21 x 27.5 cm
English/German or English/German/French
PORTFOLIO presents carefully selected, innovative, national, and international architects along with their ideas and their constructed designs. The collection is not meant to embrace the creator’s whole life’s work, but it should present the general theoretical orientation of the architecture as well as the characteristic architectural statements, namely style, art of detail, choice of material, etc. This implies that architectural currents do not determine the collection: by presenting different positions we hope to reflect the diversity at large in international architectural discussions.
The similarity to an architecture magazine is deliberate: a clear visual design shapes the bilingual volumes of the collection, attracting not only professionals and journalists but also laymen, students, architects in training—all those who show interest for the actors of contemporary architecture and for their work. The PORTFOLIO collection has been conceived as a long-term project, so as to guarantee that each volume be available to the press and to the customers over a long period of time, thereby allowing the character of the collection to have a repercussion on each title.