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2G BKK-3
Ilka & Andreas Ruby

Gustavo Gili, 2006
144 pages
Fully illustrated, colur & b+w.

BKK-3 are the third formation of a collective that began in the 1980s under the name of BKK (literally Baukunst Kollektiv, the Art of Building Collective, which went on to call itself BKK-2), residing in Vienna and led by Johny Winter and Franz Sumnitsch. From a position of political activism, the collective posits an architecture of participation with the user and with institutions. Heirs of the long Viennese tradition of housing co-operatives, their work makes a special point of new forms of collective living by endowing housing groups with a set of services that reinforce the inhabitants' sense of community.

This issue of 2G also includes other works in the field of commercial space like the office buildings IP.ONE, IP.TWO and ICUB, and new projects touching upon the same issues of social housing and commercial space.


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