Villa Garbald. 
Gottfried Semper – Miller & Maranta

Sonja Hildebrand, ed.
Villa Garbald
Gottfried Semper – Miller & Maranta

2nd edition (revised and expanded) 2015
23 x 27 cm, softcover with dust jacket
144 pages, 152 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-345-9
CHF 65.00 / EUR 62.00

Forewords by Vreni Müller-Hemmi and Quintus Miller
Contributions by Annemarie Bucher, Rino Fontana, Sonja Hildebrand, Werner Oechslin, Jürg Ragettli, Martin Tschanz, Stefanie Wettstein, John Ziesemer
With photographs by Ruedi Walti
Designed by Bernet & Schönenberger


In 1862 and 1863 Gottfried Semper designed and built an Italian country house in Schinkel’s style in Castasegna on the Swiss border with Italy for the Bergell customs director Agostino Garbald and his wife, the poet Silvia Andrea. In 2002, the Basel architectural firm Miller & Maranta won the competition for the restoration, conversion and extension of the villa, which is now used as a think tank, a seminar centre for the ETH and the University of Zurich as well as other groups from the fields of education and business.
For the new edition of the publication, the first edition of which has been out of print for years, the texts were adapted to the current state of information.