Domus 962: Min to Max

In December 2011, Ilka & Andreas Ruby organised the "Min to Max" international symposium in Berlin and brought together a group of architects and scholars, who were asked to redefine the meaning of "Minimum Subsistence Dwelling". As guest editors of this issue of Domus, they developed the topic further with some contributors of "Min to Max", as well as a number of new ones...

BKULT

BKULT initiiert Debatten zur Gebauten Umwelt. Dazu stellt die Redaktion im Zweiwochenrhythmus eine Frage, die sich mit den Bedingungen unserer gebauten Umwelt auseinandersetzt, zur Diskussion und lädt Gäste ein, zu dieser Frage pro oder contra Stellung zu nehmen. Darunter sind neben Architekten auch Journalisten, Soziologen, Schriftsteller, Philosophen und Personen des öffentlichen Lebens...

Of People and Houses | Architecture from Styria

The 2008/2009 edition of the Haus of Architecture Graz yearbook is a departure from the traditional architectural yearbook. Editors and curators Ilka and Andreas Ruby created Of People and Houses in the spirit of a time capsule rather than an archival document. A distinctive three-part strategy of interviews, drawings and photographs was used to communicate the eleven architectural projects chosen for inclusion in the yearbook...

EM2N. Both And

A book about everything you ever wanted to know about EM2N, but were afraid to ask: why this office wins so many competitions, why they make this kind of architecture even though they come from Switzerland, what buildings by other architects they enthuse about, where they fail, how their floor plans actually function in detail, why, all the same they continue to build models, and how one can construct cities with buildings…

Pavillion To Go

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007 was designed by Olafur Eliasson and Kjetil Thorsen. Ilka & Andreas Ruby contributed to the public experiment “models are real,” held at the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion on 28.09.2007, with a flip-book that enclosed the routes of motion in the Pavilion structure and allowed people to carry it away in their pockets...

Dominique Perrault. Meta-Buildings

“A meta-building is a structure that exceeds the customary dimensions of a building to encompass a landscape or a city, both physically and conceptually.” This catalogue for the exhibition on Perrault’s work held at the Architecture Center in Vienna shows four current projects at four different locations: the two high-rise towers for Vienna in the Donau-City; the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg; the Ewha Campus Center in Seoul; and the Olympic Tennis Stadium in Madrid...

Groundscapes

Groundscapes explores the "come-back" of the idea of the ground onto the scene of contemporary architecture. When Le Corbusier in 1925 declared buildings should be put on pilotis he de facto turned the ground into the scorched earth of modernism's quest for progress. The ground was seen as an unwanted linkage with the history, place and gravity which modernism wanted to overcome. With the decline of heroic modernism in the late 1960s a new generation of architects eager to discover this forbidden land initiated a reterritorialisation of architecture which continues until today...

R&Sie…architects. Spoiled Climate

Designed by French graphic artists M/M and edited by Andreas Ruby and Benoît Durandin, this book offers an unusal introduction to the work of French Architects François Roche and Stéphanie Lavaux and their office R&Sie...Unlike normal architectural monographs it foregrounds the conceptual resources of the architects. It stands out by a disciplined use of mostly small-size images and almost completely renounces on descriptive project texts. The reader of the book cannot readily consume the work in a merely visual way, but has to work his or her way through its manifold layers to understand it..

The Challenge of Suburbia

In this issue of AD, guest-editors Ilka & Andreas are scanning the latent potential of Suburbia for radical architectural and urbanist proposals. Featuring case-studies and project prototypes from ten different countries, the issue manifests the universal status of suburbia as a global condition while giving emphasis to local specificities...

Hans Scharoun Haus Möller

The reconstruction work completed in 1999 on the Haus Möller by Hans Scharoun, a listed building in Zermützel near Neuruppin in Brandenburg, has given a second life to a rare example of organic architecture in Germany. This book is the first extensive study of this summer house built in 1937/1938 and places it in the context of 20th century architecture and Scharoun's own œvre...

Images. A Picture Book Of Architecture

Today architecture is not only primarily perceived as image, many buildings also look like images themselves. In this large-format volume, hundreds of photographs and illustrations document this major shift from the building as structure to the building as image. This exploration of the use and significance of two-dimensional images in contemporary architecture looks at the works of major designers, showing how certain architectural principles such as color and ornament are becoming again crucial concepts in the contemporary practice of architecture...

Minimal Architecture

What is minimalism in architecture? This trenchant re-examination traces the unfolding of minimalism as one of the dominant design trends today. In a fascinating aesthetic voyage, this book offers perspectives on the directions the movement is taking as it morphs toward the future...

DAIDALOS

In 1999 the Gordon + Breach Publishing Group took over the renowned architectural magazine DAIDALOS and wanted to rejuvenate its agenda and looks. Together with then editor-in-chief Gerrit Confurius, editor Andreas Ruby conceived the programmatic relaunch of the magazine. So far a historically and academically oriented periodical of almost bibliophile reputation, DAIDALOS proceeded to cover the contemporary condition of architecture and its emerging paradigms...