Collective Processes: Counterpractices in European Architecture (Birkhäuser, 2022) by Natalie Doant-Cattin debates new ideas of architectural practice. The collectives represented are: (ab)Normal, A-A Collective, Assemble, baukuh, CNCRT, Colectivo Warehouse, Collectif Etc, constructLab, false mirror office, Fosbury Architecture, la-clique, Lacol, n’UNDO, orizzontale, raumlabor, X=(T=E=N), and Zuloark.
Although the hierarchically organized office, with its claim to individual authorship, still dominates the architectural landscape, horizontally organized collectives with alternative approaches to planning and thinking about architecture are increasingly emerging.
In this insightful survey of renowned European collectives in architecture, Donat-Cattin provides an introduction and overview of the range of their working methods, forms of organization, goals, and projects. A roundtable discussion offered the participating collectives and opportunity to discuss their particular experiences and to debate larger questions of changing the architectural process and the approach to the discipline itself.
– Natalie Doant-Cattin, Collective Processes: Counterpractices in European Architecture (Birkhäuser, 2022), book description
The text is in English. The book is illustrated with colour photos and architectural drawings.