Intégral Rudi Baur

Ruedi Baur, directeur de création, associé et co-gérant
Graphiste designer, nationalité franco-suisse, né en 1956, formation en design graphique à Schule für Gestaltung de Zürich en 1979, fonde l’atelier Intégral Ruedi Baur en 1989. A dirigé les projets suivants : identité visuelle et signalétique du Centre culturel Tjibaou de Nouméa, du Centre Pompidou, de la Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, de l’aéroport de Köln-Bonn, de la Cinémathèque française, des Archives et la bibliothèque départementales des Bouches du Rhône à Marseille ; signalétique de la ville de Lyon et de son agglomération, de la Cité internationale de Lyon et de son Centre de Congrès, de l’exposition nationale Suisse « Expo.02 », du domaine national de Chambord, du site touristique de puy de Dôme, du Mac/Val, de la Maison des Métallos, de l’aéroport de Vienne, de la médiathèque André Malraux de Strasbourg, du Palais des Nations à Genève; identité visuelle de la célébration de l’an 2000 en France, du Ministère de l’éducation nationale, de l’Exposition Internationale de Seine-Saint-Denis 2004, du Centre des monuments nationaux, de l’Ecole des Beaux-arts de Paris ; développement de la gamme de pictogrammes pour les tableaux de bord de tous les véhicules Peugeot-Citroën… Il enseigne régulièrement depuis 1987. De 1989 à 1994, il coordonne le département design de l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Lyon puis de 1993 à 1996 le post-diplôme « espaces civiques et design ». En 1995 il est nommé professeur (corporate design) à la Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst de Leipzig, dont il a assumé le rectorat de 1997 à 2000. En 1999 il y crée l’Institut de Design Interdisciplinaire (2id). De 2004 à 2010 il est responsable de l’Institut Design-2context à la Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst der Stadt Zürich (HGKZ). Depuis septembre 2007 il enseigne à l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (ENSAD). En 2011, création de deux instituts de recherche : Design4context et Civic City. Il prend la direction du « Certificate of Advanced Studies – CAS Civic Design » à la Head à Genève.
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BASE DESIGN + BSA-FAS

The Federation of Swiss Architects (FSA), founded in 1908, unites Swiss architects who have achieved excellence in the fields of architecture, urban development and spatial planning. FSA is recognized as the foremost architectural organization in Switzerland. Our task was to develop a strong visual identity that unites all 900 FSA members.
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What is the Future of Architecture

After a very successful first edition of the participatory book ‘What is the future of architecture?’ we are very happy to announce our decision to do it again and present – ‘What is the future of architecture? II’!

The future of architecture is a participatory book project, initiated by Crap is Good. The book consists of and depends on participation and collaboration. It is entirely independent from funds, sponsoring or organizational support and therefore relies completely on its concept. The project experiments with collective authorship and alternative ways of (crowd-) funding.

Going through the answers we’ve gotten last year, we can say there are some recurring assumptions, a red line weaving its way through the book. The book, consisting of 53 very different takes on the same question – ‘What is the future of architecture?’ – takes us from fiction stories to a philosophical email discussion, through series of images and photography, to science-fiction and poetry. While leafing through, often a blurry image would come to mind, an imaginative glimpse of the future.

With the same motivation as last year, we are in search for all possible takes on the question ‘What is the future of architecture?’. We have invited a series of innovative architectural practices, thinkers and theoreticians to share their view on this impossible question and are looking forward to receive yours as well. Your submission can be a text or essay, a single image, a series of photographs, drawings, a short story, it can be symbolic or poetic, rational or fiction but relevant non the less, with a maximum of 5 pages (A4).

