This publication provides a comprehensive review of Mecanoo works over three decades, divided into two distinct sections. The first is a foundation of projects in their native Netherlands, tracing their Dutch roots back to early housing projects that reveal a strong social agenda, as “they forge a trail through people, place, and purpose to that poetry” through their designs, described in an essay by founding partner Francine Houben. The second section features works that define their influence outside of the Netherlands. In this first monograph devoted to Mecanoo, a+u reveals modern libraries, theaters, and campuses that can be found all over the world.
184 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 29 cm, pb, Japanese/English