LECTURE RECORDED ON MAY 28TH 2020
Architecture by Buchner Bründler is distinguished by a dialogue with the place. Buildings respond to context and extend it by developing existing structures further. The Volta Zentrum – a residential and commercial building – for instance revitalised a part of the city through its polymorphism induced by the urban environment. The Hotel Nomad endows an historic facade with an imposing presence. Respect for an ancient farmhouse in Linescio resulted in a house within a house. In the case of the extension of the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, an assertive construction actually softens its impact on the existing building stock by commencing below ground.