Why … you could ask does an architects’ practice publish books, magazines or newspapers? The objects architects produce affect everyone, since the built environment has a direct impact on our lives – our workplaces, our homes, in public buildings and in cities. Architecture is created from a fascinating interwoven mesh of cultural, social, economic and political conditions, which in turn affect precisely these areas of our lives. Some aspects are entertaining, some problematic, some pleasant or simply undeniable. Some are disputable, some surprising and some immediately apparent …. We believe that publications play a significant role in communicating Baukultur, in critically analysing the conditions of the current building industry and, last but not least, in helping us to perform self-assessments of our everyday work.