Buchner Bründler

Buildings II 

A spectacular overview of works by one of the trendsetting architecture firms in Switzerland 

Buchner Bründler Architects rank among the leading Swiss firms of the younger generation. This book features around fifteen completed projects from 2010 to 2020 in rich detail. The selection comprises new buildings as well as significant reconstructions, with a focus on housing designs of various sizes and types in Switzerland and Germany.

Yet Buchner Bründler – Buildings II does not merely bring together images of individual buildings. Instead, it places them in a larger context with concise texts that explore the historic, social, and economic aspects of their specific location. Moreover, renowned Swiss book designer Ludovic Balland and his collaborator Annina Schepping have experimented with a range of photographic methods and techniques. Their artistic interpretations of Buchner Bründler’s buildings complete this stunningly beautiful volume.

Buchner Bründler

Buildings II

Edited by Ludovic Balland

Contributions by Tibor Joanelly, Urs Stahel, Franziska Schürch, Isabel Koellreuter, Oliver Schneider, and Ludovic Balland. Foreword by Daniel Buchner and Andreas Bründler


528 pages, 295 color and 816 b/w illustrations and plans
23 x 27 cm

Special price:
€ 87.00

A stunningly beautiful book.

"The presentation
of the projects is reminiscent one of a kind of cabinet of curiosities in which the large and the small, old and new,
the strange and the familiar encounter each other."

Tibor Joanelly, Editor-in-Chief of werk

Casa Mosogno.
© Ludovic Balland, Basel

Garden Tower. 
© Michael Blaser, Bern

Cooperative Building Stadterle. 

© Ludovic Balland, Basel


Cooperative Building Stadterle.

© Rory Gardiner, London 


Nomad Hotel.
© Ruedi Walti, Basel 


 

Cooperative Building Stadterle.
© Daisuke Hirabayashi, Basel 


Casa Mosogno.
© Georg Aerni, Zürich 


Nomad Hotel.
© Alexander Rosenkranz, Berlin 

 

About Buchner Bründler

Buchner Bründler is a Swiss architectural firm founded in 1997 by Daniel Buchner and Andreas Bründler in Basel. The architecture by Buchner Bründler is distinguished by its dialogue with the place. Their buildings respond to context and extend it by further developing existing structures. What unites the architecture projects is their method or approach to building. This includes conceptual work on spatial programs, clearly articulated craftsmanship, and a conscious implementation of materiality. The quest for honesty with regard to material often leads to a utilization of archaic-looking raw concrete, which creates a feeling of security through its atmospheric density and intensity.


 

All book photographs © Ludovic Balland 

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