About Swiss building culture
The Culture of Architecture in Switzerland
- 25 projects by 16 Swiss architects, including Bearth & Deplazes, Gian Caminada, Herzog & de Meuron, EM2N, Diener & Diener, Miller & Maranta and Valerio Olgiati
- Interview with Peter Zumthor
- Detailed insights into Swiss building culture
Aims and Scope
The book presents 25 buildings in Switzerland designed by 16 influential Swiss architects: The range covers 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 analyze 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.