c-b-a is an acronym that stands for context of bare architecture, which means that the practice aims to find the bare life of architectural form, namely a form stripped of the prevailing rhetoric of the day. Since its inception c-b-a has been involved with the design of a number of building types, ranging from public library to museum, school complexes and stadium, with the majority of the executed work revolving around the production of office buildings and housing. Since 2013 c-b-a has been increasingly involved in a number of activities engaging with the city of Berlin both at a macro and micro scale. These include the design a number of contemporary housing complexes in Berlin that may acknowledge the new social and living conditions (like the increasing atomization of the traditional family structure) or the a new model of living/working units that may provide a provisional solution to the on-going refugee emergency. At the macro level, the city of Berlin has been the subject of a prolonged investigation in the definition of a new model for urban growth identified in an e-book called “Dörfer-großstadt, Tactical Town-lines for the Third Millennium”, which received the 2015 Merit Award of THE PLAN Best Paper 2015. The book put forward a theory which will be tested as for case-study in the German region at the Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory in Berlin.