We are happy to announce that our new book 'Grounds and Envelopes - Reshaping the Built Environment' authored by Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel and Jeffrey P. Turko will be launched in June 2015.
We hope that the book will offer a contribution to improving on our future environment and that it will serve as a source of thought and inspiration.
From the backcover:
With the discipline of architecture at a crossroad and the open question as to how the future built environment shape our world we felt the need to address this question and to provide a source of vision for the revitalisation of ground and envelope as spatial elements that can inform the search for locally specific architectures. The book collects essays and 30 seminal projects that each contributes a particular element to what might constitute an integrated and richly nuanced approach to spatial organisation. With an abundance of built and un-built key projects available, it is now possible to outline the contours of a new discourse. This book initiates a new beginning in this direction so that architecture can partake in the creation of heterogeneous space and culturally, socially and environmentally sustainable built environments.