So she decided to ask other architects, as well as artists and designers. She lives in Paris and Munich. We host events, student activities and book releases at our shop while retaining the very best collection of architecture, interior design landscape and furniture design books you could imagine. bound in black. New extended edition of the cult book In this book, he listed chronologically the answers amusing and other times programmatic that he received. was a question put to Cordula Rau by an automotive industry manager during an architectural competition. Although I was wearing black and I am an architect I didn t have a spontaneous answer, so I responded: "Ask the other architects!" The author was once asked why do architects actually wear black? Most architects don't abide by these fashion recipes, but if somebody outside the profession comes across just one architect fitting the Corbusian mold then, alas, all architects must do the same. Some basic essentials of appropriate dress include the wearing of black … Professional ethics and the logic of the market - discussing the preparation of students of architecture & urban planning for the challenges of the modern world. He asked the question at an international level and whenever it seems appropriate ever since. I have asked the question at an international level and whenever it seems appropriate ever since. New extended edition of the cult book Collection of hand-written explanations in an A6 notebook Expanded by 17 new statements Aims and Scope ""Why is it really that architects wear black?"" "Why is it really that architects wear black?" (Cordula Rau) Cordula Rau is an Architect and Journalist. The Architect’s Bookshop is a cultural hub for the architecture lovers of Sydney. For the purpose of the new edition, this legendary collection was expanded by new notable, amusing, pragmatic, and quirky reasons: "Please read – and don’t ask me why architects wear black!". Architects who do not meet a professional standard may be mocked and sent home to change. Architects wearing black is a stereotype on par with architects wearing black, plastic-frame spectacles. Even though she herself is an architect, and wears black, she did not have an answer on the spot. I have spent most of the last year away from architects, talking about architecture, That was in 2001, and it is why this small book came to be. was a question put to Cordula Rau by an automotive industry manager during an architectural competition.