Voilà — NiVo number 2! In the first issue of NiVo we presented exciting projects and interesting topics on architecture as well as applications of our cement composite products in as varied ways as possible — and that remains true in this issue as well!
Nevertheless, you will notice that there have also been a few changes. For alongside the praise and positive feedback we received, we also received some constructive criticism which we have tried to learn from.
In each edition, NiVo shows a selection from the wide range of applications of our products — but there is even more than that! There are also insights into the world of architects, their clients and the users of their buildings; as we are especially interested in the concepts, ideas and visions of the creative people behind the projects which showcase our products, as well as the wishes and needs of the people who live with them.
‘Onward together’ has been our motto from the beginning and to this day it has remained the basis of our success for over a century. Your criticism, your ideas, your wish for new colours, forms and applications — all drive us forward! With each great new project we also take a step forward. We would like to use NiVo as a platform for this exchange of ideas — in both directions. So please feel free to give your criticism, suggestions, wishes and ideas! In conclusion, I would like to express our gratitude to the board, the art directors and the editorial team; together with you, your perseverance and your endurance we have worked at our high ‘NiVo’. Making even the banal superb ...

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Concept / Editors / Art Direction
Manuela Hötzl (MaHo), b. 1972, has been writing as an architecture critic and journalist for international architecture and art magazines since 1992 and has edited various book and magazine productions for publishers, firms of architects and other enterprises. She studied architecture in Graz and Pretoria and graduated MA in Research ­Architecture at the Goldsmiths University of London in 2011. Manuela Hötzl lives and works in Vienna.

Marco Walser (MaWa), b. 1973, Elektrosmog, studied Visual Commuications at the Zurich University of the Arts, and spent a year in London with an internship at Graphic Thought Facility. Marco Walser teaches at various institutions including the Zurich University of the Arts, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam and the University for Graphics and Arts of the Book in Leipzig. In 1999 he founded the Büro Elektrosmog in Zurich, which he heads as Creative Director. He has received many awards and prizes for book production, including the prize

for the Most Beautiful Swiss Books and the Jan Tschichold Prize, 2005. Marco Walser lives and works in Zurich.

NiVo · Journal for Architecture and Cement Composite
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Liliane Blin
Philippe Carrard
Christine Dietrich
Anders Holte
Hans-Jörg Kasper
Roger Probst
Dietmar Steiner
Robert Wirichs

Manuela Hötzl
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A - 1060 Vienna

Editorial Assistant
Michael Hasslacher

Correspondents, Slovenia
Maja Vardjan
Jeff Bickert

Correspondent, Germany
Gerwin Zohlen

Art Direction & Design
Elektrosmog, Zurich
Marco Walser, Selina Bütler

Plan graphics, details
Deck 4 GmbH, Sandra Imfeld
Johannes Payer (German)

Jean-Pierre Lewerer
Nelson Wattie
David Ender

Proofreading & Copy editing
Véronique Hilfiker Durand
(German, French)
Anne Roos

DZA Druckerei zu Altenburg, GmbH

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