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. Wohnen wir im Paradies?
    From September 2016
    Wohnen wir im Paradies?
    Die Bernoullihäuser in Zürich

    Der Schweizer Architekt Hans Bernoulli baute 1924 und 1928 in zwei Etappen eine Reihenhaussiedlung für die Zürcher Arbeiterschicht. Die kleinen Häuser mit Gärten sollten ein Zuhause für Familien bieten, bezahlbar sein und ein Gefühl von Gemeinschaft erzeugen. Die Innen- und Aussenräume waren ursprünglich, typisch für eine Reihenhaussiedlung, identisch aufgebaut. Doch mit der Zeit und dem Einzug neuer Bewohner veränderten sich die Grundrisse, Wände wurden abgerissen und neu gebaut und jedes Haus nach Belieben individualisiert. Fotografien von Marc Bachmann und Texte der Dokumentarfilmerin Marianne Pletscher, die selbst Besitzerin eines Bernoullihauses ist, stellen die Menschen in Porträts vor, erzählen deren Geschichte und zeigen das Leben in diesen einmaligen Häusern.

    9 ½ x 11 ¾ in, 105 pages, 40 images, hardcover.

    ISBN 978-3-03778-502-7

  2. Ethics of the Urban
    From July 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
  3. Tabula Plena
    From June 2016
    Tabula Plena
    Forms of Urban Preservation

    Edited by Bryony Roberts, a collaboration of the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

    In contrast to tabula rasa urbanism, this book considers strategies for tabula plena — urban sites that are full of existing buildings of multiple time periods. Such dense sites prompt designers to work between the fi elds of architecture, historic preservation, and urban planning, developing methods for collaborative authorship and interlocking architectural forms. The book grew from a collaboration between the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation on the planning of the government quarter in Oslo. Emerging from this process, the book asks larger questions about how we practice, teach, and theorize engagement with existing architecture on an urban scale. It contains a compilation of short essays addressing theoretical questions, a sampling of design projects offering different July formal strategies for architectural design, and a series of discussions about pedagogical strategies.

    6 ½ x 9 in, 256 pages, 149 images, softcover

    ISBN 978-3-03778-491-4

    €40.00 / $45.00 / £30.00
  4. 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
  5. Ecological Urbanism
    Available now
    Ecological Urbanism

    Published by Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Lars Müller Publishers
    While climate change, sustainable architecture, and green technologies have become increasingly topical, issues surrounding the sustainability of the city are much less developed. The premise of the book is that an ecological approach is urgently needed both as a remedial device for the contemporary city and an organizing principle for new cities. Ecological Urbanism, now in an updated second edition with 40 new projects, considers the city with multiple instruments and with a worldview that is fl uid in scale and disciplinary focus. Design provides the synthetic key to connect ecology with an urbanism that is not in contradiction with its environment. The book brings together practitioners, theorists, economists, engineers, artists, policymakers, scientists, and public health specialists, with the goal of providing a multilayered, diverse, and nuanced understanding of ecological urbanism and what it might be in the future. The promise is nothing short of a new ethics and aesthetics of the urban. This book is also part of an ongoing series of research projects at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design that explore alternative and radical approaches between ecology and architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and urbanism.

    16.5x24 cm, 6.5x9.5 in, 656 pages, 1410 illustrations, hardcover

    ISBN 978-3-03778-467-9, e

    €50.00 / $50.00 / £37.00
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