MMXX tells the story of architecture in Australia in the first two decades of the 21st century. The ambitious survey demanded a breakaway from the traditions of the classic ‘architecture book’ to create something that celebrated and showcased the diversity of design and content.
The resulting oversized layflat format is accessible yet unconventional, with plans and photography being layered and juxtaposed in unexpected ways. The story of each project is told through a number pertaining to the space. The cover uses a cross-section as a device to echo the diversity of built forms featured in the book, further reiterated by a screenprinted acetate jacket. There is an underlying experience of zooming in and out of the projects, at macro and micro, for readers to explore the projects at various levels of detail.