Volume N°2


Perspektiven in der Architektur, Building as Publishing

Mai 17th 2018



Werkraum Warteck pp

Marion Fink

Andreas Ruby

Charlotte Truwant 

/ Dries Rodet

Caspar Schärer

Dominique Salathé

in collaboration with:
FHNW, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst 

Each building is the embodiment of a set of possibilities, conditions and intentions. A building contains information regarding not only itself, but also its context and its society. One could say that building is, from this perspective, an act of publishing.

The students of the 2nd semester from HGK Visual Communication designed a series of posters and short movies based on the buildings selected by the symposium participants.

Exhibition of the work from the courses:

Time Based Media: Fabian Kempter and Dirk Koy
Typografische Komposition: Prof. Marion Fink
Detailtypografie: Prof. Philipp Stamm 


Institut Visuelle Kommunikation 
2. Semester B

Umschlaghof Rheinhafen

Rheinhafen Umschlaghof: Ina Widmer Bandixen, Jiongmian Chen & Isabelle Auer

Wohnhäuser Hammerstrasse

Wohnhäuser Hammerstrasse: Aline Hermann & Olivia Groenke

Domus Haus

Domus-Haus: Lea Schindler & Giorga Spina

Kraftwerk Birsfelden

Kraftwerk Birsfelden: Florence Dreier & Anita Suter

Brauerei Warteck

Brauerei Warteck: Tim Keller & Benjamin Rietmann

06 Universitätsspital Basel F4

Universitätsspital Basel, Nadine Zürcher & Julia Gloor

07 Ciba Parkhaus F4

Ciba Parkhaus: Benjamin Kunz & Kenan Brunner

08 Silomit Aussichtsterrasse F4

Silo mit Aussichtsterrasse: Linda Surber & Noah Rohner

09 Apartment Building Along Aparty Wall F4

Apartment Building along a Party Wall: Jana Beyerlein & Raphael Benz

10 Tropenhaus F4

Tropenhaus: Adrian Pirlet & Lucian Kunz

11 Housewithatree F4

House with a Tree: Gil Graber & Moritz Eggmann

12 Siedlung Eglisee F4

Siedlung Eglisee: Fiona Braun & Meagan Hofer

Volume N°1


Publishing the Book

June 15th 2017


ZhdK House 2

Christophe Girot

Irina Davidovici

Florian Sauter

Sonja Hildebrand

Jørg Himmelreich


The inaugural volume of Publishing in Architecture explands on the current role of the book in Architecture. If historically the book acted as the main medium for the dissemination of architectural knowledge, its current relevance can be questioned. Nearly two decades after the announced “death of print”, the production of architecture books is thriving. It seems that despite the speed, agility and economy digital brought to publishing, architects and publishing houses still rely on books to get their messages across. Why is this so? What makes books relevant to publishing in Architecture? Which intentions and characteristics do books contain that allow them to thrive? In this symposium, in the HOUSE 2, under the viaduct facing Toni Areal, Christophe Girot, Sonja Hildebrand, Florian Sauter, Irina Davidovici, Jørg Himmelreich and Emma Letizia Jones (ALICE) shared with us their views and their books.