Walter Mair vs. 03 Arch.
A Dialogue Between Photography and Architecture
Photographer and architects in dialogue: images and reflections on photography, architecture and town construction.
1st edition, 2013
Text English and German
60 pages, 20 color and 31 b/w illustrations and diagrams
24 x 31 cm
Munich-based 03 Architects have in recent years developed a distinctive way of working for urban spaces. No matter if the task is a warehouse for building materials, a kindergarten, or planning an entire new neighborhood, 03 Architects’ designs always look closely at the “narrative” qualities of the city.
For this book, the architects have invited the photographer Walter Mair for a dialogue on their work, concepts and methods. Mair documents 03 Architects' work with great sensitivity for their ideas, but also for the context which the buildings reflect and enable, and thereby reaches beyond the classic architectural documentation.
The architects respond to Mair’s images in brief, associative texts. An introductory essay on the fundamental questions and problems of architectural photography by the renowned architectural critic and curator Hubertus Adam rounds out this book with its particular haptic and manufacturing quality.
Shortlisted for the competition The most beautiful German Book 2014.
Designed by Bernd Kuchenbeiser.