Gion A. Caminada. Area Map of Caminada’s Works in Switzerland. Vrin. Stiva da morts. Telephone Box. Caminada House. Vrin Village Office. Vrin Multipurpose. It makes no sense to talk about Gion A. Caminada (*Vrin, ) without talking about his precedents and his environment. Coming from the. Gion A. Caminada has produced architectural work in Surselva, Grisons that is unique in being directly determined by the ecological, geographical and.

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More by Aicher, Florian: Caminada stands up to this task through a sensible but yet powerful architecture, where all elements, from the tiniest detail to the volumetric approach, gain their own significance.

Gion A. Caminada. On the path to building

Leave a Comment Cancel reply Enter your comment here Tue – Sun 10 am – 6 pm Fri – Sat until 29 Sept. Specialist Text Keyword s: Focusing on place, he strengthens difference in order to register and respect separate identities. Furthermore, this dissolution acquires transparency when wet, recovering the initial wood colour of the walls until it is dry again.

For over thirty years, Caminada, the son of a local farmer, has been building projects on this land.

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Based on his buildings and projects, the exhibition shows how Gion Caminada approaches and prepares planning processes by doing basic socio-economic research and thus solving architectural problems analytically at first. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Email required Address never made public. The geographical situation helps to understand the obliged necessity of self-sufficiency in an holistic way, through the promotion of the local activities over tourism — a classical get-away for little mountain villages that usually ends up generating strong external dependencies — and the utilization of their own resources — acting with what they have and not with what is needed.


Press Press Office info and contact persons: It is a house fort he living in ordert o remember the dead, so it is built with wood, a material related tot the secular world, in contrast to the stone used in the sacred buildings.

Share this page on. Understanding the change of paradigm on the matter of death; the traditional 3 day mourning period before the final good-bye in the private house of the vriners and the discomfort this tradition generates, and the current thought of society to supress death, the Stiva da Morts addresses this changes through one main theme: My Content 1 Recently viewed 1 Gion A.

This believe is translated on a continuous struggle for investigating and rethinking the native constructive systems. User Account Log in Register Help. Vrin is a former municipality at the end of the Val Lumnezia Valley of Light in romanch. Notify me of new posts via email. He is able to analyse a traditional house in order to establish what is the basic idea behind it and how it is different from todays needs and which are the core elements that cannot be touched.

Therefore we would like to draw your attention to our House Rules. This new piece of architecture is yet another revision of the strickbau constructive system. In the same manner, one can see the clear confidence Caminada places on the influence of the vernacular constrictive culture on the economical and social growth of the village.


Note Legali Privacy Caminaea Credits. This situation brought Vrin and ist neighbouring villages a great importance directly related to the trading routes established back then.

Gion A. Caminada

Prices do not include postage and handling if applicable. Is it possible to have meaningful architecture in this globalised world? A few years after finishing his studies, in the late 70s, he establishes his own studio camianda the same village where he was raised as a child: In the exterior, the larch wood walls are tainted vaminada a dissolution of lime soaked with buttermilk, whitening cqminada whole surface and relating it with the church right next to it.

Florian Aicherarchitect and publicist, Rotis. Prices are subject to change without notice. In this illustrated interview Gion Caminada tells of his path to building, of old villages, of working together with engaged citizens, and of the ideas that drive him forward in life.

These buildings are built with heavy whitened masonry walls, showing a great contrast with the rest of elements in game and their timeless presence.

Personale gives an overview of the complete works of Gion Caminada and grants insight into his main concepts of town planning and environmental protection. English Type of Publication: On the path to building A conversation about architecture with Florian Aicher.

Caminadaarchitect and professor Hion, Zurich.