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. Ethics of the Urban
    From June 2016
    Pre-order now (shippable June 2016)
    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
  2. Manifesta 11: What People Do for Money
    From June 2016
    The official Manifesta 11 catalogue
    Manifesta 11: What People Do for Money

    Edited by Stichting Foundation Manifesta 11, designed by Intégral Ruedi Baur. Contributing authors: Franco Berardi, Harald Falckenberg, Hedwig Fijen, Sarah Schilliger, Michail Schischkin, Jakob Tanner and many others.
    What People Do for Money is published on the occasion of the 11th edition of Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art. Curated by artist Christian Jankowski, the biennial permeates the social fabric of Zurich by initiating collaborative projects between artists and citizens from different worlds of work. The catalogue features over thirty of these joint ventures—along with illustrations of the thematic exhibition, documentation of the Pavillon of Reflections on Lake Zurich, and coverage of the participatory artists’ guild at Cabaret Voltaire. Including commentaries from the artists’ collaborators, stills from the film programme, sociological research, and new literary texts, it presents a multifaceted portrait of Zurich—one which by generating and gauging discussions serves to contextualise the Swiss capital within Europe today.

    8 ¼ x 10 ¼ in, 21 x 26 cm, 336 pages, numerous illustrations, softcover

    ISBN 978-3-03778-488-4, german/english

    €45.00 / $60.00 / £35.00
  3. Sauerbruch Hutton Archive 2
    From May 2016
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    Louisa Hutton, Matthias Sauerbruch
    Sauerbruch Hutton Archive 2

    Lars Mueller presents a second major monograph on Sauerbruch Hutton, Archive 2 that follows on from the previous Archive that recorded the practice’s work from its inception in 1989 to 2006. Archive 2 includes detailed descriptions of 70 works from the period between 2006 and 2015 as well as 6 essays by the architects and a complete register of all projects.

    The current compendium traces the development of the office’s architectural practice and thinking through a series of completed buildings, works in progress and projects that, as yet, remain unrealised. The book illuminates its strategies of sustainable design, its multiple interventions in the post-industrial cityscape and the unfolding of an architectural language full of sense and sensuality that reacts to its physical and social context, as well as to functional, technical, spatial and sculptural considerations.

    The book reveals Sauerbruch and Hutton’s understanding of their profession as an ongoing process of research into presence and future, and is the only comprehensive documentation of their numerous works.

    9 ½ x 11 ¾ in, ca. 416 Pages, Hardcover (2015)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-389-4

    €60.00 / $66.00 / £43.00
    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.

  4. Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary
    From May 2016
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    Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary

    Edited by James Graham with Caitlin Blanchfield, Alissa Anderson, Jordan Carver, and Jacob Moore

    This book is a collection of essays at the intersection of architecture and climate change. Neither a collective lament nor an inventory of architectural responses, the essays consider cultural values ascribed to climate and ask how climate refl ects our conception of what architecture is and does. Which materials and conceptual infrastructures render climate legible, knowable, and actionable, and what are their spatial implications? How do these interrelated questions offer new vantage points on the architectural ramifi cations of climate change at the interface of resiliency, sustain-ability, and ecotechnology?

    Climates also contains a dossier of precedents for thinking about architecture and climate change drawn from a number of leading practitioners. New approaches to understanding climate in architecture make this book invaluable.This publication is a project by The Avery Review, a journal produced by the Office of Publications at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

    16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 380 pages, 150 images, Softcover

    ISBN 978-3-03778-494-5, engl

    €35.00 / $39.00 / £28.00
  5. Speculations Transformations
    Speculations Transformations

    How are changing conditions in society likely to affect Germany’s built environment? What are the catalysts for transformation in its cities and regions? Speculation Transformation is devoted to the social and spatial transformations that Germany will face in the future, speculating on their architectural consequences: What is it like to live in a city where the currency is watts instead of euros? What would happen if Hamburg’s harbor were to be filled in as reclaimed land? Who is living in the Maintropolis? What would be the spatial consequences if Germany were to measure its economic strength based on the well-being of its citizens?

    This publication combines different approaches to a future-oriented, interdisciplinary interpretation of Germany as a human habitat, which help to open up new directions in the design of cities and landscapes. An atlas of architectural culture with contributions by Thomas Auer, Armen Avanessian, Stefan Bergheim, Matthjs Bouw, Armin Linke, Erik Swyngedouw, as well as numerous interviews and memos. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the German Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR).

    21 x 29,7 cm, ca. 264 Seiten, ca. 100 Bilder, Hardcover (2016)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-478-5, e

    €39.00 / $45.00 / £25.00

    €39.00 / $45.00 / £29.00

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