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.

  1. Cutting Matta-Clark
    From October 2015
    Mark Wigley
    Cutting Matta-Clark
    The Anarchitecture Project

    Edited by James Graham
    In Collaboration with Columbia GSAPP Books

    Of the many shows at the fabled 112 Greene Street gallery—an artistic epicenter of New York’s downtown scene in the 1970s—the Anarchitecture group show of March 1974 has been the subject of the most enduring discussion, despite a complete lack of documentation about it. Anarchitecture has become a foundational myth, but one that remains to be properly understood. Stemming from a series of meetings organized by Gordon Matta-Clark and refl ecting his long-standing interest in architecture, the Anarchitecture exhibition was conceived as an anonymous group statement in photographs about the intersection of art and building. But did it actually happen? It exists only through oblique archival traces and the memories of the participants. Cutting Matta-Clark investigates the Anarchitecture group as a kind of collective research seminar, through extensive interviews with the protagonists and a dossier of all the available evidence. The dossier includes a collection of Matta-Clark’s aphoristic “art cards,” the 96 photographs that were produced by the various participants for possible inclusion in the exhibition, and images from a recently unearthed video of Matta-Clark’s now famous bus trip to see Splitting in Englewood, New Jersey.

    Interviews with: Laurie Anderson, Liza Béar, Jane Crawford, Susan Ensley, Tina Girouard, Dan Graham, Jene Highstein Bernard and Susan Kirschenbaum, Jeffrey Lew, Richard Nonas.

    16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 400 pages, approx. 150 illustrations, paperback (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-427-3, English

    €33.00 / $45.00 / £28.00
    Mark Wigley

    MARK WIGLEY is an architectural historian and theorist based at Columbia University. He is the author of The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida’s Haunt; White
    Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture; and Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire. He coedited The Activist Drawing:
    Retracing Situationist Architectures from Constant’s New Babylon to Beyond and is the co-founder of the journal Volume. He has curated exhibitions at the MoMA in New York, the Witte de With in Rotterdam, The Drawing Center in New York, and
    the CCA in Montreal.

  2. Bucky Inc.
    From October 2015
    Mark Wigley
    Bucky Inc.
    Architecture in the Age of Radio

    Bucky Inc. offers a deep exploration of Richard Buckminster Fuller’s work and thought to shed new light on the questions raised by our increasingly electronic world. It shows that Fuller’s entire career was a multi-dimensional refl ection on the architecture of radio. He always insisted that the real site of architecture is the electromagnetic spectrum. His buildings were delicate mobile instruments for accessing the invisible universe of overlapping signals. Every detail was understood as a way of tuning into hidden waves. Architecture was built in, with, for and as radio. Bucky Inc. rethinks the legacy of one of the key protagonists of the twentieth-century. It draws extensively on Fuller’s archive to follow his radical thinking from toilets to telepathy, plastic to prosthetics, and data to deep-space. It shows how the critical arguments and material techniques of arguably the single most exposed designer of the last century were overlooked at the time but have become urgently relevant today.

    16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 320 pages, approx. 150 illustrations, paperback (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-428-0, English

    €30.00 / $40.00 / £25.00
    Mark Wigley

    MARK WIGLEY is an architectural historian and theorist based at Columbia University. He is the author of The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida’s Haunt; White
    Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture; and Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire. He coedited The Activist Drawing:
    Retracing Situationist Architectures from Constant’s New Babylon to Beyond and is the co-founder of the journal Volume. He has curated exhibitions at the MoMA in New York, the Witte de With in Rotterdam, The Drawing Center in New York, and
    the CCA in Montreal.

  3. Genealogy of Modern Architecture
    From September 2015
    Kenneth Frampton
    Genealogy of Modern Architecture
    A Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form by Kenneth Frampton

    Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a reference work on modern architecture by Kenneth Frampton, one of today’s leading architectural theorists. Conceived as a genealogy of twentieth century architecture from 1924 to 2000, it compiles some sixteen comparative analyses of canonical modern buildings ranging from exhibition pavilions and private houses to office buildings and various kinds of public institutions. The buildings are compared in terms of their hierarchical spatial order, circulation structure and referential details. The analyses are organized so as to show what is similar and different between two paired types, thus revealing how modern tradition has been diversely inflected. Richly illustrated, Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a new standard work in architectural education.

    KENNETH FRAMPTON, born 1930, is one of the world’s most renowned architectural theorists, the author of the world best seller Modern Architecture: A Critical History, and a professor at Columbia University, New York.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 320 pages
    approx. 500 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-369-6, English
    ISBN 978-3-03778-371-9, German

    €36.00 / $45.00 / £30.00
    From Sep 2015
    €36.00 / $45.00 / £30.00
    From Sep 2015
    Kenneth Frampton

    KENNETH FRAMPTON, born 1930, is one of the world’s most renowned architectural theorists, the author of the world best seller Modern Architecture: A Critical History, and a professor at Columbia University, New York.

  4. Ethics of the Urban
    From August 2015
    Ethics of the Urban
    Ethics of the Urban
    The 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
  5. OfficeUS Atlas (Repository)
    OfficeUS Atlas (Repository)

    Edited by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački, Ashley Schafer, Michael Kubo

    The OfficeUS Atlas collects the exhibition research in an archive of nearly 1000 architectural projects. Organized according to individual firm histories, the Atlas documents the development of U.S. architectural offi ces working abroad from 1914 to the present. Offices and their projects are illustrated by over 1200 photographs and architectural drawings.

    16 x 24 cm, 6¼ × 9½ in, 1250 pages, approx. 2000 illustrations, Softcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-438-9, English

    €55.00 / $69.00 / £45.00
  6. Nicholas Hawksmoor
    Nicholas Hawksmoor
    London Churches

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi

    Photographs by Hélène Binet

    British architect Nicholas Hawksmoor (approx. 1661–1736) is recognized as one of the major contributors to the traditions of British and European architectural culture. Nevertheless, there is insufficient visual documentation and analysis of his work. Nicholas Hawksmoor: London Churches reconsiders his architecture in relation to urbanism. The publication focuses on a series of important London churches the architect designed during the early part of the eighteenth century. The key distinguishing features of these churches are their spires, each designed with different qualities and motifs. While Hawksmoor was inspired by the ancient history of architecture, his work was considered radical and contemporary in its day.

    Photographer Hélène Binet was specially commissioned to document the various aspects of the seven remaining London churches. Her immaculate black and white photographs demonstrate the beauty of Hawksmoor’s architecture with special attention to the variety of scales, sites, interiors, textures, and materials.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 × 30 cm, 9½ × 11 ¾ in, 168 pages, approx. 50 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-348-8, English

    €39.00 / $50.00 / £30.00
  7. Young-Old
    Deane Simpson
    Urban Utopias of an Aging Society

    Design: Studio Joost Grootens

    Young-Old examines contemporary architectural and urban mutations that have emerged as a consequence of one of the key demographic transformations of our time: aging populations. Distinguishing between different phases of old age, the book identifies the group known as the “young old” as a remarkable petri dish for experiments in subjectivity, collectivity, and environment. In investigating this field of latent urban and architectural novelty, Young-Old asserts both the escapist and emancipatory dimensions of these practices.

    Richly illustrated with drawings, maps, and photographs, the volume documents phenomena ranging from the continuous, golf-cart-accessible urban landscapes of the world’s largest retirement community in Florida and the mono-national urbanizaciones of “the retirement home of Europe” on Costa del Sol, to the Dutch-themed residential community at Huis Ten Bosch in the south of Japan.

    17 x 24 cm, 6 ¾ x 9 ½ in, 576 pages, approx. 270 illustrations, hardcover (2015)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-350-4, English

    €40.00 / $50.00 / £35.00
    Deane Simpson DEANE SIMPSON is an architect and urban studies expert who teaches at the Royal Danish Academy School of Architecture Copenhagen and at BAS Bergen, where he is professor of architecture and urbanism.
  8. The Inevitable Specificity of Cities
    The Inevitable Specificity of Cities

    Edited by ETH Studio Basel

    What is a city? What determines its specificity? What shapes its quality? The evolution of the contemporary city does not follow a linear movement. It is shaped by transformation processes that are directed toward often distant and conflicting goals. Even though cities are inscribed into global processes and networks, they develop their own specific ways of dealing with these conditions. They tend to produce and reproduce their own specificity, their own patterns and character traits. Using the categories of territory, power, and difference—also lending the book its structure—the texts analyze different case studies of cities and urbanized territories, ranging from the Canary Islands to Hong Kong and Nairobi, unfolding the distinctiveness of their physical and social existences.

    With contributions by Roger Diener, Mathias Gunz, Manuel Herz, Jacques Herzog, Rolf Jenni, Marcel Meili, Shadi Rahbaran, Christian Schmid, and Milica Topalovic.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    17.6 x 24 cm, 6 ¾ x 9 ½ in, approx. 320 pages, approx. 300 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-374-0, English

    €50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00
  9. Landscape as a Cabinet of Curiosities
    Günther Vogt
    Landscape as a Cabinet of Curiosities
    In Search of a Position

    Edited by Rebecca Bornhauser and Thomas Kissling, Chair of Günther Vogt, Department of Architecture ETH Zürich

    Picking up on architecture’s tradition of teaching professional experience to students through conversation, this book provides insight into the ideas, methods, and memories of Günther Vogt, and questions the attitude that this innovative landscape architect adopts towards his profession. With reference to five different locations, Günther Vogt speaks about current themes of landscape architecture and its relationship to architecture and the city, about his teaching at the ETH Zürich, and about the work of Vogt Landscape Architects; he describes his perception of the landscape as a cabinet of curiosities, tells how he collects various phenomena and individual elements, relates them to each other and rearranges them. And in the reader’s mind’s eye unfolds a cosmos, in which the lack of wholeness of nature seems to be a gain rather than a loss.

    12 × 19 cm, 4¾ × 7½ in, 228 pages, 64 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-304-7, English
    ISBN 978-3-03778-303-0, German

    €24.00 / $32.00 / £20.00

    €24.00 / $32.00 / £20.00

    Günther Vogt

    Günther Vogt, born 1957, landscape architect. Studied at the Interkantonales Technikum Rapperswil, Switzerland. From 1995 joint owner of Kienast Vogt Partner. Since 2000 owner of Vogt Landscape Architects, Zurich, Munich (2002–2010), London (2008), and Berlin (2010). Since 2005 Professor for Landscape Architecture at the ETH, Zurich. 2007–2011 head of the Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft (NSL) at ETH Zurich. Since 2010 owner of case studio VOGT.

  10. Neubau Forst Catalogue
    Stefan Gandl
    Neubau Forst Catalogue

    Developed and edited by Neubau


    Neubau Forst Catalogue is the 432-page print catalogue of a digital collection of tree silhouettes and sculptures seen at different seasons. Working by hand, the Neubau designers digitally removed the trees from their original Berlin surroundings and thereby crafted a body of visual material whose scope, outstanding quality of detail and excellent image resolution sets it clearly apart from conventional tree libraries compiled with autotracing tools. The trees, which were systematically photographed in summer and winter over several years, assume a timeless validity through Neubau’s process of selection and are thus universally applicable for future visualizations.

    From the existing stand-alone tree objects, which can be placed against both dark and light backgrounds of all kinds, Neubau has furthermore derived individual “tree modules”. These modules can be combined with the ready-to-use trees in an endless number of ways. Alongside detailed information about tree species, size, location, year of planting and file format, the catalogue contains also numerous impressive examples of how these images can be used.

    The corresponding Neubau Forst Archive, consisting of 683 individual elements, is the digital library of which architects, designers, graphic designers and illustrators have previously only dreamed. Each book contains an individual download code that guarantees you an exclusive discount of 25% on purchases from the data archive in the standard image (TIFF) and vector (EPS) format. 

    24 x 28 x 4.7 cm, 9.5 x 11 x 1.98 in, 432 pages, 765 full-color illustrations (315 HD-bitmap tree masks, 327 HD-bitmap tree modules, 40 HD vector trees, 72 illus. of bark, 144 documentary illus.), paperback (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-435-8, Englisch

    €50.00 / $70.00 / £45.00
    Stefan Gandl STEFAN GANDL was born in 1969. Digital fonts, geometric patterns, and pictograms are the major building blocks that the Austrian designer has used to construct not only his studio, Neubau, in Berlin, but also an entirely new realm of signs, which he and his international team are constantly expanding.
  11. OfficeUS Agenda (Catalogue)
    OfficeUS Agenda (Catalogue)

    Edited by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Milijački, Ashley Schafer, Michael Kubo, Amanda Reeser Lawrence

    OfficeUS, the U.S. Pavilion for the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, reframes the history of U.S. architecture through the lens of export in two interrelated constructs: “The Office” and “The Repository”. The “Repository” presents 1000 projects designed by 200 US offices working abroad in a chronological archive of the last 100 years. Collectively these projects tell multiple, imbricated stories of U.S. firms, typologies, and technologies, as well as a broader narrative of modernization and its global reach. The “Office” engages these projects, revisiting their premises and conclusions over the course of the Biennale. It functions as a laboratory staffed by a diverse group of resident design partners collaborating with outpost offices and a rotating cast of visiting experts. Together, these two halves of OfficeUS create both an historical record of the U.S. contribution to global architectural thought, and a petri dish in which that record is submitted to contemporary agents of disruption and critique.

    OfficeUS is curated by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački and Ashley Schafer and produced by Storefront for Art and Architecture, PRAXIS Journal, students from MIT’s Department of Architecture and the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University, Leong Leong, Pentagram: Natasha Jen, CASE, Lars Müller, Architizer, and CLOG.

    16 x 24 cm, 6 ¼ × 9 ½ in, 272 pages, approx. 640 illustrations, paperback (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-437-2, e

  12. Place and Displacement
    Place and Displacement
    Exhibiting Architecture

    Edited by Thordis Arrhenius, Mari Lending, Wallis Miller, Jéremie Michael McGowan

    Seemingly immobile and durable, architecture remains a challenge in the modern world of collecting and exhibiting. From the late eighteenth century onward, divergent conventions of display have been confl ated with urgent discussions of how material culture is handed down, distributed, appropriated, and evaluated. Place and Displacement: Exhibiting Architecture investigates historical and contemporary practices of displaying architecture, whether in full scale or as fragments, models, or two-dimensional representations. Exploring questions of circulation and temporality, issues of institution and canon, and the discourse and politics of architectural spaces on exhibit, the book’s essays discuss the ambiguous status of architecture as an object of display. Contributions from leading scholars in the new research field of architectural exhibitions reveal the centrality of the exhibition in defining and redefining the notion of architecture and its history.

    16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 256 pages, approx. 60 illustrations, paperback (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-416-7, e

    €40.00 / $50.00 / £35.00
  13. Elements of Venice
    Foscari Giulia
    Elements of Venice

    With a foreword written by Rem Koolhaas

    Developed as a parallel research project of Fundamentals—the exhibition at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale curated by Rem Koolhaas—the book offers insights on Venetian façades, stairs, corridors, floors, ramps, ceilings, doors, hearths, windows, balconies and walls. “Product not [only] of the mind but of societal organization” the elements are isolated from their picture-perfect context and from the postcard view of Venice that is impressed in our retinas, introducing the reader—through a combination of collages, drawings, photographs, paintings, film stills and quotes—to a radically new way of seeing Venice. Like a camera obscura photograph cuts through the often irrelevant embellishments of architecture to reveal the underlying skeleton of a building (i.e. its elements), this guide will allow the reader to better understand the fundamental transformations that have shaped Venice during the past ten centuries. This city, which for many is—architecturally speaking—permanently frozen in time, has in fact often been at the forefront of challenging the architectural conventions and underwent an unprecedented urban transformation.

    12 x 16.7 cm, 4 ¾ × 6 ½ in, 696 pages, approx. 1500 illustrations, paperback (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-429-7, e

  14. Urban Hopes
    Urban Hopes
    Made in China by Steven Holl

    Edited by Christoph a. Kumpusch

    Embracing that which could dominate us—the city, infrastructure and overpopulation—has been part of the process of Steven Holl Architects as the office has taken on work of increasing complexity and scale in China over the past decade.
    The projects featured in this book play a serious game with scale and the dynamic between micro and macro. There is no in-between, no easy hybridity, but a study of contrasting and nested scales that acknowledge the fact that the city-dweller’s perception across a given day necessarily morphs from micro to macro in cycles.
    In content and format the book reflects such juxtaposition, featuring large format images and graphic documentation of Steven Holl’s recent works realized in China alongside critiques and analyses offered by a new generation of theorists. Its pages are considered sites capable of handling plurality, contradiction and excess. It reads like the passing views from a commuter train and looks like a rough script for a new notion of urbanism.

    CHRISTOPH a. KUMPUSCH is a New York-based architect and the principal of Foraward slash (/) c.a.k Productions. He is a professor of architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; and Pratt

    STEVEN HOLL, born 1947, is an American architect, perhaps best known for the 1998 Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum in Helsinki, Finland, the 2003 Simmons Hall at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the praised 2009 Linked Hybrid mixeduse complex in Beijing, China.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    17 x 17 cm, 6 ¾ x 6 ¾ in, 288 pages, 166 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-376-4, English

    €40.00 / $49.00 / £35.00
  15. Double
    Storefront for Art and Architecture Manifesto Series 2

    Edited by Serkan Özkaya

    Double includes a group of artists, architects, critics, historians and theorists, discussing the effects, desires and implications in the act of doubling and replicating. Society has constantly regulated the act of copying. Almost as an instinctual impulse towards originality, the desire and need for constant innovation has been protected throughout history with public shame, bureaucratic forms or even trials. Investigating the issues of sameness and difference, this compilation of manifestos explores the possibilities embedded in the act of copying, opening a path for learning by copying, and ultimately copying better.

