HOME AT ARSENALE: A curated library addressing the notions of home and dwelling

curators: Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič





“We are kindly inviting you to share your experience and expertise from ‘your fronts’ in order to build the curated library of collective knowledge. We are inviting you among other architects, artists, critics and curators from various backgrounds to contribute to the library with your personal selection of 10-20 books addressing the notions of home and dwelling ranging from the historical to contemporary discussions on the topics of home and dwelling; from ‘your front’ – from your country, your region, your city or your specific field of expertise; from you as the author, editor or mentor to highlight your knowledge and research on the topics of home and dwelling.” 


Stephen Bates, UK  /  Matija Bevk, Vasa J. Perović, SLO  /  Tatiana Bilbao, MEX  /  Jan Boelen, BEL  /  Dominique Boudet, FRA  /  Arno Brandlhuber, GER  /  Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič, SLO  /  Sofia von Ellrichshausen, CHL  /  Jesko Fezer, GER  /  Konstantin Grcic, GER  /  Juan Herreros, SPA  /  Tomaž Krištof, SLO  /  Jan Liesegang, GER  /  Hrvoje Njirić, CRO  /  Michael Obrist, AUT  /  Rok Oman, Špela Videčnik, SLO  /  Marjetica Potrč, SLO  /  Christian and Pascale Pottgiesser, FRA  /  Alice Rawsthorn, UK  /  Emmanuel Rubio, FRA  /  Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga, SLO  /  Irénée Scalbert, FRA  /  Brett Steele, UK  /  Yui Tezuka, Takaharu Tezuka, JPN  /  TYIN tegnestue, NOR  /  Aleš Vodopivec, SLO  /  Maruša Zorec, SLO



Stephen Bates / SERGISON BATES architects / UK

Stephen Bates was born in 1964 and is a founding partner of Sergison Bates architects. Established in 1996, the practice was awarded the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal and the Erich Schelling Medal for Architecture in 2006. Many of their projects have received awards and their work has been exhibited at a number of international venues, including the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008 and 2012. Together with Jonathan Sergison, Stephen Bates has taught at a number of schools of architecture, including the Architectural Association in London; ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne, the Oslo School of Architecture and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is currently Professor of Urbanism and Housing at TU München. Through the development of numerous projects in practice and his teaching role, he has explored the practical and theoretical aspects of city-making and domesticity and written extensively on the issues raised by the relationship between the two scales. 


  1. Papers 2, Sergison Bates architects, 2008
  2. Papers 3, Sergison Bates architects, 2016
  3. Feeling at Home, Sergison Bates architects, 2012
  4. Buildings, Sergison Bates architects, 2012
  5. Life in the English Country House, Mark Girouard, 1978 
  6. Without Rhetoric, Alison and Peter Smithson, 1974 
  7. The English House, Herman Muthesius, 2002
  8. Home: A short History of an Idea, Witold Rybczynski, 1987
  9. The Perfect House, Witold Rybczynski, 2002
  10. Species of spaces and other places (Espèces d’espaces), Georges Perec, 1974
  11. Rock my Religion, Dan Graham, 1994
  12. Thinking architecture, Peter Zumthor, 2010
  13. The house and the City Roger Diener, Martin Steinmann, 1995
  14. A Pattern Language Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, 1977
  15. Josef Frank: Writings (v. I, II), Josef Frank, 2013 




Matija Bevk, Vasa J. Perović / BEVK PEROVIĆ architects / Slovenia

Bevk Perović architects was founded by Matija Bevk and Vasa Perović in 1997. The office is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and is working on diverse range of projects, in different European countries. It is run by Matija Bevk, b. 1972, (School of Architecture, University of Ljubljana) and Vasa J. Perovic, b. 1965, (School of Architecture, University of Belgrade, Berlage Institute, Amsterdam). Their work includes variety of projects in different scales – large housing projects, both social and commercial, public buildings, university buildings, museums, congress facilities as well as individual houses. For their work, the office has been awarded numerous national and international prizes - European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award in 2007, Kunstpreis Berlin in 2006, Piranesi Award in 2005, etc. While most of the work of Bevk Perovic arhitekti is carried out in Slovenia, in recent years they work internationally. They exhibit their work extensively, and recent solo exhibitions of their work have been organized in Kunstverein Bielefeld, Germany, Museum for Applied Arts, Belgrade, Serbia, Fragner Gallery, Prague, Czech republic and COAC Girona, Spain. The work of the office has been published extensively in international publications. Their work has been published in monographic issues of El Croquis and A+U magazine. Both Matija and Vasa lecture and teach internationally, and Vasa holds a professorship at Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana. 


  1. The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard, 1958
  2. Mythologies, Roland Barthes, 1957-2013
  3. Design Metaphors, Ettore Sottsass, edited by Barbara Radice, 1987
  4. Domestic Animals, Andrea Branzi, 1987 
  5. Exit Utopia, Martin van Schaik, Otakar Máčel, 2005
  6. From a House of the Future to a House of Today, Alison and Peter Smithson - Max Risselada, Dirk van den Heuvel, 2004
  7. Kazuo Shinohara, Irmtraud Schaarschmidt-Richter, 1994
  8. Juliaan Lampens 1950-1991 Juliaan Lampens, Gerard Vandenhaute, Paul Vermeulen, 1991
  9. Aris Konstantinidis Projects + Buildings Aris Konstantinidis, 1981
  10. Two Houses on Majorca: v. III, Jørn Utzon, Richard Weston, Torsten Bløndal, 2004
  11. Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect Janne Ahlin, 1987
  12. Gunnar Asplund Peter Blundell Jones, 2006
  13. Jože Plečnik, Architectura Perennis, Napori Jože Plečnik, Andrej Hrausky, 1993
  14. A+U 516, Bevk Perovic arhitekti, Yoco Fukuda Noennig, 2013 




Tatiana Bilbao, TATIANA BILBAO ESTUDIO, architect / Mexico

Tatiana Bilbao, Mexico City 1972. The work of Tatiana Bilbao tries to understand, through the multicultural and multidisciplinary office she has, the place that surrounds us to translate its rigid codes into architecture trying to regenerates spaces to humanise them as a reaction to global capitalism, opening up niches for cultural and economic development. Her work includes a Botanical Garden, a master plan and open chapel for a Pilgrimage Route, a Biotechnological Center for a Tech Institution, a house that is built with 8,000 USD, and a Funeral Home. Tatiana was the recipient of Kunstpries Berlin in 2012, Global Award for Sustainable Architecture Prize in 2014 and named as Emerging Voice by the Architecture League of NY in 2009. Her work is part of the collection of the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, France, The Heinz Architectural Center Carnegie Museum of Art and visiting professor at Yale School of Architecture, and has been published in A+U, Domus and The New York Times, among others. 


