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HOUSE OF SWITZERLAND: A DICTIONARY OF ELEMENTS. Ed. by Christoph Wieser. Park Books, Zurich, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. Two volumes and two loose boards serving as front and back covers for the set, all held together with a rubber band. Vol. 1: 208 pp. with 142 ills. (139 col.). Vol. 2 (Appendix): 32 pp. with 25 ills. 31 x 22 cm. ISBN 9783906027814 Bilingual in English and German.
This publication consists of two volumes, the first containting texts and illustrations, the second presenting construction plans for the featured project. Publisher's description: The House of Switzerland is a mobile building that serves as the official visitors' center for Switzerland at major international events. Following its debut at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the building went on to serve events in Zurich, Milan, and Rio de Janeiro. This book takes a close look at the architectural and design challenges presented by a building that has to be mobile, accessible, and visually striking. Drawing on materials from the planning process conducted by Switzerland's Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the architectural firm Spillmann Echsle Architects, which built the house together with Ortreport, the book presents a dictionary of all elements in the building set for the house, illustrated with images and plans rendered with rich technical detail. A discussion between the key figures involved in the project rounds out the book, exploring the process of creating such an iconic representation of a nation abroad.
Artist(s):Spillmann Echsle Architects (firm); Ortreport (firm)
Indexing: Western, Europe — Switzerland — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 167105
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