    Design: Pentagram

    12.5 x 19.5 cm, 5 × 7 ½ in, 176 pages, 402 illustrations, paperback (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-345-0, English

    €15.00 / $20.00 / £12.00
  16. Heydar Aliyev Center
    Zaha Hadid Architects
    Heydar Aliyev Center

    Edited by Saffet Kaya Bekiroglu
    Photographs by Hélène Binet and Iwan Baan

    Zaha Hadid Architects: Heydar Aliyev Center is devoted to the new cultural center designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku. As one of the most important cultural centers in the country, the building houses a variety of institutions under one roof. With the design, the renowned architect won the architecture competition in 2007. Inside its surface of fiberglass-reinforced concrete the building contains an auditorium that seats over a thousand, a conference center, a museum, and a library. Its open, inviting, and curvilinear design, which picks up and expands on forms from the surrounding environment, strongly differentiates the building from the city’s monumental architecture of the Soviet era.

    Photographs by Hélène Binet and Iwan Baan display the building in all of its facets, making it possible for the reader to experience its formal, haptic, and spatial qualities. Essays explain conceptual and technical aspects of this impressive piece of architecture.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    21 × 33 cm, 8 ½ x 11 in, 128 pages,
    85 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-353-5, English

    €40.00 / $55.00 / £33.00
    I. Prologue
    II. Fast Forward (Joseph Giovannini)
    III. Heydar Aliyev Center (Saffet Kaya Bekiroglu)
    IV. Site Plan, Floor Plans, Sections
    V. Construction, Innovation, and Principles (Felix Mara)
    VI. Working with Zaha Hadid Architects (Hassan Gozal and Murat Cecen)
  17. Formless
    Storefront for Art and Architecture Manifesto Series 1

    Struggles to escape form as a manifestation of various norms and constraints are as old as architecture itself. But the formless is also increasingly in the air today, explicitly as in discussions of the “formless” quality of the city, and implicitly in talk of atmospheric buildings, randomized structures, and the dematerialization (or increased mediation) of architecture. No doubt part of its appeal lies in the fact that he formless is frequently found at the intersections between architecture and other fields, from art to ecology or engineering. Nevertheless, the formless has not yet been theorized rigorously in architecture. It seems to underpin a wide range of tendencies that have not yet been connected, or even explicitly acknowledged or identifi ed. This book represents a fi rst step toward this articulation.r.

    Design: Pentagram

    12.5 × 19.5 cm, 5 × 7 ½ in, 184 pages, 107 illustrations, paperback (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-346-7, English

    €15.00 / $20.00 / £12.00
  18. Nairobi, Kenya
    Manuel Herz, Shadi Rahbaran
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Migration Shaping the City

    Edited by ETH Studio Basel

    Nairobi, in its short history spanning just over one hundred years, has grown to be one of the most varied and international cities of our contemporary world. Migration has been shown as one of the key forces infl uencing the city. In the context of Nairobi’s complex colonial and postindependence political trajectory, migration has reinforced ethnic, spatial, and economic differences, leading to the formation of multiple power structures. This process is evident in the city’s radically different urban patterns. The book documents, along specific neighborhoods, how different cultures of urban life constitute the city today.

    Design: ETH Studio Basel, Integral Lars Müller

    17.5 x 24 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 ½ in, 176 pages, 211 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-375-7, English

    €24.00 / $32.00 / £20.00
    I. Kibera: Formalized Precariousness
    II. The United Nations and NGOs in Nairobi
    III. Eastleigh: Refugee Migration
    IV. The Architecture of Independence in Nairobi
    Manuel Herz

    MANUEL HERZ is an architect, based in Basel, Switzerland. Amongst his recently constructed buildings are the Jewish Community Center and Synagogue of Mainz (Germany) and the mixed-use building Legal / Illegal in Cologne. He currently is the head of teaching and research at ETH Studio Basel—Institute of the Contemporary City. Besides his work as a practicing architect, he researches and works in the field of architecture of “humanitarian action.”

    Shadi Rahbaran

    SHADI RAHBARAN is a practicing architect in Basel and has been involved in teaching and urban research at ETH Studio Basel with Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron since 2007. After finishing her architecture studies at the University of Toronto, she worked at various offices including Bruce Mau Design in Toronto and OMA/Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam, Berlin, and Porto. She cofounded Rahbaran Hürzeler Architects in 2011 in Basel, has realized projects in Switzerland and Germany, and is involved in ongoing research and projects of a wide range in Europe and Asia. She has taught at Cornell University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has been a guest critic at various schools.

  19. Global Prayers
    Global Prayers
    Contemporary Manifestations of the Religious in the City - metroZones 13

    Edited by Jochen Becker, Katrin Klingan, Stephan Lanz, and Kathrin Wildner (metroZones, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and Europa-Universität Viadrina)

    Religious communities inscribe themselves into the cityscape not only socially and politically, but also acoustically and architecturally. Global Prayers examines the mutual influence of religion and urbanism, looking at how various forms of faith manifest themselves in the cities of the world. Photo essays, interviews, reports, scientific texts, and artistic photo spreads inquire into the making of urban religion and the production of religious urbanity.

    With contributions by Nezar AlSayyad, Filip de Boeck, Hengameh Golestan, Brian Larkin, Aernout Mik, Werner Schiffauer, AbdouMaliq Simone, Camilo José Vergara,
    Paola Yacoub.

    To the book on the Haus der Kulturen der Welt website

    Design: Image Shift

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 656 pages, 410 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-373-3, English

    €35.00 / $46.00 / £28.00
  20. L.A. [Ten]
    L.A. [Ten]
    Interviews on Los Angeles Architecture, 1970–1990s

    Edited by Stephen Phillips

    Design: Cal Poly L.A. Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design with Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS)

    Catapulted to fame by the international media in and around the 1980s, a loosely affiliated cadre of architects – the so-called L.A. Ten – emerged to define the future of Los Angeles architecture. In this book, L.A. Ten architects Neil Denari, Frederick Fisher, Ming Fung, Craig Hodgetts, Coy Howard, Franklin Israel (posthumously), Wes Jones, Thom Mayne, Eric Owen Moss, and Michael Rotondi offer a casual, witty, and approachable retrospective on the characters, environment, and cultural history of L.A. architecture as they remember it through a series of oral history interviews conducted by Stephen Phillips alongside Wim de Wit, Christopher Alexander (both Getty Research Institute), and the students of the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design. Touching upon the intrigue and development surrounding the Los Angeles architecture scene from Postmodernism through Deconstructivism, this book reveals deeply personal and moving stories and events about many of the formative conferences, exhibitions, pedagogical developments, and formal and material strategies of the avant-garde Los Angeles architecture community from the 1970s to the 1990s. 
    STEPHEN PHILLIPS, an architect, historian and educator, is Associate Professor of Architecture at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and Founding Director of the Cal Poly L.A. Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design.

    15.2 x 22.9 cm, 6 x 9 in, 256 pages, 194 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-409-9, English

    €29.00 / $35.00 / £25.00
    I. Neil Denari
    II. Thom Mayne
    III. Franklin Israel Retrospective
    IV. Eric Owen Moss
    V. Michael Rotondi
    VI. Craig Hodgetts + Hsinming Fung
    VII. Wes Jones
    VIII. Frederick Fisher
    IX. Coy Howard
  21. The Air from Other Planets
    The Air from Other Planets

    Sean Lally

    The Air from Other Planets introduces an architecture built and controlled by amplifying and designing the energy within our electromagnetic, thermodynamic, acoustic, and chemical environment. This approach to design exchanges the walls and shells we have assumed to be the only type of attainable architecture for a range of material energies that develops its own shapes, aesthetics, organiza- tional systems, and social experiences. Energy emerges as more than what
    fills the interior of buildings or reflects off its outer walls. Instead, it becomes its own enterprise for design innovation: it becomes the architecture itself. The Air from Other Planets is a book nostalgic for the future, rooted in the belief that the architect’s greatest attributes lie in the execution of the imagination, through speculations and projections of worlds and environments yet to exist.

    11,7 x 16,5 cm, 4 ½ x 6 ½ in, 248 pages, 90 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-393-1

    €24.00 / $32.00
  22. Frescos
    Antonio Foscari
    In the Rooms of Palladio: Malcontenta 1557–1575

    During the Renaissance, the contest to decide the order of rank among the fine arts, architecture, painting, and sculpture was an issue that also occupied the famous architect Andrea Palladio. He was convinced that architecture spoke for itself and did not require any ornamentation through painting. Nevertheless, frescos adorn the walls and ceilings of many of his villas. At the Villa Malcontenta, for example, one of Venice’s best-known fresco painters of the day, Giovanni Battista Zelotti, was commissioned to design the interior. In Frescos, Antonio Foscari analyzes this fresco cycle, one that not only represents an outstanding example of trompe l’oeil based on architectural structures – and which is closely modeled on Palladio’s ideals – but also sheds light on formative events within the family that commissioned Palladio. This publication contains a wealth of historical documents as well as photographs of the frescos by Matthias Schaller.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    15 × 24 cm, 6 × 9 ½ in, 298 pages, 270 illustrations, paperback (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-370-2, English

    €40.00 / $50.00 / £35.00
    9 Introduction

    24 Niccolò's Marriage
    33 The Illusory "Internal Ornaments"
    40 The "Most Excellent Paintings" by Giambattista Zelotti

    55 The Decoration of Alvise's Apartment
    60 The Enigma of the Large Room
    63 The Sons of Gaia
    75 Jupiter, Gods, and Giants

    91 Alvise's Marriage
    106 The Eastern Apartment
    114 The Western Apartment

    129 Palladio's Supervision
    134 The Middle Rooms
    144 The Small Rooms
    151 The Large Rooms

    159 The Decoration of the Ceilings in the Central Hall
    165 The Division of the Ceilings into Compartments
    180 Philemon and Baucis
    189 King Midas and the Virgin Astraea

    196 Portfolio by Matthias Schaller

    247 1815—1973
    Antonio Foscari

    Antonio Foscari, Architect and Professor of History of Architecture at the University IUAV of Venice since 1971, has researched and published extensively throughout his career in the field of Renaissance architectural history. Since 1973, the year in which he restored the villa built by Palladio in Malcontenta, Foscari focussed his research on Andrea Palladio.

  23. Architecture is Life
    Architecture is Life
    Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi

    The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1977 to identify and encourage excellence in architecture and other forms of intervention in the built environment of societies with a Muslim presence. The award is given every three years and recognizes all types of building projects that affect today’s built environment. Smaller projects are given equal consideration as large-scale buildings. Richly illustrated and with explanatory texts, the book presents this year’s shortlist and the award recipients. This year’s topic is centered around the relationship between life and architecture. Numerous essays examine how architecture interacts with the life of people who inhabit it.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 352 pages, approx. 200 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-378-8, English

    €38.00 / $50.00 / £30.00
    6 Preface
    Farrokh Derakhshani

    9 The Architecture of Life
    Mohsen Mostafavi

    26 Steering Committee Brief

    29 Report of the Master Jury

    34 The Particular and the Universal
    Mahmood Mamdani

    42 Geography and Architecture
    David Adjaye

    46 Innovation and Judgement
    Toshiko Mori

    50 The Awarnd and China
    Wang Shu

    51 Endless Inventiveness
    Shahzia Sikander

    54 Preservation of the Mbaru Niang
    Wae Rebo Village, Flores Island, Indonesia

    64 Kantana Film and Animation Institute
    Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

    74 Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre
    Limpopo Province, South Africa

    83 Building Crafts in the Modern World
    Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj

    90 Preservation of Scared and Collective Oasis Sites
    Guelmim Region, Morocco

    100 Restoration of Thula Fort

    110 Revitalisation of Birzeit Historic Centre 2013 Award Recipient

    126 Rehabilitation of Nagaur Fort
    Rajasthan, India

    138 Apartment No. 1
    Mahallat, Iran

    148 The Met Tower
    Bangkok, Thailand

    162 Rehabilitation of Tabriz Bazaar
    2013 Award Recipient

    180 Rabat-Salé Urban Infrastructure Project
    2013 Award Recipient

    198 Islamic Cemetery
    2013 Award Recipient
    Altach, Austria

    2016 Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery
    2013 Award Recipient
    Khartoum, Sudan

    233 Placeness and Well-Being, Through the Lens of Infrastructure
    Hanif Kara

    Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle
    Damascus, Syria

    250 Mohammed VI Football Academy
    Salé, Morocco

    260 Museum of Handcraft Paper
    Gaoligong, Yunnan China

    272 Umubano Primary School
    Kigali, Rwanda

    282 Post-Tsunami Housing
    Kirinda, Sri Lanka

    292 Maria Grazia Cutuli Primary School
    Khushrud Village, Herat, Afghanistan

    302 Reconstruction of Nahr El-Bared Refugee Camp
    Akkar, Lebanon

    316 On Landscape
    Michel Desvigne

    320 Turkish Architecture Today!
    Hashim Sarkis in conversation with Han Tümertekin and Murat Tabanlıoǧlu

    331 Redefining the Built Project
    Mohammad al-Asad

    339 From Public Space to Public Sphere
    Homi K. Bhabha

    346 2013 Award Steering Committee
    2013 Award Master Jury
    347 2013 Award On-Site Reviewers
    348 Award Recipients 1980–2013
    350 Acknowledgements
  24. The City in the City
    The City in the City
    Berlin: A Green Archipelago

    Edited by Florian Hertweck and Sébastien Marot

    Critical Edition, Original 1977

    In the manifesto The City in the City – Berlin: A Green Archipelago, Oswald Mathias Ungers and a number of his colleagues from Cornell University presented the first concepts and intellectual models for the shrinking city. In contrast to the reconstruction of the European city that was popular at the time, they developed the figure of a polycentric urban landscape. However, the manifesto really began to exert an effect beginning in the 1990s onwards, when the focus of the urban planning discourse turned to the examination of crises, recessions, and the phenomenon of demographic shrinking. This critical edition contains a previously unpublished version of the manifesto by Rem Koolhaas, as well as interviews with co-authors Rem Koolhaas, Peter Riemann, Hans Kollhoff, and Arthur Ovaska. Introductory texts explain the development of the manifesto between Cornell and Berlin, position the work in the planning history of Berlin, and reveal its influence on current approaches.

    21 × 29.7 cm, 8 ¼ × 11 ¾ in, 176 pages, 226 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-326-9, English
    ISBN 978-3-03778-329-0, French
    ISBN 978-3-03778-325-2, German

    €40.00 / $48.00 / £35.00

    €40.00 / $50.00 / £35.00

    €40.00 / $50.00 / £35.00

  25. Culture:City

    Edited by Wilfried Wang for the Akademie der Künste, Berlin

    Since the late 1990s cultural icons have been built in numerous cities throughout the world in order to court the attention of potential visitors in a globally competitive market. The book Culture:City analyzes this phenomenon from the point of view of artists, architects, and scientists. Does culture today still function as a guiding principle, or does it merely serve as a catalyst for spectacular buildings? Are the creative and cultural sectors the industries of the future in postindustrial societies? Do these buildings liberate or constrain the cultural activities that gave rise to them in the first place? How does the “Bilbao effect”—the revaluation of a city through prestigious cultural buildings—work? Thirty pioneers, case studies, and negative examples are assembled paradigmatically in this book. Numerous essays and illustrations provide the reader with extensive and profound insight into this phenomenon.

    With an introduction by Wilfried Wang, a text about the exhibition by Matthias Sauerbruch, and contributions by Ricky Burdett, William J.R. Curtis, Jochen Gerz, Nele Hertling, Kasper König, Michael Mönninger, Beatriz Plaza, Andy Pratt, Jan Schütte, Ingo Schulze, Richard Sennett, Alain Thierstein, and Manos Tsangaris, among others.

    Featured projects: Sydney Opera House, Kulturforum Berlin, Kulturhuset (Stockholm), Inter-Action Centre (London), Centre Pompidou (Paris), SESC Fábrica da Pompéia (São Paulo), Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Tate Modern & Tate Modern Project (London), Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Guangzhou Opera House, Parque Biblioteca España (Medellín), Espacio Andaluz de Creación Contemporánea (Córdoba), Cidade da Cultura de Galicia (Santiago de Compostela), West Kowloon Cultural District Master Plan (Hong Kong), M9 Museum of the 20th Century (Venice-Mestre), Die Grosse Weltausstellung (Berlin), Metropol Parasol (Sevilla), Paju Book City (South Korea), Toni-Areal (Zurich), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Radialsystem V (Berlin), Zeche Zollverein (Essen), Berghain/Panorama-Bar/Lab.oratory/Bierhof (Berlin), Detroit Soup, 2-3 Streets (Dortmund, Duisburg, Mühlheim an der Ruhr), Parkaus Projects (Berlin), Museum Gunzenhauser (Chemnitz), Kunsthaus Graz, Inner-City Arts (Los Angeles), Centre Pompidou Mobile, El Batel (Cartagena), Generali Foundation (Vienna), Seattle Central Library, Daikanyama Tsutaya Books (Tokyo), Library of Birmingham, Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum (Berlin), Kenniscluster Library and Cultural Center (Arnhem)

    Design: Heimann und Schwantes

    21.5 × 27.5 cm, 8 ½ × 10 ¾ in, 232 pages, 406 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-335-1, Englisch
    ISBN 978-3-03778-336-8, German

    €40.00 / $55.00 / £33.00

    Out of print
  26. by Lebbeus Woods and Christoph a. Kumpusch for the Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu, China 2007-2012 published by Lars Müller
    The Light Pavilion
    by Lebbeus Woods and Christoph a. Kumpusch for the Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu, China 2007-2012 published by Lars Müller

    Edited by Christoph a. Kumpusch

    Photographs by Iwan Baan

    The first built project and final creative work of artist and architect Lebbeus Woods (1940–2012), the Light Pavilion is transcendent architecture, a project that exemplifies the preoccupations of a consummate draftsman, thinker and educator.

