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Peter Märkli

Im Gut housing . Zurich

Im Gut

Peter Märkli . photos: © Walter Mair . + espazium

The two large cooperative buildings located in the Gutstrasse in Zurich and designed by Peter Märkli are the result of a two-stage competition. In 2007, eight architectural offices were invited for the study commission. The intention was to replace existing apartment buildings from the postwar era with quality buildings within a reasonable price-performance ratio. Three teams were selected for the second stage and commissioned with further development of their proposals. In the end Peter Märkli best fulfilled the wishes of the cooperative with his proposal called “Les Hiboux”. In the eyes of the client, the two compact building volumes promised low operational costs, what finally also became true. Continue reading Peter Märkli

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Peter Märkli

La Congiunta . giornico

© Stefan Jäggi

Peter Märkli . photos: © Stefan Jäggi . © Kalle Söderman

The museum designed by Peter Märkli and Stefan Bellwalder and completed in 1992 is seen as an ‹architectonic approach to art›. The building was specifically constructed to present around 30 of Josephsohn’s sculptures. The means with which Märkli and Bellwalder staged the dialogue between architecture and the artworks are elemental: spatial proportions, the distribution of light, and the surface of the raw concrete walls. Continue reading Peter Märkli