S AM 13 - Textbau / Constructing Text

Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum (ed.)

S AM 13 - Textbau / Constructing Text

Schweizer Architektur zur Diskussion / Swiss Architecture under Discussion

October 2014

124 pages, 40 mainly colour illustrations, paperback, 22,5 x 30 cm

German/English

ISBN 978-3-85616-652-6

CHF 29.00 / EUR 24,00

Text to convey architectur

  • Architecture criticism and its importance
  • Exhibition at the Schweizerische Architekturmuseum Basel: November 2014 to February 2015

Text is an important medium for architecture. It contributes towards communicating it, especially where plans are not appropriate and images – if at all – play a subordinate role, as, for example on radio or in daily newspapers. Following “S AM 10 – Bildbau”, which focuses on photography, in this present publication, “S AM 13 – Textbau”, S AM director Hubertus Adam examines the relevance and potential of another important medium for communicating architecture.

Adam analyses the Swiss debates dealing with architecture over the past forty years: from the Seldwyla housing estate in Zurich to the topic of the housing sprawl to the Basel Fair or Zurich’s Europaallee. His focus here is architecture criticism and its importance, who architecture is written and talked about in trade magazines, newspapers, on radio or on the street.

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