Our publishing house focuses on the integration of architectural themes into contexts of future-oriented discussion. Planning, process, method, and examples are the keywords of our current publications; rather than monographs or ephemeral whims of the Zeitgeist. We cooperate with the Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal, The New Museum, New York, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Princeton University School of Design.
From June 2016
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Ethics of the UrbanThe City and the Spaces of the Political
Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi
In collaboration with Harvard Graduate School of Design
Is democracy spatial? How are the physical aspects of our cities, houses, streets, and public spaces—the borders, the neighborhoods, the monuments—bearers of our values? In a world of intensifying geo-economic integration, extreme financial and geopolitical volatility, deepening environmental crises, and a dramatic new wave of popular protest against both authoritarian government and capitalist speculation, cities have become leading sites for new claims on state power and new formations of political subjectivity. This volume brings together perspectives from history, sociology, art, political theory, planning, law, and design practice to explore the urban spaces of the political. A selection of contemporary photography from around the world offers a visual refl ection of this timely investigation.
Contributors include: Michael Arad, Diane Davis, Keller Easterling, Gerald Frug, Mohsen Mostafavi, Chantal Mouffe, Erika Naginski, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, Loïc Wacquant, Krzysztof Wodiczko.
MOHSEN MOSTAFAVI, an architect and educator, is the Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design.
Design: Integral Lars Müller
16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 368 pages, approx. 200 illustrations, hardcover (2013)
ISBN 978-3-03778-381-8, English€50.00 / $60.00 / £40.00
From May 2016
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Sauerbruch Hutton Archive 2
Lars Mueller presents a second major monograph on Sauerbruch Hutton, Archive 2 that follows on from the previous Archive that recorded the practice’s work from its inception in 1989 to 2006. Archive 2 includes detailed descriptions of 70 works from the period between 2006 and 2015 as well as 6 essays by the architects and a complete register of all projects.
The current compendium traces the development of the office’s architectural practice and thinking through a series of completed buildings, works in progress and projects that, as yet, remain unrealised. The book illuminates its strategies of sustainable design, its multiple interventions in the post-industrial cityscape and the unfolding of an architectural language full of sense and sensuality that reacts to its physical and social context, as well as to functional, technical, spatial and sculptural considerations.
The book reveals Sauerbruch and Hutton’s understanding of their profession as an ongoing process of research into presence and future, and is the only comprehensive documentation of their numerous works.
9 ½ x 11 ¾ in, ca. 416 Pages, Hardcover (2015)
ISBN 978-3-03778-389-4€60.00 / $66.00 / £43.00
How are changing conditions in society likely to affect Germany’s built environment? What are the catalysts for transformation in its cities and regions? Speculation Transformation is devoted to the social and spatial transformations that Germany will face in the future, speculating on their architectural consequences: What is it like to live in a city where the currency is watts instead of euros? What would happen if Hamburg’s harbor were to be filled in as reclaimed land? Who is living in the Maintropolis? What would be the spatial consequences if Germany were to measure its economic strength based on the well-being of its citizens?
This publication combines different approaches to a future-oriented, interdisciplinary interpretation of Germany as a human habitat, which help to open up new directions in the design of cities and landscapes. An atlas of architectural culture with contributions by Thomas Auer, Armen Avanessian, Stefan Bergheim, Matthjs Bouw, Armin Linke, Erik Swyngedouw, as well as numerous interviews and memos. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the German Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR).
21 x 29,7 cm, ca. 264 Seiten, ca. 100 Bilder, Hardcover (2016)
ISBN 978-3-03778-478-5, eEnglish,
€39.00 / $45.00 / £25.00
German,€39.00 / $45.00 / £29.00
Reading Structures: 39 Projects and Built Works
This monograph presents 39 complex structures by the Princeton University professor and structural engineer Guy Nordenson. The body of work, developed with architects and artists including Raimund Abraham, Henry N. Cobb, Steven Holl, Michael Maltzan, Richard Meier, SANAA, and many others, reveals Nordenson’s unique contributions to a progressive collaborative design process as both engineer and designer. The structures in this volume span twenty-eight years, from his early work with Paul Weidlinger, to his formation of the New York office of Ove Arup & Partners, through the first 13 years since the 1998 establishment of his current independent practice, Guy Nordenson and Associates.
The volume is organized around three thematic sections: Engineering Ephemera, Simply Supported, and Building History. It includes Nordenson’s essays on these themes, as well as his individual project descriptions chronicling the vision and challenges of each. Barry Bergdoll, architectural historian, curator, and critic, provides an introduction.
11.8 x 9.5 inches, 376 pages
840 images, hardback cover, 2016
ISBN 978-3-03778-472-3€50.00 / $60.00 / £37.00
achtung: die Landschaft
ETH Studio Basel (Martino Tattara, Charlotte von Moos)
In 1955 Max Frisch, Lucius Burckhardt, and Markus Kutter published achtung: die Schweiz, a warning about the increasing level of sprawl throughout the Swiss landscape and a plea for a new and better controlled urbanity in the form of high-density settlements. Sixty years later, the level of alarm against the increasing levels of urban sprawl has not diminished and yet single-family houses and low-density settlements still unabatedly continue to threaten the Swiss landscape. Openly alluding to the book of 1955, achtung: die Landschaft suggests a different yet radical point of view. Reclaiming a central role of Landschaft–land, landscape, and the entire un-built territory–as a remedy to current urban conditions, the understanding of the Swiss Un-built territory becomes the lens through which alternative strategies and visions for the future can now advance.
The book features a collaborative text by Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Lisa Euler, Metaxia Markaki, Martino Tattara, Charlotte von Moos, an interview with Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Philip Ursprung, and Günther Vogt and a selection of recent student works from ETH Studio Basel.
23 x 23 cm, 9 x 9 in, ca. 112 pages, ca. 100 pictures, Softcover (2015)
ISBN 978-3-03778-483-9, German€30.00 / $35.00 / £22.00