For the past 20 years, Weimar-based architect Christian Meyer-Landrut has been designing commercial and industrial buildings across Germany. With a keen eye for his craft, he considers himself a critical witness of the current architectural landscape – and its constraints.
»I cannot thank Anja Rosendahl and Lars Borngräber enough for their kind and tireless willingness to keep my work on track with their sharp eyes – to shape, design and coordinate it.«
The architecture of images
It’s all a question of attitude: Can architects be more than service providers? Do they have scope and space for social critique? Our book design throws a spotlight on Meyer Landrut’s approach: to his works, to their function and to his clients. Ivo von Renner’s images perfectly capture this attitude with plenty of atmosphere, humour and human touches.
The surreal and artificial qualities of the book’s imagery find their perfect setting: a former substation in Jena. Here, Meyer-Landsrut not only celebrates the book presentation and exhibition opening, but also 20 years of his own architectural practice. 100 guests enjoy a presentation of classical songs by Satie and more.