LAVA office in Berlin

Twelve Berlin architecture studios photographed by Marc Goodwin

British photographer Marc Goodwin has gone behind the scenes at 12 architecture studios in Berlin including Barkow Leibinger and Sauerbruch Hutton for the latest in his photography series exploring where architects work.

Goodwin, who is the founder of studio Archmospheres, has documented architecture studios in cities across the world including Istanbul, Shanghai and São Paulo.

Following a brief hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, he is now continuing his global tour by visiting offices across Europe including those in the German capital.

"We are working our way around Europe at the moment and Berlin is of course one of the major stops on that tour," he told Dezeen.

"The idea was to go there two years ago but a little something got in the way."

The Berlin series offers a glimpse inside 12 architecture studios including Barkow Leibinger, LAVA, Sauerbruch Hutton and Studio Karhard, the designer of the city's renowned nightclub Berghain. The studios range in size from three employees to 140 members of staff and occupy a mix of purpose-built offices and adaptively reused buildings.

Goodwin described the experience as "Vorsprung durch Technik" – referring to the famous slogan of German carmaker Audi, which translates as "progress through technology".

"There was little of the Bohemian Berlin of bygone days – that was what struck me most," Goodwin explained.

"It seemed a very professional place of work and I'll be interested to compare it with upcoming shoots in Munich, Frankfurt and Stuttgart."

Scroll down for a look inside 12 architecture studios in Berlin:


Interior of Barkow Leibinger's Berlin office

Barkow Leibinger

In this space since: 1997
Number of members of staff: 80
Building's history: located at Schillerstraße 94 by Georg Lewy


White-walled studio of Bundschuh Architekten

Bundschuh Architekten

In this space since: 2007
Number of members of staff: nine
Building's history: former counselling centre


Architect Christoph Hesse

Christoph Hesse Architects (Berlin)

In this space since: 2018
Number of members of staff: three
Building's history: old workshop


Architecture model

FAR

In this space since: 2019
Number of members of staff: 10
Building's history: new build


Graft architecture studio in Berlin

Graft

In this space since: 2007
Number of members of staff: 90
Building's history: former carburetor production facility


Studio Karhard founders

Studio Karhard

In this space since: 2010
Number of members of staff: nine
Building's history: residential


Inside Jasper's Berlin office

Jasper

In this space since: 2017
Number of members of staff: 26
Building's history: office building


JWA offices Berlin

JWA

In this space since: 2018
Number of members of staff: 27
Building's history: commercial building


Kleihues office in Berlin

Kleihues

In this space since: 1989
Number of members of staff: 80
Building's history: former waste-loading station by Paul Baumgarten


LAVA office in Berlin

LAVA

In this space since: 2021
Number of members of staff: 29
Building's history: brewery and bottle store


Richter Musikows office

Richter Musikows

In this space since: 2015
Number of members of staff: eight
Building's history: new build


Office with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves

Sauerbruch Hutton

In this space since: 1991
Number of members of staff: 140
Building's history: historic barracks


Tchoban Voss' office in Berlin

Tchoban Voss (Berlin)

In this space since: 1995
Number of members of staff: total: 80
Building's history: located atHackesche Höfe complex by Kurt Berndt