Since the "fall of the Wall", Berlin has witnessed an unprecedented wave of new construction and reconstruction work, especially around the squares of Potsdam and Paris, where the Wall opened up a huge gap in the city centre.
Surprising multi-million dollar complexes built by corporations like Sony and Daimler have helped to revitalize Berlin, bringing it on par with the rest of the world in terms of architecture.
But alongside these monuments to capitalism, there are equally interesting developments in the city's residential architecture.
This book reviews a series of extraordinary living spaces designed by leading architects, with colour photographs, plans, descriptive texts and biographies of the designers.
From new private homes that are as complex as they are luxurious, to the widely praised and wildly creative gentrification of the monotonous concrete blocks that once symbolised the stagnation of the GDR era, these private spaces reveal the insurgence of Berlin's youthful energy, ideas and optimism.