  1. Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling, Barry Bergdoll, Peter Christensen, 2008 
  2. Time Builds (¡El Tiempo Construye!) Equipo Arquitectura, 2008 
  3. Casas en hilera. Casas geminadas, Gûnter Pfeifer, Per Brauneck, 2009 
  4. Modern Architecture in Latin America, Luis E. Carranza, Fernando Luiz Lara 2014 
  5. Arquitectura en México 1900- 2010, Fernanda Canales, 2013 
  6. Mario Pani - La Construcción de la modernidad, Miquel Adriá, 2005 
  7. Oscar Hagerman: Arquitectura y Diseño, Oscar Hagerman 2014 
  8. USFDF, Tácticas de apropiación Unidad Santa Fe, Luque Onnis, 2013
  9. Vivienda Unifamiliar Regional 32 propuestas arquitectónicas, INFONAVIT, 2015 
  10. Suburbia Mexicana: Fragmented Cities, Alejandro Cartagena, 2006-2009
  11. Ruta del Peregrino a photographic essay by Iwan Baan Italy: Creative Industries initiatives Basel CIB, Iwan Baan, 2012 
  12. Tatiana Bilbao Collaborations, Tatiana Bilbao, 2015 




Jan Boelen / Z33, curator / Belgium

Jan Boelen born in 1967 in Genk, graduated as a product designer at the Media and Design Academy (KHLim), now the LUCA, Campus C-mine, in Genk (B). He currently holds the position of artistic di- rector of Z33, house for contemporary art in Hasselt (B) and is Head of the Masters Department Social Design at the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL). Commissioned by the Permanent Deputation of the Province of Limburg, Jan Boelen reformed the Provincial Centre for the Visual Arts into Z33, a house for contemporary art. Since 2002, Z33 has been fashioning projects and exhibitions that encourage the visitor to look at everyday matters in a novel manner. It is a unique laboratory and a meeting place for experiment and innova- tion where one can discover cutting-edge exhibitions with contemporary art and design. Z33 does not have its own collection of works, but accommodates exhibition shows continuously. In his curatorial work, Jan Boelen has collaborated with Raf Simons, Studio Makkink Bey, John Körmeling, Thomas Lommée, Dunne & Raby, Marti Quixé, Aldo Bakker, Konstantin Grcic, Joseph Grima.


  1. SQM: The Quanti ed Home Joseph Grima, Andrea Bagnato, Tamar Shafrir, 2015
  2. Derek Jarman’s Garden, Derek Jarman, 1995 
  3. Architecture without Architects, Bernnard Rudofsky, 1964 
  4. The Whole Earth Catalogue, Stewart Brand, 1968 - 1994
  5. How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built, Stewart Brand, 1994
  6. A Pattern Language Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, 1977 
  7. Schöner Wohnen, Moritz Kung 
  8. Living in motion, Robert Kronenburg, Stephanie Bunn, 2013 
  9. La vie mode d’emploi, George Perec, 1978
  10. The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard, 1958 




Dominique Boudet /architecture critic / France

Dominique Boudet a journalist, has spent a large part of his career at the Groupe Moniteur, a leading European publishing company in the eld of construction and architecture, where he was editorial director. He was as well director and editor-in-chief of the monthly architecture journal AMC. He was behind the creation of the major french architecture prizes, « l’Equerre d’Argent » and the « Prix de la Première Œuvre ». Today he is an independent critic and a regular contributor to several European reviews d’Architectures in France, de Architect in Hollande, Architektur Aktuell in Austria, Oris in Croatia. He was curator of «Double or Nothing» the first comprehensive exhibition of the works of the Belgium team 51N4E, exhibi- tion shown in Brussels (BOZAR), London (AA School) and Ljubljana (National Museum for Architecture and Design). He has recently published a monography on the work of the French architect office Ibos - Vitart. 


  1. Geschichte des Wohnens, Jürgen Reulecke, 1997
  2. Recueil de plans d’habitation, Birkhäuser, 2007
  3. Density, A+T, 2007
  4. Housing+, Ulrike Wietzurrek, 2014
  5. Drei Häuser Sergison Beates von Ballmoss-Krucker, Werner Neuwirth, 2014
  6. Residential Masterpieces 02: Luis Barragan - Barragan House, Yoshio Futagawa, 2009 
  7. The architecture of Lina Bo Bardi, Olivia de Oliveira, 2006
  8. Casas-Houses, José Antonio Coderch, 1978 
  9. Marianne Burkhalter and Christian Sumi Eugene Asse (ed.), 1999 
  10. Louis I.Kahn Houses 1940-1974, Yukaka Saito, Toto, 2004 
  11. Lacaton et Vassal, Ilka and Andreas Ruby, 2007 
  12. Richard Neutra and the search for modern architecture, Thomas S. Hines, 1982 
  13. Behaviorology Atelier, Bow-Wow, 2008 
  14. Living OMA, Rem Koolhass, 2008 
  15. Architecture and the City, Jean-Marc Ibos Myrto Vitart, 2011 
  16. Office, Guangxi Normal, University Press, 2014 
  17. Knapkiewicz & Fickert. Housing, Axel Simon (ed.), 2013 




Arno Brandlhuber / BRANDLHUBER+, architect / Germany


Arno Brandlhuber was born in 1964 in Wasserlos, Germany. Since more than a decade Brandlhuber’s cultural practice reaches beyond architecture and urbanism in order to politicise issues of private and collective property, sustainable economy and social cooperation. Amongst his better known buildings are the Neanderthal Museum (Düsseldorf / Mettmann 1996), the Haus Brunnenstrasse 9 (Berlin 2009) and the Antivilla (Krampnitz 2015). He is the founder of brandlhuber+ in Berlin (since 2006). Since 2003 he holds the chair of architecture and urban research at the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg and is directing the nomadic masters program a42.org. He is co-founder of the public seminar Akademie c/o, currently researching on the spatial production of the Berlin Republic. 


  1. Pratique du Voile de Béton en Autoconstruction, Joël Unal, 1981 
  2. Stadt und Utopie. Modelle idealer Gemeinschaften, Lucie Schauer, 1982 
  3. Städte im Wandel Hans-Jochen, Vogel, 1971 
  4. The City in the City. Berlin: A Green Archipelago, Oswald Mathias Ungers and Rem Koolhaas with Vv. Aa., 2013 
  5. Das Berliner Mietshaus, Bd. 1 – 3, Jonas Geist, Klaus Kürvers, 1980-1989 
  6. Werner Düttmann. Verliebt ins Bauen. Architekt für Berlin 1921-1983, Haila Ochs, 1990 
  7. Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Wihtout Work, Nick Srnicek, Alex Williams, 2016
  8. Reduce / Reuse / Recycle. Architecture as Resource, Muck Petzet, Florian Heilmeyer, 2012 
  9. What Happened? 80*81, Georg Diez, Christopher Roth, 2016 
  10. Akzeleration, Armen Avanessian, 2013 
  11. Akzeleration#2, Armen Avanessian, Robin Mackay, 2014
  12. Carlo Mollino. Maniera moderna, Chris Dercon, 2011
  13. Wohnkomplex. Warum wir andere Häuser brauchen, Niklas Maak, 2014 
  14. Brandlhuber+. Von der Stadt der Teile zur Stadt der Teilhabe. Berliner Projekte, Marius Babias, 2013 
  15. The Dialogic City – Berlin wird Berlin, Arno Brandlhuber, Florian Hertweck, Thomas Mayfried, 2015 
  16. ARCH+ Legislating Architecture, Nikolaus Kuhnert, Anh-Linh Ngo, 2016 
  17. Legislating Architecture, Schweiz, Arno Brandlhuber, Christopher Roth, Antonia Steger, 2016 
  18. Antivilla, Erica Overmeer, 2015 
  19. VRM Rocha, Erica Overmeer, 2016
  20. San Gimignano, Lichtenberg, Erica Overmeer, 2016 




Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič / DEKLEVA GREGORIČ architects /Slovenia

Dekleva Gregorič architects is an architectural practice founded by Aljoša Dekleva and Tina Gregorič in 2003 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Their work focuses on domestic typologies, public structures and urban strategies using an approach of ‘research by design’ and ‘design by research’. Tina and Aljoša both graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana and received Master in Architecture with Distinction at the Architectural Association (AA), London (2002). The practice has received many international and national awards; among others, WALLPAPER* Award for Best breakthrough designers (2005), several nominations for the Mies van der Rohe Award (2009, 2013, 2015), WAN House of the Year 2015 Award and commendation in the AR House Award 2015. Their work has been pub- published in Detail, Domus, A+U, L’Architecture d’aujourd’hui, Monocle and Architectural Review, among others. They are co-authors of the book Negotiate my boundary!, by AA Publications and Birkhauser. Recently they initiated and led a participatory design research project on nanotourism, awarded at BIO50 (Biennial of Design, Ljubljana, 2014). They both lecture and exhibit internationally. Aljoša is Programme Director of AA Visiting School Slovenia, and was in 2014 Guest Professor of Architecture at UdeM, Montreal, Canada. Tina is Professor of Architecture at TU Wien, Austria. 


