MVRDV Buildings is a brilliant, quietly radical monograph that sums up the work of controversial Dutch architects MVRDV - not by showing their buildings as objects but by portraying life as it's lived within them.
In essence, they are public spaces - but transitory ones. Airports are places where people gather voluntarily in a collective state of wanting to leave. In some cases, however, the long walk to the terminal can be a quite rewarding experience.
Marseille, located in the Provence region on the southeast coast of France, is the perfect base for visits to other cities in this part of Provence. The city is steeped in history with a wealth of monuments. Starting with the Greek and Roman periods cities have been built on top of each other over the centuries. The Vieux Port has been the natural harbor since antiquity.
Many cities claim it, but in Barcelona's case it's most certainly true. There is no city like it. It's a place of colourful contrasts. Of culture and nightlife. And truly spectacular architecture.
Thomas Mayer was born 1946 in Switzerland, and since 1969 he has been a freelance photographer based in Neuss, Germany. Before he started turning his lens towards architecture, Mayer did commercial work for car companies, editorial work for magazines like Zeit Magazin, GEO, Stern as well as corporate work for various industrial and institutional clients.