SUBTILITAS

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




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Integrated concrete handrail detail in Christ & Gantenbein's renovation of the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, on-going.

Integrated concrete handrail detail in Christ & Gantenbein's renovation of the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, on-going.



April 16, 2012, 6:20pm  Permalink | Comments

Christ & Gantenbein - Renovation of the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, on-going. The competition winning rehabilitation is a delicate balance between historical replication and contemporary craft. Original portions of the building that needed to be repaired or replaced are done so with new materials. A dilapidated vaulted ceiling was recast in concrete as opposed to being patched and repaired; the strategy maintains the formal properties of the historic design, yet introduces a texture which is undeniably current. New doors that were required by current fire codes were CNC milled with a repetitive pattern, abstracting the granular surfaces of the historic oak doors. Images via.



April 16, 2012, 5:53pm  Permalink | Comments

Christ & Gantenbein - Office Building, Liestal 2011 

Christ & Gantenbein - Office Building, Liestal 2011 



February 06, 2012, 10:33am  Permalink | Comments

Christ & Gantenbein - Roche Technical and Office Building, Grenzach 2011



February 06, 2012, 10:12am  Permalink | Comments

Christ & Gantenbein - House extension, Arlesheim 2002.



October 26, 2011, 10:00am  Permalink | Comments