The Frankfurt‑based architecture firm Stefan Forster Architekten (SFA) has from its founding in 1989 maintained a special focus on housing. SFA works in increasingly dense metropolitan environments and has created a remarkable and manifold body of work in this field. This volume features thirty designs that exemplify SFA’s approach and philosophy and highlights how the firm has continuously worked on raising the standards of residential architecture.
342 p. 270 color plates, 109 halftones
This book brings together twenty‑nine projects from the past ten years, both completed and ongoing, designed by Paris‑based h2o Architects. Arranged in thematic categories that stem from the firm’s singular approach to design and architecture, the projects vary greatly in type, scale, and individual context, including housing developments in Paris, a hotel in Rio de Janeiro, a temporary school pavilion, a timber construction for a vineyard, the rehabilitation of Paris’s Museum of Modern Art, and other large public spaces. h2o Architectes’ proposals are united by an approach that is always both radical and sensitive.
344 p. 180 color plates, 50 halftones
Modern Modern documents the creation of the new Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris. Alongside essays and a conversation with h2o Architectes’ founding partners, Jean-Jacques Hubert and Antoine Santiard, plans and historic photographs illustrate the changing face of the museum. Modern Modern makes the reconstruction process tangible through a photo essay and photographic features that capture the changes of the museum from multifarious angles.
164 p. 90 color plates, 25 halftones
For more than twenty years, Martino Pedrozzi has been working on the partial reconstruction of derelict dwellings on alpine pastures in the mountains of southern Switzerland. This book documents Pedrozzi’s work and highlights the problem of rural exodus caused by conflict, economic change, natural disasters, and climate change. It shows, strikingly, how that exodus is manifested in this region through mountain dwellings that are no longer used because alpine agriculture has been given up in favor of better opportunities and more comfortable ways of life elsewhere.
104 p. 15 color plates, 81 halftones
Diener & Diener Architects—Housing discusses thirty designs exemplifying the firm’s philosophy which considers the individual urban contexts for each building structure. The book features photographs, floor and site plans, as well as images and plans from the firm’s archive. Drawing also on Roger Diener’s collected lectures, the texts investigate Diener & Diener’s own typological design process, which serves as the foundation for each project.
176 p. 85 color plates, 120 halftones
With Contributions by Hubertus Adam, Anneke Bokern, Aglaée Degros, Job Floris, Jonathan Glancey
Since 2004, Wienerberger AG has presented the biannual International Brick Award for outstanding achievements in brick architecture. The 2020 award saw 644 submissions from fifty‑five countries, which were reviewed by an international jury of experts. Brick 20 features the fifty nominees and the six winning designs, which are located in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central America. All the projects are presented with texts and richly illustrated with photographs, site and floor plans, views, elevations, and sections.
288 p. 300 color plates, 100 halftones