by Valerio Olgiati
Fifteen built designs by the celebrated Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati in Bahrain, France, Portugal, the USA and Switzerland
1st edition, 2023
196 pages, 79 color illustrations and 16 plans
13.5 x 19 cm
Valerio Olgiatis's latest book is about the beauty of the very varied buildings he has realized to date. This exquisite small volume features them all in seventy-nine striking color photographs, each of them supplemented by a floor plan or section serving as a visual caption. The indoor and outdoor shots demonstrate Olgiati’s intuition for spectacular structures and atmospheric interiors—from the museum for the UNESCO world cultural heritage site in Bahrain to the Céline flagship store in Miami, from the office building for Baloise Insurance’s headquarters in Basel to the bedroom of the French fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquière in Paris, from the visitor center of the Swiss National Park to the studio house for the Swiss musician Linard Bardill in Scharans.
Valerio Olgiati, born 1958, is an architect based in in Flims, Switzerland, working on projects for public and private clients in various countries. He has published numerous internationally recognized books, most recently Non-Referential Architecture together with Markus Breitschmid.