  1. Community And Privacy, Serge Chermaye and Christopher Alexander, 1965
  2. Design For The Real World, Victor Papanek, 1972
  3. Changing The Art Of Inhabitation, Alison and Peter Smithson, 1994
  4. Spazio abitabile 1968-1996, Bruno Munari, 1996 
  5. The Good Life, Iñaki Ábalos, 2001 
  6. Autoprogettazione, Enzo Mari, 2002 
  7. Dwellings, Paul Oliver, 2003 
  8. Houses, Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa, SANAA, 2007 
  9. The Architecture Of Happiness, Alain de Botton, 2008 
  10. The Forces In Architecture, Alejandro Aravena, 2011 
  11. 10 Stories Of Collective Housing, a+t research group, 2013 
  12. Family Planning - Harvard Design Magazine, no. 41, Vv. Aa., 2015 
  13. Living Complex: From Zombie City to the New Communal, Niklas Maak, 2015 
  14. Afordable Living, Klaus Dömer, Hans Drexler, Joachim Schultz-Granberg (eds.), 2015 
  15. Družina, Stanovanje in Naselje, France Ivanšek, 1961 
  16. Negotiate My Boundary!, [+ RAMTV ]: Aljosa Dekleva, Manuela Gatto, Tina Gregoric, Robert Sedlak, Vasili Stroumpakos, 2002 
  17. Home by Dekleva Gregorič architects, 2016 




Sofia von Ellrichshausen, Mauricio Pezo / PEZO VON ELLRICHSHAUSEN, artists and architects / Chile


PEZO VON ELLRICHSHAUSEN is an art and architecture studio established in Concepcion, Chile, in 2002 by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen. Pezo completed a Master in Architecture at the Universidad Catolica de Chile and a degree in Architecture at the Universidad del Bio-Bio. He has been awarded the Young Architect Prize by the Chilean Architects Association and the Municipal Art Prize by the Concepcion City Hall (2013). Von Ellrichshausen holds a degree in Architecture from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (2002) where she was distinguished with the FADU-UBA Honors Diploma. Pezo and von Ellrichshausen have been the curators of the Chilean Pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale. They teach regularly in Chile and have been Visiting Professors at The University of Texas and at Cornell University. Their work has been distinguished with the MCHAP Emerge Prize by the IIT in 2014, the Rice Design Alliance Prize in 2012, the V Iberoamerican Architecture Biennial Award in 2006 and the XV Chilean Architecture Biennial Award in 2006. The work of the studio has been edited in monographic issues of A+U (2013), 2G (2012) and ARQ (2007) and exhibited at the International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia (2010), at the Royal Academy of Arts (London, 2014) and as part of the Permanent Collection at the MoMA (New York, 2014). 


  1. Architecture without architects, Bernard Rudofsky, 1964
  2. The houses of Philip Johnson, Stover Jenkins and David Mohney, 2001 
  3. Alison and Peter Smithson, Dirk van der Heuven and Max Risselada, 2004 
  4. Home: A Short History of an Idea, Witold Rybczynski, 1986
  5. The Good Life, Inaki Abalos, 2001 
  6. The Villa: Form and Ideology of Country Houses, James S. Ackerman, 1993 
  7. On Adam’s House in Paradise, Joseph Rykwert, 1981 
  8. Inside Houses, Martin Rosswog, 2001
  9. The Place of Houses, Charles Moore, Gerald Allen and Donlyn Lyndon, 1974
  10. Seven Books of Architecture, Sebastiano Serlio, 2005 
  11. LIVING, Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, 2012 




Jesko Fezer / IFAU und JESKO FEZER, architect / Germany


 Jesko Fezer, designer and author, is Professor for Experimental Design at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg. He carries out architectural projects in co-operation with ifau, is co-founder of the bookstore Pro qm, and is part of the exhibition design studio Kooperative für Darstellungspolitik. 


  1. Ö entliche Gestaltungsberatung - Public Design Support 2011-2016, Jesko Fezer & Studio Experimentelles Design, 2016 
  2. Hier entsteht - Strategien partizipativer Architektur und räumlicher Aneignung, Jesko Fezer, Mathias Heyden, 2004
  3. Lucius Burckhardt Writings. Rethinking Man-made Environments, Jesko Fezer, Martin Schmitz, 2012
  4. Civic City Cahier 6: Design In & Against the Neoliberal City, Jesko Fezer, 2013
  5. Friedrich Engels: Zur Wohnungsfrage, Jesko Fezer, Christian Hiller, Nikolaus Hirsch, Wilfried Kuehn, Hila Peleg, 2015 
  6. Tools for Conviviality, Ivan Illich, 2015 
  7. The Production of Space, Henri Lefebvre, 1974
  8. After the Planners, Robert Goodman, 1971
  9. Adhocism, Charles Jencks, Nathan Silver, 1973
  10. Mietenwahnsinn: Warum Wohnen immer teurer wird und wer davon profitiert, Andrej Holm, 2014
  11. Housing by People, John Turner, 1976 




Konstantin Grcic / KGID, designer / Germany

Konstantin Grcic was born in Munich in 1965. He studied industrial design at the RCA in London and worked at Jasper Morrison in London in 1990-91. In 1991 he founded his design firm, Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design in Munich. KGID is active in several areas of design, from furniture to architecture projects. Amongst his renowned clients are Authentics, BD Ediciones, ClassiCon, Flos, Magis, Maharam, Muji, Nespresso, Plank, Sera no Zani, Thomas-Rosenthal and Vitra. Many of his products have received international design awards such as the prestigious Compasso d`Oro for his MAYDAY lamp (Flos) in 2001 and the MYTO chair (Plank) in 2011. Grcic defines function in human terms, combining formal strictness with considerable mental acuity and humour. Each of his products is characterized by a careful research into the history of design and architecture and his passion for technology and materials. Grcic is often called a minimalist but the designer himself prefers to speak of simplicity. 


