Herzog & de Meuron test the boundaries between architecture and art to a greater extent than other contemporary architects. Their interest in surface and material, opacity and transparency and the function and variability of images makes architecture speak—not just in quotations and typologies, but by continually redefining raw materials. Their buildings seem to exist simply to present those mysterious and beautiful moments when material is transformed into meaning.
Author(s): Pierre de Meuron, Jacques Herzog
Edited by Philip Ursprung, Canadian Centre for Architecture CCA, Montréal
With contributions by Phyllis Lambert, Kurt W. Forster, Jeff Wall, Thomas Ruff, Jacques Herzog, Reinhold Hohl, Alfred Richterich, Adolf Max Vogt, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Petros Koumoutsakos, Albert Lutz, Christian Muoeix, Catherine Hürzeler, Rebbecca Schneider, Rémy Zaugg, Georges Didi-Huberman, Robert Kudielka, Peggy Phelan, Ulrike Meyer Stump, Richard Armstrong, Fernando Romero, Carrie Asman, Boris Groys, Gernot Böhme
Design: Integral Lars Müller