    Nestled within a mixed-use complex in Chengdu, China, this daring construction is an emancipated drawing, a light and shadow machine, a chromatic calendar, a fugue of steel, a dance of space and form. The pavilion’s dynamic geometry, perspective and sequence of spaces reframe perceptions of architecture and urbanism.

    Filled with drawings, detail specifications, and construction documentation, this book also features breathtaking photography by Iwan Baan; commentary by Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Thom Mayne, Neil Denari, and Eric Owen Moss; historical analysis by Mark Morris; and a touching epilogue by friend and project collaborator Christoph a. Kumpusch. A visionary design made intensely real, the pavilion offers a glimpse of the future as well as a catalogue of architecture’s past.


    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 x 24 cm, 9½ x 9½ in, 88 pages, 82 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-309-2, English

    €15.00 / $15.00
  27. Le Corbusier's Pavilion for Zurich
    Tim Benton, Catherine Dumont D'Ayot
    Le Corbusier's Pavilion for Zurich
    Model and Prototype of an Ideal Exhibition Space

    Edited by the Institute of Historic Building Research and Conservation, ETH Zürich

    Le Corbusier’s Pavilion for Zurich uses numerous handwritten documents, drawings, and papers to trace the history of Le Corbusier’s last built work. This dwelling, which is also a museum, was initiated by Zürich gallery owner Heidi Weber. With its abstract forms and colors, it represents an intellectual legacy of the famous architect in which the further development of architecture as envisaged by Le Corbusier is clearly legible. From the first ideas and sketches from 1949–50 to the opening in 1967 and beyond, the genesis of this exceptional building—the completion of which the architect did not live to see—is presented with lavish use of illustrations and documents. This book explains for the first time the significance of the pavilion, which differs strongly from the beton brut of Le Corbusier’s late work, in terms of its position as one of the architect’s central and forward-looking works.

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 ½ in, 224 pages, 198 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-305-4, English
    ISBN 978-3-03778-328-3, French
    ISBN 978-3-03778-293-4, German

    €40.00 / $50.00 / £35.00

    €40.00 / $50.00 / £35.00

    €40.00 / $50.00 / £35.00

    Tim Benton

    Tim Benton, born in Rome in 1945, was educated at Cambridge and the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. He taught for forty years at the Open University England and is currently professor emeritus in the history of art.


    Catherine Dumont D'Ayot

    Catherine Dumont d’Ayot, born in France in 1965, studied architecture at the University of Geneva and at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. She has been teaching and researching at the University of Geneva since 1995 and at the ETH Zürich since 2006.

  28. From Camp to City
    Manuel Herz
    From Camp to City
    Refugee Camps of the Western Sahara

    Edited by Manuel Herz

    In cooperation with ETH Studio Basel

    From Camp to City examines the theme of the refugee camp in the context of urbanism and architecture. Using the examples of the refugee camps in the Algerian desert in which Sahrawis originally from the Western Sahara have been living for 35 years, the book looks at the “urban” aspects of these settlements. In contrast to the standard way of seeing refugee camps as scenes of human misery and despair, the examination concentrates on how people live and dwell in refugee camps, on how they work, move around, and enjoy themselves, and looks at the spaces and structures that are created in the process. With numerous images and texts, individual aspects of urban life are presented and analyzed in the different chapters. As an examination of a “borderline case” of urbanity, the publication does not ignore the problematic aspects of this theme, but on the contrary: its potential explosiveness is further underscored by the focus on a “vocabulary of the urban.” It allows an understanding of the camps as a political project. The publication is based on research studies of the ETH Studio Basel, Institute of Contemporary Urbanism at the ETH Zürich.

    17.6 x 24 cm, 7 x 9 ½ in, 512 pages, 1172 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-291-0, English

    €50.00 / $65.00 / £45.00
    Manuel Herz

    MANUEL HERZ is an architect, based in Basel, Switzerland. Amongst his recently constructed buildings are the Jewish Community Center and Synagogue of Mainz (Germany) and the mixed-use building Legal / Illegal in Cologne. He currently is the head of teaching and research at ETH Studio Basel—Institute of the Contemporary City. Besides his work as a practicing architect, he researches and works in the field of architecture of “humanitarian action.”

  29. In the Life of Cities
    Gewinner 50 Books/50 Covers Competition 2012
    In the Life of Cities

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi

    In cooperation with Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    What is it that gives places their individual qualities and defines the life of a city? Architects and urbanists are accustomed to describing and creating the organizational structures, the layouts and physical attributes of our cities. But what are the relations between the design of a city—its form—and the life engendered by that form? Responding to this question is the inspiration for In the Life of Cities. Contributors from a wide range of fields address the role and life of cities as diverse as Baku, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Detroit, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Paris, Quito, St. Petersburg, Tel Aviv, Tirana, and Toronto. Portfolios of contemporary photography present the layered realities of urban life today.

    With contributions by Arjun Appadurai, Eve Blau, Svetlana Boym, Lindsay Bremner, Jana Cephas, Felipe Correa, Rahul Mehrotra, Mohsen Mostafavi, Antoine Picon, Gyan Prakash, Nasser Rabbat, Rafi Segal, Jorge Silvetti, AbdouMaliq Simone, and Charles Waldheim.



    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 376 pages, 286 illustrations, hardcover (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-302-3, English

    €50.00 / $60.00 / £45.00
  30. The Private Palladio
    Beltramini Guido
    The Private Palladio

    Andrea Palladio’s Renaissance villa architecture is still admired for its elegance and harmony, but little is known about the person behind the buildings. Experienced Palladio researcher Guido Beltramini has worked meticulously on material from historical documents about Palladio’s person and life, and assembled a full picture of the architect. The Private Palladio follows his career, his rise from being the ordinary miller’s son Pietro della Gondola to become the architect Andrea Palladio. Beltramini does not just explore Palladio’s origins, his training as a stonemason, and his complex relationship with powerful clients and scholars, but also his private life: his jovial character, his life as a married man with five children, and not least his profound conviction that architecture can and must enrich life. The text is complemented by numerous illustrations.

    10.8 × 20.4 cm, 4 ¼ × 8 in, 108 pages, 50 illustrations, hardcover (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-299-6, English

    €28.00 / $36.00 / £25.00
    Beltramini Guido

    Guido Beltramini, geboren 1961, ist seit 1991 Direktor des «Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio» in Vicenza. Er kuratierte zahlreiche Ausstellungen, unter anderem an der Biennale Venedig, der Royal Academy of Art, London, und dem Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal.

  31. Architecture for the World
    Kenzō Tange
    Architecture for the World

    Edited by Seng Kuan and Yukio Lippit

    In cooperation with Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Kenzō Tange (1913–2005) is a peerless figure among twentieth-century Japanese architects, unmatched in his talent, influence, and versatility. A leading force of the Metabolist movement, he was the first non-Western architect whose works would be embraced as universal in value. This unique assemblage of new scholarship by an international team of experts reframes Tange according to the contingencies of Japanese modernism as well as contemporary discourses of cultural identity, technology, urbanization, and the synthesis of the arts. Case studies on celebrated works—Hiroshima, Tokyo Bay Plan, and Yoyogi Stadiums—clarify Tange’s wide-ranging interests and design methodology. Abundantly illustrated with archival drawings and period photographs, this volume provides fresh and compelling perspectives on the practices, discourses, and production contexts of Tange’s work as well as the architecture and urbanism of postwar Japan. Kenzō Tange—Architecture for the World represents the most serious and comprehensive reassessment of Tange in the English language in decades.

    25 × 20.7 cm, 9 ¾ × 7 ¾ in, 192 pages, 186 illustrations, hardcover (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-310-8, English

    €50.00 / $60.00 / £45.00
  32. Floating Images
    Floating Images
    Eduardo Souto de Moura's Wall Atlas

    Edited by André Tavares and Pedro Bandeira

    Photographs, newspaper cuttings, postcards, drawings, and slides: on entering the studio of Eduardo Souto de Moura, winner of the Pritzker Prize 2011, one is confronted with a variety of images on the walls that engage in a dialogue. How do these photos, drawings, and illustrations impact his design practice? What is the relationship between the image and the completed building? Floating Images: Eduardo Souto de Moura’s Wall Atlas uses this question as an opportunity to examine the architect’s visual universe. He has added images from his extensive collection of drawings and project sketches and reorganized them in this atlas. Complex relationships are formed between the individual illustrations and projects. Essays by Pedro Bandeira, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Diogo Seixas Lopes, and Philip Ursprung round off the publication and provide a contextualization in terms of the history of art and images.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    14.8 × 21 cm, 5 ¾ × 8 ¼ in, 160 pages, 202 illustrations, hardcover (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-301-6, English

    €38.00 / $50.00 / £32.00
    – Everything Is Architecture, Pedro Bandeira
    – Eduardo Souto de Moura’s Wall Atlas
    – Souto de Moura’s “Cabinet de Curiosités”, Philip Ursprung
    – Amarcord: Analogy and Architecture, Diogo Seixas Lopes
    – A Rather Unscientific Autobiography, Eduardo Souto de Moura
  33. Imagining the House
    Die schönsten Schweizer Bücher 2012
    Wang Shu
    Imagining the House

    Buildings by Chinese architect Wang Shu—this year’s winner of the Pritzker Prize—feature clear and simple contemporary designs that make use of traditional methods and materials. The reuse of building materials is characteristic of his buildings.

    Shu’s design process always begins with an intense study of the location. The architect spends as long as possible on the site, absorbing its atmosphere. He then produces drafts in the form of hand-drawn sketches, creating them in relatively quick succession. Imagining the House follows this process in various buildings. Photographic documentation of the locations elucidate Shu’s on-site research. The reproductions of drawings in this book demonstrate how the designs change and become more concrete over the course of the process. The book provides unique insights into the work of an architect who has hitherto received little attention in Europe, thereby addressing a considerable omission in the publishing world.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 × 29.7 cm, 8 ¼ × 9 ½ in , 168 pages, 68 drawings, 15 photographs, paperback, Japanese binding (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-314-6, English

    €50.00 / $65.00 / £45.00
    – Sanhe House, Nanjing, China, 2003–
    – Xiangshan Campus, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China (second phase), 2004–2007
    – Ningbo History Museum, Ningbo, China, 2003–2008
    – Expo 2010 Shanghai, Ningbo Tengtou Pavilion, Shanghai, China, 2009–2010
    – Tiles Hill: new reception center for the Xiangshan Campus, Hangzhou, China, 2010–
    – Tea House at Linyin Buddhist Temple, Hangzhou, China (still in design process), 2009–
    – Buddhist Institute Library of Hangzhou,
    Hangzhou, China, 2011–
  34. Sketchbook No. 76
    Eduardo Souto de Moura
    Sketchbook No. 76

    Sketchbook No. 76 is the reproduction of a sketchbook of the renowned Portuguese architect and last year’s Pritzker Prize laureate, Eduardo Souto de Moura. The sketchbook was in use between September 2011 and January 2012 and records first ideas, fleeting sketches, studies, and spontaneous jottings that offer a starting point for every project but also function as a working resource. One can quite litterally experience the architectural design process and how developing existing ideas are further developed in different variants. Sketchbook No. 76 is a homage to the medium of drawing and manifests that this working method remains an essential element of the creative process.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    14.8 × 21 cm, 5 ¾ × 8 ¼ in, 200 pages, facsimile of the original sketchbook, hardcover (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-312-2

    €32.00 / $42.00 / £26.00
  35. Torre David
    Gewinner 50 Books/50 Covers Competition 2012
    Torre David
    Informal Vertical Communities

    Edited by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, Urban-Think Tank Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zürich

    Photographs by Iwan Baan

    Torre David, a 45-story skyscraper in Caracas, has remained uncompleted since the Venezuelan economy collapsed in 1994. Today, it is the improvised home to more than 750 families living in an extra-legal and tenuous squat, that some
    have called a “vertical slum.”

    Urban-Think Tank, the authors of Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities, spent a year studying the physical and social organization of this ruin-become home. Richly illustrated with photographs by Iwan Baan, the book documents the
    residents’ occupation of the tower and how, in the absence of formal infrastructure, they organize themselves to provide for daily needs, with a hair salon, a gym, grocery shops, and more. The authors of this thought-provoking work investigate informal vertical communities and the architecture that supports them and issue a call for action: to see in informal settlements a potential for innovation and experimentation, with the goal of putting design in service to a more equitable and sustainable future.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9½ in, 416 pages, 406 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-298-9, English

    €45.00 / $60.00 / £38.00
  36. And now the Ensemble!!!
    Miroslav Šik
    And now the Ensemble!!!

    Edited by Miroslav Šik and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

    With contributions by Adam Caruso, Hans Kollhoff, Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Quintus Miller, and Miroslav Šik

    And Now the Ensemble!!! is intended as a challenge to architects, their clients, and commissioning authorities to understand and create urban development as a dynamic and collective work of art and to make dialogue central to design. Design, atmosphere, and usage can make every new building relate to its local surroundings. As a design process, this contextual expansion does not simply imitate the urban pattern, but also interprets what is already there, to some extent modernizes it, makes the familiar alien by employing unusual atmospheric imagery, and ultimately transforms the accumulated chaos of soloists into an orchestrated whole.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 72 pages, 3 fold-out pages 3 illustrations, hardcover (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-311-5, English

    €22.00 / $28.00 / £18.00
    –Why Ensemble?, Miroslav Šik
    –Prerequisites: A Legend, Hans Kollhoff
    –The Individual, Society, and the Architecture of the City, Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani
    –City Thinking and Collective Memory, Quintus Miller
    –Designing an Ensemble, Miroslav Šik
    –The Alchemy of the Everyday, Adam Caruso
  37. Tumult and Order
    Antonio Foscari
    Tumult and Order
    La Malcontenta 1924–1939

    In the 1920s and 1930s, the Villa Foscari in Venice, better known as La Malcontenta, became a meeting place for intellectuals, artists, and members of the nobility such as Serge Diaghilev, Boris Kochno, Serge Lifar, Winston Churchill, Robert Byron, Diana Cooper, and Le Corbusier. It was an era of inspiring encounters between aristocrats, the avantgarde, snobs, and intellectuals that ended when Italy entered World War II. Antonio Foscari recounts this lively period in the building’s history and talks about its then owner, Bertie Landsberg, and his friends Catherine de Rochegude, Baroness of Erlanger, and Paul Rodocanachi, who not only lovingly renovated the villa, but made it such a lively place for the first time. The text is complemented by numerous photographs dating from this exciting time that convey an impression of what was happening in the villa in those days.

    15 × 24 cm, 6 × 9 ½ in, 248 pages, 211 illustrations, hardcover (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-297-2, English

    €40.00 / $50.00 / £35.00
    Antonio Foscari

    Antonio Foscari is an architect and has been a professor of architecture at the University of Venice since 1971. In 1973, he restored the Villa Malcontenta, built for his ancestors by Andrea Palladio, and has concentrated his research on buildings by the great Renaissance architect since that date. 

  38. Engaging Architecture, Landscape, and the City
    Engaging Architecture, Landscape, and the City
    GSD 075

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi and Peter Christensen

    In cooperation with Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    The creative imagination is not solely based on the intuitive capacities of individuals. One of the tasks of design education is to help provide the tools, techniques, and methods that enhance constructed imagination. At the same time, the modes and practices of design need to confront the challenges of our contemporary societies. The commitment to societal engagement through design excellence is at the core of the pedagogy at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

    This volume celebrating the first seventy-five years of the GSD presents episodes in a rich history along with selected looks at current and future lines of teaching and research; these views reveal the constant oscillation between the pragmatic realities and the imagined yet never realized ideal that lies at the heart of design. The aspirations of the famous architecture school are demonstrated through a series of ideas, projects, practices–INSTIGATIONS–that reflect the mission for the GSD to reimagine and construct better futures.

    MOHSEN MOSTAFAVI, an architect and educator, is dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design. He is the editor of Ecological Urbanism (with Gareth Doherty).
    PETER CHRISTENSEN is a PhD candidate at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a former curatorial assistant in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 560 pages, 559 illustrations, paperback (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-307-8, English

    €50.00 / $60.00 / £45.00
  39. Sketchbook
    Sou Fujimoto

    The works of Sou Fujimoto resist any form of conventional categorization. This young Japanese architect stands for unconventional buildings that cannot be described by standard criteria and definitions such as inside/outside or public/private. Clear divisions such as between floor levels and rooms are shattered by his complex ground plans and interlocking structures which—in a reference to the idea of the cave—he describes as “Primitive Future.” With this approach he creates forms that are committed to a playful interaction between user and space. Alongside private residences, such as the well-known N House, his library for Musashino Art University has achieved particular recognition. In addition he was represented at the 2010 Venice Biennale with a design for a house.

