Aesthetica Magazine – Repetition and Colour

In Berlin, residential landscapes composed from prefabricated concrete-slab towers are called “Plattenbau” (literally “slab buildings”). They are often considered synonymous with East-German architecture – and the slate-skied drabness it may evoke for some. Now, in a new book, Jessi Simon presents these structures in all their grid-like beauty. Berlin is a city fundamentally shaped by … Read more