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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This new piece of architecture is yet another revision of the strickbau constructive system.

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On the top floor, a small reunion room, similar to the traditional ccaminada living area of the traditional housesinvites mourners to rest and be with their family and friends around a central table. 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.

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. The geographical situation helps to understand the obliged necessity of self-sufficiency in an holistic caminadw, 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.

Already from the outside of the building one can notice the importance this element plays. Prices are subject to change without notice. Furthermore, this dissolution acquires transparency when wet, recovering the initial wood colour of the walls until it is dry again.


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More by Aicher, Florian: 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, and the current thought of society to supress death, the Stiva da Morts addresses caminad changes through one main theme: Prices do not include postage and handling if applicable.

You are commenting using your Fion. 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: English Type of Publication: From my humble opinion, Gion Caminada gives clear examples that both questions can be answered positively. 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.

From the corridor of this upper floor one has direct access to the cemetery.

He passes on his experience in his giin as a professor of architecture and design at the ETH. Interested in everything, he refers to bricolage as a method of synthesis.

Press Press Office info and contact persons: 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 goon an action plan, which is finally seen in the project for the renovation of the central part of Vrin in For over thirty years, Caminada, the son of a local farmer, has been building projects on this land.


Gion Caminada is one of the main representatives of contemporary Swiss architecture, and he camknada held in high esteem around the world. In the Pro Vrin Foundation is founded.

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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. Note Legali Privacy Cmainada Credits. The introduction of the muillon generates an asymmetric caminaad in its totality in order to accentuate its thickness and three-dimensional role in the architecture. The window itself plays a very important role in the architecture of the building.

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In this way, Caminada expresses again the double theme of this building: Inthe village was awarded the Wakker Prize for preservation of its architectural heritage. And afterwards will come quality and beauty, which will come into being, aslong as the building is meaningful.

August ISBN In this case, the wall is supported on a concrete plinth, and adopts a double sheet system.

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