Ready for Take-Off

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Anna Hesse, Peter Cachola Schmal
Distributed Art Pub Incorporated, 2008 - Architecture - 206 pages
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An increasing number of young German architects are taking off--becoming key players in global architecture. The firms selected for this publication, Architekturburo Deutschland, Barkow Leibinger Architekten, Behnisch Architekten, BeL, Carsten Roth Architekt, Gerber Architekten, Gewers Kuhn und Kuhn Architekten, Ingenhoven Architekten, J. MAYER H., Kirsten Schemel Architekten, KSP Engel und Zimmermann Architekten, KSV Kruger Schuberth Vandreike, Pysall Ruge Architekten, sauerbruch hutton, Staab Architekten and Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch, are all currently working on their first large projects outside of Germany. These firms have in common the ability to innovate, to integrate designs into existing urban contexts and to maintain exacting technical standards--crucial skills for winning highly competitive competitions and contracts. In this volume, each firm, along with its engineering partner, presents a current commission from outside of Germany in addition to a finished building in Germany, providing an in-depth look at its development.

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PETER CACHOLA SCHMAL, an architect, is the director of DAM (Deutsches Architekture Museum) in Frankfurt, Germany.

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