In the middle of Berlin’s popular Prenzlauer Berg district, these architects have designed an unconventional building to house apartments. It consists of two maisonettes, one with a garden and a terrace, and one with a roof terrace. In accordance with setback regulations for historic monuments, the architects had to create a new building with a similar appearance to one destroyed during the war. One of the special features of the project is the use of visible bricks throughout the building, using customized bricks in colours that fit the environment: white, yellow, orange, brown, rose and grey. The whole façade was built up in a wild, irregular way. Burn marks on the bricks and other manufacturing characteristics create a special surface. The use of different materials and production methods make building visually striking, lending it an appearance that is simultaneously artisanal and industrial, old and modern.