Bearth & Deplazes: Konstrukte/Constructs (ed. Heinz Wirz, Quart Verlag, 2005) presents works and projects by the Swiss architectural firm. Introduction by Ákos Moravánszky.
This work presents a collection of the buildings and some competition projects designed by Bearth and Deplazes since 1989. The documentation was put together over a period of three years, a time in which many new and amazing projects were being completed. After intensive talks with the architects Ákos Moravánszky and Lars Müller, a concept for a book, in octavo format, emerged. The buildings and projects are divided into five theme groups, each introduced with a sensitive essay by Ákos Moravánszky. A chronological treatment of the works of Valentin Bearth, Andrea Deplazes and Daniel Ladner seems in the first instance not relevant. All their projects are in any case unorthodox; they follow neither a particular canon of forms, nor do they share stylistic features. In each project the architects, influenced and steered by their own interests and cognitive capabilities, seek the specific solution tathatht can be developed from the mood of the location, the topographical anatomy, the programme, the ideas of the client, the building regulations and the options available in construction.
– Bearth & Deplazes: Konstrukte/Constructs (ed. Heinz Wirz, Quart Verlag, 2005), Foreword, p. 15
The text is in German and English. The book is richly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
The copy in our stock is in very good condition. The pages are clean; the binding is intact; the covers are neat.