East are included in the publication Building Upon Building, publishers by Nai010, and edited by J.Engels and Marius Grootveld. The publication was launched 23th of March, 18:30, at the AA bookshop in London, with an introductory address by Adam Khan.
For the book 45 European architects were given the task to design a fictional building expansion in line with the principles of the existing building. A relevant question in an era when architecture increasingly seems to occur without the context being taken into account. The result is a collection of dialogues between contemporary architects and the past. The book proposes an architecture as evolution, rather than revolution. How can the views of the past that inhabit the city be interwoven with the stories of the present? A question that is addressed in 45 designs and 4 essays.
The book may be purchased from the AA bookshop