Although most of Inken and Hinrich Baller‘s buildings were developed within the tight constraints of the social housing program in West Berlin in the 1970s and 1980s, they always offer more than the standard: slenderness, lightness, large balconies, complex spatial relationships across multiple floors, and outdoor green spaces.
With their unconventional residential and public buildings, the Ballers‘ creations are today as much as ever examples for high-quality and affordable housing and intriguing urban spaces.
During visits with current residents of these buildings, photographs of the lively and lived- in architecture were taken.
A collection of archive material, original plans and essays complement these images to present a complete picture of these multifaceted buildings.
Accompanies the exhibition of the same name at Deutschen Architekturzentrum Berlin, 04 March – 24 April 2022.
Co-published with ufoufo.