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a+u 2020:10 Feature: Valerio Olgiati – Non-Referential Architecture

a+u 2020:10

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English + Japanese / 160 Pages / 219 x 292 mm / 600 g

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This October issue of a+u is our second monograph dedicated to Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati. Back in our a+u 12:12 issue, Olgiati shared with us in an interview with Markus Breitschmid about his theory on “making a building that is not arbitrary and is also not determined by an ideal”. Consistent with his thinking, Olgiati’s buildings are devoid of any origin, and therefore, “non-referential” as described in this issue’s essay ideated by Olgiati and written by Breitschmid. To further build on this representation, a short essay by Go Hasegawa engages our senses to bring us closer to the presence of one of Olgiati’s works – Villa Além (pp. 110–127). In this issue 15 projects are introduced, each accompanied by precise textured drawings and a text written by the architect.

Non-Referential Architecture
Ideated by Valerio Olgiati, Written by Markus Breitschmid

Pearling Site

Baloise Park C

Torre San Felipe

Lützowufer Residential Building

University Campus SUPSI

School Building Schauenberg

Céline Flagship Store

Apartment for an Undisclosed Fashion Designer in Paris

House in Laax

Villa Além

La Mas

House for a Priest

Pero Cuco

Experience of Space – Venice Biennale 2018

Cassons Cableway

Architecture that Stimulates Thought
Go Hasegawa