Bungalow Germania


The installation BUNGALOW GERMANIA in the German Pavilion is accompanied by three publications.

Experts of various disciplines have examined the project from different perspectives over a spread of more than 400 pages, and have contextualized it historically, culturally, and architecturally.

The BUNGALOW GERMANIA catalog, edited by Alex Lehnerer and Savvas Ciriacidis and published by Hatje Cantz, examines the speculative reality of architecture through two protagonists, the Kanzlerbungalow [Chancellor Bungalow] and the German Pavilion.

The ARCH+ issue GET REAL! ARCHITECTURAL REALITIES that features Alex Lehnerer and Savvas Ciriacidis as guest editors discusses the architecture of power and forms of national representation in Bonn and Berlin, or West Germany and reunified Germany. This issue also takes up new philosophical currents and object-oriented theories to examine the power and effects of architecture.

The Wüstenrot Foundation’s publication, VERGEGENWÄRTIGUNG – ERINNERUNG | INSZENIERUNG | SPEKULATION, documents the symposium of the same name held at the Kanzlerbungalow in Bonn in March 2014. This symposium was hosted jointly by the commissioners, the Wüstenrot Foundation, the ETH Zurich and the House of History of the Federal Republic of Germany.

These three publications, which compliment each other, contribute to the discourse surrounding the speculative realism of architecture, and hope to open up new associations in the discussion surrounding the Venice exhibition.

Bungalow Germania

Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern 2014
Editors: Alex Lehnerer and Savvas Ciriacidis
Edited by: Sandra Oehy
Graphic Design: Thomas Dahm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3830-9 (German / English)