    In his personal sketchbook Sou Fujimoto offers insights into his design process. Through the sketches, drawings, and notes readers can trace how his complex concepts are made manifest and develop on paper.

    SOU FUJIMOTO, born in Hokkaido, Japan, in 1971, established his architectural practice Sou Fujimoto Architects in 2000. In 2008, he was World Architecture Festival winner in the Private House category, and was awarded a RIBA International Fellowship in 2012. Recently he completed the new library and museum for the Musashino Art University in Tokyo.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    13 × 21 cm, 5 x  8 ¼ in, 240 pages, facsimile of the original sketchbook, hardcover (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-327-6, English/Japanese

    €40.00 / $50.00 / £35.00
  40. Miniature and Panorama
    Günther Vogt
    Miniature and Panorama
    Vogt Landscape Architects, Projects 2000–12

    Using a typological structure (landscape, park, square, garden, promenade, etc.), Günther Vogt describes the theoretical foundation on which the successful projects of Vogt Landscape Architects are based. In recent years the offi ce has realized international projects in Europe and the United States, including a new type of city park for the Tate Modern in London (with Herzog & de Meuron); an “all-weather garden” with great poetic power at the Hyatt Hotel in Zürich (with Meili, Peter Architekten); an indoor tropical garden for the Novartis Campus in Basel (with Diener & Diener); and the exterior spaces of the Allianz Arena in Munich (with Herzog & de Meuron). This new and extended version of one of our best sellers also documents recent works, such as public realm and streetscape designs for the athletes’ village of the Olympic Games in London 2012.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 608 pages, 1250 illustrations, paperback (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-233-0, English

    €58.00 / $85.00 / £50.00
    Günther Vogt

    Günther Vogt, born 1957, landscape architect. Studied at the Interkantonales Technikum Rapperswil, Switzerland. From 1995 joint owner of Kienast Vogt Partner. Since 2000 owner of Vogt Landscape Architects, Zurich, Munich (2002–2010), London (2008), and Berlin (2010). Since 2005 Professor for Landscape Architecture at the ETH, Zurich. 2007–2011 head of the Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft (NSL) at ETH Zurich. Since 2010 owner of case studio VOGT.

  41. Luis M. Mansilla + Emilio Tuñón
    Luis M. Mansilla + Emilio Tuñón
    From Rules to Constraints

    Giancarlo Valle (Ed.)

    In cooperation with the Princeton University School of Architecture

    From 2008 to 2010, Madrid based architects Luis M. Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón held the Jean Labatut Visiting Professorship at the Princeton School of Architecture. More than a collection of student work, From Rules to Constraints is a wide ranging reflection on teaching, design practice, history and the city. Focusing on three sites at three distinct scales, this book examines the constraints of the architectural project—social, political, historical, and environmental—in order to create new rules for working. Examining both their teaching methods and Mansilla + Tuñón’s own design work, the book presents the design process as an ongoing conversation between the building and the environment, between freedom and limits, and between the decided and undecided.

    With contributions by Stan Allen, Enrique Walker, Sarah Whiting and Augustin Perez Rubio, photographs by Dean Kaufmann, Luis Asín, and Luis Baylón.

    LUIS M. MANSILLA and EMILIO TUÑÓN are internationally recognized for their intellectual contributions and influential designs and buildings.  In 2007, they received the prestigious Mies van der Rohe Prize for their Museum of Contemporary Art in Castilla y León (MUSAC) in León, Spain, and in 2003, the Spanish Architecture Award. Their current work includes The Spanish Royal Collections Museum in Madrid, Lalín Town Hall, and the International Convention Center for the city of Madrid. In February of this year, as this book was nearing completion, Luis M. Mansilla passed away, making this one of the last records of his work and ideas.

    Design: Thumb

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 248 pages,
    242 illustrations, paperback (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-281-1, English

    €32.00 / $45.00 / £28.00
  42. David Adjaye
    David Adjaye
    Authoring: Re-placing Art and Architecture

    Edited by Marc McQuade

    Lars Müller Publishers in cooperation with the Princeton University School of Architecture

    Authoring: Re-placing Art and Architecture challenges traditional assumptions about the relationship between art and architecture. From 2008 through 2010, David Adjaye, along with Marc McQuade, taught three studios at the Princeton School of Architecture. Each studio focused on a collaboration with three distinguished artists—Matthew Ritchie, Teresita Fernández, and Jorge Pardo—on interventions in three vastly different sites: the state of New Jersey, the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, and the city of Mérida in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Through an exploratory process of questioning, developing, and testing, each architect and artist reexamines the expectations traditionally associated with the conventions of architectural design and representation. Authoring: Re-placing Art and Architecture presents recent projects from David Adjaye, Matthew Ritchie, Teresita Fernández, and Jorge Pardo, along with interviews, essays, and archival material that unpack the shared space of art and architecture.

    With contributions by David Adjaye, Stan Allen, Alex Coles, Teresita Fernández, Dave Hickey, Sanford Kwinter, Jorge Pardo, and Matthew Ritchie.

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 276 pages, 121 illustrations, paperback (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-282-8, English

    €32.00 / $45.00 / £28.00
  43. Steven Holl – Color Light Time
    Steven Holl
    Steven Holl – Color Light Time

    Mit Essays von Jordi Safont-Tria, Sanford Kwinter und Steven Holl

    Color Light Time sets out to examine the current work of New York-based architect Steven Holl, one of the most outstanding representatives of contemporary American architecture. For nearly three decades now, Steven Holl has developed his architectural idiom and his reflections on architecture with striking consistency. The success of his work can be attributed to its sculptural shaping, his interest in the poetics of space, color, light, and material, and his fascination with scientific phenomena. Numerous illustrations and three essays closely examine archetypical aspects of visual perception, which play an essential role in Holl’s work.

    Steven Holl is an American architect, perhaps best known for the 1998 Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum in Helsinki, Finland, the 2003 Simmons Hall at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the praised 2009 linked Hybrid mixed-use complex in Beijing, China.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    12,6 x 16,8 cm, 5 x 6 ½ in, approx. 176 pages, approx. 70 illustrations, hardcover (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-252-1, Englisch

    €32.00 / $40.00 / £25.00
  44. En imparfaite santé
    En imparfaite santé
    La médicalisation de l'architecture

    CCA, Montreal (Ed.)

    Während das Thema Gesundheit regelmässig auf der politischen Agenda erscheint, stellt sich die Frage, welche Ansätze es in Architektur, Stadtplanung und Landschaftsarchitektur gibt, die mit diesem Thema verbundenen Herausforderungen zu meistern. Imperfect Health behandelt die Komplexität heutiger Gesundheitsproblematiken und zeigt eine Vielzahl architektonischer und städtebaulicher Lösungen. Essays von Margaret Campbell, David Gissen, Carla C. Keirns und Sarah Schrank zeigen unterschiedliche Aspekte der Gesundheitsthematik im Kontext der Architektur auf. Darin geht es unter anderem um eine architektonische Theorie der Umweltverschmutzung, die Einflüsse des Kampfs gegen die Tuberkulose auf die Architektur der Moderne sowie um aktuelle Bezüge zwischen Allergien und gebauter Umwelt.

    Herausgegeben wird das Buch vom CCA, Montreal, anlässlich der Ausstellung Imperfect Health. The Medicalization of Architecture, kuratiert von Giovanna Borasi, Kuratorin für zeitgenössische Architektur am CCA, und Mirko Zardini, Direktor des CCA.

    16.8 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 400 pages,
    365 illustrations, hardcover (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-284-2, French

    €50.00 / $70.00 / £45.00
  45. Imperfect Health
    The Most Beautiful German Books 2012
    Imperfect Health
    The Medicalization of Architecture

    Co-published by CCA, Montreal

    Edited by Giovanna Borasi and Mirko Zardini

    As health becomes a central focus of political debate, are architects, urban designers, and landscape architects seeking a new moral and political agenda to address these concerns? Imperfect Health looks at the complexity of today’s health problems juxtaposed with a variety of proposed architectural and urban solutions. Essays by Margaret Campbell, David Gissen, Carla C. Keirns, and Sarah Schrank deal with different aspects of the topic of health in the context of architecture such as: “An Architectural Theory of Pollution” and “Strange Bedfellows: Tuberculosis and Modern Architecture—How ‘The Cure’ Influenced Modernist Architecture and Design.”

    The book is published in collaboration with the CCA, Montreal on the occasion of the exhibition Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture, curated by Giovanna Borasi, CCA Curator of Contemporary Architecture, and Mirko Zardini, CCA Director and Chief Curator.

    With essays by Giovanna Borasi, Mirko Zardini, Carla C. Keirns, David Gissen, Margaret Campbell, Hilary Sample, Nan Ellin, Linda Pollak, Deane Simpson and Sarah Schrank.

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, approx. 376 pages,
    300 illustrations, hardcover (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-279-8, English
    ISBN 978-3-03778-284-2, French

    €50.00 / $70.00 / £45.00

    €50.00 / $70.00 / £45.00

  46. Steven Holl – Scale
    Steven Holl
    Steven Holl – Scale
    An Architect's Sketch Book

    Edited by Lars Müller

    Following Written in Water (2002), this is the second publication devoted to Steven Holl’s legendary watercolors. Four hundred watercolors represent the creative process of this renowned and influential American architect and reveal his highly personal method developed over many years, containing preliminary ideas and sketches of all major projects.

    Holl is known for his sculptural architecture and his virtuosic use of light, and watercolors are the ideal means to visualize these characteristic aspects of his work. At a time of rapidly changing technology in the service of architectural design, these watercolors become spectacular examples of a low-tech method. The results are invariably original works of art. The water colors are juxtaposed with photographs of the built architecture and emphasize the crucial aspect of scale.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16,8 x 12,6 cm, 6 ½ x 5 in, 480 pages, 400 illustrations, hardcover (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-251-4, English

    €40.00 / $55.00 / £38.00
  47. Five North American Architects
    Five North American Architects
    An Anthology by Kenneth Frampton

    In cooperation with Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University

    Five North American Architects brings together five architectural practices that, while all distinct, share a particular sensibility for the impact of craftsmanship and climate on the generation of form, as well as a concern for the expressive tactility of material and the effect of light on the articulation of structure.

    Designed with a passion for detail, the book offers an indepth survey of recent work by Steven Holl (New York), Rick Joy (Tucson), John and Patricia Patkau (Vancouver), Stanley Saitowitz (San Francisco), and Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe (Toronto).

    The regional specificity of the work is considered against a larger North American context, allowing one to assess the practice of its architecture today.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, approx. 160 pages, approx. 200 illustrations, paperback (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-256-9, English

    €38.00 / $50.00 / £35.00
  48. Dan Graham's New Jersey
    Dan Graham
    Dan Graham's New Jersey

    In cooperation with GSAPP, Columbia University

    With contributions by Mark Wigley and Mark Wasiuta

    Dan Graham, one of North America’s most important contemporary artists, is best known today for his sculptural works and installations. His photographic works are generally not so well known, despite the fact that he first became famous for his photographic series Homes for America, pictures of typical American suburbia. To this day the theme of architecture and its surfaces in the context of postmodern everyday culture represents an extremely important facet of his work.

    This publication presents new photographs by Dan Graham together with original photographs from the Homes for America series. The new images exhibit stark similarities to the old pictures, as they were taken in the same locations, the same deserts of suburban streets and housing that Graham photographed in the sixties. Creating a fascinating, multilayered reference system of repetitions and differences, both spatially as well as temporally, it raises questions about architecture and public space and their function in society.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    19 x 26 cm, 7 ½ × 10 ¼ in, approx. 128 pages, approx. 140 illustrations, hardcover (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-259-0, Englisch

    €45.00 / $65.00 / £42.00
    Dan Graham




  49. Gigon/Guyer Architects
    Gigon/Guyer Architects
    Works & Projects 2001–2011

    Since it was set up in 1989 the office of Gigon/Guyer architects has conceived an impressive series of projects. The most important designs arried out include museums, housing projects, and office buildings. The recently completed Prime Tower and its annex buildings on the Maag site in Zürich have been internationally acclaimed.

    The monograph provides a sharply focused insight into how Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer understand architecture. The various concepts as well as the different constructions, materials, forms and colors that they employ in their projects are presented in an exhaustive documentation of their work that uses numerous photographs, plans and short texts. The three essays as well as a discussion between Patrick Gmür, Martin Steinmann and the architects offer in-depth reflection and contextualization.

    With essays by Gerhard Mack, Arthur Rüegg and Philip Ursprung

    Design: Gigon/Guyer with Integral Lars Müller

    16,5 x 24 cm, 6½ x 9½ in, approx. 552 pages, approx. 800 illustrations, hardcover (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-276-7, Englisch
    ISBN 978-3-03778-257-6, German

    €58.00 / $85.00 / £55.00

    €58.00 / $85.00 / £55.00

  50. Gigon/Guyer Architekten
    Gigon/Guyer Architekten
    Arbeiten 2001 bis 2011

    Das Architekturbüro Gigon/Guyer Architekten hat seit seiner Gründung 1989 eine eindrucksvolle Serie von Projekten konzipiert. Zu den wichtigsten Realisationen zählen Museumsbauten, Wohnbauprojekte, Bürobauten und gemischte Nutzungen. Ein vielbeachtetes Projekt ist derzeit der Prime Tower mit Annexbauten in Zürich, das Ende 2011 fertiggestellt wird.

    Die Projekte der letzten zehn Jahre erlauben einen geschärften Blick auf die Architekturauffassung von Annette Gigon und Mike Guyer. Die verschiedenen Konzepte, Herangehensweisen, die unterschiedlichen Konstruktions-, Material-, Form- und immer wieder auch Farbanwendungen in den Projekten von Gigon /Guyer, aber auch das Arbeiten in verschiedenen Massstäben werden in einer ausführlichen Werkdokumentation sichtbar gemacht und in Textbeiträgen von Autorinnen und Autoren aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln erörtert. Ergänzt wird die Publikation mit einem vollständigen Werkverzeichnis.

    Annette Gigon (1959) und Mike Guyer (1958) wurden beide an der ETH Zürich ausgebildet und schlossen ihr Studium 1984 ab. 1989 gründeten sie das Büro Gigon /Guyer Architekten in Zürich. Gigon/Guyer Architekten wurden mit diversen Auszeichnungen für ihre architektonische Leistung bedacht.

    Mit Beiträgen von Gerhard Mack, Arthur Rüegg und Philip Ursprung

    16,5 × 24 cm, ca. 400 Seiten, ca. 200 Abbildungen, Hardcover (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-257-6, German

    €58.00 / $85.00 / £55.00
  51. Hannes Wettstein Seeking Archetypes
    The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2011
    Hannes Wettstein Seeking Archetypes

    Edited by Studio Hannes Wettstein

    We sit on them, write with them, ride them, listen to music through them, and live inside them. The furniture, product, and interior designs of Swiss designer Hannes Wettstein, who died in 2008, have left their mark on everyday life and shaped contemporary conceptions of design—in the form of a pen by the brand Lamy, a watch by Nomos, or as interiors for the Hotel Grand Hyatt in Berlin. Hannes Wettstein Seeking Archetypes documents his life’s work for the first time in monograph form. The volume features images from the world of this exceptional designer—works, sketches, and personal objects. Their diversity reveals the essence of his creative achievement. A comprehensive catalogue raisonné provides a complete overview of Wettstein’s works. Supplemented by quotations from Wettstein, anecdotes from his life, essays, as well as statements by personalities from the worlds of design and architecture, this monograph provides a multifaceted portrait of an extraordinary designer.

    With essays by Max Küng and Volker Albus and a text collage by Thomas Haemmerli

    Design: Prill Vieceli Cremers

    23 × 29 cm, 9 × 11 ½ in, 292 pages, 662 illustrations, hardcover (2011)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-265-1, English/German/Italian

    €58.00 / $85.00 / £55.00
  52. Touch Me!
    Gregor Eichinger, Eberhard Tröger
    Touch Me!
    The Mystery of the Surface

    Edited by Gregor Eichinger and Eberhard Tröger, Chair of Architecture and Design, Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich

    Gregor Eichinger argues that since the beginning of modernity the concept of surface has been neglected by architecture. A tendency for simplification, for a reduction to the abstract space and the material are the reason that today the topic is given such short shrift.

    Based on his research as a professor at the ETH Zürich, Eichinger calls for a serious discussion about the architectural user interface. In an intensive conversation, he and architect Eberhard Tröger discuss what alchemy has to do with architecture, why a good bar has to be a sketch, how one reads ornament, why we no longer look up at the ceiling, why cleanliness gets in the way of everything, how architecture is created from the inside, and much, much more. The text of this conversation is interwoven with a variety of related quotations and complemented by a series of images that deal with the relationship between architectural surfaces and people.


    Design: Ecke Bonk

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 184 pages, 21 illustrations, hardback (2011)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-229-3, English
    ISBN 978-3-03778-254-5, German

    €30.00 / $50.00 / £30.00

    €30.00 / $50.00 / £30.00

    Surface and Depth; Weaving and Time; Parts and
    Whole; Generalist Aspirations and Mastery; The
    Craft, Machines, and Personality; Skin, Wounds,
    and Age; Nerves, Cleanliness, and Atmosphere;
    Pants, Code, and Ornament; Light, Shadow, and
    Flânerie; Benutzeroberfläche, Streets, and the
    City; Ornament and Society; Heaven, Chicken, and
    Egg; Architect and Client; Brain and Intestines,
    Bar and Sketch; Architecture and Love; Comfort,
    Stature, and Inspiration; Interior and Exterior
    Gregor Eichinger

    Prof. Gregor Eichinger runs an architecture practice in Vienna and was professor of architecture and design at the ETH Zürich from 2004 to 2010.


