Apartment Building at Thomasiusstrasse – Art Nouveau / Jugendstil / Belle Epoque

The building on Thomasiusstrasse 5 is a classic example of the Art Nouveau style, with elaborate mythical, mystic ornamental masks and plant motives and steel finishings.

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Berlin, Thomasiusstrasse – view from the south side

It is a classic example of the Art Nouveau style, with elaborate mythical, mystic ornamental masks and plant motives and steel finishings.

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Berlin, Thomasiusstrasse – Art Nouveau ornaments
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Berlin, Thomasiusstrasse – ornaments and steel finishings

The structure was built in 1902 by Hans Lande as an apartment building, which it remains till the present day.

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Berlin, Thomasiusstrasse – ornaments and steel finishings

 

Of course the centerpiece of the ornamental facade is a huge romantic mask of a Faun – a greeko-roman mythical creature roaming the woods of Europe.

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Berlin, Thomasiusstrasse – ornamental Faun mask

Another feature characteristic to the style of La Belle Epoque is hte door, with mystical scenes above it and massive tree-like columns on the sides

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Berlin, Thomasiusstrasse – ornamental Jugendstil door
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Berlin, Thomasiusstrasse – facade

Check out my other entries on Art Nouveau / Secession in Berlin:

https://seeinberlin.com/2016/01/12/art-nouveau-traces-in-berlin-2-geisebrechtstrasse/

https://seeinberlin.com/2016/01/25/secession-in-berlin-1-graefekiez/

https://seeinberlin.com/2016/01/11/art-nouveau-traces-in-berlin-1-splendid-hotel/

https://seeinberlin.com/2016/02/02/berlin-brothers-tietz-shopping-mall-gebruder-tietz-jugendstil-art-nouveau/

https://seeinberlin.com/2016/02/16/u-bahn-station-at-buelowstrasse-art-nouveau-jugendstil/

https://seeinberlin.com/2016/03/01/art-nouveau-traces-in-berlin-roter-adler-hotel-michaelsen-palais/

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