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
More informations: Leistungen der Architektur ›
“RIBA Honorary Fellowships are awarded annually to people who have made a particular contribution to architecture in its broadest sense. This includes its promotion, administration and outreach; and its role in building more sustainable communities and in the education of future generations.”
The Lucerne publishing house Quart was founded by Heinz Wirz in 1999 and is regarded as a nationally unique institution in architectural publishing. The publisher also enjoys a strong reputation and appreciation on the international scene. Heinz Wirz is assiduous and committed in pursuing a broad programme that reflects and presents contemporary work in the field of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture, both on a theoretical and a practical level. The publications have high-quality content, are professionally designed and are released in various thematic series.