Pavillon Le Corbusier Zurich

The Restoration of an Architectural Jewel

Edited by City of Zurich, Building Surveyor's Office; Silvio Schmed; and Arthur Rüegg

Pavillon Le Corbusier Zurich

Edited by City of Zurich, Building Surveyor's Office; Silvio Schmed; and Arthur Rüegg

Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess

88 pages | 85 color plates, 19 halftones | 9 x 11
Cloth $39.00 ISBN: 9783858818522 Published August 2020 Not for sale in the UK, Europe, China, and Hong Kong

Situated on the shore of the Lake Zurich, Le Corbusier’s exhibition pavilion is his last realized design. Based on his Modulor proportional system and designed at the scale of a single-family home, it demonstrates the potential of prefabricated elements to form a perfect space for art and design. Commissioned in 1960 by Heidi Weber, Zurich-based gallery owner and patron of Le Corbusier’s visual art, this structure in steel and glass represents pivotal aspects of Le Corbusier’s architectural philosophy, and also points to the future. Architects Silvio Schmed and Arthur Rüegg have carefully restored the Pavillon Le Corbusier to its original state, including the reconstruction of missing pieces of furniture and lighting fixtures. This book documents both their research and the restored building, featuring previously unpublished historic photographs and documents alongside newly commissioned images by Swiss photographer Georg Aerni.

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