Herzog & de Meuron / Ai Weiwei: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012

Walther König Verlag, Köln 2012 Foreword and interview by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ai Weiwei, Joseph Rykwert. In 2008, Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei joined forces to design the celebrated Beijing National Stadium… Continue reading

No More Play: Conversations on Urban Speculation in Los Angeles and Beyond

Hatje Cantz Publishers 2011 In No More Play: Conversations on Urban Speculation in Los Angeles and Beyond, American architect Michael Maltzan traces the transformations that have taken place in the city of Los Angeles from the early nineties to the current state of a modern metropolis and its relationship with… Continue reading

Insular Insight – Where Art and Architecture Conspire with Nature

Lars Müller Publishers 2011 The islands of Naoshima, Teshima, and Inujima in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea are places of pilgrimage for friends of contemporary art and architecture. Alongside works in public spaces and site-specific installations, the islands also feature numerous museums and collections of contemporary art. They are home to… Continue reading

Iwan Baan, Around the World

Catalogue for the exhibition in Villa Noailles, Fance For the first time one may follow Iwan Baan, step by step, a nomad on his endless wanderings around the architectural planet and grasp for oneself this new architectural reality. This photographic testimony is presented like a personal diary… Continue reading

MAXXI: Zaha Hadid Architects, Museum of XXI Century Arts

Skira Rizzoli 2010 MAXXI supersedes the notion of the museum as ‘object’ or – presenting a field of buildings accessible to all, with no firm boundary between what is ‘within’ or ‘without.’ Written by Zaha Hadid Architects Text by Joseph Giovannini Photographed by Iwan Baan Pub Date: September… Continue reading

Hamsun, Holl, Hamaroy

Lars Müller Publishers 2010 Steven Holl has set up a documentation centre for the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun (1859 –1952) on Hamarøy, in northern Norway. This unconventional building reflects the author’s no less unusual personality. The centre in the barren landscape of Hamarøy, where Hamsun lived and worked, the silence… Continue reading

Brasilia – Chandigarh: Living With Modernity

In 1960, Brasilia was celebrated as the realization of an urban planning vision based on designs by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. At the same time, the sectoral city of Chandigarh was rising according to plans by Le Corbusier. The “test tube city” arose as an export of modernity from a Western planning… Continue reading


Stimuleringsfonds Voor Architectuur 2007 Erik A. de Jong, Jan Kolen, Jos Bazelmans Perspectief bundelt drie essays die elk de productie van cultuurhistorische kennis in een ander perspectief zetten. De essays zijn in meer of mindere mate bewerkingen van oraties, alle gehouden in 2006. Erik A. de Jong,… Continue reading