Amsterdam, NL | Maastricht, NL | Zürich, CH
Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References (Birkhäuser, 2012) offers a unique and unparalleled view of this internationally renowned architect. Arets’ optimistic outlook towards the future, which he calls ‘A Wonderful World: A New Map of the World’, underlies his global philosophy. This book presents Arets’ lectures on that topic, debates between him and other thinkers and makers, 60 exemplary designs from his studio, and an extensive series of interviews with Arets. Within these texts his background, education, projects, and teachings are interwoven in a discussion that highlights the evolution of his career.