Riegler Riewe - The Depth Of The Surface
The book features 16 seminal projects in two radically different ; but visually complementary ways: The first part of the book consists of full-page illustrations representing architectural space by way of an enchanting visual estrangement – the void space of each project is left unprinted ; while the solid stuff of architecture is printed in a subtle shade of purple-beige that incidentally is the only color of the book. As the surface of the paper surrounding the ground plans is printed in the same color as well ; the projects appear like archeaological excavations carved out of the ground. This visual estrangement invites the reader to discover the work of Riegler Riewe in a new light ; foregrounding space as structure while obscuring its function. Due to this conscious manipulation we start to imagine what we don’t know ; evoking all kinds of programs which might occur in these ambiguous spatial structures.