Editorial and graphic design with a strong conceptual and typographical bias.
Our designs set out from the assignment’s individual characteristics. Each new project poses a new question that demands a novel answer. Our approach is critical and exploratory, which leads to distinctive results that are highly diverse. No single design is the same.
Coppens Alberts is an Amsterdam-based design studio established by Christine Alberts (CH) and Patrick Coppens (NL).
Clients include MVRDV, PostNL, WBooks, Trancity, Uitgeverij d'jonge Hond, Museum De Paviljoens, Studio Piet Paris, Arnhem Mode Biennale, the Kröller-Müller Museum, SUN Publishers, NAi Publishers, Terra Lannoo, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Scholten & Baijings, Oomen Architecten, SUB office, de Architecten Cie, ArtEZ Institute of the Arts and Meeuwig & Zn.
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A reference work and a handbook in one. The Intermediate Size examines a new building concept, the multi-family dwelling. The center-part of the book, the catalog, examines historical, mostly premoderne examples. The last part of the book, the studies, explore the possibilities of these types for contemporary housing.
Book, bound, 216 pages, 216x325x25mm Commissioned by SUN, 2006
enticing introductions Wanting to break away from the traditional divide of 5 separate project presentations, Coppens & Alberts designed a new lay-out based on the different ways of presenting architecture. The result is an alternation of page-size photos of the buildings, design drawings and series of snapshots per project. This lay-out not only emphasises the different ways to experience architecture (photos, drawings and visits), but furthermore distinguishes between the different stages of development (concept, materialisation, usage and analysis), hence making the book very readable and its content approachable from various points of view.
Paperback with linen jacket, 112 pages, 170x240mmCommissioned by NAi Publishers, 2003