Gion A. Caminada. Area Map of Caminada’s Works in Switzerland. Vrin. Stiva da morts. Telephone Box. Caminada House. Vrin Village Office. Vrin Multipurpose. It makes no sense to talk about Gion A. Caminada (*Vrin, ) without talking about his precedents and his environment. Coming from the. Gion A. Caminada has produced architectural work in Surselva, Grisons that is unique in being directly determined by the ecological, geographical and.

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Press Press Office info and contact persons: Gion Caminada is one of the main representatives of contemporary Swiss architecture, and he is held in high esteem around the world. On the top floor, a small reunion room, similar to the traditional stube living area of the traditional housesinvites mourners to rest and be with their family and friends around a central table.

Already from the outside of the building one can notice the importance this element plays. He is able to analyse a traditional house in order to establish what is the basic idea behind it and how it is different from todays needs and which are the core elements that cannot be touched.

For roughly ten years, he has been dealing with his Swiss home town Vrin in Val Lumnezia where he not only works as an architect and town planner, but has also been politically active.

Through out the 80s a very meticulous analysis is developed, in order to generate an action plan, which is finally seen in the project for the renovation of the central part of Vrin in But if the cowshed works well, then it can be beautiful too. By numerous thoroughly illustrated building projects, the exhibition also provides documentation on the wide variety of design options that have developed for solid wood constructions through Gion Caminada and the — often underestimated — broad range of looks concrete and site concrete can take on.


For over thirty years, Caminada, the son of a local farmer, has been building projects on this land.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. On the other hand,it is important to mention the treatment of the surface of the larch wood walls caminads a slightly perfumed solution of bright shellac. Digita cosa stai cercando. First of all, the position and design of the windows as standing places with a high degree of privacy from incoming looks from the exterior.

Gion A. Caminada

Next post a-frame houses. Tue – Sun 10 am – 6 pm Fri – Sat until 29 Sept. His submission for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition is on camminada remote village of Vrin which was affected badly by migration. These two sheets are stabilized on each other and work camimada thanks to the incorporation of vertical elements, usually the windows and the corners, which bind the two sheets together, allowing the massif wood section to be thinner.

Caminsdaarchitect and professor ETH, Zurich. He passes on his experience in his role as a professor of architecture and design at the ETH. In the interior, two different aspects accentuate the plasticity and massiveness. Notify me of new posts via email. Vrin is a former municipality at the end of the Val Lumnezia Valley of Light in romanch.

Caminada stands up to this task through a sensible but yet powerful architecture, where all elements, from the tiniest detail to the volumetric approach, gain their own significance. This situation brought Vrin and ist neighbouring villages a great importance directly related to the trading routes established back then.

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This new piece of architecture is placed symbolically, physically and atmosphercially between the everyday world of the village and the reiligious precint, tangent to the existing cemetery, following the boundary produced by the caminadz of the sacred space. Florian Aicherarchitect and publicist, Rotis.

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From my humble opinion, Gion Caminada gives clear examples that both questions can be answered positively. The window itself plays a very important role in the architecture of the building. A recurrent question is posed nowadays; what is the role of modern architecture in contrast to vernacular architecture in the rural landscape?

English Type of Publication: Based on caminqda buildings and projects, the exhibition shows how Gion Caminada approaches and prepares planning processes by doing basic socio-economic research and thus solving architectural problems analytically at first. This strategy of reinforcing the local has consequential ecological beneficial repercussions. Is it possible to have meaningful architecture in this globalised world? By using the comment function on degruyter.

Gion A. Caminada

We use cookies and third-party cookies to enhance your navigation experience of our website. And through this analysis it is possible for him to create diversity and new things within tradition, without falling into the trap of picturesque architecture or superficial reproductions, integrating a new form of life within the traditional typology.

In the Pro Vrin Foundation is founded. By continuing to navigate you declare to accept and consent to the use of cookies pursuant to the relevant terms and conditions. Notify me of new comments via email. Personale gives an overview of the complete works of Gion Caminada and grants insight into his main concepts of town planning and environmental protection.