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

In print again: Christ & Gantenbein's typological analysis of 180 further buildings in Paris, Delhi, São Paulo, and Athens



Title Information

Edited by Emanuel Christ, Victoria Easton, Christoph Gantenbein, and Cloé Gattigo

1st edition, 2nd printing

, 2020

Text English and German


228 pages, 57 color and 805 b/w illustrations and plans

24.5 x 32.5 cm

ISBN 978-3-906027-63-0


Typology: Paris, Delhi, São Paulo, Athens follows-up on the preceding and successful Typology: Hong Kong, Rome, New York, Buenos Aires, published in 2012. Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein together with their teaching staff and students at ETH Zurich expanded their research on building typology to four more metropolises, again in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

180 buildings were analyzed over the past two years to find inspiration and models that can be adapted for the local context of any given city. Each example is documented with an image, site and floor plans, axonometric projection, key data, and a brief description. An introduction and four essays on the interaction between various protagonists and in particular the effect of governing local building regulation again show the potential for contemporary urban architecture. The result is again a rich sourcebook of great practical value for students, lecturers and practitioners of architecture.

With essays by Anupan Bansal, Emanuel Christ, Victoria Easton, Christoph Gantenbein, André Lortie, Thomas Maloutas, Rafael Moneo, and Nadia Somekh.


Also available again:

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

Authors & Editors

Anupam Bansal

Emanuel Christ

Victoria Easton

Christoph Gantenbein

Cloé Gattigo

André Lortie

Thomas Maloutas

 is Professor of Social Geography at the Department
of Geography, Harokopio University.

Rafael Moneo

Nadia Somekh


«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