A Tropical House. The Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi

Bruno Maurer (Hg.)

A Tropical House
The Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi

2014. 22 x 31 cm, Hardcover
204 Seiten, 186 Abbildungen
ISBN 978-3-85676-326-8
68.00 CHF / 64.00 EUR

Vorwort von Didier Burkhalter
Beiträge von Anupam Bansal, Linus von Castelmur, Ariel Huber, Bruno Maurer, Marc Perrenoud, Arthur Rüegg, Walter Rüegg, Sara Zeller
Fotografien von Ariel Huber

The Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi, opened in 1963, is an outstanding example of prestige Swiss architecture and Swiss–Indian collaboration. The Embassy building by Hans Hofmann and Walter Rüegg, and the Staff Quarters by Achyut Kanvinde and Shaukat Rai in the Embassy compound, show a deep engagement with local cultural, constructional and climatic conditions. The lavishly illustrated book, displays the planning and construction history, as well as the political and cultural context.