Built by Valerio Olgiati
Park Books, 2023
Valerio Olgiati’s latest book is about the beauty of the very varied buildings he has realized to date. This exquisite small volume features them all in seventy-nine striking color photographs, each of them supplemented by a floor plan or section serving as a visual caption. The indoor and outdoor shots demonstrate Olgiati’s intuition for spectacular structures and atmospheric interiors—from the museum for the UNESCO world cultural heritage site in Bahrain to the Céline flagship store in Miami, from the office building for Baloise Insurance’s headquarters in Basel to the bedroom of the French fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquière, from the visitor center of the Swiss National Park to the studio house for the Swiss musician Linard Bardill in Scharans.