accommodates the entrance lobby. The building’s rear elevation features the same gabled facades as the front, although one projects further than the other to frame an open courtyard.
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