Candide No. 6 published by Hatje Cantz

It is here, just in time for the Frankfurt Book Fair: our sixth issue, with contributions on acoustics and ruins, earth construction and systems thinking, as well as fictional oral history as they relate to architectural knowledge. Designed by Benjamin Critton. Learn more here. Buy a copy here.

Now available: Candide No. 5

We are happy to announce the release of the fifth issue of Candide. To read more on the content, click here. To purchase, please contact your local bookseller or order directly from ACTAR.

„Constructing Knowledge“ Proceedings

The proceedings of the international conference „Constructing Knowledge – Das Wissen der Architektur,“ held in Aachen in November 2009 on the occasion of the launch of Candide, have been published. The 16 papers by architects, architectural historians, anthropologists, and urban researchers can be downloaded here.

More information on the conference and the original call for papers are available here.

Candide No. 4 available

We are happy to announce the release of the fourth issue of Candide. To read more on the content, click here. To purchase, please contact your local bookseller or order directly from ACTAR.

Candide Nos. 1 and 2 now online

All articles of Candide No. 1 (12/2009) and No. 2 (7/2010) can now be downloaded free of charge as part of our open access policy. Supported by a grant from the German Research Foundation DFG, we have set up an easy-to-navigate online structure.

Read contibutions as diverse as Bernard Cache on Vitruvius; Arnold Walz and Axel Kilian on the future of computational design; Ulrich Pantle on the fictional cities portrayed in school books; Angelika Schnell on Aldo Rossi’s socialist perspectives; Anke Naujokat on an example of Alberti’s microarchitecture.

For all lovers of printed matter: Candide Nos. 1 and 2 are still available. Contact at your local bookstore, or order directly from Transcript Verlag.