AD Architectural Digest - The most beautiful houses in the world is the German language edition of a magazine for interior decoration and design from the USA, where Architectural Digest has been published since 1920. The German edition has been published since 1997, Condé Nast, whose parent company Advance Publications the Architectural Digest publishes in the U.S., as well as publishing subsidiaries in France, Italy, Spain, Latin America and Russia. Contrary to the title of the journal can be found in books as little information about architecture in terms of design and external design of buildings. Instead, long stretches of the book presentation of the interior of celebrities as well as new products for " people who already have everything " reserved. In this respect, Architectural Digest is more of a lifestyle magazine for high earners as a special-interest magazine for architecture.
In February 1996, the American publisher Condé Nast went with plans to the public, to establish a German edition of AD. At the time there was next to the American magazine only the Italian edition. Establishing Ulrike filter was editor in chief of AD Architectural Digest. As of November 1999 took Ingrid von Werz, the chief editor, who had worked before that as a freelancer for Condé Nast. This was only seven months in that post from July 2000, she was replaced by Margit J. Mayer as editor in chief, who was previously deputy editor in AD. Mayer held the post since held, and was nominated for the 2006 Golden Prometheus in the category Magazine Journalist of the Year. In 2007 entered the editors of Munich to Berlin.
2011 pulled the editors back to Munich. By this change of editorial and publishing site now again agree. Margit J. Mayer cleared the editor in chief items of the AD Germany for their current deputy Oliver Jahn in this temporal context.