Softcover 208 Pages Images Colour illust., drawings Language German/English Dimensions 21 × 28,5 cm Editor Gert Kähler Publisher Jovis Verlag 2007 ISBN 978-3-936314-47-2
The œuvre of the architect's office gmp von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, foundet by Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg in 1965, ranges from transport buildings, museums and theatres to office and shopping complexes in many national and international locations. However, few people know that the architects have also planned and built more than 20 villas and apartment houses. These individual buildings combine tradition and the modern age using a language of forms and materials primarily related to the genius loci: whether the façade is wood, rendering or glass - each villa blends into the surroundings topography in a unique way. This publication documents outstanding examples of contemporary individual house architecture with photos and plans.
Furthermore, the well-known author Gert Kähler investigates the history of living and living spaces, and - in conversation with the architects - examines their own personal relationship to living, well-being and materiality. Therefore, the book provides abundant inspiration for architects and their clients, as well as for aficionados of good architecture.