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New Swiss Architecture

New Swiss Architecture

New Swiss Architecture


Hulbertus, Adam and Maya Birke von Graevenitz, Nathalie Herschdorfer. New Swiss Architecture

Thames & Hudson


Book ID: 98552

With its Alpine peaks, crystalline lakes, and efficient cities, Switzerland has quietlybecome a center for sophisticated late modern architecture. Architect PeterZumthor, a former cabinetmaker, and the firm Herzog & de Meuron produced aseries of buildings at home and abroad that has paved the way for a younger generationof architects who fuse the country's traditional materials with high-tech newtools and innovative construction methods. This book goes beyond the standard project-based survey, documenting the mostimportant buildings of the last decade through architectural photographs thathighlight the detail, volumetric play, and material experimentation of the buildingsand portray them in the unique environments in which they have been designed andbuilt. Because of their isolated locations, many of these buildings have rarely beenseen before, despite having been designed by some of architectures leading lights. The first section presents a photographic portfolio of projects. The second sectiondescribes each of the featured buildings in concise texts and architectural illustrations.

304 pp. English Cl.