Peter Zumthor Works: Buildings and Projects, 1979-1997

Peter Zumthor Works: Buildings and Projects, 1979-1997

Peter Zumthor


Peter Zumthor is almost certainly the main leading edge eu architect operating at the present time. His initiatives encourage enthusiasm with their exactitude, their poetry, and their noticeably autonomous aesthetics and vocabulary of form.

This booklet, exquisitely designed to the architect's exacting criteria, is the 1st entire survey of Zumthor's oeuvre. As extraordinary because the architect's paintings itself, the e-book investigates 8 discovered structures intimately, together with the house for the aged in Chur, the Gugalun condominium in Safiental, the paintings Museum in Bregenz, Austria, and his best-known paintings, the Thermal Baths in Vals, Switzerland. every one of those initiatives is generally illustrated with duotone images via British architectural photographer Helene Binet and is observed via plans in addition to statement written, through Zumthor himself. This identify additionally contains a checklist of initiatives, a biography of the architect, and an creation by means of Zumthor.

"The Swiss architect Zumthor has during the last years accomplished a chain of equipped works that experience captivated us with their item simplicity and their fabric sophistication. greater than somebody he has strengthened the actual energy of structure. averting rhetorical gesture he has controlled to accomplish a sequence of constructions which are cheerful of their manifestation of shape, fabric, and construction.... whereas trendy minimalism achieves its effects through exclusion, Zumthor's paintings is knowledgeable by means of advanced figuring out and the working-through of problems.... greater than the other modern architect Peter Zumthor has persevered in preserving structure as a positive craft. via his outfitted paintings he indicates us how structure might be invested with thought, how ideadoes no longer need to conspire with ideology. He demonstrates that via a a number of and layered approach structure may have purpose with out rhetoric, goal with out dogma, gravity and light". -- David Chipperfield, AA Files

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