The Swedish architectural firm White is one of the pioneers of green building design. The ten projects featured in this book document the firm’s approach to and care for nature, analyse the implementation and consider how successful the results have been in practice. The cover is divided in two, with the top part being green and the bottom part being white, a division that runs all through the book and which underlines the strict balance between man-made architecture and nature. Cover two does not have a title or any lettering at all and, instead, conveys the name and content of the book via colours. Underlining the light footprint of these buildings, the contents pages show the sites without any visible structures. The same pictures are repeated later on in the book, in direct connection with the actual documentation showing the completed buildings, thus making clear how carefully these structures have been fitted into the landscapes. The top half of the pages tells the story of each architectural project, the bottom half shows drawings, models and plans.
Statement by the jury
»This book embodies a subtle yet highly accurate design implementation based on a sophisticated concept. The way the paper and alternating colours are used in the design follows an unusual path. The visual language consists of documentary photography and therefore is highly consistent.«
Laurence King Publishing project leader Mark Isitt editor/author Mark Isitt