Atelier 5 by Friedrich Achleitner

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Atelier 5 by Friedrich Achleitner

8vo. pp. 216. English & German text. b/w illustrations. bibliography. paperback (fine condition). Basel: Birkenhauser, [2000].

ISBN-10: 376436243X / ISBN-13: 9783764362430


Atelier 5 has been operating for more than 40 years and is one of Switzerland's most important architectural offices. Their housing estates and urban projects have gained recognition for the team throughout the world and they count amongst the most significant examples of post-war residential structures. A characteristic of their architecture is that it does not succumb to passing trends but continually seeks to create new prototypes. In their designs, they explore the relationship between form and function, ensuring that social needs and the needs of the occupants are given primary consideration. This Studio Paperback naturally looks at their celebrated housing estates such as Halen and Hamburg Rotherbaum, but it also reviews their entire portfolio - from single family housing to public buildings.