Urban Environment Design
Coop Himmelb(l)au: The cloud builders
UED (Beijing) Culture Media
Chief-Editor: Peng Lixiao
The issue mainly consists of three major chapters, Point of Departure, which includes early programmatic texts, artistic experiments, and commentary articles by renowned critics; Subject Footprints, which includes a magnificent selection of architectural projects in chronological order; and Open End, which shares a small proportion of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU’S exciting ongoing research, and a peek into their vision of the future. The American Poet Emily Dickenson once said, “Tell the truth but tell it slant.” So, on top of that, we also introduced an index system at the top of the pages, roughly categorizing the projects, and a mind map in gatefold presenting the tangled interconnections between the selected programmatic texts, artistic experiments, and architectural projects.