Dam architectural book award 2015_

Durch Dikes Foto Fritz Philipp Publishers Rotterdam

Dutch Dikes \ nai010 Publishers Rotterdam \\ © Foto: Fritz Philipp

For the seventh time, in 2015 the Frankfurt Book Fair and Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) jointly bestowed the International DAM Architectural Book Award. Now highly respected, the prize, the only one of its kind, honors the best architecture books in a year. A total of 63 architecture and art book publishers from all over the world accepted the joint invitation to submit entries. On September 30, 2015 a jury made up of external experts and representatives of DAM met to select the year’s ten best architectural books from among the 178 entries. They based their decision on criteria such as design, content, quality of material and finishing, innovation, and topicality.

The prize giving ceremony was held on October 14, 2015; all award-winning books will be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair from October 15 to 18, 2015 (Hall 4.1, Zentrum Bild, Stand K 106).

This year the jury of outside experts consisted of: Cornelia Mechler (Scheidegger & Spiess publishers, Zurich), Christian Huther (architecture critic), Mario Lorenz (Deserve, design agency, Wiesbaden), Petra Gerschner (photographer, Munich), Alexander Sahm (Walter König booksellers, Frankfurt), Marietta Andreas (Chairwoman of the Society of Friends of Deutsches Architekturmuseum).

The internal jurors were: Peter Cachola Schmal (Director, DAM), Annette Becker (curator DAM), Oliver Elser (curator, DAM), Christina Budde (curator, architecture education at DAM \ coordination, DAM Architectural Book Award 2014), Brita Köhler (public relations department, DAM).

The wide range of topics and the high standard of the entries presented the jury with an enormous challenge. For this reason the jurors once again decided to pick ten prize winners, but also to select a further ten entries for the Shortlist of the DAM Architectural Book Awards 2015.

The 2015 DAM Architectural Book Award is being supported by the Society of Friends of the DAM e.V.
PRIZE WINNERS

DUTCH DIKES
Publisher: nai010 Publishers Rotterdam
Edited by: LOLA Landscape Architects: Eric-Jan Pleijster, Cees van der Veeken
Authors and editors: LOLA Landscape Architects: Eric-Jan Pleijster, Cees van der Veeken
Contributors: Tracy Metz, Eric Luiten, Steffen Nijhuis, Hans Renes, Henk Ovink
Design: Koehorst in´t Veld

AN IGLOO ON THE MOON
Publisher: Circa Press London
Author: David Jenkins
Design: Jean-Michael Dentand
Illustration: Adiran Buckley

JAN KAPLICKÝ DRAWINGS
Publisher: Circa Press London
Authors: Ivan Margolius, Richard Rogers
Design: Jean-Michael Dentand

YOUNG – OLD
Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers Zurich
Author: Deane Simpson
Design: Studio Joost Grootens, Rebekka Kiesewetter, Michael Amman, Lars Müller Publishers
Photography: Deane Simpson

ELEMENTS OF VENICE
Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers Zurich
Edited by: Giulia Foscari
Author: Giulia Foscari
Design: Giulia Foscari mit Integral Lars Müller
Photography\Illustration: Claire Scoville, Giulia Foscari

1972. NAKAGIN CAPSULE TOWER
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg
Authors: Noritaka Minami, Julian Rose, Ken Yoshida
Design: Sean Sullivan
Photography: Noritaka Minami

DICHTE ATMOSPHÄRE
Publisher: Birkhäuser Verlag Basel
Edited by: Dietmar Eberle
Author: Eberhard Tröger
Design: Claudia Klein
Photography: Claudia Klein, Michael Heinrich

THE ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing London
Author: Iain Jackson
Edited by: Liz Faber
Design: Two Sheds Design, The Urban Art
Illustration: Iain Jackson

FRIEDRICH WEINWURM. ARCHITEKT
Publisher: Slovart Publishing Bratislava
Edited by: Daniela Marsinová
Author: Henrieta Moravcíková
Design: Lubica Segecová
Photography: Olja Triaška Stefanovic

WALLS THAT TEACH
Publisher: Jap Sam Books Heijningen
Edited by: Susanne Pietsch and Andreas Müller
Authors: Susanne Pietsch and Andreas Müller (editors\introduction), Tom Avermaete, Marina van den Bergen, Dolf Broekhuizen, Peter Blundell Jones, Matthias Donath, Jennifer Mack, Marco di Nallo, Susan Reid, Sue Robertson, Piet Vollaard
Design: Design Sandra Kassenaar \ David Bennewith (Colophon), Amsterdam

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