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The glass panels that cover the main building look almost like lightly ruffled feathers Zumthor During daytime the new Kunsthaus in Bregenz by the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor creates the impression of a semi transparent glass body at night it becomes a 30 metre high cube highly visible a statement in light The interior of the building a stack of three rooms cThe glass panels that cover the main building look almost like lightly ruffled feathers Zumthor During daytime the new Kunsthaus in Bregenz by the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor creates the impression of a semi transparent glass body at night it becomes a 30 metre high cube highly visible a statement in light The interior of the building a stack of three rooms comprising an exhibition space of 1800 square metres, with a highly sophisticated air conditioning system that both heats and cools, is constructed in smooth concrete, terrazzo, matt glass and indirect, virtually natural light Situated on the shores of Lake Constance the main building, with its side structure and services, creates a high quality focus in the town, a centre for Bregenz where once there was an inner city wasteland as Friedrich Achleitner has put it The new Kunsthaus bears witness to Zumthor s consistently intense dialogue with the sites he designs for This volume presents the most recent work of this architect who has at last achieved cult status Stuttgarter Zeitung with his exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art in New York following many acclaimed projects and awards including, not least, his 1997 design for the Diocesan Museum in Cologne.In German and English


  • Title: Peter Zumthor:Kunsthaus Bregenz
  • Author: Peter Zumthor
  • ISBN: 9783775707206
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback

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Peter Zumthor

From the Pritzker Prize website, pritzkerprize laureatePeter Zumthor was born on April 26, 1943, the son of a cabinet maker, Oscar Zumthor, in Basel, Switzerland He trained as a cabinet maker from 1958 to 1962 From 1963 67, he studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Vorkurs and Fachklasse with further studies in design at Pratt Institute in New York.In 1967, he was employed by the Canton of Graub nden Switzerland in the Department for the Preservation of Monuments working as a building and planning consultant and architectural analyst of historical villages, in addition to realizing some restorations He established his own practice in 1979 in Haldenstein, Switzerland where he still works with a small staff of fifteen Zumthor is married to Annalisa Zumthor Cuorad They have three children, all adults, Anna Katharina, Peter Conradin, and Jon Paulin, and two grandchildren.Since 1996, he has been a professor at the Academy of Architecture, Universit della Svizzera Italiana, Mendrisio He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Southern California Institute of Architecture and SCI ARC in Los Angeles in 1988 at the Technische Universit t, Munich in 1989 and at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University in 1999.His many awards include the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association in 2008 as well as the Carlsberg Architecture Prize in Denmark in 1998, and the Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture in 1999 In 2006, he received the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture from the University of Virginia The American Academy of Arts and Letters bestowed the Arnold W Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture in 2008.In the recent book published by Barrons Educational Series, Inc titled, Architectura, Elements of Architectural Style, with the distinguished architectural historian from Australia, Professor Miles Lewis, as general editor, the Zumthor s Thermal Bath building at Vals is described as a superb example of simple detailing that is used to create highly atmospheric spaces The design contrasts cool, gray stone walls with the warmth of bronze railings, and light and water are employed to sculpt the spaces The horizontal joints of the stonework mimic the horizontal lines of the water, and there is a subtle change in the texture of the stone at the waterline Skylights inserted into narrow slots in the ceiling create a dramatic line of light that accentuates the fluidity of the water Every detail of the building thus reinforces the importance of the bath on a variety of levels In the book titled Thinking Architecture, first published by Lars M ller Publishers in 1998, Zumthor set down in his own words a philosophy of architecture One sample of his thoughts is as follows I believe that architecture today needs to reflect on the tasks and possibilities which are inherently its own Architecture is not a vehicle or a symbol for things that do not belong to its essence In a society that celebrates the inessential, architecture can put up a resistance, counteract the waste of forms and meanings, and speak its own language I believe that the language of architecture is not a question of a specific style Every building is built for a specific use in a specific place and for a specific society My buildings try to answer the questions that emerge from these simple facts as precisely and critically as they can.



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