Date : Wednesday, November 24, 2010 to Thursday, February 3, 2011 Mo-Fr 8 a.m.-10 p.m., closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
Location : ARchENA, HIL, Hönggerberg, ETH Zürich
Opening: Tuesday, 23 November 2010, 6 p.m.
Auditorium E4, Hönggerberg, ETH Zurich
The exhibition features an installation, into which visitors can enter, with picture collages and models of five residential and two public buildings by the architects Andreas Fuhrimann and Gabrielle Hächler. Despite their various internal layouts and façade designs, the seven constructions
display similarities to those who know where to look for them, including an unpretentious but visually sophisticated materialization and fluid suites of rooms. The works are exemplary of Fuhrimann and Hächler’s quest for non-perfection and impurity combined with an exceptionally controlled and conceptually painstaking architecture. Created with a careful sense of both their real and their cultural contexts, their space-allocation requirements, their form and architectural expression and their demands on users’ perception, the buildings deploy cost-effective methods while featuring sensual planes, and thus unite low-budget construction with high-end quality. Andreas Fuhrimann and Gabrielle Hächler studied architecture at ETH in Zurich and have run their own firm in that same city since 1995.
The show is accompanied by a publication, What Anchors a House in Itself, which documents a range of projects by the architects and is available during the exhibition’s run at the gta.
An exhibition by the Institute gta in collaboration with Fuhrimann Hächler, Zurich
What Anchors a House in Itself
Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler
Lars Müller Publishers 2010