Life Sciences Buildings
Life Sciences Buildings
Life Sciences Buildings
Life Sciences Buildings
Life Sciences Buildings
Life Sciences Buildings
Life Sciences Buildings

Life Sciences Buildings

Binocular, New York, New York, 2003

Description

This monograph on the design and construction of one building is composed of two main components: a set of highly detailed architectural drawings and a series of evocative black-and-white photographs, both made specially for the publication. The book was originally envisioned by the architects as a horizontal A3 format, but by the publisher as a vertical A4 format. Our design solution satisfies both desires by configuring the book almost entirely out of eight-page foldout signatures. As such, the book can be read on two levels: leafing through the pages produces a photographic essay of alternating types of images; opening the foldouts reveals the meticulous drawings for close examination and study.

Juror Notes

“Good solution for a difficult problem: the balance of photographs and architectural drawings.” Lars Müller

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2003
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Binocular
Designers
Joseph Cho, Stefanie Lew
Jacket designers
Joseph Cho, Stefanie Lew
Photographer
Hélène Binet
Production director
Markus Gomon
Production coordinators
Joseph Cho, Gregor Messmer
Authors
Ada Karmi-Melamede, David S. Robins
Editor
Ria Stein
Publisher
Birkhäuser
Trim size
8.43 x 11.65”
Pages
132 plus 50 foldouts
Quantity printed
2,200
Compositor
Binocular
Typeface
Akzidenz Grotesk
Printer
Jütte-Messedruck
Jacket printer
Jütte-Messedruck
Papers
BVS matte coated 135 gsm text, Surbalin dark gray endpapers
Binder
Kunst und Verlagsbuchbinderei GmbH
Binding method
Smyth sewn with gatefold signatures; binding cloth over 100 pt. binding board
Book type
Image driven
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