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Montage of 6 landscape photographs of interior and exterior architectural structures, Pavillon Le Corbusier Zurich in white font.

Pavillon Le Corbusier Zurich

The Restoration of an Architectural Jewel

Edited by City of Zurich - Building Surveyor's Office
Edited by Silvio Schmed
Edited by Arthur Ruegg
Photographs by Geor Aerni


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  • Documents the restoration of Le Corbusier's exhibition pavilion in Zurich, his last realised design
  • Features previously unpublished historic images as well as newly commissioned photographs of the restored building by distinguished Swiss photographer Georg Aerni
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Situated on the shore of the Lake Zurich, Le Corbusier’s exhibition pavilion is his last realised design. Based on his Modulor proportional system and at the scale of a single-family home, it demonstrates the potential of prefabricated elements to form a perfect space for art and design. Commissioned in 1960 by Heidi Weber, Zurich-based gallery owner and patron of Le Corbusier the visual artist, this structure in steel and glass represents pivotal aspects of his architectural philosophy and also points to the future.

Architects Silvio Schmed and Arthur Rüegg have carefully restored the Pavillon Le Corbusier to its original state, including the reconstruction of missing pieces of furniture and luminaires. This book documents their research and the restored building, featuring previously unpublished historic photographs and documents alongside newly commissioned images by Georg Aerni.

About the Author
Silvio Schmed is a Zurich-based architect and interior designer and has realised numerous restorations and reconstructions of historic and modern architectural monuments in Switzerland. Arthur Rüegg is a Zurich-based architect, professor emeritus of architecture and construction at ETH Zurich, and an expert on Le Corbusier. He frequently collaborates with Silvio Schmed on restorations and reconstructions of Swiss architectural monuments.
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Scheidegger & Spiess
17th Dec 2019
World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
280 mm x 230 mm
88 Pages
85 color, 19 b&w
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