About Manuel Herz Architects

Manuel Herz Architects is an office for architecture and urban planning, based in Basel, Switzerland. Amongst the recently constructed buildings is the mixed-use building ‘Legal / Illegal’ in Cologne, a museum extension (with Eyal Weizman and Rafi Segal) in Ashdod, Israel and a residential building in Ordos, China. The projects have received several prizes such as the Cologne Architecture Prize 2003 or the German Architecture Prize for Concrete

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Out on the Tiles: ceramic architectural facades

Dominic Lutyens


Contemporary architects internationally are breathing new life into the old tradition of using ceramic elements on exteriors. The result are striking facades that marry expressive ornament with sustainability.