  1. Casa Malaparte, Marida Talamona, 1992 
  2. Ich wünsche mir ein großes Atelier im Zentrum der Stadt, Katharina Grosse, 2009
  3. Support Structures, Céline Condorelli, 2009
  4. The Artist’s House. From workplace to artwork, Kristy Bell, 2013
  5. Autoprogettazione?, Enzo Mari, 2002 
  6. Juliaan Lampens, Angelique Campens (ed.), 2010
  7. A Manual, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Atelier Van Lieshout, 1997
  8. The Gingold Commissions, Michael Boyd, 2008
  9. Möbelsysteme von Dieter Rams, Hartmut Jatzke-Wigand, 2002
  10. Tokyo Style, Kyoichi Tsuzuki, 1993 




Juan Herreros / ESTUDIO HERREROS, architect / Spain

Juan Herreros is an architect and educator, Chair Professor and director of the Thesis Program at the Madrid School of Architecture and director of the Advances Studios at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of Columbia University in New York. He has previously taught at Princeton University, the Architectural Association, the EPF in Lausanne, the IIT in Chicago and other schools in Slovenia, Finland and Spain. Throughout the years he has held numerous lectures, courses and international seminars as well as research workshops and published a signi cant number of books, texts and interviews. His office estudioHerreros is conceived as a collective platform through which he pursues his professional, pedagogical and research activity. His theoretical work is focused in the re-definition of the contemporary architectural practice and its dialogue with other disciplines. His professional work has been displayed in individual and collective exhibitions and widely published and awarded. estudioHerreros is currently working on projects in Spain, Norway, France, Morocco, Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia. Juan Herreros has received the International Fellowship of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) among other distinctions. 


  1. Le Système des Objets, Jean Baudrillard. 1968
  2. Housing Design: A Manual, Bernard Leupen, Harald Mooij, 2011
  3. Japanese Contemporary House, Alice Sordelli, Elena Zanoni, 2015
  4. What is a Home without a Mother, Uriel Fogué Herreros, Eva Gil Lopesino, Carlos Palacios Rodríguez, 2015
  5. At Home, a Short History of Private Life, Bill Bryson, 2010
  6. Density Series, a+ t Aa.V, Initiated in 2002
  7. Typology +, Innovative Residential Architecture, Peter Ebner, Eva Hermann,  Roman Höllbacher, Markus Kunstscher, 2009
  8. Material World, a Global Family Portrait, Peter Menzel, 1994 
  9. Micro Architecture, Kiyoko Semba, Kesaharu Imai, 2001
  10. 1Housing & Domestic Space in XXI Century, Juan Herreros, 2008 




Tomaž Krištof / STUDIO KRIŠTOF, architect / Slovenia

Tomaž Krištof architect, born 1974 in Maribor, Slovenia; graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana in 2002; since 2011 a doctoral student at the FA in Ljubljana, since 2014 2nd assistant at the FA in Ljubljana and since 2015 guest lecturer at the FGTA in Maribor. In 2009, he established Studio Krištof architectural office; he is a founder of DueDiligence Slovenia brand (since 2012) and a co-founder of Dominum company (2016). In his doctoral thesis ‘Architecture as Deer’s Antlers of Communities’, he is mainly interested in the representation of social groups through architecture and in how that representation influences architecture and architectural styles. His recent work has focused on renovations of multi-apartment buildings from the 1950s and 1960s; he developed a new architectural and financial concept for renovations that has a potential to become a new model for renovations in Slovenia. 


  1. The Minimum Dwelling, Karel Teige, 1938
  2. Domestic animals, Andrea Branzi, 1987
  3. Etnologija spalnice, Pascal Dibie, 1987
  4. Enodružinska hiša France Ivanšek / 1988 //
  5. The Domestication of the Human Species, Peter J. Wilson, 1991
  6. The un-private house, Terence Riley, 1999
  7. Nove perspektive stanovanjske gradnje, Anja Planišček, Aleš Vodopivec (eds.), 2004
  8. Arhitekt Ilija Arnautovićm Andrej Mercina, 2006
  9. Inside Africa, Frederic Couderc, Laurence Dougier, 2006
  10. Built upon Love, Alberto Pérez Gómez, 2006
  11. Housing and Dwelling, Barbara Miller Lane (ed.), 2007
  12. Stanovati v Mariboru, Jerneja Ferlež, 2009 
  13. At Home, Bill Bryson, 2010
  14. Kapsula, Peter Šenk, 2015 
  15. Privacy of residential space in the digital age, Brankica Stojnič, 2016
  16. Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe, 1719
  17. Odyssey, Homer, VI sec a.C.
  18. Dominum, Tomaž Krištof, 2016 




Jan Liesegang / RAUMLABORBERLIN, architect / Germany 


Raumlaborberlin began working on the issues of contemporary architecture and urbanism in 1999 in various interdisciplinary work- ing teams. We investigate strategies for urban renewal. raumlabor does urban design, architectural design, build, interactive environments, research. Partners of raumlaborberlin are Francesco Apuzzo, Markus Bader, Benjamin Foerster- Baldenius, Frauke Gerstenberg, Andrea Hofmann, Jan Liesegang, Christoph Mayer, Florian Stirnemann, Axel Timm. Jan Liesegang, born in Cologne in 1968, he studied Architecture in Berlin (TU Berlin), Copenhagen (Kunstakad- emie) and New York (Cooper Union, School of Architecture). He graduated from the TU Berlin with a Diploma (Masters). 1998–2001 he worked for Sauerbruch Hutton Architects in Berlin. In 1999 he co-founded raumlaborberlin. He has been teaching at the Art Academy, Stuttgart from 2001- 2008. In 2010 study visit at the German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome. Since 2014 Jan Liesegang is a guest professor at the Bergen School of Architecture in Norway. 


  1. Hotel Shabby Shabby raumlaborberlin und Theater der Welt, texts Aa. Vv., 2015
  2. Building The City Together, Jan Liesegang, Marcus Bader (eds.) with Julia Klauer, Suzanne Labourie, 2015
  3. Hotel Neustadt, David P. Green, 2014
  4. Thinking About Housing (Versuch einer Wohnforschung), Jan Liesegang, 1997
  5. Species of Spaces and Other Pieces, George Perec, 1974 
  6. Co-op Interieur Hannes Meyer, 2015
  7. How to Build Your Own Living Structures. Ken Isaacs, 1974
  8. Hier entsteht, Jesko Fezer, Matthias Heyden, 2004 
  9. Architecture with the People, by the People, for the People, Yona Friedman, 2011
  10. Of other Spaces Utopias and Heterotopias Michel Foucault, From: Architecture - Mouvement - Continuité no. 5 October, 1984
  11. In atocookbook, Ant Farm, 1971
  12. ARCHIGRAM A Guide to Archigram 1961-74, Dennis Crompton (ed.), 2012 
  13. Wohnkomplex: Warum wir andere Häuser brauchen, Niklas Maak, 2014 
  14. Collectivize, Marc Angélil & Rainer Hehl (eds.), 2013 
  15. Valparaíso School: Open City Group, Rodrigo Perez de Arce Fernando Perez Oyarzun, Raul Rispa 
  16. The Charged Void: Architecture, Alison and Peter Smithson, 2002 
  17. Arrival City, Douglas Saunders, 2012 
  18. Prater Trilogie: City as Loot - Insourcing the Home. People in Crap Hotels - Sex, René Pollesch, 2001- 2002 
  19. Wild Sites in Rotterdam, Thomas Rustemeyer by Goethe Institut, 2014 




Hrvoje Njirić / NJIRIC+ arhitekti / Croatia

Hrvoje Njirić born in Zagreb in 1960. Graduated from the faculty of Architecture in Zagreb in 1986. Has been a guest critic and taught at workshops and at different schools in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Professor at Technical University in Graz, 2000-2005, and since 2007 professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture Split and ETSAM in Madrid. He has run office njiric+ arhitekti in Zagreb. More significant realization: Baumaxx Hyper- market (with H. Njirić), Maribor, 1999; McDonald’s Drive-In (with H. Njirić), Maribor, 2000; Gračani Housing, Zagreb, 2007; Rural Mat (with H. Sterpin), Zagreb, 2008 and MB Kindergarten (with D. Bušn- ja), Zagreb, 2008. He won a number of Croatian and several international recognitions (Best40) for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2009 (MB Kindergarten). 


