Swiss Sensibility: The Culture of Architecture in Switzerland
Publisher: Birkhauser Author: Anna Roos ISBN: 9783035611281 Format: Hardcover, 256pp, 240x330mm
The book presents 25 buildings in Switzerland designed by 16 influential Swiss architects, ranging from high-density urban developments through to rural sites in the alpine environment, with examples of traditional craftsmanship and materials, and modern construction technology and engineering. Large-format photographs illustrate the buildings’ proportions, materials, and details. Four authors analyse the Swiss building culture and its high architectural quality from an insider’s and an outsider’s point of view. In a detailed interview, Peter Zumthor explains his approach to architectural design. Contemporary architecture in Switzerland is influenced by Peter Zumthor and Herzog & de Meuron, recipients of the Swiss Pritzker Prize, as well as a number of other prominent architects.