“Kompakt Komplex” (Compact Complex) is the title for a book which claims to show compactness in its volume, partly to symbolise sustainability as well as energy and cost optimisation in the construction industry. It shows works from the early years of the German architectural office studioRAUCH and works on two levels. One is the communicative level, with photos and a descriptive text about the projects. The other is the conceptual level, which deals with specific details such as concepts, sections, floor plans and site plans. The design of the conceptual level differs from the communicative level in terms of format, paper and monochrome printing. It offers an equivalent to the architecture projects, in purism and aesthetics.