New Swiss Architecture

New Swiss Architecture

  1. Edited by Nathalie Herschdorfer
  2. Texts by Maya Birke von Graevenitz
  • ISBN 9780500343036
  • 28.00 x 25.50 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 304pp
  • With 400 illustrations, including 250 in colour and 150 plans and ldrawings
  • First published 2015

New Swiss Architecture

A major survey of contemporary Swiss architecture, showcasing the nation’s advanced engineering, superlative craftsmanship and stunning natural scenery

‘Offers a detail-oriented appraisal of inventive structures and their novel take on traditional Swiss materials and techniques’ – Aesthetica
‘A unique photographic survey of the best Swiss architecture of a new generation’– New Design

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.

See a list of the architects represented