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.

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