Competition: five copies of STILLS by Wiel Arets Architects to be won

Competition: we’ve teamed up with Wiel Arets Architects to give away five copies of their new book STILLS: A Timeline of Ideas,  Articles and Interviews 1982-2010.


Published to coincide with an exhibition of the same name at Schunck Museum in Heerlen, the Netherlands last year, the book highlights Wiel Aret's theories and architecture from the past 25 years.


It also includes many of the Dutch architect's theoretical texts in English for the first time.


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Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.


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Here are some more details from the architects:

Wiel Arets Architects: Publish 'STILLS: A Timeline of Ideas, Articles & Interviews 1982-2010'

Published in December 2010, in connection with the firm’s latest exhibition entitled STILLS, the accompanying exhibition book - STILLS: A Timeline of Ideas, Articles & Interviews 1982-2010 - is an 632 page in-depth look at the words behind the work of Wiel Arets Architects. The book is a winner of the ‘2010 Best Dutch Book Design Award’ for the category of ‘Special Interest’.

Wiel Arets, first as a professor at the AA London, Columbia University New York, the Cooper Union New York, Washington University St. Louis, as former Dean of the Berlage Institute Rotterdam and as a professor at the Universität der Künste Berlin, believes that research and education are an intrinsic part of being an architect. It means thinking and making while instilling a nonlinearity in the creation process.

Within the book texts as well as images of selected built projects – photographed by Jan Bitter – weave through a span of 28 years, providing an overview of realised buildings in their everyday context. The development of Arets’ ideas are shown in their multitude of thought and action through a collection of articles, interviews and the most important theoretical texts by Wiel Arets - including many that were previously unpublished or only available in Dutch. Throughout the book Wiel Arets enters into a dialogue with others, while his work is simultaneously critically assessed and analysed.

Some of architecture’s most influential voices can be found inside, including: Stan Allen, Ben van Berkel & Caroline Bos, Kristin Feireiss, Kenneth Frampton, Jacques Herzog, Hans Ibelings, Toyo Ito, Rem Koolhaas, Arthur Kroker, Bart Lootsma, Greg Lynn, Robert McCarter, Dominique Perrault, Hani Rashid, Kazuyo Sejima, Roemer van Toorn, Anthony Vidler and Alejandro Zaera-Polo.


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Congratulations to the winners: Karsten Kruse in Germany, Joel Carela in USA, G. Alessio Scarale in Italy, Rachelle Bugeaud in Canada and Marek Wierzbicki in Poland won copies of STILLS.