    Eberhard Tröger

    Eberhard Tröger is an architect and taught in professor Eichinger's department at the ETH Zürich until 2010.

  53. Insular Insight
    DAM Architectural Book Award 2011
    Insular Insight
    Where Art and Architecture Conspire with Nature

    Edited by Lars Müller and Akiko Miki (Eds.)

    With contributions by Peter Sloterdijk, Eve Blau, Nayan Chanda, Jean-Hubert Martin, Soichiro Fukutake, Shunya Yoshimi, and Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto

    The islands of Naoshima, Teshima, and Inujima in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea are places of pilgrimage for friends of contemporary art and architecture. Alongside works in public spaces and site-specific installations, the islands also feature numerous museums and collections of contemporary art. They are home to buildings by architects such as Kazuyo Sejima and Ruye Nishizawa (SANAA), Tadao Ando, and Hiroshi Sambuichi, as well as works of art by Richard Long, Christian Boltanski, and Mariko Mori, among many others.

    This publication offers a comprehensive documentation of this unique cultural landscape surrounded by Japan’s inland sea. The photographs by the Dutch photographer Iwan Baan that move between tiny details and grand panoramas create a comprehensive portrait of the islands and their fluid transitions between nature, art, and architecture. Numerous texts introduce readers to the individual areas and projects either on permanent display or that have taken place temporarily on the islands. Essays explore the history and historical predecessors of the islands, the role of architecture and art in the context of this unique landscape, and the island as a cultural concept and phenomenon.

    With photographs by Iwan Baan

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 464 pages,
    259 illustrations, hardcover (2011)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-255-2, e

    €45.00 / $70.00 / £45.00
  54. Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2010
    Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2010
    Implicate & Explicate

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi

    The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1977 to identify and encourage excellence in architecture and other forms of intervention in the built environment of societies with Muslim presence. The award is given every three years and recognizes all types of building projects that affect today’s built environment. Smaller projects are given equal consideration as large-scale buildings.

    The book presents the shortlist of nineteen projects, including the five award recipients. In their variety across culturally diverse areas of the globe, what these projects have in common is a commitment to design excellence despite constraints of budget, resources, climate, technology, or politics.

    With essays by Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj, Salah M. Hassan, Gökhan Karakus, Yu Kongjian, Hanif Kara, Farshid Moussavi, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Alice Rawsthorn

    Design: Irma Boom

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 352 pages, 191 illustrations, hardcover (2011)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-242-2, e

    €35.00 / $50.00 / £35.00
    4 Foreword (Farrokh Derakhshani)
    10 The Implicate Order of Architecture (Mohsen Mostafavi)
    18 Steering Committee Statement
    22 Master Jury Report

    28 Environment
    30 Wadi Hanifa Wetlands Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    44 AUB Campus Master Plan Beirut, Lebanon

    54 Institution
    56 Madinat al-Zahra Museum Cordoba, Spain
    2 Bridge School Xiashi Village, China
    90 Women’s Health Centre Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
    98 Green School Bali, Indonesia
    108 Chandgaon Mosque Chittagong, Bangladesh
    120 Nishorgo Oirabot Nature Interpretation Centre Teknaf, Bangladesh

    132 Industry
    134 Ipekyol Textile Factory Edirne, Turkey
    150 Restoration of Rubber Smokehouse Kedah, Malaysia

    158 Dwelling
    160 Tulou Collective Housing Guangzhou, China
    172 Palmyra House Alibagh, India
    184 Dowlat II Residential Building Tehran, Iran
    194 Yodakandyia Community Centre Hambantota District, Sri Lanka
    202 Reconstruction of Ngibikan Village Yogyakarta, Indonesia

    210 Conservation
    212 Revitalisation of the Hypercentre of Tunis Tunisia
    228 Souk Waqif Doha, Qatar
    238 Conservation of Gjirokastra Albania
    248 Rehabilitation of Al-Karaouine Mosque Fez, Morocco

    263 Essays
    264 The Shortlist (Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj)
    269 Some Reflections on Postcolonial Modernity / Postcolonial Realities
    and Architecture of the Muslim World (Salah M. Hassan)
    274 On Advocacy (Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj)
    276 On-Site Review: Excursions into Ethnographic
    Architectural Criticism (Gökhan Karakus)
    282 Landscape as Ecological Infrastructure for an Alternative Urbanity (Yu Kongjian)
    286 Reuniting Processes and Product: Lessons for the Built Environment (Hanif Kara)
    292 What About Symbols? (Farshid Moussavi)
    300 Walking Lightly on Earth (Souleymane Bachir Diagne)
    303 Hope (Alice Rawsthorn)

    304 Chairman’s Award
    306 Oleg Grabar
    322 Oleg Grabar’s Other Biography (Mohammad al-Asad)
    325 On Knowledge and Education (Oleg Grabar)
    328 The Role of the Historian (Oleg Grabar)
    334 Curriculum Vitae

    336 Award Recipients, Project Data
    342 Shortlisted Projects, Project Data
    344 2010 Steering Committee, Master Jury
    345 2010 On-Site Reviewers
    348 Awards 1980–2010
    350 Acknowledgements
  55. What Anchors a House in Itself
    What Anchors a House in Itself
    Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler

    The Zürich architects Fuhrimann Hächler take on the most diverse building commissions. The present volume is devoted in particular to private residences, most of them realized for clients who are at home in the architectural and art scenes. These homes captivate by virtue of the clarity and simplicity of their constructive materials, their economically effective construction, and their haptic, sensual surfaces and flowing spatial transitions. Outstanding examples of their architecture include the Haus Presenhuber in Vnà (2007), the Haus Müller Gritsch in Lenzburg (2007) and their own residence in Zurich (2003).

    The text contributions take the reader beyond the featured residences while situating these within the overall oeuvres of the architects.

    With contributions by Hubertus Adam, Kurt W. Forster, Gianni Jetzer, Marie Theres Stauffer and the architects

    Photographs by Valentin Jeck

    Design: norm

    18,6 x 24,8 cm, 7 ¼ x 9 ¾ in, 216 pages, approx. 200 illustrations, hardcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-240-8, e
    ISBN 978-3-03778-224-8, g

    €40.00 / $55.00 / £35.00

    €40.00 / $55.00 / £35.00

    2/170 Architects’ and Artists’ House on the Üetliberg
    34/180 Holiday House on the Rigi
    68/188 Müller Gritsch House
    102/196 Cemetery Building Erlenbach
    22/176 Riesbach Harbor Pavilion
    50/184 House in Central Switzerland
    84/192 Presenhuber House
    “It is easy to get caught up in the mesmerizing images of this book.”
  56. Distance and Engagement
    DAM Architectural Book Award 2011
    Alice Foxley
    Distance and Engagement
    Walking, Thinking and Making Landscape

    Günther Vogt and his landscape designers bring a lot of passion to their research and to their search for ideas for transforming undesigned sites or tracts of land into landscapes. They don’t want to depend just on knowledge acquired from books. They venture out into the landscape at all times of the day and year and interrogate what they see there. They make room for art and science in their studies and use the same tools to turn their landscape designs into reality. Most of their “field trips” begin out of curiosity based on something they’ve seen, heard, or read. Against this backdrop, they explore, among other things, fortifications in France, the Upper Rhine in Switzerland, and national parks in England. The results of their “field trips,” research projects, and practical implementations are collected in this publication. “Distance and Engagement” takes up where “Miniature and Panorama” left off and shows not only what Günther Vogt is working on but also, and above all, how he works.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 x 16.5 cm, 9 ½ x 16 ¼ in, 480 pages, approx. 1000 illustrations, hardcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-196-8, e

    €50.00 / $80.00 / £50.00

    7 Foreword
    Between search and research (Günther Vogt)

    25 Introduction
    The way we work
    35 Yorkshire Dales Geology
    71 We Are Geomorphic Agents!
    97 Novartis Campus Green
    135 Novartis Campus Park
    229 To The Rhine
    239 French Fortifications

    277 Glossary

    285 Geometries of Illusion
    291 London Tate Modern
    315 Workshop
    327 Echospace
    343 Bremen European Harbour
    369 The Shape of a Walk
    381 Hadspen House Estate
    409 London Parliament Square

    439 Bibliography
    447 Last Word
    450 Index
    Alice Foxley

    Alice Foxley studied architecture in Newcastle and Bath, UK. Employed with Vogt Landscape Architects since 2003.

    “This is a book about working process, a fascinating insight into the methods and approach of one of Europe’s most interesting landscape design practices.” Building Design
  57. Tree Nurseries
    Dominique Ghiggi
    Tree Nurseries
    Cultivating the Urban Jungle

    Edited by Dominique Ghiggi, the Chair Günther Vogt, Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich

    Exotic trees in England and a rainforest in Zurich, a seed bank on the arctic island of Spitsbergen and urban agriculture in Tanzania, trade in old trees in China and biodiversity in Senegal. Tree Nursery. Cultivating the Urban Jungle uses the example of plant production throughout the world to demonstrate the manifold relationships that exist between human beings and nature. Numerous essays and detailed accounts examine current phenomena like desertification in the Sahel, greening projects in Shanghai and the genesis of rooftop gardens in London. Travelogues from Europe, Africa and Asia consider the role played by a range of economic and historical factors in the significant influence that tree nurseries have come to exercise on urban planning and landscape architecture.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 x 33 cm, 9 ½ x 13 in, 240 pages, 600 illustrations, softcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-218-7, e
    ISBN 978-3-03778-217-0, g

    €35.00 / $55.00 / £35.00

    €35.00 / $55.00 / £35.00

    4 A Tree Is a Tree Is a Tree (Foreword by Günther Vogt)
    6 Fastwood (Introduction by Dominique Ghiggi)
    10 Transplanted (Text and microphotos by Fritz Schweingruber, Tree cuttings by Georges Lesnino)
    14 Virgil: The Wise Man’s Miraculous Garden (Text selection by Renzo Petraglio)

    Forest Cartography:
    20 Tree Migrations (Essay by Brigitta Ammann)
    30 Conserved Forest (Impressions of the dig by Britta Pollmann)
    36 Herma-phrodites (Photo essay by Stefanie Jacomet and Dominique Ghiggi)
    50 Research in Forest Cartography (Essay by Andreas Bürgi)

    Hunters and Collectors:
    64 The Conquest of Floristic Realms (Essay by Heinz Schneider)
    68 Traditional British (Photo series by Dominique Ghiggi)
    72 Darwin in Switzerland (Aperçu by Christoph Keller)
    74 Rhododendron Mania (Photo series by Koen van de Moortel)
    76 Scent Seeker (Taken from the Travel Diary written by Roman Kaiser, Introduction by Dominique Ghiggi)
    90 Tree Journeys (Essay by Günther Vogt)

    Tree Factory:
    102 Pistoia (Photo series by Olaf Unverzart)
    104 Mass-producing Arcadia? (Essay by Günther Vogt)
    110 Ancient Giants (Travelogue by Christine Zimmerli)
    116 Systematics and Aesthetics: A Chronicle (Photo essay by Dominique Ghiggi)
    136 The History of Phalaenopsis sp. (Travelogue by Dominique Ghiggi)
    148 Boskoop (Essay by Dominique Ghiggi)
    156 Maps

    Sahel Vert:
    170 “Barça ou Barsakh” (Essay by Souleymane Bassoum)
    178 Sénou: A Botanical Refugium in Senegal (Essay by Dominique Ghiggi and Jörg Müller)
    188 The Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Travelogue by Christoph Seidler)
    194 Arusha: Urban –Agriculture (Essay by Tomas Caspary)

    Better City:
    202 Better City, Better Life (Essay by Christine Zimmerli)
    212 Juvenal: The Poet of Contradiction (Text selected by Renzo Petraglio)
    214 Temporary Tree Nurseries (Photo essay by Ralf Günter Voss)
    220 Green Belt (Essay by Silke Schmeing)
    224 Dagenham Docks (Essay by Silke Schmeing)
    232 Living Roofs (Travelouge by Christoph Keller)

    236 Authors and Protagonists
    Dominique Ghiggi

    Dominique Ghiggi, landscape architect, academic assistant at the Institute of Landscape Architecture, ETH Zurich.

    The work is perfect for those connected with the environment as it examines tree nurseries scattered across the world and their social, economical and contextual significance.”

    “Fascinating pictures and essays that are well worth reading.” TEC21
  58. After Crisis
    Josep Lluís Mateo
    After Crisis
    Contemporary Architectural Conditions

    Architectural Papers V
    Edited by the Chair of Josep Lluís Mateo, Departement of Architecture, ETH Zurich and Krunoslav Ivanisin 

    Architectural Papers series is edited by the Josep Lluís Mateo Chair at the ETH Zurich since 2005. Covering the wide range of topics related to teaching and architectural culture in general, it is aimed at expanding the narrow boundaries of the discipline. Its fifth issue concentrates around the new conditions for architectural practice and around the new epistemologies that may inform it in the next future. That is, in the period after the financial bubble has collapsed and living and working conditions have significantly changed. Essays, studies and interviews, along with a selection of indicative projects, tackle the actual issues of growth and shrinking, economy and ideology, craftsmanship and social space in the city, materiality and sustainability in architecture. In a logical sequence, they depict the current reality of architecture. 

    With contributions by Iñaki Ábalos, Solano Benitez, Alexander Brodsky, Isabel Concheiro, Frederick Cooper Llosa, Hans Ibelings, Krunoslav Ivanisin, Julio Martinez Calzon, Josep Lluís Mateo, Richard Sennett, Wang Shu and Ramias Steinemann

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 22 cm, 6½ x 8¾ in, 160 pages, approx. 200 illustrations, softcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-230-9, e

    €25.00 / $40.00 / £25.00
    AFTER (Josep Lluís Mateo)

    12 Interrupted Spain (Isabel Concheiro)
    26 How Can One Build A Mountain ... (Krunoslav Ivanišin)
    28 GRADE ZERO (Hans Ibelings)
    34 Framing Dubai (Josep Lluís Mateo)
    36 Can Dubai Survive? (Tariq Ali)
    36 Stresstest (Rem Koolhaas)

    40 Found Book (Ramias Steinemann)
    42 Craftsmanship (Richard Sennett)

    50 Wang Shu
    60 Solano Benitez
    68 Alexander Brodsky

    ÜBUNGEN (Josep Lluís Mateo)

    84 Concepts—Paradigms—Conditions (Krunoslav Ivanišin)
    90 Office
    94 Architectural Parallax (Slavoj Žižek)

    104 Stone Architecture (Antón García-Abril)
    110 Factory

    124 On the Form of Energy (Julio Martínez Calzón)
    136 Eco Valley
    140 Sustainable Urban Design (Jan Carmeliet)
    146 Eco Urbanism (Peter Moonen, Andreas Rubin)
    148 Thermodynamic Beauty (Iñaki Ábalos)
    Josep Lluís Mateo

    Josep Lluís Mateo born 1949, architect, since 2002 professor of the Architecture Department at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich (ETH)

  59. Patterns and Structure
    Guy Nordenson
    Patterns and Structure
    Selected Writings

    This rich collection of writings and criticisms by structural engineer and Princeton University professor Guy Nordenson, brings together previously published essays on structural engineering, architecture, design, and seismic research from 1973 to 2008.
    Decade by decade, Nordenson’s essays provide the unique viewpoint of the structural engineer and design collaborator, adding context that relates not only to the history of architecture and engineering, but locates these fields in a larger network of cultural relevance. Originally commissioned by publications like The New York Times, Domus, The Harvard Design Magazine, Perspecta, Lotus, Earthquake Spectra, and MoMA’s Tall Buildings exhibition catalog, Nordenson’s writings investigate a wide range of genres: from technical reports on seismicity, methods and technologies in structural engineering, architectural criticisms, the importance of collaboration in design, to the metaphor of tall buildings, design democracy at Ground Zero, and engineering history and theory. This compilation is a wonderful reflection on Nordenson’s career thus far and the changing pace and stature of structural engineering.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16,5 x 24 cm, 6½ x 9½ in, 464 pages, 218 illustrations, softcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-219-4, e

    €40.00 / $60.00 / £40.00
    9 Sublimating Structures—A Short Memoir

    7 Poem, 1972
    37 In Search of Ezra Pound, 1975
    41 Tensegrity from Greece to Cambridge, 1975

    43 Aseismic Reinforcement of Existing Buildings, 1980 (with Nicholas F. Forell)
    59 Notes on the Seismic Design of Concentrically Braced Steel Frames, 1984
    71 Seismicity and Seismic Hazards in the New York City Area, 1986 (with C. Thomas Statton)
    87 Wind Versus Seismic Design, 1988
    103 Seismic Design of Suspended Boiler Structures, 1990 (with P. J. Donelan and M. Garkawe)
    123 Seismic Codes, 1993
    163 Built Value and Earthquake Risk, 1997
    283 Seismic Design Requirements for Regions of Moderate Seismicity, 2000 (with Glenn R. Bell)
    393 Earthquake Loss Estimation for the New York City Metropolitan Region, 2008 (with Michael W. Tantala, George Deodatis, Klaus Jacob)

    113 An Inventive Nature,1991
    119 The Spirit of Measure, 1993
    145 Time and Section Study, 1993
    263 Notes on Bucky:Patterns and Structure, 1997
    371 With Great Joy and Expectations, 2006
    433 Constellations, 2008

    147 Critical Mass, 1996
    151 Light Construction Symposium, 1997
    155 Notes on Light and Structure, 1997
    367 Concrete Theater, 2006
    379 Apocryphal, 2007
    428 Action and Practice, 2008

    271 The Lineage of Structure and the Kimbell Art Museum, 1998
    311 Collaboration, 2000
    319 The Daily Practice of Collaboration, 2002
    323 City Square: Structural Engineering, Democracy, and Architecture, 2002
    447 Duelling Partners, 2008

    327 Tall Building Structures Since the World Trade Center: Art, Craft, and Industry, 2002
    333 Tall Building as Metaphor, 2003
    375 Freedom From Fear, 2007
    383 Truth in Tall Buildings, 2007

    451 Index
    460 Publications
    462 Biography
    “This compilation is a wonderful reflection on Nordenson’s career thus far and the changing pace of stature of structural engineering.”

