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By Peter Zumthor

Peter Zumthor is probably the main cutting edge ecu architect operating this day. His tasks encourage enthusiasm with their exactitude, their poetry, and their significantly self reliant aesthetics and vocabulary of form.

This ebook, exquisitely designed to the architect's exacting criteria, is the 1st entire survey of Zumthor's oeuvre. As unprecedented because the architect's paintings itself, the booklet investigates 8 discovered structures intimately, together with the house for the aged in Chur, the Gugalun residence in Safiental, the artwork Museum in Bregenz, Austria, and his best-known paintings, the Thermal Baths in Vals, Switzerland. every one of those initiatives is greatly illustrated with duotone photos by way of British architectural photographer Helene Binet and is followed via plans in addition to statement written, via Zumthor himself. This name additionally contains a record of tasks, a biography of the architect, and an advent by way of Zumthor.

"The Swiss architect Zumthor has over the past years accomplished a chain of outfitted works that experience captivated us with their item simplicity and their fabric sophistication. greater than an individual he has strengthened the actual energy of structure. heading off rhetorical gesture he has controlled to accomplish a sequence of constructions which are cheerful of their manifestation of shape, fabric, and construction.... whereas stylish minimalism achieves its effects by way of exclusion, Zumthor's paintings is educated via complicated realizing and the working-through of problems.... greater than the other modern architect Peter Zumthor has continued in retaining structure as a optimistic craft. via his outfitted paintings he exhibits us how structure could be invested with concept, how ideadoes no longer need to conspire with ideology. He demonstrates that via a a number of and layered approach structure could have rationale with out rhetoric, objective with out dogma, gravity and light". -- David Chipperfield, AA Files

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