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4a Architekten

Setting Locations, Forming Spaces, Giving Light, Showing True Colors

With Contributions by Wolfgang Bachmann, Wladimir Kaminer, Simone Voigt, and Frank R. Werner

Distributed for Park Books

4a Architekten

Setting Locations, Forming Spaces, Giving Light, Showing True Colors

With Contributions by Wolfgang Bachmann, Wladimir Kaminer, Simone Voigt, and Frank R. Werner
In this first book to collect the achievements of 4a Architekten, Wolfgang Bachmann presents a selection of seventeen projects that exemplify the firm’s work along with more than three hundred plans and photographs of both proposed and realized projects and a comprehensive catalog of their works. As the architects of some of the most exceptionally beautiful and well-planned public swimming pools and spas—like the Thermal Baths in Bad Ems and the Spa Therme Wien—4a Architekten are widely considered to be among the most creative and innovative in the world. But the firm, consisting of Matthias Burkart, Alexander von Salmuth, Ernst Ulrich Tillmanns, and Eberhard Pritzer (until 2001), has also overseen the development of houses and hotels, as well as sports facilities, cultural centers, and educational institutions throughout Germany, Austria and, most recently, Russia. Bachmann has carefully selected projects to convey the full range of 4a Architekten’s work from its founding in 1990 to the present, offering a fascinating look at the firm’s approach to a set of design challenges, from locations steeped in culture and history to the need for plans to suit specific functional use. The book also includes two essays that explore the firm’s history and practice, as well as three shorter literary texts.

272 pages | 286 color plates, 61 halftones | 10 x 11 1/2 | © 2015

Architecture: European Architecture


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Table of Contents

Wolfgang Bachmann
Like a Silver Wedding Anniversary

Frank R. Werner
Decisive Years

Wolfgang Bachmann
At the Round Table 

Wladimir Kaminer
7 Russians in a Gherkin Barrel

Projects
Texts by Wolfgang Bachmann, Simone Voigt

TuWass Thermal and Recreational Baths, Tuttlingen 
Lecture Hall at Mannheim Palace
Spreewald Thermal Baths, Burg
Lake Constance Thermal Baths
Else Club, Moscow
Bad Marienberg Evangelical Grammar School
Whilhelm Maybach School, Stuttgart
Reutlingen Open-air Theatre
Biberach Indoor Sports Pool
Schillerhöhe Civic Hall, Marbach am Neckar
VitaSol Thermal Baths, Bad Salzuflen
Balingen Civic Hall
Syrdall Schwemm Recreational Baths, Niederanven 
Vienna Thermal Baths
Spreewald Spa Hotel, Burg
Emser Thermal Baths, Bad Ems
Villa Le Trident, Côte d’Azur 

Wolfgang Bachmann
News from the Bathhouse 

Wolfgang Bachmann
Questions of Culture

Catalogue Raisonné

4a Architekten 

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