The concept is simple, to submit your answer you pay a registration fee of 20€, this registration fee will get you a copy of the book delivered to your doorstep! We are still unsure wether we will be able to publish all of the submissions we receive, but the chances are pretty high. (In last years edition we where able to print all of them), but even if your answer is not in there, you will still receive the book. The book ‘What is the future of architecture? II’ will also be available in a selection of bookshops around the world.Crap is Good

JDS architects + Boy Vereecken

AGENDA is a catalogue of 365 days, like a diary or journal: a collective narrative, personal and subjective. It documents the work and thinking of JDS Architects over a specific year marked by crisis, beginning on September 15th, 2008, the day that Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. The form of the book exploits the double meaning of its title, presenting the absurdities of day-to-day architectural practice while also staking our intent. Rather than a definitive direction, our agenda is a definitive attitude – of eagerness, enthusiasm, and optimism, of criticality and concern, of fun and inquiry. It is a directive, a motivation to act, at times without clear knowledge of where our agenda will lead. “Change,” the buzzword of the last U.S. presidential campaign, is the order of the day, and the task of AGENDA is to explore what kind of change will be needed if architects are to assume a political and social agency in this new landscape. Bringing together diverse forms of content, AGENDA is a product of vigilant observation, introspection, and engagement with outside thinkers and collaborators – artists, curators, politicians, authors, economists, journalists, developers, educators, and architects.AGENDAS

Joost Grootens

Joost Grootens studied architectural design at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. As a graphic designer he is self-taught. His studio designs books in the fields of architecture, urban space and art, specializing on atlases, designing both the maps and the books themselves.

Among his clients are 010 Publishers, Nai Publishers, Lars Müller Publishers, Phaidon Press, Vanabbe Museum and Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum.

Grootens has won numerous prizes for his designs. Among them the ‘Goldene Letter’ and two Gold Medals in the Best Book Design from all over the World competition in Leipzig. In 2009 he was awarded the Netherlands’ most prestigious design award, the Rotterdam Design Prize.

A monograph about his work titled ‘I swear I use no art at all’ was published by 010 Publishers in 2010.

Grootens is Head of the research programme Information Design at Design Academy Eindhoven’s Master course. He has also lectured and conducted workshops at various institutions in Asia, Europe and North America. Joost Grootens is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale).
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VRT-toren

Er zijn 64 kandidaten om het nieuwe VRT-gebouw te ontwerpen. Daaronder wereldvermaarde architecten als Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Diller & Scofidio en Dominique Perrault. Ook het puikje van de Belgische architecten is present. Sommige partijen sluiten zelfs al sterke allianties af. Geert Sels overloopt de grootste namen in De Standaard.

De opdracht voor een nieuw omroepgebouw voor de VRT is een zeldzame uitdaging. Dat hebben architecten tot ver buiten de landsgrenzen begrepen. Het Team Vlaams Bouwmeester begeleidt het project en lanceerde een open oproep om kandidaten te werven. Met 64 ontvankelijke dossiers ligt het aantal inzendingen niet excessief hoog, maar het niveau van de deelnemers is uitzonderlijk. Drie vierde van de inzendingen komt van grote buitenlandse bureaus. Zowat een kwart komt uit België. Dat zijn er evenveel als uit Nederland, waar de architectuurcrisis al langer noopt tot actie over de grenzen.

Internationale hoogvliegers kandideren mee voor het VRT-gebouw. Onder hen zwaargewichten als Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas en Dominique Perrault, bekend van zijn Bibliothèque de France. De ietwat jongere en hippere generatie tekent ook present, met Bjarke Ingels (BIG) en de Britse zwarte ster David Adjaye.

Bij het Nederlands legioen zitten zowat alle troonopvolgers van Rem Koolhaas, die allemaal uitgesproken internationaal werken. Onder hen Winy Maas (MVRDV), Ben Van Berkel (UN Studio) en Neutelings Riedijk.
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SalutPublic

Salutpublic est un studio de graphisme fondé
à Bruxelles en 2002. Résolument tourné vers l’international, Salutpublic forge sa pratique autour du design de livres, des identités architecturales, du design graphique et de la conception de sites web. Fort de ses expériences pluridisciplinaires, le studio lie durablement la forme au contenu et élabore des stratégies structurelles et narratives à des fins de médiations artistiques et culturelles. À ce titre, le studio s’est vu décerner plusieurs prix nationaux et internationaux. En 2009, le studio a ouvert Salutpublic Paris.Keramis Architectes