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Dan watched the Netflix flop to find out how our city’s future stacks up. more

Film

At Hauptbahnhof, train travellers get a chilly reception – and it’s about to get colder. Dan Borden explains. more

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It’s not just airports that can’t get off the ground in Berlin. Dan Borden reports on four of the city’s stymied skyscrapers from Alexanderplatz to Neukölln. more

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Dan Borden on the chameleonic style of Berlin’s most ubiquitous, least recognised architect, Sergei Tchoban. more

History

Dan Borden on how the East and West destroyed a pair of Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s masterpieces. more

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Weimar architecture wasn’t just about the Bauhaus. Dan Borden reveals three electrifying examples of Expressionism that are still standing in Berlin today. more

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For our first issue of 2017, we take a trip back to the tumultuous-yet-sexy Weimar years and ask: Are we re-living them now? Plus an investigation into Berlin's overloaded refugee housing system and much more, on a newsstand near you! more

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The Boros bunker houses works by Ólafur Elíasson, Alicia Kwade, Ai Weiwei and myriad others. Photo by Noshe

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

Culture

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

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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

What's On

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

Opinion

Devour

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

Art & Exhibitions

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

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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

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

Film

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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