Barkow Leibinger: Spielraum
New projects by the successful Berlin-based architectural office
“In the end Barkow Leibinger are bricoleurs as much as they are engineers. . . . There is always an element of inspired performance in bricolage. And as the greatest philosophers in German aesthetics tellus, such play (Spiel) is also essential to art; it opens up a realm for an imaginative response to any question. In the end, this is what Barkow Leibinger offer us all: Spielraum, room for play, space for invention.” Hal Foster
Grouped in five thematic fields—“Fabrication / Research,” “Liminal Façade / Deep Surface,” “Ultra Structural,” “Makeover,” and “Site Specific”—this comprehensive monograph presents the work of theBerlin-based, German-American architectural practice Barkow Leibinger with contributions by Hal Foster, Carson Chan, Sarah Whiting, Brett Steele, and Iwan Baan.