The smartphone has long since replaced the sketchbook, whether when traveling or in everyday life. Nowadays many architects gather observations with their cell phone. After all, it has never been so easy to capture and archive impressions. Incidental snapshots often emerge as the decisive source of inspiration within a design process. They can contribute to communication about architectural and constructional problems, or prompt spontaneous chains of association whose use is not yet foreseeable at that moment.
With Snapshot, the multiple award-winning Leipzig architects Ansgar and Benedikt Schulz open up insights into their extensive photo archive. The 120 selected motifs show which themes and sources inspired their own design ideas. Accompanied by incisive commentaries by the two brothers, the album shows the special concept of architecture that shapes their working methods.
Fresh from the press at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 Snapshot instantly advanced to become the publics favourite in the architecture category and is one in ten participants of the shortlist for the most beautiful book 2016. The Beauty and the Book Award is a project of the Frankfurt Book Fair und the German Book Art Foundation.
Softcover, 12 x 16 cm
278 pages with approx. 120 col.