    “It has a real good feeling to it. You get to feel the structure not only read about it.”
  60. Brasilia – Chandigarh
    Iwan Baan, Cees Nooteboom
    Brasilia – Chandigarh
    Living with Modernity

    Edited by Lars Müller

    In 1960, Brasilia was celebrated as the realization of an urban planning vision based on designs by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. At the same time, the sectoral city of Chandigarh was rising according to plans by Le Corbusier. The “test tube city” arose as an export of modernity from a Western planning euphoria that displayed utopian traits. In both cities, foreign architecture entered into a harmonious relationship with indigenous culture, forming new and independent identities. This publication addresses the question of how modernism has been appropriated in both cities, and how the people who live in them deal with it. Commonalities and differences are identified and images of everyday urban life showcased. On the initiative of the publisher, the young photographer Iwan Baan has taken stock of contemporary life in both cities. 

    With commentary in the form of essays by Cees Nooteboom on the photographs and by Martino Stierli on the architectural and planning history.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 x 30 cm, 9½ x 11¾ in, 240 pages, 200 illustrations, softcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-228-6, e

    €40.00 / $60.00 / £40.00
    Iwan Baan

    IWAN BAAN, architecture and documentary photographer, works in Domus, a+u, The New Yorker, NY Times, etc. He is working with SANAA, Koolhaas /OMA, Herzog & de Meuron, Toyo Ito, Steven Holl, Zaha Hadid.

    Cees Nooteboom

    Cees Nooteboom (*1933 in the Netherlands) is one of the most important living writers in Europe today. His oeuvre includes novels, essays, political reportage, poems, dramas and writings on travel from all over the world.

    “Everything is monumental, human, simple, grandiose, and ascetic in the purity of its forms, which are reduced to the necessary minimum.”
    Lúcio Costa

    “Linked by their masterplanned origins, the sprawling landscapes he captures tell the architectural tale of two cities that have mutated over time.” Surface

    “a book combining formal beauty with a great deal of lively informal interest.” Icon
  61. Andrea Palladio – Unbuilt Venice
    Antonio Foscari
    Andrea Palladio – Unbuilt Venice

    After the successful conclusion of the centenary celebrations of Andrea Palladio’s birth, there are still many unanswered questions about his work. Antonio Foscari retraces Andrea Palladio’s life and offers new perspectives on the architects built and unbuilt work. The author reveals an image of Venice that differs from the one we all know: a city that projects herself into the modern age by abandoning the accepted principles of late medieval culture that had so profoundly influenced its formation.

    Translated by Lucinda Byatt

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    15 x 24 cm, 6 x 9½ in, approx. 208 pages, approx. 200 illustrations, hardcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-222-4, e

    €40.00 / $60.00 / £40.00
    Antonio Foscari

    Antonio Foscari, Architect and Professor of History of Architecture at the University IUAV of Venice since 1971, has researched and published extensively throughout his career in the field of Renaissance architectural history. Since 1973, the year in which he restored the villa built by Palladio in Malcontenta, Foscari focussed his research on Andrea Palladio.

    “With his sound portrayal, that continually places architecture in its historical context, Foscari manages to evoke Palladio’s unbuilt Venice.” Baublatt
  62. Louis Kahn: Drawing to Find Out
    Michael Merrill
    Louis Kahn: Drawing to Find Out
    Designing the Dominican Motherhouse

    Like few others, Louis Kahn cultivated the craft of drawing as a means to architecture. His personal design drawings – seen either as a method of discovery or for themselves – are unique in the twentieth century. Over two hundred – mostly unpublished – drawings by Kahn and his associates are woven together with a lively and informed commentary into an intimate biography of an architectural idea. Unfolding around the iconic project for the Dominican Motherhouse (1965 – 69) the drawings form a narrative which not only reveals the richness and hidden dimensions of this unbuilt masterpiece, but provides compelling insights into Louis Kahn’s mature culture of designing.

    Kahn – long considered an “architects’ architect” – emerges as a vivid and instructive guide, provoking reflection on questions which continue to remain relevant: on how works are conceived, on how they might be perceived, on how they become part of human experience. Fascinating not only in their beauty, the drawings open a new and stimulating perspective on one of the past century’s great architects.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    30 x 24 cm, 11¾ x 9½ in, 240 pages, 233 illustrations, hardcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-221-7, e

    €59.00 / $90.00 / £60.00
    Michael Merrill

    Michael Merrill, Dr.-Ing., is a practicing architect in the USA and Germany and assistant professor for Architectural Design at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. 

    “While drawing, I'm always waiting for something to happen. I don't want it to happen too quickliy, though.”
    Louis Kahn

    “Magnificent... an important contribution to the understanding of my father's work and his way of thinking. Beautiful and inspiring both intellectually and aesthetically, Drawing to Find Out is the first book to really capture the unique and fragile beauty of yellow trace and charcoal, elements so essential to Lou´s alchemy. I´m sure he would have appreciated this celebration.”
    Nathaniel Kahn, filmmaker, director of the Academy Award nominated documentaries “My Architect” and “Two Hands”

    “I was deeply moved by both Drawing to Find Out and On the Thoughtful Making of Spaces. Without question, at this point in our profession’s history where so much of Kahn’s thinking has been absent, reintroducing it in this way to a new generation is a noble effort. An important contribution to the Kahn legacy.”
    Moshe Safdie, architect, urban planner and educator, recipient of the Gold Medal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

    “Drawing to Find Out offers an exhaustive account of the project’s development and the drawings are beautifully reproduced in a large, landscape format.”
    The Architectural Review

    “A luscious visual documentation in large format hardcover with Kahn’s drawings lovingly and richly reproduced on thick coated paper.”
  63. Louis Kahn: On the Thoughtful Making of Spaces
    Out of stock
    Michael Merrill
    Louis Kahn: On the Thoughtful Making of Spaces
    The Dominican Motherhouse and a Modern Culture of Space

    It was not by chance that Louis Kahn’s move into his profession’s spotlight coincided with the crisis of modern architecture: representing, as his work increasingly did, those aspects of space which modernism had so ambitiously removed from its program. Kahn’s rethinking of modern architecture’s paradigm of space belongs to his most important contributions to the métier. In tracing the genesis of the unbuilt project for the Dominican Motherhouse (1965–69), we are given a close-up view of Kahn at work on a few fundamental questions of architectural space: seeking the sources of its meaning in its social, morphological, landscape and contextual dimensions. 

    This rich and multivalent project opens the way to a second section, which sheds new light on several of major works in a timely reappraisal of Kahn’s work.The result of extensive research, illustrated with unpublished archival material and new analytic drawings, this affordable volume is an indispensible companion to Louis Kahn: Drawing to Find Out.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 240 pages, 215 illustrations, softcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-220-0, e

    €35.00 / $55.00 / £35.00
    7 Introduction
    On the Value of Uncompleted Things


    15 Prelude to a Project
    Congregation, Program, and Architect

    25 “Architecturing”
    The Designs, April 1966–December 1968

    ON THE NATURE OF SPACE, 1940–1974

    115 Prelude to a Paradigm
    Kahn, the Room, and the Beginning of Architecture

    123 Configuration, Movement, and Space
    From “Circulation” to an “Architecture of Connection”

    145 The Twin Phenomena of Inside and Outside
    “Dichotomous Things” or the Theme of Reciprocity

    179 From Space to Place
    From Establishing the General to Revealing the Specific

    205 Epilogue
    On Good Questions

    213 Appendix
    Michael Merrill

    Michael Merrill, Dr.-Ing., is a practicing architect in the USA and Germany and assistant professor for Architectural Design at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. 

    «I was deeply moved by both Drawing to Find Out and On the Thoughtful Making of Spaces. Without question, at this point in our profession’s history where so much of Kahn’s thinking has been absent, reintroducing it in this way to a new generation is a noble effort. An important contribution to the Kahn legacy.»

    Moshe Safdie, architect, urban planner and educator, recipient of the Gold Medal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
  64. Hamsun, Holl, Hamarøy
    DAM Architectural Book Award 2010
    Erik Fenstad Langdalen
    Hamsun, Holl, Hamarøy

    Edited by Erik Fenstad Langdalen, Aaslaug Vaa and Nina Frang Høyum

    Steven Holl has set up a documentation centre for the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun (1859 –1952) on Hamarøy, in northern Norway. This unconventional building reflects the author's no less unusual personality. The centre in the barren landscape of Hamarøy, where Hamsun lived and worked, the silence and solitude, challenge visitors to involve themselves with him and his work. The book records the connection between Hamsun, the architecture and the landscape. Photographer Iwan Baan relates the landscape and the building to each other, and historical documents illustrate Hamsun's contradictory life and influential work, et al. the novel Hunger (1890), with which Hamsun achieved his fame. In 1920 the poet was awarded with the Nobel Prize for Literature.

    With photographs by Iwan Baan

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 240 pages, 186 illustrations, hardcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-214-9, e
    ISBN 978-3-03778-213-2, g
    ISBN 978-3-03778-215-6, no

    €40.00 / $60.00 / £40.00
    Out of stock
    €15.00 / $20.00 / £13.00

    €40.00 / $60.00 / £40.00

    9 Hamsun Holl Hamarøy (Aaslaug Vaa)

    31 The Art of Hunger (Paul Auster)
    41 Hunger (Henning Carlsen)
    45 Knut Hamsun: A Modernist from Nordland (Nina Frang Høyum)
    71 Hamsun’s Art and Politics (Monika Žagar)
    75 “The Hamsun Grant Case” 1897 (Lars Frode Larsen)
    81 Why Do Men Read Hamsun? (Stefanie von Schnurbein)
    85 Flowers as Jewelry (Cathrine Krøger)
    89 Marie Hamsun (Ghita Nørby in conversation with Niels Birger Wamberg)
    92 Hamsun’s Irrationalism on Stage (Therese Bjørneboe)
    98 Growth of the Soil (Sebastian Hartmann)
    103 Knut Hamsun’s Biography

    126 North (Pedro Rosa Mendes)

    137 A Magical Tower (Erik Fenstad Langdalen)
    154 Concept 1998 (Steven Holl)
    161 Museum on Display (Mari Lending)
    177 Hamsun Center, 1994–2009 (Steven Holl)
    196 Steven Holl’s Biography
    214 Hamsun and Holl (Yehuda Emmanuel Safran)
    219 Summer of ’96 (Tor Eystein Øverås)
    231 An Architectural Portrait (Juhani Pallasmaa)

    249 Epilogue
    250 Appendix
    “This publication will be your little treasure and you’ll find a spezial place for it on the shelf.” UrbanTick
  65. Other Space Odysseys: Greg Lynn, Michael Maltzan and Alessandro Poli
    Other Space Odysseys: Greg Lynn, Michael Maltzan and Alessandro Poli

    Edited by Giovanna Borasi, Mirko Zardini and the Canadian Centre for Architecture

    Today we are witnessing a renewed enthusiasm for space exploration, with scientific expeditions, satellite launches, and the emergence of space tourism pushing us to reconsider our relationship with our planet.

    Other Space Odysseys has nothing to do with Space Architecture or architecture in outer space. It is not a celebration of high-tech architecture and imagery or extreme physical and mental conditions. Instead, this book proposes a letting go of architecture understood as the production of -material goods in favour of architecture as the production of ideas.

    How can thinking about space lead to fresh perspectives on earth? Greg Lynn, Michael Maltzan and Alessandro Poli present different avenues for approaching this question. Their odysseys, real and virtual, ultimately promise a rediscovery of our own world.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    15 × 21 cm, 6 × 8 ¼ in, approx. 160 pages
    approx. 150 illustrations, softcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-193-7, e
    ISBN 978-3-03778-194-4, f

    €25.00 / $35.00 / £23.00

    €25.00 / $35.00 / £23.00

    “Other Space Odysseys presents truly interesting work as an inspiring metaphor.”
  66. Ideas and Integrities
    Buckminster Fuller
    Ideas and Integrities
    A Spontaneous Autobiographical Disclosure

    Edited by Jaime Snyder Reprint, original 1963

    In “Ideas and Integrities” Buckminster Fuller describes the revolutionary designs and concepts he has pioneered – among them the geodesic dome, the Dymaxion world map, the Dymaxion 4-D house, the Dymaxion 4-D automobile, and the countless other structures and creations that have changed the face of America and the world. And he sets forth his amazing and challenging ideas for the world of the future – ideas that would revolutionize everything from university education to bathroom design, ideas that, above all, demonstrate how we can and must make far more imaginative and efficient use of the resources now available to us to ensure a better standard of living for all men.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    12 x 18 cm, 4¾ x 7 in, 416 pages, 50 illustrations in b/w, softcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-198-2, e

    €25.00 / $30.00 / £20.00
    1 Influences on My Work
    2 Later Development of My Work
    3 Margaret Fuller’s Prophecy
    4 The Comprehensive Man
    5 I Figure
    6 Fluid Geography
    7 The Cumulative Nature of Wealth
    8 Domes —Their Long History and Recent Developments
    9 Comprehensive Designing
    10 Design for Survival — Plus
    11 Preview of Building
    12 Total Thinking
    13 Prime Design
    14 The Architect as World Planner
    15 World Planning
    16 The Long Distance Trending in Pre-Assembly
    17 The Future
    18 Continuous Man
    19 The Designers and the Politicians
  67. Education Automation
    Buckminster Fuller
    Education Automation
    Comprehensive Learning for Emergent Humanity

    Edited by Jaime Snyder Reprint, originals 1962-1979

    Buckminster Fuller’s prophetic 1962 book “Education Automation” brilliantly anticipated the need to rethink learning in light of a dawning revolution in informational technology – “upcoming major world industry.” Along with other essays on education, including “Breaking the Shell of Permitted Ignorance,” “Children: the True Scientists” and “Mistake Mystique” this volume presents a powerful approach for preparing ourselves to face epochal changes on spaceship earth: “whether we are going to make it or not... is really up to each one of us; it is not something we can delegate to the politicians – what kind of world are you really going to have?”

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    12 x 18 cm, 4¾ x 7 in, 224 pages, 15 illustrations in b/w, softcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-199-9, e

    €25.00 / $30.00 / £20.00
    Breaking the Shell of Permitted Ignorance
    Education Automation: Freeing the Scholar to Return to His Studies
    Emergent Humanity: Its Environment and Education
    Heartbeats and Illions
    Science and Humanities
    Mistake Mystique
    Children: The True Scientists
    Where Will the World Be in 2025?
    Learning Tomorrows: Education for a Changing World
  68. The World’s Fairest City Yours and Mine
    The World’s Fairest City Yours and Mine
    Features of Urban Living and Quality

    Edited by Ruedi Baur, Martin Feuz, Carmen Gasser Derungs, Andrea Gmünder, Thomas Hausheer, Martin Jann, Philipp Krass, Margarete von Lupin, Trond Maag, Ursula Tgetgel, Marcel Zwissler, Design2context

    Soon, more than two thirds of all human beings on the planet will live in cities, and the number of increasingly mobile people who shuttle effortlessly between major cities is constantly growing. Every year, various city rankings choose the “top ten” cities in the world. But what makes a city livable? The familiar rankings offer a very unsatisfactory answer to this question. Their economically oriented, quantitative criteria are often taken out of context and presented as universally desirable, and as the sole determining factors in evaluating quality of life. But personal experience is much more multilayered than this. Design2context began by studying established city rankings, then analyzed scenes from everyday urban life and developed criteria that make it possible to rationally examine urban quality of life from “softer” and more emotional perspectives. The result is fifty criteria and a questionnaire that invites the reader to actively reflect on his or her own personal criteria for urban quality of life. Essays by the researchers illuminate the scientific background of the study.

