This book presents thirty-two leading German architectural practices and their signature projects. Whether in the areas of housing, commercial, administrative, and public architecture or in the renovation and revitalization of existing buildings, all have one thing in common: the architects are concerned with sustainable design and reject short-lived trends. This policy manifests itself in minimalistic architecture as well as in the combination of tradition and modernity. The focus is always on a holistic solution that gives expression to an individual attitude to life. To these ends, the respective needs, passions, dreams, and desires of the clients are brought into unity with the specific location and surrounding environment, as well as the climatic and socio-cultural conditions.
About the Author
Ralf Daab has been in book publishing for 25 years, with Taschen, Koenemann and teNeues where he developed a new book programme and established a worldwide distribution network. With this experience he started his own label daab and published over 200 books on art, architecture, design, photography and fashion. He is the founder of Cologne Catwalk and Cologne Fashion Days. More recently Ralf Daab launched HIGH ON..., a new imprint for innovative art and design books. In Spring 2017 he had his first exhibition of his own photographic artwork at The New Yorker Hotel in Cologne.