best architects 20
As in previous years, the thorough
documentation of the award-winners is already impressive in terms of size
alone. The book presents this year’s «best architects» on a total of 416 pages.
Of the many projects submitted, 70 were honoured with the label «best
architects 20» and 11 were distinguished for particularly outstanding quality
with the award «best architects 20 in Gold». Each winning project is
illustrated and described in detail on two double-page spreads.
The «best architects 20» book also sets new
design standards. The production of this publication was made possible only by
the best in their field. The extreme embossing of the title was the work of
extraordinary craftsmanship. Juxtaposed with the exceptionally luminous screen
print, the book exudes a hard to resist magnetism. The great care taken with
the sophisticated binding not only lends the spine a subtle depth, but also
ensures the book behaves in a particular way when opened. A unique book that
provides the award-winning projects with a worthy setting.
A homage to the craft of the architectural design process
This year's edition of the best architects
publication plays with materiality, opposites and depth. The embossed title and
the luminous orange screen print contrast with the stripped away spine which
makes the raw craft of book art become an integral part of the book's
A novelty is the book cover which forms
part of the body of the book so that it opens completely flat and discloses its
contents without endpaper. This is where the play with depth begins.
Semi-transparent paper, printed on both sides, offers a glimpse of several
subsequent pages into the depths of the book. This produces exciting overlays
and stimuli throughout the sequence of pages. A homage to the craft of the
architectural design process.