With its award-winning steel and concrete exterior, the Miniloft, in East Berlin's trendy Mitte neighbourhood, bags the title for most striking apartment block in town. While the suites in the older part of the building have a pared-back, industrial look – all stark white walls, exposed stonework and free-hanging light bulbs – those in the renovated building have a more homely feel, with soft furnishings and thick curtains. All have gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows, underfloor heating and a personal guide to show visitors the city sights.

Berlin's hippest apartments, published in The Observer, October 18, 2009

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