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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It is a house fort he living in ordert o remember the dead, so it is built with wood, a material related tot the secular world, in contrast to the stone used in the sacred buildings. Comments 0 Please log in or register to comment.

Prices do not include postage and handling if applicable. 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. Caminada addresses this ambivalence through a typical house typology, which creates a secular ggion for domestic mourning for the dead.

In this illustrated interview Gion Caminada tells of his path to building, of old villages, of working together with engaged citizens, and of the ideas that drive him forward in life. Email required Address never made public. Follow us facebook twitter youtube instagram flickr feed rss.

On the bottom floor, two independent and very different doors, one for the living and the other for the dead, give passage to the mourning room.

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Gustav Mahler once said that tradition is about handing on the fire, not worshipping the ashes. More by Aicher, Florian: By continuing to navigate you declare to accept and consent to the use of cookies pursuant to the relevant terms and conditions.


The geographical situation helps to understand the obliged necessity of self-sufficiency in an holistic way, through the promotion of the local activities over tourism — a classical get-away for little mountain villages that usually ends up generating strong external dependencies — and the utilization of their own resources — acting with what they have and not with what is needed. Florian Aicherarchitect and publicist, Rotis. More options … Overview Contact Persons. In this way, Caminada expresses again the double theme of this building: Share this page on.

Starting with a thorough analysis of the real needs, Caminada is able to see the real necessity ca,inada a place to deal with death. Architecture 1 June But if the cowshed works well, then it can be beautiful too. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Notify me of new comments via email. First of all, the position and design of the goon as standing places with a high degree of privacy from incoming looks from the exterior.

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. He passes on his experience in his role as a professor of architecture and design at the ETH.

Gion A. Caminada. On the path to building

Press Press Office info and contact persons: A few years after finishing his studies, in the late 70s, he establishes his own studio in the same village where he was raised as a child: Visiting the work of Gion A. Paperback Swiss brochure with open thread-stitching Publication Date: Inthe village was awarded the Wakker Prize for preservation of its architectural heritage. Caminada, embedded deep in the mountains of Switzerland, is to experience a weave of contemporary and ancient, where existing patterns are reinterpreted, enlivened and transformed.


Digita cosa stai cercando. A respectful treatment of one another is important to us. Personale gives an overview of the complete works of Gion Caminada and grants insight into his main concepts of town planning and environmental protection.

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. Prices are subject to change without notice. Few buildings that are not built through wood; the main church and some small chapels strategically situated through out the valley.

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 delimitation of the sacred space.

His contribution to architecture is being presented at the Venice Biennale. Understanding the change of paradigm on the matter of death; the traditional 3 day mourning period before the final good-bye in the private house of the vriners and the discomfort this tradition generates, bion the current thought of society to supress death, the Stiva da Morts addresses this changes through one main theme: This strategy of reinforcing the local has consequential ecological beneficial repercussions.

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