SCI-Arc faculty Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu of BPlusU recently published their new monograph, B+U DesignPeak 12. Volume 12 in the Design Peak series is a comprehensive monograph on BPlusU's oeuvre and features a complete overview of the innovative architecture over the past 10 years of design duo Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu.
Published by Equalbooks, the DesignPeak architectural monograph series documents the work of architecture and design offices such as Morphosis, Delugan Meissl, and Fuksas, among others. The monograph on BPlusU includes an introduction by architecture critic Stephen Phillips and articles about the firm.
B+U's work ranges from conceptual projects utilizing sound as a generator for geometry and space, urban utopias imagining what our cities will look like in the future, up to build work and projects that are currently in development. Among the designs featured here, are the Firestone Boulevard office building in Downey, California; the Taipei Performing Arts Center in Taiwan; the Tall Emblem Structure for Dubai, UAE; Villas for the Royal family in Al Ain, UAE; the Frank/Kim residence and the Cohen residence in Pasadena, California; Sound cloud and Sound City‐ urban intervention projects based on sound study's, Los Angeles, California ; Sunset Junction‐ a permanent installation in Silver Lake, California; Performing Arts Center in Iserlohn, Germany; NTCArt Museum for contemporary Art in New Taipei City, Taiwan; the Ott Winery in Feuersbrunn, Austria; and City Futura‐ a utopian urban proposal for the city of Milan, Italy that was featured at the 12th Venice Biennale in 2010.