Alvaro Siza - Virchow 6 building on the Novartis Campus, Basel 2012. Great to see Siza working with such a paired-down industrial aesthetic, it makes the subtle details really shout. Particularly love the connection details of the exterior galvanized grid, and the rotated column at the entry. Via, photos (C) Fernando Guerra.
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.