The Turn of the Century
A Reader about Architecture in Europe 1990–2020
A concise reader on European architecture’s defining forces of the past 30 years
Published by Lars Müller Publishers.
Edited by Matthias Sauerbruch, Louisa Hutton. Text by Thomas Auer, Barry Bergdoll, Marco Biscione, Jean-Louis Cohen, Peter Cook, Kristin Feireiss, Albert Ferré, Kurt Forster, Adrian Forty, Kieran Long, Ijoma Mangold, Gerhard Matzig, Luca Molinari, Mohsen Mostafavi, Lars Müller, Anh-Linh Ngo, Eric Parry, Kester Rattenbury, Raymund Ryan, Karin Sander, Veronica Simpson, Philip Ursprung, Dirk van den Heuvel, Georg Vrachliotis.
German designer Matthias Sauerbruch (born 1955) and British designer Louisa Hutton (born 1957) have asked a diverse group of authors to reflect on the various conditions that have shaped the conception, production and circulation of European architecture over the past 30 years.
While the essays collected in this volume include observations of Sauerbruch Hutton’s buildings, the scope of the authors’ conclusions about European design trends far exceeds the work of this particular agency. The text is supplemented by a photographic essay by Finnish artist Ola Kolehmainen, offering readers an immersive experience of the firm’s most impressive accomplishments.