Posted on: 08-05-2019
I still remember the moment I first discovered Lacaton & Vassal’s work. I was flipping through a Spanish architecture magazine, when a photo of their first first project, Maison Latapie, made me gasp. Wow, I thought, this is a house? This can be architecture!? I was shocked, and fascinated. Never before I had seen anything like it: A volume totally enclosed in corrugated fiber cement panels, behind a squiggly filigreed-metal fence. The refusal of any formal expression, a cheap material from a DIY store. And then this ornamental fence, which had obviously been there before! Was this meant as...
Posted on: 18-12-2018
Just in time for Christmas we are happy to announce three new releases: Mirroring Effects. Tales of Territory by Marc Angélil and Cary Siress, Ländliche Verheissung by Mathias Burke, Eleonore Harmel, Leon Jank, and Sabeth Kerkhoff, and Addis Ababa. A Manifesto on African Progress by Dirk E. Hebel, Felix Heisel, Marta H. Wisniewska, Sophie Nash.
Posted on: 27-11-2018
The exhibition was curated by Ilka & andreas Ruby and swiss architects EM2N. It was shown at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein and the CID Grand Hornu in Belgium before. For the Grassi Museum also 10 housing projects from Leipzig were included.
Opening: Wednesday November 28th, 7 pm
Exhibition: 29 Nov 2018 – 17 March 2019
Grassi Museum of Applied Art, Johannisplatz 5-11, 04103 Leipzig
Posted on: 05-10-2018
Our publication 51N4E Skanderbeg Square Tirana won the International DAM Architecture Book Award 2018 and The Atlas of the Copenhagens got shortlisted.
The prize, that was awarded the 10th time, honors the best architectural books in a year based on criteria such as design, content, quality of material and finishing, innovation, and topicality. This year there were 238 entries from 96 architectural and art book publishers from all over the world out of which ten books got awarded and another ten got shortlisted.
Book launch and discussion: Das Kotti-Prinzip. Urbane Komplizenschaften zwischen Räumen, Menschen, Zeit, Wissen und Dingen
Posted on: 29-06-2018
Please join us for a discussion with editors Christine Bock, Ulrich Pappenberger and Jörg Stollmann and authors Nishat Awan, Ulrike Hamann & Sandy Kaltenborn, Yamil Hasbun Chavarría, moderated by Mathias Heyden.
Wednesday July 4th, 20:30-22:30, Pro qm book store, Almstadtstraße 48-50, 10119 Berlin (in English).
Posted on: 27-06-2018
Ruby Press, Esther Schipper Gallery, and Vice Versa Artbooks invite you to the launch of SKANDERBEG SQUARE. The transformation of the square in Tirana is the result of a collaboration between Belgian architecture office 51N4E, Albanian artist Anri Sala, Belgian environmental designers Plant en Houtgoed, and Albanian company for project implementation iRI.
Join the conversation between Anri Sala and Freek Persyn from 51N4E: Thursday, June 28th, 6-8 pm at gallery Esther Schipper, Potsdamer Str. 81E, Berlin.
Posted on: 21-06-2018
Skanderbeg Square in Tirana, Albania, has won the European Prize for Urban Public Space, a biennial competition honoring projects that create, recover, and improve plazas and squares in European cities. The project was selected from among 279 candidates in 32 countries.
Posted on: 02-03-2018
We are happy to publish the second book on housing in and around Africa's biggest cities Cairo. With Cairo Desert Cities the editors of the award winning publication Housing Cairo, Marc Angélil and Charlotte Malterre Barthes, in collaboration with Something Fantastic and Cluster, this time focus on the new towns, that were developed in the desert around Cairo since the 1950s, many of them never completed.
We are happy that the authors of our first "Architecture Monogram" issue, Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Vaerenbergh, founder of Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, were awarded the Flemish Culture Prize in the category Architecture/Design. Congrats!
Posted on: 06-07-2017
We’re happy to announce the opening of the exhibition Together! The New Architecture of the Collective at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein! A major project nearly two years in the making, this ambitious exhibition curated by Ilka & Andreas Ruby together with EM2N aims to provide a comprehensive cross-section of a silent revolution in architecture: the return of the collective.
