Ueli Brauen & Doris Wälchli/ Contexts - near and far

05/04/13
Ueli Brauen & Doris Wälchli/ Contexts - near and far

Lecture/ on Friday April 5th, 6 p.m., Malý sál, Městská knihovna, Mariánské náměstí, Prague 1

Ueli Brauen (*1954, Aaberg) studied Civil Engineering at the Polytechnic School in Burgdorf and Architecture at the ETH in Lausanne under the direction of Mario Botta, in whose private atelier he also worked. Doris Wälchli (*1963, Huttwil) received a diploma in Architecture at the ETH in Lausanne under the direction of Jacques Herzog. She worked in several architectural ateliers, i.a. at Herzog & de Meuron. In 1990, together they founded a studio called B+W Architecture. Their projects include the Primary School in Drize (presented at the DRA 2010 exhibition in JFG) and the building of Miroiterie Flon in Lausanne. They also reconstructed the Swiss Embassy in Prague. Ueli Brauen and Doris Wälchli lecture at Swiss as well as foreign universities.

 

 

Lecture/ Contexts - near and far

 A great sensitivity to territorial context is the hallmark of projects by Brauen + Wälchli, as is the precise and concrete analysis of place, whereby their buildings seem to be integrated into their sites with the most relevance. Genuine respect for the user is rooted in genuine respect for the cultural heritage of place. It has nothing whatever to do with the architecture of dazzle and spectacle. It has everything to do with the subtle, experimental reinterpretation of tradition, using the most innovative construction techniques available today.

 

 

 

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The video from the lecture is here.

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