New Swiss Architecture provides the perfect vehicle for stunning architectural photography. An assessment of architecture from the past decade set against an Alpine backdrop of mountain peaks and lakes, the book surveys a new generation of architectural practitioners inspired by illustrious studios such as Herzog & de Meuron. The volume offers a detail-orientated appraisal of inventive structures and their novel take on traditional Swiss materials and techniques, combined with an experimental approach to proportion and volume. It also serves to showcase rarely seen designs, many of which have been constructed with remote landscapes in mind. The featured architects are set on establishing an inimitable identity in the world of Swiss structural design, and it is this aim for elegance and individuality that surfaces in the title’s striking imagery. New Swiss Architecture is out now, published by Thames & Hudson. www.thamesandhudson.com.
Review of Royal Scottish Academy’s Resident ’14 Exhibition
The Royal Scottish Academy’s dual-part Resident ’14 exhibition has brought together 15 artists who have undertaken residences at venues across Scotland funded by the Royal Scottish Academy Residences Programme.
A major survey into the understanding of light in the context of physical space and object opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.