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OGNA in Trun, SwitzerlandDominik Gehl

Definitive Grisons architecture between Valendas and Sumvitg

During one memorable summer weekend, I went upstream along the River Rhine to discover some remarkable Grisons architecture...
Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, SwitzerlandDominik Gehl

10 Swiss museums with truly stunning architecture

Follow me on a visual journey as I present you 10 Swiss museums that have especially beautiful architecture - from Chur to Geneva and Zürich.
Rudolf Olgiati Architecture Flims, Switzerland

The town of Flims is a showcase of Grisons architecture

The mountainous east of Switzerland is also a hot spot for architecture. From Zumthor to Olgiati, Grisons has amazing landmark buildings.
Swiss Building Poles - Baugerüst

What's up with the building poles dotting Swiss landscapes?

Picture a pristine meadow in the suburbs of a Swiss town. But something is off: out of nowhere, several dozen aluminum poles reach to the skies...
Zumthor Vacation Homes in Leis, SwitzerlandDominik Gehl

A rare look at Peter Zumthor architecture in Grisons

Graubünden is a veritable hot spot for archilovers thanks to the landmark Peter Zumthor architecture. I had access to three of his buildings.
KKL Lucerne Culture and Congress CentreKKL Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre

What I've learned about KKL, the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre

For many centuries, the townscape of Lucerne has remained unchanged. But with the opening of the astonishing KKL, the residents took a leap of faith.
Pavillon Le Corbusier in Zürich

Modernist architecture and design at Pavillon Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier is best known for his architecture. But as a visit to the newly reopened Pavillon Le Corbusier shows, his output was hugely eclectic...
Münster-Geschinen Village, Switzerland

How to appreciate the floating barns of Münster-Geschinen

From the air, Switzerland's villages appear strung like pearls, lining the roads that rope along the valley floors...
Mirage Chalet in Gstaad by Doug Aitken

Why it's tricky to "see" the Mirage Project by Doug Aitken

Multimedia artist Doug Aitken is known for his architectural interventions. How exciting that he's brought his Mirage project to Switzerland...