Collection: Josef Paul Kleihues

The life of Berlin-based German architect Josef Paul Kleihues (1933 - 2004) was greatly impacted by history - both the Third Reich that overshadowed his youth, and ultimately the wall that was built dividing Berlin then falling in 1990. During his career he changed Berlin both by renovating and restoring the old buildings he admired and by adding his own dramatic new buildings to the cityscape. He was curious and always exploring new design opportunities, ultimately leading him to design hospitals, government buildings, museums, private homes, hotels and even public structures such as restrooms, bus shelters, park benches, and garbage cans.