a book is a book is a book. but this report on the activities of a company is three books in one: technical publication, documentary report and narrative tale. at one level the reader finds images depicting large sections of buildings. the photos reveal details of the indoor-climate technology that impact on the shape of the building, becoming part of the architectural design. at the second level there is an essay on the history of human habitation. the copy underpins the photos: open any page and read it in isolation, leaf through from back to front, or read page after consecutive page. at the third level photo captions and a glossary explain the details. the technology is packaged in a stream of words and images. the reference list of projects is hidden yet highly visible on the cover.
transsolar energietechnik gmbh
design award of the federal republic of germany 2007, nominated
if communication design award 2005, award
red dot award: communication design 2004, red dot