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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.

Essay: 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 Essay: Architecture that Stimulates Thought Go Hasegawa