Architektur der Sehnsucht

Reto Gadola, ed.
Architektur der Sehnsucht
20 Schweizer Ferienhäuser aus dem 20. Jahrhundert

2013. 22.7 x 28.7 cm, softcover with flap
172 pages, 336 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-322-0
CHF 48.00 / EUR 45.00

Contributions by Reto Gadola, Bettina Köhler, Gerold Kunz, Beatrice Schumacher, Klaus Spechtenhauser, Sebastian Weinhardt
Designed by Philippe Mouthon


A holiday home offers space for dreams, adventure, peace and inspiration. The leisure architecture presented, embedded in the most beautiful regions of Switzerland, was created between 1920 and 1980. They originate from classical modernism, the further construction in the run-up to the Second World War, the post-war period and the burgeoning post-modernism. Many of its builders are renowned architects such as Alfred Roth, Lux Guyer or Rudolf Olgiati. But the selected houses also include little-known gems and architectural surprises.