Our extensive publishing programme combines both of our passions: architecture and designing high-quality books. Experienced editors, creative graphic designers, and architects work at the interface of theory and practice under one roof in the Friedrichswerder area in Berlin. We publish up to 40 new titles each year and aim to provide architects, instructors, and students with a valuable foundation for their daily work and to make a critical contribution to the contemporary debate on architecture. In addition to the series of manuals, architectural guides, and basics, our thematic focuses include the architectural history of the former Soviet Union as well as architecture in Africa and the Muslim world. Our books are published primarily in English and German, but increasingly also in Russian, French, Italian, and Spanish. Our global distribution network means our titles can be purchased in architecture bookshops around the world, from New York to Moscow through to Tokyo.
What brings a practicing architect to start publishing books as a second business enterprise? Ūla Ambrasaitė, publisher of Vilnius-based LAPAS talks to Philipp Meuser, architect and head of DOM publishers, Berlin. During their conversation it turns out that they do not only share their passion for beautiful books but also follow the idea allowing young authors to start their career in the book industry.