Alexander Brenner: A Holistic Art of Building, Villas and Houses 2015-2022

Alexander Brenner, Holger Reiners

Park Books, 2022


Few architecture firms in Europe have addressed the villa as a building type as consistently as Alexander Brenner Architects. The studio is widely known for designs that are characterized by plastic-geometric facades often resembling constructivist tableaux. What all of Alexander Brenner’s villas and houses have in common is a truly holistic approach to the task. A house’s interior, kitchen, cupboards, and other built-in furniture are attended to with the same care for detail as its exterior. Corresponding gardens with soft, curved, sensual forms surround, and contrast with, Brenner’s cubic architectural sculptures.
This new book follows up on two successful previous volumes published in 2011 and 2015. It features six villas and houses realized between 2015 and 2022, including the architect’s own home in Stuttgart, the Brenner Research House. Lavishly illustrated with masterly photographs taken by Zooey Braun, as well as with plans, drawings, and further images, the volume documents each building in rich detail. An essay and informative texts on the projects by Alexander Brenner, as well as an appraisal of his oeuvre by architecture publicist Holger Reiners, round out this volume that offers rich inspiration for anyone interested in contemporary housing design and villas.
This book is rather a-typical for publishing house Park Books, a bit glammy.


ISBN: 9783038602682

320 pagina's, 396 kleur & 180 z/w illustraties en plannen, 30 x 24 cm, hardcover, Duits/Engels