The work of Brandt and Böttcher, fully documented in a book that confirms the vitality of German design culture, even at a distance from the publicized architectural showcases of Berlin.
[Andreas Brandt & Rudolf Böttcher. Architecture] In the context of contemporary German architecture the work of Brandt and Böttcher stands out for its coherent, committed understatement.
The Brandt-Böttcher team has created works that have met with critical acclaim, from the projects for the Museum of Contemporary Art of Frankfurt and the Opéra at the Bastille in Paris, to the constructions of the Stadthalle of Unna and the experimental magnetic subway station in Berlin, the rail station of Kassel to the school of Neukölln, again in Berlin, just to mention a few of the themes illustrated in the volume. Their way of approaching the profession as balanced research is fully covered, with in-depth documentation that confirms the potential of German design culture, even at a distance from the publicized architectural showcases of Berlin.