A richly illustrated, extensive retrospective of Atelier projects from 2002 to 2010 is interwoven with sections describing how the internationally active scenographers from Stuttgart actually go about their work.
Trespass examines the rise and global reach of graffiti and urban art, tracing key figures, events and movements of self-expression in the city’s social space, and the history of urban reclamation, protest, and illicit performance.
Beginning with inflated bubbles and interactive installations in the 1960s, the group, consisting of the architects Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky and Michael Holzer, began to create harsh interventions in the urban context under the headline “architecture must burn.”
The premise of the book is that an ecological approach is urgently needed both as a remedial device for the contemporary city and as an organizing principle for new cities.
After the publication of “You Can Be Young and an Architect” telling about the 5 first years of the agency, LAN Architecture invites you to discover “Welcome to Saint Mesmes”, a book about the complete construction process of the Marchesini French headquarters in Saint-Mesmes, France.
“This account reveals which is never mentioned in books on architecture: the errors to avoid, and a few handy hints to young architects who, like us, have decided to launch themselves into the grownup world of architecture. It is a sort of illustrated diary detailing the various episodes of our journey as well as those of certain agencies who have accompanied us. It reveals to what point the profession, its tools and technologies are undergoing change, and explains the vital role played by communication in the growth of an agency…”