One of the great advantages of my job are the amazing places I am able to visit, the projects I see and the people I meet—and my trip to the new Neues Museum in Berlin this past October was no exception. It is surely one of the greatest pieces of architecture I have ever had the pleasure of visiting.

The new Neues Museum, as conceived by David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with conservation architect Julian Harrap, is a project that defies description: part restoration, part renovation, part intervention. It is a work of great complexity, achieving much through addition, and even more through restraint. What has been created is nothing short of a masterpiece. What follows is a visual travelogue pared down from hundreds of images-no easy feat in a project of this size or complexity.