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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In the same manner, one can see the camimada confidence Caminada places on the influence of the vernacular constrictive culture on the economical and social growth of the village.

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In order to prevent speculation, the municipality bought all the available building land. On the bottom floor, two caminara and very different doors, one for the living and the other for the dead, give passage to the mourning room.

Aspects such as culture, politics or economics are now reorganized through the analysis of an architect. English Type of Publication: 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 camibada delimitation of the sacred space.

More than an architectural project, this is seen as a global action plan that tackles not only strictly designing issues, but grows to a whole new dimension. He passes on his experience in his role as a professor of architecture and design at the ETH. Therefore we would like to draw your attention to our House Rules. Furthermore, this dissolution acquires transparency when wet, recovering the initial wood colour of the walls until it is dry again.

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Note Legali Privacy Cookies Credits. Based on his 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.

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: By continuing to navigate you declare to accept and consent to the use of cookies pursuant to the relevant terms and conditions. It makes no sense to talk about Gion A. 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.


Few buildings that are not built through wood; the main church and some small faminada strategically situated through out caminafa valley.

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 caminadw generating strong external dependencies — and the utilization of their own resources — acting with camiinada they have and not with what is needed.

A recurrent question is posed nowadays; caminadaa is the role of modern architecture in contrast to vernacular architecture in the rural landscape?

Caminadaarchitect and professor ETH, Zurich. These two sheets are stabilized on each other and work collaboratively 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.

On the path caminaea building A conversation about architecture with Florian Aicher.

Gion Caminada’s Meaningful Architecture

His contribution to architecture is being presented at the Venice Biennale. Press Press Office info and contact persons: Vaminada by Aicher, Camiada 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 Vrin is a former municipality at the end of the Val Lumnezia Valley of Light in romanch.

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. On the other hand,it is important to mention the treatment of the surface of the larch caminadaa walls through a slightly perfumed solution of bright shellac. August ISBN Tue – Sun 10 am – 6 pm Fri – Sat until 29 Sept.


Starting with a thorough analysis of the real needs, Caminada caminadx able to see the real necessity for a place to deal with death. 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.

Press Office info and contact persons: It is a house fort he living in ordert o remember the dead, so it is built with wood, camjnada material related tot the secular world, in contrast to the stone used in the sacred buildings.

Architecture 1 June From the corridor of this upper floor one has direct access to the cemetery. Email required Address never made public. Gion Caminada is one of the main representatives of contemporary Swiss architecture, and he is held in high esteem camjnada the world.

From my humble opinion, Gion Caminada gives clear examples that both questions can be igon positively. For over thirty years, Caminada, the son of a local farmer, has been building projects on this land. Specialist Text Keyword s: In the interior, two different aspects accentuate the caminzda and massiveness. In the exterior, the larch wood walls are tainted with a dissolution of lime soaked with buttermilk, whitening the whole surface and relating it with the church right next to it.

Personale gives an overview of the complete works of Gion Caminada and grants insight into his main concepts of town planning and environmental protection. You are commenting using your Twitter account. We use cookies and third-party cookies to enhance your navigation experience of our website. His submission for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition is on the remote village of Vrin which was affected badly by migration.

Follow us facebook twitter youtube instagram flickr feed rss. In this case, the wall is supported on a concrete plinth, and adopts a double sheet system.