Places That Exemplify Cool Swiss Style
Yellow House: Valerio Olgiati’s redesign of a 19th-century building in Flims constitutes a radical transformation of its character.
Thermal Baths: There are very few examples in the world where a building is able to manifest a single architect’s philosophies.
Stalls and Abattoir: Three agricultural buildings gently fan out out on the outskirts of the tiny settlement of Vrin.
Farmers’ Housing in Corripo: It is often assumed that true architecture can only be achieved by the involvement of an architect or master builder.
La Congiunta: Peter Märkli is an unconventional Swiss architect whose highly personal approach is grounded in a fascination with the early.
Archaeological Enclosures: Peter Zumthor won the 2009 Pritzker Architecture Prize during a career spent as a recluse “architectcraftsman.
Casa Bianchi: The small, medieval village of Riva San Vitale lies in the beautiful landscape of southern Switzerland.
Market Hall: This building, completed in 2002, is basically a giant timber shed, its frame indistinguishable from its cladding.
Church of St. Antoninus: This late masterpiece of Karl Moser is a concrete basilica on a busy suburban street in Basel.
St. Alban-Tal Apartment Houses: Diener & Diener’s architecture lies at the conjunction between individual building and the city fabric in which it is embedded.