Piet Eckert & Wim Eckert

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Piet Eckert & Wim Eckert

Ed. Piet Eckert, Wim Eckert, graphic design by Hans-Peter Kistler, Ellen Leuenberger, text(s) by Michèle Bianchi, Piet Eckert, Wim Eckert, Tibor Joanelly, Via Lewandowsky, Niklas Maak, Martino Stierli, Frank Weiner


2013. 480 pp., 483 ills.


20.50 x 25.30 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3613-8

This revised and updated edition is a comprehensive monograph on the Swiss architects E2A. Brothers Piet and Wim Eckert see their work as an interpretation of contemporary living conditions. In today’s context, expectations, experiences, and ambitions characterize places and clash with reality. The incompatible becomes the platform of the discipline of architecture, and in the work by the two architects it becomes a prolonged journey of discovery during which associations and relationships are explored and exposed. Here, one experiences a fine line between dream and reality that could be described as systematic incoherence. Thus, rather than designing the perfect machine for an idealized image of society, E2A integrate different and diametrically opposed conditions that were once mutually exclusive. Projects, ideas, essays, and notes supplement building projects and record positions, assessments, and ongoing questions. In this way the reader becomes a witness to an intense debate on the city and its architecture.

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