DAM Architectural Book Award for the ten best architectural books in 2017 bestowed:
2017 is the ninth time the Frankfurt Book Fair and Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) have bestowed the International DAM Architectural Book Award.
One of the ten books is “Leistungen der Architektur”.
Franziska Witmann who is an assistant to Prof. Gion Caminada at ETH Zürich, has authored a kind of poetic manual about what architecture can achieve in the field of energy. It is written in so down-to-earth and comprehensible a manner that it will no doubt reach many readers well beyond the student world. Simple headings with diagrams lead into the 12 different topics addressed. Pop-up pages then present in depth many illustrations (often from Caminada’s oeuvre, but not only) or drawings. Building physics is explained simply and very beautifully. The book will also make a great gift, and costs € 39.00.
Peter Cachola Schmal
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