Ever since the "fall of the Wall," Berlin has witnessed an unprecedented surge in new and re-construction. Striking multi-billion Euro trade complexes have helped revitalize Berlin, bringing it architecturally in step with the rest of the world. But alongside these monuments to capitalism are equally exciting developments in the city's residential architecture. This book looks at a number of extraordinary living spaces designed by leading architects, featuring beautifully produced color photographs and descriptive texts.
From new private houses that are as complex as they are luxurious, to the widely lauded and wildly creative regentrification of the drab, concrete blocks that once symbolized the stagnation of the GDR era, these private spaces reveal the insurgence of youthful energy, ideas, and optimism that make Berlin one of the most exciting places to live in today's world.