  1. Dwellings, Paul Oliver, 2003 
  2. Little White Houses, Dianne Harris, 2013 
  3. Ladanjska arhitektura dubrovačkog područja, Nada Grujić, 1991
  4. Home Delivery, Barry Bergdoll, Peter Christensen, 2008
  5. Learning from Segal: Walter Segal’s Life, work and influence, John McKean, 1989 
  6. Stanovanje: Stanište, urbani prostor, kuća, Christian Norberg- Schulz, 1990 
  7. Model apartments, Gustau Gili Galfetti, 1998
  8. Wohnbauten im Vergleich Paul Meyer-Meierling Andreas Hüttenmoser, Kurt Christen, Denise Reichelt, 2002
  9. Plädoyer für eine Befreiung des Wohnens aus den Zwängen sinnloser Perfektion, Christoph Hackelsberger, 1985 
  10. Der Hang undZwang zum Einfachen, Rudolf Schilling, 1985 
  11. Architecture of the Everyday, Steven Harris, Deborah Berke, 1997
  12. O stanovanju: Arhitektonsko projektiranje, Zdenko Strizic, 1997 
  13. Not at Home, Christopher Reed, 1996
  14. Floor Plan Atlas Housing, Friederike Schneider, 1997 
  15. Behavior around windows, Tsukamoto Laboratory, +YKK AP, 2015 




Michael Obrist / FELD72, architect / Austria / Italy

Feld72 is a Vienna based collective, consisting of Anne Catherine Fleith, Michael Obrist, Mario Paintner, Richard Scheich and Peter Zoderer. The work of feld72 is set at the interface between architecture, applied urbanism and art. feld72 has implemented numerous projects of various dimensions in the national and international context. Exhibitions: Biennale di Venezia 2010, 2008, 2004, the Hongkong / Shenzhen bi-city Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture 2009, Biennial of the Canaries 2009, 3rd Triennial for Contemporary Art Guangzhou 2008, 7th International Architecture Biennial São Paulo 2007, International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2003. Awards: South Tyrol Architecture Award (2015, 2013), National Award for Architecture and Sustainability 2013, the contractworld award 2010, the City of Vienna’s Award for Architecture 2008, The Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award 2007, the Karl Hofer Award of the Berlin University of the Arts 2003, National Award for Experimental Tendencies in Architecture 2002. Feld72 was also nominated among the top 10 young architects by the jury for the Chernikhov Award. After teaching at different institutions (TU Vienna, Bauhaus Kolleg Dessau, Bergen Architecture School (NOR), Architectural Association Visiting School ...), Michael Obrist is now visiting professor at the Institute for Space&Design Strate- gies, Linz University of Art & Design. 


  1. Spheres volume I/II/III, Peter Solterdijk, 2011 
  2. La vie mode d’emploi, George Perec, 1978
  3. The Freedom of the Migrant: Objections to Nationalism, Vilem Flusser, 2003
  4. The Road, Cormac McCarthy, 2006
  5. Now I Lay Me Down to Eat: Notes and Footnotes on the Lost Art of Living, Bernard Rudofsky, 1980 
  6. L ́architettura della partecipazione, Giancarlo de Carlo, 2013 
  7. Creating Your Home With Style, Adolf Loos, 2013
  8. TAZ, Hakim Bey, 2003
  9. Non è cosa. Vita a ettiva degli oggetti, Franco La Cecla, 2013
  10. Less. Alternative Living Strategies, Gabi Scardi, 2008
  11. Elementare Architektur - Architectonics, Raimund Abraham, 2001 
  12. The Practice of Everyday Life, Michel de Certeau, 2011 
  13. Atlas of Emotion, Giuliana Bruno, 2007 
  14. Mediterranean Crossings, Iain Chambers, 2008 
  15. The poetics of space, Gaston Bachelard, 1994 
  16. In Praise of Shadows, Junichiro Tanizaki, 1977 
  17. The Production of Spacel Henri Lefebvre, 1991 
  18. The Last Whole Earth Catalog, Steward Brand, 1971 
  19. Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, Buckminster Fuller, 2008 
  20. Constant’s New Babylon, Mark Wigley, 1999 
  21. Once, Wim Wenders, 2010 
  22. Planet of Slums, Mike Davies, 2017
  23. SLUMLab.The Social Design Public Action Reader, Alfredo Brillembourg, Hubert Klumpner, Lukas Feireiss, 2013 




Rok Oman, Špela Videčnik / OFIS architects / Slovenia

OFIS architects is an architectural practice established in 1996 by Rok Oman (1970) and Špela Videčnik (1971), both graduates from the Ljubljana School of Architecture (1998) and London’s Architectural Association (MA 2000). This beginnings of activities date back to the 90ies, a particularly exciting yet di cult period for the former Yugoslavian republics that were undergoing intense self-reevaluation and reinvention from scratch. In terms of architecture this meant that most of the larger architectural offices had to be scaled, creating an empty space for younger groups or individuals to participate in architectural competitions. Back then, OFIS managed to succeed with original thinking and clear concepts. Over the past years they have been dealing with various national and international clients from the private sector, the commercial sector, and state institutions, building housing, stadiums, museums, shopping malls and other specific programs such as alpine shelters, farewell chapel and hangers. Since its creation, the practice has received several international awards and were took part at different Biennales, exhibitions and congress. Their academic portfolio includes teaching and lecturing at different Schools for Architecture including Harvard Graduate School of Design and ENSA Paris Val de Seine. 


  1. Utopia Thomas More, Paul Turner, 1516 
  2. Changing The Art Of Inhabitation, Alison and Peter Smithson, 1994 
  3. The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard, Maria Jolas, 1994 
  4. The Loneliness of a Long Distant Future, Romi Khosla, 2002 
  5. PLUS Druot, Lacaton & Vassal, 2004
  6. Yona Friedman - Pro Domo, Yona Friedma, 2006
  7. Obnova slovenske vasi, Marjan Mušič, 1947
  8. Buildings without Architects, John May, 2010
  9. House in time (Hiša v času), Christian Boltanski, Sophie Calle, Ilya Kabakov, Naško Križnar, Mariusz Kruk, Edin Numankadić, Cornelia Parker, Marjetica Potrč, Rirkrit Tiravanija, 1995 
  10. Habitation in Extreme Environments, Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, 2015 
  11. 2G n.38 O s arhitekti Shumon Basar, Roemer van Toorn, 2006
  12. OFIS archive les 04-2014 




Marjetica Potrč / architect and artist / Slovenia / Germany


Marjetica Potrč born in 1953, is an artist and architect. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the Americas, including the Venice Biennial (1993, 2003, 2009) and the São Paulo Biennial (1996, 2006). She has shown her work regularly at the Galerie Nordenhake in Berlin and Stockholm. Since 2011, she has been a professor of participatory design at the University of Fine Arts/HFBK in Hamburg. Recent on-site projects include: Of Soil and Water: King’s Cross Pond Club, Relay Art Program, King’s Cross, London, UK, 2015; The Soweto Project, Nine Urban Biotopes, Soweto, South Africa, 2014; Between the Waters: The Emscher Community Garden, EMSCHERKUNST.2010, Emscher Island, Essen, Germany, 2010. Potrč has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Hugo Boss Prize (2000) and the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics Fellowship at The New School in New York (2007). Potrč lives in Berlin and Ljubljana. 


