- Hatje Cantz
Christ & Gantenbein
Around the Corner
Edited by Markus Breitschmid, Victoria Easton, texts by Markus Breitschmid, Victoria Easton, graphic design by Marie Lusa, derrierelacolline.net
2012. 316 pp., 50 ills in duotone
12.60 x 17.20 cm
| First thesis of an architectural theory from the Swiss office
Christ & Gantenbein belong to the youngest generation in a long succession of internationally eminent Swiss architects. The publication is not a monographic description of their work but demonstrates how Emanuel Christ (*1970 in Basel) and Christoph Gantenbein (*1971 in St.Gallen) design architecture. Based on the documentation of two very different projects—the VoltaMitte Housing and Commercial Building in Basel and the Swiss Church in London—the book elucidates the architects’ distinct approach. In an interview with Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein, they discuss their design method and the design process. A richly illustrated essay throws light on the meaning and intention of their architectural oeuvre, beginning with their head-turning competition entry for the extension to the Swiss National Museum in Zurich to their most recent projects.