Landform Building

Client—Princeton University School of Architecture
Date—2011
Production—Regal Printing, Hong Kong
Publisher—Lars Müller Publishers
165 by 240 mm, 488 pages, casebound with jacket
Editors—Stan Allen and Marc McQuade

This book, edited by Stan Allen and Marc McQuade and published by Lars Müller, has a broad mixture of content including design projects, design research, essays, interviews, and archival images that together reconsider the relationship between architecture and landscape.

The book's design uses heavy type and stacks of information, rendered in a gradient of grey tones, to produce a sedimentary-like effect that seemed appropriate for a book concerned with the ground. Solid color pages differentiate spaces in the book and provide pauses between stretches of more densely presented information. The book's cover uses a richly textured charcoal-colored paper wrapped by a glossy, full-color jacket for maximum physical contrast.