superkül releases first monograph to celebrate first 10 years in practice

Toronto-based architectural firm superkül has launched the firm’s first book, Rain, Gravity, Heat, Cold. The 160-page, limited-edition volume illustrates the philosophy, thinking and design approach that define the firm’s award-winning practice and its role in the dynamic and evolving creative landscape in Canada and abroad. It highlights projects from a decade of work and reflects superkül’s organization of matter, energy and space, as well as a diversity of environments that are at once enlivened and enlivening through design.

Among the French-folded pages, readers will find a foreword by architecture critic, Kiel Moe, Associate Professor of Architecture & Energy, Department of Architecture at Harvard University; an interview with the firm’s principals by Eric Beck Rubin; form and site studies; and a special credits section honouring the collaborations that make the firm’s work possible — highlighting clients, consultants, colleagues and friends.

The design of the monograph is a deeply personal, deliberately intuitive experience. The careful, distinct way it was produced, by Blok Design, reflects superkül’s progressive design philosophy and process. The title, the exploratory nature of the format, the subtle paper transitions, the special silver finishes and the different printing techniques used in production, all mirror the organization of materiality that characterize the firm’s work, and set this book apart from other architectural monographs.

Rain, Gravity, Heat, Cold can currently be purchased in Canada from the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Swipe and other retailers. Internationally, it is available online through Idea Books, and