Skip to main content Peter Zumthor. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. Peter Zumthor is a Swiss architect renowned for his uncompromising and minimalist style. With over 50 years of experience and being awarded the Pritzker Prize for Architecture in , Zumthor is considered to be one of the most extraordinary and controversial architects working today. He has written numerous books, including Atmospheres , A Feeling of History , and Thinking Architecture
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I remember the sound of the gravel under my feet, the soft gleam of the waxed oak staircase, I can hear the heavy front door closing behind me as I walk along the dark corridor and enter the kitchen, the only really brightly lit room in the house. It has a special physical relationship with life. I do not think of it primarily as either a message or a symbol, but as an envelope and background for life which goes on in and around it, a sensitive container for the rhythm of footsteps on the floor, for the concentration of work, for the silence of sleep.
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Zumthor was born in Basel, Switzerland. His father was a cabinet-maker, which exposed him to design from an early age and he later became an apprentice for a carpenter in He studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule arts and crafts school in his native city starting in In , Zumthor studied industrial design and architecture as an exchange student at Pratt Institute in New York. As his practice developed, Zumthor was able to incorporate his knowledge of materials into Modernist construction and detailing. His buildings explore the tactile and sensory qualities of spaces and materials while retaining a minimalist feel.