Deschenaux architectes / Felippi Wyssen / Marazzi Reinhardt (a.mag 27)

a.mag, 2022


Switzerland is a country of exceptional contrasts, and one of the most remarkable centre of production in world architecture, strongly reinforced by the geographical characteristics of the territory, as reflection of the multiple cultural influences that are concentrated there.

An anonymous architecture of contrasts between country house-style conservatism, reproducing the most traditional of designs, in a taste that is sometimes almost kitsch which coexists with a practice that for many years has been at the forefront of the purest abstraction architecture (from the world). It is this holistic vision, this mastery of the whole throughout the process, which is distinguished by the high tactile quality of its materials, and which distinguishes much of the Swiss architecture.

This is the result of AMAG 27, devoted to the work carried out over the last ten years from three Swiss architecture practices, respectively based in Freiburg, Basel and Winterthur, three different cities located in the German-speaking north of the country: DESCHENAUX ARCHITECTES, FELIPPI WYSSEN and MARAZZI REINHARDT.

Their different knowledge, which is reflected in the way they approach constructive aspects, exemplary in the way of solving carpentry solutions, widely present in all these projects, but also in a greater formal experimentalism, that also characterize their professional paths and experiences.


ISBN: 9789895333035

208 pagina's, plannen en illustraties in kleur & z/w, 32 x 24 cm, paperback, Portugees/Frans/Engels