Setting Locations, Forming Spaces, Giving Light, Showing True Colours
The interplay of shape, construction, material, color – and emotion: buildings by 4a Architekten
1st edition, 2015
Text English and German
272 pages, 286 color and 62 b/w illustrations and plans
25.5 x 28.5 cm
Stuttgart-based 4a Architekten have gained much recognition especially for their public swimming pools and spas. Yet the firm, established in 1990 by Matthias Burkart, Eberhard Pritzer, Alexander von Salmuth, and Ernst Ulrich Tillmanns, has created also a formidable work of cultural and educational buildings, hotels, and housing. Having built mainly in Germany and Austria in their earlier years, they opened an office also in Moscow in 2008 when they obtained their first commission from Russia.
This new monograph features seventeen realized projects that are exemplary for 4a Architekten’s approach and vision. The selection also reflects the range of building tasks they cover. Richly illustrated with images and plans, the book also demonstrates the development of the firm’s architectural language. The book is completed with a catalog of all their built and unrealized projects.