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About this talk

Running time: 28 minutes

Swiss architect Pascal Flammer worked in the office of Valerio Olgiati before establishing his own practice in 2005. He has won a number of national and international awards, including the Swiss Art Award and the Weissenhof Architecture Award. Currently visiting lecturer at Princeton, he has also taught at Harvard and the ETH Z├╝rich.

In this talk, he discusses the house in rural Switzerland he designed for his own family. House In Balsthal (2014) provides for two different ways of experiencing the landscape: at ground floor level, a visceral connection to the surrounding nature, created by a low ceiling and continuous windows; at first floor level, a sense of detached observation.

Flammer also explores his changing design approach from a reliance on systems to composition, and his unconventional approach to teaching his studies at Princeton and Harvard.

Recorded in London in September 2018.

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Pascal Flammer


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