Marcel Meili, Markus Peter 1987–2008

This book is the first comprehensive monograph dedicated to the works of the Swiss architectural firm, Meili Peter Architects.

 

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Title Information

Contributions by Jürg Conzett, Hermann Czech, Heinrich Helfenstein, Adolf Krischanitz, Josep Lluís Mateo

1st edition

, 2008

Hardback

512 pages, 330 color and 381 b/w illustrations, 224 plans

20 x 27.5 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-714-3

Content

Marcel Meili (*1953) and Markus Peter (*1957) are two of the leading architects in Switzerland, and this book is the first comprehensive monograph on the works of their architectural firm, Meili Peter Architects.

Urban planning and complex constructive solutions are at the heart of every Meili Peter project, and this volume presents the numerous buildings created by the pair, as well as unrealized projects, concepts, and ideas. Text, images, plans, and drawings are featured for each building, including the Helvetia Patria insurance headquarters in Milan; Swiss Re’s Center for Global Dialogue in Rüschlikon; the Park Hyatt Zürich; the Swiss College of Timber Industry in Biel/Bienne; and the masterplan and headquarters for Süddeutscher Verlag in Munich. Essays by renowned architects—including Jürg Conzett from Switzerland, Hermann Czech and Adolf Krischanitz from Austria, and Josep Lluís Mateo from Spain—discuss the aesthetic philosophy and impact of Meili Peter buildings.
Marcel Meili, Markus Peter 1987–2008 chronicles in detail the philosophy of a successful modern European architecture firm and is an informative resource for architects and urban planners alike.

 

Marcel Meili, Markus Peter1987–2008 received an award from Stiftung Buchkunst in the 2008 competition Most Beautiful Books from Germany. It was also a nominee for the 2009 German Design Award.

 

Designed by Ludovic Balland.

 

Deutsche Ausgabe
 

Authors & Editors

Jürg Conzett

Hermann Czech

, born 1936, lives and works as an architect and architectural publicist and critic in Vienna. He has taught as a visiting professor at University of Applied Arts Vienna, (1985–86), Harvard Graduate School of Design (1988–89 and 1993–94), ETH Zurich (2004–07), and Technische Universität Wien (2008–09), and has published widely.

Heinrich Helfenstein

Adolf Krischanitz

, born 1946, studied architecture at Vienna University of Technology. He was a co-founder of Missing Link architectural cooperative in 1970 and established his own firm in Vienna in 1979. He hast taught at Technische Universität München 1988–89 and as a Professor for Design and Urban Regeneration at University of the Arts Berlin 1992–2011.

Josep Lluís Mateo

, born 1949, runs his own studio mateoarquitectura in Barcelona and is a professor for architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich).

Marcel Meili

Markus Peter