Daniele Marques was born in 1950 in Aarau, Switzerland. He studied under Aldo Rossi and Dolf Schnebli at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and went on to found his own office in Lucerne in 1977. Besides working as an architect he has taught at various schools of architecture and in 2000 he became Professor at the Technical University in Graz. This publication accompanies an exhibition on Daniele Marques' work at the Architecture Gallery Lucerne. Along with photographs by Hannes Henz, Zurich, it documents and provides in-depth analyses of five residential buildings, all of which have been realised in the last few years. Martin Steinmann commented "The reduction that determines the architecture of Daniele Marques-at least in these houses-turns out to be a method of providing the things with intensity: by postponing the moment in which they transform into specific meanings."