In March 2019, book Ich freue mich immer, nach Hause zu kommen by German architectural historian, critic and journalist Gert Kähler will be published. It summarizes 24 of the most notable private houses of architectural office Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (gmp). Among these projects there are included Villa Guna and the Residence Complex (Residence, Tennis Hall and Private SPA) - a cooperation between Vincents Architecture and gmp.
Designing a private house is a challenge for every architect - the ability to read people’s habits and notice their daily routine so that the new owners would not only be able to name this place a home, but would also be happy living in there. Individual approach and understanding of social behavior are the main subjects under consideration for architect when designing a private house. The book will include interviews with villa owners responding quite private questions - how it all started, how dialogue with architects formed and how the result is evaluated.
Gert Kähler has several publications on topics affecting the urban environment and architecture of the 20th and 21st century. For over 30 years, Gert Kähler has been working in Hamburg (Germany), engaging in the promotion of urban development.