Monday, April 13, 2009

Peter Zumthor

The Pritzker Architecture Prize, the most prestigious honor in the field, will go this year to Peter Zumthor of Switzerland.

Peter Zumthor is a legendary figure among leading contemporary architects, both for the quality of his work and for his aura of mystery and inaccessibility. Born in 1943 in Basel, Zumthor studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule and at the Pratt Institute in New York but since graduating he has preferred to live and work in a ravishingly beautiful part of Switzerland near Chur in Canton Graubunden.

Sketch by Zumthor.

Slideshow N.Y.T.

Upper photograph: The Royal Academy of Arts


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