New Laboratories, Cover
New Laboratories, Cover

Klonk, Charlotte (ed.) (2016):

New Laboratories. Historical and Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Developments.

With texts by Ronald Göbel, Sabine Hansmann, Charlotte Klonk, Christina Landbrecht, Henrike Rabe, and Verena Straub. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter.

New laboratory buildings are currently being planned all around the world. Are they different from or even better then their predecessors? To answer this question, the authors of this book have journeyed into the past and present of laboratory architecture. They discuss the image of the laboratory and examine contemporary architectural solutions in the light of influential earlier buildings, demonstrating a variety of approaches with regard to both the functional relation of spaces and the symbolic value of the façade. 

Review in »Baunetz« (German)