"This book is neither a final manifesto for residential development, nor a recipe book fo producing optimal housing. It provides no solutions, instead proffering possibilities. It proclaims no dogmas, but rather cultivates an open-ended sense of curiosity."
Residential development is a central focus of renowned Swiss office pool Architekten. This book presents an extensive selection of plans and images of pool's housing projects alongside thematic essays as well as visual and typological studies that pool conducted together with students of the TU Berlin.
We’re sad to announce that early this month architect and urbanist Marcel Meili (1953–2019) passed away. Marcel Meili was not only a visionary and influential exponent of the Swiss architecture scene; he was a committed longtime patron of our publishing houses and a trusted friend. After Heiner Spiess’ passing in 2006, Marcel Meili became president of the supervisory board of Scheidegger & Spiess, a role he took on with much enthusiasm. Together with his brothers, he also played an important part in the founding of Park Books and our bookstore Never Stop Reading. We will remember Marcel as a deeply inspiring person.
The bookstore Never Stop Reading is located in Zurich's old town, only a few steps from the Kunsthaus, the University, and ETH. The store features a broad range of international publications on architecture, photography, art, and design, as well as a section of general-interest English books. The new spaces can be used for small exhibitions and we'll be hosting a diverse program of book launches, readings, panel discussions . . . We're looking forward to seeing you there!
Have a look at our events agenda: www.neverstopreading.com!
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(Image on the left by Thomas Egli)
Art works inspired by Mies van der Rohe by international artists such as Rita Ernst, Daniel Libeskind, Sarah Morris, Erwin Wurm, Rem Koolhaas, Konstantin Grcic, Kurt Schwitters, Carl Andre, Peter Eisenman, Isa Genzken, Alexander Calder, Thomas Ruff, Ed Ruscha, Thomas Schütte, Yves Klein, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Dan Graham, and others.> More