Three new releases

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.

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DAM Architecture Book Award for Ruby Press

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.

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A conversation between Anri Sala and 51N4E

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.

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Cairo Desert Cities

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 CairoMarc 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.

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Giraffes, Telegraphs, and Hero of Alexandria – Urban Design by Narration

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.

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Fresh off the press: Berlin Transfer – Open Living Structures

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.

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Housing Cairo awarded DAM Architectural Book Award 2016

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.

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Housing Cairo review on

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 have just published a review of the book.

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Award ceremony “Most Beautiful German Books”

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

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Ruby Press Authors featured in MODULØR magazine

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.

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New Year – New Website – New Challenge

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 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...

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