Architecture in Switzerland

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Contemporary architecture by countryTASCHEN’s new architecture series brings a unique perspective to world architecture, highlighting architectural trends by country. Each book features 15 to 20 architects—from the firmly established to the up-and-coming—with the focus on how they have contributed to very recent architecture in the chosen nation. Entries include contact information and short biographies in addition to copiously illustrated descriptions of the architects’ or firms’ most significant recent projects. Crossing the globe from country to country, this new series celebrates the richly hued architectural personality of each nation featured. Architects included: Mario Botta, Santiago Calatrava, Aldo Celoria, Jürg Conzett, Devanthéry & Lamuniere, Diener Diener, e2a, Norman Foster, Fuhrimann Hächler, Patrick Gartmann, Gigon & Guyer, Herzog & de Meuron, Davide Macullo, Valerio Olgiati, Renzo Piano, Philippe Rahm, Peter Zumthor Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, Building a New Millennium, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.

The most famous is Le Corbusier, who was born in La-Chaux-de-Fonds in 1887. He was a pioneer of modern architecture and made it his life's work to design functional dwellings in urban spaces. Architecture in Switzerland (Architecture (Taschen)) [Jodidio, Philip] on

The foundation of the first garden was laid by Conrad Gessner, who assembled a large collection of dried plants. Architecture. Having escaped the WWII strafing that laid waste to much of the rest of Europe, Switzerland boasts some of the most well-preserved architecture on the continent.