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'Interbau' 72x72cm, Acrylic on Board, 2023
  • 'Interbau' 72x72cm, Acrylic on Board, 2023

    An original painting by Elliott Packham, made using acrylic paint and finished in a protective satin varnish, inspired by a 1950s tower block in Berlin, Germany.


    The painting shows building’s façade, which contains asymmetrical apartments arranged in a seemingly random, yet cohesive grid. Despite being an elevation, shadows created by more deeply sunken windows, as well as the interior blinds and curtains, create a sense of depth, pulling some areas of the composition towards the viewer, and pushing others away.


    The title of the work, Interbau, is named after the architectural exhibition that took place in West Berlin in 1957 of the same name. Interbau brought together over 50 renowned architects from 14 countries, including Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer and Walter Gropius with the aim of solving the huge housing shortage the city was facing. The result was the reconstruction of a district that had been badly damaged by the second world war, called Hansaviertal, with each architect designing a building each.


    The painting is based on one of the residential tower blocks from Hansaviertal (Bartingallee 11-13), using colours inspired by archive photographs of the building at the time of construction (it’s since been painted blue!).


    Dimensions, Weight and Hanging


    The paintings’ dimensions are 72x72cm (or 28.35 x 28.35in) and it is painted on a solid sheet of 9mm medium density fibreboard (MDF).


    Please note that the painting weighs approximately 4.5kg so please ensure that your wall and picture hooks are suitable for this.


    Should you have any questions about this painting, please contact don't hesitate to contact me by emailing

    • Delivery and Collection

      Delivery is limited to the United Kingdom will be made using a dedicated art courier. You will be notified once the order has been shipped. Please allow 2-3 weeks delivery time.

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