  1. The Conflict Shoreline, Eyal Weizman with Fazal Sheikh, 2015 
  2. Forensis. The Architecture of Public Truth, Vv. Aa Forensic Architecture (ed), 2014
  3. Architecture after Revolution, Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal, Eyal Weizman, 2013 
  4. The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza Eyal Weizman, 2012 
  5. Hollow Land, Eyal Weizman, 2007
  6. Territories: The Frontiers of Utopia and other Facts on the Ground, Anselm Franke, Eyal Weizman, 2004 
  7. Territories: Islands, Camps And Other States Of Utopia, Anselm Franke, Eyal Weizman, 2003 
  8. White City, Black City Sharon Rotbard, 2015 
  9. The Neighbourhood as Global Arena The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, Israel, 2015 
  10. Cluster: Dialectionary ,Binna Choi, Maria Lind, Emily Pethick, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez (eds.), 2014 
  11. Architektonika, Andres Lepik, Marjetica Potrč, 2012 
  12. Catalog Next Stop, Kiosk, Marjetica Potrč, 2003
  13. Marjetica Potrč & Design for the Living World The Soweto Project Marco Scotini (ed.), 2014
  14. Social Housing - Housing the Social, Andrea Phillips and Fulya Erdemci (eds.), 2012 
  15. The Cook, the Farmer, His Wife and Their Neighbour, Marjetica Potrč, Wilde Westen, 2010 




Christian and Pascale Pottgiesser / CHRISTIAN POTTGIESSER ARCHITECTURESPOSSIBLES (CPAP), architects / France

Christian Pottgiesser, architect DPLG, RIBA, lives and works in Paris, born in 1965, Germany, d.p.l.g. at the Ecole d’Architecture Paris-Villemin in 1991, d.e.a. in philosophy at the Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne in 1995. In 1991 opening of the first architectural firm. He is co-founder of ‘christian pottgiesser architecturespossibles’ in 200. He was visiting professor at the ENSA VT in 2013. Currently he is teaching at the ENSA PVS. Pascale Thomas Pottgiesser, born in 1962 at Le Havre, France, is an artist. She lives and works in Paris. Graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts, 1986 she collaborates since 2002 with Christian Pottgiesser. Co-founder of ‘christian pottgiesser architecturespossibles’ in 2005. The diversity of architecture, design and landscape-projects ranges from small scales, including private homes and gardens, to larger scales like urban design. The residential, cultural and working-space projects have been broadly published and the practice has been awarded with international prizes, such as the RIBA Manser Medal in 2012. 


  1. L’invention du quotidien I - arts de faire - L’invention du quotidien II - habiter, cuisiner Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, Pierre Mayol, 1980
  2. Antropologie du corps et modernité, David Le Breton, 1990 
  3. Walden Henry, David Thoreau, 1854
  4. Your private sky, R. Buckminster Fuller, 1999
  5. Sphären III, Peter Sloterdijk, 2004
  6. Ethnologie de la chambre à coucher, Pascal Dibie, 1987
  7. Vers une architecture cathartique, Emmanuel Rubio, 2011
  8. Architecture de la vie privée Monique Eleb-Vidal, Anne Debarre-Blanchard, 1989
  9. Bernhard Johannes Blume Klaus Honnef, Gail B.Kikpatrick, Günter Schulte, 1989 
  10. La vie mode d’emploi, George Perec, 1978
  11. Marie-Ange Guilleminot présente Absalon Marie-Ange Guilleminot, 2007 
  12. Gebaute Weltbilder J. Krause, Vilém Flusser, 1993 
  13. ARCHITECTURE NOW! houses, vol. III, Philip Jodido, 2013 
  14. Labyrinthes du vécu L’Espace: matière d’actions, Abraham Moles, 1982
  15. La vie quotidienne dans le monde moderne, Henri Lefebvre, 1968
  16. Etienne Martin, Jean-Paul Ameline, 2010 




Alice Rawsthorn / design critic / UK

Alice Rawsthorn writes about design in the International New York Times and frieze. She speaks on design at global events including TED and the World Economic Forum’s annual meetings at Davos, Switzerland. Based in London, Alice is chair of trustees of the Chisenhale Gallery and the contemporary dance group Michael Clark Company, and a trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery. Her latest book Hello World: Where Design Meets Life explores design’s impact on our lives: past, present and future. She was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to design and the arts. 


  1. Cousin Bette, Honoré de Balzac, 1846 
  2. The Tenant of Wildfell, Hall Anne Bront, 1848
  3. Daniel Deronda, George Eliot, 1876
  4. The Gathering, Anne Enright, 2007 
  5. North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell, 1854
  6. The Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy, 1886
  7. Americanah Chimamanda, Ngozi Adichie, 2013 
  8. Black Deutschland, Darryl Pinckney, 2016
  9. Books do Furnish a Room, Anthony Powell, 1971
  10. The Cossacks, Tolstoy, 1863 
  11. The Warden, Anthony Trollope, 1855 
  12. A Room of Her Own, Virginia Woolf, 1929 
  13. The World of Yesterday, Stefan Zweig, 1942
  14. Hello World: Where Design Meets Life, Alice Rawsthorn, 2013 




Emmanuel Rubio / literary and architecture critic / France 


Emmanuel Rubio teaches French Literature in the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre. Specialized in surrealism and the other avant-gardes of the twentieth century, he wrote and edited several volumes on these topics. Interested by functions in architecture and the architectural treatment of historical mutations or tragedies, he published Vers une architecture cathartique [Towards a cathartic ar- chitecture] in 2011, which was nominated by the “Académie d’Architecture” in Paris, and, in 2015, a largely commented edition of John Soane, Histoire de ma maison [Crude Hints towards an History of my House]. He’s now finishing a book about Blobs! Pour une lecture culturelle de l’architecture contemporaine [Bubbles and blobs – a cultural reading of contemporary architecture]. 


  1. The Woman in the Dunes & The Ark, Sakura Kôbô Abe, 2009
  2. Hiroshima ist überall, Gunther Anders, 1995
  3. The Arcades Project, Walter Benjamin, 2002
  4. Extinction, Thomas Bernhard, 1986
  5. Domesticity at war, Beatriz Colomina, 2006
  6. The Secret Life of Salvador Dali, Salvador Dali, 1942
  7. Neuromancer, William Gibson, 1984 
  8. Spaces of capital, David Harvey, 2001
  9. Against Nature, Joris Karl Huysmans, 1884
  10. Tarzans in the Media Forest, Toyo Ito, 2011 
  11. Kienholz: A Retrospective Walter Hopps, Nancy Reddin Kienholz, 1996 
  12. Selected Writings, Frederick Kiesler, 1996 
  13. Darkness moves, Henri Michaux, 1997 
  14. The Age of Access, Jeremy Riflin, 2000
  15. La Jalousie, Alain Robbe-Grillet, 1957
  16. On the Natural History of Destruction, W.G. Sebald, 1999
  17. In Praise of Shadows, Junichiro Tanizaki, 1933
  18. The Architectural Uncanny, Anthony Vidler, 1992
  19. The Castle of Otranto Horace Walpole, 1764
  20. Constant’s New Babylon, Mark Wigley, 1998 




Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga / SADAR+VUGA, architects / Slovenia


 SADAR+VUGA was founded by Jurij Sadar and Boštjan Vuga in Ljubljana in 1996. Over the past two decades the company has been an incubator of critical European architectural practice focusing on open, innovative and integrated architectural design and urban planning. The office has a forward-leaping and often critical approach, covering a wide spectrum of production from planning to interior design. The stimulation for its projects comes from visual, audial and textual information, from art and fashion, science and technology, allowing them to generate a sensitive and responsive environment we live in. Office’s best renowned built works are Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, Entrance hall of the National Gallery of Slovenia, Football stadium and Multi-pur- pose sports hall Stožice, Air traffic control center Ljubljana and Cultural Center of EU Space Technologies Vitanje. For its projects the office has been awarded numerous prizes, such as Bauwelt Prize, Iconic Award, Archmaraton Award, Piranesi award, Plečnik Prize and has been nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award eight times. Solo exhibitions include: Slovenian Pavilion at Biennale di Venezia in 2006, Formula New Ljubljana in Barcelona and Prague. The office work is featured as part of the permanent collection at the Architek- turmuseum der TU München and MAO Ljubljana. 


  1. Barbican Penthouse Over the City, David Heathcote, 2004
  2. Placetaker Future Cities - Projects for the Giardini of Venice, Boštjan Vuga, Birgit Klauck, Monika Berstis and others, 2012
  3. Building as in a Dream (Bauen wie im Traum), Bettina Rudhof, 2010
  4. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up, Marie Kondo, 2014 
  5. Open House, Alexander von Vegesack, Jochen Eisenbrand, 2006
  6. The Selby, Todd Selby, 2010 
  7. What about the Inside?, Harvard Design Magazine No. 29, Aa.Vv., 2008
  8. John Lautner Architect, Frank Escher, 1998
  9. STUD, Joel Sanders, 1996
  10. arium: Weather + Architecture, Jürgen Mayer H., Neeraj Bhatia, 2010 
  11. SADAR+VUGA: A Review, Ilka and Andreas Ruby, 2011
  12. The Monocle Guide to Better Living, Andrew Tuck, Santiago Rodriguez Tarditi, 2013 
  13. The Un-Private House, Terence Riley, 1999 
  14. Grand Hotel, Jennifer M. Volland, Bruce Grenville, Stephanie Rebick, 2013
  15. Slovenska arhitektura dvajsetega stoletja, Stane Bernik, 2004
  16. Housing Diversity, SMCL, 2006 




Irénée Scalbert / architecture critic / UK / France

Irénée Scalbert is an architecture critic based in London. He graduated from the Architectural Association in 1982. He has taught at the AA between 1989 and 2006. He has organized events including the symposium Burghers in Suburbia: Holland 1998-2010 held at the AA in 1998. He has been a member of the editorial board of AA Files since 1998. He was Visiting Design Critic at the GSD in the 2000s, a Visiting Professor at Tokyo University of Fine Arts in 2013, and he held the Sigfried Giedion chair of architecture at Paris-Malaquais in 2013-2014. He is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Limerick, Ireland and a Visiting Professor at the PO- LIMI in Milan. He has published essays on a wide range of issues, most recently “The Nature of Gothic” (AA Files, forthcoming). He is the author of A Right to Difference: The Architecture of Jean Renaudie (AA 2004) and Never Modern (Park Books 2013). 


  1. The Biosphere, Vladimir Vernadsky, 1998
  2. Friday, Michel Tournier, 1997 
  3. Walden Henry, David Thoreau, 1988 
  4. Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame, 1998
  5. Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World, Paul Oliver, 1998 
  6. The bungalow, Anthony D. King, 1995 
  7. The English House, Herman Muthesius, 2007
  8. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Houses, John Sergeant, 1981
  9. Complex Ordinariness, Bruno Krucker, 2002 
  10. A right to difference, Irénée Scalbert, 2004
  11. Malagueira: Álvaro Siza in Évora Brigitte Fleck and Gunter Pfeifer, 2013 
  12. Gardens: An essay on the human condition, Robert Pogue Harrison, 2009 
  13. J.J.P. Oud, Henri-Russell Hitchcock, 1931 




Brett Steele / AA, architect and architectural editor / UK 


Brett Steele directs the AA School of Architecture, including its public programme, publications, membership and fundraising activities. Current projects include multi-year master plans expanding the AA’s historic Bedford Square home and rural campus in Hooke Park, Dorset. Brett’s initiatives at the AA have include the launch of the Digital Prototyping Lab; a new rural campus in Dorset; new full-time MSc & MPhil graduate courses; and a new PhD by De- sign programme. In 1996 Brett founded and for 9 years Directed the AADRL Design Research Lab, an innovative team-based MArch programme. He is formerly a partner of desArchLab, an architectural office in London, and has taught and lectured at schools throughout the world. Brett’s articles, interviews & lectures have appeared in several different international press. He is the founder and series editor of ARCHITECTURE WORDS, which has since 2009 published the critical writings of Denise Scott Brown, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, Max Bill, Kengo Kuma, Toyo Ito & others; and AGENDAS, a series of two-dozen books documenting the work of AA students & units. Brett is a frequent writer, lecturer and critic, and his interests include the history of modern architectural education and cultural communication, and the impact of new media, information economies and networked design technologies. 


  1. Houses of the Future (catalogue from 1956 ICA exhibition), Alison and Peter Smithson, 1956 
  2. The Houses of lewis Kahn George H. Marcus, William Whitaker, 2013
  3. Toward an Ar- chitecture A01 Le Corbusier, Jean-Louis Cohen (intro by), 2007
  4. Eames House: Charles and Ray Eames James Steele, 1994
  5. Jean Prouvé: structures nomades 1957 Eric Touchaleaume, 2010
  6. Buckminster Fuller: Dymaxion development, 2009
  7. Hopkins House, 1976
  8. Lina Bo Bardi: Glass House 1950 - 1951, Lina Bardi, 1999
  9. The Melnikov House, Moscow (1927 - 1929), Juhani Pallasmaa ,1996 
  10. The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa, Colin Rowe, 1947 
  11. Philip Johnson: the Glass House, David Whitney, Jeffrey Kipnis, 1993
  12. Mies van der Rohe: Farnsworth House-Weekend House, Werner Blaser, 1999 




Yui Tezuka, Takaharu Tezuka / TEZUKA architects / Japan 


Takaharu and Yui Tezuka established Tezuka Architects in Tokyo in 1994. Both partners gained undergraduate degrees at Musashi Institute of Technology. Takaharu (b. 1964) earned his graduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania; he worked for Richard Rogers Partnership in London while Yui (b. 1969) studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture. The Tezukas have realized houses, schools, office buildings, and healthcare facilities that prioritize human activity and a sense of connection to the larger world. Significant projects include Roof House (2001), with a single sloping roof terrace for outdoor living; the Echigo-Matsunoyama Museum of Natural Science (2006), a steel- clad structure designed to withstand heavy snow; Fuji Kindergarten (2007) and the adjacent pavilion, Ring Around a Tree (2011), which encourage interactivity and communal learning; Asahi Kindergarten in tsunami-affected regions of Japan (2012); and Sora no Mori Clinic for infertility treatment (2014). 


