Marking the studio's 30th anniversary, Snøhetta: Collective Intuition explores the firm's most recent built projects. Published Spring 2019 with Phaidon, the monograph is the studio's first in over a decade.
Written in the studio’s own words, and paired with evocative photography and drawings, Snøhetta: Collective Intuition features 24 new essays on 24 projects from the last decade. Examining the works not merely as they were built, but also as they are lived, the book offers the studio’s understanding of their own work and how it has taken on a life of its own.
Snøhetta: Collective Intuition also features the studio's founding partners in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, curator and artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries; as well as an interview with Gaute Brochmann, an architect and editor-in-chief of Arkitektur N.
The monograph investigates three core values in Snøhetta’s practice, organized loosely into three corresponding chapters: projects that were driven by the firm’s integration of disciplines, projects that produce new ways of understanding political space, and projects that open up new models for generosity and collective ownership in the design of the built environment. With these projects side by side, common lines of thought emerge without being explicitly drawn.
Publication Date: April 3, 2019
Extent: 256 pages
Illustrations: 200 color, 100 black-and-white ISBN: 978 0 7148 7717 4
Size: 10 ⅝ x 8 ⅛ inches
Book Design: Studio Claus Due
The book is available for purchase in bookstores globally, and online via phaidon.com/Snohetta.