Forty models from the studio of the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor are on view until 16 September 2023 in a building he himself designed, the Werkraum Haus in Andelsbuch (Austria), built with the participation of local artisans. The exhibition is curated by the Finnish architect Hannele Grönlund, in collaboration with Zumthor.
Spread out within a 700-square-meter space, the large models – including very new ones and some never shown before in public – are arranged in a way that they speak for themselves, needing no explanations or commentaries. Visitors can thus dive into each work’s distinctive atmosphere, which neither plans nor digital imaging methods would be capable of conveying. Through the models one can visualize or at least envision the palpable presence of materials, colors, superficial textures, volumes, and proportions, all of which converge in a unified whole born out of artisanship.