Renato Salvi (b. 1956) completed his studies at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich and at Sapienza University in Rome and served as assistant professor under Flora Ruchat and Vincent Mangeat. In 1998, he started his own architectural firm in Delémont, the capital of the newly created Swiss canton of Jura. His design for the Transjurane A 16 highway has received international attention and recognition for the uncompromisingly contemporary and at the same time subtle way that its concrete bridges, tunnel entrances, and ventilation structures contrast with and accentuate the wild beauty of the Jurassic landscape. Other chapters of this first-ever monograph on the Swiss Italian architect document a selection of his remarkable single-family houses, school buildings, and renovations.
* > Editor Bruno Marchand is a professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne).