The Property Issue. Ground Control and the Commons

“Who owns the land?” is a question central to all societies, because space is as vital a resource as air and water. And yet architects seldom explicitly address the question of land ownership. Is this because, as the architect Florian Hertweck writes, they “primarily produce an illusion of the political, not least because they want to see their projects realized”? This issue of ARCH+ aims to help change how we view urban land, and encourage land law reform to return land governance to the local level.

Berlin 2013/1983

Berlin 2013/1983 is at once artist book, extraordinary architectural guide, and a radical addition to the discourse on architecture and urbanism in Berlin.

Planetary Urbanism: The Transformative Power of Cities

Bilingal publication of the competition entitled “Planetary Urbanism”, which was launched in 2015 as the second „Critique of the Present“ competition after the first competition „Out of Balance“ in 2012.

Legislating Architecture, English Version

Legislating Architecture, a collaboration with Arno Brandlhuber and Tobias Hönig, investigates how law creates design, as well as the inverse: can design be applied to the pre-architectural realm? A report from architecture’s legislative front.

Release Architecture: Incidental Space, English Version

Release Architecture, a collaboration with Christian Kerez and Sandra Oehy, takes off from the spatial intervention in the Swiss Pavilion. How far can we push the boundaries of architectural space? A report from architecture’s speculative front.

Get Real! Architectural Realities, bilingual

Germany's contribution to the 14th Biennale of Architecture in Venice, curated by the commissioners Alex Lehnerer and Savvas Ciriacidis, is the point of departure for this issue of ARCH+.

The Klotz Tapes: The Making of Postmodernism, bilingual

Klotz’s deeply personal perspective and his trenchant depictions of the major events and architectural figures of the late 1970s and early 1980s add up to a fascinating making of the postmodern movement.

Post-Oil City – The History of the City's Future, English Version

At a time when more than half of the world’s population is living in cities, the effects of climate change on urban life can no longer be ignored.

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