  1. La maison en petits cubes, K.Hirata, 2012 
  2. In Praise of Shadows, Junichiro Tanizaki, 1977 
  3. The little house, Virginia Lee Burton, 1942
  4. The house, J.Patrick Lewis, 2009
  5. Roof House, Takaharu Tezuka, 2014 
  6. Takaharu + Yui Tezuka Architecture Catalogue, Tezuka Architects, 2009 
  7. Takaharu + Yui Tezuka Architecture Catalogue 2, Tezuka Architects, 2009
  8. Takaharu + Yui Tezuka Architecture Catalogue 3, Tezuka Architects, 2015 




TYIN tegnestue / architects / Norway

TYIN tegnestue was established in 2008. The office has completed several projects in poor and underdeveloped areas of Thailand, Bur- ma, Haiti and Uganda. Solutions to real and fundamental challenges call for an architecture where everything serves a purpose – an architecture that follows necessity. By involving the local populace actively in both the design and building of their projects, TYIN are able to establish a framework for mutual exchange of knowledge and skills. All materials used in TYIN ́s projects are collected close to the sites or purchased from local merchants. TYIN is currently run by Masters of Architecture Andreas G. Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad, and has its headquarters in the Norwegian city of Trondheim. TYIN has won several international awards and their projects have been published and exhibited worldwide. 


  1. Empowerment of Aesthetics, catalogue to the Danish Pavilion of the Architecture Biennale Venice Stig L. Andersson, 2014 
  2. At Home: A Short History of Private Life, Bill Bryson, 2011 
  3. Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency, Andrea Oppenheimer Dean, 2002 
  4. Tyin Tegnestue Architects: In Detail, Kristine Guzman, 2015 
  5. Small Change, Nabeel Hamdi, 2004
  6. The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses, Juhani Pallasmaa, 2012 
  7. Harry Potter 1-7, Joanne Kathleen Rowlin, 1997-2007 
  8. Behind the Lines: TYIN Tegnestue, Andreas Skeide, 2014 
  9. House Kollstrøm, Østberg Børre Skodvin, 2010 
  10. Design Like You Give A Damn, Kate Stohr, Cameron Sinclair, 2006
  11. Design Like You Give A Damn II, Kate Stohr, Cameron Sinclair, 2012 
  12. Restless Souls, Phil Thornton, 2006 




Aleš Vodopivec / architect / Slovenia


Aleš Vodopivec is Professor at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana since 1993, teaching courses Design and History and Theory of Modern Architecture. He has also been a visiting professor and lecturer in Austria, France, Germany, Portugal, Italy, the Czech Republic, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Croatia etc. He won several dozen awards at architectural and urban planning competitions, and is also a winner of the Prešeren Foundation Award, 1991; Piranesi Award, 2000; Plečnik Award, 2001, three Plečnik’s Medals and Ernst A. Plischke Award, Vienna, 2011. He has been constantly writing about architecture for nearly four decades. 


  1. Walden Henry David Thoreau, 1854 
  2. A room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf, 1928
  3. Watermark, Joseph Brodsky, 1992
  4. Istanbul - Memories and the City, Orhan Pamuk, 2006 
  5. The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard, 1969
  6. Poetry, Language, Thought, Martin Heidegger, 1971
  7. The Concept of Dwelling, Christian Norberg-Schulz, 1985
  8. Space and Place, The Perspective of Experinece, Yi-Fu Tuan, 1977
  9. Encounters, Juhani Pallasmaa, 2005 
  10. The Ethical Function of Architecture, Karsten Harries, 1997 
  11. Touch This Earth Lightly – Glenn Murcutt in his own words, Philip Drew, 1999 
  12. Home: A Short History of an Idea, Witold Rybczynski, 1987 
  13. The Un-Private House, Terence Riley, 1999
  14. Planet of Slums, Mike Davis, 2006 
  15. Kako je nastajala naša sodobna hiša, Dušan Grabrijan, 1959
  16. Nove perspektive stanovanjske gradnje, Anja Planišček & Aleš Vodopivec, 2003 




Maruša Zorec / ARREA, architect / Slovenia

Maruša Zorec studied at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana. Working with Vojteh Ravnikar 1989-96, teaching at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana since 1993, she established own o ce Arrea in 1996. Realizations and projects: renovation of villa Ventrelli, Seča near Portorož (with Robert Potokar, architect, Ana Kučan, landscape architect), 1995-98; chapel in Franciscan monastery, Ljubljana, 1996- 99; new library Ravne na Koroškem (with Maša Živec, architect, Ana Kučan, landscape architect), 2004; Open-air altar, Brezje, (with Marti- na Tepina), 2008; renovation of Vetrinje manor, Maribor, (with Matjaž Bolčina), 2010; renovation of the the castle outbuilding, Ormož, (with Maša Živec), 2011; High school Ravne na Koroškem, (with Mitja Novak), 2014; Hostel Punkl, Ravne na Koroškem, (with Uroš Rustja), 2009-2013; College for catering and tourism Maribor, (with Uroš Rustja and Katja Saje), 2010-2015; renovation of the Plečnik house, Ljubljana, (with Maša Živec and Matjaž Bolčina), 2015. In 2000 she published Slovene modern architecture buildings 1945-1970, www.evidenca.org (with Vojteh Ravnikar, Tina Gregorič and Nataša Koselj) and in 2001 made the exhibition and publication of the work of architect Oton Jugovec. 


  1. Architecture of Bosnia and the way to modernity (Arhitektura Bosnei put u savremeno), Dušan Grabrijan, Juraj Neidhardt, 1957 
  2. Kako je nastajala naša sodobna hiša, Dušan Grabrijan, 1959 
  3. Atelier 66 - The architecture of Dimitris and Suzana Antonakakis, Kenneth Frampton, 1985 
  4. Ralph Erskine: architect, Mats Egelius, 1990
  5. Šahrijarov prsten, Dževad Karahasan, 1996
  6. Marie Jose Van Hee: Architect, Andre Loeckx, 2002
  7. Craig Ellwood: 15 houses, Alfonzo Perez Mendez, 1999
  8. Touch This Earth Lightly, Philip Drew, 2000
  9. Naive architecture: Notes on the work of Lacaton & Vassal, Ilka and Andras Ruby, Dietmar Steiner, 2001 
  10. Jose Antonio Coderch: Casas, Kenneth Frampton, Raphal Diez, 2002
  11. Complex Ordinariness, Bruno Krucker, 2002
  12. The Courtyard Houses: Jorn Utzon Logbook, Mogens Prip-Buus, Richard Weston, 2004
  13. Arhitekt Ilija Arnautović, Andrej Mercina, 2006
  14. Bivati v Ljubljani, Ajda Fortuna, Alenka Kramer, Vid Zabel, etc., Fakulteta za arhitekturo, Ljubljana, 2007 
  15. Gion A. Caminada. Cul zu el e l’aura dado, Gion A. Caminada and others, 2008 
  16. Bivati v Rušah Anže Grubelnik, Igor Hovnik, Samantha Vuk, etc., Fakulteta za arhitekturo, Ljubljana, 2011-12 
  17. Ein Haus brauch ein “Zentrum”, Eduardo Soto de Moura, 2013
  18. Armando Ruinelli + Partner: De aedibus 46, Nott Caviezel, 2014
  19. DOMA V LJUBLJANI: 100 let ljubljanskih stanovanj exhibition, Anja Planišček, Martina Malešič, 2016 
  20. Bauen Wohnen Denken: Vorträge und Aufsätze, Martin Heidegger, 2016
  21. Hiša Plečnik House, Vv Aa, 2015