Legislating Architecture Schweiz

Legislating Architecture Schweiz
 

The Berlin-based ar­chi­tect Arno Bran­dl­hu­ber and his team doc­u­ment 17 ref­er­en­dums on ar­chi­tec­tural is­sues in Switzer­land since the early 1980s. The small-for­mat, black-and-white soft­cover im­pres­sively han­dles a wide range of texts and vi­su­als that have been de­lib­er­ately treated to give them the feel­ing of archival ma­te­ri­als. Cam­paign posters, his­tor­i­cal pho­tographs and other items, with any colour re­moved, are pre­sented singly or in pairs on a page, with­out com­men­tary, their size ad­justed to the uni­form type area. Be­tween them are ex­cerpts from draft laws, ref­er­en­dum pro­pos­als and brochures. Every­thing is read­able and recog­nis­able at first glance - vital in a po­lit­i­cal cam­paign - while the page head­ers en­sure the reader al­ways knows which vote is being re­ferred to. The jux­ta­po­si­tion of di­ver­gent voices un­der­scores the com­plex­ity of the topic, while the loose se­quence of var­i­ous im­ages, texts and com­bi­na­tions of the two raises fur­ther ques­tions about the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the writ­ten medium of the law and the vi­sual medium of ar­chi­tec­ture.

Autor(en)/Auteur(s)/Author(s)
Arno Brandlhuber, Christopher Roth, Berlin (DE); Antonia Steger, Zürich
Herausgeber/Editeur(s)/Editor(s)
Fredi Fischli, Zürich; Niels Olsen, Zürich
Gestaltung/Graphisme/Design
Teo Schifferli, Zürich, assisted by Thomas Petitand
Druck/Impression/Printing
PRINT IT, Gargždai (LI)
Verlag/Publication/Publisher
STUDIOLO / Edition Patrick Frey, Zürich
ISBN
978-3-906803-14-2
Format
185 × 115 × 22