Posted on: 16-05-2017
As part of the Copenhagen Architecture Festival 2017, the exhibition Never Demolish presented the spectacular transformation of 530 dwellings across three high-rise buildings of the Cité du Grand Parc in Bordeaux, France designed by the architectural offices of Lacaton & Vassal, Frédéric Druot and Christophe Hutin. The exhibition was staged at two different sites, the gallery SPACE10 in Copenhagen and the Gellerup Museum in Aarhus.
Posted on: 14-03-2017
We’re delighted to follow up our previous post to announce that the National Urban Design Awards 2017 took place in central London on March 2 where it was announced that the winner of Book Award category was Ruby Press for Housing Cairo: The Informal Response.
Posted on: 27-02-2017
We are very happy to announce that Housing Cairo: The Informal Response by Marc Angélil and Charlotte Malterre-Barthes in collaboration with Something Fantastic and CLUSTER has been shortlisted for the Book Award at the 2017 National Urban Design Awards.
Posted on: 16-01-2017
On the occasion of our latest publication Infrastructure Space we invite you to join us for lectures and discussion, drinks and snacks. Friday Jan 20th, 6:30 pm at ANCB, Christinenstr. 18-19, Berlin.
Posted on: 20-12-2016
Another big box arrived at our office, inside: Giraffes, Telegraphs, and Hero of Alexandria – Urban Design by Narration , edited by Sabine Müller and Andreas Quednau from Berlin office SMAQ. With a poster showing a selection of the beautiful playful pneumatic inventions of Hero of Alexandria, Greek mathematician and engineer born in 10AD.
Posted on: 14-12-2016
The third volume of the series revisits the ideas of the Polish architect Oskar Hansen (1922-2005) on “open forms,” or architectural forms that allow for completion through the user. Editors Rainer Hehl and Ludwig Engel this time look at Japan and ask what lessons the performative dimension of architecture prevalent in traditional and contemporary japanese architecture have for the modern Western architect?
Check out Open Living Structures at our web shop.
Posted on: 19-10-2016
This year is a good one for Ruby Press. First our Architecture Reading Aid Ahmedabad was awarded one of the most beautiful books in Germany by the Stiftung Buchkunst, and now Housing Cairo: The Informal Response, has been selected as one of ten books to receive the Architectural Book Award 2016.
Posted on: 13-10-2016
Early this year Ruby Press published Housing Cairo: The Informal Response by Marc Angélil and Charlotte Malterre- Barthes in collaboration with Something Fantastic and CLUSTER, which explores the architecture of informality in the Egyptian capital. Since it was published, research from the book has been shown at Arc En Rêve-Centre d’Architecture in Bordeaux and the Venice Architecture Biennale. Now seems a fitting time then to reflect upon Housing Cairo and its investigations and world-architects.com have just published a review of the book.
Posted on: 22-09-2016
Sep 8th 2016, Frankfurt Main. RUBY PRESS were at Die Schönesten Deutschen Bücher (Most Beautiful German Book) awards 2016, having been nominated for our Architecture Reading Aid Ahmedabad.
The jury, which included publishers, production experts, designers and academics from the likes of Hatje Cantz, Gestalten, and Kohlibri, said of the book in their report, “This small, soft cover, perfect for your back pocket, has no fear of crumpled corners […] Masterpieces of modern architecture by Corbusier or Doshi are on an equal footing with temporary installations such as street temples and
Posted on: 18-08-2016
Has watching the Olympics made you curious about Brazil and its architecture? Then be sure to check out the interview with longtime Ruby Press collaborators Marc Angélil and Rainer Hehl in the newest issue of the Swiss architecture magazine MODULØR.
Posted on: 27-04-2016
Communal living isn’t just something for punks and hippies anymore. That's the idea behind an upcoming exhibition, that we are curating together with EM2N at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, due to open in June 2017. We'd like your suggestions about exciting collective housing projects from the last few (and coming) years! With the chance to win a free copy of the exhibition catalog, too.
Posted on: 25-01-2016
Dear friends, happy new year! And welcome to our new Ruby Press website, which brings together the publications and other Ruby–activities like curating exhibitions, writing, giving lectures etc. – basically the stuff you would have found on our textbild.com website, if we would have updated it more often. In addition to the projects and webshop section you now also find a blog where we will post all the things we find interesting. Please subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated with what we are doing.
Since January 2016 Andreas Ruby is director of the Swiss Architecture Museum S AM...