Hong Kong, Rome, New York, Buenos Aires. Review No. II

In print again: Christ & Gantenbein's typological investigation of 160 structures in Hong Kong, Rome, New York,  and Buenos Aires



Title Information

Edited by Emanuel Christ, Victoria Easton, Christoph Gantenbein. Essays by Emanuel Christ, Fernando Diez, Victoria Easton, Christoph Gantenbein, Francesco Garofalo, Carol Herselle Krinsky, and Hendrik Tieben

1st edition, 3rd printing

, 2020

Text English and German


208 pages, 50 color and 892 b/w illustrations and plans

24.5 x 32.5 cm

ISBN 978-3-906027-01-2


In Typology more than one hundred and fifty buildings are documented through floor plans, axonometric projections, recent color photographs, and halftones. The buildings, many of them relatively unknown, were chosen in order to provide a basis for looking at metropolitan design in the twentieth century, and they show the patterns and differences found in architecture from around the world. Included are essays that provide meaningful context for the buildings and examine how local governments and zoning practices guide architecture.


Named one of the Most Beautiful German Books 2013.

Designed by Ludovic Balland.


Also available again:

Typology. Paris, Delhi, São Paulo, Athens. Review No. III

Authors & Editors

Emanuel Christ

Fernando Diez

Victoria Easton

Christoph Gantenbein

Francesco Garofalo

Carol Herselle Krinsky

Hendrik Tieben


«La quantité d’informations rassemblées et remarquablement classées est impressionnante. On pourrait presque considérer ces ouvrages comme des guides de villes alternatifs, qui font porter un regard neuf sur des cités dont on croit déjà tout connaître telles que Paris, Rome ou New York, et invitent par ailleurs à découvrir la réalité sociale et économique qui se cache derrière ces types d’immeubles. … Un véritable must pour tous ceux les passionnés d’architecture urbaine.» A+, Pieter T’Jonck