Meili & Peter & Gunther Vogt - Park Hyatt Hotel, Zurich 2008. A series of large, marble blocks sit in a grid like formation that references the building facade. Subtle convex and concave shifts in the surface of each individual piece ensures that the frequent rain-water evaporates in specific ways, creating a constantly changing hue and reflective pattern in the courtyard. An adjacent courtyard accomplishes a similar effect with plantings. Via, photos (C) Georg Aerni.
Buol & Zünd Architekten - Au Violon, conversion of a former prison to a hotel, Basel 1999. While subtle details allude to the building’s past, they also ensure there is a warmth to the renovation appropriate for a hospitality project. Photos (C) Georg Aerni.