    With contribution by Kurt Aeschbacher, Martina Baum, Andres Bosshard, Regina Bittner, Mathis Güller und Michael Güller, André Vladimir Heiz, Margit Kaiser, Sébastien Proulx, Denis Rioux, Walter Schenkel, Renato Soldenhoff, Regula Stämpfli and Brigit Wehrli

    Design: Andrea Gmünder

    12.8 x 18 cm, 5 x 7 in, 184 pages, 120 illustrations, softcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-186-9, e
    ISBN 978-3-03778-185-2, g

    €20.00 / $30.00 / £20.00

    €20.00 / $30.00 / £20.00

    “... we ended up wondering it might not be more exciting, instead of reinventing the classification, to come up with some means for everybody to establish their own ranking according to personal preferences, and to define in this way every one's own, very personal best or fairest city in the world. The city of one's desires, the city of one's dreams, fit to be one's haven for a while or for life – legally or illegally, seeing that the world order and that of countries does not provide for the basic right of living wherever one pleases.”
    Ruedi Baur
  69. Paradoxes of Appearing
    Paradoxes of Appearing
    Essays on Art, Architecture and Philosophy

    Edited by Michael Asgaard Andersen and Henrik Oxvig  

    The book contains a collection of essays by scholars and artists from a range of different fields including art, art history, architectural theory and philosophy. The essays are based on papers given at a symposium in Copenhagen in June 2008 and refer to the following considerations: When spectators confront and designers invent works of art and architecture, vital questions regarding their appearance arise. These are not simply questions about what appears, also what does not, i.e. what withdraws when works are experienced and created. How do we cope with this withdrawal, with latencies that escape concretization? What are the productive paradoxes associated hereto and how do they influence the processes of making? Based on multiple discourses on these subjects, contemporary positions in art, architecture and philosophy draw up new challenges, especially with regard to the creative practices. Within and between these positions emerge potentials for modes of thinking and doing with a new sensitivity.

    With contributions by Michael Asgaard Andersen and Henrik Oxvig, Renaud Barbaras, Andrew Benjamin, Olafur Eliasson, Sanford Kwinter, David Leatherbarrow, Martin Seel, David Summers and Sven-Olov Wallenstein

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 8½ x 9½ in, 224 pages, 60 illustrations, softcover (2009)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-192-0, e

    €30.00 / $45.00 / £30.00
    Introduction: Paradoxes of appearance
    Michael Asgaard Andersen and Henrik Oxvig

    The Archaeology of Appearance as Paradox
    David Summers

    Hegel and the Grounding of Architecture
    Sven-Olov Wallenstein

    On Abstraction: Notes on Mondrian and Hegel
    Andrew Benjamin

    The Appearance of Spaces in Film
    Martin Seel

    Frictional Encounters
    Olafur Eliasson

    Beat Science
    Sanford Kwinter

    Invisibility at the Heart of Appearance: On Perception, Art and Desire
    Renaud Barbaras

    Facing and Spacing
    David Leatherbarrow

  70. Snøhetta Works
    Snøhetta Works

    Edited by Snøhetta

    Snøhetta is a leading team of architects with offices in Oslo and New York. This first-ever publication to document their work presents the most important projects of these architects, who have been active internationally for fifteen years. These projects include the Library of Alexandria (2002), the New Opera House in Oslo (2008), and the Gateway Project in Ras Al-Khaimah, Dubai (2011), and the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion. Snøhetta’s works and projects revolve around a collaboration and interchange between various disciplines. Each of their projects is freshly observed and discussed according to the fundamental aspects of site, landscape, and context, in order to enable solutions to be discovered and developed. In this interweaving of disciplines Snøhetta involves locally and internationally renowned artists in the development of their projects. Working together with artists early on is also an expression of the curiosity and creative openness on the part of this internationally successful office, which is respected for its progressive working conidtions.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    22 × 28 cm, 8 ¾ x 11 in, 304 pages, 570 illustrations, hardcover (2009)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-147-0, e


    Norwegian National Opera and Ballet
    Other projects: cut in the ground/roof as a landscape
    Bibliotheca Alexandria
    Artificial Mirages
    Bart Lootsma

    Sandvika Cultural Center
    Other projects: box-like structure/ framing the landscape:
    Karmøy Fishing Museum
    Petter Dass Museum
    Other projects: public spaces and buildings
    National September 11th Memorial Museum Pavillion

    The Intertwined
    Thure Erik Lund

    Lillehammer Art Museum
    Other projects: smooths forms and structures
    Ras Al Khaimah Gateway project

    Points of Origin
    Ingerid H. Almaas

    King Abdulaziz Center for Knowledge and Culture
    Tubaloon – Kongsberg Jazz Festival Band Shelter

    Snohetta History

    «Das Bildmaterial wird in frischem schnörkellosen Layout präsentiert, die Fotos dokumentieren, mit welcher Sensibilität Snøhetta in ihren Bauten auf die Landschaft reagieren.»

    «Die Gestaltung, die Foto- und Druckqualität, das hohe Niveau der Texte wie natürlich auch das der Arbeiten, von denen die meisten gar nicht oder lediglich irgendwo in Fachzeitschriften versteckt publiziert werden, machen diese erste Monografie zu einem hervorragenden Einstieg in ein komplexes wie zugleich singuläres Werk.»
    in: dbz, Deutsche Bau Zeitschrift (D), 07/2009
  71. You Are the City
    Petra Kempf
    You Are the City
    Observation, Organization and Transformation of Urban Settings

    Cities are hybrid entities based on multilayered and sometimes contradictory organizing principles. As complex networks of geographic, economic, political and cultural segments, they are caught up in a constant process of differentiation. How are we to understand such dynamic processes, especially the complex connections between individuals, whose movements and interactions leave traces in the urban landscape? This publication offers architects, urban planners and general readers interested in city design and growth a novel approach, a mapping tool that creates a framework for understanding the continually changing configuration of the city. With transparent slides, the tool allows one to superimpose various realities like layers and build new urban connections. It invites readers in short to immerse themselves in the complexity of our cities.

    With contributions by Catherine Ingraham and Keller Easterling

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    21 x 29.7 cm, 8 ¼ x 11 ¾ in, brochure with 16 pages and 22 transparent slides in folder (2009)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-159-3, e

    €30.00 / $50.00 / £30.00
    To the Curious

    You Are the City – The City Is You

    Cities of Substance, Cities of No Substance
    Catherine Ingraham

    User Guidelines

    Description of Index Cards

    Keller Easterling
    “The people from Lars Muller Publishers always keep in surprising us with their creations.”
    archdaily.com, 30 September 2009

    “You are the City is a powerful antidote to most city-planning excercises, a conscious attempt to free up rigid spatial thinking and start thinking about networks and connections instead.”
    blog.buro-gds.com, 20 May 2009

    “It invites the user to make new urban connections and realities, as different spatial arrangements and possibilities reveal themselves...”
    spaceandculture.org, 22 June 2009

    “It really looks pretty interesting.”
    “Open one up and check it out. Enjoy, and be inspired!”
    365daysofcreativity.com, 25 March 2009
  72. Digital Materiality in Architecture
    Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler
    Digital Materiality in Architecture

    Robots build! At their program in architecture and digital production at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich), the architects Gramazio & Kohler have installed a research facility that is unique in the world. It is based on a computer-controlled industrial robot that produces construction elements directly from design data. The robot works flexibly with a tremendous range of tools and materials. In this way Gramazio & Kohler probe the exciting potential of digital design, construction, and manufacturing techniques for architecture. In their projects they incorporate insights and discoveries from the field of computer-aided production into the architectonic design process, using computers to develop innovative construction techniques and architecture. First structures using robots have already been built, for example the much noted Gantenbein vineyard in Fläsch (CH) or the installation at the Swiss Pavilion at the 11th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 7¾ x 11¾ in, 240 pages, 150 illustrations, hardcover (2008)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-122-7, e

    €35.00 / $45.00 / £35.00
    Fabio Gramazio

    Fabio Gramazio (1970) and Matthias Kohler (1968) are partners in the architecture and urbanism practice Gramazio & Kohler, Zurich. They hold the Chair for Architecture and Digital Fabrication at the ETH Zurich. The research focuses on the exploration of highly informed architectural elements, processes and produces design strategies for full-scale automated robotic fabrication. Gramazio & Kohler are co-editors of the book Digital Materiality in Architecture, which outlines the theoretical context for the full synthesis between data and material in architectural design and fabrication.

    Matthias Kohler

    Matthias Kohler (1968) and Fabio Gramazio (1970) are partners in the architecture and urbanism practice Gramazio & Kohler, Zurich. They hold the Chair for Architecture and Digital Fabrication at the ETH Zurich. The research focuses on the exploration of highly informed architectural elements, processes and produces design strategies for full-scale automated robotic fabrication. Gramazio & Kohler are co-editors of the book Digital Materiality in Architecture, which outlines the theoretical context for the full synthesis between data and material in architectural design and fabrication.

  73. And It Came to Pass – Not to Stay
    Out of stock
    R. Buckminster Fuller
    And It Came to Pass – Not to Stay

    Edited by Jaime Snyder Reprint, Original 1976

    And it Came to Pass – Not to Stay brings together a selection of Buckminster Fuller’s lyrical and philosophical best, including seven “essays” in a form he called his “ventilated prose” which address global crises and his predictions for the future. These essays, including “How Little I Know,” “What I am Trying to Do,” “Soft Revolution,” and “Ethics,” put the task of ushering in a new era of humanity in the context of “always starting with the universe.” In rare form, Fuller elegantly weaves the personal, the playful, thesimple, and the profound.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    12 x 18 cm, 4¾ x 7 in, 192 pages, softcover (2008)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-132-6, e

    €15.00 / $20.00 / £15.00
  74. Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
    One of the Top 50 Sustainability Books
    R. Buckminster Fuller
    Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

    Edited by Jaime Snyder Reprint, Original 1969

    One of Fuller’s most popular works, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, is a brilliant synthesis of his world view. In this very accessible volume, Fuller investigates the great challenges facing humanity. How will humanity survive? How does automation influence individualization? How can we utilize our resources more effectively to realize our potential to end poverty in this generation? He questions the concept of specialization, calls for a design revolution of innovation, and offers advice on how to guide “spaceship earth” toward a sustainable future.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    12 x 18 cm, 4¾ x 7 in, 152 pages, softcover (2008)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-126-5, e
    ISBN 978-3-03778-188-3, f

    €15.00 / $20.00 / £15.00

    €15.00 / $20.00 / £15.00

  75. Utopia or Oblivion
    Out of stock
    R. Buckminster Fuller
    Utopia or Oblivion
    The Prospects for Humanity

    Edited by Jaime Snyder Reprint, Original 1969

    Utopia or Oblivion is a provocative blueprint for the future. This comprehensive volume is composed of essays derived from the lectures he gave all over the world during the 1960’s. Fuller’s thesis is that humanity – for the first time in its history – has the opportunity to create a world where the needs of 100% of humanity are met. “This is what man tends to call utopia. It’s a fairly small word, but inadequate to describe the extraordinary new freedom of man in a new relationship to universe — the alternative of which is oblivion.” R. Buckminster Fuller.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    12 x 18 cm, 4¾ x 7 in, 448 pages, 32 illustrations, softcover (2008)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-132-6, e

    €25.00 / $30.00 / £25.00
  76. The Image and the Region
    The Image and the Region
    Making Mega-City Regions Visible!

    Edited by Alain Thierstein and Agnes Förster

    Mega-city regions are currently a frequent topic of discussion. Researchers are exploring the fundamentals for understanding the role of metropolitan regions and their social, economic, and cultural developments on a national and European basis. The responsible decision makers in politics and business are calling for new measures for greater urban areas. But that is just the start of the problem: Europe seems to lack an awareness for metropolitan regions. For the majority of politicians, planners, institutions, and residents the features of mega-city regions remain invisible. They are scarcely charted; there are no concepts for representing them or any direct sensory understanding of them in everyday life. The book is based on the understanding that the visual depiction of mega-city regions is fundamental to identifying, acting, and developing within existing concentrations of urban populations. Through essays from various disciplines the book approaches the phenomenon and discusses the necessity to visualize mega-city regions.

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6½ x 9½ in, 288 pages, 203 illustrations, softcover (2008)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-131-9, e

    €30.00 / $45.00 / £30.00
  77. Vers une architecture du livre
    Catherine de Smet
    Vers une architecture du livre
    Le Corbusier: édition et mise en pages 1912-1965

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6½ x 9½ in, 304 pages, 410 illustrations, softcover (2007)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-067-1, f

    €15.00 / $45.00 / £30.00
    Catherine de Smet

    Catherine de Smet (born 1959). PhD in art history. Teaches at Ecole des beaux-arts, Rennes and at Ecole supérieur d'art et de design, Amiens. Author of numerous essays on graphic designs. Lives and works in Paris, France. 

    «Les fans du maìtre comme les passionnées de graphisme éditorial y trouveront leur compte.»
    Tracés, August 2007
  78. Playfully Rigid
    Claude Lichtenstein
    Playfully Rigid
    Swiss Architecture, Graphic Design, Product Design, 1950–2006

    This broad selection of Swiss architecture, graphic design, and design from 1950 to 2006 demonstrates that playful humor and clarity are by no means opposites, but a highly unusual duo of qualities that mingle and interpenetrate. The question addressed by this publication is: are these examples from three professions, various regions and languages, and a period of more than fifty years bound together by a common denominator? No parade of luxury items, but talents and ideas finding material expression and clients with the courage to embrace new “inventions,” are presented.

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6½ x 9½ in, 300 pages, approx. 250 illustrations, hardcover (2006)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-090-9, e
    ISBN 978-3-03778-089-3, g

    €25.00 / $38.00 / £25.00

    €25.00 / $38.00 / £25.00

  79. The Gulf
    Rem Koolhaas
    The Gulf
    Research on Cities and Growth on the Arabian Peninsula

    This accordion-fold booklet contains a series of analytical views of the Arabian coast of the Persian Gulf by AMO-OMA and colleagues from the American University of Sharjah, UAE. In a “futurized present,” these views seek to depict the current and unprecedented state of the region, which invites one to contemplate the design of a new version of urbanism. Like a pristine and untouched canvas, the sand and sea of the Persian Gulf coast constitute NEW a tabula rasa, waiting to receive the imprint of new identities. The West is guilty of a double negligence vis-à-vis this land of possibilities—something that actually has its origins in the West is not being taken seriously, and as a result we are unable to seize upon a burgeoning global phenomenon. This accordion-fold booklet is published to coincide with the 1 0th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.

    7.5 × 24 x 247.5 cm, numerous illustrations, softcover (2006)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-088-6, e

  80. Yad Vashem
    Moshe Safdie
    Yad Vashem
    Moshe Safdie – The Architecture of Memory

    175 meters long, the museum bores lika a triangular beam through the Har Hazikaro, or Mount of Rememberance. It juts out from the hillside at either end, allowing visitors to enter and look out. This spectacular architecture is the setting for a lavish and impressive exhibition commemorating the Holocaust. The structure is the culmination of Moshe Safdie's work in Israel. The architect, a student of Louis Kahn who began his career with the sensational residential complex Habitat at the 1967 Montreal World's Fair, maintains offices in Boston, Toronto, and Jerusalem.
    The museum, its architecture, and its series of interior spaces with their carefully designed exhibition facilities are documented in an indepth photo essay and are illustrated with texes and plans.

    With contributions by Moshe Safdie, Joan Ockman, Avner Shalev, Elie Wiesel

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 x 30 cm, 160 pages, 80 illustrations, hardcover (2006)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-070-1, e

  81. Miniature and Panorama
    Günther Vogt
    Miniature and Panorama
    Vogt Landscape Architects

    Miniature and Panorama offers a look at projects since 2000 by the firm Vogt Landscape architects, Zurich/Munich, which is internationally active. With photographs, plans, and explanatory texts, this volume sets forth the intellectual foundation on which the projects of Vogt Landscape architects are based. In words and pictures, it describes and illuminates thirty projects, organized according to the exterior typologies of landscape, park, square, garden, cemetery, courtyard, promenade, and interior. Among them are the exterior spaces of the Allianz Arena in Munich, various projects on Novartis Campus in Basel, and the Masoala Rain Forest Hall at the Zurich Zoo.

    With contributions by Olafur Eliasson, Peter Erni, Hamish Fulton, Roman Signer, Olaf Unverzart and Christian Vogt

    Winner of “Best German Book Design 2006”. 

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 576 pages, over 1000 illustrations, hardcover (2006)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-069-5, e
    ISBN 978-3-03778-068-8, g

    €50.00 / $65.00 / £50.00
    Out of print
    €25.00 / $32.00 / £25.00

    Günther Vogt

    Günther Vogt, born 1957, landscape architect. Studied at the Interkantonales Technikum Rapperswil, Switzerland. From 1995 joint owner of Kienast Vogt Partner. Since 2000 owner of Vogt Landscape Architects, Zurich, Munich (2002–2010), London (2008), and Berlin (2010). Since 2005 Professor for Landscape Architecture at the ETH, Zurich. 2007–2011 head of the Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft (NSL) at ETH Zurich. Since 2010 owner of case studio VOGT.

  82. Sauerbruch Hutton Archive
    Louisa Hutton, Matthias Sauerbruch
    Sauerbruch Hutton Archive

    This book is the first comprehensive monograph of sauerbruch hutton: 60 projects, 8 texts, and a complete register of projects document the architects’ rise to one of the leading practices concerned with a sustainable environment in the post-industrial city. This allows one to trace the development of their architectural thinking through the vehicle of realised projects, their texts, and a considerable number of unrealised works. The book will reveal Sauerbruch and Hutton’s understanding of their profession as an ongoing process of research. The theme of sustainability surfaces throughout the book as an integral part of the architects’ language.

