Dan Borden on the ulterior motives behind the city’s private art bunkers. more

Oct 25, 2016 2:25 PM Zeitgeist

Dan Borden on the Ostkreuz station’s transformation from “Rostkreuz” into the sterile transit hub of tomorrow. more

Jul 25, 2016 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

Wohnungsfrage: housing is a human right

Housing Is a Human Right © Martha Rosler

With Wohnungsfrage, a month and a half long programme of exhibition, debates and lectures, Haus der Kulturen der Welt grapples with the issue of affordable housing. more

Oct 20, 2015 2:31 PM Culture

John Riceburg: A Prussian palace?

Berlin needs a palace to honor the ruling dynasty of Brandenburg and Prussia: the Hohenzollern. But who were these Hohenzollern people? John Riceburg took a trip to the Brandenburg-Preussen-Museum to find the answer. more

Jun 17, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog


Installation by Francisco Vidal and film by Jordi Colomer. Photo by Ismael Ogando

"Devour: Social Cannibalism, Political Redefinition and Architecture" is a vast multimedia exhibition exploring post-communist and postcolonial architecture from Brazil to South Africa to Romania. See it at the Freies Museum before it closes Apr 12. more

Apr 2, 2015 4:15 PM Art

Maggie Spooner: Spinach in your teeth

Some people think the city is visually "crying out for skyscrapers". Maggie can already imagine what it will look like and what it will do for City West. more

Oct 15, 2014 12:45 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

Maggie Spooner: Help! Save us from Harald

Kurfürstendamm is going through its own speculation and investing problems. These wolves have set their sights on quite a bit, but there's one particular institution that Maggie thinks needs a bit of protection. more

Aug 20, 2014 2:15 PM The Berlin Blog

OUT NOW! An international array of auteurs collaborate on CATHEDRALS OF CULTURE a documentary examination of iconic buildings. more

May 29, 2014 3:15 PM Film

Seymour Gris: Enough destructive madness

Building porn, the photographic documentation of buildings in Berlin going up and down, just isn't doing it for Gris anymore. In fact, some recent building porn is just plain turning him off. more

Apr 23, 2014 1:45 PM The Berlin Blog 9 Comments

We’re being invaded! Like a nasty worm, indoor shopping malls are an invasive species, recent arrivals feeding on Berlin’s native shops. The plague peaks this year with the arrival of a new breed of malls: bigger, meaner and ready to eat their own. more

Feb 24, 2014 11:45 AM Zeitgeist

City West is one part of town that gentrification can forget... or so one would think. As the more-than-100-year-old Hotel Bogota shuts its doors, it’s clear that even here, the phenomenon can do lots of damage. Dan Borden mourns the hotel's demise. more

Dec 16, 2013 11:00 AM Zeitgeist 2 Comments

Seymour Gris: Garden in the sky

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... cucumber? The German's could potentially be exclaiming this IF the visionary Green8 skyscraper gets built in boring, boxy, architecturally ol' Berlin says Gris. more

Nov 19, 2013 1:20 PM The Berlin Blog

Little-known architect Han-Heinrich Müller's astonishing red-brick Bauhaus confections now house many of Berlin's most dynamic tech and IT companies. Would he be pleased? more

Jul 5, 2013 1:00 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

INSIDE: We revisit our 2009 topic with 20 pages on the future of Berlin's urban spaces – including the resurrection of the Plattenbau, tenants vs. the system and Berlin's lost historical sites, an exclusive Pussy Riot interview and much more! more

Mar 27, 2013 11:15 AM Features 2 Comments

Weström reached her 100th year last October as a pioneering and unusual architect. She died on Feb 10, but her efforts to aid in the reconstruction of social housing in Berlin after the war will be remembered by Berliners as well as us. more

Mar 14, 2013 1:30 PM People

The euro crisis drama has cast Germany as a pillar of economic strength and the real estate investors have taken notice. Dan Borden weaves his way through the forest of towers popping up across the city. more

Jan 23, 2013 10:30 AM Zeitgeist

Dan Borden on Berlin's ever-changing urbanscape. This month: Teufelsberg. Blame bad karma or the Devil’s Mountain curse. After all, Teufelsberg’s cornerstone was laid by Adolf Hitler. more

Nov 12, 2012 12:30 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

INTERVIEW: Valerie Smith. The ambitious curator and her international team dig out the pearl inside Berlin's "pregnant oyster" to give it a new lease of life. Visit and see it shine through September. more

Sep 19, 2012 2:00 PM Art

Valerie Smith's swansong, an ambitious HKW re-vamp, has just has one week left on the clock but there's still time to catch it. In case you're undecided, let us persuade you. more

Sep 13, 2012 1:00 PM Culture

Readers be warned: the much decried BMW Guggenheim Lab has finally found a home in Berlin and is set to open its doors on June 15 in Pfefferberg. more

Jun 11, 2012 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

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