A Reader about Architecture in Europe 1990–2020

Edited by Matthias Sauerbruch and Louisa Hutton


On the occasion of the exhibition draw love build at M9 Museum, Venice-Mestre Lars Müller Publishers are presenting a reader edited by Matthias Sauerbruch and Louisa Hutton. For this insightful collection of essays, the editors invited colleagues and writers to reflect on the various conditions that have shaped the conception, production and dissemination of architecture in Europe between 1990 and 2020.


The authors include critics, architects and writers whose opinions and powers of observation are respected by the editors, as well as a conceptual artist, architectural curators and academics – some of whom have first-hand experience of Sauerbruch Hutton’s architecture as they either live or work in one of their buildings. One of the essays comprises a series of artworks created by the Finnish photographic artist Ola Kolehmainen over the past two decades. Like a few of the written pieces, his images have been inspired by the presence of one of Sauerbruch Hutton’s buildings.


The authors are: Thomas Auer, Barry Bergdoll, Marco Biscione, Jean-Louis Cohen, Peter Cook, Kristin Feireiss, Angelika Fitz, Kurt W. Forster, Adrian Forty, Florian Heilmeyer, Ola Kolehmainen, Kieran Long, Ijoma Mangold, Gerhard Matzig, Mohsen Mostafavi, Lars Müller, Anh-Linh Ngo, Eric Parry, Kester Rattenbury, Karin Sander, Veronica Simpson, Philip Ursprung, Dirk van den Heuvel, Georg Vrachliotis and Mark Wigley.


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