Knapkiewicz & Fickert. Housing

Knapkiewicz & Fickert. Housing

The first comprehensive monograph on the highly acclaimed work of the Swiss housing specialists, Knapkiewicz & Fickert. Twenty buildings and projects are presented with introductory texts, floor plans, drawings, renderings, and images.


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Title Information

Edited by Axel Simon. With essays by Axel Simon and an interview with Kaschka Knapkiewicz and Axel Fickert

1st edition

, 2012

Text English and German


264 pages, 110 color and 28 b/w illustrations, 125 plans

19.5 x 26 cm

ISBN 978-3-906027-12-8


Kaschka Knapkiewicz and Axel Fickert have gained great recognition since establishing their studio in Zürich in 1992. Especially their housing projects have set new standards and have influenced an entire generation of Swiss architects. Knapkiewicz & Fickert rank among the leading firms in residential architecture in Switzerland.

With the experience of twenty years they search for models and inspiration in the history of architecture and urban planning. They do not hesitate to ignore taboos and break rules to create emotionally attractive living spaces. A considerate and lavish use of materials, luxurious and austere, is a trade mark of their work.

Knapkiewicz & Fickert. Housing is the first comprehensive book on their work in this field. Documented are twenty built and unrealized projects of two decades. Each is described in a short text and richly illustrated with photographs, renderings, drawings and plans. An introductory interview with the two architects on their work and ideas rounds out the book.

Authors & Editors

Axel Fickert

Kaschka Knapkiewicz

Axel Simon

, born 1966, studied architecture in Düsseldorf and Berlin and also read history and theory of architecture at ETH Zurich. He has been an editor with Hochparterre architecture and design magazine in Zürich since 2010.