Posted: October 29, 2018 Filed under: Architecture and The Built Environment, Graphic Design Reviews | Tags: Book & Magazine Cover Design, Book & Magazine Design, Book Review, Custom Typography, Design Blog, Design For Print, Design Reviews: Editorial Design, Editorial Design, Graphic Design, Graphic Design Blog, Italian Design, Magazine Design, Magazine Spreads, Studio Mut, The Best Graphic Design Work of 2018, The Very Best of 2018
Opinion by Richard Baird
New Architecture in South Tyrol—a travelling exhibition and catalogue—brings to light the unique architectural boom happening in Alto Adige, also known as South Tyrol, the predominantly German-speaking northern-most province of Italy.
Selected by an international jury, the catalogue focuses on fifty-nine buildings from the region, realised between 2012–2018, and have gained local contemporary architects international recognition. These buildings are marked by their keen sense of locality and materialisation. This is documented throughout the exhibition catalogue by way of images and plans. Texts in English, German and Italian augment these, providing a comprehensive survey of recent architectural trends and developments in the region with the intention of facilitating international comparison.
The design of the exhibition catalogue, developed by Studio Mut
, channels the architectural continuities present within the region and draws these out through the immediacy of imagery and technical drawings, and explored playfully in the balance of type and space. In this, the design of the catalogue captures the “lively and innovative architectural scene” rooted in a rich tradition of craftsmanship, and set within, and often in contrast to, an alpine context.
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