The works presented in this volume by American/German architectural team Barkow Leibinger range from prototypes and installations to buildings such as the recently completed Tour Total, in which form and space evolve by means of the handling of material and new technologies and tools.
In the end Barkow Leibinger are bricoleurs as much as they are engineers… There is always an element of inspired performance in bricolage. And as the greatest philosophers in German aesthetics tell us, such play (Spiel) is also essential to art; it opens up a realm for an imaginative response to any question. In the end, this is what Barkow Leibinger offer us all: Spielraum, room for play, space for invention.
First published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin
- Arch Daily: Architecture as Instrument: The Role of Spielraum in the Work of Barkow Leibinger, February 4, 2015
Hardcover: 426 pages
Publisher: Hatje Cantz (May 26, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 1 x 12 inches