Documents the complete work to date of Swiss firm Ruch & Partner Architects
Features all of their buildings and projects, including the famous interventions in historic houses in the Engadine
Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs throughout and with selected plans
Beautiful present for architecture lovers and anyone with an interest in historic houses
In 2006, the bookHistoric Houses in the Engadin: Architectural Interventions by Hans-Jörg Ruchbrought the name and work of this Swiss architect to international attention. His new book, in equally opulent design and again lavishly illustrated, now documents the entire range of his achievements over nearly twenty-five years. His oeuvre comprises private houses and multi-unit residential buildings, public buildings such as museums or libraries, as well as infrastructure designs. A special focus of the firm’s work are the rebuilding and restoration of existing and in particular of historic buildings.
Close-up—Ruch & Partner Architects 1994–2016features the firm’s key designs, realized buildings as well projects and proposals, including the restored historic houses in the Engadine with the careful and sensitive contemporary interventions that made its name. Each is presented with atmospheric photographs and selected plans that demonstrate the firm’s approach and concepts and with a concise text. A topical essay on Ruch’s architecture in context with his biography and the surrounding Swiss mountain landscape.
> Hans-Jörg Ruch graduated in architecture from ETH Zurich in 1971 and obtained a Master's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute PRI in Troy, NY, in 1973. After working for various Swiss firms, he established his own studio in St. Moritz in 1997, operating as Ruch & Partner Architects since 2010.