When Ulf isn’t talking about architecture, he writes about it. Every day. At least almost. As an architectural journalist and critic he works for the FAZ, NZZ and db, among others, and has written numerous books. Ulf not only explains precisely and understandably, but also enjoys spending whole days and weeks with a group. For many years he has been leading our architecture trips to Japan, where he himself has lived and worked. In Berlin, Ulf lives in Kreuzberg where he appreciates the stringent urban structure by the city planner James Hobrecht.