Neutelings Riedijk Architects: Ornament & Identity
Ornament & Identity is the sequel to the well-received At Work, a publication on the renowned Rotterdam-based architecture firm Neutelings Riedijk. In their new book, the firm convincingly demonstrates that buildings with a powerful expression create positive new local identities in a globalized world.
Across 12 themed chapters—Moiré, Image, Seam, Emblem, Letter, Pattern, Frame, Ridge, Grid, Diamond, Relief and Filigree—readers are guided on the exploration of the connection between form, meaning and contemporary ornaments. Realized buildings, intriguing scale models, material samples and unique ornaments designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects illustrate the firm's craftsmanship and its search for expression and identity.