SUBTILITAS

SUBTĪLITĀS (latin; noun f., 3rd):
fineness of texture, logic, detail; slenderness, exactness, acuteness; sharpness : precision




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Some parallels between Valerio Olgiati's National Park Center in Zernez (2008) and Pezo Von Ellrichshausen's Solo House in Teruel (2013). Photos (C) Javier Miguel Verme, Cristobal Palma.



May 27, 2014, 8:37pm  Permalink | Comments

Valerio Olgiati - The yellow house, Flims 2000. The conversion of a historic house owned by the architect’s father to a cultural center involved stripping the structure to it’s bare bones. The original plaster siding was removed and ground down, exposing the shell of stone walls and cross bracing timber. The interior was gutted, and retrofitted with a new structural system that highlights the idiosyncrasies of the historic house, while accommodating the contemporary function. Windows are recessed back into the facade with new concrete frames, visually exploiting the depth of the walls to create a more cavernous facade. From the interior, the effect is opposite, drawing the landscape into the exhibition spaces. The new building, painted all while, texturally relates with the jagged mountains that dominate the town, but sits in sharp contrast to their dark tones. Previously, inspiration for Olgiati’s work.



May 27, 2014, 1:21pm  Permalink | Comments

Valerio Olgiati - New entrance to the Graubünden Parliament, Chur 2009. Via, photos (C) Ralph Feiner. 



May 26, 2014, 12:34pm  Permalink | Comments

Valerio Olgiati - Plantahof auditorium, Landquart 2010. Via, photos (C) Javier Miguel Verme, Ralph Feiner.



May 22, 2014, 11:16am  Permalink | Comments

Valerio Olgiati - Schleife residential building, Zug 201 (prev, 2)Via, photos (C) Javier Miguel Verme.



February 12, 2014, 7:33pm  Permalink | Comments

Valerio Olgiati - Proposal for a house in Sardinien. Renderings via.



April 05, 2013, 10:51am  Permalink | Comments

Valerio Olgiati - Schleife residential building, Zug 2012 (previously). Via, photo (C) van der Heckhuizen.

Valerio Olgiati - Schleife residential building, Zug 2012 (previously). Via, photo (C) van der Heckhuizen.



February 20, 2013, 12:15pm  Permalink | Comments

From Valerio Olgiati’s image archive.

From Valerio Olgiati’s image archive.



December 08, 2012, 10:49am  Permalink | Comments

From Valerio Olgiati’s image archive.

From Valerio Olgiati’s image archive.



December 08, 2012, 10:47am  Permalink | Comments

From Valerio Olgiati’s image archive.

From Valerio Olgiati’s image archive.



December 08, 2012, 10:47am  Permalink | Comments

From Valerio Olgiati’s image archive.

From Valerio Olgiati’s image archive.



December 08, 2012, 10:46am  Permalink | Comments

From Valerio Olgiati’s image archive.

From Valerio Olgiati’s image archive.



December 08, 2012, 10:45am  Permalink | Comments

From Valerio Olgiati’s image archive.

From Valerio Olgiati’s image archive.



December 08, 2012, 10:44am  Permalink | Comments

From Valerio Olgiati’s image archive.

From Valerio Olgiati’s image archive.



December 08, 2012, 10:43am  Permalink | Comments

From Valerio Olgiati’s image archive.

From Valerio Olgiati’s image archive.



December 08, 2012, 10:43am  Permalink | Comments