Gigon/Guyer’s moving buildings

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James Stirling / Michael Wilford. Cup, University of Cambridge Faculty of History Building, ca. 1963-1967. © CCA
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James Stirling / Michael Wilford. Cup, University of Cambridge Faculty of History Building, ca. 1963-1967. © CCA
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James Stirling / Michael Wilford. Cup, University of Cambridge Faculty of History Building, ca. 1963-1967. © CCA
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James Stirling / Michael Wilford. Cup, University of Cambridge Faculty of History Building, ca. 1963-1967. © CCA

An architecture exhibition in Zurich showing works by Gigon/Guyer Architects proves that a moving picture is worth a lot more than a thousand words.

An exhibition on view in the main hall of the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) showcases the work of Swiss architects Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer. With built work in Switzerland and abroad, Gigon/Guyer has produced an impressive range of structures that runs the gamut from museums to private residences. Most recently, their elegant Prime Tower in Zurich is drawing rave reviews.

The exhibition conveys the firm’s diversity through moving images created by cinematographer Severin Kuhn that capture everyday movements in and around some 30 buildings transported into the arcaded hall. A guide to the key buildings and projects realized by Gigon/Guyer Architects between 2001 and 2011, published by Lars Müller, accompanies the exhibition.

ANNETTE GIGON / MIKE GUYER continues in the main hall at the ETH Zurich until January 26.

All photography by Thies Wachter.

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