Interviews

EMMANUEL PETIT

Interview by Cameron McEwan | October 2014
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Emmanuel Petit is an architect, writer, and teacher. He is editor of Philip Johnson: The Constancy of Change and is the editor of Schlepping through Ambivalence: Writings on an American Architectural Condition, a book of Stanley Tigerman’s collected essays. Petit … +

DIRK VAN DEN HEUVEL

Interview by Samuel Penn | October 2014
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Dirk van den Heuvel is associate professor at TU Delft. His expertise is in the field of postwar modern architecture. His output includes ‘Team 10 – In Search of a Utopia of the Present’ and ‘Alison and Peter Smithson – … +

SVEN-OLOV WALLENSTEIN

Interview by Penny Lewis | October 2014
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Sven-Olov Wallenstein is Professor of Philosophy at Södertörn University, Stockholm. His research interests include aesthetic theory, Modernism in the arts and architecture, German Idealism, phenomenology, and modern philosophies of desire, power, and subjectivity. Since 2001 he has been editor-in chief … +

NEIL GILLESPIE

Interview by Samuel Penn | March 2014
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Neil Gillespie is in the vanguard of a new Scottish architecture intent on bringing vitality to its designs – while at the same time adding an international dimension to Scottish architecture. The work of Reiach and Hall, has a diversity … +

MARCEL MEILI

Interview by Samuel Penn | July 2013
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Marcel Meili studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic (ETH Zurich) (1973-1980). In 1987, he formed an office in Zurich together with Markus Peter. He has taught as a visiting professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and since 1999 … +

LUIGI SNOZZI

Interview by Penny Lewis | May 2013
Kindly translated from Italian by Jenny Dubowitz and Daniel Serafimovski
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Luigi Snozzi is one of the most influential architects, city planners and teachers in Ticino, Switzerland. Born in 1932 in Mendrisio, Switzerland, he studied with Livio Vacchini and Aurelio Galfetti at the ETH Zürich, and started his architectural practice in … +

JONATHAN SERGISON

Interview by Samuel Penn | October 2012
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Jonathan Sergison graduated from the Architectural Association in 1989 and established Sergison Bates Architects with Stephen Bates in 1996. He has taught at a number of schools of architecture, including the AA in London, as a visiting Professor at ETH … +

PETER MÄRKLI

Interview by Samuel Penn | January 2012
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Peter Märkli was born in in Zürich in 1953. After secondary school he studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). While studying there he became acquainted with the sculptor Hans Josephson and the architect Rudolf Olgiati who … +

ANDREA DEPLAZES

Interview by Samuel Penn | January 2012
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Andrea Deplazes studied architecture at the ETH in Zürich and graduated in 1988 under Fabio Reinhart. In the same year he founded the architectural firm Bearth + Deplazes Architekten AG with Valentin Bearth. He is an active member of the … +

CHRISTOPH GANTENBEIN

Interview by Samuel Penn | January 2012
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Christoph Gantenbein established Christ & Gantenbein with Emanuel Christ in 1998. Together with their four associates and a team of 35 architects, they work on a wide range of projects: from private assignments, renovation of historic buildings to housing, office … +

BEAT CONSONI

Interview by Samuel Penn | January 2011
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Beat Consoni is the principal of Beat Consoni Architects in St.Gallen and is the chairman of the Association of Swiss Architects (BSA) in the North-East Region of Switzerland. He is currently a professor at the Swiss University of Applied Science … +

PASCAL FLAMMER AND RAPHAEL ZUBER

Interview by Samuel Penn | January 2011
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Pascal Flammer studied architecture at the ETH Zurich, Lausanne and TU Delft and traveled extensively in Europe, South America as well as the Middle and Far East. He opened his practice in 2005. Pascal gained his experience through his time … +