The artists Michael Elmgreen, left, and Ingar Dragset, once a couple but now just artistic partners, bought an old water-pumping station in a Berlin suburb and turned it into their home and studio.
The exterior of the 1920s building, located in a Berlin suburb, remained relatively untouched. It had been empty since the early 1990s because nobody knew quite what to do with such an oversize hall stuck in the middle of a non-industrial location.
In the great hall of the former water pumping station, platforms from which engineers supervised machinery are now used as mezzanine office space.
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