Herzog & de Meuron

We talk about what we do and we want others to talk about it too, we welcome open and impartial debate. We keep emphasizing the physical aspect of architecture. But architecture is also intellectually informed in the sense that it produces thoughts and ideas and that it can be explained by the concrete reality of a project. We don’t let our buildings just stand for themselves alone, we talk about them; in other words, there is a ‘verbal’ aspect to the architecture of Herzog & de Meuron, as demonstrated in numerous texts, conversations, essays, etc.