Holcim Foundation
Experts

Curriculum Vitae

Ilka Ruby

About

Ilka Ruby is an architect and curator in the fields of architecture, design and the visual arts.

She is principal of Textbild, a Berlin-based agency of architectural communication founded by Ilka and Andreas Ruby in 2001. Predominantly committed to contemporary architecture and design, they write essays, design books, curate exhibitions and organize symposia for a wide array of institutional and cultural clients.

Their publications include Urban transformation (Ruby Press, 2008); Of people and houses: architecture from Styria (HDA, 2008/09); EM2N: both and (GTA, 2009); Re-inventing construction (Ruby Press, 2010); Sadar + Vuga: a review (Hatje Cantz, 2012); MRDV buildings (nai010, 2013); and Infrastructure space (Ruby Press, 2016).

They have organised several international symposia and exhibitions on architecture and design, such as the “Min to Max” symposium on affordable housing and the ravelling exhibition (Druot, Lacation & Vassal – Tour Bois le Prêtre”.

They are also the founders of the German architecture debate platform, www.bkult.de and of the award-winning architecture publishing house Ruby Press.

Ilka Ruby studied architecture at University or Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen), Germany. After practicing as an architect for some years, she now works as a graphic designer, editor, and writer.

Last Updated: February 06, 2017
Background
Location
Berlin, Germany
Also Of Interest
Expert
Andreas Ruby
Andreas Ruby
Swiss Architecture Museum (S AM)
Berlin, Germany
Related Information
Publications
Holcim Foundation
 
     

Search Help

Our website search engine covers the web pages including project descriptions and expert profiles, PDFs, images and videos on the Holcim Foundation website. To improve your search results, here are some tips:

Basic search

Our search defaults to term-pairing AND. If you search sustainable construction - then the search engine will look for any items containing sustainable AND construction

Union

photovoltaic OR solar

Looks for either word

Nesting

(clay OR mud) AND (school OR university)

Combine alternative terms for more specific searching

Subtraction

geothermal -heating

Excludes a term from results, automatically ANDs other terms listed

Phrases

"zero carbon"

Use quotation marks to search for a specific phrase or combination

Wildcards (one or more characters)

archit*

Asterisk (*) matches any word or phrase - so archit* will find architect, architecture, architectural as well as architrave