What Architects Desire
Publisher: Springer Verlag, ISBN: 9783709103289, Format: Linen over boards, 150x110mm, 400pp
The contribution of the German contribution to the 12th Architecture Biennial in Venice, was a series of drawings by more than 200 architects in response to the idea of “desire”; the question: what are you longing for?
The response drawings are highly individual, diversity becomes programme: both in picture language and in the presentation in terms of content, reactions are quite different.
But there is one thing they all have in common: the burning desire of something concrete. Sometimes it spreads lightning-like on the observer, sometimes time is required for a contemplative involvement with form and content. The architectural sketch, as it may seem, degenerated into a side product of architectural work within the last years, is back!