best architects 21
The current publication is a fascinating documentation of contemporary architecture. The book presents this year’s «best architects» on a total of 448 pages.
Of the many projects submitted, 80 were honoured with the label «best
architects 21» and 11 were distinguished for particularly outstanding quality
with the award «best architects 21 in Gold». Each winning project is
illustrated and described in detail on two double-page spreads.
Minimalism in book design
The current edition of the best architects publication is impressive for its absolutely minimalist approach. The cover is completely without pressure and plays with the exciting materiality of natural cardboard. Its rough structure creates an almost velvety surface with an extraordinary tactile quality.
A pure die-cutting creates an exciting overlap with the print behind it. The die-cut English title and the print of the German title behind it create an irritation that is very similar to a camouflage effect. The rough and pure continues on the spine of the book. White crepe paper refines the book spine and completes the puristic design of the binding.