Author(s): Giorgio Azzariti
This publication is the outcome of the 2018 graduation dissertation of Italian architect Giorgio Azzariti. His research focuses on the Swiss architect Peter Märkli, and is divided across four sections: Journey, Imaginary, Language, and Reality. Märkli’s work does not fall easily into the customary narrative of Swiss architecture at the close of the 20th century, and even less so at the beginning of the 21st. Azzariti connects the markers of Märkli’s referential field, tracing a palpable process of “maturation” in the architect’s cryptic work. Part architectural analysis, part travelogue, it attempts to linke the geographic and biographical in the evolution of a unique and intensely personal trajectory.