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Stone structure, mountainous landscape behind, Ruch & Partner Architects 1994-2016 Close-up in white font above

Close-up - Ruch & Partner Architects 1994-2016

Edited by Hans-Joerg Ruch


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  • Documents the complete work to date of Swiss firm Ruch & Partner Architects
  • Features all of their buildings and projects, including the famous interventions in historic houses in the Engadine
  • Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs throughout and with selected plans
  • Beautiful present for architecture lovers and anyone with an interest in historic houses
Full Description

In 2006, the book Historic Houses in the Engadin: Architectural Interventions by Hans-Jörg Ruch brought the name and work of this Swiss architect to international attention. His new book, with equally opulent design and again lavishly illustrated, now documents the entire range of his achievements over nearly twenty-five years. His oeuvre comprises private houses and multi-unit residential buildings, public buildings such as museums or libraries, as well as infrastructure designs. A focus of the firm’s work is the rebuilding and restoration of existing and in particular of historic buildings. Close-up – Ruch & Partner Architects 1994-2016 features all of the firm’s realised buildings and projects to date, including the restored historic houses in the Engadine with the careful and sensitive contemporary interventions that made his name internationally known. Each is presented with atmospheric photographs and selected plans that demonstrate the firm’s approach and concepts and with a concise text. A topical essay on Ruch’s architecture in context with his biography and the surrounding Swiss mountain landscape.

About the Author

Hans-Jörg Ruch graduated in architecture from ETH Zurich in 1971 and obtained a Master's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute PRI in Troy, NY, in 1973. After working for various Swiss firms, he established his own studio in St. Moritz in 1997, operating as Ruch & Partner Architects since 2010.

Scheidegger & Spiess
19th Nov 2018
World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
295 mm x 275 mm
424 Pages
300 color, 250 b&w
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