Johan Celsing

Johan Celsing

Buildings, Texts

Work and philosophy of one of Scandinavia's most renowned contemporary architects


  • August 2021   approx. CHF 85.00 | eur 77.00


Title Information

Edited by Pamela Johnson and Johan Celsing. With contributions by Claes Caldenby, Johan Celsing, Elizabeth Hatz, Katarina Rundgren and Wilfried Wang. Photographs by Ioana Marinescu

1st edition

, 2021


approx. 448 pages, approx. 600 color and 170 b/w illustrations


20 x 27.5 cm

ISBN 978-3-03860-170-8


One of Sweden’s most renowned contemporary architects, Johan Celsing has created a diverse body of work, from housing to public institutions, including museums, libraries, and churches. All of Celsing’s work is united by an intense and realistic engagement with the craft of building. Johan Celsing: Buildings, Texts is the first book to date to comprehensively collect Celsing’s designs. It features both built and unrealized projects through working drawings and sketches, watercolors, models, and new photographs by London-based photographer Ioana Marinescu. In addition to more than seven hundred illustrations, the buildings are discussed in essays by architects, educators, and critics, including Wilfried Wang, Claes Caldenby, Katarina Rundgren, and Elisabeth Hatz. The book is rounded out by a selection of Celsing’s own writings.


Pamela Johnston is a London-based editor who works with architects and architectural schools and institutions around the world.

Johan Celsing is an architect with a studio in Stockholm and a branch office in Malmö. He is professor of architecture at Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Authors & Editors