PIN–UP 12 — BERLIN

Featuring:
DAVID CHIPPERFIELD
Berlin’s most beloved British transplant leads the quest to heal the cities postwar wounds
Interview by Felix Burrichter
Photography by Candida Höfer

JÜRGEN MAYER H.
Architecture’s enfant terrible creates visions of unmitigated optimism
Interview by Carson Chan
Photography by Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm

CLEMENCE SEILLES
From St. Tropez to Berlin-Wedding, the French designer is creating her own pop life
Interview by Matylda Kryzkowski
Photography by Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm

FRANCIS KERE
The Berlin-based Burkinabé boy is leaving his mark from Ouagadougou to Zhou Shan
Interview by Felix Burrichter
Photography by Marcus Gaab

NIKLAS MAAK
Playing house in Potsdam with Germany’s top art and architecture critic
Interview by Michael Ladner
Photography by Oliver Helbig

ANDRO WEKUA
Inside the Georgian-born artist’s Tiergarten studio
Interview by Simon Castets
Photography by Thomas Dozol

Also:
For a special PIN–UP commission, New York artists Sarah Morris, Mariah Robertson, Kerstin Brätsch, Mickalene Thomas, and Sabine Steinmair each dress up a 90-year-old Berlin porcelain staple. PIN–UP talks to ten of Berlin’s most exciting architects. Wonderful essays on Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s work in Berlin and Potsdam, Ludwig Leo’s bizarre oeuvre, and Le Corbusier’s formative years in Berlin. A second look at Albert Speer’s monstrous Reichskanzlei building, and an inventive proposal for the controversial Stadtschloss reconstruction project. A photographic summer stroll through five Berlin parks, a visit to a mosque-cum-shopping mall in Berlin-Kreuzberg, and a look at eleven of Berlin’s most remarkable real estate coups. A blitz-tour of three over-the-top and under-appreciated West-Berlin social housing projects. A show inside a recently overhauled sewage pump with a consummate showgirl from the venerable Friedrichstadtpalast.  An exclusive eight-page portfolio by Katharina Grosse. And so much more…