New Swiss Architecture

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Nathalie Herschdorfer

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Established on the global stage by the international success and influence of architects such as Peter Zumthor and Herzog & de Meuron, today’s generation of architects in Switzerland draws on the country’s distinctive landscape of alpine peaks, crystalline lakes and efficient cities, and fuses traditional Swiss materials with new high-tech tools and innovative construction methods.

New Swiss Architecture documents fifty of the most important buildings of the last decade through architectural photographs that highlight their exceptional detail, attention to context and material experimentation. Because of their isolated locations, many of these buildings are little known, despite having been designed by leading architects, including Christ & Gantenbein, Gigon/Guyer, Valerio Olgiati, Charles Pictet, Richter Dahl Rocha and Diener & Diener. The book is presented in two sections: the first comprises a photographic portfolio of projects organized into themes: Alpine, Infrastructural, Recreational, Rural, Suburban, Urban. The second section describes each of the featured buildings through drawings, plans and concise texts.

Produced for design aficionados, this lavish publication will attract architecture practitioners and students seeking inspiration from work produced at the most sophisticated level.

Additional information

Weight 2048 g
Dimensions 26.6 x 28.5 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 October 2015
Number of pages 304
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Nathalie Herschdorfer
Dimensions 26.6 x 28.5 cm
Weight 2048 g

Nathalie Herschdorfer is Curator, FEP (Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography) and Director of the Festival Alt. +1000 in Switzerland. She has written a number of books amongst which are Afterwards and reGeneration.

Maya Birke von Graevenitz is an architecture writer based in Zurich.