Archivo de la categoría: Peter Zumthor

Peter Zumthor to Serve as Rolex Arts Initiative Architecture Mentor

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has been selected as the next architecture mentor for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. He will be the second architect to participate in the program, following Kazuyo Sejima’s inauguration in 2012. After choosing a protégé… Sigue leyendo

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Zumthor: “Apostle of the Real”

In an article for Vanity Fair Paul Goldberger unravels the Swiss Mystique surrounding Peter Zumthor’s personality and work, describing him as a “cross between Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Proust, with perhaps a tiny bit of Bob Dylan thrown in.” With completed projects few and far between, but executed with intense experiential thought and craftsmanship, the article explores how Zumthor’s motives has informed his rigorous attitude to architecture. Having recently been awarded the RIBA Gold Medal, the “cult following” that Goldberger described in 2001 seems to only be getting stronger. You can read the full article here.

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A Photographer’s Journey Through Zumthor Valley

Our friend and architectural photographer Felipe Camus recently embarked on an architectural pilgrimage to the valley of the Rhein. Located in the Graubünden region in Switzerland, the valley boasts many of the seminal works of Pritzker Prize Laureate Peter Zumthor,… Sigue leyendo

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A Photographer’s Journey Through Zumthor Valley

Our friend and architectural photographer Felipe Camus recently embarked on an architectural pilgrimage to the valley of the Rhein. Located in the Graubünden region in Switzerland, the valley boasts many of the seminal works of Pritzker Prize Laureate Peter Zumthor,… Sigue leyendo

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AD Classics: Saint Benedict Chapel / Peter Zumthor

The Saint Benedict Chapel, located in the village of Sumvitg, Graubünden, was designed by the Pritzker Prize Laureate Peter Zumthor in 1988. The modest, human-scaled exterior of the chapel encapsulates the beauty and simplicity of Zumthor’s works, while the interior… Sigue leyendo

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Seven Small Concrete Structures Thomas Edison Would Have Loved

Who knew American inventor Thomas Edison loved concrete so much? Well, the folks over at the US Patent and Trademark Office, for starters. Edison filed a patent for a house that could be constructed from one pour of concrete, from the walls to ornament… Sigue leyendo

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In Discussion: Peter Zumthor Speaks with Michael Govan About the LACMA Redesign


In a crowed auditorium in central Los Angeles on Sunday, Swiss architect Peter Zumthor sat down with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) director Michael Govan to kickstart the opening of The Presence of the Past: Peter …
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Planning A Summer Getaway? Swap Houses With A Fellow Architect


Clockwise from top left: Attic apartment in Torino, Italy; cottage in County Galway, Ireland; interior of Torino apartment; and Lock House, in County Kildare, Ireland. Photos courtesy of Architects House Exchange. If you’re tired of scrolling through the IKEA-and-shag-carpeting nightmares on VRBO, consider this new vacation-rental site created just for architects. Dublin-based designer Eva Byrne …Continue Reading
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