PIERRE ZOELLY. Elements of an Architectural Language
The Swiss architect Pierre Zoelly's architectural work is characterized by a constant search for an architectural synthesis with the forms of nature. Subterranean buildings, such as the watch museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds and the Red Cross museum in Geneva, are ground-breaking examples of his 'terratecture.' His international experience, which includes small housing projects as well as large-scale buildings, provides the background for the challenging task that Pierre Zoelly takes on with this book. reflecting upon his won architectural language, Zoelly analyzes his work from the pure presentation of architectural plans and photographs to formative guidelines such as axes, paths, terminals and the material elements such as wood, concrete, steel and glass.