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Peter Zumthor - German Edition 5 Vols.

With Essays by Peter Zumthor
Unquestionably one of the most influential and revered contemporary architects, Peter Zumthor has approached his work with a singular clarity of vision and a strong sense of his own philosophy, both of which have earned him the admiration of his peers and the world at large. Choosing to only take on a few projects at a time and keep his studio small, Zumthor has produced a comparatively few number of realized buildings, but they rank among the world’s most stunning: St. Benedict’s Chapel in Sumvitg, Switzerland; Therme Vals in Vals, Switzerland; Kunsthaus Bregenz in Bregenz, Austria; and the Kolumba Art Museum in Cologne, Germany number among his most famous buildings. This collection, however, explores his entire body of award-winning work from 1986 to 2012 in five volumes, including his lesser-known but nonetheless critically acclaimed works such as the Field Chapel for Brother Klaus near Mechernich, Germany, and the Steilneset. Memorial for the Victims of the Witch Trials in Vardø, Norway.
Peter Zumthor presents around forty of his projects, both realized and unrealized, through Zumthor’s own writing, and with photographs, sketches, drawings, and plans. A complete catalog of his works starting in 1979 rounds out the book. Richly illustrated and beautifully designed, this book serves as both an introduction to Zumthor’s work and philosophy for the layperson and a required addition to any architect’s library.


850 pages | 350 color plates, 150 halftones, 200 line drawings, 5-volume set | 10 x 12 | © 2014

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Table of Contents

Volume 1 1985 –1989

What I Do

Atelier Zumthor, Haldenstein, Graubünden

Shelter for Roman Archaeological Ruins, Chur, Graubünden

Caplutta Sogn Benedetg, Sumvitg, Graubünden

Spittelhof Housing Complex, Biel-Benken near Basel

Rindermarkt Apartment Building, Zurich

Rothorn Gondola Station, Valbella, Graubünden

Apartments for Senior Citizens, Masans, Chur, Graubünden

Bregenz Art Museum, Austria

Volume 2 1990 –1997

Gugalun House, Versam, Graubünden

Therme Vals, Graubünden

Topography of Terror, Berlin, Germany

Herz Jesu Church, Munich, Germany

Laban Centre for Movement and Dance, London, England

Swiss Sound Box, Expo 2000, Hanover, Germany

Luzi House, Jenaz, Graubünden

Kolumba Art Museum, Cologne, Germany

Volume 3 1998 –2001

Poetic Landscape, Bad Salzuflen, Germany

Zumthor House, Haldenstein, Graubünden

Mountain Hotel, Tschlin, Graubünden

I Ching Gallery, Dia Center for the Arts, Beacon, New York, USA

Harjunkulma Apartment Building, Jyväskylä, Finland

Pingus Winery, Valbuena de Duero, Spain

Bruder Klaus Field Chapel, Wachendorf, Germany

Additional Cabins, Pension Briol, Barbian-Dreikirchen, Italy

Volume 4 2002–2007

Galerie Bastian, Berlin, Germany

Redevelopment of De Meelfabriek, Leiden, Holland

Summer Restaurant Insel Ufnau, Lake Zurich

Corporate Learning Center, Aabach Estate, Risch, Zug

Almannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum, Sauda, Norway

Güterareal Residential Development, Lucerne

A Tower for Therme Vals, Graubünden

Leis Houses, Oberhus and Unterhus, Vals, Graubünden

Hisham’s Palace, Jericho, Palestinian Territories

Steilneset Memorial, Vardø, Norway

Volume 5 2008 –2013

Nomads of Atacama Hotel, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Bregenzerwald House of Craftsmanship, Andelsbuch, Austria

Chivelstone House, Devon, England

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA, California, USA

New City Gate with Theater and Café, Isny im Allgäu, Germany

Adaptable Theater for Riom Castle, Riom, Graubünden

House of Seven Gardens, Doha, Qatar

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London, England

Perm State Art Gallery, Perm, Russia

List of Works 1968 –2013

Texts by Peter Zumthor


Collaborators 1985 –2013

The Work of Many


Picture Credits

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