Urban Tree Collection for the Modern Architect & Designer
432 pages, 765 full-color illustrations
(315 HD-bitmap tree masks, 327 HD-bitmap tree modules, 40 HD
vector trees, 72 illus. of bark, 144 documentary illus.), paperback
ISBN 978-3-03778-435-8, English
Like Gandl’s bestsellers, Neubau Welt (2005) and Neubau Modul (2007), this new volume, Neubau Forst Catalogue, is a print survey of a digital library of images and vectors.
Neubau Forst Catalogue is a collection of detailed silhouettes of urban trees and separate tree sculptures. In years of manual work, using a method developed especially for this project, these details have been digitally removed from their original urban surroundings in Berlin.
The materials are distinguished by their extent, outstanding quality of detail,
and excellent resolution of the usual autotraced digital tree library.
The Berlin trees were selected according to a special matrix. The letters of the name of the design studio, |N|e|u|b|a|u|, were laid over a map of Berlin. The trees that were located at the structural anchor points of the letters were marked to appear in the Neubau Forst Catalogue. Over a period of time, from 2009 to 2014, these trees were systematically photographed, documented, and catalogued in the summer and winter seasons.
Neubau’s process of selection and distillation gives the trees a timeless validity, and they can be used universally in future visualisations. Additionally, so-called “tree modules” were removed from existing separate trees. They can be set in front of both dark and light backgrounds of any kind and reproduce without any flashes. There are endless combinations of ready-to-use trees and different modules.
Dedicated to all present and future city forests
Spread the seeds and plant these trees where ever you like.
Akane Sakai (JP), Bhav Mistry (UK), Benjamin Ganz (CH), Cezanne Noordhoek (NL)
Christoph Grünberger (DE), Daniel Cottis (US), David Pope (IR)
François Leherissier (FR), Joerg Petri (DE), Lukas Reinhard (DE), Marine Stephane (FR)
Margarida Castel-Branco (PT), Marius Hanf (DE), Maximilian Voormann (DE)
Miriam Busch (DE), Moritz Otten (DE), Oriol Salles (ES)
Paul Heys (UK), Robert Loeber (UK), Stefan Gandl (AT),
Thomas Holmes (UK), Will Smith (UK)