Zumthor in Mexico - Swiss Architects in Mexico
|Author:||Pedro Reyes + Krieger Peter|
In 2017, as part of the MEXTR POLI Festival, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor (born 1943) was invited to Mexico City to participate in a series of public discussions about architecture and the city. Zumthor in Mexico, the first publication in Arquine's new Swiss Architects in Mexico series, collects the architect's Mexico City conversations in a handsome volume, featuring edited transcriptions of Zumthor's talks with journalist Nicol s Alvarado, artist Pedro Reyes and architects Tatiana Bilbao, Gloria Cabral and Rozana Montiel, among others. In these lively interviews, Zumthor explains his personal approach to architecture as it applies to a wide range of subjects, such as: where design ideas come from, how ideas move from conceptualization to materialization, the importance of the landscape and the natural environment to design and his sense of the responsibility of the architect in the present.