Autoban put their work of first 10 years in a book published by Gestalten.
The 320-page book presents a rich selection of Autoban’s projects that are documented in striking photographs and plans. The distinctive and premium-quality concepts for restaurants, hotels, apartments, offices, and retail spaces collected here showcase the studio’s worldview between global cosmopolitanism and its own cultural idiosyncrasies.
Giving an insight about to world of Autoban in three chapters, the book opens with an essay on the studio’s design approach which is followed by texts on cultural interactions between Europe and the Ottoman Empire as well as the current design and art scene in Istanbul. The second chapter is a survey of projects in full-bleed photographs whose blueprints along with furniture drawings are revealed in the final section.
Founded in Berlin in 1995, Gestalten is one of world’s top design publishing houses. With more than 400 books that document and anticipate vital movements in design, illustration, architecture, and typography as well as urban and contemporary art, Gestalten brings a deep understanding of visual culture on a global level to whatever they do and remain firmly committed to presenting visual trends with timeless substance. Their titles are sold in almost 100 countries through bookstores and museum shops as well as specialty and concept stores.