Niklas Maak: "Atlas der seltsamen Häuser und ihrer Bewohner"
Niklas Maak was born in 1972 in Hamburg and studied Art History, Philosophy and Architecture in Hamburg and Paris. Since 2001, he has been a feature journalist for art and architecture at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Besides this, he teaches as a guest professor in Frankfurt am Main and Harvard. He has received the George F. Kennan Prize for his work as well as the Henri Nannen Prize in 2012, the COR Prize in 2014 and the BDA Prize for architectural criticism in 2015. His publications by Hanser are: Der Architekt am Strand (2010), Fahrtenbuch. Roman eines Autos (2011) and Wohnkomplex. Warum wir andere Häuser brauchen (2014).
A house towers in front of you: a gigantic, white wooden castle, built by a New York art collector and financial, speculator, who embezzled 700 million dollars. Or a concrete semi-circle built on ...
Very soon we won’t be able to afford houses as we know them, neither ecologically nor economically. Most houses are tailored to the needs of small families, but the single family unit is now ...
The author tracks down the names on the registration certificate and is steered into a labyrinth of memories, stories and speculations. The car was driven by a doctor, an Italian immigrant, a ...
2015 BDA-Preis für Architekturkritik
2014 COR Journalistenpreis
2009 George F. Kennan-Preis