This comprehensive survey provides detailed accounts of projects at home and abroad. It illustrates the architect duo's working method at the interface of theory and practice as we follow their activities from Berlin to Moscow to the Kazakh steppe and New Delhi. The attractive four-volume trade edition with cardboard slipcase presents the entire spectrum that a young architectural practice has to cover to assert itself in the European and Asian markets today. It takes a long time for the eye to become schooled eugh to see the invisible qualities of a place that are never mentioned in building specifications or architectural critiques. And it takes longer still before an architect is able to design - to create from scratch - a sensually tangible harmony that gives distinction to the whole.