    24 × 30 cm, 9 x 11¾ in, 344 pages, 650 illustrations, hardcover (2006)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-083-1, e/g

    €60.00 / $79.00 / £55.00
    Louisa Hutton

    Louisa Hutton graduated from Bristol University in 1980 and from the Architectural Association, London, in 1985. She worked for Alison and Peter Smithson (1985-1988) prior to founding LHMS Architects with Matthias Sauerbruch in 1989. Their second office Sauerbruch Hutton Architects was opened in Berlin in 1993. Further to her work as architect she has been lecturing at numerous universities and institutions worldwide, and has acted as External Examiner for various UK universities (1995-2009). Louisa Hutton was a Commissioner for CABE, UK’s Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (2003-2007). Louisa taught at the Architectural Association (1987-1990), she was a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia and since 2008 is visiting Professor at Harvard Graduate Design School. Since 2008 she is a member of the Curatorial Board of the Schelling Architecture Foundation. Together with Matthias Sauerbruch she has been awarded the Erich Schelling Prize for Architecture in 1998 and the Fritz Schumacher Prize in 2003.

    Matthias Sauerbruch

    Matthias Sauerbruch graduated from both the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, and the Architectural Association, London, in 1984. From 1984 to 1988 he was a partner and project leader for OMA London. In 1989, together with Louisa Hutton, he founded LHMS Architects in London: their second office Sauerbruch Hutton Architects was opened in Berlin in1993. In 2006 Matthias became a member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and in 2007 was a founding member of DGNB, the German Sustainable Building Council. Following five years of teaching at the Architectural Association (1985-1990), Matthias was professor at both the Technical University in Berlin (1995-2001) and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart (2001-2007). In 2006 Matthias was Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia and since 2008 he is visiting Professor at Harvard Graduate Design School. Since 2009 he has been a Fellow of the Institute for Urban Design in New York as well Head of the Advisory Board at ANCB, Aedes Network Campus Berlin. Together with Louisa Hutton he has been awarded the Erich Schelling Prize for Architecture in 1998 and the Fritz Schumacher Prize in 2003.

  83. The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture (1964)
    Peter Eisenman
    The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture (1964)

    In 1963 at the University of Cambridge, Peter Eisenman – world famous for his Holocaust Memorial in Berlin (2005) – wrote a dissertation on the formal basis of modern architecture. In it, the architect confronts historicism with theory and the analysis of form, whose distinguishing features he regards as the foundation of architectural composition. Eisenman illustrates his observations with numerous, extremely precise hand drawings. This striking document fully deserves to be published here, for the first time, in a faithful reproduction of the original.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    29 × 30,5 cm, 11 ½ x 12 in, 384 pages, 300 illustrations, hardcover (2006)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-071-8, e

    €50.00 / $70.00 / £50.00
    Peter Eisenman

    Peter Eisenman (1932), is a leading contemporary architect, and author of numerous publications on architectural theory.

  84. Pour Le Corbusier
    Arthur Rüegg
    Pour Le Corbusier
    René Burri, June 1962

    In 1962 the young photographer René Burri, on the staff of the renowned photo agency MAGNUM, and known for his reportage and portraits, presented the architect, Le Corbusier, with a fold-out book, made with his own hands, containing photographs dating back to 1953, that he had taken of the architect in various situations.

    This very personal gift is now a highly prized original owned by the Corbusier Foundation in Paris. The photographs it contains show Corbusier at the height of his creativity—in conversation, alone in his studio, at the construction site. They also convey the unmistakable atmosphere of his designs. This scrupulous facsimile reproduction comes with a text by René Burri and commentaries by the Corbusier connoisseur and editor Arthur Rüegg.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24.5 cm, 84 pages, 33 illustrations, hardcover, leporello (2006)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-080-0, e/g/f

  85. Sense of the City
    Out of stock
    Sense of the City
    An Alternate Approach to Urbanism

    Edited by Mirko Zardini and the Canadian Centre of Architecture CCA, Montréal

    With texts by Constance Classen, David Howes, Norman Pressmann, Emily Thompson and Mirko Zardini

    No delivery to the USA and Canada

    Sense of the City was published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name in the autumn 2005 in the renowned Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal. These everyday discoveries were collected over a long time and then categorized according to their relationship with each other. The wide range of cities from which the examples were taken is reflected in the use of different languages. Without claiming completeness, this collection represents a pictorial archive documenting two very different kinds of expeditions through large and small cities of the world.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6½ x 9½ in, 352 pages, 200 illustrations, hardcover (2005)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-060-2, e

    €45.00 / $60.00 / £40.00
  86. Holocaust Memorial Berlin
    Peter Eisenman
    Holocaust Memorial Berlin

    The idea of providing a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust dates from 1989. Since then plans have been made, designs sketched and heated discussions conducted. The memorial was handed over to the public in May 2005. 2700 concrete blocks flow unassertively over the enormous field and invite visitors to immerse themselves in them. The monument cannot be interpreted in any one specific way, it is not suitable for acts of state and does not follow the rules of ceremonial, which is what makes it so spectacular. This publication was created in close co-operation with Petern Eisenmn and records the memorial with photographs by Hélène Binet and Lukas Wassmann. Essays by Hanno Rauterberg and Peter Eisenman make it possible to reflect about the building more deeply.

    Peter Eisenman (1932), is a leading contemporary architect, and author of numerous publications on architectural theory.

    With photographs by Héléne Binet and Lukas Wassmann
    With texts by Peter Eisenman and Hanno Rauterberg

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 × 30 cm, 9 x 11¾ in, 120 pages, 65 illlustrations, hardcover (2005)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-056-5, e
    ISBN 978-3-03778-059-6, g

    €23.00 / $35.00 / £23.00

    €23.00 / $35.00 / £23.00

    Peter Eisenman

    Peter Eisenman (1932), is a leading contemporary architect, and author of numerous publications on architectural theory.

    «Das Erstaunlichste an der vorliegenden Publikation ist, wie die Ausdruckskraft des Mahnmals selbst in den Bildern wirkt: Die zentrale Frage von Eisenmans Kunst, wie nämlich ein Verbrechen ästhetisiert, der Schrecken durch eine Form von Schönheit transzendiert werden kann, drängt sich auch hier in den Vordergrund.»
    NZZ, 11. März 2006
  87. Herzog & de Meuron: Natural History
    Pierre de Meuron, Jacques Herzog
    Herzog & de Meuron: Natural History

    Edited by Philip Ursprung and the Canadian Centre for Architecture CCA, Montréal

    Herzog & de Meuron test the boundaries between architecture and art to a greater extent than other contemporary architects. Their interest in surface and material, opacity and transparency and the function and variability of images makes architecture speak—not just in quotations and typologies, but by continually redefining raw materials. Their buildings seem to exist simply to present those mysterious and beautiful moments when material is transformed into meaning.

    With essays by Richard Armstrong, Carrie Asman, Gernot Böhme, Georges Didi-Huberman, Kurt W. Forster, Boris Groys, Reinhold Hohl, Petros Koumoutsakos, Robert Kudielka, Albert Lutz, Christian Moueix, Peggy Phelan, Thomas Ruff, Ulrike Rebecca Schneider, Meyer Stump, Adolf Max Vogt, Philip Ursprung, Jeff Wall, Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Rémy Zaugg

    Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron were both born in Basel in 1950, establishing their own firm together in 1978. In 2001 they won the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 472 pages, 800 illustrations, softcover, english (2003), german (2005)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-049-7, e
    ISBN 978-3-03778-050-3, g

    €45.00 / $48.00 / £30.00
    Out of stock
    €45.00 / $48.00 / £30.00
    Out of stock
    “This book is an invitation to a wild journey: anyone who reads Natural History will feel they are on an association meter passing through the Basel architects’ world of ideas.”
  88. Le Corbusier, Architect of Books
    Catherine de Smet
    Le Corbusier, Architect of Books

    Le Corbusier’s buildings have long been part of the inalienable canon of twentieth-century architecture. But Le Corbusier’s work as a book designer and author is scarcely known. He planned and realized over 40 books in his lifetime. Architect of Books shows that Le Corbusier accorded great importance to books as an essential part of his output. Catherine de Smet traces the process by which these books emerged and makes it possible to discover the great construction architect as a book artist. New images and in-depth analyses make Vers une Architecture du Livre an indispensable complement to Le Corbusier, Architect of Books.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 × 30 cm, 9 x 11¾ in, 128 pages, 100 illustrations, hardcover (2005)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-034-3, e
    ISBN 978-3-03778-033-6, f
    ISBN 978-3-03778-052-7, g

    €35.00 / $50.00 / £30.00

    €18.00 / $50.00 / £30.00
    Out of print
    €35.00 / $50.00 / £30.00

    Das gedruckte Werk
    Der Autor und seine Gesprächspartner
    Layout und Typografie: zwischen Didot und Dada
    Die Edition im Dienst der Einheitlichkeit des Werkes
    Das Buch des Maschinenzeitalters
    Catherine de Smet

    Catherine de Smet (born 1959). PhD in art history. Teaches at Ecole des beaux-arts, Rennes and at Ecole supérieur d'art et de design, Amiens. Author of numerous essays on graphic designs. Lives and works in Paris, France. 

  89. Car Park and Terminus Strasbourg
    Zaha Hadid
    Car Park and Terminus Strasbourg

    The blurry interface of exurbia and suburbia represents strange and alien territory for architects, because the context is usually vague and the space haphazardly organized. Zaha Hadid’s work in Strasbourg capitalizes on the haphazardness of its suburban setting. To reconcile the car and the dense historic fabric of Strasbourg, Zaha Hadid responded to the site with elegant but deceptive simplicity. She folded a concrete canopy up from the ground to stretch diagonally across the bus and tram lanes toward the parking lot and Strasbourg beyond, as though pulled in that direction. The parking lots demonstrate Hadid’s assumption that buses and the trams are a permanently impermanent part of the station’s overall organization and composition Hadid treats the cars that park here almost as natural phenomena with their own diurnal rhythms. In 2003 Zaha Hadid von the Mies van der Rohe Preis for this project.

    With texts by Andreas Ruby

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    31 × 33 cm, 12¼ x 13 in, 100 pages, 70 illustrations, softcover (2004)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-028-2, e/g/f

    €15.00 / $35.00 / £15.00
  90. A Time and Place
    Christian Möller
    A Time and Place
    Media Architecture 1991–2003

    A Time and Place shows the extensive body of work by the German artist Christian Moeller, who lives in Los Angeles. It includes work dating from 1991 to 2003, and describes his fascinating tightrope walk between analogue and digital worlds. This is the first time there has been a monograph consisting of both internet and book pages. Playing to the particular strengths of each medium, A Time and Place gives it readers a book that, strange as it may sound, can be read at a computer that is logged on the internet. The artist’s texts, drawings and photographs in the book are complemented by digitized internet film documentation sequences in image and sound.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    12.5 × 19 cm, 5 x 4½ in, 240 pages, 288 illustrations, softcover (2004)

    ISBN 978-3-907078-91-4, e

    €20.00 / $30.00 / £18.00
  91. Stadt und Architektur
    Adrian Meyer
    Stadt und Architektur
    Ein Geflecht aus Geschichte, Erinnerung, Theorie und Praxis

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 256 pages, 180 illustrations, hardcover (2003)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-020-6, g

  92. Jacques Schader, Architect Freudenberg 1959
    Jacques Schader
    Jacques Schader, Architect Freudenberg 1959
    A Masterpiece of European Architecture

    Edited by Claude Lichtenstein 


    With Freudenberg cantonal school James Schader has created an internationally acclaimed masterpiece of enormous postulate and one of the most important works of 20th century Swiss architecture. A detailed film (DVD) provides a clear account of the building's complex quality, and includes conversations with the architect and experts. The accompanying brochure contains the planning documents and links the media in a new way.

    With a film by Marc Schwarz

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    14 x 12 cm, 5½ x 4¾ in, 200 pages, 180 Illustrations, hardcover, with DVD and additional map (2003)

    ISBN 978-3-907078-61-7, e/g

    €38.00 / $55.00 / £35.00
  93. Hans Richter, New Living
    Hans Richter, New Living
    Architecture, Film, Space

    Edited by Andres Janser und Arthur Rüegg

    “New Living” (Das Neue Wohnen) was the title of an exceptional architectural propaganda film created in 1930 by German avant-garde artist and filmmaker Hans Richter. It show-cased exemplary modernist buildings and furniture – some of which were on view shortly afterwards in the prestigious exhibitions “The International Style” – and contrasted them with impractical, unhygienic living spaces. The visual diversity of “New Living”, and its use of an experimental montage technique, pioneered a radical new method of portraying architecture on celluloid.

    This publication includes detailed sequences from the New Living film, as well as numerous documents that illustrate the new style of architectural modernism.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 cm, 128 pages, ca 300 illustrations, hardcover (2001)

    ISBN 978-3-907078-22-8, e
    ISBN 978-3-907078-24-2, g

    €44.00 / $28.00 / £35.00

    €44.00 / $37.80 / £31.00
    Out of print
  94. As Found, The Discovery of the Ordinary
    As Found, The Discovery of the Ordinary
    British Architecture and Art of the 1950s

    Edited by Claude Lichtenstein and Thomas Schregenberger

    British art and architecture of the 1950s are of extraordinary topicality today. This applies particularly to the Independent Group which included artists such as Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi and Magda Cordell, the photographer Nigel Henderson, critics Reyner Banham and Lawrence Alloway as well as architects such as Alison and Peter Smithson, James Stirling and Colin St. John Wilson.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6½ x 11½ in, 320 pages, 300 illustrations, hardcover (2001)

    ISBN 978-3-907078-43-3, e
    ISBN 978-3-907078-40-2, g

    €30.00 / $45.00 / £30.00
    Out of stock
    €30.00 / $45.00 / £30.00

    “Without the material presented in As Found it is not possible to understand either 68 or Postmodernism.”
  95. As in DS
    Alison Smithson, Peter Smithson
    As in DS
    An Eye on the Road

    Edited by Christian Sumi

    An illustrated diary by the architects Alison and Peter Smithson (representing the Independent Group – see also As found) driving from their London office through to their Wiltshire cottage, their “Solar Pavilion” from 1961. The contrast of their Citroën DS 19, streamlined and mechanically advanced, with the luscious and picturesque landscape links – thanks to the observing eye – both the urban and the countryside in the most sensitive manner. The book was conceived as “A Sensibility Primer.” Reprint of the original publication from 1983, edited by Christian Sumi, architect, Zürich.

    10.5 × 21.7 cm, 164 pages, 70 illustrations, softcover (2001)

    ISBN 978-3-907078-42-6, e

    €15.00 / $25.00 / £15.00
    “The car had changed our relationship with one another and how we observed our world and twenty years later we can work with this idea.”
    Peter Smithson
  96. Your Private Sky  R. Buckminster Fuller
    R. Buckminster Fuller
    Your Private Sky R. Buckminster Fuller

    Discourse uses numerous text by Buckminster Fuller to give an insight into his architectural, technical and philosophical visions.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 × 24 cm, 320 pages, 150 illustrations, hardcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-907044-94-0, e
    ISBN 978-3-907044-95-7, g

    Out of print
    €39.00 / $70.00 / £40.00
    Out of print
  97. GSW Headquarters Berlin, Sauerbruch Hutton Architects
    GSW Headquarters Berlin, Sauerbruch Hutton Architects

    Edited by Matthias Sauerbruch, Louisa Hutton and Isabelle Hartmann

    The GSW Headquarters Building is an assemblage of five distinct volumes. This variety of elements allows a response to the different typological an morphological conditions of the ensemble's location between the southern and northern parts of the so-called "Friedrichsstadt" in the centre of Berlin. Within the discussion about the reconstruction of the once-divided capital, this project articulatesa response to the city which accepts Berlin's historical conglomerate as a structural principle. History is seen as a dynamic process which leaves its traces. This intention to work with these traces – as with any other condition of the context – in a constructive and creative way is the underlying principle of this sceme. With its low-energy concept the building leads into the future, and with its idiosyncrati aesthetics it demands the return of a sensual architecture at the beginning of the 21st century.

    16.5 x 24 cm, 256 pages, 350 illustrations, hardcover (2000)

    ISBN 978-3-907078-14-3, e/g

    €45.00 / $65.00 / £40.00
  98. Architecture of Zaha Hadid
    Hélène Binet, Zaha Hadid
    Architecture of Zaha Hadid
    In Photographs by Hélène Binet

    This volume brings together photographs of the Vitra Fire station and Landscape Formation one-both in Weil am Rhein/G; Addressing the Century, Hayward Gallery, London, 1998; Blueprint/Interbuild Pavilion, 1995.

    With a text by Hubertus von Amelunxen

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    19 × 31 cm, 7½ x 12¼ in, 176 pages, 90 illustrations, hardcover (2000)

    ISBN 978-3-907078-12-9, e

    €20.00 / $30.00 / £18.00
  99. Your Private Sky
    Your Private Sky
    R. Buckminster Fuller – Art of Design Science

    Edited by Joachim Krausse and Claude Lichtenstein

    Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) was one of the most revolutionary technological visionaries of the 20th century. As an architect, engineer, entrepreneur, and poet, he was a quintessentially American, self-made man. But he was also an outsider: a technologist with a poet’s imagination who already developed theories of environmental control in the thirties (“more with less”) and anticipated the globalization of our planet (“think global—act local”).

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6½ x 9½ in, 528 pages, 600 illustrations, hardcover (1999)

    ISBN 978-3-907044-88-9, e
    ISBN 978-3-907044-93-3, g

    €25.00 / $65.00 / £25.00
    Out of stock
    €25.00 / $65.00 / £25.00
    Out of print