The House of Stone

Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architects, Gerhard Mack, Marcel Meili, Heinrich Helfenstein

The house of stone is the kind of project that happens only rarely - a house built to the highest standards of craftsmanship with the full support of the client, who acted as a patron of architecture in an almost Renaissance sense...

This publication documents in full the making of the house, and contains a detailed discussion of the concepts underlying its design. A particular focus is the relation between the structural and the technical aspects of the project, which is described through engineering and working drawings as well as photographs of the house under construction.

It seems that the know-how and the structuring of construction companies in Switzerland have allowed the architects to achieve things here that would be too arduous in many other countries. But even in Switzerland the methods of construction are changing, and soon a building like this may be impossible to match - anywhere in the world.

72 pages, extensive col. & b/w ills
215 x 155 mm, Paperback, 2002

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