livin' architecture / architektur leben
by franziska leeb and gabriele lenz
published by birkhäuser verlag
"The first monograph on the previous work is being published to mark the 20th anniversary of the Viennese architectural firm querkraft. It is characterized by unconventional and poetic buildings and designs that are based on the critical questioning of tasks and pragmatics that do not contradict courageous solutions In addition to documenting the most important works, the book tells the story of querkraft in an anecdotal way. The architects not only reveal the secrets of two decades of amicable collaboration in a collective, but also provide an insight into the professional reality of being an architect: the first car-free Ikea furniture store in Vienna, a residential complex in Paris and the Museum of Concrete Art in Ingolstadt."