The makers of our books

Our books are collective products. We cherish our creative collaborations with writers, photographers, graphic designers, printers, and binders. This is a non-exhaustive list of the people with whom we work.


Tim Abrahams

is a British-based architectural critic and writer. He is a contributing editor to the US magazine Architectural Record, covering northern Europe, and host of the podcast Superurbanism.

Gay Gassmann

is an American art historian, art consultant and writer based in Europe. She is a contributing editor to Architectural Digest, Vogue Arabia, and AD China and has authored books on contemporary art and artists.

Hans Ibelings

is a Dutch architectural historian in Montreal. He is the author of a number of books on modern and contemporary architecture and teaches at the University of Toronto.

Joann Plockova

has been writing about architecture and design for more than a decade. Based between Prague and Florida, her bylines include The New York Times, Monocle and Architectural Digest, among others.

Wouter Vanstiphout

is the co-founder of Crimson Historians & Urbanists, one of the most original minds in the world of Dutch architectural culture, and one of its sharpest writers.

Mimi Zeiger

is a Los Angeles-based critic and curator. She was co-curator of the U.S. Pavilion for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale and is visiting faculty at SCI-Arc.


Jan Knikker

is a partner and director of Strategy at MVRDV and brings over a decade of experience from OMA/Rem Koolhaas and a background in journalism. He is an influential voice in urban transformation and regeneration, and authored the RIBA-bestseller “How To Win Work,” bridging the gap between architects and marketing.

Jacob van Rijs

is the ‘VR’ of MVRDV, a founding partner and principal architect known for his bold and user-friendly concepts. He combines his role at MVRDV with a professorship at the Technical University of Berlin, and has co-authored works such as “Farmax: Excursions on Density” and the architectural monograph “MVRDV Buildings.”

Isabel Pagel

is a PR Manager at MVRDV and spearheads special projects and contributes to publications and exhibitions like “MVRDV Buildings.” Her involvement extends to exhibitions such as “The Living Archive of a Studio” at HNI and “MVRDV Haus” at Architekturgalerie Berlin.


Maria Bodil

is an Amsterdam based creative duo, formed by Lieve Maria Eek and Marthe Bodil Vos. They create imagery, films, and conceptual campaigns.

Sebastian van Damme

is a Rotterdam-based photographer. He is educated as an architect, a background that helps him to understand and capture the beauty of the built and unbuilt environments.

Ossip van Duivenbode

is an architectural photographer who has studied architectural history. This background enables him in capturing the essence and beauty of the built environment.

Bas Princen

is an artist and photographer in Rotterdam and Zurich. He studied industrial design and architecture.

Daria Scagliola

is a Rotterdam based photographer and lecturer at the Photography-Film department of St. Joost School of Art & Design. Educated at the Willem de Kooning Academy, she has been actively contributing to the field since 2000, specializing in documentary photography and graphic design.

Mark Seelen

the founder of Seelen+ in Hamburg, and a visual director for film and photography.

Xia Zhi

is a photographer and videographer who strives to capture the visual significance and the texture and mood of architecture.

Graphic designers

Lisa Brustolin

is a designer in Rotterdam, working on a variety of two and three-dimensional projects: from logos to books and furniture.


Grafiche Veneziane

is a printing house located in the city centre of Venice. Working both in Italy and abroad (Europe and US) for more than 50 years, they combine the newest printing technologies with a distinctly artisan-like attention to details.


is an Amsterdam-based printing company that serves the most respected individuals and companies within the graphic industry in the Netherlands and abroad. With great love, our team creates beautiful and creative printed matter.


Cooperativa Lavoratori Zanardi

is a historic bookbinding company, specialized in producing high-quality hardcover books. Their focus on challenging projects drives the development of innovative strategies and technologies, preserving the art of bookbinding.

Van Mierlo

is a bookbinder in Nijmegen. The company specializes in finishing complex books in all kinds of designs and formats. Almost everything is done in-house, including for example, the foil print for Episodes: Powerhouse Company.

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