This book goes beyond the standard project-based survey, documenting the most important buildings of the last decade through architectural photographs that highlight the detail, volumetric play, and material experimentation of the buildings and portray them in the unique environments in which they have been designed and built. Because of their isolated locations, many of these buildings have rarely been seen before, despite having been designed by some of architecture’s leading lights.
The first section presents a photographic portfolio of projects. The second section describes each of the featured buildings in concise texts and architectural illustrations.
Nathalie Herschdorfer is a curator and art historian specializing in the history of photography. She is the director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Le Locle, Switzerland.
Maya Birke von Graevenitz
Maya Birke von Graevenitz is an architecture writer based in Zurich.
Hubertus Adam is Director of the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel.