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WO ARCHITEKTEN ARBEITEN/WHERE ARCHITECTS WORK. Ed. by Nils Ballhausen. Birkhauser-Verlag fur Architektur, Basel, 2013. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Walter de Gruyter, GmbH, Berlin. 256 pp. with 273 ills. (151 col.). 24 x 17 cm. ISBN 9783038214120 Bilingual in English and German.
Publisher's description: What does it actually look like in the offices of people who think on a day-to-day basis about good architecture? Where do the ideas and designs of contemporary architecture originate? Seventy architectural firms, in German-speaking countries and internationally, open their doors and show us the spaces in which they work. There is a view of the outside of each architectural firm, one of the interior, and a floor plan, where the work places of the owners are highlighted. This not only exemplifies the similarities and differences between the architects, but also the internal organization of the offices as well as the attitude expressed by each respective building. The rooms in which architects work and receive visitors today tell of a profession that is itself a polyglot, down to earth, makeshift, honest, ironic, serious, or playful. Employees work in skyscrapers and barns, in townhouses and storage buildings, on the water and in the woods. The exemplary views of the seventy architectural firms are accompanied by a thematic introductory essay, a fundamental observation of continuities and discontinuities of the "atelier/studio", and contributions by participating architects.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 155872
Paperbound $56.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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