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Atelier Bow-Wow.

Atelier Bow-Wow

Atelier Bow-Wow

Laurent Stalder, Cornelia Escher, Megumi Komura, ETH Zürich; Meruro Washida, Kanazawa

Cornel Windlin, Berlin / Zürich, in collaboration with Bruno Margreth, Zürich

Lena Amuat, Berlin / Zürich

Printmanagement Plitt, Oberhausen

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln



A large-format catalogue with a softcover and dust jacket was published to accompany an exhibition in Zurich by the two Japanese architects who founded the architectural office Atelier Bow-Wow. Their projects are presented in chronological order, most typically accompanied by one large photo and a drawing (at times on fold-out pages). Also in chronological order are two- to four-page chapters on the theoretical concepts that were important to Atelier Bow-Wow at specific times. These chapters consist of essays running across the pages in a wide column and large type, accompanied by a wide variety of textual and pictorial references as well as links to the projects and to other concepts. At the very back there is a picture section with new photos of the buildings - in their present-day surroundings and at times with their inhabitants - arranged in an irregular layout with plenty of white space. The generous presentation makes the complex work very accessible. The content and design of the various components interact optimally and everything is relaxed, warm and entertaining.


Videos: Körner Union & Maximage, Lausanne / Zürich
Jury reviews: Tan Wälchli, Berlin/Zürich