– werner sobek, light works, stuttgart 2008

werner sobek light works

werner sobek’s work stands for a melting of the boundaries between architect and engineer. his claim to restrict structural elements to the bare essentials is reflected in the layout of the book. the hierarchical structure of the information is clear cut: the column of project data is the load-bearing element; the descriptive contents are borne along by the body copy. the light style of the geometrically designed future typeface is another reference to the engineering side of sobek’s skills, while the understated, business-like blend of black and grey type corresponds to the corporate dress code.

werner sobek
light works
stuttgart 2008


werner sobek ingenieure
gmbh & co kg

project team:
beate kapprell
maja mory
(project management)
silke sabow
(project management)
andreas uebele

photos and illustrations
inside the book:
petra böttcher
zooey braun
h.g. esch
christian gahl
christoph gebler
brigida gonzalez
roland halbe
florian holzherr
andreas keller
johannes marburg
christian richters
frank rümmele
wolfgang schmidberger
rainer viertlböck
uwe walter
werner sobek
peter studer

photo product:
lothar bertrams

frank heinlein


  • designpreis der bundesrepublik deutschland 2010, nominiert
  • die schönsten deutschen bücher 2008, –