Without flaws in finishing detail, functionality and financial accountability, the Hamburg-based critically acclaimed architects Bothe Richter Teherani drive a wedge into the phlegmatic character of their profession.
Ever since the car dealership Car & Driver the marque BRT internationally stands for buildings that are impressive in detail as well as in size and which manage to either captivate the public emotionally, or to provoke it on a visual level. BRT's labyrinthine yet systematic concepts to maximize space in office buildings, the futuristic connotations with UFOs, space shuttles and zeppelins, and their treatment of urban and public spaces are typologically documented in this volume designed by COMA within the segments "industry", "signs of the city", "mobility", "living space", "leisure time" and "office work". The accompanying essays and text contributions investigate the aims of the architects, somewhere between pragmatism and vision, between fine detail and the greater complexity of urban life.
The editor, Klaus-Dieter Weiss, formerly a teacher at the University of Hannover and now critic and journalist, publishes articles and books on contemporary architecture.