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Peter Zumthor: Zinc Mine Museum Project, Norway
"For the past 12 years, the Pritzker laureate has been working on a cluster of museum buildings that lead to a disused zinc mine in a remote part of Norway. Icon visited the construction site, and the architect’s Swiss studio, to learn why the project has taken so long and how it’s edging towards completion"
Peter Zumthor (1992)
Foto: Hans-Peter Seiffert
Peter and Annalisa Zumthor in 1986:
FLTR: Walter Bieler, Rudolf Fontana, Annalisa Zumthor, Peter Calonder, Peter Zumthor, Hansjörg Ruch, Valentin Bearth und Hannes Gruber.
House Zumthor Haldenstein - Garden View from the ‘Stube’
© Damir Fabijanić
© Christian Beutler/Keystone
Zumthors employee Kollár Bence tells a Hungarian Architecture Page about his work in the office. You can see a few interesting photos from the studio, and Models of projects that have not yet been built or published, for example The Novartis Learning Center, the Türmlihus in Leis, and the Secular Retreat in Devon.
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Werkraumhaus Bregenzerwald - Peter Zumthor

Photo: Adolph Bereuter

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In case you missed it live, we now have the full video of Michael Govan’s conversation with Peter Zumthor from earlier this week. In this talk Govan and Zumthor cover a handful of the architect’s prior projects—including his museums in Bregenz and Cologne, a collaboration with Louise Bourgeois at the edge of the Arctic Circle, and an as-yet unrealized building designed to house a single sculpture by Walter De Maria.

Following that, the two get into the ideas behind Zumthor’s design for a proposed building at LACMA—which would be the first building in the U.S. for the Pritzker Prize-winning architect.

You can see more images of the new building here or, even better, come to LACMA and see the (six-ton!) model up close. Trust me when I say the photographs do not do it justice. Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA is open to members starting today, and opens to the public on Sunday.

LACMA’s future unfurls in Peter Zumthor’s design
Critic’s notebook: The architect’s preliminary design, an undulating building dubbed ‘the Black Flower,’ marks an ambitious step for director Michael Govan and L.A. architecture.
"Zumthor on the Bench"
Happy 70th Birthday Peter Zumthor !
Happy 70th Birthday Peter Zumthor !

Werkraumhaus Andelsbuch - Construction Progress