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Svizzera 240: House Tour

Contributed by Nolan Paparelli on Apr 14th, 2019. Artwork published in
June 2018
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    Svizzera 240: House Tour 1
    © Studio Martin Stoecklin. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “House Tour” takes you on a visual journey through the architectural interior of contemporary Swiss housing. At first glance, it may seem like there is nothing to see in such pictures—a door or two, some white walls, a parquet floor—but comparing and contrasting these images reveals a new world, a kind of architectural labyrinth with its own norms, its own habits and its own secrets. What are the hidden logics behind this peculiar genre of representation? Sixteen scholars, from architectural historians to anthropologists, survey the landscape of the contemporary interior in an attempt to develop perspectives from which we can understand its topology, its past and its all-consuming present.

    In addition to the publication, a simple one-page website about the project has been made. The Swiss Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Biennial Venice 2018 won the Golden Lion for their astonishing exhibition Svizzera 240: House Tour as the best national participation.

    Svizzera 240: House Tour 2
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    Svizzera 240: House Tour 3
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    Svizzera 240: House Tour 4
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    Svizzera 240: House Tour 5
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    Svizzera 240: House Tour 6
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    Svizzera 240: House Tour 7
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    Svizzera 240: House Tour 8
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    Svizzera 240: House Tour 9
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    Svizzera 240: House Tour 10
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    Svizzera 240: House Tour 11
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    Svizzera 240: House Tour 12
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    Svizzera 240: House Tour 13
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    Svizzera 240: House Tour 14
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    Still from the website, realized by Ron Widmer / pokus.ch, Zurich.
    Source: http://svizzera240.ch License: All Rights Reserved.

    Still from the website, realized by Ron Widmer / pokus.ch, Zurich.

    Still from the website, realized by Ron Widmer / pokus.ch, Zurich.
    Source: http://svizzera240.ch License: All Rights Reserved.

    Still from the website, realized by Ron Widmer / pokus.ch, Zurich.

    Still from the website, realized by Ron Widmer / pokus.ch, Zurich.
    Source: http://svizzera240.ch License: All Rights Reserved.

    Still from the website, realized by Ron Widmer / pokus.ch, Zurich.

    2 Comments on “Svizzera 240: House Tour

    1. Ryo Wazza says:
      Apr 15th, 2019  10:51 am

      Beautiful both the typeface and the publication!

    2. Apr 16th, 2019  1:12 pm

      Thank you Ryo, glad to hear :)

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