A stupendous five-volume clothbound set documenting the wearable, portable and playful architecture of the 1960s utopian group Haus-Rucker-Co From their founding in 1967 to the announcement of their dissolution in 1993, Viennese architecture experimenters and provocateurs Haus-Rucker-Co (German for house movers) attempted to overthrow the very foundations of architecture, questioning the value the discipline had placed over its history in the longevity of its constructions. Their work drew on the developments of the space age as well as the utopian ideas prevalent at the time. These projects include their 1967 Balloon for Two, a transparent PVC membrane projected into the street from a building facade capable of holding two people. Featured prominently in the critically acclaimed book Hippie Modernism, Haus-Rucker-Co’s specific approach to building in and on air helps explain how a group who built so little has become so influential. This unprecedented collection gathers together the complete archive of Haus-Rucker-Co, including 827 drawings and pictures and 51 sculptures in five slipcased clothbound volumes–much of the material never before published. show more
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