Thinking Architecture by Peter Zumthor.
Architecture that is meant to have a sensuous connection to life calls for thinking that goes far beyond form and construction. Architect Peter Zumthor articulates what motivates him to design his buildings, which appeal to the visitor's heart and mind in so many different ways and possess a compelling and unmistakable presence and aura.
This book has been expanded to include two new essays. "Architecture and Landscape” deals with the relationship between the structure and its surroundings. In "The Leis Houses," Peter Zumthor describes the genesis of two wooden houses in the town of Leis in the Swiss canton of Graubünden, and the special challenge of integrating contemporary architecture into a traditional architectural context. Atmospheric photographs of Zumthor’s home and studio were taken especially for this book.
*Peter Zumthor was commissioned to rethink LACMA's campus. The preliminary plans are not included in this book but may be seen in the exhibition The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA.
- 112 pages, 9-1/3 x 5-1/8 x 1/2 inches
- 2010, 3rd printing, expanded edition